Thursday, September 16, 2010

Charlee Mae Reese

We kept getting text messages and calls throughout the day yesterday that the newest member of the Reese family would be arriving!

My parents, Chet, and I headed towards El Dorado around 4:45 (thanks so, so much to Grandma Cheryl for watching Reese and Cru!).

Ty and Audrey had been at the hospital since around 11:00 am, so they had already been playing the waiting game.

Audrey was as strong as an ox and as cool as a cucumber; she was amazing!

While she quietly bared through contraction after contraction, we chatted. Mainly discussing names; a special time that I don't think any of us will forget.

Hours passed and Audrey slowly progressed.

Finally, a little before 2 am, it was time to push.

We waited with full anticipation for that first cry.

Nearly an hour later, she arrived! Oh, her mama worked hard. And her Daddy worked hard not to pass out.

That first cry, there's nothing like it. It was so soft and sweet.

And there she was with the proudest Daddy in the world.

Charlee Mae Reese
7 pounds 3 ounces
20 inches


All the way from the top of her head (with that dark hair!).....

to the tip of her toes.

Oh sweet Charlee Mae, we are all so in love.

And we are all so proud of this new family and so overwhelmed with happiness for them.

We love you all!

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