Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our Baby Girl.

Ava Addison Lockridge
Her first 5 days with us!!

Holding Ava for the first time.

Poppo and Ava... He had not held
a baby in 30 years.

We are so in LOVE!!!
PawPaw and Ava. He told her
that out of all the people in the room he loved
her the most. He was so cute with her!

Ava and her YaYa.
One proud Daddy!!
Ava and GiGi... She loves her so much!!
Mama and Ava. She is the love of my life!!

The Birth of Ava Addison Lockridge

8:29am, June 24, 2009 Ava Addison Lockridge was born. We have very graphic pictures of the entire birth however, I will not be posting those. No one wants to see that. To be honest I didn't want to see them. Everything went really well with the section. I didn't feel a thing. Lance was watching over the curtain and I was watching his face. It made me nervous, but he said he really wanted to watch. The moment I heard her cry Lance and I were beside ourselves. I could not control my tears. The doctor showed her to me quickly and they began doing all the stuff that they have to do. I was relieved that she had made it to the world safe and she was healthy. They took her to the nursery and Lance left the OR. I began to get nervous again. I knew they still had work to do on me. It seemed like it took forever. I finally made it back to the room and the nurse let only Lance in while I recoved. Ava weighed in at 7lbs. 13.9oz and 20 1/2 " long. She looks just like her daddy. She is so beautiful! We are very proud parents and we have 2 sets of very proud grandparents.
Lance cutting the cord.

First Family Picture

Miss Ava and Mama

Sweet Girl

Waiting on Ava

Here we all are waiting on Ava. We got to the hospital at 530am Wednesday morning. I was very very scared. Before I went in the OR Lance had writen me a letter telling me how much he loved me and what this day meant to him. Of course I cried and cried. He gave his parents a letter as well. They wouldn't read it right away because they knew they would cry too. Everyone did a good job of trying to calm me down, not that it really worked but everyone get an "A" for effort. At 745am I was taken back to the OR. The spinal took a lot longer than normal. I was in great pain!! It finally took and they brought Lance back. I could not calm myself, I have never been more nervous and scared about anything in my whole life. I was not scared about being a mom I was scared about my belly getting split wide open.

Poppo and YaYa waiting
PawPaw and GiGi waiting

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Quick Update..

Well I made it to 39 weeks!!! YAY!! I am so very ready for this baby to get here. I had my last doctor's visit this past Thrusday. He said everything was good!! I am not dialated or effaced at all, so I think she is going to hang on for the last 72 hours or so. I am scheduled for my c-section at 7:45am Wednesday morning, June 24th. The in-laws are coming in tomorrow for the week!! I am ready to see them! And my parents are making the trip up late Tuesday afternoon. It has been a nice relaxing last weekend for Lance and I. I did most of my nesting during the week, but today we still have to steam clean the carpets and I have some ironing left to do. Yesterday we spent the day at the beach. It was so hot I had to sit under a palm tree, and I still got tan lines. Lance got a little sunburned but not to bad. This morning I suprised Lance and made him breakfast in bed for his 1st Father's Day. He was totally shocked.. I told him not to get use to it..LOL!! Well I hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the weekend. The next time I post a new entry it will be about Ava's arrival!!!!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

House Divided! Bama vs. That other team!

We are a house divided as most of you may know.
The closer football season approaches the more excited
Lance and I get. Of couse this year I have the whole season
to trash talk! You know, about how Alabama kicked
Auburn's butt last year for the 1st time in 6 longggg years.
But I have to say it was worth the wait with the shut out WIN!
There has been a lot of talk in our family about what
kind of fan we will raise Ava to be. I think since I carried her for
9 months I get to decide what team she likes.LOL!! I had to share
her outfits she already has for next season. Her Ya-Ya bought
them for her! My in-laws and my parents are both for
Alabama. We don't know how Lance got so weird!

Her very 1st cheerleader outfit!!

And this is her "RoLL TiDe" outfit! I love it!!

Growing Baby Belly!!

I have taken a few pictures through out my pregnancy. I thought it would be fun to document them on the blog!! Here is my Growing baby belly... I'm not sure why, but I forgot to take one at 6 months.4 months preggo!
5 months and growing...

7 months and glowing...

8 months.. and OMG!

9 months and so READY!! 38 weeks.

Diaper Shower

Today we were given a baby shower at the hospital where Lance works. They had the room decorated cute with all pink of course. We had a pink and white cake, yummy pink punch, fresh fruit, and a cheese tray. A lady that Lance works with in Accounting put it all together for us. She is a very sweet lady. She had asked Lance previously what Ava still needed. You all have seen her closet and know that the child does not need clothes. Plus at the last shower we also got so much bath stuff and towels. I also have plenty of bottles... so I just told Lance to tell her to give us a diaper shower. I mean who doesn't need diapers with a new baby, thats one thing you can not have to many of. We had quit a few gifts to open. Lance was volunteered to open them all, he looked very cute unwrapping all her gifts. We now have 31 packs of diapers!! (a few boxes of them and the rest of are packs, which vary in number). We also have 20 packages of wipes!! Here are a few pictures from the shower. Thank You again Brooksville Regional Hospital!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ava's nursey is complete.

Here it is all finished.
Her nursey is complete, all we
need is for her to get here!!

Ava's name over her bed.
I think they turned out cute!!