He's HERE! He's HERE!!

We welcomed Carter Robert Botts into this world on April 22, 2014!  He arrived quickly at 1:44 pm weighing in at 6 lbs. 8 oz. and 19 inches long.  We were so thrilled to have a safe, quick and easy labor and were so excited to finally meet our Carter!

 Although he does have hair, it was surprising to see just how different he looks from his brother and sister!  They both had VERY black hair and his is quite a bit lighter and quite a bit less!  He also has blonde eyebrows and eyelashes.  For now, his eyes are blue.  We will see what color they turn out to be as he gets older.  Caroline's were blue until after she was 1 and now they are very brown.  You never know!  But I'm sure ready for 1 kid to look like me…  :)

Things were quite a bit different this go round!  Josh and I didn't have to be at the hospital until 6am that morning and everything got started a little after that.  It involved a lot of waiting and just really hanging out.  I was already a little dilated so they gave me the epideral early and I really didn't feel much until it was time to push.  

Grami and Pop Pop stayed with the kids while we were at the hospital and they were right there to greet Mr. Carter!  Caroline and Cooper had been counting down the days and were so excited that TODAY was finally the day!
This picture completely sums up our family!  Little Carter IS in there somewhere and everyone is focused on different things!

Grandmother and DJ also came were right there to meet our little man!  Later that night we had a few more visitors, but it was pretty quiet and Josh and I really got to enjoy our third little bundle of joy!

We love you little guy!