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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ava Kathryn's Arrival

Ava Kathryn arrived June 14, 2012 at 12:27 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  She is perfect! We were scheduled for a c-section June 14 at noon but we ended up at the hospital the night before around 10 p.m. I was having contractions but still had not dilated much, so after laying on a stretcher for 5 hours in triage they finally decided to move us to a labor room. The goal was for me to get some rest before the big day...well that didn't happen. We moved to the room around 2 a.m. and I watched the clock tick until day shift arrived.

I was so lucky to have a wonderful nurse and anesthesiologist! I was exhausted and a little nervous but they helped keep me calm. I got my epidural around 10 a.m. and am so thankful Dr. Moffat let me have it early. As they rolled me back to the operating room I was very nervous but before I knew it Dr. Moffat had made the incision and Ava Kathryn came into the world, butt first, exactly 4 minutes after incison was made.

Josh kept saying, "Oh my goodness, she's beautiful!"  I kept asking what she looked like. After they got Ava cleaned up ,they brought her around the drape. There she was with a full head of brown hair and big brown/hazel eyes. She has been so alert since the minute she was born.  After they finished sewing my incision, they rolled me back to my room where our families were. I tried my hardest to fight the exhaustion and stay awake but after 30 minutes or so I couldn't keep my eyes open. So I gave Ava a kiss and handed her over to her daddy while I napped.  When I woke up I felt much better!

People always tell you that you never know how much you can love a human being until you have a baby and it is so true! We have been blessed with a little angel. Overall she is a very content newborn. Ava has the sweetest disposition. She eats and sleeps (a lot)! I won't compain about that! Now that I've gone on and on about Ava I'll show you pics of our precious little girl!

Going home from the hospital

Daddy and Ava

Mimi and Ava

Meeting Bonnie and Clyde

Wearing the gown Ava's great aunt Rita made for her

Daddy and Ava on Father's Day

Ava with her Nana and Pop

Our little family

Mommy and Ava

Hope everyone enjoys the pics of sweet Ava! I take way too many but I don't want to miss a thing. Ava had her newborn pics made this past Thursday with Jason Davis. We saw a sneak peak today and the pictures are amazing!! It's going to be so hard to pick just a few to have around our house.  The session lasted 4 hours and Ava was an angel.  We have  a future model on our hands! : )

Since I will be home the next 16 weeks I hope to update the blog more often! Until next time...

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