Friday, March 6, 2009

Ava Karey Rapp

Well, an update has been long overdue.

The big news!! Ava Karey Rapp was born on Tuesday March 3 at 5:17 AM! She's such a beautiful little baby and I love her very much. Zoe was very excited to see her and gave her many kisses and hugs as well as several miscellaneous coos and ahhhs. It's been a really amazing week.

I'm here with Ava right now. It's midnight and an impromptu slumber party has surfaced. Participants: Me and Ava. Jess just fed her a bottle and went to bed. Of course, Ava was wide awake and ready to play as only a 3 day old can. I make faces at her, rock her along to the music, talk to her, etc. Every personality is a mystery, and little Ava packed tight with odd expressions.

She's a lot more active than Zoe was at this age. She likes to kick and throw her arms about. Zoe wasn't much of a kicker. Jess has been aware of Ava's kicking for a long time, but it's been funny to see it in person. The pictures of Zoe and Ava are pretty remarkable. Comparing similar pictures from 3 days old, it's really hard to tell them apart. Ava has a slightly different shaped nose, and her cheeks aren't quite as chubby. Other than that, they are pretty much identical.

The pictures of the family are available at

I'm so thankful to have my kids. They are the most inspiring people I know, and have ever known.


Tim said...

Congrats again to you and Jess! Our #2 is not 5 days late--punk kid. I am so happy to see more Rapps in the world. The more the better, that's what I think!

Mark said...

Congrats to the Rapps, A to Z, or Ava to Zoe as the case may be.

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