Archive for December, 2009

December 16, 2009

Welcome Holden Christopher Clark

Last Tuesday morning, I went to my OB for yet another check up. I was quite disappointed to realize I had still not made any further progress towards labor and would be going into the hospital Tuesday night at 7pm to be induced. Though I knew being induced was the best choice for us, I was hoping to go into labor before then. I was quite scared of the “unknown” of induction!

I came home from the Doctor, cried a little at the realness of everything, and started making sure everything was ready for us to leave. I started feeling crampy over the day, but assumed it was because of the check up I had that morning. Around 4:00pm I decided to pay attention to the minor cramping and found I was having contractions at regular intervals! I couldn’t believe it, only a few hours before I was scheduled, our little guy decided to go ahead and come on his own!

Chris rushed home from work and we left for the hospital. I was quite comfortable for most of the early stages, and by the time I got VERY uncomfortable, a nice man came into my hospital room and gave me a special happy medicine which made everything much better. We waited a few hours, and then, just as simply as that, Holden Christopher was born. He made his arrival promptly at 10:30pm, weighing 7lbs 7.5oz and measuring 19.75in long (of course at his one week appt. he was 21in, so I think he was still scrunched when the nurses measured).

I am not sure that I can put into words how I feel about him, other than to say I don’t know how we lived this long without him. I think we all agree that he truly completes this family. Big sister Charlotte is completely in love with him and wants to hold him all the time, and who can blame her? His daddy loves to hold him after a long day and watch him sleep, and again, who could blame him?

So far, he seems to have a very sweet and layed back personality. Which is perfect considering he is thrown into a busy family and will be having to go with the flow!

Welcome Holden, we are so glad you are here safe and sound! We couldn’t ask for a more perfect blessing.

December 4, 2009

FlashBack Friday

I know these last few posts have all been more family than design, but I am a bit preoccupied with family, life, and love as we wait for our son to arrive in the next few days. I look at my daughter every day in a state of shock that it has been almost two and a half years since she was born. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown and I fall more in love with her every day.

This “Flashback Friday” I decided it would be appropriate to look back at the photos of my baby girl in the hospital when she was born, August 3, 2007. We are so happy you blessed us with so much joy baby girl.

December 1, 2009

Words Of Wisdom Wednesday

Since I couldn’t pick between the two…here are my two favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss!

The first one makes me think of my babies, the one here and the one we are about to meet.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

The second one is a personal reminder to always be myself.

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”