Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chloe Lynn Illguth

She's Here!!!

Our little girl finally decided that it was time to grace the world with her presence. And what an exciting little journey it has been for our family. Here's 2 update versions, short version and long.

Short Version:
Chloe Lynn Illguth
Born Friday, April 27, 2012  6:04 pm
7 lbs 10 oz   (same as Owen)
20 1/4 inches long

All 4 of us are doing wonderful! Chloe is a good eater and sleeper. No complications or stresses for us to worry about.
Owen had a hard time at first when we brought his new sister home, but he's getting used to her now.
Bryan is amazing! He was a champ helping me at the hospital and took some time off of work to help me here at home. I love his guts. 
I had a whirlwind delivery, but all went well. My recovery has been speedy and my spirits high. I love having a little girl!

Long Version: 
Here's the full story for all who wish to know.
So all of Thursday night I was having very mild contractions, off and on. Didn't think much of them. Woke up Friday morning and let Bryan know that I didn't really sleep, and we just kinda shrugged them off. Then I had a playgroup lunch date that afternoon and my friends thought I was crazy for coming while I was still having contractions. But it gets even better. I still went and did my VT for the month with some more intense contractions! (Not doing that ever again.) But I was getting through them just fine so I just pushed passed them.
I called Bryan when I got home around 3 pm and let him know that I wasn't feeling so hot and to be prepared to come home. Called him about half an hour later and told him to come home when the contractions were about 4 minutes apart. I was finally feeling like these were real labor contractions that weren't going away. My Grandma and Grandpa Caffrey came over so I wasn't home alone with O. Plus my grandma was a nurse and she helped me breath through my contractions until Bryan came home. So nice.
We got to the hospital around 5 pm and finally got into a triage room at 5:15 pm (seemed like 2 hours.) I guess I looked as calm as a cucumber because the nurse was taking her merry time asking me all of these lame-o questions. When she finally checked me, her eyes got huge and she said, "How about an 8 or 9!" After that, my bed wheels were making sparks as they flew me down to labor and delivery. I got an epidural, and I am so glad that I did. But if I hadn't had Bryan there with me I would not have been able to get through it. While I was getting the epidural, I was already feeling the urge to push. A couple minutes and pushes later, we had a screaming, pink, healthy baby girl.

Even though everything was kinda rushed and a bit painful, I am so glad I got to do most of my laboring at home. Having a baby in 45 minutes at the hospital is definitely how I would want to do it again. It's been fun having another baby at home. O seems like a big kid now. But we feel so blessed that all went well and things are going smoothly. Now we'll have to see if I survive next week not having Bryan at home... :)

Coming Home!!!

Nettie made it to the delivery.... barely.


Not so interested. He would rather have my balloon.

Chillin' with Grams.


  1. Kara she is so darling!! I want to meet her. I can't believe you were an 8 or 9 by the time you got to the hospital. I was a 6 or 7 and thought that was crazy enough! So excited and happy for you. :)

  2. She is beautiful! She looks just like Bryan. So glad all is well, your such a cute mama!