Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Charlie's Aunt Addie made the trip up from Corpus Christi to be at Charlie's birth. Charlie LOVES his Aunt Addie and was so excited that she was there to welcome him to the world. His Great-Aunt Dede (who is like another grandmother to him) came up from Seguin for the birth and it just kills me that we don't have a picture of her with Charlie. But she was behind the camera for most of the three days she spent in Dallas (and is responsible for almost all of the good hospital pictures I have), and somehow we missed a picture with her. Charlie wants Dede to come back to Dallas so they can get a photo together!
Charlie meeting his Mimi (Clint's mom) for the first time:
Charlie talking to his Pawpaw (Clint's dad) about how to be a good cowboy:
Charlie meeting his Aunt Sarah (my college roommate) who was in town for work when Charlie was born:
Charlie with his Aunt Ann (another one of my best friends from college). Charlie is so excited Ann is living in Dallas now!!
Charlie meeting Matt and Clare.
He loves the flowers they brought him! :)
My sister Meg, brother-in-law Graeme, brother Sam, and Sam's girlfriend Audra came up to Dallas to spend the weekend with Charlie. They arrived at home about the same time we did and we had so much fun spending the weekend together. Charlie loves his big rambunctious family!
Here he is with his Aunt Meg. He is in love. :)
Uncle Graeme gave him stock tips and helped him with his soccer skills.
Don't they look cute with a baby?? Charlie wants a cousin! :)
Staring contest with Uncle Sam...
And cuddling with Audra.
We've had more visitors since we arrived home.
Thomas and Allison (from V&E) stopped by to say hi:
And Mark and Jessica got to meet Charlie during their trip to Dallas.
Charlie loved cuddling with John and Caroline!
And was so excited to meet the Grays. He can't wait until he's big enough to play with his best friend George!
Although we've remembered to get our camera out for a lot of our visitors, there are also a lot that we've missed. :( Charlie sends a shout out to Erica and Leah, the Smiths, Manuel, Carmen and Taliana, Elizabeth, Susan, and all his other new friends. He has so enjoyed meeting all of you and can't wait to get to know you all even better!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
But his favorite activity is cuddling with his daddy after work.
Charlie loves a good swaddle before he gets into bed for the evening...
And REALLY loves his playmat. Charlie loves to lay on this mat on his stomach or his side and is just entranced by its black and white images.
Announcing his manhood to the neighborhood...
We also had Charlie's first doctor's appointment this week. It went quite well--the pediatrician congratulated us on a "perfect baby" (we agree :). Although Charlie hates being cold and naked, he suffered through the appointment like a champ. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. when we left the hospital and was up to 7 lbs., 11 oz. at his appointment. They want him to be back up to his birth weight (8 lbs.) by next Tuesday. I think he's well on his way!
And finally, some bath time pictures of Charlie. He is not a fan of the sponge bath part, but loves cuddling in his towel after, loves having his hair washed, and especially loves having his hair brushed.
What a wonderful week...don't grow up too quickly little Charlie!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Little Charlie is his first "real" outfit. Clutching Ella for moral support--we were a little nervous to leave the safe haven of the hospital and head out in the rainy weather. :)
Mommy and Charlie waited patiently for Daddy to return.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sweet boy with his clean hair. :) Relaxing in Daddy's lap... Sweetness...
Life is good. :)