Chloe

Apr 20, 2009 +

Its been a while since my last post, with good reason. Let me introduce you to the little lady that has had HandyMan and I preoccupied the past week...



Chloe Arlyn
Born April 14th
6 lbs 7oz
19.25 inches


It wasn't exactly the birth experience I envisioned, but one I wouldn't trade for the world. Chloe decided to do things her way and arrived in the world face up :) She's a content little baby, crying rarely, and easily soothed. HandyMan and I are amazed at how quickly our lives have changed and how deeply, madly, overwhelmingly in love we are with this child. I now know what that feeling is, that feeling that your life is changed forever - for the better - that other parents talk about.

My home feels fuller now, even more like a home. Not only because Chloe's room is done, another piece of the home reno puzzle completed. But because there was a gap I didn't even know existed - and Chloe has filled i
t up. You dear readers have filled in some of the cracks and crevices too. Do you know how sweet it is to read all the kind and thoughtful messages you've left on my blog? I'm in awe that strangers would take the time to wish us well on our journey to becoming a family. I'll cherish those thoughts, and this moment in time forever.

We've quickly settled back into our routine. Friends and family were over for a homecoming barbeque yesterday. My life is full :) And
when the visitors have left, and the house is quiet and still, this is what my world revolves around... the two loves of my life, filling me with joy and peace.


54 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby girl!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahh, she's adorable! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a beautiful girl with a beautiful name and a beautiful nursery! Life is good for your little one. Wishing you all the best.

    xoxo,
    Sherry (& John)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday Chloe. Congrats to all 3 of you!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am soo happy for all of you! It's so good to hear that you are doing ok after birthing the beautiful little baby model.

    Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  6. We don't know each other, but I've been following your blog for awhile and I'm so excited to see the new addition to your family. I'm sure she will just love her gorgeous nursery! I'm due myself in September, and seeing pictures of your beautiful Chloe makes me even more excited to meet our little one!

    Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  7. She's GORGEOUS- Look at all that hair!

    Congrats to you and HandyMan, and lots of love and warm wishes for baby Chloe!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh I am so glad that she is here and had a safe arrival , Chloe what a perfect name , she is beautiful . The love for a child is something you can never understand until you are a mother , enjoy her , give her a kiss for stranger friend Chris, like you need an excuse.
    Hey we need a pic of mother and baby too , I think.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Chris

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ohh. I just have to brag. In your post asking for predictions on Chloe's birthday, I guessed my own birthday and I was right! Nice choice Chloe, you're in good company :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a beautiful baby! I loved reading your post... and the love that fills your home.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Oh, so adorable! I too felt like a hole in my heart was filled when I had my boys. But then I quickly felt like my little ones had always been apart of me. It is a special thing to have children!

    Jill (well wishing stranger:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Carolyn1:44 PM

    Congratulations to you, your husband and grandparents, too!

    She's BEAUTIFUL. Take all the help you can get, and take good care of yourself, too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. She's beautiful! congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm such a sap! Welcome Chloe. You're mama's little post today mad me cry. I don't know either of you but I am extremly happy for you both and the wonderful family you have started.

    Take care,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  15. OH MY GOODNESS! Look at her little nose and her bud lips, and her hair and her precious ears. Everything, you must just eat her up daily!

    Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful darling. Simply precious. And the name! How sweet it (and she) is.

    I'm happy to hear that you all are well. Enjoy your new family =o)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great news & congratulations from us at Our Castle!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Perfect work. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Look at that sweet little bebe! And that full head of hair! SOOOO sweet. And of course I'm so glad you are both healthy and doing well. I can't wait to hear more. xoxo!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congrats! Now she can enjoy her new room when she moves in :) She's a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm normally just a blog stalker of yours but I had to comment. ;) Congratulations! She's beautiful. What a pretty name. Enjoy your precious little girl. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. A huge congratulations to all of you! And a big welcome to the world for little Chloe! April 14 is an excellent day to be born, if I do say so myself . . . I was hoping on Tuesday that I would be sharing my birthday with a new human being.

    I read a quote once some time after my daughter had been born that summed up exactly how I felt about having her: "I'm living a dream I never new I had." May all of your dreams come true in the years to come.

    Only the best,
    Erica

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a beatiful post and what a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations and all the very best!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Congratulations on the adorable addition!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Congratulations on the new baby! I just found your blog last week and am all caught up. Looking to hearing the adventures of baby!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Precious! Congrats on your little one!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congratulations - she is sweet and beautiful! My second child - a daughter, arrived sunny side up too. I think they look prettier for it!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anonymous5:21 PM

    congrats! there is nothing more amazing than this time! enjoy it. what a head of hair!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh, congratulations! I was looking forward to this post. :)

    What a beautiful little girl you have.

    (I love her name!)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congrats, she is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Anonymous5:53 PM

    She's lovely. What fun a baby - okay a lot of work too, but still. I just love the smell of babies and the funny little arm movements of newborns.

    Congrats,
    Blueberry

    ReplyDelete
  32. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Chloe is GORGEOUS! What a sweet name for such a sweet baby. And you did it! Face-up no less? Congratulations!

    She's just adorable. Wishing you three the best.

    jbhat

    (PS--found out today that the little one I am carrying is a girl too!)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Anonymous6:55 PM

    Love the name, love the post (especially the part about your world revolving around the two loves of your life! Swoon!), love the adorable photos!

    Best of luck! She looks like a keeper! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  34. She is lovely. Congrats to you and your husband.

    Your post was so sweet. : )

    ReplyDelete
  35. Congratulations to you both! What an amazing post.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Yaaaayyyy! Tear!

    I've been waiting for this post! And am definitely going to look at it at least 15 more times tomorrow!

    The great thing is that she will be the one thing in your home that will never need renovating or re-decorating - her beauty will just continue to grow and get even better and better with time!

    So glad for you and sending best wishes!

    Christina

    (Who has been reading your blog since Boxing Day 2008 while super frustrated with my own post-Christmas IKEA installation project!)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Congratulations! Chloe is such a beautiful baby girl!

    Isn't it amazing how quickly a child fills up a hole in your life you didn't know existed? The first few months after our daughter was born, we kept asking each other, "what did we DO all day before she came along??"

    Enjoy each sweet moment with your new daughter, and welcome to the world, little Chloe!

    Mike and McGee

    ReplyDelete
  38. Congratulations! She's so beautiful, your post makes my eyes misty ;) Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Chloe is so precious! I love her name, too. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congratulations to both of you! She is beautiful, love that full head of hair.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Anonymous9:43 PM

    Welcome Chloe! Congratulations to you and your whole family!

    Gina (GMS)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Rochelle9:57 PM

    Normally, I'm just a happy follower of your great blog but I had to wish you and HandyMan congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! I'm sure that she will bring you much joy in the years to come. In the meantime, grab sleep whenever you can!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congrats! She is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  44. She's such an adorable little girl and oh, that hair! She's already made the world a better place, hasn't she?! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Chloe is a gorgeous little peanut with the sweetest little head of hair!! Congrats to you and your husband :o) Boy I miss babies!!!

    Have a Happy Day!
    ~Rachel

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thank you for sharing Chloe with all of your readers. It was so thoughtful of you to do that in this incredible time of adjustment. She looks fantastic! Best of luck to your family, I'll be out here following along.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Denise2:15 PM

    She's a little doll. So happy for all of you. Chloe is going to love being rocked and cuddled in her lovely nursery!

    ReplyDelete
  48. oh she is beautiful! congrats! i esp. love the last picture :-)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Congratulations...she's absolutely perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Congratulations!
    Many blessings for you and your new family!

    ReplyDelete
  51. She's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  52. she is such a pretty baby! and love the name~ congrats

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hello...am not sure whether you will see this comment because it is posted after 18 months of publishing the post!!

    Anyway,i can't help telling u....i came across ur blog from another blog(Making it lovely)and found it interesting...while i was roaming around...found some interesting facts..n they are....they are.....

    "Our babies are born on same day, same year!!!"
    if its not surprising enough...
    "We both got married on the same day,same year!!!"..

    And I am from such a distant place,India to be exact..n find this so amusing..

    Marriages on same day...delivery on same day...mine too a female...

    Have bookmarked ur blog...

    ReplyDelete
  54. Rose - that is such a strange coincidence! If you write a home blog too, now that would be very amusing, lol. Thanks for visiting!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting our little corner of the web! We ♥ comments and enjoy hearing from our readers.

 

© 2007-2013 Jennifer Flores. All Rights Reserved. | Blog Design By Brittany Douglas