Birch did a wonderful job sharing the joy we have for our new little girl. Chloe and I slipped home from the hospital after the kids were all in bed last night. We both enjoyed the comfort of our own bed and slept much better than the previous night at the hospital.
I can't really add more to the birth story of Chloe Ruth. It turned out just the way I wanted...peaceful, quick, spiritual, joyful, and practically painfree (shh...don't tell the pioneer women). Her umbilical cord was so short that we could barely pull Chloe up on my tummy before Birch cut her cord. The nurse was wonderful and caring and allowed Birch and me all the time we wanted to snuggle with Chloe before she was all cleaned up. At our hospital the baby never leaves your room so we have been able to enjoy each moment of Chloe's first days here on earth.
The kids ALL love Chloe to pieces and we have had to referee several arguments over who gets to hold her next. Birch printed them each pictures to take to church on Sunday and share with their friends. From what I hear they were all very proudly sharing their new sister with whoever would listen to them.
We continue to be so blessed with so many friends that have cared for our children, fed our tummies, and lent a hand wherever it's been needed. We are ever so grateful!