Friday, August 5, 2011

Introducing our love, Charlotte Lenora


August 2 our lives were changed forever.  Charlotte joined our family and we can’t imagine life without her. 

Labor was very similar to Drew’s….fast and furious. 



Initially we thought things were going to go slower than they did with Drew so John grabbed the camera and he thought me “white knuckling” through a contraction was worthy of a pic…..little did he know that minutes later we would be giving birth….no drugs, again :(  Luckily, she is our last so I will never do that again.  It was brutal and barbaric.  BUT, she was worth it all.  I’d do it again just to have her. 


Welcome to the world little girl, we love you.IMG_5215



Daddy and Momo checking her out..the cord was wrapped around her neck twice.  Oh, and the doctor didn’t even make it….thank goodness for good nurses! :)IMG_5227

Check out that hair!!!!IMG_5231

Daddy putting her pic on facebook moments after birth :))IMG_5233

When we first saw this face we all thought she looked EXACTLY like Luke.  As time goes on I think she looks a lot like her Daddy…but this face, this is her older brother.IMG_5237



Daddy, getting banded…IMG_5249

7 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches.IMG_5260

little girl is so lucky…she has a slew of family that already loves her.  IMG_5268

one of my favorites….John and Charlotte meeting for the first time.  IMG_5276

Charlie checking out her Daddy…..little girl, that guy is going to give you the world.  IMG_5277

Luke’s face….it is that lip!!!IMG_5283






Ignore her face, she really does love the hat :))))IMG_5324

First bath…she hated it.



Papa meeting his new favorite granddaughter


Momo and Papa and the latest and greatest addition to their crew


I was so excited for the boys to come and meet her.  We have been discussing life with a baby for a long time but I couldn’t wait for them to really meet her.  I knew Luke would be head over heels but I wasn’t sure how Drew would do….well, he came running in and right over to check her out. 


Luke was much more reserved….surprised the heck out of me.




He finally warmed up.  I am not sure if it was seeing me in a hospital bed or what….but he didn’t want to see her at first.  He was very nervous and shy….IMG_5395

The best things in my life.  I am the luckiest.



Drew couldn’t wait to hold her.


Love his face in this one….talk about a lucky girl.



and when Luke finally warmed up to holding her he hasn’t wanted to put her down.  The morning after we came home, he came running into my room like it was Christmas.  Literally.  I have never seen a happier kid.  I know how he feels…….even the middle of the night feedings are great right now.  :) 

I really don’t think life can get any better. 



Raquel & Ethan said...

Love the photojournalism...captured it all. Erin did a great job as photographer. Also love the black and white

Evelyn said...

She is perfection, Sarah! I love her sweet little face so much. Congrats, lady!

Joy said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl! Love all the photos capturing the first moments. I am so happy for all of you!!