Friday, June 18, 2010

Chloë Ann Blakey

Our Little Girl is here. Beautiful and healthy, we give thanks to God for his timing and grace.

Chloë Ann Blakey was born at home on Sunday, June 13th at 12:13pm, weighing 7 lbs, 10 oz, standing 20 1/2 inches tall.
With the assistance of two amazing midwives, we somehow did the most difficult and amazing thing we've ever done. 15 hours of "active" back labor was pretty intense, to say the least. Not to mention the 50+ hours of "non active" labor, mostly on-again, occasionally off-again, since the evening of Thursday the 10th.

But we did it. She is here, in our arms, and we are still resting and enjoying her dad's week of paternity leave from work.

Just minutes after she was born. She didn't cry, but held her head up and looked around, and noticed it was just a little bit bright and cold here in our world.

A few hours old. We think she's the cutest baby in the whole world.

5 hours after she was born. We were all exhausted, but we got to introduce Chloë to all of her Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles (all officially receiving these titles for the first time that day), except for my sister, who was in Europe, and my oldest brother, who was in Oregon. They've both met her since.

5 hours old, and she already had him wrapped around her finger.

Two days old. I didn't know it was going to be this wonderful.

Two days old, and we just can't get enough of snuggling our Little Pea Pod.

4 days old. Some of the adorable little faces she makes.

Today, 5 days old. We think she's pretty great.

We still can't believe that she's finally here and that she's really ours. I think we'll keep her.

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