S: Karsen's First Months at Home: Aug.-Dec. 2011
BC: Made by Mommy with love!
FC: KARSEN'S FIRST MONTHS AT HOME! Aug-Dec. 2011
1: First Weeks Home Aug. 20-31 | "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13
2: September 2011
3: Grampa Martin, cousins: Brittany & Kayla Martin, Grandma & Grampa Hexamer came to visit me!!
4: We were so glad to have our precious little miracle home with us. No more 45 min. trips back and forth, having to say good-night and crying on the way home, no more worrying if he'd be ok through the night without us. He is worth the wait and worth worrying about. He's perfect!! | top left: Daddy & Karsen at the eye dr., right: cousins Brittany & Kayla admiring baby boy
5: top left: Our real-life Superman!! 2nd row far right: didn't like idea of going to one of the many dr. appointments he had to go to. | "Not all superheroes wear capes; they wear masks, wires, and tubes."
8: Beautiful Fall Day | Photo Shoot Southaven, MS
9: First Big Outing | Collierville, TN Oct. 9
10: First Saluki Tailgate | We saw the real saluki dogs, the new stadium, some of our siu friends, cousin jt and many other exciting things. Mommy and I went back to hotel and to sleep until daddy came back after game. | First Saluki Tailgate
11: Hangin' at the hotel, Grama's and all ready to head toward home...
12: We stopped at a winery to have lunch with the Goodes.
13: ...and Cape Girardeau to see the Kelch Family | Kendra & Maya were in love with me!
14: Cedar Hill Farm Hernando, MS Oct. 22
15: "I saw many animals, went through hay maze, had lunch, and picked my very own pumpkin from the patch!"
16: My 1st of 2 nights in LeBonheur Children's Hospital due to difficulty Breathing, and high fever. | being sick is no fun! (day after farm) | I didn't feel well, so Mommy & Daddy thought we'd better go to the hospital...
17: Daddy & Mommy stayed with me, even though mommy had to go home for a night/day because of food poisoning. it was mommy's 1st night away from me since the nicu. They bought me a blue dog & rattle to make me feel better. | the view from my room
18: My 1st Halloween | My 1st Halloween | Mommy's little Punkin' | Mommy's little Punkin'
19: The cutest little skeleton ever! | I glow in the dark!! | I glow in the dark!! | The cutest little skeleton ever!
20: Hangin' Out With Mommy
21: relaxin' at home | (top left: watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
22: Picture of me on tree welcoming me to daycare | November 2011
23: Mommy & I stayed home while Daddy worked. | I don't want to be a football | Daddy & I talking | Stylin' | I'm not sure what this face was for.. | My 1st Thanksgiving (not all pics are from Thanksgiving) | I had milk thickened with rice cereal; what did you have?
26: Senior Day at SIU Karsen's 1st Game Karsen, Mommy, & Pamps went up to the press box to watch the game to get out of the wind & bitter cold. Daddy stood on the field and took pictures of the Goodes as they took the field for recognition. | Meems & Hannah toughed it out in the stands to see their favorite player on Senior Day!
27: The proud parents of Saluki fullback, John Goode | Grandma feeding me after a long, cold day at the game.
28: Helping Decorate the Tree & Christmas Card Photo Shoot
29: December 2011
30: What's all of this commotion? | Helping Mommy wrap presents | Gift tags made with my hands & feet | Mommy made me a stocking. | My 6 month check-up; 1st one at clinic | I enjoyed looking in the mirror while waiting on Dr. | Practicing sitting up | Clean ducky right out of tub | I can't let that rice go to waste | Mmm, you mean I get to eat food too? | Driving Mommy's firetruck she had as a baby | Chillin' in my room | My 1st Christmas shirt and festive socks | Handsome little man | All dressed & ready for school | "Hello, yea this is Karsen..." | Helping Mommy send gifts to Iowa at the post office
31: I kept getting packages in the mail...
32: My Cousins: Jordan, Nikki & Kylie Came to Visit | We went to Wolfchase Mall on a rainy evening, out to eat Mexican food (Kylie and I had milk), shopping in Southaven & just sat at home opening presents, talking and playing.
33: My 1st Christmas | Christmas morning at Grandma & Grandpa Hexamer's
34: My 1st Christmas | With so many celebrations, I had to start early in the week at the Goode's They had a wonderful dinner & dessert ( I had milk again) and then we opened gifts. | They were so gracious in inviting us into their home for a nice evening of conversation, dinner, and just loving on me. | Linda admiring her LED snowman from us | Linda, Pamps & Me I'm wearing the outfit that YaYa got for me to wear for my 1st Christmas | Scout that I got from the Rushings | Pamps & Meems with her penguin cookie jar from us. | I'm buried in gifts! | Mommy, Hannah & Me I was getting sleepy from all of the excitement.
35: My 1st Christmas | After we got back home from the Goode's we opened more presents!!
36: This is exhausting...
38: "For unto us a child is born,
39: unto us a son is given."