Friday, July 29, 2011


So when Carter was 6 days old my amazingly talented friend Liz took his newborn pictures. It seems like such a long time ago! He has already grown and changed so much. Here are some of our favorites!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1 month

I can't believe that our little man is already over month old! Sunday marked 1 month for Carter. He spent the day sleeping. He thought it would be fun to sleep all day Sunday and then give Mommy a present of precious one-on-one time that night wide awake! So much has happened this past month and I am still amazed with this little life we have been blessed with.

At his 1 month mark here are some of the things we have noticed about Carter
-He now weighs a little over 10lbs and is 22in long
-His hair is getting lighter, longer, and crazier
-He loves looking around especially when outside
-He is starting to sleep in his crib more and more
-He is starting to smile more and more (mainly when mommy makes a fool of herself)
-He found his hand the day he was born but more and more he is finding thumb... oh no!
-He absolutely loves bath time

-He loves his daddy and usually takes a nap with him when Todd gets home

I wish time would slow down a little because my little newborn is no longer a little newborn, At the same time, we are anxious for the more milestones he will make and the more we can interact with him.

On a side note... last week we had a play date, for the moms that is, with Beckham King (2 months) and MaKynzie Belo(4 months). These three will be friends whether they like it or not. Here is their first picture together.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pictures galore

Here are just a few random pictures from our adventures over the past 3 weeks...

Carter's Blessing

Saturday night, July 16th, was a very cool night for Todd and I. Over this past week we have had all of Todd's siblings in town and for 48 hours I had both of my siblings in town. Since we had them all here we decided to bless Carter. It was such a cool experience to have all of our siblings here and especially all our brothers here to help out with the blessing.

Todd did a fabulous job with the blessing. He is such a sweet and loving father to Carter. I am so lucky to have such a great husband who is able to teach and love our little family so much.

Thanks to everyone who was there! It meant a lot to us to have so many family members present. I didn't get a group photo of the Barth family on my camera but here are a few of the ones I did get.

Book Shower

My great friend Belinda threw Carter and I a fabulous Book Shower this past weekend. It was such a cute idea. She has had a close connection with my family for a very long time and over the past few years I have been able to get to know her on a more personal level which has been so much fun. She has such a talent for this kind of thing (even if she doesn't think so). It was absolutely beautiful!

Since Carter and I have already had the typical baby shower she wanted to throw one for just family members and since I didn't need much of the "traditional" gifts the books were perfect! The teacher in me was so giddy as I opened up each gift. We were able to get such a variety of gifts.

Today's job is to get the library all set up in his bedroom. I think I need to convince either Grandpa Dan to build a new bookshelf or Todd to let me buy one so his books will all fit!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One Lucky Kid

I just want to brag for a second about how amazing my husband is! Throughout 9 whole months of pregnancy... child birth... the first few days of NO sleep... the emotional ups and downs I have gone through... and I'm sure countless other things I have done to him, he has been AMAZING! He is up for at least one of the feedings during the night giving Carter a bottle. He changes almost all the diapers from the time he gets home from work until he leaves again in the morning. He even is cooking dinner each and every night. I don't know what I would do without him. He is truly my best friend and the the most amazing dad! I can't wait till Carter and he can start doing all the "guy" things I know Todd is anxious to teach him.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Little Man has Arrived

CARTER HINCKLEY BARTH finally made his debut on last Friday-- June 24, 2011. We couldn't be happier with this cute little guy! He is such a stud!

The labor and delivery went very smoothly for both Mommy and Carter. From start to finish it took about 14 hours for Carter to finally get here which wasn't too bad if I say so myself.

Now he is a week old and getting cuter every day. Both Carter and Mommy are starting to adjust to this new life and starting to get to sleep at the same time :) We are looking forward to having Daddy home for the weekend so we can get some extra sleep and help!

We already love this little guy so much and can't believe that he is ours. We feel so blessed to have such an awesome little son!