June 10, 2009

Welcome to the world, Charlie.

Charles Jacob
June 8, 2009 - 8:56 PM
8 lbs, 3 oz. - 21 in. long



Dear Charlie,

I loved being pregnant with you, and I'm going to miss it. I loved feeling you move around. I loved listening to your heartbeat. I loved placing my hands on my tummy, knowing that you were safe and happy just underneath them. I loved that I was able to give you what you needed exactly when you needed it. I loved having you with me all the time. I loved thinking about the person you're going to be. And just as I feel honored to be your dad's wife, I feel so incredibly honored and humbled to be your mother.

But now you're here - and what an amazing little guy you are. I could stare at you for hours. I could hold you for days. I could listen to you whimper and even cry until the end of time. I don't know how I existed without you. It's like my life didn't start until you were born and I stared into your blue eyes.

Your birth day is only the beginning of what I hope will be a long and happy life for you in this crazy, chaotic world. I think you are the most wonderful little person I have ever laid eyes on. You are, to put a tried and true cliched spin on it, a dream come true. A lifelong dream in human form. You are absolutely beautiful. You are so devastatingly perfect. And I am so proud of you.

Happy birth day, buddy. Welcome to the world.

I love you,
Mommy



Birth story coming soon!

33 comments:

Erika said...

AWWWWWW what a cutie face!!


Congrats to you and Roy!!!

SOOOOOO happy for you....:)

Erika said...

OH.....

He has your lips!!

Crazy Daisy said...

BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy for you and Roy! :-) The photos are wonderful. He is so precious...such a gift.

Congrats! {{{HUGS}}}

weezermonkey said...

Congratulations!

Nanette said...

Congrats, mama!

sherthebear said...

congrats!! Welcome Charlie.

dapotato said...

congrats! hello, charlie!

tootie said...

Congrats!! He looks perfect!

Eric's Mommy said...

He is adorable!!

Congrats!!!!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Oh my goodness, Leslie! He is so beautiful! I can not wait to meet him.

thebookmill said...

congrats to you and your hubby! charlie is adorable!

alejna said...

He's just beautiful! Congratulations to you and Roy for your wonderful new family member, and to Charlie for landing such great parents!

phairhead said...

leslie, he's beautiful!

inflammatory writ said...

I just yelped and smacked my hand on my desk at work in excitement and everyone is staring at me! I also may or may not be almost crying. Allegedly.

Oh, gosh, Leslie. He's perfect. <3 Congratulations!

kim said...

DUDE! He's so cute! Looooove him and you.

Congrats!

cowboyboot lady said...

Charlie is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations! Dream come true for sure! I hope you are doing well!

Myra said...

My heart is melting. Can't wait to hold little Charlie. I am so happy for you, Roy, and the proud aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends.

amber said...

Oh Leslie, he is absolutely adorable. :) So so so happy for you!!!

Lydia said...

Yay! Congrats! What a cutie.

A said...

Charlie is so beautiful! Congratulations, Leslie!

Amy said...

Absolutely adorable!! Congrats!

Tiff said...

I am so happy for you love! Can't wait to meet him!

mj said...

Congrats Leslie and Roy! Hes adorable!

Bex said...

I'm not gonna lie - your letter to him made me tear up a little. He's beautiful <3

ladydot42 said...

OMG. Leslie he is just beautiful. So cute. I can't wait to squeeze those adorable little cheeks!

alyssa said...

Charlie is absolutely precious! Congratulations! I've been thinking about you guys and obsessively checking my Google Reader! Thanks for the update! Looking forward to many more!!! Congratulations, mommy!

Jessica said...

He's perfect! Congratulations Leslie and Roy!

Gigi said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Leslie...He is perfect...Look how far we have come! Congrats to you a Roy, Charlie couldn't have better parents. ----Lynn

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations to you! Welcome Charlie!

Brenda said...

Les, Charlie is absolute perfection! He is cuter than I could have ever imagined! I can't wait to see more pictures. Congratulations to you & Roy. I can't wait to read your birth story :)

Charlie said...

Congratulations! Welcome, Charlie -- he's beautiful.

Ashley said...

He's darling, congrats Leslie!