I met Jessie and James and their two sweet pups at Coot Lake for their maternity session. We didn’t know it at the time, but they were only two weeks away from meeting their baby girl! Charlottle was born on October 19th, happy and healthy.
Jessie shares, “My beyond-wonderful husband, James, and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and nine years together this October! There are days I still don’t think he’s real because he’s been the best partner anyone could ever ask for. Our little family started out just us two and we added one little kitten named Floof, then two years later we got our first sheepadoodle, named him Pretzel, and he’s seriously the perfect dog and my little shadow. As a wedding gift, we added another sheepadoodle to the family and we named him Sully. Having him in our home is like living with the sweetest blue-eyed baby mammoth. He’s a huge puppy with nothing but love and kisses to give.
James and I knew we wanted a big family and I knew watching him with our nephew and niece that he would be the best dad ever. I knew since I was a little girl that all I wanted from this life was to be a mom and here we are! I’m 37 weeks pregnant and feeling absolutely amazing, and honestly, ready to meet her!
My pregnancy journey has been blissfully easy, no nausea, no sickness, no cravings, little swelling and lots of kicks.
We found out in April that we are expecting a little girl and I was OVER THE MOON! My side of the family is nothing but boys, boys and more boys. I am the only girl on my side of the family. James has his amazing sister who has a little girl of her own and one female cousin, so to add another girl to our family makes this pregnancy feel so much more special.
I grew up very close to my grandpa, Charlie, who just turned 90! I always wanted to name my first baby after him regardless if we had a boy or girl. So for a boy we would name him Charlie Gordon after both of our amazing grandpas, and if we were having a girl we would name her Charlotte, but call her Charlie for short. Her middle name is still in the works.
We are so excited to see her! We had a 3D ultrasound and this little girl has some of the biggest cheeks our ultrasound tech has seen. I hope she has my strong personality, with James’ patience and his eyes, his grandma’s curls, and my dad’s smile and dark brown hair.
No matter what she looks like she will grow up beyond loved by her aunts, uncles, grandparents and even great grandparents. She is the most perfect addition to our family and we can’t wait to meet you baby Charlotte!”
The sunset at Coot Lake was majestic. It was like the heavens were shining down on us saying get ready for this little miracle!
Congratulations Jessie and James! And Pretzel, Sully and Floof!