Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Caroline Marea McCarthy is here!

I am a little late in posting this, but oh well! Caroline came into this world on October 20th at 6:57 pm. She weighted 7lb 4 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. My water broke at 3:30 in the morning and we were off to the hospital a hour or so later. All the details in the middle are a bit fuzzy, but I know I could not have done any of it without Chris. He was wonderful through the entire thing and it was all worth it when we saw our little peanut.

We came home from the hospital on Wednesday October 22. It was hard to leave the little bubble that we had in the hospital but Nana and Grandpa were coming on Friday so it was necessary to get home and get ready for them to come! Since my folks have been here they have been a huge help---cleaning, cooking, fixing things for us....who knew there were so many things to clean or so much laundry to do. We have also had lots of visits from Hubba (Chris's mom) too.

Caroline is doing great. She was a bit jaundice when we left the hospital so we needed a biliblanket. We have been back and forth to the hospital and doctors office trying to get all of that situated, but it seems as though her levels are falling so that is good. She is still under the phototherapy lights, but we are hoping that soon she will get to be free!! Other than that she is doing great--gaining weight, kicking all around, and just making everyone around her smile.

Here are some pictures...more blogging and pictures to come later!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stay Tuned.....

We got to the hospital about 4:30 this morning. Nothing exciting to report as of yet, but we will let you know......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We now have an end point...

I went to the doctor today and sadly there was no progress from last week. Either that the doctor I saw last week was just more optimistic than the one I saw this week....hard to tell. At any rate, I am still 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced which as everyone points out to me means NOTHING!! The doctor wanted me to schedule an induction date so that there was an ending to all of this madness and to make sure that there would be room for me at the inn so to speak (space at the hospital). So, if Baby McCarthy does not get here by October 27th (the due date), I am scheduled to be induced on October 29th. Here's to hoping that she makes her debut before that---this weekend works for me if she is ready!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Only 2 Weeks Left....

Here is the updated picture....

Truth be told, I am about ready to be done with all of that we have the room all ready, carseat installed, and bags packed I think we are offically ready. That is until someone mentions something to me that I have completely forgotten....feel free to offer any suggestions!!

Other than the waiting game, we have not been up to much as of late. We continue to try to keep on top of all things house related: mulching, trimming trees, planting flowers the list is endless. Amazing how we lived a year at the rental house and never even thought about these things and in the 2+ months since we have moved in it is all we can talk about.

That is about it from sunny FL. We will keep everyone posted on the status of Baby McCarthy. And for the record, just because there is free shipping on Christmas stockings until October 16th, does not mean that you get the inside track on baby names (MOM!!). Talk to you all soon.....

Friday, October 3, 2008

3+ weeks left....

And the count down begins! Now that we have officially started October, we are in the month were I turn 30 and get to meet this new baby girl. The big question is, which will happen first? Any guesses??

September turned out to be a bit of a rough month for us. Both Chris's Nonna and my Grammie Jean passed away. Nonna was 96 and Grammie Jean was 99. Chris's family came in for the services for his Nonna. While it was nice to see everyone, we definitely wish it was under better circumstances. Grammie Jean passed away about a week later and unfortunately I was not able to make the service. Travelling from Jupiter, FL to Brownville, ME proved to be a bit more difficult than one might imagine. They will both be missed tremendously.

In happy news, some of my girlfriends here were generous enough to throw me a little baby shower about a week ago. We had a blast laughing at baby pictures of everyone and the girls trying to guess just how big around is the pregnant lady??? Turns out someone though I was bigger around than she was tall....interesting!! Thanks to all those girls who were there and thought of us. We were both touched by the thoughtfulness of the people we have met here. Here are some pictures of the fun party!

We will keep everyone posted on the latest baby events. It is hard to imagine that this is all going to be happening so soon....

Monday, September 22, 2008

5 Weeks Left....

Well, there are 5 weeks left now until my due date. The question now remains will she be early, on time, or late? Seems like a good opportunity for gambling!! I will need to put together a pool I think because everything is always more fun when there is gambling involved!

In other news, I won my first eBay auction! It was all very exciting. I won a peanut shell sling thing and not only got to use eBay but also PayPal. Granted I had to do it all from Chris's account, but it was a thrill. Now I am trying to figure out what else I can buy on eBay. Any suggestions?

We have a busy week ahead here in FL with family coming to town and a baby shower on Thursday night. We have also been working very hard at getting the house together before the baby comes. While we have been doing well to knock things off the list, we also seem to keep adding things to the list...oh well. I suppose once the baby comes, home tasks will take a backseat.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Before we get blown away....

Since Hurricane Ike seems to be heading in our general direction, I figured I better hurry up and post some pictures of the baby's room before our house gets blown away. At least I will be able to show baby McCarthy that we did try to make a nice room for her!

My folks came two weeks ago and were a HUGE help in getting everything together. Before they arrived it was a room full of boxes, tools, and random things we did not know what to do with. In a matter of a few days everything was transformed into a room that we could actually use! Thanks so much to both of them for all their efforts! It would have taken Chris and I an entire weekend to put all the furniture together.

Now that it is September we are starting to realize that this baby is coming very soon. Hopefully we are just about ready for that....I think our credit card is ready for us to be done, that is for sure! The good news is that we have had lots of good distractions to make the time go by faster between hurricanes, family visits, and unpacking seems like the weeks are quickly ticking away. Last weekend we even attempted (not sure how it will turn out) to make a batch of beer that will be ready right around the time the baby comes.

That is about it from not so sunny Florida....everyone is doing well and we are hoping that we make it through our first hurricane season as homeowners in one piece. Oh and lastly, for those of you who keep harassing me.....

Friday, August 29, 2008


As if it is not hard enough to work from home on some coworker has taken up snoring and grinding his teeth! I suppose I should not complain though, at least my coworker cannot talk and I always know I am smarter than him!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The McCarthy's Enter the Blogosphere!

Since the celebs have not really been doing much interesting these days, I need to turn my internet attention elsewhere. Also, given that we live far away from most everyone we know, I thought it would be a good way to keep everyone up to date on all things McCarthy.

This summer has been somewhat crazy. We went to Virginia for a week, moved into our new house, survived our first Florida tropical storm, and started to realize that we are actually going to have a baby very shortly. All in all, things have been going really well. We have had a few house hiccups along the way, but thankfully, Home Depot and the members of Chris's bowling team have come through big time.

Soon enough we can post up some new pictures of the house. That is all for now from sunny FL......