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3.08.2013

the morning of life | the arrival of charlotte rose

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I remember sitting in the waiting room on the fourth floor, watching and waiting for Dad to turn the corner and walk down that hallway. Grandparents and family were there, waiting too. Then finally, Dad was there. Addy and I shot up from the couch. He took us into the room first, into room 400. And there was Mom, holding the baby all wrapped up in a blanket in her arms. "It's a girl," she said. "What is her name --" Addy asked. "This is Charlotte," Mom said. And this was when we first met little Charlotte.

Mom passed her to Addy, then me, then Dad, then back around again. I couldn't believe how small she was, yet how perfectly she fit in my arms. After awhile, Dad went out to tell the grandparents, aunts, and uncles they could come in soon, and when they did, there were at least six cameras out immediately and grins from ear to ear.

Eventually, Mom and Charlotte were moved to room 483, where Charlotte spent the next two days. Addy and I went to our grandparents' house to spend those two nights, but were awake and ready to go as early as we could be, ready to go back to the hospital. Those 48 hours seemed to take a long time. But, then the day came when we could go home.

And that is half the story of the arrival of Charlotte Rose.

20 comments:

  1. She is so cute! and I love these pictures, they are beautiful. :)

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  2. Aww I'm so happy for you! It must so fun to have a new baby to hold and cuddle with :)
    -mal :)

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  3. Awwww, she's so tiny and cute! I love her little hat. :) You must be so excited! I have the blessing of two little sisters, and they're the best. Congrats!

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  4. Awwwwww, how cute! She is adorable! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!
    Bethany

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  5. So, so, so sweet! Congratulations to all of you!

    Enjoyed your post.

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  6. I love these pictures, and what a beautiful story of your new sister! :)

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  7. Lovely. We just had our own little boy too, so all of that is very fresh in my memory still. ;)

    How sweet she is! Charlotte Rose~ what a beautiful name. <3

    ~Dani Marie

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  8. omygoodness. so adorable. what a doll. love these shots haley, they tell the story beautifully. xx

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  9. oh, this is so special :) such a beautiful moment! congratulations x900!
    and that fourth black and white photo of you is gorgeous.

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  10. this is so precious. is charlotte your second sibling?

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  11. Aw! She is so beautiful. Congrats to you and your family! xx

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  12. Congratulations to the family! CR is beautiful :)
    And I second what Olivia said -- the fourth b&w of you is lovely. xo

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  13. the morning of life. love that. so happy to share a birthday with little charlotte! :)

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  14. ohohoh. This is just too precious.

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  15. This is so precious, Haley. Many blessings to your family! 'Lil Charlotte Rose is absolutely adorable and what a sweet blessing from the Lord. <3

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  16. Congratulations, Haley! I just found your blog. Your pictures (and writing) is wonderful...can't wait for more posts :)

    http://teenwriter2017.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awwww! Congratulations on your new baby sister! She's precious!!

    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  18. so so so so precious. I just can't get over how amazing it is that God creates little people, loves them, and has a purpose for them before they are even born. It's just so so incredible.

    I loved reading this, Haley.

    Blessings!

    ~Madi

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  19. What a lovely story! What a beautiful Charlotte Rose! What a wonderful family! I love you all!

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