Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ava Grace is finally here!

Ava Grace Gulliver was born on Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 8:03 a.m.  She was 17 days early but weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long.  Everything went well in the labor and delivery although my epidural did not do much good as I felt EVERYTHING!  But it was well worth it, as Ava is finally here and we are so excited!

Kylie is adjusting to being a big sister, challenging at times, as she is used to being the only child but does love her baby sister very much.  She likes to give her Baby Ava many, many kisses and always gets me diapers and wipes for Ava.

Ava is a great baby and hardly ever cries.  She only whimpers when she gets her diaper changed but other than that, the only noises she makes are her little baby squeaks.  Ava did have to have a special blanket when she came home from the hospital as she was quite jaundice and they were concerned about her levels.  She had to have a special blanket with a light attached to her 24/7 for the first 3 days after coming home from the hospital.  But after a couple of doctor's appointments, she is much better and got to come off of the blanket on Wednesday.

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have stopped by with flowers, meals, visits, etc.  We appreciate it all so much!  Above are some of the hundreds of pictures we have already taken of Ava and our new family of four.  The very top picture is of Ava on her one week birthday, yesterday.  It is hard to believe it has been a week already!