June 15, 2009

One Week

Charlie is one week old today!



There are so many things I want to say to commemorate this occasion, but I find myself short on time. We have to get my mom to the airport by 5:30 AM, and it's already almost midnight.

This week has been absolutely insane. From ending up with a C-section to middle of the night feedings to baby spit up and baby poop to the sweet smell of our perfect little boy, this is one week I will never forget. Charlie is absolutely amazing. I hold him and am overwhelmed by his perfection. It is the strangest thing. He is just fascinating.

This has been a week full of firsts for all of us. Things have already changed so much, but honestly, I would not have it any different. We are completely in love with Charlie. He already has a million nicknames, and he's already so familiar to us. It's definitely been a challenge, but I also know that he will never be this small again. As a matter of fact, as I was loading all the pictures from the past week onto my computer, I got a little teary. Already!

Here are a few pictures from Charlie's first week.

Baby frog legs:



First sponge bath (with diaper):



First cloth diaper:



First tummy time:



First stroller ride:



And here is how I look at one week postpartum:



Here's to many more weeks (and years) full of Charlie goodness! What a ride this has been.

(Birth story is coming, I promise. And also, thank you so much for all your comments and support.)

18 comments:

tootie said...

He looks sooo adorable! Congrats again!!

Myra said...

I love Charlie's red hair and all of his cuteness! You look great too!

Eric's Mommy said...

Wow he is one adorable baby! So cute!!

inflammatory writ said...

Okay, you know how sometimes you tell someone you really like a lot how their baby is cute, but their baby isn't that cute or it's just, y'know, a baby? This is NOT the case with Charlie. Charlie is so freakin' cute that I want to fly out there and steal him for a day. I LOVE his red hair and I think he's absolutely precious.

I hope YOU are doing okay! Sorry you had to have a C-section, I know that wasn't ideal but at least you got this cute little baby out of it! xoxox.

alyssa said...

He is adorable! He's got a full head of hair :) So cute! You look great, too! Looking forward to the birth story!

cowboyboot lady said...

OMG! Beautiful hair, and such a cute little mouth and face. He is adorable! Looking forward to the birthing story. You look great in your pic!!! Enjoy Charlie! Good to hear form you...I have been wondering how you're doing!

phairhead said...

love the cammo diapers : )

you look great

amber said...

Leslie! How in the world did he get even cuter in just a week?! What a precious little guy you have there. :)

We saw my friend this weekend whose daughter is 2 weeks old and it was pretty amazing. I can only imagine what you're feeling being the mom to that lil cutie!

thebookmill said...

wow that is one cute kid right there!

Nanette said...

Charlie is STUNNING! Em looks forward to meeting him! Another potential prom date - yay! ;)

mj said...

<3 him!!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Love the pictures!

sherthebear said...

he is adorable and you look great!!

Erika said...

OMG.....how precious is he???....he is the spitting image of his mommy!!!

Crazy Daisy said...

You both are looking great! Take your time enjoying the perfectness! :-)

ladydot42 said...

He is absolutly beautiful!! So cute!!!

A said...

He is so cute, Leslie! I love his froggy legs. That was my favorite part when my kids were just born. I could imagine that's how they looked in my tummy! Dorky, I know.

Brenda said...

I couldn't wait to see pictures of Charlie. I was dying to see what he would look like. I knew he wouldn't disappoint...he is perfection in the flesh. ADORABLE Les. I am so so happy for you guys :) And might I add not to shabby for only one week postpartum!