Charles Everett DeBardelaben, our baby Charlie, joined us last Friday, October 10 at 12:23pm. He weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 20in long at birth, but is growing bigger and stronger everyday. We have spent the past week falling deeply in love with him and trying to figure out this whole parenting thing (spoiler alert: we love it!).
I can’t wait to share his birth story because it’s a good one. Quick highlights: It was a beautiful, empowering, and transformative experience and everything I had hoped it would be. I arrived at the hospital at 9.5 cm and caught him myself about 3 hours later in the birthing tub!
For now though, I must go rest. It’s exhausting caring for a newborn! :)
Lots of love,