A friend of ours will be doing a photography class with Ginny this semester. Her first lesson was a newborn shoot starring Claire!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
We are thankful to have Claire Joy here!
Claire's first week
Claire found herself in the arms to someone all the time.
How wonderful it has been to be able to share newborn Claire with both sets of grandparents.
My best friend, Naomi and her 2 girls came up from Denison to visit and meet Claire. We have been blessed by those who have stopped by to see Claire, brought us meals, given gifts, and written sweet notes.
We have been blessed by the many baby items friends have loaned us. Look at this beautiful cradle from a mutual friend. Jeff’s mom made the beautiful blanket in the cradle.
Monday, January 5th
1 week old
Weight: 6lbs, 8 oz (same as at birth)
Going to the County Courthouse to register Claire’s home birth.
This outfit was one that Ginny wore.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Sunday, December 28th I woke up at 4:00AM with a sore throat and pounding sinuses. As I got up to check my temperature my water broke and contractions began. I immediately woke up Jeff. We both were too excited to go back to sleep. I took a shower and then we watched a movie. At 8:00 we tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t. We got up as the kids woke up. Micah was the first to get up and was super excited when I told him his brother or sister would be born that day. He immediately wanted to wake everyone else up and herald the news. Jeff began to set up his medical table and I set out the things clothes and blankets needed for baby’s arrival. We were hopeful that little #8 would be born soon. Instead, it proved to be a typical McKissick labor as I labored ALL DAY LONG.
At NOON I was dilated 3cm and having manageable contractions every 20-40 minutes apart. By evening my contraction pattern was unfortunately the same.
We watched movies….and waited for contractions to pick up.
We played lots of games…and waited for contractions to pick up.
We ate dinner and put the kids to bed…and waited for contractions to pick up.
But they ever did.
AT MIDNIGHT I was only dilated to a 4!
Jeff started Pitocin.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
1:00AM the contractions were finally picking up and we turned the Pitocin off.
2:00AM with intense contractions, I began to have hope that we would see our baby soon.
At 3:00AM we were finally able to meet our sweet precious baby….
IT’S A GIRL!
IT’S A CLAIRE JOY!
At 4:00AM we woke the kids to introduce them to Claire.
Getting a weight and length on Claire.
Claire's first day was a big day. She met and was passed around to all her siblings.
She met and was passed around to all her grandparents.
She joined us for donut Monday.