It’s a girl!
July 25, 2009

My love loved me and together we created a greater love.

Welcome to the world, sweet child.  Our precious joy.  Our wondrous love.

World, I would like to introduce you to Charlotte Anaïs.
Born July 20th, 2009 at 6:14 in the evening.
7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches of perfection.

She’s into our hearts as far as she can go.  The two of us could not be happier =)

** Charlotte is five days old.

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  1. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have been following avidly ever since. I love your writing, your photos are beautiful and your humor and sensitivity are quite something. Your daughter is beautifuln just perfect and I wish you every happiness. You see? Your body didn’t fail you…anything but!

  2. By Lauren on July 25, 2009

    Welcome to the world Charlotte!  She’s a beauty.  Hope the delivery went well - obviously the results are fantastic.  Baby Eloise says hi.

  3. By *emilie* on July 25, 2009

    congratulations !!! she is just adorable. all the best to your family, may everyday be filled with joy and love !!!

  4. By on July 25, 2009

    congratulations….she is a stunner, absolutely beautiful…....but hey, just look at her parents and grandparents. love to you all, a job well done!!!!!

  5. By Jes the Bes on July 25, 2009

    SHUT UP!!!! I can’t believe she is actually here. By the way, I had my money on a boy.

    She is beautiful and I’m so happy that your little family is doing well.

  6. By on July 25, 2009

    Yay! Welcome baby Charlotte :)

    Congrats Sarah & Donald!

  7. By Dutch Donut Girl on July 25, 2009

    Awwwww…. she is beautiful! Look at those cute little hands and fingers. I’m so happy for you guys.
    You two created a masterpiece.

    Happy belated birthday Charlotte.

  8. By Megan R. on July 25, 2009

    Welcome, Charlotte!

    Congratulations, Sarah and Donald…and Hank!

    What a beautiful little girl.  Can’t wait to hear how she changes your lives.  I look forward to welcoming my little girl in the weeks to come and having those experiences for myself.


  9. By BassAckwards Mom on July 25, 2009

    She’s absolutely gorgeous.  Welcome to this world little Charlotte!!! Congrats to mommy and daddy!!!! Let the party begin!!!

  10. By on July 25, 2009

    wowowow she is BEAUTIFUL congrats… love the name!!

    Only been following maybe a week and loving it alll!

  11. By C @ Kid Things on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful.

  12. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations Sarah & Donald!  Charlotte is beautiful - I’m so happy for the both of you!

    Sarah, I love your blog - keep up the good work.  Thank you for sharing your life with all of us.  I look forward to watching the rest of the journey unfold.

  13. By Christine on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations, she is positively stunning. Love her name!

  14. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! She is so incredibly beautiful. Her name is so sweet!

  15. By Marin on July 25, 2009

    She’s so cute. Congratulations!

  16. By Homeslice on July 25, 2009

    so many congratulations to you all!  she’s beautiful.  if you email me your address, i’ll send you a little gift from my kids clothing store :-)

  17. By Jaye @ on July 25, 2009

    Healthy and beautiful, what more could you ask for? Congratulations Sarah!!!!

  18. By Tatiana on July 25, 2009

    She’s just lovely.  Congratulations :) I hope the birth went smoothly and you’re recovering well.

  19. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! I hope mom and baby are doing well! :)

  20. By Jasmine on July 25, 2009

    She is beautiful!!  Congratulations and I can’t wait to see more pictures of Charlotte!

  21. By on July 25, 2009

    Gorgeous. She is beautiful. Makes me want another RIGHT NOW.

  22. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

  23. By bethany actually on July 25, 2009

    Charlotte is beautiful! I can see her mom and dad both in her sweet little face. :-) Best wishes to all of you!

  24. By Hollie on July 25, 2009

    Her name is perfection.  She’s beautiful, congratulations!

  25. By Katie on July 25, 2009

    She’s beautiful!  Congratulations to you both, I’m so glad everyone’s healthy and happy.  You gave her such a beautiful name, it’s classic but still very unique- the perfect combination!

  26. By Jasmine on July 25, 2009


  27. By Meg on July 25, 2009

    Congrats! This is such great news! I am so happy for you too. She is so cute too! Usually you don’t find many babies who are cute right away (it takes a while or they are doomed) but your baby is so very cute! Can’t wait to hear more about your labor! Rest up.

  28. By Katelyn on July 25, 2009

    Oh, she is beautiful!!!  All along I had a “feeling” she was a boy!  Shows what I know.  Congratulations!!!

  29. By on July 25, 2009

    She’s beautiful.  Congratulations.

  30. By on July 25, 2009

    I’m delurking today to wish you both congratulations on this wonderful new adventure:) I love the name Charlotte and being a french girl, Anais is wonderful!

  31. By Stephanie on July 25, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I love her! I love you guys!! I cannot wait to hear about everything, but I hope you three get plenty of rest and just lay together in love.

  32. By Ashley on July 25, 2009

    Charlotte is such a beautiful name, and she is absolutely perfect. Congratulations!

  33. By Jinxy @ Jinxyisms on July 25, 2009

    OMG congratulations!!!!  She’s beautiful and perfect and such a beautiful name.

  34. By Bec on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations, she’s beautiful :)

  35. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations!! I have been following your blog for several months now and just love it. You couldn’t have picked a better name ;)

  36. By Elizabeth on July 25, 2009

    Yay and welcome Charlotte.  She is OH SO CUTE and sweet.  I just want to snuggle her up.  Congratulations.  Also, can I just say that those posts were the most frustrating lead-up ever…  I was thinking “baby photos already!!“  Ya know what I mean? Nice work, you ;)
    Nice baby-making, guys.  Enjoy these moments, and all those to come.

  37. By on July 25, 2009

    She’s amazing & beautiful & perfect!  Congratulations to you & Donald and welcome to the world little Miss Charlotte!

  38. By Laura on July 25, 2009

    Oh Sarah, she is gorgeous!!! :) She is so precious. Isn’t it the best?! :) Congratulations!

  39. By Liesel on July 25, 2009

    Oh holy…she’s gorgeous. Congratulations! (I love the name Charlotte.)

  40. By Allison on July 25, 2009

    Congrats! She’s beautiful and oh so sweet! And the name Charlotte? Perfect.

    Enjoy your new baby, and try to sleep as much as possible!

  41. By sarahgrace on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous!  Many happy days of parenting to you in the future!

  42. By Dianna on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations to you all!  She truly is a very pretty baby, Sarah.  Hope you’re getting some sleep once in a while, too!

  43. By Jennifer W. on July 25, 2009

    Stunning.  Rest up and try to remember to take care of yourself.  Congratulations!!

  44. By on July 25, 2009

    Congrats!  She is beautiful!  We love the name Charlotte and it was on our list for our daughter due in November.  It doesn’t go well with our last name so it was crossed off, but I am glad you found it perfect for your family!  Hope all is well and can’t wait to hear the “birth story” details next!  My first is 4 1/2 and I can remember it like it was yesterday.  Best wishes…

  45. By on July 25, 2009

    yay! congrats!

  46. By Alias Mother on July 25, 2009

    Woohoo!  That’s all.  Just…woohoo!

  47. By on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations…she is perfect!

  48. By Steph on July 25, 2009

    Congrats!!  She’s beautiful!

  49. By Restless Mama on July 25, 2009

    Amazing.  Welcome to the world baby Charlotte!

    Congrats to mommy and daddy!  She is one stunning little baby.

    Best wishes!

  50. By Lindsey on July 25, 2009

    She is beautiful. Seriously perfect. Congratulations :)

  51. By Elizabeth Mackey on July 25, 2009

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE her name too!!
    Charlotte is one of my very favorite girls names,and the middle name is so damn adorable with it.
    Many, many congratulations for your new little family.
    That first picture makes my heart melt!! “sigh”
    Welcome to the planet little love, you will have amazing parents :)

  52. By aurora on July 25, 2009

    She is beautiful and precious! Congrats to you and Donald! He name suits her perfectly! Great choice! Get some rest and enjoy your new family!!!

  53. By Lori on July 25, 2009

    She’s so beautiful, I have tears.  Sending congrats from Dallas.

  54. By Monica on July 25, 2009

    She is amazing.  Beautiful, perfect, amazing.  Congratulations to you both.  You may *think* she’s in your hearts as far as she can go, but with every look, those first smiles, the baby belly laugh, the first step… well, she’ll find corners of your heart you didn’t even know existed and wedge herself in even further.  This is your birthday too, mama.  Enjoy every second!!!!!!!!

  55. By on July 25, 2009

    congrats sarah and donald! charlotte is beautiful! kellen is very excited to have a girl cousin and cant wait to meet her. we will be out in october to visit with te rest of the family, cant wait!

  56. By gretchen from lifenut on July 25, 2009

    She’s amazing! Perfection.

    Congratulations to the three of you.

  57. By on July 25, 2009

    Heh….entirely gorgeous. And already thinking deeply. :)


  58. By erin on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations!  So, I was right about BC I guess - Baby Christensen = Baby Charlotte. :)  Ohhh, you will enjoy her so much.  TK (The Kiddo) sends happy gurgles to all 3 of you!

  59. By mommyknows on July 25, 2009

    Welcome to the world Charlotte! You are perfect :)

  60. By kim on July 25, 2009

    about time we got a picture woman, what’cha been doing birthing a baby or SOMETHING??? She’s absolutly lovely, congratulations to you both, your family… isn’t it amazing the love you feel for her? relish it, let it grow, there simply is no description for the love you feel for your children, even when they are only moments/days old.

  61. By Mommica on July 25, 2009

    Squeeeeeee!!! She’s perfect.

    And I beg to differ: She will go more and more into your hearts every single day.

  62. By on July 25, 2009

    In honor of little Charlotte Anais…

    “Ribbons Undone” (by Tori Amos)

    She’s a girl
    Rising from a shell
    Running to spring
    It is her time it is her time
    Watch her run with ribbons undone

    She’s a rose in a lily’s cloak
    She can hide her charms
    It is her right there will be time
    To chase the sun with ribbons undone

    She runs like a fire does
    Just picking up daises
    Comes in for a landing
    A pure flash of lightening
    Past alice blue blossoms
    You follow her laughter
    And then she’ll surprise you
    Arms filled with lavender

    Yes my little pony is growing up fast
    She corrects me and says
    “You mean a thoroughbred”
    A look in her eyes says the battle’s beginning
    From school she comes home and cries
    I don’t want to grow up Mom at last not tonight

    You’re a girl
    Rising from a shell
    Running through spring
    With summer’s hand in reach now
    It is your time
    It is your time
    So just run with ribbons undone
    It is your time yes my angel
    It is your time
    So just run with ribbons undone

    Run run darlin’
    Ribbons undone

  63. By Sheye Rosemeyer on July 25, 2009

    What a fine example of human delight you’ve created there Sarah!  Beautiful name, beautiful girl. 
    Huge congratulations from all of us :)
    Love Sheye & Family.

  64. By Heather on July 25, 2009


    Babies are beyond cool. Enjoy every moment.

  65. By Goddess in Progress on July 25, 2009

    Huge congratulations!  Not that you needed my outside opinion, but she’s absolutely perfect. Welcome to the world, beautiful girl. What an adventure.

  66. By Elly on July 25, 2009

    WOO! Congratulations, she looks so precious! Yay for you guys! I’m glad the wait is over :)

  67. By Veronica on July 25, 2009

    I think my ovaries just imploded. Thanks for that.

    She is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations Mama you did an awesome job.

    Now, I’m off to find myself some birth control before I decide that maybe I need another tiny baby soon.

  68. By Carlyn on July 25, 2009

    She is BEAUTIFUL! Oh my goodness! Good job mom! you cooked up a cutie!

    Congratulations Sarah and Donald, I hope nothing but the best of times, the most precious memories, and all the love only a sweet little girl can bring you.

  69. By Amber on July 25, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS, Sarah! She is gorgeous! :D

  70. By Mama Bub on July 25, 2009

    I just KNEW it was a girl!

    Congratulations!  She’s absolutely beyond precious! I think I may have ovulated just looking at these photos.

  71. By caramama on July 25, 2009


    She is absolutely beautiful! And I love the name!

  72. By MelissaG on July 25, 2009

    She’s absolutely perfection in every scrumptious way!  Welcome baby Charlotte!  I love your name!  Congrats Sarah and Donald!

  73. By Chibi Jeebs on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations!  She’s absolutely perfect!  <3

  74. By Joe @ IrrationalDad on July 25, 2009

    FINALLY… i’ve been wondering.

    Congrats! She looks friggin’ precious! Now I’m REALLY looking forward to reading your blogs (not that I wasn’t before, but you know)!!!

  75. By Kathleen on July 25, 2009

    Oh! She is so perfect! Congratulations to you and Donald. I am so happy for you:) So happy in fact that I am doing a happy dance and whistling!!! She is beautiful.

  76. By Kim on July 25, 2009

    Welcome to the world beautiful little one.  I am so thrilled for you.  Enjoy your babymoon and enjoy smelling, sleeping and basking in the glow of this new person.


  77. By Sara on July 26, 2009

    Congratulations Sarah and Donald (now forever to be known as Mom and Dad( and welcome to the world baby Charlotte :)

  78. By on July 26, 2009

    My hearts all undone… she’s beautiful!!!  Congratulations, Sarah and Donald.  Enjoy all those wonderful sounds she makes.

  79. By on July 26, 2009

    Congratulations Sarah and Donald!

    Hope you are all doing well - can’t wait to hear more about the birth and learn more about little Charlotte!

    She’s beautiful!

  80. By Julia on July 26, 2009

    Congratulations Sarah and Donald! And happy birthday, sweet Charlotte. I’ve only been following a short time, but could not be happier for you all.

  81. By Kiza Olson on July 26, 2009

    Wow. Congrats!

    Charlotte was born on Elly’s birthday! (She just turned one).

    How exciting. What a wonderful baby.

    And look at all of your blog love!


  82. By on July 26, 2009

    Give thanks to God…ya didn’t do it on your own! She wonderful.

  83. By laura @ peacoat on July 26, 2009

    congratulations!  she is so, so beautiful!  (especially for a newborn, sometimes they look…strange before they’re beautiful.)

    good luck with these first early weeks!  i’m sure it will be a blurry, wonderful time for you.

  84. By Hokie Deb on July 26, 2009

    —>How was the delivery? Your daughter is beautiful and thanks for sharing with The Internet.

  85. By Obi-Mom Kenobi on July 26, 2009

    After all that build-up, it’s still only going to get better. Come over for a visit when you get a chance. I have something for you.

  86. By Wild Dingo on July 26, 2009

    Well, thanks for the suspense! She’s beautiful and I LOVE the name. Traditional, but different and not too weird different. I love it!

  87. By Beth in SF on July 26, 2009

    YIPEEEE!  She is precious.  Congrats.

  88. By Stephanie on July 26, 2009

    Charlotte is beautiful - and I’m so surprised. I thought you were having a boy!!! :)

    What a joy. All the best to you.

  89. By Cate Subrosa on July 27, 2009

    Congratulations! She is so beautiful and I am so pleased to see she got here safely :)

    Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  90. By Kimberly on July 27, 2009

    She’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Congratulations!

  91. By Mrs. Flinger on July 27, 2009

    I leave for a few days and come back to your lovely new girl. Congrats to you both!!!

  92. By christy on July 27, 2009

    yay! she finally decided to come out!!  she looks beautiful and healthy!!  i just started reading this blog during your final week of “no baby yet” and was really hoping it’d be sooner than later for you!  CONGRATS!!!!!

  93. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on July 28, 2009

    Oh, I am sooooo happy for you!  And she is truly BEAUTIFUL!!  I can’t wait to hear all the details about the labor.  :)  But for now, I just wanted to say congratulations and how happy I am.  And Charlotte is a gorgeous name too!

  94. By Molly Chase on July 28, 2009

    Oh, look at her! She’s an absolute blossom. Congrats to all three of you.

  95. By Miss on July 29, 2009

    Just lovely. Congrats to you both.

  96. By Daphne on July 30, 2009

    OMG! a beauty! Congrats!

  97. By Amelia Sprout on July 30, 2009

    Holy crap, forgot to read a blog for awhile and they go off an have a baby!  Congrats!

  98. By Sue Gir on August 04, 2009

    Hey Sarah,
    I lurked your blog loooooooooong back and then lost track. Suddenly today I remembered you and came back to see. And surprise…. I’m so happy for you three. Congratulations…

  99. By GirlsGoneChild on August 10, 2009

    And her NAME! Beautiful! I’m in love with it! JOY AND LOVE TO ALL!!!

  100. By on January 29, 2010

    I just started reading your blog today thanks to The Bloggies and I would like to take this moment to tell you that your perfect little bundle picked the best day in the world to be born as she now shares her birthday (and darn near the birth time) with me.  Woo-hoo!  I was born at 6:30 p.m.  Just in time for my dad to meet me and then head off to his softball game.  I have been told that he would have skipped the game had I been born later in the evening.  :-)

    I know it’s several months after the fact, but congratulations on your baby girl.  She is beautiful!





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