Sunday, May 26, 2013

Carter's Blessing day

This sweet little boy has my heart.  I love having a boy, and I feel so lucky to have such an EASY baby.  I honestly didn't know that a baby could be so good.  He sleeps well, he eats well, he smiles a lot, and he is so easy going.  Justin was able to bless Carter today in our ward. I was worried about his 6-9 month outfit being too big, but it fit his cute chubby body perfectly.  I wish I could have had a picture of everyone who was in his blessing circle, but I don't.  He had a pretty big circle: Justin Packard, Jared Taylor, Dee Packard, Gordon Packard, Mark Babcock, Adam Brower, Joe Deim, Scott Carter, Conner Packard, Ezra Robertson. After his blessing, we headed over to Justin's parents house for a BBQ.  We had a lot of friends and family able to attend.  I'm so grateful for my family and friends.  Love you all.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


My sweet little boy is already a month old! This past month has flown by.  I absolutely love having a little boy, I never knew that babies could be this good.  I love my girls, and I enjoyed them as infants, but they were hard, they wanted to be held, or bounced all the time, and they couldn't figure out night and day for several weeks.

The day of my induction, I was supposed to call the hospital at 5am, to see if they could take me in.  The cranky nurse said they were currently full, and to go back to bed, and call again at 10. I was disappointed, but I did as I was told, since my mom had stayed the night to watch the girls.I put my phone on silent, and when I woke up at 830, I had 3 missed calls and voicemails from the hospital, apparently they had an opening for me.  I got to the hospital at 845, and after all the paperwork, I was finally settled in a bed, ready to go, and feeling good.  I wasn't nervous at all because my last 2 labor and deliveries were so easy.  Around 1015, the dr broke my water, and said we were probably looking at an evening baby.  When I got to the hospital, I was only at a two, and after about an hour and half on pit, I was at a four. I decided to get an epidural soon after.. I figured if I was going to pay $1000 for an epidural, I didn't want to be in any pain for any amount of time.  My epidural was complete shortly after noon, but Carter's heart rate was being really erratic which the nurse said can be normal after the epidural, but still to be cautious, they put me on oxygen trying to regulate my blood pressure.
Haha, at least Justin was entertained by the ordeal.  By 2 pm, babies heart rate was looking more normal, but then 1/2 hr later the nurse came back in and said his heart rate was dropping again, so she checked me, and she was like oh, well that makes sense, you're ready to push! I must have had an awesome epidural, because I had no clue.  The nurse went to call the dr, and said whatever you do, don't push! So we waited, and when the dr came, I pushed once, and out was our sweet baby boy.  EASY! When we looked at him, we totally changed our minds on what his name was going to be.  We had though it was going to be Evan, but we decided to name him Carter, which had been on the bottom of our list of names. 
Carter Randon
6lbs 10 oz 18 inches long 3:04pm 2/25/13
I always pictured myself with boys, but after two girls, I wasn't sure if I would get my boy.  I was a little emotional when I first held him! I can't believe I have a boy. The hospital would not let any visitors under 18 in to visit because of how bad flu and rsv was this year, so the girls didn't get to meet him until we got home. 
They are seriously such good big sisters!
Carter's first night home was the only night that I was up in the middle of the night with him.  As of night two at home, he goes to sleep around 1030, and sleeps 3.5-5 hrs, eats, and poops, and then sleeps another 3-4 hrs.  He rarely cries, and he is a good eater.  He is such a good baby! We feel so happy and blessed to add him to our family.  I have realized more and more what a blessing children are.  Im not a perfect mom, and being a mom can be so hard and trying, but my life would be so empty without these 3.  Love them all so much.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Almost There...

Just two more days until we get to meet our baby boy.  Can't wait.  What I'm looking forward to most:

Seeing what he looks like-Justin or me? The girls favor me more than they do Justin, so Im really hoping this little guy looks like Justin.  The red hair I can take or leave, but everything else I hope Justin. :)

Im also looking forward to getting him out of me.  I constantly worry if he is moving enough.

Getting him dressed.  Since this is our first boy, I have never been able to get a boy dressed, it's just fun to do something different.

The girls meeting him for the first time.  I remember when Lexi first walked into the room to meet Roz, I got all teared up, it was such a special moment for our two kids to meet each other. Obviously Lexi is completley thrilled to meet this baby, but Roz has no clue what's going on since she just turned two...we are hoping she adjusts okay.

Im also really excited to loose the baby weight.  I miss my clothes.  It took me abour four months to loose everything with Roz, so Im giving myself 5 this time :) That gives me until mid summer.

There is a lot to enjoy about pregnancy, but my favorite part is the kicks and squirms.  I know a lot of people say it makes it harder to sleep sometimes, but I love falling asleep to it. 

I'm planning on this baby being in the 6 pound range.  I have been consistently meausuring 4 weeks behind, and have had two growth ultrasounds to make sure everything is okay, but he as far as the ultrasound goes, he is doing great, my drs aren't worried about it.  Justin is 5'5, and Im 5'1, were just not going to have huge kids. :)

I should probably post a picture of my belly before I get induced on Monday, so I guess I'll take one today, the last one I took was 17 weeks...oops :)