And Then There Was Carter

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As I am short on time and this is the story of Carter’s arrival into the world that I wrote last year, I thought I would reblog this. Today Carter turns a whole hand old – the big 05! Happy birthday my sweet and amazing boy. You have personality in spades and a heart of gold. You melt this mother’s heart…

Originally posted on Shoes On The Wrong Feet:

Four years ago, 2 hours and 14 minutes shy of Mother’s Day, Carter was born.  He took one look around, expressed his distaste for the cold bright world he was born into by crying about it and then promptly peed all over the doctor.

He was four pounds four ounces and seventeen inches long, born at the gestational age of thirty-one weeks and six days.  To us he was a big baby, weighing twice as much as his brother Cody’s birth weight and was an additional three inches longer.

Due to Cody’s very early arrival, my pregnancy with Carter was treated as high risk.  I was placed on “modified” bed rest.  I was told to do as little as possible.  I should limit my walking.  I should not lift anything over five pounds.  I should not vacuum (hooray!)  Most of this was very hard to do (giving up vacuuming…

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I am a blogger, a former microbiologist, a stay at home mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to And Then There Was Carter

  1. mimijk says:

    Happy Birthday Carter!!! I know I speak for all of your friends and followers when I say, we’re so glad he’s here and part of such a loving family!! Celebrate the big 5 and have fun!

    • shoes says:

      Mimi – you are so very sweet. I thank you for all your kind comments, support during my rough spots, and the inspiration you share with us all both in your comments and on your blog.

      Carter is fired up! We just got back from shopping for items needed for the big party tomorrow. At his request we are doing an ice cream sundae party – sprinkles, sauces, and whipping cream oh my! :-) He is really liking this birthday thing.

      • mimijk says:

        That sounds awesome!! Sounds like the perfect party for someone who is now one hand old!! And no thanks needed – it’s been a pleasure to be able to offer any support one can in cyber-space! Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. I mentioned your blog in my most recent post. Check it out. I hope you like it.

    • shoes says:

      Thanks for the mention! I tried several times to leave you a comment but kept getting this error message:

      Spam Free WordPress could not retrieve the password from the server. It may be necessary to do one, or all, of the following. Turn on the Old Password Fields option, turn off Nonce Security, or to turn on Generate Comment Form.

      I have no idea what all that means. Since I am a dork and was able to hit the back button, I copied and saved my comment so I can try to leave it again later. Let me know if you get this fixed (assuming it is something with your anti spam plugin) and I will try to leave my comment again. :-)

  3. Nancy says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to Carter! :)

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