Gavin Timothy Carr
Born: November 22, 2008
Time: 1:09 AM
Length: 21 Inches
Weight: 8 Lbs
Hair: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue-Gray (for now!)
For the photos click HERE, or view the slideshow below.
So, we’re here in the waiting room at St. Luke’s hospital in Boise, Idaho. Baby will be here anytime now! The estimate is that he’ll be here sometime between 30 minutes and 3 hours from now.
And here’s a quick picture of us taken a few minutes ago. And actually right now we’re in the room where the little dude will be born shortly.
Since we’re about to add a little one to our family we decided to create a family website. From this time on we’ll only be posting on this site. Eventually, our other sites (jamesandchanin.com and jamesandchaninplus1.com) will go away.
The name for the site originally came from our buddy Tim when he joked with me about Los Carrs. We like the name and feel that it represents us well. Those of you who know us probably know that Chanin and I are both half “hispanic” and half “white” so the name just makes sense!
We’ll be posting about our usual topics (food, family, etc.) as well as a lot of new posts about our baby.
I took the liberty of subscribing the family members who were subscribed to our old sites so you should be getting an email about this new post. If you’re not getting email notifications and you’d like to subscribe (or unsubscribe) you can do so over there on the right. Also, you may notice the old comments missing and/or a few broken links. If so, sorry about that! I didn’t feel like migrating everything else over!
Thanks for looking!
After a lot of hard work we’re proud to say that the baby room has been completed! Just yesterday we cleaned out all of the tools and made some final paint touch-ups. We’re really happy with the way everything turned out and we hope our little guy enjoys it.
Here are some of the details:
Chanin spent a TON of time drawing and painting all of the cute little animals on the walls. She’s quite the artiste! She got all of the paint from the craft store and spent a lot of time mixing colors to get things just right. I think everything turned out perfect.
We found really nice chair railing at Home Depot. Before installing it I had to sand and paint it to get it ready. I think I did pretty good for a first timer. Also, we painted the lower portion of the wall a nice green color to make things stand out a bit. The shelves required sanding and painting and about $20 worth of hardware to install. I like Ace Hardware because they’re helpful, but sheesh they’re expensive for some things!
A lot of other work went into the room as well. Typical things like cleaning closets, organizing stuff, vacuuming, smashing fingers, drilling holes in the wrong place, etc. Luckily, I have 10 fingers and putty so no big deal.
We’ll post more soon about some of the other things we’ve been doing to prepare. Here’s a little teaser: mini baby socks, diapers (clean), and new baby gadgets. Now we have you on the edge of your seat!
We’ve been sooo busy getting ready and just haven’t taken the time to post recently. Soon we’ll be posting pictures of our new arrival (due around November 10th now) and we’re really excited. Chanin is still working on painting the room and it’s just about done. And I recently put up a ceiling fan and will be putting up some shelves soon. We hope to have some more pictures of the room next week but we’ll just have to see how it goes!
So, on to the baby showers:
First, we went to a baby shower which was put on by some of Chanin’s previous coworkers (at OC Child Support). It was completely unexpected and we’re very grateful that they did that for us. We received a lot of nice things and enjoyed some cake and punch. The cake was really yummy! After this shower we went on our “baby moon” vacation.
Then, when we returned from our vacation we had our next baby shower, which was thrown by Chanin’s parents and her younger sister Lori. Most of the pictures are near the end of this post so keep reading.
We spent a lot of time preparing for this one. Chanin prepared all of the games, which included:
The games were a blast and Chanin did a really good job getting everything ready.
For food Chanin and I made sandwiches which consisted of:
Luckily Aunt Roxy showed up just in time to help with the sandwiches since they were taking us much longer than expected. We’re glad we chose to make them but we’ll remember for next time that 2 people can only do so much! I guess this is just preparing us for a baby right?
The food turned out great so it was all worth it. In addition to the sandwiches we had a lot of other things (some which were brought in by guests). The other stuff included:
We have to give a special thanks to Chanin’s parents for the shower and support. And also to my Dad and Jennifer, and Mima for their special gifts.
It was great to celebrate with our family and friends and we had a great turnout. We received many excellent, and much needed, gifts that we really appreciate. And, our baby thanks all of you as well!
So, now that we have the baby furniture out of the way we’re getting ready to start decorating the room. We agreed on a jungle theme and Chanin found a really cute bedding set called Jungle Babies by NoJo. We have some lofty plans for the room and are really excited to get it going.
Here’s a picture of the NoJo Jungle Baby products:
We’re planning on:
Here are some links to a few of the Jungle Babies things. We already purchased the bedding set and we have a lot of the other things on the ol’ baby registry.
OK, I think that’s about it. I know, I know, it may seem like we’re going overboard but, hey, it’s our first baby. At the last ultrasound he was doing little monkey moves and roaring like a lion so we’re pretty sure that was his way of telling us that he wants a jungle theme in his room.
During our recent trip to Idaho my bro and sis-in-law invited us over for a fresh trout dinner at their place. I hadn’t had trout for a really long time and was looking forward to it. The day before, my bro had gone out fishing and caught lots of fishies. So anywho, on to the pictures!
Mmmmm……makes me want to go fishing (as long as someone else kills the fish!).