My Daughter Ava
On July 27th, 2010 I gave birth to a baby girl. Just when I thought my heart couldn’t possibly be filled with more love, I met Ava. She melted my heart from the moment I saw her. I spend most of my days staring at her. And still, 12 days later, I can’t believe she’s really here in my arms. I always dreamed of having a baby girl but never wanted to set myself up for disappointment. Having two boys would have been incredible too but now that she’s in our lives I can’t be more grateful. She is truly a blessing.
It’s been almost 2 weeks and she has been an absolute angel. It is a challenge to have a 2 year old and a new born but it’s also been fantastic to have my husband home with me to help. We’re taking three months off together and I’m excited to have him around. Jaxon is very loving to his baby sister and seems to be OK with the new addition. Having said that it’s most likely because she’s not old enough to play with his toys.
I’m looking forward to the days when I can sleep longer than 2 hour stretches and when nursing becomes less painful. All in all though I’ve found her to be quite easy to take care of right now. Maybe it’s because the second time around you’re not so paranoid about every little sound the baby makes. She’s quiet though and easy to soothe. She’s feeding well and has some wonderful awake moments (like the photo above). I love seeing glimpses of me in her face and she also reminds me so much of when Jaxon was a little baby too.
Every day is a new kind of wonderful. Full of joy and love and amazing new discoveries. I cherish the moments with my family. Nothing really compares.