S: Charles Bretton Wall
FC: Charles Bretton Wall
1: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful baby who was welcomed into the world by two loving parents and their family and friends... | ultrasound picture
2: Pregnancy Shots | Brittney and I both expecting ( me at 8 months pregnant, Brittney at 6 months) | The baby shower my family threw for me
3: Hiking in St. George with my family right before we moved to MS
4: 1 more month...
5: Mommy and Daddy Cant wait until you get here | At the hospital before the big arrival!
6: Charlie 9lbs. 8.5oz. 21.5 inches | Charles Bretton Wall | July 3, 2010 12:29 am
7: A few days before I had Charlie I had gone in for a Dr.s appt. and she had told me that I would need to be induced on my due date. The Dr. didn't want me to go past that date at all with such high blood pressure (about the time we moved to MS my blood pressure skyrocketed and the Dr. was worried about me developing preclampsia). Our best guess is that it shot up because of all of the stress from moving across the country right before I had a baby. Anyway, so Bretton and I drove from Cleveland (Delta State University dorms) to Clarksdale Friday morning for the Dr. to induce me. I was induced at 10:00 am and was feeling great for a short while. I even considered doing the labor naturally until the Dr. broke my water and my contractions became unbearable. Naturally, I asked for the epidural... it was wonderful. At about 10:00 pm I began to push. I pushed for 2 hours when the Dr. told me that Charlie's head was stuck and wouldn't come past my pelvic bone. She asked whether we'd like to continue to try and push or if I'd prefer having a C-section. I had always pictured myself having a normal natural birth and therefore, I was not about to give in to having a C-section. That was just not in the plans. So I pushed for another 30 min. or so until the Dr. asked me again if I would like to have a C-section. This time she told us that she was also worried that if Charlie's head did come past my pelvic bone his shoulders may be too wide to come through and she would have to break them in order for her to get him out. She also told us that although she was giving us the option of continuing to push or C-section she knew that there was no way Charlie would come past my pelvic bone. So at 12:29 am Sat. July 3, Charlie was delivered by C-section. He was 9 lbs. 8.5 oz. and 21.5 inches long. He was a very large baby! | First Family Photo
8: Daddy's Little Man
9: Momma's Boy!
10: 1st week home from hospital! | 1st day home from hospital
11: Asleep next to daddy
12: Write about Charlie's blue eyes, everyone compliments them wherever we go started crawling on knees around May 10 and pulling self up Charlie update: See e He had his surgery this morning and everything went great. The Dr. went in with his scope to see if he could still see some type of stricture in Charlie's urethra. Last time he did this surgery the Dr. saw a blockage in Charlie's urethra and ended up dilating it to see if that would help with the reflux. This time he didn't see any stricture there, which is good. Now I think we can officially say that Charlie's reflux is gone in the right side. He still has it on his left side, which we're not sure why. The Dr. was saying that in order for a kidney to quit having reflux it has to have a pretty decent function. Charlie's left kidney is basically non-functioning so that's probably why the left side is still refluxing urine. The Dr. told us again today that it's most definite Charlie will need to have the left kidney removed. That operation won't be done until he's about 18 months -2 years or so. Charlie's urine flow is also still not very strong and we're not so sure why that is. Our next move is going back in Aug. to have the renal screening done again to test Charlie's kidney function. We're hoping his right kidney is still functioning well for him. If it is we're (Bretton and I,not sure about the Dr.) thinking that removing his left kidney will be the last major step in this situation. Charlie would hopefully be able to live out his life on his one kidney without any problems. He'll still have checkups every so often to test his kidney function and make sure everything is looking alright, but we're crossing our fingers that the kidney removal will be the last major issue for Charlie. Stats: 9 months weight: 19 lbs. 10 oz. height: 28.5 inches head circumfrance: 17 and 3 quarters inches
14: My Blessing Day | Bretton, Charlie, and I after sacrament where Bretton gave Charlie a beautiful blessing.
15: Aug. 1 | Bretton's mom made Charlie's blessing suit. It was adorable.!
16: After Charlie's first bath
17: BATH TIME | These two are not Charlie's first bath, but the first time I remembered to take pics. during a bath | Charlie
18: About 1 month | Winterville mounds | kermit the Frog Museum in Leland, MS
19: About 2 months | Charlie after his immunizations
20: Charlie now babbles and laughs all the time.. He also loves to kick his legs and pull them up to his chest while laying down. He is also very strong and when he wants to, will stand on your lap while holding his hands.. | Charlie can hold his head up for a long while during tummy time on the carpet. He normally hates tummy time however, but I did get these cute shots of him! | About 3 Months Old
21: About 3 months old | we call this Charlie's "Bugsy" look. If you have ever seen the movie "Bedtime Stories" there is a guinea pig named Bugsy that has very large eyes. When Charlie makes this look with his eyes we think he looks like Bugsy. I love it! | ! | Charlie has now discovered his hands and even his thumb. He enjoys sucking on them and it's so cute! | So Sweet! | A BYU onesie I made for Charlie
22: The weekend before Charlie turned 3 months old he got sick for the first time, sad story. He had a little bit of a cold. It wasn't too bad however, it mostly only affected him while he was lying down. When he tried to sleep he couldn't breathe through his nose and would get very frustrated... poor little guy. Above is a picture of Bretton trying to get Charlie to sleep after a night of all of us not sleeping (due to Charlie's clogged nose). Bretton was very sleepy as you can tell. In the picture below you'll see that Charlie was finally able to fall asleep as well. It made for a pretty cute picture.
23: Rolling Over | Charlie is growing up so fast! Today he officially started rolling over from his stomach to his back. He did it three times in a row.These are pictures from him doing it the third time. He also seems to be very close with rolling from his back to his front. | Friday Nov. 12
24: My 1st Halloween | This is Charlie in one of his cute Halloween onesies that his aunt Chrysi sent to him! | Happy Halloween!! | Charlie the Cow
25: Charlie and his friend Brinley | All tuckered out
26: 4 months | Height: 26 in. Weight: 15 lbs. 1 oz. head: 16 1/4 inches | Charlie is so interactive these days, I love it.! He's smiling and laughing more than ever. Charlie has also become a lot more aware of who people are. I think he's developing a bit of stranger anxiety. This has happened at least 4 times now: someone will get close to Charlie's face and stare at him, making faces for him to smile, and he'll start screaming like I've never seen him before. Hopefully this phase will be short and pass quickly. Sometimes I feel like Charlie has learned to sleep through the night and then other times I don't think he has. He'll go for a few weeks at a time being able to sleep from 8:30 pm to 6:00 am and then there are times like last night... He woke up at 12:00 am, 2:00 am, 4:00 am, 6:00 am and then was up for the day by 7:30 am. I hope he sleeps better tonight and that he starts sleeping through the night for good!
27: Charlie's first attempt at eating from a spoon. He was trying out some rice cereal. I'm not really sure how he felt about it. As you can see from the pictures his face doesn't display delight exactly but he did seem to try and open his mouth and swallow for us, which was good. I think he did a good job for his first attempt. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
30: My heart melts when you smile
31: Peek A Boo!
32: Our first family portrait 5-25-09
34: Dancing with Dad
35: You'll be walking in not time...
37: Yum, Yum...
39: Our Bundle of Joy
41: I'm the baby gotta love me