Friday, July 10, 2009

Announcing The Arrival of ......












the very precious,the very perfect, the very beautiful ..... Charlotte Claire McAuliffe.
Charlotte,Charlie for short,made her miraculous entry into this world at 1:56 pm weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and measuring 20 inches.She arrived quickly.Very.Almost missed it.Caitlin had her water broken at 9am and went from 3 1/2 cm to 9 cm in a mere 2 1/2 hours.We arrived at 12:45,Caitlin began pushing at 1:20 and that was that.I was blessed to be in there.As was Danny's mom.What an incredible experience to be there at the birth of your grandchild.Indescribable.Caitlin and Danny did an amazing job.As if they were seasoned veterans.Very emotional and very moving.So that is that.Except not really.From here, a new chapter.A new life.A new beginning for the Needham/McAuliffe families.Thank you for all of your love and support and prayers.Thank you for continuing on with us on this next magnificent leg of our journey.More pictures to follow,soon!

50 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Congratulations Grandma and to the new family. What a beautiful baby girl.

auntie jess said...

mom! there aren't any pictures of you! how shocking. you better put some up tomorrow... or i will take some when i am there tomorrow and put them on here myself...

Monica said...

Oh she is beautiful! I love her name. Aww Zoey is an Aunt!

Congratulations Grandma!

ABandCsMom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A gorgeous little family Charlie now has.

Samantha said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby girl! And boy, if only I could of looks that georgous and glowing after having a baby! I love the name... I adore Charlie! Congrats again, on this little blessing...

Peter Olson said...

Congratulations! Beautiful girl!

Kelli said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

My name is Sarah said...

Oh how cute!!! Welcome to this World little Charlie. Congratulations to the whole family.

Stephanie said...

She is beautiful! You daughter looks great too! I looked horrible. :) So glad for all of you. Enjoy and God Bless.

Steph and Christopher

Reagan Leigh said...

How exciting!! I've been thinking about Caitlyn all day! So glad everything went so quickly and smoothly! What a precious baby girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The VW's said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! What a wonderful addition to your wonderful family!

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunt Zoey, Please extend our warmest welcome to Charlotte Claire ("CC".) She is gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Congratulations to her darling mom and dad and to her Mimi and Grandpa, and Aunt Jessica, Aunt Taylor, Uncle Jake and Uncle Joe. Love and blessings to all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Christi Harman

Bea Braun said...

What an incredible blessing and miracle. Charlotte is a lovely name for a beautiful baby. She has been born into a very special family and is the first of what will be many many grandchildren. Congratulations to all.

I love the picture of Caitlin looking at Danny.

Lacey said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. And I adore the name Charlie. And can I say no fair for the first time mom to have it so easy. No 24 hour labor. No Fair.
congratulations grandma!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful addition to the family! Caitlyn, I can't believe you're a mom now! It goes so fast - cherish every moment. Give Charlie a big hug from all of us - Love, Christy, Carla, Erik and Jake Pinuelas

Karen Gill said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby!! I also have a Charlotte (we call her Charli as well) who has IS. Charlotte is a good STRONG name!! Good health and much love to you and your family. Such a glorious occasion!

Anonymous said...

I honestly cried looking at these pictures. Bawled is more like it. Congratulations, Needhams & McAuliffes!!! She's absolutely beautiful.

Baby Charlie- You have quite of an amazing family! :)

With lots and lots of love,
Amanda

Ruby's Mom said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new grandbaby!!!!!

Denise said...

I have never seen such an alert newborn baby!! You captured some beautiful moments with your camera. I am already in love with the newest member of your family. I am so glad to hear that everything went smoothly. Congratulations to all of you!! You have just extended your already amazingly beautiful family!!

stephanie said...

Congratulations MIMI and Mark!!!!,
Mark are you going with the traditional Grandpa or did Caitlin think up a snazzy name for you too?
Heather, what a bright light just descended upon you and your family. Hope, in Gods most perfect form.God Bless you all, I'm tearing up with complete happiness for you, and sending a huge hug and kiss.
Caitlin and Danny,Charlotte is sooo beautiful and lucky to have you both as parents. Caitlin, you are looking movie star gorgeous right after giving birth. How did you do it! LOL!
And congratulations to Auntie Jess, Auntie Taylor, Uncle Jake, Uncle Joe, and Auntie Zoey!!!
Have an incredible time spoiling Charlotte Claire!!!
All my love!!!

Rhea said...

Congratulations!!! What a blessing. I absolutely love her name! My niece's second name is Charlie - they wish they would have picked it for her first. God is good!!!

Hope said...

What a beautiful family and a gorgeous baby. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! As "self appointed spokesperson from Otisco Lake" - we are all so very happy for you Mark and Heather (the newest grandparents this year) and of course for Caitlin and Danny. What a joy and a blessing..... Auntie Jess - I agree, Mimi needs to be in some of the pics (suggestion, get a nurse to take a pic and get ALL the family in one, I'm sure GREAT GRANDMA & GREAT GRANDPA would like to see that.) Mark, haven't seen your dad yet, but your mom was just beaming from ear to ear when she came over to tell us - very excited and so happy. Again, congratulations to all from Otisco Lake..such a blessed day (especially to see Zoey Grace there, too).

Robyn from Otisco

just jean said...

Awwwww....too beautiful for words!
I totally agree that Charlotte is amazingly alert for a newborn! I could almost hear her thinking about this new family she has! Congratulations to all of you!

Mo said...

She is divine! Congratulations! What awesome pictures.

Michelle said...

She is perfect in every sence of the word! Congrats to both families for this sweet blessing. Love her already! Caitlin and Danny are glowing just as I an sure you are my dear friend! Hope all is well just as it should be!

Kele said...

Congratulations Mimi and Grandpa! She is beeeautiful!
And tell me, just how the hell does one manage to look that good after giving birth to a child?!?!?!?! Much congrats Caitlyn and Danny, I look forward to YOUR family blog!
Give a big kiss of congrats to Auntie Zoey.

Googsmom said...

Congratulations!!!!

Dee said...

I just have to say you have moved me to tears with your beautiful post today. I can feel the love all around, and the pictures are amazing. Congratulations to you and your wonderful family. Congratulations to Caitlin and Danny. Welcome to the world little Charlie!! ♥

Jill said...

These are some of the most precious photos I have ever seen-of a new mom, nervous, excited and absolutely glowing...the adoring father full of anticipation, concern and joy...and the delight on both of their faces at the arrival of their first child. How beautiful!

Anonymous said...

and the circle widens....... wonderful photos - Caitlin you are as beautiful as ever maybe even more so now that you are a mommy and of course handsome daddy Danny..What goodlooking parents Chariel has!

Mark your mom called me yesterday to give me the great news, and all the stats. and wonderful that you were able to text to Bonnie & Zane (neighbors/Otisco Lake blogland) for great, great gradma & great, great poppa Needham to see beautiful Chalotte Claire named "Charlie". Heather & Mark you know how special that name(Charlie) is to me.

Each photo is wonderful, keep going back and looking at all of them...

Love & hugs to everyone Needhams & McAuliffe's

Great, great Aunt Bluebelle/Loraine

PS Right on Auntie Jess - get those photos out to us of Mimi
(& granda)

Anonymous said...

continuing on - I just can't get enough of these photos - could carry on about each one!

Don't forget your camera Auntie Jess...the pressure is on you to post MIMI!

Aunt Bluebelle

Dawson said...

YEAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!

congrats you guys

Sandy said...

Congradulations! I have been following your blog for a while and am so glad to read the happiness in this new grandchild!

Tish Hearne said...

BEAUTIFUL.. BEAUTIFUL.. BEAUTIFUL.. FAMILY OF YOURS!!

Charlie is one lucky little girl as she enters this world with so much love!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

God bless you all,
The Hearne Family

Kelly said...

Wow!! Congratulations, Welcome Charlie!!!
She is so adorable!

Judy said...

Congrats Heather! (Between you and me, you look way too young to be a grandma...you look more like Caitlin's sister ;) )

Your family is beautiful! Continued prayers for all of you!!

Gabriela said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch aus der Schweiz!!!!
Gabriela

blogzilly said...

Congratulations!

Jamie said...

Ohhhh!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT! congrats and hugs!

Sophia said...

Congrats!!

Carey said...

Congrats Heather!!! I'm so excited, she's absolutely beautiful! Can you believe you're a grandma - you really look WAY too young to be a grandma, by the way!

Enjoy that new baby!

Patricia Sentianin said...

Congratulations Grandpa and Mimi! WE just saw Jessica in jj brewskie's and heard the great news. She is beautiful and has the Needham jowls!
Love, Patricia

rae said...

oh... congrats to you all!!!!

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Proud Grandma said...

Congratulations - you have a beautiful family and the pictures of your new little granddaughter are precious.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Needham family - Charlie is a beautiful baby.
Much Love - Dena

Cheri said...

Charlotte Claire..."Charlie" how cute is that??? And...she was born on my wedding anniversary, a great day if I say so myself! :) We just got back from a week long camping trip and couldn't wait to log into your blog to see if there was news of a new baby girl!?
She is beautiful..and Caitlin looks amazing! You will be the absolute best Mimi!

katie said...

Charlie is so cute! Congrats to all of you!