Avery is 6 days old!! Here she is with her daddy- So precious!
Because I know you want to see pictures.....
Born October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am
7 pounds 4 oz and 19 inches long
Daddy and his little girl :)
Bailey and Avery meeting for the first time
In her nursery for the first time
Cute little bottom
Bailey loves to give Avery kisses
Avery's Uncle J bought her two "Ireland" onesies... can't wait till she can wear them!
Monday is my due date!!! I can't believe that 40 weeks has finally arrived. I have absolutely loved being pregnant, but these last 2 weeks have gone by so slowly. Chris and I are so anxious to meet our little girl and to finally be able to hold her in our arms. I think I may have mentioned in my last post that my dr doesn't want me to go past 41 weeks due to increased risks for the baby. Sacred Heart (the hospital I will be delivering at) only performs elective inductions Monday thru Thursdays. As of this past Wednesday all induction appointments were full and my dr told me she would call me if anything came available. Well, on Friday afternoon I got a call from the nurse saying that Monday morning is the only time available and basically, I could take it or leave it. Well, of course that was like dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit... After much prayer and consideration, Chris and I decided that Monday would be the best option for us rather than hoping something else opened up. Over the last day we have learned that Monday is really an answer to prayer and we have been shown that God's hand was definitely in this situation. He is so GOOD!! Monday works best for Chris' work schedule as well as my dad's and father-in-law's schedule. If we had waited for an appointment later in the week then some of our immediate family would not have been able to be there on the day that she was born. Again, GOD IS GOOD! He works in ways that we cannot always see and for that I am so grateful. Please keep Chris, baby and me in your prayers on Monday. Pray for a healthy baby and a smooth delivery. Pray for safety for me and the baby and that I won't be too nervous going in on Monday morning. I've never broken a bone, or needed surgery so the thought of having to have an IV and epidural and the many other things that I am about to experience makes me a little nervous. I just keep reminding myself of the wonderful outcome at the end of it all! We will definitely keep you all updated over these next few days. We can't wait to share our little baby with you!
Chris and I are so excited that we will be meeting our little girl very soon! I'm officially 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant leaving 5 days to go until our due date! I have been going to the doctor on a weekly basis for nearly a month now and I've been making progress towards labor, but I'm thinking this baby is nice and cozy in her current home and that she really isn't in a hurry to come out! I went to my 37 week appointment with little hope that I would be progressing any and found out that I was actually 1.5 cm dilated and 80% effaced (thinned out). I couldn't believe I was already making progress at 37 weeks! I think this got my hopes up though and when I went in for my 38 week appointment I found out that I had only dilated a half a cm and everything else remained the same. After getting my hopes up that she might come early I went into today's appointment knowing that nothing has changed. Sure, I've had a lot of braxton hicks contractions, but they always seem to subside after a few hours so I'm through getting my hopes up. Right? Well, at my 39 wk appointment today I learned that I am now dilated to 3cm and 90% effaced. The doctor says that the baby is very low and anteriorly placed... so it really is just a waiting game. We talked about our different options and decided to hold off on inducing until after I've reached my due date. I'm getting impatient and am so ready to meet and hold my baby girl, but I also want to try to go into labor on my own and experience that part of this process. My due date is this coming Monday October 25th and I'm sheduled for one more doctor appointment that morning. We will induce somtime next week if baby doesn't come on her own. It's so exciting to think that by next weekend we will have our baby in our arms!! Of course, I'm still hoping she comes in the next day or two. :)
We will keep you all updated!!!
Saturday morning was an early one... the sound of my alarm ringing at 5:30 am startle me, but quickly I was aware that we had our maternity photo shoot in just a few hours. Being that I was 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant, I waddled my way into the shower and quickly got ready for the day. Chris and I drove an hour to Aly's Beach where we met photographer, Cassie Olimb. Cassie brought along her friend/photography partner, Megan. We spent about an hour feeling like the papparazi was following us. HA! It was so much fun and I am so glad that we were able to document this special time in our lives. Thank you Cassie for such wonderful memories!
To see more pictures from the photo shoot click here.
A lot of you have been asking for pictures of the nursery for quite some time now... well, today is your lucky day!! The only things lacking are wall decorations and a rug... other than that- the nursery is ready for baby A!
The girl has more clothes and shoes than her momma... and blankets galore! :) She has been blessed, that's for sure!