Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

First photo shoot

Aunt Brittney took these fabulous pictures of our angel Daddys new riding buddy

Starting her out early
...maybe we'll get a smaller bike when she is ready.
still cute though!


I can't believe our little Avree is already 1 week old today! She is so sweet and so fun, we love her to bits.

Here is how she got here.

My due date was Sept 11. That day I was having braxton hicks contractions ALL day and in the evening they were 5 minutes apart so I was thinking we were going to be going to the hospital that day, but I decided to lay down and get some rest, and just like that the contractions all but stopped. On Sunday morning at about 10 AM I started to get REAL contractions. Holy cow! We went to dinner at the Laidlaws and I felt like I was ready to die so we went home and I showered and got ready to go to the hospital. We got to the hospital at 3 pm and I was dialated to a 5, so they checked us in and we kinda hung out for awhile. My nurse was awesome, told her that I wanted to TRY to see how long I could go without an epidural. She helped me breath through the contractions which helped. By the time I decided I was ready for an epidural the nurse said I was an 8 and Dr Benham was on his way to break my water and Avree was ready to get here. 45 minutes later Avree made her debut at 6:55! It was the hardest few hours of my life!!!
Our little Avree Bug

Jeremy cutting the cord
Our little Family :) Loves

Proud papa

8 pounds 1 oz. She was bigger than everyone thought
Jeremy's cousin Brittany was Avree's nurse and my friend Melissa was the tech. We had lots of good people taking care of us. The nurse, Melinda even stayed late for her shift to help me, her kids kept calling her. She was so sweet

24 hours old! Ready to go home!

Jeremy is such an amazing dad, he is so dang helpful and is not afraid of poopy bums...lots and lots of poopy bums
She has the most beautiful hair, its so silky. That is the reason I ate my weight in tums
On the changing table, where she spends a ton of time

This melts my heart

cousin Peyton

This is my friend Tiffany's little girl Kambree on the left, she was born 2 weeks earlier than Avree
Avree is so much chunkier.
Avree is starting to figure out what night is, I think I am pretty spoiled. She is a pretty good sleeper and eater. She even gained weight her first week, which is uncommon for babies. She weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz on Friday at her 1st drs apointment which is the 70th percentile. I can just sit and watch her make silly little faces all day long. She even smiles-right before or after a good toot :) She can scream like a banshee when she is hungry. We just can't believe that she is ours forever!