Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hello Baby!

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to announce the arrival of Charles Haig! (We call him Charlie and Haig was my grandfather's name - it's Armenian).

I went into labor 8 days after my due date and he was born a relatively quick 8.5 hours after my first contraction. He was born at home with no complications. He's now a week old and I love being a mommy:)

One thing we didn't expect is that he was born with clubbed feet. Basically, his feet are shaped and formed perfectly, they just sit on his ankles at an angle. We have our first appointment with a specialist tomorrow, where they will start the first of a series of full leg casts. They will slowly, over the next two months, twist his feet to proper alignment. All the research shows that this is fully treatable. In two months his treatment should be complete! 

We are all so happy and are in love with our new little peanut.  

I'm exhausted here, but still able to smile, knowing that I'm so close!

Thomas waited in the living room with his grandparents until Charlie
was born. He didn't want to see "any blood or gross stuff."

Notice his little feet are bent in :(

A few hours after being born. 


  1. Aww so sweet, congratulations on a beautiful baby!

    Kirsten xx

  2. He's perfect. Love our little guy!

  3. Amanda!! Congratulations on your beautiful bundle of love! He is so so incredibly adorable :). So happy to see an update from you, hope motherhood treats you well.

  4. Oh my word! That sweet baby is perfect and precious in every way…Congratulations on your little guy! :-)

  5. I love this sooo much. Congratulations on your beautiful sweet baby boy <3

  6. Hey Amanda, congratulations on your new child! I'm a journalist with an open bite, conducting some research both for my own surgery decision and for a piece of longform nonfiction. Would you please email me at

  7. Hi Amanda…Thinking of you and Charlie. How are his little feet coming along? Praying for blessings and quick healing….-Cece

    1. Thanks lady! Things are really going well. This little guy is a tough one! He's finally out of his casts and into foot braces. I'll post some more pics soon. How are you doing? I hope all is well!!