Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 1 for Carson

Hello All,
Well, the day was quite eventful and Karen and Carson are both doing well. We thank everyone so much for their prayers.
The morning began with great excitement and anticipation. We started things off in the surgery prep getting the low-down on personal delivery stories from experienced moms (Mrs. Foster, Grandma Orr, and Aunt Ruth). The surgery went smoothly and Carson was officially born at 8:22am PST, 7lbs. 5oz. (sorry, no length specified yet...we'll get back to you).

Carson's cyst ruptured during the birth so his stay at Hollywood Pres. wasn't too long. We did get a chance to visit with him as they stabilized him and prepared him for transfer. The best part of the day was when we got to take a special trip to see mom one more time before leaving the hospital. Karen had only been able to briefly glimpse at him on his way out of the operating room, but on this trip she was able to both see and touch him for a little while.

At LA Children's, Carson has been getting tested and prepared for surgery. The neurosurgeon's evaluated him and he is stable enough to wait until tomorrow, which is a good sign. We are enjoying him every chance we get, and are so thankful to God for this wonderful blessing in our lives. We know that His purpose and plan for Carson's life trumps any physical maladies that he may be born with. We serve a wondrous God who is capable of all things. Our prayer is that Carson will grow to learn how great a God He is as we do our best to raise him in His nurture and admonishment.

Thank you all and continue to pray for Carson as we prepare for the surgery on his cyst tomorrow. Your love is so uplifting and we are humbled by the support our family has received. We will keep you posted as we learn more...


  1. Oh, wow! He's a big boy! And Karen was still able to move? SO looking forward to when you get to bring him home for us all to fuss over!!! (Mom was SO lucky to be in the right place at the right time!)

  2. Wow, 7 lbs, 5 oz! What a little chub!! That's awesome! He's beautiful or should I say handsome! Either way, what a joy. Thanks you guys for keeping us posted. We love you and will continue praying. Get some good rest tonight. And it looks like he has blondish brown hair just like I predicted!!! Hah!

  3. good to here everything went well with delivery,he's a cutie.will continue to pray for carson and mommie karen as i know how mothers do frett,love you guys,look forward to seeing you three soon.

  4. Welcome Baby Carson! We are so so so so happy for you all and so proud to have you with us. I cried tears of joy yesterday looking at the pictures. Praise the Lord! Cant wait to get to hold him! :)

  5. Precious, Precious, PRECIOUS!! And I'm not saying that because Carson isn't cute either! Wish we could be there to share in your joy! Our love and prayers are with you all. Was pure joy to see the pictures and read your posting...AMEN! God is good...ALL the time!
    Mom & Dad #2

  6. The three of you amaze me! I am so blessed to have friends who have placed their full trust in our loving and all-knowing Father! His joy and grace are evident in your words and in the pictures you have shared with us all! Thank you so much for allowing us to join you on this amazing journey. We love you all, and we are praying even now for the doctors whom God has chosen to work on our little Carson! Love ya - Debbie

  7. Congratulations Bobby and Karen. We are so thankful for baby Carson's arrival. We love your family.
    He is a cute little guy. We will keep praying for all of you. Yes, the Lord is good, and He promises to always be with us.
    Thank you for keeping us posted. The pictures are beautiful.
    Love, Barbara, Deborah and Gabe