Saturday, April 7, 2012

Introducing Chloe Clegg

Here I am at the hospital bright and early Thursday morning, March 8th. We had to be there by 5am...and scheduled to have the baby at 7:30am. We didn't know what we were having, boy or girl, and were SUPER excited to get her here!

There was a delay to the scheduled delivery time, due to an we sat around for a couple extra hours...just pumping me full of fluids and antibiotics.

Here is the story in pictures.

Here is my last prego picture that I will ever have taken...I hated having my picture taken while pregnant...everyone knows how big I get...we don't need to document it. I gained about the same with this pregnancy as all the rest...about 40lbs...but at the very end I actually surpassed Garrett's weight...that was a sad day for sure! I was retaining a TON of water though. And at my two week post-partum check-up was already down 25lbs. WOOHOO!!!

I have always told Garrett that he couldn't watch the delivery of the baby because I have c-sections and I didn't want him to see my insides...but this time was different. The doctor told him that he could call the gender when they delivered the what the heck...they delivered the baby and he said, "It's a girl, it's a girl." I was shocked. I totally thought it was a boy. But we are happy with a completely healthy baby no matter what...and CHLOE was a healthy, big baby at birth.

Giving those lungs a good workout!
Welcome Little one!!

Chloe Clegg
arrived on March 8, 21012 at 10:46 am
She was 8lbs. 4oz
She was 18 3/4in long.

Her first bath.

Garrett getting to cut the cord. This was the first time he was able to do this...and the last.
Just after delivery they let me snuggle her for a moment. I was still being operated on and had to stay for a while longer...but I got to give her a smooch!
Our biggest baby yet...8lbs. 40z. During the delivery the doctor said more than once, "this is a big baby." Who knows where I put her...I was HUGE, but still...where was she?
Baby's first bath.
Dad getting to hold Chloe post bath and cord cutting!
Mom getting a chance to hold Chloe for the first time about 45 mins. after her birth! There are a lot of post-op things for mom and baby.
Our biggest sister!
Big Brother Brady! He was super funny for the first few days calling Chloe "baby Parker" instead of "baby Chloe." You see...he had already named the baby Parker. I thought we were having a boy and that is what he decided long ago to name the baby. So he had a hard time wrapping his head around baby Chloe being a girl! It was really funny!
The 4 Clegg kids! Gotta love these cuties!
Baby Chloe in dad's arms!
The Girls
Here we are heading home Saturday morning. I was only in the hospital for a little over 48 hours...amazing for a c-section!