Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Play time

Ava hated tummy time this afternoon. She was crying which makes Rozzy very nervous. He went and laid beside her, I guess he thought that would make her feel better. It was so cute. I had to pick her up because she was totally not enjoying herself and when I turned around Rozzy was laying on the "tummy mat". That was so cute too! But of course I had already put my camera down.
Don't worry, I was sitting right beside them and I would not let Rozzy kiss her! ;-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy 4 weeks to my Sweet Girl!!

Guess who is 4 weeks old today. Wow, I can not believe how fast she is growing. She now weighs around 8 1/2 pounds. I guess soon her newborn clothes will not fit her. ;-( She is doing well, she slept for 4 hours stretches last night so her mommy feels a lot more rested!

The leopard night gown is from her Aunt Ashley. She knows how much her mommy likes leopard so she knows Ava will love it too! Ha!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photo Shoot

We took photos today for Ava's birth announcement. I thought I would share a few. These are not the photos we picked so as soon as I mail out the announcements I will post the picture we chose. Wait to you see her, she looks fabulous...ha!

The whole family....yikes!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our first visit to Ma-maw and Pa-paw's

We had a nice week at the grandparents. It was nice to get away and get some help. We had a busy week and had a lot of visitors to come see Miss Ava Grace. We celebrated all the birthday's that we missed due to the birth of Ava....Jarred's, Susie's and Ma-maw Ruth turned 80. The sweetest little visitor was her cousin Nathan, he kept saying "Baby". We got home Saturday night and it was our first night alone with no help. I was a little scared but we did just fine!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen! Happy Easter

“Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words.” (Luke 24:1-8)

We hope you all are having a Happy Easter! We have been enjoying the day just hanging out. This morning everyone got their Easter baskets including Ava! She got the cutest bunny slippers, bows, and a cute pair of shoes....can you say spoiled already? I had to dress her up in her first Easter dress and take pictures. Isn't she cute?
Tomorrow we are heading to spend the week at Ma-maw and Pa-paw Tompkins to get a little help. Please pray for Ava and I, we are having a little difficulty breast feeding and I really do not want to have to give it up. Please pray that it will become easier because I truly desire to continue. God bless you all on this Easter Sunday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy 1 Week old.....A week in pictures!

Our first visit to the pediatrician. We were a little late because it takes so much more time when you adding feeding time and dressing time with a new baby! ;-) Next time I will make the appointment in the afternoon.

Daddy time, they had just woke up from a nap together on the couch.
Bath time
Happy family!
Love my swing!

The birth of Ava

I thought this was a perfect day to share the story of the birth of my little girl since she is a week old today...
I got up at 3:30am because I could not sleep. We did not have to call the hospital till 5:00 but I could not just lay there any longer. I called the hospital at 4:45am(just could not wait) and we were instructed to be there at 7:00am. I finished getting ready and then made Jarred a birthday breakfast.
We arrived at the hospital at 7 and I was assigned my room and nurse. God knew that day I was going to need nurse Tina. She immediately got to work getting me ready. Dr. Reeves came in at 8:oo and broke my water and the fun began. The contractions were not so bad at first but they were coming on strong. They were beginning to be pretty bad, Susie my mother-in-law was a labor and delivery nurse for over 30 years and she showed Jarred how to massage my back. He was massaging my back and my mom was rubbing my tummy which was helping. Around 11 I was hurting pretty bad and I was offered my epideral. Thank you God! They ordered everyone out and they got to work. After my epideral Tina noticed that the baby's heart rate was decreasing and decided to go ahead and check me to see what I was dilated to. Jarred and Andee had just come back in the room while she was checking. That is when it was discovered I had a prolapse cord. This means that the cord is starting to come out and the weight of the baby is pushing on it not allowing her to get any blood or oxygen(in a nutshell).
Tina called the code and had to leave her hand in to push the baby off the cord. Dr. Reeves was called and a team of 6 nurses rushed in to get me to the operating room stat. I will always remember the look on Jarred and Andee's faces. I just started praying for God to protect my baby, I was so scared and we thought Jarred just might pass out. He could barly get his scrubs on because he was so upset. They got me to the OR and Dr. Reeves was already waiting. I was given more drugs to numb me because the epideral did not have time to take the full effect. Dr. Reeves had to start cutting before I was all the way numb, but I only felt that for a second. They had her out in 8 minutes from the time the problem was discovered. I can not tell you the relief when I heard her cry. I think Jarred was crying harder than she was..ha! We thank you God for our healthy baby girl and we thank you for knowing that we needed nurse Tina that day! God is truly so good and we give him all the glory for our healthy baby girl. Nurse Tina with us right after delivery!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ava Grace Tompkins

Welcome Miss Ava Grace! Ava was born March 31st, 2009 at 11:38am. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz. She was 19 3/4 inches long. She was born via emergency C-section, story to follow soon....wanted to post some pictures for all to see. All I can say is we Tompkins' girls always have drama...ha! GOD IS SO GOOD!!! Proud Daddy!
One HAPPY family!

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