Baby Claire as she is known in our house finally arrived. On Feburary 21st, I woke up with some small contractions. I asked Sam to stay home from work because I thought that this might be the day. We decided that I should head over to the hospital to pre-register so we didn't have to be in such a rush when I checked in. I had an idea that we wouldn't be home that day, so I decided to take my bag of prepared things along.
We finished registering at the hospital at around 10:30 AM. The contractions were pretty close together so we just decided to go for a walk outside. Sam finally convinced me to head back into the hospital and check in just after 11 AM. By the time we got up into Labor & Delivery, got dressed and layed down, it was about 11:20 AM. Claire didn't waste any more time and decided that she wanted to join the family. She made her grand entrance at 11:30 AM, weighed 7lbs 5oz and was 19.5 inches.
The kids came by the hospital at around 2 and they were so excited. Eliza's face was so precious. She was so excited that she was almost crying. Isaac just wanted to hold her, kiss her, and make sure that she was okay. We thought Smith would be a little indifferent to his new sister, but to our surprise he wanted in on the kissing and holding action.
Since I couldn't get any rest at the hospital and would rather be in my own bed. I was home by Tuesday afternoon getting rest. It was so nice to be home and in my own bed.
Claire has been such a good baby and just sleeps and eats. The kids always run to her when she starts to make any noise. It has been so fun to see how much they love her. I don't think that there is any other baby that gets more kisses than Claire.
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