Sunday, 30 August 2009

Ava Grace

....so most of you know by now that I had my baby...she was born 31st July weighing 6pd 7ounces...my smallest yet.

Ava was born with Down Syndrome. Although it was unexpected, having grown up around a few Down Syndrome kids, I was excited for the difference she would make to our little family. She was in NICU for 2 weeks...she's now home with us and doing well, although there will be ongoing medical checkups with her heart condition. We are very excited to have her as part of our little family and her big brother and sister absolutely adore her! I've included two of my favourite photos of her - unfortunately by the time she came home she was too alert to do one of those nice peaceful sleeping shots that you see of newborns!! She wasn't having a bar of it!




21 comments:

Leonie said...

I love the pix - she is lovely!

The Girl said...

What a cutie! And look at all that hair. She's just gorgeous. x o x o

make it perfect said...

oh my goodness - she is SOOOOOOO sweet!
i just want to kiss those cute little cheeks...yum, yum, yum!
hope you are all getting some rest.
xxx

Kikibug said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a sweetie pie. Congratulations!! I am so glad that all is well. Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful pictures. You are AMAZING! I wish you lived here so you could photograph our family.

Oh, I have been telling my husband that we are moving to Australia (I am scared of where our government is heading) and Australia comes to mind.. probably because of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day".

Sara said...

Sally, she is so cute! Her eyes are gorgeous - and those little toes....:) Congratulations to you all!

Sarah Tilley said...

i'm so glad ava's home with you now. she's beautiful. i love the photos- she's got such cute little baby feet and gorgeous blue eyes. :)

Dawna said...

Her eyes are AMAZING! Congrats on your sweet sweet baby.

naomi carmen* said...

sally, she is adorable!!!!

ALYN said...

She's so beautiful. Wow!

And she's got Harry Potter's Birthday!

Congrats on the new addition.

Analiese said...

Love it. And so glad I got to hold her the other night - finally!

Beth said...

Sally she is gorgeous! What a beautiful baby. I am so happy for you. Congratulations. Great pictures!

Melissa (Catlin) Kiser said...

she is soooo darling. i could just eat her up! congrats!

julie said...

She is so darling! It is fun to see a pic with her eyes open. I have only seen her asleep. :)Congrats again!! Let me know if you want any other colors for flowers for headbands. I love making them so I would be happy to make you a bunch more. :)

Barnecked Lady said...

She is soooooooooo cute! Our twins were in the nicu for a long time too, that is so hard. We have some heart issues over here too, we have a wonderful cardiologist that we love. Hope all is going well with her at home. Can't wait to see more pics!

The Bartons said...

such a beautiful little girl, i cant wait to have a cuddle!!
xxxx

Melissa Lundquist said...

she is so beautiful! thank you for sharing these pictures and your talent for photography.

Kruger Family said...

she is so adorable...and I love your pictures... congratulations to you:)

Michelle Garff said...

Those pictures are so cute! Congratulations. You guys must be doing something right to get her. Some friends of ours have 11 kids and their youngest has downs. She is so loved...and the mom wanted to adopt another baby with downs syndrome because she has loved her so much. I will have to tell you the whole story someday. Also, you are an incredible photographer.

sgwinfrey said...

She is gorgeous, look at those eyes. Your photography already captures how special she is. Congratulations.

ccccmcrosby said...

i just now got back to checking blogs. congratulations!!! i hope you are all settled in and adjusted by now. looking forward to more pictures of your beautiful girl (and girl, and boy). hugs to you all!

Jacobson Five said...

Sorry I have not been checking blogs latley, so I am a little behind in offering my congratulations. You are going to be the perfect mommy for this little angel. She is beautiful. Best of luck to you.