Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1 Month Old

Avin - I can not believe that you are already 1 month old, 4 weeks. I do not know where the time has gone but I have enjoyed this last 4 weeks more then any other time. I still can not believe we are a family of 4 and that you are a little girl. It feels so perfect to have 2 little girls, your daddy is one lucky guy!

( you aren't even supposed to be here for another 10 days and you are already a month old )

We spent the first 11 days of your life in the NICU, it was the hardest 11 days of my life. I didn't think it would be as hard as it was, I had no idea really what to expect but it was so much harder then I had imagined. I hated it and I was an emotional wreck but did a great job of hiding it. I cried every day going to and from the hospital. I hated leaving your daddy and big sister at home when I left to come to you but more then anything I hated leaving the hospital empty handed. I hated giving you a kiss each night and walking out the door. I knew it was the best for you, I knew you needed to be in there and I knew you where in great hands ( your nurses were amazing Avin and we couldn't thank them enough ), but I wanted you in our arms ( all the time ), I wanted to bring you home and start our journey as a family of 4.

But I have to remember just how lucky we are and were. I have to remember that you were 5 1/2 weeks early and you were perfect, everyone was so proud of you and couldn't believe how well you were doing for how little and how early you were. We couldn't believe your lungs were ready, you could hold your temp on your own and you picked up eating so quickly. I have to remember that we expected you to be in the NICU so much longer then 12 days, everyone expected you to be in there longer. We are so lucky that it was only 12 days and you are such a fighter!

From the start Avin you were such a fighter, we thought we lost you ( a few different times within a few short weeks ) in the beginning but you held strong and your little heart kept beating and then with all the issues I had towards the end of the pregnancy you stayed strong and everything that was going on with me never phased you. I remember when I was pushing during the contractions the Doctor looked at the nurse and said "she doesn't even mind", I think she meant that you where perfect with what was going on ( your heart rate never fluctuated and you never showed any stress ). Then you came into this world and you did everything perfect, your apgar test was a 9 and no one could believe it, they also couldn't believe your size.

Your a fighter Avin and we are so glad you are our little girl!

Now that your here and its been a month I just can't believe it. Your doing so well, your growing and your just so perfect ( except for all those little grunts at night that keep us awake ).

A little about our 1 month old :

Eating every 2 to 4 hours ( hoping this gets more spaced apart )

You take anywhere from 2 to 4 oz

You have gained over a pound sense birth

Your cry is getting a lot stronger

You are awake for about 4 to 6 hours a day

You grunt all the time ( its like you can never get comfy )

You have the longest eye lashed that already curl

Your eyes are blue ( will they change? )

You are still in preemie clothing

You are holding your head up ( for only a few seconds at a time )

You have cooed ( 3 or 4 times )


We love you Avin!

We can not wait to see were the next few months and years bring us with having 2 girls. I think we might be in for some trouble!


Mary said...

Happy 1 month sweet Avin! I can't believe how fast time goes. She is the cutest little thing. :)

dawn said...

so sweet and beautifully written! happy one month to your baby girl!! what a blessing she is!!

All About Aleigha said...

Happy 1 Month to Avin! She is so precious! And yes, you might be in for some trouble with 2 little girls :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 1 month, Avin!

Tina Fisher said...

I can't believe it's already been a month! The time goes by way too fast.

Love the post Erin!

I also love the new blog layout!

Kudos Kelly!

Stephanie said...

She's just precious!!!!!! I love the box picture!