Sunday, October 24, 2010

Charlotte Joan Davis

Charlotte Joan Davis just couldn't wait to meet us. She was born by c-section on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:13 AM after I went into labor.
I started having contractions on Monday morning right after my doctor's appointment. They continued all day but were really pretty short in duration and very inconsistent. I was in denial I think but as the night went on they got stronger and closer together. Around 3 AM we went ahead and called the Birth Center and they said I better come in to be checked because of the excess amniotic fluid. When I got there they confirmed that I was having contractions about 5 minutes apart. I was only dialated 1 cm and the baby was still floating really high (because of the fluid). The doctor on call and my doctor decided to go ahead and do the c-section at 5:30 AM!!!!! I couldn't believe it. It was really surreal but Todd was great and reminded me that we would get to meet our little girl really soon. It was a much needed reminder as I don't really like things to go other than as I planned.
The c-section went really smoothly and at 6:13 am we heard a cry and the doctor announced that it was a girl (phew).

The doctor held her up and she was so cute and my first thought was "well she doesn't look that big." And she wasn't. Our supposed 9+ pound baby was a perfect 7 pound 10 ounces and 19 inches long. After she was wrapped up Todd brought her over to me so I could see her and then he went with her while she was bathed and evaluated. Once I was all put back together I joined them and got to hold Charlotte for the first time.

 We spent 2 nights in the hospital and then came home on Thursday. We have been settling in and trying to get used to taking care of a new little life.


  1. oh my goodness! She's so beautiful! And so tiny! Hard to believe my kids were evr that small, but they were right about her size at birth. I am so happy for you and hope everything is going smoothly. My best advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps (day or night).
    I love her hat in that photo. She's so stylish.
    We're sending youa ll our best from the East coast.

  2. I can't wait to come back up and see Charlotte. She is such a beauty. In the pics I particularly like the one with the cross sitting on Todd's head.