Decked out in his (too big) Sunday best, we headed to church for the first time as a family. He slept the WHOLE time!! He had quite the fan club before he even arrived!
Although Charlie met some of these people at the hospital, this was the first time he was actually held by some of them! We had a get-together at Grandma & Grandpa’s house.Uncle Terry Auntie Kooks Aunt Sara Uncle Dan Uncle Jason and Auntie Kooks Cousin Katie
Charlie did NOT enjoy his first sponge bath today in our bathroom sink. He screamed, cried, and told us just how unhappy he was…good thing we had snuggly jammies to make him feel more comfortable later…This little guy has known his daddy’s voice from the start – we strongly believe this stems from the time Jim started talking and reading… View Post
Alicia and Malachi dropped by for a visit today! They also brought us dinner (an enchilda-type pie) – it was DELICIOUS! Thanks again!
We headed out in the blustery cold (complete with my FAVORITE bear suit) for Charlie’s first doctor’s appointment. He did so well, we decided to head over to the Chicago Ridge Mall and ate at none other than – Charley’s! The walk around the mall put him right to sleep and gave us a chance to be in the public… View Post
Charlie was lucky enough to be born close to Martin Luther King Day. His cousins, Uncle David, and Mimi came over bearing Burger King and the makings for Lasagna. We enjoyed this immensely.
As if perfectly ordained long before we even knew of him, we welcomed Charlie home on his due date – January 18, 2009. We left the hospital in the morning after rushing around a bit. We dressed him in a traditional African outfit made by the Anidobus from church. He looked adorable, even if it was a bit over-sized! We… View Post
On Saturday, we were obviously still in the hospital, but the night before all of my attachments were removed! (IV, pitocin, catheter) I was finally able to walk around more on my own and I was able to take a MUCH NEEDED shower with Jim’s assistance. My mom came and relieved him for part of the day and he was… View Post
Charlie’s first 24 hours were like a whirlwind. As we adjusted to life as a family of three, we had nurses constantly assessing Charlie and myself considering his new person status in this world and my recent surgery. I was slowly getting the hang of nursing, while not being able to do all that much on my own, considering I… View Post