Friday, September 26, 2008

1 week old

Our sweet girl is one week old today. This has definitely been a week of excitement and fun, as well as challenges. We've been getting to know Ava and her personality as well as her getting used to us.
Isn't she precious?
We have learned that Ava does not like to have a bath. From the mintue we lay her down, she starts screaming. It doesn't stop until she is wrapped up tightly in a towel and warm again.

We went to the pediatrician on Wednesday. When Ava was discharged from the hospital on Monday, she weighed 7 lbs even. At Wednesday's appointment, she'd gained an ounce and a half. That's not a lot, but it's a start. We will go back on Thursday (her due date!) for her two week appointment and hopefully we will have a good weight gain then. Other than that, she was deemed healthy! On Tuesday, Zach had to get out and go buy some little diapers and some clothes! Since we'd been hearing all along that Ava was going to be a big baby, we didn't buy a whole lot of newborn clothing and we had one outfit that fit her! Luckily, Zach had a shower at his other school on Tuesday (since she wasn't expected so soon) and we got some newborn outfits from there so that was perfect timing! Her diapers were big too - she is wearing preemie diapers and they almost don't fit her either!

She is a generally happy baby. She sleeps a good portion of the time which is nice for Mommy and Daddy. However, that's not always such a good thing, especially when it is feeding time. She's a sweet girl and we just love her to pieces.

These eyes just make us melt!

We got out of the house for a little while today and took Ava to my parent's house. She met one of her uncles for the first time and she got to meet her cousin Caroline who is 4 weeks older than she is! My mom offered to watch Ava while Zach and I went to dinner and we decided to go ahead and go just to have a little time to breathe. What do you think we talked about for most of dinner!? :) Yes, that's right - our sweet baby. I don't think we were even gone an hour and it's amazing how we've only had her a week but it still felt so weird to be without her.

And now just a couple more pictures of Ava.

(Yes, I know how tired I look!)


  1. A beautiful picture of you two. A sweet little Ava! And she is so pretty.

  2. She is so adorable. And girl, you look great!! Glad she is gaining weight, can't wait to hear how her appointment goes on Thurs.

  3. ADORABLE! I can't believe my Sisto is a mama. Isn't it the best feeling in the world? I am here for you, and if you have any questions feel free to ask away (even if you need to call me in the middle of the night) :) Be forewarned, Elizabeth had hair when she was born and then it turned blonde and most of it went away :) BEAUTIFUL baby! I still can't decide who she looks the most alike yet.

  4. soooo precious! we love her. :) hope you have a good week. you can put us on your long list of babysitters. and yes, i remember playing tennis with you, LOL!


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