Monday, October 28, 2013

Avery's shower

I have the best friends!  Seriously Jenna should be a party planner.  It was beautiful and I had such a good time!  I'll be honest...I really didn't want a baby shower since it was my third kid, but I am so grateful for all of the hard work, time, and love that went into this for me and Avery.  Thanks so much Jenna and everyone who helped!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Avery Photos

My very talented friend Jenny Polson took these photos of Avery and I love them!!!  She was 8 days old.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Piece of Heaven in our Home

Avery Blair Allen

I'll try my best to make a long story short.....
-was in the hospital at 35 1/2 weeks pregnant dilated to a four, they stopped my contractions, sent home on bed rest for a couple of days....good after that.
-back in the hospital at 37 1/2 weeks at 4 1/2 but having regular contractions every three minutes for several hours.  They eventually slowed down.  Came home.
-38 weeks 4 days....THE REAL DEAL.  Started having contractions at 7pm...Mark forced me to go to the hospital.  When I got there I was at a 7 and already DYING!  I wanted them to give me the epidural right then and there, but of course these things take time.  By the time they were able to give it to me I was at 9/10 cm.  Right after I got it, they literally got me ready to push.  It was the most painful thing I have ever been through, but I was lucky that from start to finish my delivery was 3 1/2 hours.  After 9 pushes, little Avery Blair was born at 10:30pm weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 18 inches long.  She has literally been an angel ever since!!
-She eats like a champ
-sleeps like a champ
-hardly cries

Photos compliments of our good friend Jessica Shumway! ( She snapped these few precious moments when visiting us in the hospital.  Thanks Jess!!