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!
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.
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.