Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ava's Birth in Pictures


Turning to Rick for support while a strong contraction is underway...


The first contraction in the tub...


"Wow, these are really comming FAST!!!"


My doula is heaven sent!!! She is the BEST...


Blowing through this pushing contraction... do you feel the intensity???



Auntie Gina catching her first baby... she is a ROCKSTAR!!!


Here comes baby... sweet victory, nothing else like it in the world!!!



Proud and estatic... and we still don't even know what the gender is yet!!!


A moment with baby before I check things out :)


I'ts a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Complete shock...


"Someone else check!!!" Yes, I really didn't believe my eyes...


The boys first glimpse... what a special moment to see Mason become a big brother for the first time!!! Ethan screamed when he found out it was a girl...


The boys getting a look at their little sister...


Mom and baby take a break...


The big boys just couldn't stop looking at sweet baby Ava... they found the perfect spot to observe!!!


Ava getting weighed... 7 lbs 12 oz 20 inches long



They are still keeping an eye on her... they have her back for life!!!







The sign the boys made and hung up on our swing set in the backyard for all the neighbors to see... already proud to say they have a sister.

Jaderbug holding his little sister...



Mason unsure of what we are subjecting his sister to...


A happy BIG brother...


A proud auntie... first girl on my side of the family in 13 years!!!

1 comment:

Elaine & Dan Duree said...

Wow, what a great story Linda you did it! I LOVE it! It's yours baby AVA Aunty Lane and Gweners are so happy you are here too! We would have still played with you if you where a boy but Oh are we so excited you came. We have all been waiting a long time for you. Linda you are amazing I love it thanks for the inspiring role you play. Forever being a great Mommy and a great Aunty. we get to give so much more because you bring such greatness to us all. Thank you. Thank you Gina for being here for Linda she has anticipated you for many years. Now, for the living Ava I am looking forward to watching you grow up in this world we are in. I hope I can be a great Aunty to you amongst all the great ones you have.