Monday, September 15, 2014

Introducing Little Charlie

Charles Clay Tieman | born September 13 at 10:22 pm | 7 pounds, 7 ounces | 20 inches

...and everyone is doing fine. They're expecting to go home today, a little nervous, but ready to start being a family on their own.

Saturday was a long day. Thank goodness for college football, coffee and knitting. Marc and I finally got to meet little Charlie just before midnight. Love at first sight for sure!

Then Marc came home (someone needed to take care of Holly and I'm grateful he did!) while I helped Katie get settled into her room. And finally, I got to hold him.

 

Charlie slept most of yesterday in spite of Katie's best attempts to wake him to nurse (I smile thinking how she's going to look back on that afternoon when he peacefully napped away the hours) and a parade of visiting family.

He did open his eyes a few times

but mostly he peacefully slept.

I've been delighted with all the wonderful good wishes in response to Instagram and emails. Thank you!
Two questions have popped up over and over. First, his name. He's named after Rob's grandfather (Charles is also Rob's middle name) and my dad (his middle name is Clay, after his grandfather Clay Sheffield). I love the family tradition and it's wonderful to see that he really is a Charlie!
Second, I hope to be called Marmie - a play off my name and the mama in Little Women; she's one of my favorite mama characters, especially as portrayed by Susan Sarandon! We'll see how Charlie handles it. His other grandma is Nana; Charlie is her third grandchild, so I expect that will "stick".

Oh, and yes, I did finish the blanket. We had planned to take photos on Saturday morning in the nursery. I kind of love that he'll get to be in those photos now. A beautiful, perfect FO!

20 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, Mary, he is simply gorgeous! You must be over the moon in love with him. Congrats all 'round and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  2. Congratulations! I only "know" you through reading your Blog but I have been following your anticipation for Charlie's arrival. Enjoy him!
    --Deb (JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry)

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  3. Congratulations to the whole family and thank you for sharing this joyous news with all of your readers! That smile on your face says it all. Wishing Charlie much happiness, health, love, and a continuation of that peaceful sleeping!

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  4. OH OH OH!! I've been out in the wilderness... CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!! You know how fast he's going to grow -- I can't believe Junah was just 8 months old. Marmie! How wonderful... I never thought of that for a variation on Grandma! My kids call me that all the time. I like it. :)

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  5. Oh, and to get to hold him! He is just as amazing in person, as in the photos. I'm so looking forward to watching this little guy grow up.

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  6. He's just perfect Mary! Congratulations all around and it's going to be so fun to watch Charlie grow! Love, love, love his name!

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  7. So sweet, so perfect and look at the smile on YOUR face, which shows your delight and joy! Congratulations to all!!

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  8. Congratulations, Mary! He looks so sweet & perfect. The picture of you holding him says it all...you look so full of joy!

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  9. Congratulations to you all! And don't you just love that perfect little face!!!

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  10. What a beautiful baby and Congratulations and Happy Wishes to his parents!

    PS I love the photo of you holding Charlie--the first of many photos with his Marmie, I'm sure!

    Melody

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  11. It's all just perfect goodness. Your choice of Marmie so resonates and I love the last photo. Charlie's adorable.
    So glad to read he, Katie and Dad are doing well. You and Marc look like you fit your new roles with abundance comfort. We look forward to more Charlie stories.
    Cheer~

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  12. Oh, he is so handsome! The look on his Marmie's face as she holds him is priceless!

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  13. Oh, Mary! Such a beautiful, beautiful, sweet baby boy. What a love. You're going to have such fun! Congratulations, my friend!

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  14. Mary -- such SWEET photos!!!! He is totally adorable. Totally. I resisted asking about the blanket, but I saw it on your projects page, so I assumed it was finished. Yay, you!!

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  15. There is nothing sweeter in life than holding a newborn babe! Especially one in your own family. The look on your face says it all! You will be a great Marmie! Love the name. My dad is Charles, as well as my great grandfather, and my nephew. Enjoy every second! Congratulations to your entire family.

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  16. Mazel Tov. There is nothing more wonderful than a new life. And to be named after two special people is such a gift. I hope everyone continues to feel good and gets some sleep. Hugs to everyone

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  17. Congrats! He is beautiful. Enjoy being a grandmother - I know I sure do!

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    1. oh thank you! so far, so good - I am loving being a grandmother! all the well-wishes here and on Instagram are fun, too!

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  18. Congratulations to Marmie and family!. He is quite a beautiful baby. I especially love the photo of him and his mommy, eyes open and responding to her. So much joy!

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  19. OH MY GOD I'M JUST SEEING ALL THESE PICTURES OH MY GOD. the ones of you and dad are unbearably cute.

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