Monday, March 7, 2011

New Addition!

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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10 comments:

Stacy said...

I cannot, cannot, cannot! believe that you are a mother of FOUR! That is so crazy to me! I don't have the slightest idea how you do it! You look absolutely amazing sitting their with your four kids having just had a baby! Seriously? Wow, amazing. Congratulations on the new baby girl! She is just beautiful and perfect in every way! And I love love love the name Claire, it is so fitting to that little face, and so cute. CONGRATS!
PS: Is your address still the same as it's been the last couple years?

Adrian Wolfgramm said...

2 boys 2 girls, what a gute family. Claire is adorable and I hope things are going well at home with you and her. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Congrats

Willyerd Family said...

What a Sweet family, Maricia! I can't wait to meet Claire! Congratulations!

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amybutler said...

Love the pictures! I'm in love with her already, she's gorgous!

Sorensen said...

She is so stinkin cute! I cannot wait to see her and I cannot believe we have to wait until MAY! How are you feeling? Are you getting some rest?

Sara said...

She is just precious. Love hose little cheeks. And {high five} Claire for giving mama a quick delivery!
Hope you are getting some rest now that you have 4 littles running around your house. :)

Wade and Kris said...

Congrats!!! My last two have come super fast too. It's a little scary to think how fast it happens. She is beautiful!

Becky said...

Welcome the world of four. There is no turning back now but it is so worth it! She is so beautiful. Congratulations!

The Oakey's said...

You have the cutest family! Congratulations, I didn't even know you were pregnant! I truly wish we were closer so I could meet your kiddos.