Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy First Birthday Chloe!






Today is my Chlobug's First Birthday! Yes, I know - You're right yesterday was Ellie's birthday. I went into labor with Chloe on Elisabeth's birthday! Again - we were with the Pastor and his wife Emily. Chloe was actually 18 days overdue. We had been invited to come and celebrate Lydia's and Ellie's 2nd birthday at their house. While there we had a wonderful time. Their girls had made enchiladas. Then it started. The contractions. They were well spaced - but pretty hefty. I tried to put my game face on - after all we were at someone's house. However, it became apparent that we needed to get going. I was pretty worn out. We decided to stop at my mother-in-laws home and let Ellie open a gift there. However, the contractions hadn't stopped and I knew I needed to get home to relax. We got home and I tried to take a bath - but the contractions kept coming and getting closer together. We were only home for a short while and then with the advice of a nurse decided to go in to the hospitial. Chloe was born around 7 hours later. (She would have been faster but I opted for an epidural so I could get some rest - I was so exhausted). She was a whopping 10 lbs. 3 oz. That was quite a surprise! She is such a beautiful little girl. She has red hair and big blue eyes with the prettiest pale skin. Just beautiful. I praise the Lord for my Chlobug. She has brought us great joy. I can't believe my baby is ONE! I write this with tears in my eyes. It is always so hard to get used to.
Happy Birthday Chloe Marie!
Quick update: My doctor called in a prescription for some meds. that should help me with nausea. I was so thankful that I cried when the nurse called me back - I think she thought I was crazy. Just to be able to eat - and keep it down will be Awesome!

8 comments:

Mrs. Renfro said...

She is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen! I can't wait to hold her again.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET CHLOE!!!

~~Deby said...

I can hardly believe she is one...
where does the time go...
What a beautiful daughter.
~Deby

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to a very sweet Chloe!! We are so blessed to be a part of your lives!Praise the Lord for Meds when we need them!:)I hope you get better real soon, I miss you!!
-Emily H.

Jenny said...

Ohhhh... I really like those new photos!!! Those are great!! Yes, she does have such pretty pale skin!! And her eyes are remarkable, so very sparkly!! Us Savages...we have big eyes, but no sparkles! LOL So glad you are getting some nausea medication... I don't think anything feels worse than being nauseated. Yuck! Happy Birthday Cho Bug!

Tom and April said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! Okay, now I am going to cry....it is so hard watching them grow but also such a blessing. She has such a wonderful little personality and Faith just adores her. Glad you got the meds hope they are working, and as to the post after this....we will be praying for you and we love you guys!

Jenny B. said...

Wow!!! Already??!! What a blessing she is, as are all of your children. Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures of you second precious baby girl. :)

Karilee said...

Your pictures are so good! I especially love the 3rd one, her expressions is very "whole", she also looks ALOT like her Mama in that pic!
Have a Fun Birthday!

I am truly blessed said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!! Your girls are both so beautiful. What a sweet blessing for your family. And great news that you are going to be able to take something to help out with your being so sick. Will be praying that you are feeling better real soon