Charlotte's coming home from the hospital outfit
Paul testing out his soothing techniques
Paul cutting her umbilical cord
Charlotte just after birth
Charlotte has finally graced us with her presence just four days after her due date. She arrived via C-Section at 8:49pm on January 20th. Yes, she is an inauguration baby! After being induced at about 8:30am, a long day of labor and 3 hours of pushing, she was just not coming out. It turns out Charlotte was "sunny side up" and the cord was wrapped around her neck, so we feel very blessed that she was born healthy. She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz at birth and has since shed a few ounces and bottomed out at 6 lbs 5oz.
We were able to come home Saturday afternoon and are still adjusting to life at home with a baby. Our first night was a little rough but we are feeling pretty confident about our parenting skills (probably a bit premature for this). We are looking forward to the next couple of weeks that Paul has off work to spend with his girls.
Enjoy the pics of Charley's first week of life, we think she is absolutely beautiful! Also, thank you again to everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this first week of life for little Charlotte, she is such a blessing and we feel so lucky to have her in our lives.