Sunday, October 12, 2008

going to the hospital.....again

so, Saturday night, i went to bed like any other normal night, and woke around midnight with contractions, like any other normal night in the past 2 weeks. this time though, they stuck around and took on a consistent flow that made me get all the way up and time them. sure enough they stayed 5 minutes apart for over an hour and by 2 am i was in some pain and ready to go. i told Jason, "they will not send me home tonight, i won't let them." well, i'd say are new eager little girl had more to do with me being admitted. when we arrived, they said they'd monitor me for an hour to see if i progressed, not liking that prognosis, the baby kicked it up a notch and was born less than 2 hours later. good girl! oh yes, she is a girl. another pretty princess to join the Earl family. at 8 pounds, 7 ounces at 20 1/4 inches, she is our tiniest little bundle of joy! after 2 days in the hospital, with everyone breathing down our necks, we finally named her Avery Nicole Earl. she is a beautiful clone of her older sisters, and let me rest while we spent some alone time. the other girls were sick, so they didn't meet Avery until we got home. they are both enchanted with her, especially Anna, who can't even sleep at night from excitement. here she is making some important calls while caring for her new sister. Madeline can sit and pet Avery's head for hours.

and she loves to help in all aspects of caring for a newborn, especially this crazy concept of nursing! both girls are suffering from some short term memory loss, and cannot grasp why this baby needs to eat THAT. we are thrilled to welcome our new baby girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Tonya said...

congrats! she is beautiful!
I LOVE babes that come with a little meat on them..so cute!

xoxo

Tonya

the bates motel said...

so fun! congrats you guys! she's so cute. and how fun to have another little girl!

Erin said...

Congratulations Earl Family! I've been checking everyday in hopes of this post. She is a beauty and I love her name. God bless your growing family! XOXOXOX

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! How fun to have another princess in your family. I am sure Jason loves being the king of the castle... when he is surrounded by such beautiful girls. Avery is a precious!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! I have to say that I am glad you had a girl a boy would've been out of place. Although Ryan is now freaking out that three girls in a row is a possibility. :)

Joanna said...

Congratlations, Britain! I love the name Avery. She is beautiful.

erinTphotography said...

Your vintage Halloween background paper is almost as cute as Avery. She is beautiful, congratulations.

Bobby and Jenna said...

Hey!
Congrats she is so adorable!! We will have to make a drive to come see her! Your girls are getting so BIG!

The Farrell Family said...

Congratulations you guys! What a little beauty! Brighton was very, very close to being named Avery so we, of course love the name! Congrats again!

karebear said...

Hi Britain and Jason! Brett didn't tell me you guys had a blog! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl =). Well now we can stay in touch a lot better! Here's our blog address: www.meyermonkeys.blogspot.com

*megan said...

Oh, congratulations you guys. She is beautiful. We are in the same situation but only with boys! Best of luck to you.