Though she tried to hold onto Claire as long as possible, the docs decided that the babe needed to come out to get the medical help she needed. So after trying to fakeout my best friend's body for 2 days into delivering that baby, they opted to do a C-section and baby Claire met the universe including her mama and daddy for the first time.
Selfishly, I was beyond bummed to be hundreds and hundreds of miles away while all this was going down, but Kristen and her family made me feel totally involved, which warmed my little heart to no end. We skyped and face-timed while she was waiting around for her to come out and then the night of her birth, she formally introduced me to the sweetest little 3 lb, 14 ounce little sugar bean I had ever seen. [Tangent: Seriously, what did we do before technology? It makes moments like these possible. My almost 2 year-old niece, Ellie, who was at the beach with us and who is no stranger to video chats, nearly broke her neck trying to sneak a peak at baby Claire on the small screen. When I logged off, for hours I listened to, "Keemee, where da babee go?"] So tiny. So perfect.
|pardon my lack of makeup...I was on vacation.|
I finally got to meet her yesterday afternoon and she was rosy and pink, and aside from being teacup sized, she looks perfectly healthy! Here's a picture I snapped of her after staring at her for about 15 minutes!
She is doing great and I can't wait for her to go home and meet her older dog-brother, Ranger, and get set up in her sparkley purple nursery! She's pretty awesome and deservedly is already a celebrity around the NICU!
|stunner shades already!|