Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome, Baby Charlie!

"I'm Charlie!  I'm here!  I love to sleep and cry!"

Hi Cuties,
I am pleased to introduce baby Charlie James.  Charlie was born on February 15th and our lives haven't been the same since.  Taking care of this baby is a 24 hour job and the hardest I've ever had by far.  We've had time for nothing else (so much for my secondary plans of launching a business during my maternity leave.  taking a shower seems like a more realistic pipe dream.)  We are so in love with this little guy and it's a good thing he's so cute because he is a handful!
So much to overshare with you all in the coming weeks, including the requisite "birth story" and all the accompanying gore, lots of breast talk, dirty diapers and more!   Get excited.
Until then, here are a few shots from week 1.

Week 1 Highlights:
The Good:  baby cuddles, Charlie's surprise spiky hair (so cute), Charlie napping like a little frog on our chests, finally eating cold cuts again (whoo hoo, turkey sandwich)
The Bad:  labor (ow, yes, it hurt way more than I thought it would), sleep? who needs sleep?, having to change Charlie's diaper in the middle of lactation class where he of course peed all over the floor 
The Ugly:  breastfeeding, it's not pretty or fun so far, but we'll save that story for another day.

More to come...

somehow we don't have enough newborn clothing to fit this little 6 pounder, but these train overalls are looking pretty sharp
how cute is james's meet the baby outfit?
Charlie loves watching Teen Mom with mommy
yawn? nope that's charlie rooting around for the breast.  don't worry,once he finds it he loses interest. 
Charlie meets his aunt and uncle!
view from the hospital room

going home from the hospital.  charlie is so tiny in his car seat! 
charlie and aunt lyss 

charlie loves his striped hats!

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