Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's a Girl!

I continue to be a lazy blogger and I've failed to post about the most important thing to happen around here recently, the birth of our daughter Ava (long a sound in front).

At 41 weeks and 1 day, Ava was born on October 8 at 3:04 p.m. She weighed in at 8 pounds 4.5 ounces. She was 20.25 inches long. She was almost a pound heavier than Logan, but a little shorter. However, her little feet are huge, so there's no doubt she'll be a tall girl.

We didn't run into any of the complications we had with Logan when he was born, and mom and baby ended up getting to come home a day early. That was nice for me, because I only ended up spending three nights in The Most Uncomfortable Chair in the World. I swear, the chairs that they have for the dad's at the hospital are designed so that you can have as little comfort as possible while trying to sit or sleep in them.

After an 17-year girl dry spell on all three sides of Brandi's family there's finally another girl. Also, you have to go out into my extended family to find any girls born in the last 20 years or so. Brandi says it was about time, break out the pink and bows!

She also said that
"this birth experience was like night and day compared to Logan's birth. It was very healing in a way. Having Ava with us the whole time and knowing she was healthy was a prayer answered, and when we all went home together this time, another answered prayer. It was such a long road to get her here and now that she is here we can't imagine life with out her. She is so beautiful and we are so thankful for our new bundle."

Thanks everyone for all the well wishing and support! It'll definetly be different raising a girl, but I think I'm up for the challenge.


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Don't put off the real responsibilities -- talk to Jim about the appropriate shotgun load for interviewing Ava's boyfriends.

It's never too early.

Dr. Phil

(Oh, and congrats to all four of you!)

vince said...

Having raised a girl, I can help with you with those appropriate shotgun loads as well.

Congratulations to you and Brandi for a beautiful and more important a healthy little girl.

Janiece said...

Congrats to you and the rest of the family on your new addition! Yay, babies!

It'll definetly be different raising a girl, but I think I'm up for the challenge.


You're such an amateur. It's so cute.

Some dude stuck in the Midwest said...

Congrats man! Having two girls now, I can tell you that raising girls is awesome.

I don't about shotguns loads though. It's the future you know. Flying cars and stuff. I'd stock up on RPGs.

Ilya said...

Beautiful girl, Matt! Congratulations, again!

... Paige said...

This is good news. so glad all is well.

pink snuggles to all

mattw said...

Thanks everybody!

WendyB_09 said...

Awwwww. Congratulations.

And you have my permission to ignore my brother. Shotgun loads indeed.

Tom said...

So the dry girl spell is over, and the wet girl spell begins! :)

Hello, beautiful Ava!