Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Updates on the Carr's

We're staying in Detroit tonight, heading out tomorrow morning on a flight to MN. We're looking forward to seeing family and friends back home and to having Steven baptized on Sunday by Dad Carr.

Poor Steven has been plagued by an upset tummy and so he's not too happy. It's hard because there's not too much we can do to help him except try to get him comfy, but that only does so much. Some days are better than others as far as his tummy issues go.

He growing fast - he weighs over 9 lbs. now (was 7 lb. 5 oz. when he was born) and is filling out. He's got beautiful blue eyes and his dark hair has lightened to a dark brown. His complexion was perfect when he was born, but now he's got baby acne. He makes such funny faces with his mouth and eyes. He makes good eye contact and can hold his head up very well.

Sven has finals coming up soon after we get back from MN (semester ends at the end of this month), then he'll be taking a class for the May semester, an independent study this summer, 13 credits this fall, and 3 classes in the spring - and then he'll graduate from college and on to seminary!

I'm enjoying using the cloth diapers. Thanks to many I have a good assortment to try out. I made one diaper and look forward to making many more. Thanks to my aunt and sister who purchased us a counter top washing machine and our pastor's wife who purchased us a clothes drying rack, I'm able to wash the diapers at home and dry them on our deck (or inside when it's too cold).


Pictures (from top to bottom):
Steve, Steven & Crystal; Roxi (Crystal's mom), Kathy & Kevin (Sven's parent's), Crystal, Steven & Steve; Steven's first stroller ride; Steve & Steven; Steven trying out the cloth diaper I made; Steven all dressed for prayer meeting; Crystal & Steven - he really likes to nap in the sling.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Update on baby and all...

I'm working on writing up our birth story, for those of you who are interested. Of course it's a little slow in coming, since I've got a little handful right now :) Thank you for everyone's prayers for a safe labor and delivery. The birth was something I will always look back on fondly, I very much enjoyed our home birth.

We're enjoying Steven. We've had a few days of an upset tummy with him, but I think that's all working out and he's doing much better (which means we are too!) He cooes when he sleeps sometimes - too cute.

He arrived just in time for Sven's (Steve's) parent's arrival which was the Tuesday afternoon after he was born. We had a nice time with them in town. They headed back home to MN later that week on Friday.

My mom is still in town until the 12th. We've so been blessed by her company and assistance. She's visiting her brother Marc in New Baltimore today and tomorrow and then will be back at our place.

We're excited and looking forward to going back to MN from the 17th of April until the 21st. Sven's parent's have graciously arranged for our flight back so that Kevin can administer Steven's baptism. We're very excited to bring Steven to meet our families and friends back in MN and thankful that Kevin is able to baptize him.

Sorry, I'll have to get more pictures on here next time... they're on the other computer!