Charlie Engstrom Otte is Here!

Charlie arrived well over a month ago and I'm finally getting around to posting a couple of photos of our little dude.  (I have learned quickly that being at home with a 2 year old and a newborn keeps a person very, very busy.)  I am loving my time at home with Charlie and Nora. (Okay...I admit...when both kiddos are crying at once, dirty dishes are overflowing out of the sink, and I still haven't brushed my teeth for the day it can be a little hectic.)  But, I am nothing but deeply thankful for the joy these two bring me on a daily basis.  

Blessings abound in the Otte household.

Charlie arrived November 11th at 4:59pm.  He was 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches long.  He arrived with plenty of gusto.  I will spare you the gory details, but let's just say I almost had an unintentional waterbirth and/or almost gave birth in my hospital room's bathroom.  He came FAST.  After some major health complications from my epidural with Nora I decided to do no drugs this time, so a quick labor was appreciated.

(Read a bit about Nora's birth story here!)

Charlie is perfect. Nora is an outstanding big sister. I am one happy and blessed mama.