Friday, October 31, 2008

I am finally here!

So now I guess it is officially time to make my debut to the blogging world.  My mom and dad were nice enough to offer to put together this blog so that I can tell everyone all about me and what I am up to.

After much anticipation and prayer, I was born on Friday, October 24th, at 7:05 pm.  My parents decided to name me Claire Grace Kopriva, and I think it fits pretty well.  I weighed in at a whopping 6 lbs, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long.  I have a head full of dark hair and everyone thinks that I look like my mom from the ankles up.  I seem to have inherited my dad's legendary feet and toes - they are really something!

I was truly blessed to have such a wonderful team of nurses and doctors to take care of me and my mom.  Although my parents were not expecting me for another week or so, the doctors decided that it would be better if I came a little earlier.  Once I was born, I had to make a quick trip to the transitional nursery for a few hours to make sure that I was okay.  I took down a big gulp of fluid during the delivery and was having a little difficulty clearing it out of my lungs.  Since I was not able to cry very well right away, the nurses and doctors just wanted to keep a close eye on me for a little while.  This certainly caused mom and dad to have a few restless hours of worry, but I was able to move into their room after about 3 hours or so.  I hung out with them in their room the rest of the time in the hospital.  Overall, we all had a great experience at the hospital, and we were able to head home Sunday afternoon.

I am a really easy going kind of girl.  I don't really cry a whole lot and have made the first week really easy on my mom and dad.  It has been really great to have all of this help from my grandparents.  My mimi came for the first week and my nana j came for the second week - they are the best!

So that is all for now, but more will come for sure.  Thanks for checking out my blog, and please let me know what you think.  I am kinda new to this whole blogging thing, but I would love to hear what you all think.

- Claire