Pregnancy

Say Hello To . . .

The newest addition to the Holl Family, Charlotte Mae Holl (nickname Charlie).

As most of you probably guessed by my lack of blogging posts this past week, we had our little girl Sunday evening. I guess our eviction notice last Saturday hit home with her!

Baby Charlotte
Baby Charlotte
Baby Charlotte
Baby Charlotte

She was born on Sunday, August 4th at 6:42 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and is 21 inches long! She is completely healthy and happy (from what we can tell) and we couldn’t feel more blessed. She has a full head of hair, blue eyes and the longest little fingers and toes I’ve ever seen!

We have had so much fun these past few days getting to know her and bond with her. She definitely has a little personality with all the expressions she makes. We’re still trying to figure out who she looks like.

As for the baby poll, the overall winner is our friend Steve E. who guessed both due date and length! Congratulations, Steve. Give yourself a high-five! As for all the stats, Lauren M. was closest on time by guessing 6:20, Tiffany C. was closest to weight guessing 7 lbs, 10 oz., grandpa Goerne also guessed length exactly and a fellow blogger I follow, The McMuffin House, also guessed correct due date!

I’ll post separately about our labor and delivery, but for now, here are some more photos of our little angel.

Dressed To Go Home!
Dressed To Go Home!
Ready to Go!
Ready to Go!
Grandma & Grandpa Goerne
Grandma & Grandpa Goerne
Daddy Daughter Time
Daddy Daughter Time
Week by Week
Week by Week

We had our first checkup today and everything is looking great. It’s usual for babies to lose between 5-10% of their body weight, so when we left the hospital, she weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. At today’s checkup she weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. – back to her birth weight! She is in the 93 percentile for height and 52 percentile for weight. Our next checkup is on Monday, August 19th when she’s 2 weeks old.

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17 thoughts on “Say Hello To . . .

  1. I have tears in my eyes I am so happy for you! She is absolutely PERFECT and I love the name (and nickname!). You look AMAZING too. Did you seriously just have a baby?????

    Looking forward to more pictures of her and your birth story. You rock mama!!!

    1. Thank you! I definitely don’t feel that great (more on that in my birth story post), but I’m still enjoying all the moments and the experience. She is truly amazing to us and I’m excited to hear all about your little girl when she makes her arrival – hopefully not early!

  2. Katie I feel like I’ve been stalking your blog all week waiting to see an update. So glad to finally see that she was born. I got a little teary eyed reading this. You look fantastic and so happy. Charlie is adorable and Ilove the name choice. Hope this week of being home is going well!

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