Sunday, June 27, 2010

The birth of little miss Chloë

Wednesday June 9th I went into the Dr.s office and they stripped my membranes in hope to start labor on my own. Later that night while I lay in bed I felt slightly stronger contractions than I had been feeling but didn't get my hopes up. At two thirty in the morning as I was laying in bed coming down off a contraction I felt a pop. I immediately got up and went to the bathroom to check and sure enough my water had broken. So I woke everyone up, called the Dr and jumped in the shower. We arrived at the hospital around 345 am and in that one hour my contractions had become very strong.  They were back to back and pretty intense. A few hours of natural labor and I was through. They called in the anesthesiologist and I got my epidural. Wow what a relief! I could actually enjoy the experience I felt great.. for a couple of hours anyway. As my contractions got stronger I started to feel that the epidural was only working on my right side. So they called in the anaesthesiologist and attempted another epidural to remedy the problem. It took the same way and I could feel everything on my left side so they just turned up the epidural, which I had a bad reaction to. I couldn't stop shaking and crying and I felt totally paralyzed from the waist down. Finally I convinced them to turn it way down and that I would rather feel the pain than be paralyzed. They checked me and I was finally at a 9 1/2 at around 4pm. So they got the Dr and got the room ready.. but my best friend Audrey was supposed to be in from Utah but her flight was late so she hadn't made it yet she was 20 minutes away! My Dr agreed to wait for her and when she finally arrived I pushed twice and Chloe was born. They laid her on my chest and she was all wet and warm. I fell in love with her instantly! I couldn't believe that she had dark hair. Where did that come from? They let me hold her for a long time while I was being stitched up and then they took her and weighed her and measured her. She was 6lbs. 12 oz and 18 inches long. After months of debate on her middle name (Adam wanted to name her Lulu) he decided I deserved (having been through 14 hrs of labor) to name her what I wanted which was to honnor my mother Renee. He knew how much my mother means to me and how much love I have for her .We named her Chloe Renee Baird.


  1. And she is just gorgeous! Great job, Leah. I'm so happy for you guys!

  2. Congratulations! She is adorable. Can't wait to see her in person. Hope mother and baby continue to do well!

  3. Three weeks and one day later--and I am still feeling the joy of Chloё's arrival! I cannot say enough of how blessed I feel for the opportunity to be there with you, Leah, and Adam when your precious daughter came into this world. I miss you all.
    Lots of love--Mom

  4. Good job, Mama! I'm so happy for you & Adam! She is beautiful, and you are going to be awesome parents!