Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Carter!!

I can't believe my Carter is 8! 8 going on 21! My crazy, yet loving boy, he has the whole package!
His birth story is quite funny (please don't judge me, my pregnancy hormones made me crazy)
Carter was a surprise baby. Tanner was only 7 months old when I found out I was pregnant. Needless to say I freaked out a bit! Not only did I not want to be pregnant a second summer in a row, when I found out he was another boy, I really freaked out! I didn't want him. I wouldn't name him, and I never talked about the baby growing inside me. All I knew was that I was going to be having another boy, when I wanted a little girl sooo bad!
He made his entrance so fast, barely after Halloween! I made it to the hospital just in time, no time for an epidural, and he hasn't stopped since! He was potty trained at a year, riding a two wheeler at two, and ready for kindergarten at 3!
My only baby that had hardly any hair, he now has a beautiful head of long, blond hair! He had a perfectly round face with no marks, he was gorgeous. I was instantly in love!



Jaxson wasn't my first experience with hospitals. Carter was found to have asthma at just 7 months old. He was hospitalized 3 times in his first year. His last hospitalization was when Jax was a baby, they ended up there together with RSV!


Carter was athletic pretty much since birth! He always loved baseball, and now plays on competitive teams with 9 years, at just 7 years old.

I call Carter my student body president! Everyone at his school knew him when he started kindergarten. He talks to anyone, and is friendly to all. Teachers adore him, and girls follow him around. He lets other kids that are not as athletic go before him, and he helps other kids that are having trouble! Special needs is his specialty. He can pick someone in need out of a large crowd. At school his class helps the preschool, where of course he picked out the little Down syndrome boy to mentor. Carter is the kind of kid that you will see on TV when he gets older. He is the type that wants to change the world!
My only kid that will ride roller coasters with me. This picture is my favorite. He did beautifully at pretending to be asleep with us for the picture!
He is the most excited of all my boys to bring his baby sister home. He will probably drive me crazy, wanting to do everything for her when she gets home!


Happy happy birthday to my sweet boy! I know one day you will change the world, like you have changed mine already!!

19 comments:

The VW's said...

Man, he was the cutest baby! Happy Birthday Carter!! Have a great day celebrating you! I bet you can't wait to get a little sister for your birthday! Hugs!!!

Suzie said...

What a wonderful tribute for a wonderful boy! Happy Birthday Carter!!! Can't wait for you to be able to hold your baby sister in your arms. You will be an amazing big brother to her just like you are to Jaxson =)

Holly W said...

I love that pic of you all sleeping on the coaster! Hilarious!

Junior said...

Happy Birthday Carter

Rochelle said...

Happy 8th birthday Carter! Hope it is a great day & year for you!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Carter! Hope you have a great day.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!!Carter. Lacey that was so beautifully said.

Becca said...

Happy Birthday, Carter! I loved this post, Lacey, and the look into the extraordinary life of another one of your handsome boys! Potty trained at 1??? Omg.

Alison said...

Happy birthday Carter - I hope he has a great day.

Cammie Heflin said...

Happy Birthday Carter!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Sweet Carter, I wish you the best birthday ever! You are finally getting your baby sister, and I imagine Mom is going to have to fight you over who gets to hold her the most. :) You are a sweet and kind boy. I am lucky to know you.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Carter!! You know how much we love you and everything your mom said about you is true. You are one in a million and the most friendliest kid I know. I can't wait to see you with Arina and also can't wait for you to come play with Ella again!! Hope you have a great day!!

Angi said...

Beautiful. Lacey you are a lucky mommy, wife and friend!

Bugg's mama said...

Happy Birthday to your big boy! Love his freckles!

And Jax's costume is hilarious and adorable! Can't wait to see a cute little girl with them in the pictures!

Love, Bree

Shelly Turpin said...

Ahh....what a wonderful tribute. Happy birthday Carter!

MichelleH said...

What a wonderful story, Lacey! Everything you wrote about him I could say about my Kellen, too - and he also has a full head of blonde hair and a cute little freckled nose! I love your honesty about your feelings. As always - pure admiration for you!

Love and hugs,
Michelle

Michelle said...

He is one of the greatest kids I have ever known...I love that boy! All of your boys have made this world better! Happy Birthday Carter! We love you!!

Melissa M said...

Happy Birthday Carter!!

He is such a cutie, and I do love his hair now. :)

Deqlan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARTER HOPE ITS A GREAT DAY!YOU ARE AN AMAZING BROTHER! LOVE MARK SAMM DEQLAN LOGAN