Carter seemed to realize that 2010 was a new year and decided he wanted to come home. We were not expecting him to be ready until the end of January/beginning of February, especially considering his due date is February 7th. But, he seems to be determined. Our little boy will be home, in our arms forever, this Saturday, January 9th! He is 4 and a half pounds, loves his bottles, and is breathing on his own with no spells. He will have spent 54 days in the NICU. The nurses have him right next to their station and they said they call him "Mayor of the NICU." They will be sad to have him leave. He is such a good baby--he never cries (Just grunts and groans--a result of which is a hernia! One more thing to worry about!)
This week is very busy! He gets circumsized this morning (poor guy!) and has his eye exam tomorrow. He also has to pass his car seat test. Dave and I are spending Friday night with him in the hospital as a trial run and if all goes well, we will just take him home with us Saturday morning. I feel like we are ready... at least as best as we can be. Here are some cute pics from the past month or so.