20 in. long
For my memory, I want to write down the events of Ava Kate's birthday.
Riley and I arrived at the hospital around 4:45 on Thursday morning. I probably got a few hours of sleep the night before. I was excited, nervous and anxious. I laid awake just thinking about what she would look like, how Anna Riley would react and prayed that she was healthy and things went smoothly. My parents had stayed at our house so that they would be there with Anna Riley when we left and they could bring her to the hospital closer to time. When we got there, they started my iv and began getting me prepped for surgery.
We were fortunate enough to have Kim Lawson come take pictures of our special day so many of these are courtesy of her.
She weighed 8lbs 3oz and was 20 inches long which was very close to Anna Riley's size (8lbs and 20 3/4 in.)
Riley, then took her to meet the family and they finished working on me for the next 20 minutes.
Anna Riley had fun while waiting for little sister. She spent her time being pushed on the iv pump!!
Anna Riley finally meeting her little sister for the first time!!
Riley got to take everyone back one at a time to get a closer look at Ava Kate while she was in the nursery.
I went back to recovery and waited until they were finished with her in the nursery. Anna Riley got to come sit with me and keep me company.
After a few mintues, Riley brought Ava Kate to me! I just couldn't believe I was finally holding her in my arms...such a special moment!