Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chloe's Outfit from Great Grandma Bailey

My very loving & talented Grandma made this blanket, outfit & hat for my little princess. I can't believe how fast she is growing. I wanted to make sure that we captured the moment before it got too small. I love how precious she looks in these pictures. Thanks grandma so much for your kindness & hard work.
We love you so much!!
The cute binkie is compliments of my awesome sister-in-law, Randie.

I think Chloe is growing length wise for sure... not sure about the weight.
Isn't she so so so perfect!!

I am really hoping that her pretty blue eyes stay blue.

Our little cutie is 4 weeks old!!
I can't believe how fast time is going by!

Chase couldn't be any happier, can you tell?

She is starting to have little smiles.
I love seeing her little personality come out day-by-day.

This is Chloe's favorite nap place, in her swing.

Chase has been working so much that we try to get out when we can.
We love hanging out with our awesome friends Julie & Craig & their adorable twins.
We're so happy they're the same age as Chloe.

Kamree & Chase are definitely buds, she couldn't get enough of him that night.
Thanks Julie & Craig for everything!

Quick Get-Away to Mesquite

Chloe w/ Grandma Chris & cousin Sienna.
Chase & I took a quick trip to Mesquite to visit his parents.
It was lots of fun.
Chloe & I went to our first movie. She did so good, I was pretty happy.

Chloe w/ Grandpa

We went out & ate some yummy food & met up with Uncle Todd
(I am finally getting Chase to eat sushi!! YEAH!!)


Happy Birthday Chaser!! It's been a crazy couple of weeks- I just wanted to post this picture of my two favorite people on a special day. Chase has been the easiest going person/dad/husband ever. I truly am so lucky to have someone that supports & loves me & Chloe so much! We didn't do a whole bunch for his birthday because of our crazy lives & him working so much. All he wanted to do was have 5-buck pizza & watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. He is so not hard to please.... I wish I was more like him. I promise I will do more next year Chase!!

First Bath

Yeah the rest of my umbilical cord came off (yesterday, Feb 6th) and I can have my first bath!!! Chase loves giving Chloe baths. He honestly looks forward to every bath! This is his daddy-daughter time to bond, I think it's pretty cute.

So fresh & so clean! This was taken after bath time & right before their usual Sunday nap. I love how cute he is with her!!

Happy Valentines!!
(Chloe is 2 weeks old)

This was Chloe's first Valentines... Good Morning!!

I love these little pj's... they are so stinkin cute on her. I also love how they look like she is wearing little shoes.

Here is the end result after bath time with dad.
I just loved this outfit when I saw it when I was pregnant.

And of course the usual Sunday nap... this is my time to get as much done as possible.
I just love it when Chase is home!!

Last but not least.. these are the beautiful tulips & roses that Chase brought home for me & Chloe.
He has already started working Saturdays & late nights so we are really missing him.
We were so happy when he walked through the door with this surprise!!
We love you!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our baby Chloe at 5 days old!!
Our photographer Abbey did an awesome job like usual.
Chloe also had her first Doctors appointment on Monday, Feb 1, 2010.
When she was born she weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. at this appointment she only lost a couple of oz.
She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz but grew 1 1/2 inches (from 19.5 to 21 inches)

First week of Baby Chloe

I am having so much fun being a stay home mom. I just can't get enough of this little girl... even if she keeps me up all night. I truly don't know what our lives were like without her. I think we might have a model on our hands- if you notice she always has her hands perfectly posed while sleeping or just hanging out.

I LOVE this picture... her "SO BIG" stretch.... I especially love her wrinkly legs & knees.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Here is the story of when Chloe surprised us & came earlier than expected. We were planning on being induced on February 4, but she had something else in mind!!

After getting home from work on Thursday, January 28, and after getting ready for bed, Chase gave Chloe a little lecture on how much he wanted her to come out and play. Sure enough, 4 hours later I was getting up to go to the bathroom and from the bed to the toilet, my water broke. The time was 3 a.m. After waking up Chase, and contemplating whether or not it was my water that broke, (I wasn't in any pain that's why I wasn't sure?) we called Labor and Delivery and they insisted that I come in.
The next hour, Chase & I took our time getting to the hospital by getting the house ready for our new arrival. We got to the hospital about 4 o'clock. At this point we still haven't contacted anyone in our family, only because we wanted to make sure we were going to be admitted. At about 4 o'clock, the nurses had checked, and sure enough, we weren't going home. I was already dilated to a 3 and contracting about 5-6 minutes apart.
At about 7 o'clock, the doctor came and with no progress and the baby still being really high, they decided to put me on petosin. The petosin started working immediately and my contractions were soon 2 minutes apart. I then decided to get the epidural. The epidural kicked in around 10 minutes later, but I could only feel the numbness in the right side of my body. So unfortunately I could still feel the contractions on the left side. After they gave me another dose, they decided to check me and I was dilated to a 10!! I then asked if we could get my left side numb before we started to push. The anesthetist came back for the 3rd time and explained that the epidural couldn't keep up with the progress of my labor, so he gave me two more doses. In the mean time, Chloe's heart rate was starting to drop, which worried the nurses. After a series of hard pushes, Chloe was about to come through the birth canal, but with her rate dropping like it was, the Doctor was inclined to use the forceps to get her out quicker.
At 10:12 a.m. our little angel Chloe was born. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches tall. Thank goodness everything happened so fast, because her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. Everything about our little Chloe is perfect. The hospital experience was relaxing and calm, and we were out of there the next day around 2 p.m.

So that's the story & here's the good stuff..... THE PICTURES!!!!!!

My first time holding my little sweet pea... Chloe

Our first Family Picture

Me with my Chloe

Just a little girl... weighing 6 lbs 7 oz & 19 1/2 inches long

A close up of her sweet face

First bath with daddy

The cutest picture in the world. These are my two favorite people!!

Chloe getting her foot & hand prints!

Uncle Jayson & Grandma Smith with Chloe

Grandma Chris & Chloe

Grandpa Mike & Chloe

Chloe in her first outfit getting ready to go home!! She kept scratching her face though, that is why she has socks on her hands!!

The 3 of us getting ready to leave the hospital!! Yay!! We were so excited to get home. One night at the hospital was plenty for us!!

Everyone knows that our little sweetheart has FINALLY arrived. I will be posting pictures of her but because I am weird I have to do it in the right order. Here are the rest of our maternity pictures that we had taken by our awesome photographer Abbey.

These pictures were taken at 39 weeks in Cedar City, UT.