Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Doctor's Appointment

Avi Grace had her two-week checkup this morning. She did very well. She had increased her weight from 7 pounds 9 ounces at birth to 7 pounds 14 ounces. She had also grown a half inch. She got an overall great report, which we were very happy to hear!

Yesterday we went for our first stroll on campus, and she slept the whole time, even through all the bumping on the sidewalks! I enjoyed being able to get out of the house for a bit. I was beginning to really get cabin fever! We are probably going to make strolls a common occurrence!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Healthy, Sweet Baby Girl

Hi everyone. I have created this blog so that our family and friends can keep up with our newest addition, Avi Grace Anthony. We had a healthy, sweet baby girl on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 8:35 a.m. She weighed in at 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long! She is beautiful, and we thank God every moment for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and sweet baby girl.

First things first: We are calling her Avi Grace (double name), and Avi is pronounced like this: "Ahhvee," with a short A sound. I had no idea that the pronunciation of her first name would be such a challenge!

Because so many people have asked, Avi is not a family name, but rather somewhat of a tribute to Avi Grace's big brother, Austin, our angel watching over his little sister from heaven. Dr. Avi Katz was Austin's primary nephrologist at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL. We chose Avi not only because we liked the name, but also because we wanted to remember Austin and honor Dr. Katz.

We got home from the hospital Saturday, September 15. The first night home was overwhelming...she wanted to eat every hour and a half! I was already sleep deprived, but we made it! The past several nights have been much better, and we both feel more rested!

So, I will periodically update the blog so you can keep up with Avi Grace if you are interested! We are doing great! Hope all of you are doing well!

Love,
Kelli

Avi Grace's first haircut (before & after!)