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!