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Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's a girl!!

She has arrived! I don't have a lot of time to post, but I thought I better get some pictures up soon!

Charli Ann was born Friday, July 28th, 2006 at 8:34 am after 25 hours of labor and a c-section. Charli was not very cooperative that morning!

She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz, and is 21" long. She has a lot of dark hair and nice dark blue eyes. I wasn not expecting our baby to come out with hair at all, let along dark hair that you can actually see! What a wonderful surprise!

Charli had ABO jaundice but was able to come home with us on Monday. Poor thing has her days and nights mixed up, so she is having a hard time with sleeping at night time. Much of this is my fault because when she does fall alseep - SO DO she ends up sleeping in my arms. But, she has slept for a total of 4 hours in her crib today - I pray that we can get her to sleep there some tonight too!!

The dogs are great with her. Wynston will NOT leave her side, and must be by anyone who is holding her. When she cries, he just sits near her and wimpers - as if to say...why aren't you helping her?! I really couldn't be more pleased with their reaction to her. However, this being said - he does not like going to bed since Charli is not in the room. He sits by the door and cries, and scratches at it.

Lucky for us, Charli is not bothered by they barking...because they do that a lot! Especially when new people stop to visit.

Chad is a great and proud daddy! He hardly left my side the entire time I was there - only to come home and take care of the boys. He hates having to go to work, because he misses spending the time with Charli - he is going to be an amazing father.

Here are two pictures of our little baby girl! Rachelle as some very good ones, but has not emailed them to me yet.


AndreaChad said...

She is SO adorable! I am so glad to finally see and hear about the experience. Chad and I are excited for you and Chad and know that you will be wonderful parents! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Jessica said...

Awww! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more pictures - Congratulations to all three of you! James says "what a cutie!"
~Jessica & James

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! even from those two pictures i can see a little bit of both of you in her! can't wait to see more! *hugs and kisses to everyone*
-sadie and aiden

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sadie...I can see both of you in her. She is a beautiful baby! Congrats!!!!
Jen Stelk

Kim from Babyfit said...

OMG! Is she not just the sweetest thing ever. Look at all that fabulous hair and those wonderful eyes.

Hope you are feeling well and getting some rest!

Cindy said...

I can definitely relate to the days and nights being mixed up! I can sympathize with you there! I sure hope Charli and Mia straighten that out soon. :)

I did not realize how close they were born together....within minutes!