One of the most incredible experiences of our lives . . .
In the hospital, right before I was induced. So excited to become parents!
Ava Florence Sorensen. Born Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:54 am. 6 lbs, 8 oz and 20 inches of perfection.
Ava was a week overdue, but that was probably a good thing! After waiting anxiously for a week, thinking oh! it could be today! and having another day pass . . . we went in so I could be induced. After a dose of medicine to help me dilate, I went into contractions, pushed about 5 times, and out she came! Well, that whole process took a few hours--a relatively short 6 and a half hours in which time seemed to go so quickly for both Tom and I.
Right after she was born . . . and a few seconds before I started bawling. What an overwhelming, transcendent feeling to have your baby finally in your arms and to see her sweet face, and to think-- wow, this is my daughter and I love her so much. She is so beautiful.
One of the first daddy daughter moments. what a proud papa!
Baby girl all snuggled up.
My morning sunshine.
Heading out of the hospital for home!
The most beautiful baby girl in the world.