Enjoy the details of the birth of my newly
six-year-old daughter Claire:
*Claire was seven and a half pounds, and I give most of the credit to Café Rio!
*Claire was born on October 29th at 6:21 on a rainy and chilly autumn morning.
*After Claire was born, Mr. Nielson called his dad and was
very overcome with emotion over his new baby girl.
*Claire’s nickname “Toad” is presented to her 17 minutes after birth.
*It is discovered 6 minutes post-birth that Claire has a hairy back
like I did when I was born.
(Hence my "baboon" nickname, which I still go by).
All of her fingers and toes are adorably accounted for.
*Claire has a very nice head of black hair.
*After staring at her for three hours straight,
we decide she has some very "Clark" similarities,
particularly her cheeks like Grandpa Clark.
*Claire is a good nurser.
*Claire and I reside in the hospital for one night and depart
the following evening in the pouring rain.
*Mr. Nielson has our cozy house prepared for our return
with a fire in the fireplace,
and my antique rocking chair placed nearby.
Dream come true.
*Mom, Claire’s “Umi”, stocks our refrigerator with food and
buys Ivory soap for me to wash her little clothes in.
It smells like heaven.
Happy Birthday, Toad!
It's been a wonderful SIX years having you on this earth!