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Ashley Charter

Say Hello To Abel Weston Charter!

We hadn't heard from Ashley Charter for a few days and weren't quite sure why. Now we know: Her son, Abel Weston Charter, was born Saturday, July 23. Here's the email she sent us this morning:

Abel Weston Charter was born Saturday, July 23, at 2:13 p.m. Courtesy of Ashley Charter hide caption

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Courtesy of Ashley Charter

Abel Weston Charter was born Saturday, July 23, at 2:13 p.m.

Courtesy of Ashley Charter

Mr. Abel Weston Charter was born Saturday, July 23rd, at 2:13 p.m., 5 pounds, 9 ounces, 19.5 inches long and absolutely perfect. My water broke at 5 a.m. that morning and contractions started right away. Once I got to the hospital at 7 a.m., I was 5 c.m. dilated and they admitted me. I ended up getting an epidural at around 8, and by 9 a.m. I was fully dilated.

Courtesy of Ashley Charter
Abel Weston Charter
Courtesy of Ashley Charter

It took a little while for him to move all the way down, but once he crowned, I pushed for about an hour and he was born. All together, everything went very well. We spent 2 days in the hospital and were released yesterday afternoon.

Ashley says she'll write up a more detailed post and get it to us as soon as she can find the time. Congratulations!

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