Saturday, December 10, 2011


Well it took me a little longer to get back to the blog than I originally thought, but I am here now!

We went in to have a baby on the 9th like originally planned, but apparently Chloe had other ideas.  She didn't want to be rushed.  We had to be at the hospital the night of the 8th to get checked in and get ready to be induced the next day.  Other than a couple of blown veins and painful iv's there wasn't too much going on that night.  I was having a few regular contractions but nothing close together and they eventually stopped.  They started pitocin the next morning bright and early and we waited the whole day. I started having some contractions and they were getting regular but I was not progressing in any other way so the doctor decided that baby and I needed a rest so, at about 4 they turned off the meds and let us eat and rest so we could start over fresh the next day.  I was a little frustrated because I was tired and didn't really want to have to start completely over the next day, but boy did that food taste good! 

The next morning (Thursday the 10th) they started the meds again at a little faster pace to get things moving.  I started having contraction again but nothing regular and by 2:30 Clint I started discussing and preparing ourselves for the probability of having my water broken and/or a c-section.  Due to some things that took place the night before we knew the doctor would not be sending us home without a baby.  Probably about an hour or so later (i kinda lost track of time at this point) things started progressing a little.  By 4:30 or so we knew we were having a baby that night for sure so Clint texted his parents to tell them that I was having pains and baby would be coming that night, but he would let them know when we got a little closer.  An hour or less and 3 pushes later Chloe was here.  When she finally decided that she wanted to come Miss Chloe didn't mess around!  The doctor barely made it in time!  I ended up being able to do it with no epidural, which is what I wanted. I had them give me a little muscle relaxer in the iv but by the time that things started happening and I decided that maybe I needed some pain killers we missed our window of opportunity.  After it is all said and done I am happy about that though.  Clint was great the whole time, taking such good care of me.  We were supposed to have Clint's cousin, who is a Doula, help us with the delivery, but she was teaching a conference out of town that week.  Since Chloe had to come early Meagen wasn't able to be there.  We were a little nervous at first, but quickly caught on and gained confidence about the whole process.  In the end I am very happy with the way it turned out.  There was something really special about just having Clint to go through the process with that I wouldn't trade for anything.

Happy Birth Day Chloe Michelle! November 10, 2011!

We went home from the hospital on Saturday after a very sleepless stay.  We loved the nurses on our labor floor.   They were very caring and so helpful.  After we moved to the recovery floor we were less than impressed with the nurses.  There were a couple that were very nice and went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of, but over all they were a lot less attentive.  By the end of couple of days on that floor I was ready to go home for sure.  I couldn't get out of there fast enough that day.

Since we have been home we have been extremely busy trying to get settled into our new life with a baby.  She is a full time job and then some. Then there was Thanksgiving, a major life changing situation and of course many sleepless nights and dirty laundry.  I feel like I have been buried deeper than I could ever hope to get out of.  Thanks to some hard work, a couple of long naps from Chloe and lots of help from my hubby I actually have a free evening to just take care of the baby and relax. So I thought I should get some stuff put up here before my sleep deprived brain forgot. 

Brand New!
First Family Picture
Daddy Daughter Time

I was planning to post about her first Thanksgiving and her turning one month old, but considering this post has taken me about 5 hours and I am just now eating dinner at 10:30 while Chloe sleeps in the laundry room near the washer to put her to sleep, I think those posts will have to wait for another day.  Hopefully before another month goes by!