Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome Ava Kathryn!!

Born Tuesday, August 25th at 11:43am via c-section
She was 8lbs 15oz, 20 1/4 inches long

We're so in love!!

Here are some pictures from the hospital photographer!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

38 weeks 5 days

Almost done!!! We're about as ready as we're ever going to be I think. The basement is almost finished. Just a few finishing touches left. Natalie LOVES her new play area.

I'm so excited to meet this baby - for the past few weeks I've definitely felt like we're missing a member of our family. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't anxious about all the changes we have coming our way. I hope Natalie handles everything ok - it breaks my heart a little to think of the HUGE transition she'll be going through soon. I'm going to miss her SO much while I'm in the hospital too. Due to concerns about the Swine Flu - no visitors under 14 allowed...including siblings. So that will definitely be hard. We're trying to explain things to her, but I'm not sure how much of it is clicking.

As of my doctor's appointment on Tuesday I was already 4cm dilated. WOW! So, any day now!

Natalie's weekend with Nana and Poppy!

Last weekend was a big weekend for all of us. Jeff was in a wedding and we were very busy so Nana came and took Natalie for the weekend! Natalie even went to her first wedding - our cousin Anna was also getting married. It was hard for us to be away from Natalie for 2 nights, but she didn't miss us at all!! She had a blast at Nana and Poppy's house!

Natalie with Poppy, Kevin, and Aunt Katie

Natalie seems to enjoy weddings!! Or maybe she just likes coloring with Aunt Katie and Kevin...

Swimming in Nana's BIG pool all by herself!!! First time using swimmies. What a BIG girl she is!