Sunday, April 22, 2007

Charlie!

Charlie was born yesterday at 6:38 p.m., weighing in at a rather hefty 8lbs 7oz (I only say hefty because Sirrah! barely looked 8 months pregnant at the very end). The Amazing Race was a huge success - I arrived at the hospital just as Sirrah! was fully dilated and a few minutes before she started to push. She was a total rockstar, managing to not only stay pleasant, but look absolutely beautiful through the whole 16 hrs of labour. Charlie is incredibly sweet, with a mop of dark brown hair not unlike his papa's bedhead. Everyone is super healthy, and the whole family will be home later today.

I paparazzied it up with Greg's camera - pictures later. Right now I need a shower and a nap.

3 comments:

Candace said...

That's wonderful! I just logged on to see if Charlie was here and if you made it to the hospital. Congratulations to everyone!

Jon Nichols said...

How come the first thing we say about a newborn is its weight? Doesn't that seem a tad superficial of us?

There must be some other stat that we can provide, something more reflective of his or her distinctive personality... anyone?

Gillian said...

I think in Sara's case the weight is kind of remarkable because she'd only gained about 20lbs! That bump was all baby!