Monday, July 6, 2009

New Family Member

On Thursday July 2, 2009 we welcomed Charlotte Ann Bradley into our family.

She weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces. Our smallest baby to date. She was also 21 inches long - this made her the longest baby to date. She is so sweet and wonderful. From the minute she arrived Jay and I have just been amazed at how precious and sweet she is.

This children adore her and love to just look at her. Chas can't walk by her with out giving her a pat, which in Chas's world is a hard slap of the hand. Bonnie just adores her and loves it when she wakes up. Charlotte has long feet and long fingers and Jay and I just wonder what crazy genes did she get and what will she look like as she grows. Right now we've concluded she has Uncle Timmy's feet, this means she may end up being very very tall. I won't complain.

I told my brother that she reminds me of my Grandma. Charlotte was named after her maternal grandmother. My maternal Grandmother and I were pen pals when I was little, this was before it was cheap to call long distance whenever we felt like it. We exchanged letters often and I always looked forward to her letters when they arrived. I have always had a special place in my heart for this Grandma. I'd stay at her house for part of our visits to California and she always gave us Twinkies right before bedtime. I had been a little unsure of whether she should name her Charlotte or not but when Jay walked over with her bundled up like a little burrito I knew. We both agreed that Charlotte was more than appropriate for this dainty little baby.


Lonita said...

Congrats, she's beautiful! Twinkies right before bedtime - sounds like a great choice to name Charlotte after. Can't wait to meet her in a few weeks!

Krissie said...

Charlotte is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

denverallens said...

I love her! She is beautiful. I love the bit you put in about her namesake. That will mean so much to her as she grows up. Also, I love that her middle name is Ann. She's a special, precious little one.

Donna said...

She is just beautiful. I love little babies and can't wait to hold her.