Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome Home Averi!

So turns out the hospital was really backed up on their inductions and never did get around to calling me to come in. LUCKILY I went into labor all on my own! It started on Monday night when I noticed mild contractions coming on pretty regularly. On Tuesday (still no call) they were getting more intense and closer together. By midafternoon they were getting pretty uncomfortable. We wanted to speed things along so we went to the mall to walk around (in the comfort of air conditioning). I ate some kung pao chicken (spicier the better!). Then we went to the hospital at 6pm to see if they would let me stay. My contractions at this point were about 4 minutes apart and were geting pretty bad so they let me stay! At 12:27am she made her big debut! Everything went very smoothly and I didnt feel a thing thanks to the miracle of the epidural.
Happy as a clam after my epidural :)

official weigh in: 7lbs 3oz , 19.5 inches long

Welcome home baby!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Doug and I are supposed to be getting a call tonight when there is a bed ready for us at the hospital...thats right, it's time! I am going to be induced sometime within the next day or so. It is a waiting list so nothing is timed exactly but they start making calls tonight. Hopefully I am at the TOP of the waiting list. I want to meet this little bundle of joy ASAP! I went through a nervous phase a week or so ago when I was scared to give birth and didnt feel ready to bring a baby home. My sister has since given birth to her gorgeous little Kenley (and our good friends had their cute baby girl last week) which helped to settle my nerves and now I am just excited. The little cousins will only be a week apart! I will be posting pictures of little Averi in a day or two so stay tuned...

Maria and Kenley

Amanda and baby Rory

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Averi's Nursery

I finally finished the nursery... at least for now! I cant wait to bring her home and actually put it to good use! They better have been right when they told me it was a girl... Otherwise he would have serious identity problems. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

One last Belly shot!

I look (and feel) like I am about to pop. I cannot believe I have to give birth soon! I am trying to decide what is worse...Being awkward and huge, or having to give birth. I guess it doesnt matter since I really dont have a choice in the matter. ;)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Our New House!

Doug and I FINALLY got a bought a home. It seemed like a never-ending process with no shortage of bumps in the road, but we finally made it. In only 30 years it will be all ours! :)

It is probably not as big as it looks in the pic but it is still nice and roomy with plenty of room to grow into it :) As soon as we get completely unpacked and settled, it will feel a lot more homey and maybe I'll even be able to see the floor instead of boxes!

This was a huge personal selling point ... the community pool directly across the street. It is beautiful especially at night when just the pool lights are on. We feel so lucky.

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Averi has her very own bedroom that is all girl! I still have to do some painting and some other finishing touches, but here is the start of it...