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Baby Carter is here!

Y’all! He’s here!

Baby Carter is here!

Diane and Brandon checked into the hospital for an induction Sunday evening, and after a rather uncomfortable night, Carter was born at 1:24PM on Monday afternoon. Diane did great and mom and baby are both healthy.

Carter John

At 9 pounds 8 ounces and 21.5 inches long, Carter is a big boy — but that’s still smaller than his daddy was when he was born!

Carter hat

Ken and Kathryn and I got to see him for a little while on his birth day, but his littlest aunt and uncle will have to wait since they are too young to be allowed to visit at the hospital. Carter has a total of eight aunts and uncles, plus three grandmothers and three grandfathers. Sometimes blended families make for awkward moments, but we all already love him like crazy.

happy grandparents

Today is Ken’s 46th birthday; he couldn’t have had a better birthday gift than a beautiful, healthy grandson, and I think he’s just plain giddy about it.

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Terra Heck

That is a great birthday gift! What an adorable baby.




Congratulations! Best birthday ever!

Tina stone

Well I just have to say I’m a little jealous of them sharing a birthday together!! Babies are so sweet but extra sweet when their yours. Congrats to both of yall!


What a great gift for Ken! Carter is beautiful!


Yay, Carter is here!

So excited that baby and mommy are doing great!

Enjoy that sweet babe, and start making memories that will last a lifetime!




Congratulations to you all from Australia! So glad Carter has arrived safely. My experience is that multiple grandparents makes for multiple versions of love, care and engagement. Can there be too much loving? 🙂 Enjoy him lots and lots. Tiffany


How sweet! Congratulations!!!


Congratulations! Hope you’re getting lots of baby-holding time! (so jealous!)