Saturday, July 23, 2016

Welcome to the world Mikey!

Well guess what??! I didn't stay pregnant forever!!! Last Tuesday as 12:20pm, Michael Eugene Carter arrived.  It was quite the whirlwind of events as he was born fast after induction, did a brief stint I the NICU, made it back to my room and finally home- but we are so happy he's here!!!

I'll go into more details later, but here are some pictures so far!

Dad spent the night in the NICU room with him while I recovered downstairs and pumped my heart out.

But I made it up to visit our sweet boy lots!

And when we were finally all reunited together (and Mikey wasn't hooked up to 20 monitors and an IV) my heart couldn't have been more happy!

Oh and Maddie took full advantage of all the hospital facilities (she cracks me up)

Sweet baby Mikey!

I was overjoyed when he got out of the NICU and he and I got to go home together!!!

He got plenty of living (and still is getting it) from all the family members that have visited and friends!!!  He loved his G.G. a lot!!

As for big brother- he's smitten!

And I'll take lots of these snuggles- all day long!

As for 3 kids so far- well it's bat sh*t crazy.  Haha- not going to lie. Mikey is a breeze, but the other two are giving us a run for our money + the little sleep we are both getting.  But only time will tell and Mikey is here to stay so as we all adjust to our awesome family of five, just be thinking of us and be happy that mama has coffee and beer ;)

More to come on the adventures with Mikey and a family of five - when I have a bit more sleep!  Thank you all for the sweet words and encouragement on every picture I post on Instagram!  The sweetest!!!


  1. GAH!!! I was STALKING your IG feed just waiting for the big announcement!
    Happy BIRTH day to Mikey!! He is absolutely perfect!

  2. Hahahha bat sh*t crazy, yep that about sums it up!! At least for the first 6 months, then it gets much better (in my opinion!) He is soooooooooo adorable and I'm so glad you are all doing well!!

  3. Congrats Brittany! I can't wait to see your family grow and flourish as a party of 5.

  4. Hooray!! You guys look great as a family of 5 ...and you look fantastic for just having a baby! Glad his NICU stay was a short one and you got to go home together...even if it has been crazy! Hopefully the older two turn into little angles soon enough and you all get a few good stretches of much needed sleep. Until then...keep the coffee pot full and the beer on ice ;)

  5. Congrats!! lol it's batshit crazy, I don't doubt it...eek. Good thing you'll eventually find that new normal.

  6. Bat sh*t crazy bahahahah! Can't wait! ;)

  7. Congratulations! He's adorable. Glad things worked out, even if it was rough in the beginning.

  8. Aww, love all that newborn sweetness! Congrats!