Welcoming Charlotte Patricia Johnson to the World

Today Meghan and I had the esteemed privilege of welcoming our second child (and second daughter) into the world at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, KY.

In all truth, the day was rather uneventful:  No insane midnight tactics were needed.  No 20 hours of labor for Meghan.  No intensive care was needed for Charlotte like it was for Abigail.  All and all it was a normal day (aside for the surgery – a c-section).

Meghan and I arrived at the hospital at 6:30 a.m., at which time the nurses prepped her for surgery (the interval between her last food eaten at 7:15pm on February 10th and her first sip of water after the birth of Charlotte was probably the hardest).  Meghan went back at 9:25 a.m.(ish) for surgery and we had a baby by 9:50.  Charlotte weighed in at 7lbs 12oz and 20 inches long (Abigail was 7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long).  After the recovery time they moved the ladies upstairs and we have been having an awesome time ever since (except for the tar-like poopy diapers which I have to change since Meghan is incapacitated).

Gigi (a.k.a. Mrs. Cindy) brought Abigail to visit about 5:30 p.m.  Abigail enjoyed identifying baby parts (the baby’s eye, ear, nose, etc.) and she laughed when we kissed the baby (I think she thinks that Charlotte is an expensive babydoll) but she wasn’t a fan of Charlotte getting to lay with mom while she watched.

In other news, Dr. Moore (one of my mentors from the seminary) came to visit and left a present for Charlotte and Dr. Elieff (one of my other mentors) brought his family; they prayed for Meghan and our family.

Below are some pictures of the days events, enjoy.

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3 thoughts on “Welcoming Charlotte Patricia Johnson to the World

  1. SO sweet!!! So thankful neither Meghan nor Charlotte had complications (a.k.a. fevers and extended hospital stays). I LOVE the picture of Charlotte yawning and the last picture for 2 reasons: 1. It’s a picture of the 4 of you 2. Abigail totally has food around her mouth. Y’all are precious to us and we love y’all!!!

  2. I am so jealous of the visitors who are meeting Charlotte and enjoying Abigail (in a loving way of course). My time is coming. I have been practicing my sprinting in case Cortney thinks she can outrun me. If all else fails I’ll just tell her the wrong ETA for when you all come. Love to you all, Mom

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