January 24, 2010

One Year ago today...

One year ago today we brought our baby girl home for the first time! It may be weird to talk about three days after she was born but i was thinking today of the many things that were first for us!

We had spent three days in the hospital due to my C-Section and Ava having mild jaundice. So there were many things that they helped me out with... Such as me getting around, Feedings, and all the helping me with the little things that i was unable to do because my c-section was a tad rough on me. I did not move very well after that. I spent most of the three days hunched over when i was walking! But it was mainly due to the fact that it was a full day not moving!

So needless to say my thoughts about the day we took her home lead me to think about the many first with our baby girl!!!

Before we left the hospital that day we dressed our ava in a cute little outfit for the first time. It was the first of many cute outfits she would wear through out her first year!!! But I spent a week deciding what i wanted our little girl to come home from the hospital in!

We left the hospital and with both of our phones broken we needed to pick up some new ones so that we could be begin our communication with the world again!!! So we went straight from the hospital to the T- Mobile store to get some new phones. So our first car ride with our little girl was longer than i had hoped! We were ready to get home.

After we got our phones we headed home! My mom who was staying with us for the next two weeks was with us had spent the time that we were in the hospital making us food for the next month! It was awesome and so wonderful to have due to the fact that i would not lift more than Ava for the next month. Once we got home we relaxed and i tried to find out how i was going to cope for the next few weeks while i was recovering. I also was working out a feeding schedule. That is probably the most nerve racking thing for a new mom. Maybe not so much with the second child but with the first child i was worried that i was not giving her enough food or that i was giving her too much. eventually i figured it out! That is one big thing that stood out as being harder than i thought was feeding and schedules!

She was a great sleeper so that part was not an adjustment for me! When we got back to the house we settled in and spent the first two hours or so admiring our beautiful gift from God! She is such a wonderful blessing and we could not believe that she is the one God chose for us! She could not be more perfect!

Once we were settled in my wonderful mother started cooking dinner for all of us! We had a wonderful dinner and ava slept through the whole thing! When she woke up we decided it was time for her fist bath!

She was not a fan i must say!!!

She eventually calmed down! She had no idea that a year later baths would be her most favorite thing to do!!


After her bath I dressed her in her first sleeper and we held her and loved on her and I fed her then we put her to bed!

She slept 6 hours the first night home!! it was wonderful! She has always been great at sleeping! We are so blessed!! Ava loves her sleep time!!!

I think i just stayed up and stared at our little angel most of the night! Having her here was so amazing and just stayed up thinking about the many days,weeks, months and years to come!!! One year today we are so proud of all that our little girl is doing! She is such a strong smart little girl!!!

We have her 1 year appointment tomorrow!!! i will write with the update from that tomorrow!!! Today we are thanking God for our first wonderful year with our little girl Ava and we look forward to many more years full of firsts!

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