Monday, June 23, 2008

Baby Mine

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!
The whole gang - Sunday morning - Chloe (one day old)
Chloe Ruth - 2 days old



13 comments:

The Cox Family said...

Those pictures of Chloe are so precious. She looks so awake for only being a few days old. I also love the family picture -(your attire especially :)

emily a. said...

Oh my goodness, Chloe is such a beautiful baby girl! I agree Sara, I do think she looks a lot like you when you as a newborn. LOVE those shots of her in her cute outfit. I can't believe you captured her with her eyes open.

I can't wait to hold her!!!

emily a. said...

p.s. Forgot to mention that you look terrific in that family picture Sara. Seriously- one hot mama!

Duludes said...

Wow what a beautiful girl and what a cute tongue she has. I loved the slide show and the family picture in the hospital. It's all so perfect. Just lovely Sara good job.

Jessica said...

What a little beauty! The slide show is adorable! Can't believe you've had time (and energy) to put one together! You go! So cute that the kids took pictures to church to show off to their friends! Great idea, Birch!

kg said...

So sweet! Can't believe you're home and posting. Did you make her little bow?

Matt said...

What a sweet little girl! It was great talking to you today. Can't wait to meet her!

Julie said...

So precious Sara! I love the slide show and the music fit perfectly. Makes me baby hungry again- but not just yet. Since I started the day care business and will be getting a couple of grants, they require me to be licensed for a year in order to not have to pay them back. I get so tired when I am first pregnant that I don't want to babysit during the first trimester if I can help it. Yep, I've got two little girls waiting to come when the time is right. I've seen them and they will not come at the same time(not twins)! Patience is what I have to have 'til then.

sjmarsblog said...

Congrats Dittos!! So many cute photos and video- you really are the blog momma Sara. I bet Alysee is so excited to have a sister!How is it that you guys don't look any older after all these kids? My two have given me wrinkles. If anyone can pull this off it is you guys though, you are great people and have a cute little family. I always love reading the way Birch talks about Sara, such love. The baby is super sweet...congrats
Scott and Jena Marshall

Mama Nirvana said...

What a sweet little girl! I can't believe you have a little outfit that fits her -- Everything just hung on Sam for weeks. Luckily he has giant cloth diapers that make up for his little size. I can't wait for more pictures to come.

I hope your recovery is smooth and quick!

Love,
Amy

Elyse said...

The sweetest song ever and so appropriate. She fits in perfectly with with your beautiful kiddos => Congratulations!

Truman family said...

Oh my!! She is just the sweetest thing I have ever seen! Newborns arent supposed to be this pretty. :) Congratulations Sara and family - she is precious!!

Amanda said...

Wow she is beautiful!! And she is definetly a Ditto!!! Love the little video! Seeing things like that makes me get closer to being ready to doing it all over again myself! Good luck!