Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Yes, we did finally decide on a name before she made her apperance.
Ava was born on Aug 20, 2009 at 1241 pm. She was 6 lbs 0.5 oz and 19 inches long and healthy. She was letting everyone know that she wasn't happy with all that they were doing to her.
She had APGAR scores of 9 & 9 and no jaundice. She ate a 2 oz bottle in 20 minutes once they brought her to the room. She is a little pig and definitely makes her demands known.
The whole C/S was so totally different from Ian, mostly good, a little bad. They did a spinal and the first attempt hit something and made me jump and put me in tears. Luckily the next try was better. We also discovered that morphine and I don't get along as well as Percocet and I don't get along:) I can not handle high level narcotics. The worst thing about the recovery was the tension headache that I had from Friday, the 21 through Friday the 28th. I swear I wanted my head cut off. Other than that, the recovery was a lot easier than with Ian. I didn't realize how sick I was with Ian until now. The bittersweet part of Ava's birth was that Perry's stepmom's dad died that same day in Pensacola about an hour after she was born. He did know that she had been born and what her name was before he died. So one light went out while another was born.
Ava's already had her 1 week checkup and she had weighed 6 lbs 5 oz. We weighed her last night and she is 6 lbs 13 oz. So seriously, this child loves to eat:)
Ian is being a great big brother. He loves to help and give her kisses and if she cries, he comes running to check on her. We are being patient with the tantrums.