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 www.flickr.com/rpr9999
I'm so thankful to have my kids. They are the most inspiring people I know, and have ever known.