The birth story? Here goes...
On Friday morning, I had an appointment with my midwife. Cupcake still seemed to be pretty comfy in there :) However, by the afternoon, I was having more contractions than I had ever had (although not at regular intervals.) I had a bad cold all week and hadn't been getting much rest because I was so congested. I admit. I started getting nervous. I couldn't sleep because I knew I was having the contractions, and I was just plain exhausted and miserable from the cold. So, we headed to the hospital at about 2:30 AM. I'm sure this was earlier than I would have went to the hospital if I hadn't been sick. But, I felt more relaxed being there and was able to get a little rest during the night. In the morning, they started me on pitocin to speed things up. All went quite well, and our sweet baby girl was born at 4:12. I really like the midwife I see. She was able to be there for a large part of the morning with me. Also, we had the same nurse Heather who had delivered Benny too. She is young and has 2 little boys of her own. I was quite happy that she got to be with me the whole day too.
Getting ready to go home.
Not impressed with her first time being strapped into the car seat.
Benny was pleased with the Welcome Home brownies.
A few days later, Faith came to visit.
Callie and Claire share a birthday!
Benny loves to give his sister kisses.
Everyone always asks how you pick your baby's name. We just liked the name Claire. In retrospect, I learned that my great grandmother's name was Clara. Not planned, but a nice coincidence. The name Capri came from a Colbie Callait song I really like. Here is a link to the song.