Thursday, July 23, 2009

One Week Old - EDITED!

*I had a brain lapse and accidentally left off some important visitors that Carson had. I've edited that part.

This has been such a great week! I feel way more rested than I ever did for the first 3 months of Brody's life! Don't get me wrong..I'm tired. But nothing like I was with Brody. I didn't even want to get out of bed for days after I had Brody. However, Carson is a totally different baby. I'm thinking making it to full term made such a huge difference! He sleeps and eats so well. And when he's awake, he's so content. I'm trying not to get my hopes up that he's going to be this way forever because I know he's only a week old and things could change. But for now, its great!

There were a couple days this week that we were a little concerned bc we didn't think Carson was eating enough. He looked like he had a little bit of jaundice. He would sleep for hours and would never wake up to eat. When he did eat, he would only eat for like 5-10 minutes and be done. It scared me bc Brody did the same thing as a newborn and almost got dehydrated. So we went to see Dr. Rusty yesterday to have him checked out. We left there laughing. He does have a tiny amount of jaundice, but he was definitely eating enough! He was 8 lbs 7 oz at birth...he weighed 8 lbs 12 oz yesterday!! Apparently, he was eating like a champ those first few days in the few minutes that he was eating. He was getting so full that he just crashed and didn't need to wake up to eat every 2 hours like most babies. Dr. Rusty said do not wake this baby up to eat! Yesterday, he just naturally kicked in to a normal routine and was waking up to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours and eating for a while. And last night, I fed him when we went to bed at 11:30 and he woke up at 3:30 and not again until technically only one middle of the night feeding. It was AMAZING! I could definitely get used to this! So far, he seems to be such an easy baby. I think God knew that I might not have been able to handle another baby that was as high maintenance as Brody was.

We've had lots of visitors this week..and unfortunately, I never grabbed the camera to get photos of Carson with everyone. Not sure what I was thinking! He's already met some very important people in our lives, and still has more to come in the next few days! He's met all of his grandparents, and ALMOST all of his aunts and uncles. He'll meet Uncle Brent this weekend and hopefully he'll meet Uncle C pretty soon. Our hope group leaders, The Vandevanters, spent some time with us on Friday when we came home and Mrs. Kelli got to love all over him. Saturday morning he got to play with Asher and McKlayne when the Apels came over to visit. Kristin and David came to the hospital but they made a second stop to see him on Sunday afternoon. Sweet Andrea came over yesterday and brought him a sweet little gift. She had no idea that his room was done in cars, trucks, etc and just happened to bring him some little transportation accents for his room. It was perfect! And of course he spent some time with Caitlyn and Grant this week as well! This weekend he'll meet more great grandmothers and Uncle Brent and Cole.

Ok..I've rambled enough. Here are some pics from the week! He's changing every single day!

My favorite! Brody loves his "Bubba"

Brody likes his old baby toys.


  1. He is absolutely adorable! We can't wait to meet him!

  2. i love that dark hair. he is SUCH a cutie pie. love him!

  3. Um, I am so excited to love on these two boys this year. :) Consider me your free babysitter - anytime you need me!!

  4. Love the pictures of Brody and Carson together!

  5. He is adorable Larra! Can't wait to meet him!

  6. Carson is so precious! I am so happy for your family!


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