If you are reading this through google reader then the date is not going to say May 5, 2010. I am very behind on blogging so I am cheating and back dating my post.
Carter turned the big 5 years today. I think it's called your golden birthday when you turn the age of the day of your birth...or something like that.
Carter you were born 5 years ago today on 5-5-05. My labor with you was the best. I drove my self to the hospital and they started my pitocin at 6am. Daddy stayed with Bryson for a few hours longer and then dropped him off with our friends the Krantz's.
The doctor broke my water around 8 and then I got my epidural around 9 and then daddy showed up a little bit after. We talked about you and how excited we were to see you and on TV Disney World was celebrating it's 50th year anniversary. We talked about how we would like to go to Disney World with you boys. I had already been to Disney World but daddy and Bryson had not been yet.
My labor continued on and the nurse came in and said you would be born before noon. Daddy and I just couldn't believe it. Bryson's labor was 31 hours and yours was going to be less than 6. Sure enough around 11:30 the doctor came in and said it was time to start pushing. I pushed and you started to make your way when we lost your heart rate. They inserted a heart monitor and placed it on your head but it wasn't picking up your heart rate. Your daddy and I were very worried and were even more worried when the doctor and the nurse looked at each other and said we need to get this baby out now.
Thankfully you were alright. You were born at 11:55 weighing in at 8lbs 15oz. Daddy cut your cord and then had to step away for a few minutes and catch his breath and I grabbed the camera and started taking pictures.
You were such a good baby and you are a wonderful child. You bring us so much laughter into our home. You are always making us laugh and smile and the funny thing is you don't even have to try. You are shy around other people at first and then you open right up. Everyone that meets you once remembers your name, you just have that way with people. Kids in your class love to be around you and are always screaming...Hi Carter, or Bye Carter. I will ask you "Who is that?" and you will shrug your shoulders and say "I don't know!"
I love that you have a great imagination and that you can play by yourself. I love that when the month of May starts you think it starts your birthday. You think the whole month of May is your birthday. I love that we can still call you Carter the Farter.
Here on Kadena we only have one real American sit down restaurant. You would eat at Chili's everyday if we let you, well that and Burger King.
For your birthday today you woke up and had doughnuts for breakfast,
then you opened your presents. I took cupcakes to your school, and then Andrea(our next door neighbor) Chase and I took you to the boat races.
Andrea took you on a carnival ride, bought you a snow cone and cotton candy.
Then we took you Chili's with the Salas family. They wouldn't allow us to eat your cake there so we took it to Chris and Andrea's house and we all sang happy birthday to you, I think you had a great day.
Thank you so much for choosing us to be your parents. We love you so much, Happy Birthday Month Carter!!
You are 3 ft 9 1/4 inches, and you weigh 42 lbs.