The Best Anniversary Present Ever!!!

Last week Wednesday was our 9th anniversary.  That was also the day our little boy decided to make his appearance into the world.  What an anniversary present!  June 13th will definitely be a day to celebrate in our household!  (and it certainly makes it easier for Joel to keep these dates straight!)

His name is Carter William and he was born at 6:30 in the morning, weighing in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. and 22″ long.  This is one of his first pictures, showing just how long 22″ is.

The delivery went fine and both baby and Mom are doing well.

On day two he looks a little less shell-shocked and much more rested!

We had lots of company in the hospital, as there were lots of little nieces and nephews anxious to meet little Carter.

I didn’t do a very good job getting photos of everyone, so here are just a couple favs . . .

Joel and his mom dressing Carter for the trip home.

A four generation picture with my Mom and Grandma.

A couple of random foot shots . . .  always a favorite!

I think he might be able to play the piano with these toes!

We have been home for about four days now and I wanted to show you a few shots of Carter at a week old.  He is full of cute expressions that keep us constantly entertained  . . . .

Thanks to everyone who checked in to see if everything was okay.  It has just taken me a little while to catch up on some sleep and get around to loading photos.  I have had lots of good help, which I am so thankful for!   We are also thankful that Carter has been such a good baby (so far).   So much for that box of fabric from my last post – I am now smitten with something else!!!

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226 Responses to The Best Anniversary Present Ever!!!

  1. Dianne says:

    I sat down at the computer tonight and thought…I bet Heather is having that baby anytime now! And lookie here…you were! LOVE seeing this little boy! Congrats!

  2. NancyHart says:

    So happy for you and Joel!! Blessings to you on your sweet new baby!! Carter is a precious name!!

  3. Sandi Watters says:

    I’m so happy for you three! Congratulations! I’m sure he’ll have lots of fun playing with all those cousins. So much fun in store for you!

  4. Kelly DuMaresq says:

    Congrats to all of you!! He’s gorgeous!!! You look absolutely radiant too!!
    I’m so so happy for all of you! Have been checking every day waiting to hear your wonderful news!!!!!!
    Enjoy…..the fabric will wait….Can’t believe I just said that but it’s so true!!!!!

  5. Carol Jacobs says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet boy! So happy for your whole family.

  6. Jen says:

    So happy for you three! I have been checking daily watching for the news. Enjoy!!

  7. MarciaMarciaMarcia says:

    This is all just TOO wonderful! Carter is about the cutest baby ever!

  8. Mama Dub says:

    Congratulations!! He is a beautiful baby and what a great name! I am so happy for you and your husband. Enjoy every moment!

  9. Kathy Steffensen says:

    Congratulations Heather and Joel! What a precious little sweetie Carter is!! Relax and enjoy every moment, as they grow so fast.

  10. Rachel Hayes says:

    I’ve been awaiting this news!! Congratulations, he is absolutely adorable.

  11. Kate says:

    What a sweetie! Congratulations 🙂

  12. Tammy says:

    Congratulations, he is so adorable and it appears his Mommy and Daddy are completely over the moon with joy. What a wonderful Anniversary gift!!

  13. Congratulations Heather! Carter is so handsome and you look amazing! I hope you enjoy every single minute with your son – the journey is just starting and is so fun!

  14. Cathy says:

    Best wishes to you, Joel, and Carter. What a little darling! You got some great photos; love the first one where Joel is beaming!

  15. Megan says:

    Woohoo!!! So excited for y’all! Hope you enjoy getting to know Carter – he sure is a cutie!

  16. Marj says:

    Congratulations! Carter is very handsome. Thanks for sharing your joy. Fabric can wait.

  17. Johanna says:

    Congrats! Enjoy, it goes by quick. Before you know it, he’ll be running all around the house!

  18. Jenny says:

    Many happy days ahead…

  19. Susan says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby! Enjoy…they grow up way too fast!

  20. Sherri says:

    Congratulations! What a precious boy he is! It sounds like you are enjoying every moment!

  21. Debby says:

    I am So So happy for you both! I too was wondering if the magic was happening! Happy too to know everyone is doing well after all you have been through. Congrats!

  22. Regina Chronister says:

    what a beautiful family thanks for sharing your joy with all of us who love your work.

  23. Dawn says:

    So happy for you with this precious addition to your family! He is just as photogenic as the rest of you, too!

  24. Deanna says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy him:)

  25. Twyla says:

    Heather a beautiful gift from God~he is such a blessing for you. Enjoy him they grow up way too fast. Blessings

  26. Beth says:

    Congrats…what a beautiful baby…and worth the wait. Enjoy being a mom!

  27. carol broughton says:

    Such an adorable little guy and those blue eyes!!! I have been thinking of you and Joel and wondering, so thank you for sharing the wonderful news. Congrats to all of you on the preciousl addition to your family.

  28. Jocelyn says:

    Oh Heather Carter is beautiful. Congratulations!!! Enjoy that sweet bundle of joy.

  29. Mary Schettle says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Everything you make is beautiful! I can’t even stand how cute Carter is!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  30. materialgirlquilts says:

    Congratulations! He is so gorgeous!

  31. Kaye M. says:

    What a beautiful baby and I am so happy that he arrived safe and sound! He’s going to have lots of fun playing with all those cute cousins! Congrats.

  32. Denice says:

    He is adorable…I am so happy for you & Joel. What a nice anniversary gift.

  33. Donna says:

    Carter is such a handsome little one. Congratulations.

  34. Kristi says:

    Congratulatons! What a cutie. And you thought you were busy before Carter…..

  35. Julie Jacobsen says:

    Congratulations to MOM & DAD! And Joel had his first father’s day too. What a perfect boy, love his blue eyes and he is long and thin. I also Love, Love his name, Carter William. Enjoy!

  36. Sharon Dimberg says:

    Congratulations! He is such a cutie! Enjoy your time with him, your fabric pile will wait.

  37. Eiieen says:

    congrats to you and your hubby. He is a beautiful baby. enjoy!

  38. shelley says:

    Congratulations! You look great! So glad to see everyone doing well, enjoy every minute! So very happy for you and Joel! Thanks for sharing a bit of your personal self/story. Carter is a very precious, handsome boy!

  39. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby. So glad everything went well. What a great anniversary present for you both.

  40. Pinkying says:

    Congratulations! That is brilliant news! 🙂 so glad that you’ve had such a fantastic resolution to your journey 🙂

  41. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations! Your little Carter is just a sweetie, and I’m so happy for you and Joel. Forget the fabric pile, just keep us in updates and pictures! Thank you for sharing your joy with us, you can’t know how happy we are for you all.

  42. Mary says:

    What an adorable baby! Congratulations! I’m sure he is smarter than average. Just look what a wonderful mommy he chose!

  43. Susan J. says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby, Carter! He seems to resemble your husband. What joy he will bring to you and your family. Enjoy!

  44. HopeTN says:


  45. audrey says:

    Congratulations! He is a gorgeous baby! Enjoy these little days, they fly by so fast!

  46. Jessie says:

    Congrats on your adorable baby boy!

  47. Denniele says:

    Congratulations! He looks perfect! Enjoy every minute..they fly by so quickly.

  48. LJ says:

    Congratulations! What an absolutely beautiful baby boy! How can you possibly look so lovely after having a new baby!! You don’t even look tired. 🙂

  49. Babs says:

    He is adorable. Enjoy everyday. Its goes by so quickly.

  50. Nancy L says:

    Heather & Joel, Carter is absolutely gorgeous!! Can’t wait to meet him and hold him!! Enjoy each day!

  51. Jane Wimmer says:

    Oh Heather!! What a little miracle Carter is!! You must feel so blessed. His close up pictures are adorable!!! Congrats to you all.

  52. Donna S. says:

    What a beautiful baby!! I know he will always be cherished!! Congratulations. And I guessed June 13 & 8 lbs 7 oz. I won some fabric!! Happy dance. 🙂

  53. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! You are beautiful and the baby is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. June 13 is my birthday too!

  54. Alice says:

    Congratulations to you and Joel on your anniversary and the birth of your son Carter. I have been watching your Blog for a week; awaiting for your great news. You look fantastic and have such wonderful photos for your precious bundle of joy. Enjoy every moment.

  55. Anne says:

    Congratulations you two. He’s absolutely beautiful (or handsome if Joel prefers that!) Missed seeing you at market, but you had much better things to do!

  56. Catherine L. says:

    Happy anniversary, and congratulations! What a wonderful anniversary present! Beautiful baby boy, and beautiful pictures!

  57. Ann says:

    As exciting as it is to see your new things announced, the announcement of Carter’s arrival and both his and your good health was the best announcement to read! Congrats and best wishes to you, Joel, Carter, and Daisy (I hope that his her name!).

  58. Nancy in Utah says:

    Well, Happy Anniversary and a Huge Congratulations to both you and Joel on your ninth anniversary AND the arrival of your adorable son Carter. Really Heather, he just looks so alert and content in every picture…but my favorite is the one where he looks like he is whistling, LOL. What a precious blessing! I’m so happy for you both. I know I don’t have to tell you to enjoy every moment and milestone with your new son because your faces say it all. **By the way Heather, NOBODY should look that good after giving birth, I’m sorry, it’s just not fair that you look so great!!! God Bless and Keep your sweet family.
    ***Which reminds me, ummm, now that your no longer “Smitten” with the new box of fabric, I’d be happy to take some of that off your hands if you were looki…huh? OH, your gonna use it later? Well, okay, just trying to help out ya know…***wink*** Big Hugs…

  59. Sharon T says:

    Your son is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l! Congratulations!

  60. Paula says:

    Congratulations to you and Joel. He is such a BEAUTIFUL baby. You look wonderful too after just having a baby. Best wishes to you both.

  61. Judy W. says:

    Beautiful! Take time to sit back and enjoy this wonderful blessing. Time will move way to fast. Congratulations to two wonderful & deserving parents. God Bless

  62. Rene' Sharp says:

    Oh Heather, I have been anxiously thinking about you all, and checking my sidebar for an update on your blog. I am so glad little Carter (what a gorgeous name!) is here and well and healthy. He is just perfect in every way, you both make a beautiful baby!! 😉 I am so so happy for you all!!

  63. Mary Jo says:

    I have been thinking about you today so much. CONGRATULATIONS! What an adorable little boy.
    God bless your wonderful little family.

  64. Ellen Hammond says:

    Heather, he is PRECIOUS! I have been anxiously checking your blog to see if he had arrived! God has truly blessed you with a wonderful gift that you had been praying for! Congratulations!

  65. Carrie says:

    Yipppeeeeee!!! Carter is gorgeous… and oh my gosh, so are you! You and Joel are positively beaming and I am so excited and happy and over-the-moon ecstatic for you! Congratulations and please put me on the record as saying that I expect a lot of Carter pictures. A lot.

    Seriously, I am so happy for you. At long last… Good health and good fortune to the Petersons!

  66. mariajhmom says:

    Thanks for the post!!!!! He’s just perfect!

  67. carol fun says:

    What an adorable little guy! Congratulations – get your rest whenever you can!

  68. Congratulations! What a perfect little bundle he is!

  69. Camille says:

    Oh good heavens he is delicious. I can almost smell his head from here… Nice work!

  70. Congratulations!! He is adorable!

  71. Susan Depew says:

    What a blessing! Congratulations and my very best wishes for all the fun ahead! God is good!

  72. Candie says:

    So happy for the three of you. Carter is so precious. Congratulations ❤

  73. Paula Stuplich says:

    Congratulations and what a handsome guy! Joel looks overwhelming happy in that first picture. You look great also! Enjoy every moment.

  74. Susan says:


  75. Sarah says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I have been checking your blog everyday for a week wondering if he’d arrived. He is divine! The earlier comment was correct, a really pretty baby! Enjoy those newborn cuddles and long sleeps!

  76. Jen says:

    CONGRATS! He’s perfect! And darling! And I’d be happy to open my blogs and see pictures of him every day! Enjoy, rest, and cuddle lots! Thanks for sharing your little bundle!

  77. Ranch Wife says:

    Tell Joel he’s going to have a hard time beating THAT anniversary gift!! Welcome precious baby Carter and congratulations! He is truly gorgeous and as for that fabric…it’ll keep! You have more important things to obsess over! Expecting lots of pictures! 🙂

  78. 4dreamsr says:

    Congratulations! So good to see all the smiling faces & Carter is absolutely perfect!

  79. patty1 says:

    Congratulations to all three of you…lucky new parents, lucky baby. May the love, so obvious in your pictures, continue to surround and strengthen all of you.

  80. Mary Ann says:

    Oh he is so very cute and all the smiles say it all…adorable and oh so very loved, lucky little guy!

  81. heartsease57 says:

    I’ve been wondering all week how you were doing, now I know. He is just beautiful-you did a wonderful job of growing him. I think he already looks like Joel. Best wishes & congratulations to the whole family!

  82. GeeGee says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful and you have such a lovely family. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures. I know you and Joel will enjoy your little boy and I am so happy for youl You have been blessed with God’s greatest gift of love.

  83. Monika says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I am happy you are both doing well!

  84. meg99 says:

    I’m so happy for you all! Beautiful Boy! Beautiful eyes!

  85. Cathy K. says:

    Congratulations on both the birth of Carter and your anniversary! He is quite the handsome boy! I am glad all are doing well!

  86. Christine B. says:

    What adorable pictures. Carter is just so cute and you looked so pretty. Congratulations to you all!

  87. Kayly says:

    Congratulations to you both and WELCOME, Carter William to the world. I suspect this is going to be one very well dressed little man if his mum’s skills with needles, both the knitting and sewing kinds, are taken into account.

  88. Sunnybec says:

    Whoop whoop! Congratulations to you both, you have a beautiful baby boy. Hugs Linda xx

  89. Claudia says:

    So good to hear that everything went well! Congratulations to both of you – may your little boy have a happy, healthy and long life! Greetings from Germany, Claudia

  90. Jane says:

    He is wonderful!

  91. Joy says:

    A beautiful boy. congratulations fromUK

  92. Cindy says:

    I was wondering how you were doing. So glad Carter has arrived. Looking forward to seeing more pictures. Take care!

  93. diane says:

    Wonderful to hear the great news of Carter’s arrival. Congrats! He is so adorable, sweet and handsome. Mom and dad did well:)

  94. A Betty says:

    Dont you just marvel at his newborn perfectness! Beautiful!

  95. Noela says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful little boy. He looks so contented in his photos and I think you are right about his toes, his feet are as cute as the rest of him. Enjoy every minute, the time passes so quickly.

  96. Cille says:

    Congratulations… he’s gourgous 🙂 Enjoy the precious time. They do grow up way to fast.

  97. Dorian says:

    Carter is adorable Heather! Congrats to you and hubby. I’m glad the birthing went well and you are both doing good. Thanks for sharing him with us!

  98. Vicki says:

    Congratulations to all:)

  99. Linda K says:

    Congratulations and Welcome to Carter! Wonderful pictures! Of course, love the toes!!!

  100. Cindy says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! Enjoy each day!

  101. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful baby and beautiful family! Congratulations on your best work ever!

  102. Joan says:

    Congratulations! Such a precious little baby! He is beautiful. Enjoy every minute!

  103. Gertie Pye says:

    Congratulations on your cute new bundle and well done Mommy!

  104. Deb Praus says:

    Congratulations! He sure is a handsome boy and so glad everyone is doing well. I think this is your best “line” yet.

  105. sandra says:

    Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby. What a blessing to have him welcomed by so many of his little cousins. The new Grammies look like they are ready and willing to take on any babysitting duties! 🙂 Mommy, you look fantastic!!!

  106. Lori says:

    Congratulations, he is so beautiful.

  107. Kim says:

    I kind of had a feeling you were having the baby when you hadn’t posted. I am so happy for you and Joel. Such a perfect family you all make together. Enjoy that little guy, the fabric will always be there but babies grow so quickly. Congrats!!

  108. Brenda says:

    Congratulations! Happy to hear everything went well. Enjoy!!

  109. Linda P says:

    I would be completely entertained and in awe of such a beautiful baby!! Yes, boy babies can be beautiful!! What a glorious blessing to you both!! I’m so happy for you!! Glad all is well at your home. Loved all the photos – he’s going to be an awesome “prop”… LOL!!

  110. Sequana says:

    And your adventure begins. 🙂
    Such a beautiful baby who looks so alert already and of course, handsome. Congratulations from me and every single other person in Chicago.

  111. darlene b says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting news of the baby’s arrival .. what a beautiful baby Carter is!! I am so happy for you and Joel!! Blessings to you all!

  112. Jolyn Olson says:

    What a beautiful baby! Thankful everything went well! Enjoy that little guy!!

  113. He is SO handsome!!! Huge congrats to you and Joel…this will be THE BEST summer yet!! Enjoy your sweet blessing, what a miracle:)!!! p.s. LOVE his name

  114. Linda Hendrickson says:

    Congratulations to you both! Babies are such blessings!

  115. Rosalie says:

    He is beautiful!! Congratulations! Enjoy your little blessing.

  116. Jen says:

    Congratulations!!!! He’s a beautiful boy. Enjoy this precious time with him! rest when you can too. 😉

  117. Samantha K says:

    Congratulations to the two of you!!! What an amazing blessing and how perfect that he was born on your anniversary. He’s pretty handsome. I had been checking your blog a couple times a day waiting for an update to see if he finally arrived. Congratulations again! Enjoy every minute you can with him.

  118. Congratulations on your beautiful, beautiful baby boy!!!

  119. treadlemusic says:

    Huge congrats and blessings to you and Joel, et al. Carter is gorgeous…..impossible not to be smitten!!! You and Mom look like sisters!!!! Hugs……to all!!!

  120. Denise in PA says:

    Congrats, Heather and Joel! And, welcome to the world, Carter! Oh my, he coldn’t be any cuter. And, how special that he was born on your anniversary. So glad to hear the news, I’ve been thinking about you!

  121. Kathy says:

    Congratulations to the happy family; Carter is so adorable. Enjoy these beautiful newborn days with him.

  122. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy and what a lovely family!

  123. Melissa says:

    Congrats! Welcome to Motherhood, take it easy and enjoy this precious time. Invest in a Moby for when you are ready to get back to work, he’ll be all cuddly as you type, piece or machine quilt with the little guy right with you.

  124. Congratulations!!! Carter is so adorable!

  125. Tressa says:

    Congratulations. He’s a cutie. So glad that all is well.

  126. Janelle says:

    Congratulations!! He’s a handsome little guy.

  127. LaurieC says:

    Many congratulations – on your anniversary and the blessing that is Carter!
    What a cutie! And you’re right – those are some long piano-playing toes!

  128. Linda Fieldhouse says:

    Heather and Joel,

    Congratulations on having a heatlthy and handsome boy. Oh enjoy and get some rest. Enjoy your blog.

    Take care,


  129. marsha nelson says:

    Congrats. Carter is a doll and he has hair. Enjoy him to the fullest cause he’s going to grow fast.

  130. AnnieO says:

    Only one day past your due date–congratulations! He is a cutie and healthy and whole. Enjoy these early days as you get to know each other and conquer Parenting A Newborn 101 🙂 Happy Anniversary!

    (I guessed the weight correctly but was off by one day for the birth)

  131. Cathy Anderson says:

    What a beautiful baby!

  132. Rita Nichols says:

    Congratulations!!! You’re a family now! Carter is so sweet. My first grandchild is Carter and he’s 9 years old already, my how time flies. Blessings to you for health and happiness for your little miracle.

  133. Melissa says:

    He is gorgeous- and a wonderful anniversary present! Congratulations! 🙂

  134. How exciting! I’ve been wondering. Carter is just precious. Enjoy.

  135. PB says:

    Congradulations!!! Been waiting for the news. He is God’s little bundel of joy!!

  136. Cassandra says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww What a darling little boy. Congratulations!!

  137. Connie says:

    I’ve been checking your blog each day to see if your baby had arrived. Hooray he is here! He is a darling little boy. Congratulations!!!!!

  138. Congratulations! He’s a little cutie! Glad mother and baby are doing well.

  139. Kelly says:

    Congrats Heather!!! He’s a cutie!

  140. Anna says:

    What a blessing from our Father. Heather and Joel, he is beautiful! What a precious gift. I won’t expect to see much sewing for while. Congradulations!

  141. Deb A says:

    So happy for both of you, he’s just adorable and will grow so fast! Enjoy the time with him while he’s little, you’ll blink and it will be gone!

  142. Estrella says:

    Es un niño muy guapo . Y lo de la fecha no es ninguna casualidad . Agradecidos a Dios por vuestras vidas y la del pequeño.
    If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it. Proverbs 22:6

  143. Anne Allen says:

    How wonderful! And he is perfect! Blessings to your family.

  144. carolsteffensen says:

    Congratulations Heather, what a darling little boy! And what a great surprise for him to come on your anniversary. Enjoy this very special time, it does go very fast

  145. Carol says:

    I was thinking about you and wondering! He is beautiful! God bless your family!

  146. Ruth says:

    I have been waiting on this post! How adorable. Great job – yall deserve it. I see both of you in his beautiful face. Can’t wait for more pics of Carter!

  147. Toni says:

    God’s blessings to you, Joel and your darling little boy. What a treasure, know you’ve waited a long time so enjoy to the fullest.

  148. Elaine S. says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I have been checking your blog to see if you had news for us! Carter is wonderful!

  149. Kathy C. says:

    Congratulations!! He’s just beautiful, those cute little faces brought back memories of when my 2 boys were little. Look forward to seeing more pics.

  150. Susan B says:

    What a beautiful baby boy! He is fortunate to be part of a very loving family… Good luck in the coming weeks.

    • Mary Ann says:

      Congratulations to you both!! Carter is one beautiful baby! Can’t wait to see all the photos with the knitted items on that you have made for him! Enjoy,enjoy,enjoy!

  151. ColleenM says:

    Congrats! We’ve all been waiting impatiently!! What a little sweetie, enjoy!

  152. Megan says:

    Oh my goodness! Carter is absolutely adorable 🙂 So happy for you and your family … CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  153. Leota says:

    Congratulations to both you and Joel. I believe you will make excellent parents.

  154. Oh my! Such precious and sweet photos. Your little one is just darling. Congratulations to you and Joel and Carter 🙂

  155. Tina McNamara says:

    Congratulations!! He is beautiful.

  156. El says:

    The long wait is over! He is such a darling little boy – so glad that everything went well. The pictures are beautiful!

  157. Sandra Davidson says:

    Carter is just so adorable, i love his sweet little face, and toes. Why do we love baby feet. My grandson was born on my daughter’s 40th birthday and that is really neat when it is such a special day already.
    I am glad all went well for both of you. Grab some sleep when you can and just enjoy, enjoy they grow way to fast. Hugs and Blessings Sandra

  158. Miss Sherry says:

    What and absolute delight little Carter is! Indeed, children are blessings from the Lord. Congratulations to all 3 of you! WOO HOO!

  159. Sue says:

    Congratulations! I knew it would be soon and kept checking – I’m very happy for all of you. Even though we’ve never met, you just come across as such a wonderful person! My best wishes! ( I love that picture of your nephew in the blue and white shirt!)

  160. Gale says:

    Congratulations to you both, what a beautiful baby boy!!!! Awesome Anniversary Gift. Seaside Cottage will be second runner up to this little cutie.

  161. Adorable!!!! Love the photos of Carter with his cousins! Take care!

  162. Jan Quigley says:

    Congratulations!!! Carter is absolutely gorgeous, enjoy every minute with him. My ‘babies’ are 30, 28 this Sunday & 16 next month, & I remember their births like they were yesterday. You have a lot of joy ahead of you, & if he’s a good baby now, that won’t change. I’m guessing your sewing may take a back seat for awhile but it will be there when you have time.

  163. Kim Dow says:

    Congratulations Mom! You look great and Carter is beautiful! What an absolutely perfect anniversary gift!

  164. Pamela says:

    Carter is a beautiful baby boy! You look fantastic! Congratulations!! What a wonderful new life adventure!

  165. Melinda says:

    Congratulations! Carter is absolutely beautiful!

  166. Beth says:


  167. Lyn says:

    I’ve been checking your blog everyday and wondering if you had had the baby yet. I was so excited this morning to see your beautiful Carter. Congratulations to you and your hubby. I know that you’ve waited a long time for this moment so enjoy it all. Best wishes.

  168. Dawn Heese says:

    Congrats!! He is gorgeous, doesn’t have that “newborn” look to him at all.

  169. Congrats! He is absolutely adorable!

  170. Kami Gimenez says:

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby you have. You are blessed!

  171. Barb says:

    Congratulations! I have been checking your block daily to see if your precious little one had arrived. Beautiful baby…beautiful family. I know he will be loved!

  172. Kim G says:

    Congratulations!! Such a handsome little boy and great pictures!!

  173. Esther says:

    Blessings to you and your family. Glad to hear everyone is doing fine.

  174. glenda says:

    Little Carter is so darling! Look at those long legs. So happy for you guys. Heather, you look beautiful.

  175. Ruth B says:

    What a little doll!! He really is a beautiful baby Heather – you done good. Glad to hear all is well and you are officially a mom. So very happy for you. Wonderful pictures…thanks so much for sharing Carter with us!!!!

  176. Jandy says:

    How wonderful, he is just gorgeous and looks so content.

  177. sandi olson says:

    I have been checking to see if he had arrived yet. Congratulations so glad he arrived safe and sound. ENJOY!! the material will wait.

  178. Judy says:

    Great anniversary gift! What a cutie he is!

  179. Kathryn Gagne says:

    Oh my goodness, the photos of Carter are just precious. A beautiful baby for beautiful parents and I wish you all the very best

  180. Ellen says:

    Congratulations. He is gorgeous.

  181. Ginger says:

    Wow! He is a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  182. Dianne says:

    Congratulations! Carter is adorable.

  183. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for sharing your pregnancy journey over the last six minths or so. I’m so thrilled for you!

  184. Bari Jo says:

    Yay!!!! What a blessing! He is adorable! I have been popping in off and on, so excited to see if there is any news, and what a fun treat to see this this morning! So glad baby and mom are doing well!!! How cute that he was born on your anniversary! Best anniversary present ever! I am so happy for you guys! Made me teary to see these adorable pictures; I am so happy you have been blessed and so thankful that God has answered those prayers for your family!! Congratulations!!!!

  185. karen says:

    Congratulations to you both on the birth of your adorable son. Thank you also for sharing your journey that you’ve been on to welcome this beautiful blessing into your lives. Enjoy everything and everyday 🙂

  186. Kay Mc says:

    Congratulations & many blessings to you all. He is a beautiful baby. There’s nothing like a baby boy to warm your heart.

  187. Irma M. says:

    He’s beautiful! And yes, boys can be beautiful. Congratulations to all of you!

  188. Vicki says:

    Congratulations to your family. He’s adorable!

  189. SuzK says:

    Congratulations to both of you – Carter is beautiful! This will be your very best project – enjoy every day.

  190. Linda J. says:


  191. Debby Cloy says:

    Many happy thoughts for you and your family. And hey girl, you look way to good in that picture to have just had a baby. Enjoy Carter!!

  192. Mary says:

    You look amazing after giving birth. This baby Carter is the most precious little boy. Enjoy. I’m so happy for the both of you.

  193. versana says:

    Congratulations! You’ve a lovely family; many blessings.

  194. Peggy says:

    Congratulations to you and Joel. What a beautiful little guy. What a gift from God Carter is.

  195. Marilyn says:

    Congratulations to all of you! When I had my first, someone wrote in a card simply “Quite an experience, isn’t it?” Thank you for sharing your experience with us and enjoy that little guy. What a cutie!

  196. Heidi K says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Enjoy every minute, even the sleepless nights! It goes by so fast! So happy for you.

  197. Regina says:

    Takes my breath away! Congratulations!!!

  198. Debbie says:

    Congratulation on this long awaited little miracle! He is beautiful Enjoy this time with him.

  199. Jane Wormann says:

    Congratulations!!! What a beautiful and perfect baby. Lovely pictures of everyone too.!!Have fun being a mommy, it’s the best job in the world.

  200. Karen says:

    Congratulations on your little boy…what a blessing. Best wishes!!!

  201. Della says:

    He is absolutely precious 😉

  202. Karen says:

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations to you and Joel (and Daisy too)!!

  203. Leslie says:

    Congrats! He’s absolutely beautiful. Enjoy him every minute (even the hard ones), time flies.

  204. Jeanne says:

    Congratulations! Carter is a beautiful baby and I know he will be loved and treasured. Enjoy.

  205. Linda Margheim says:

    Congratulations!!! I have been watching your blog. You were silent and it was time. This is a very exciting for you so enjoy it to the fullest. He is beautiful. Linda

  206. Julie says:

    Congratulations! Carter is so handsome – lots of ooohs and aaaahs at my house as everyone admired him. His eyes look as blue as his Daddy’s. Enjoy being a Mommie – it’s a wonderful thing!

  207. Linda Aune says:

    I, too, have been checking your amazing blog – waiting to read of your son’s arrival – and decided that, since I kept reading that old entry title, ‘no news is good news’ but now we really do have the good news!! Welcome Carter and God bless you and your mom and dad!

  208. Kathy says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you, and he is sooooooo cute!

  209. Sue N. says:

    Congrats on the birth of Carter. This is really a very exciting time of your life. There will be so much more.

  210. Teresa says:

    Congratulations! He is so gorgeous. So happy for your family….thanks for sharing with all of us.

  211. Karen says:

    Congratulations to you and Joel. He is a cutie. Enjoy these very special days getting to know your baby boy.

  212. Laura Tawney says:

    Congrats on the birth of your baby and he sure is adorable:)

  213. Karen says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your precious son. Life will never be the same!!!! He is beautiful. Enjoy every minute, they grow up way to fast!!!!

  214. Terry says:

    Congrats Heather and Joel – what a beautiful baby!! This is definitely way more fun than Quilt Market!

  215. NanaDoll says:

    Congratulations! He is precious! What a great gift. So sweet. Savor this time…

  216. That baby is looking quite a bit like his father right now I think. His mother really looks none the worse for wear but I dont know how she does that!!! How lucky you are and Carter will be. My sincerest congratulations and much love to you and Joel.

  217. Wendy T. says:

    Congratulations to the beautiful family. Everyone looks very happy and relaxed. You are going to have so much fun together!

  218. Janice says:

    Congratulations!! He is gorgeous!

  219. cindy hagen says:

    He is definitely a keeper!! It must have been an easy delivery…you both look fantastic! I’m so happy for you and Joel.

  220. lori says:

    Adorable! So bright eyed for one week old. Congratulations!

  221. karen says:

    Congratulations, he is beautiful! Enjoy!

  222. Marcyne says:

    Congratulations! He is simply beautiful!

  223. kristyneczepuryk says:

    Congratulations! He’s adorable. Really really sweet. And I love that he was born on your anniversary. Super special.

  224. CUQUI says:

    Des de Catalunya, dir-te que tens un bebe preciós. Enhorabona ha estat el millor regal pel vostre aniversari. Segur que ell ho sentia des de dins i us volia donar una sorpresa.

    Una dolça abraçada.


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