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
Wednesday, January 14, 2009, started out like any other day. I woke up and headed off to work, determined to finish another day as I got closer to my due date of January 18th. The previous night, the doctor had told me that I was less than a cm dilated and we began to make plans for if baby did… View Post
After the delivery, they bundled Charlie up in this new, ill-fitting blue cap and his daddy escorted him to the nursery. The nurses covered his head as we wanted our families to be surprised. Jim announced the good news and ensured my family that I was safe and would be back to the room shortly. We arrived as a family… View Post