Friday, August 31, 2012

Chloe's Abbreviated Birth Story

For those curious about Chloe's birth here is the short version, if you want the long version you can ask me about it... I went into labor on Monday night and labored all night but never progressed past 5cm and my contractions kind of slowed down to where my midwife went home...I felt like I had labored all night and gained nothing!
On Wednesday I went on like life was normal and that evening as I was getting ready for bed...contractions started kicking into gear and I started to think it could be the real thing again...so I called my midwife. They got to our house around 12:30.
I labored till about three in the morning when I was fully dilated and effaced and ready to push. I started to push and my cervix swelled to where I had to wait through some of the pushing till the swelling went down. That was hard stuff!
Around 5:06 Chloe Elise was born...she was crying as she was born! She was quite healthy. The midwives checked both of us and made sure we were doing well and cleaned up everything. Chloe started nursing and we called family members to tell them the good news.
The most amazing thing was that Gideon and Tirzah slept through the whole birth and didn't wake up till everyone was gone around seven in the morning. They were surprised to find a new member to the family.
I sure do love this sweet new baby of ours!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

2 Weeks Old

My sweet Chloe is two weeks old today and just the best little baby ever!

First Outing...taking Mommy to the doctor...


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Because there can never be enough baby pictures...

So we've had a great first week! Slowly recovering but everyone is doing well. Chloe is a wonderful baby! Gideon and Tirzah are quite in love with her and enjoy checking on her and holding her. Last night I found that Gideon has tucked his Kanga in Chloe's bed...isn't that just adorable? Chloe has great awake times, she is a good baby! We have been so blessed!

Sisters


Isn't he just the most adorable big brother?

Wide awake.

Baby Kanga

First Bath

Baby Tirzah...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Announcing the Newest Shelor Arrival

 It is with joy and rejoicing that we announce the safe arrival of our new little daughter Chloe Elise Shelor. Born Thursday morning at 5:06. She weighed 6lbs. 2oz and is 19.5" long. She is perfectly healthy and we are all doing well enjoying her and praising the Lord for a sweet bundle of joy! Gideon and Tirzah seem quite happy with a new little sister--Tirzah likes to pat her on the head and give kisses and Gideon has all sorts of questions but is quite busy as well...he did say that he thought his sister Chloe was "nice". Thank you for all your prayers!