Thursday, March 18, 2010

Introducing....Charlie Addison Skiles!

She's finally here!!!!   Our sweet little angel baby, Charlie Addison Skiles is here and we couldn't be more ecstatic!  Little Charlie was born March 1, 2010 at 3:49am.  She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 3/4" long.  Because she had a short umbilical cord, she didn't want to descend and wasn't able to be born "regular" so I ended up having a cesarean section.  Just a short time in surgery and I heard the greatest sound in the whole world, my little baby was absolutely magical.  I never thought that I would feel so much emotion, but it was truly the greatest sound I have ever heard.  We had to stay in the hospital a day longer than planned because little Charlie had lost too much weight.  She got down to 5 pounds 12 ounces.  When we left the hospital she was 6 pounds 2 ounces!  On her last doctors visit, last monday, she was at 6 pounds 14 ounces and 20 3/4".  She is growing like a little weed!   It has been 18 days since that very first cry and Adam and I are so happy watching our little girl grow.  Here are some pics from her birth and beyond!
Only we can make labor look fun!

Just waiting around for sweet baby Charlie!

Brand new baby girl!  I was in recovery and Adam got to be with Charlie in the nursery.

Tiny foot prints

naked blonde baby!

Grandpa Charlie and baby Charlie.  She was named after her grandpa and Adam's Grandma who is also named Charlie.  

Grandma Terry!

Daddy Adam looking very official in his scrubs

Right after she was born, I got to meet Charlie in the O.R., but here I finally get to hold her

Love at first sight

Brand new and already a ham

Aunt Rachel came to visit us in the hospital!

Nothing greater than this picture.  Holding my little baby skin to skin has got to be the best feeling in the world!

Perfect bundle

This is the amazingly awful and hilarious dog cake that Adam and my Mom got for me since I also spent my 30th birthday, March 3, in the hospital.  This belongs on Cake Wrecks for sure!  The perfect cake!

Finally Home:
We gave Fidel Charlie's hat she wore in the hospital.  He loves it.

sleepy head

She's karate chopping her way into our hearts!

Listening to every word her grandma says!  She is very alert already, she's going to be a genius, but not one of those creepy, obnoxious geniuses.

loving her daddy

The most precious little angel.  

I will be blogging more as the time goes on, but right now we are just so enjoying Charlie.  She is so amazing and a wonderful addition to our family.  I can't wait to see what she does next...


Ashleigh said...

Oh my God that karate chopping picture is soooooooo adorable! She is beautiful. Congrats you guys. I will have to make a special trip to Tonopah just to see her!

Angie Larkin said...

I got SUCH a laugh out of that dog cake! It was hideous and hilarious all at the same time! And little Charlie is so adorable. I loved seeing the skin to skin pic! Congrats mama! Your life is forever changed!

AJE Mommy said...

I can't WAIT to meet Charlie! Not only is she beautiful but with a mother as wonderful as you, I bet she is going to be one of the coolest, sweetest girls ever! I'm so happy for you and Adam. Love you so much and if you need anything at all or just want to talk, call me anytime of day. Love you!

Jamie said...

Okay I am SO far behind, I had no idea you were even preggers- I'm so bad :( I need to be on here more! You all look absolutely amazing- I'm am overwhelmed with happiness for you and your family. Congratulations sweetheart- AMAZING :)