Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Exactly One Year Ago!!

Exactly one year ago today, the most miraculous thing happened to our little family: Carter Matthew Nielsen was born at 4:06 pm weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz and measuring at 22 inches long.
Looking at his birth pictures brings on such an array of thoughts and emotions. I remember thinking that it was incomprehensible for me to think that someday he would be one year old. And now look what's happened! It's amazing how they grow and develop in a year. But yet at the same time, Matt and I saw so many of Carter's defining traits right from the beginning. They definitely come to us from Heavenly Father with a sense of who they are. Most of all on this day, I am feeling gratitude to my Heavenly Father for giving us this little Miracle baby.




8 comments:

Scott, Kara, and Paul said...

Happy Birthday Carter! I can't believe its been a year! I remember when your water broke by Newbolds house and Matt had to go get the car. Good times! You guys did great making that handsome boy and raising him! Keep it up. I can't wait for Carter and Paul to play!

Trevor & Lindsey said...

Tell him happy birthday from us. We miss you guys and I cant believe that his already one! Way to go, when are you having another? Lol.

maaama said...

Happy Birthday Carter - hope you're having a great birthday. See you tonight!

Jon & Becky said...

That totally got me all choked up, seriously. I love little babies... you guys are such a sweet couple!

Hillary said...

Happy Birthday Carter! You are so lucky to have such a good mommy and daddy! Hope you have a great day!

Heitmann Family said...

Happy Birthday Carter!! That first year flies by and so do the rest.

Lowdogg said...

Happy Birthday Carter!

Becky T said...

OK, I've been trying my darndest to get this commented on and to no avail, so I hope this one is for real! These pictures bring back so many memories even for me because I remember waiting ever so anxiously for your phone call and crying when we heard the news. We were so excited for you guys to be parents and knew that you guys would be so in love with him. And then I cried again when I saw the pictures you sent a day or two later because you guys were seriously just BEAMING in them! Especially that one of you, Amber, where you have tears in your eyes and you can just tell how amazed and overjoyed you were by the miracle that just took place. Seriously, it makes me cry every time I see it, even today! We just love you guys to death and wish we could meet the C man. He was just a little jelly bean in your belly the last time we saw you. Sad!! I'm so glad we've been able to see Carter grow up through pictures!