Monday, September 29, 2008

Avery Eliza Hess

After much debate (and nearly a full day without a name) we decided to name Hess child #2 Avery Eliza Hess. She was born Friday 9/26 at 9:50 in the morning. Coming in at an astounding 6 lbs 2 0z and 19 inches long she seemed a bit undersized for a Hess child, but we wouldn't have her any other way. After an early morning call (6:00 am) to the hospital we gathered our things, dropped Kade off at the his Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Riley's house, then we hurried to the hospital where things were quickly prepped and MaRea was sent off to surgery to get her spinal block. After a few minutes of anxious waiting I was called into the room where she was ready to go.


MaRea's last pre-birth photo, waiting to go into surgery

The doctor's gloved up and started cutting. As they worked their way to the urteris we were nervous that I'd miss them extracting the baby (I chose to not watch Kaden be pulled from inside and we both regretted it) so MaRea commanded me to rise and start snapping photos. I made it just in time and watched as the docter reached inside my wife to pull out our daughter.

Our midwife holding her just after her birth.


On the cleaning table the nurses really worked her over. As she was screaming from the three sets of hands rubbing her down, and the constant flashes of my camera the docters were sewing up MaRea.


During the after birth scrubdown

Unlike Kaden, I was able to stay with MaRea as they finished stitching her up. It was nice to be there with her and I know she preffered to be with both of us, instead of waiting alone for nearly an hour to see her daughter.

Our first family photo

The two most beautiful females in the world!!


Kaden has been excited to see his baby sister. Since we told him he'd be sharing a room with her he's been excited to meet her. For the last couple of months he's been saving his popcorn, gummy vitamins, fruit snacks and just about any other treat for her arrival. He has a special drawer in our kitchen where he has stashed all his spoils. He is already prepared to show her the finer things in life.

We think he really likes her.

We have had a great stay in the hospital. With the exception the nurses thinking someone stole her, (the ankle bracelet came off in the laundry and locked down the hospital) and some nasty food it's been a wonderful time to relax and get to know our new daughter. Not to mention for MaRea to heal from her major surgery. We are back to normal life tomorrow, and we want to thank everyone for your help (especially Lindsey and Riley for playing fill-in mom and dad). On a last note Brent and Melissa stopped by last night and we compared babies. Brooklynn is only 16 days older than Avery. Who do you think would win in a wrestling match???

Brooklynn and Avery.

17 comments:

Becka and Bennett said...

SO SO Sweet! MaRea you are so beautiful! And little Avery is so precious! I wish you well with your recovery! Glad to hear all went smooth. I look forward to more pictures. Wish I was closer!

Chelsea said...

yea!! i'm glad everything went well. it sounds like it was a good experience. and i'm glad you named her avery. i look forward to meeting her. she looks like a cutie pie! and marea, you look fabulous.

Roe Family said...

She's beautiful congrats!!! And so glad everything went well, oh and I Love the name.

Lynette said...

Wow...she is so tiny and cute!!! Congrats! Glad everything went well!

I love her name too! Sooo cute!!!

ashlee said...

Hey gorgeous Mama! Your little Avery is so adorable, what a beauty:) I am so excited for you, and I'm so glad you are both healthy and happy! Kyle, your blogging skills are impressive:) I am so excited to see her in person, and congratulate Big Brother Kaden! That is so cute about him saving all his treats! Love you and wish you a speedy recovery!!!!

Dan and Marsha said...

She is so beautiful you guys, wow she is honestly breathtaking. and i can not believe she is that tiny! marea you piss me off, you look so freakin hot pregnant, and hardly look pregnant! love ya miss ya congrats

The Drysdale's said...

I love it! She is sooo cute! MaRea you look way to good to have just had a baby. The last picture kills me with the cousin. That is precious. Well I am excited to see her. Congradulations to both of you! I can tell Kade is going to be a great brother too!

The Marcons said...

Marea, you and Avery both look amazing! I'm so glad everything went well. And I can't wait for your side of the story. I hope you'll recover quickly so you won't miss bunko! Let me know if you need ANYTHING!

lyndsey bevans said...

I am so excited for the Hess family, your baby girl looks so adorable and so small. My baby boys were never that small that would be a nice change though. Congradulations and try to take it easy.

Melissa & Brent Thatcher said...

yeah for cousins!!! She is adorable. I'm SO glad brooklynn will grow up with another girl her age in the family. We love you guys.

ljtalley said...

I have been so excited to see pictures of our little Avery. She is Beautiful... I wish so much I could hold her! MaRea you look absolutly beautiful!!! Are baby girls totaly different from baby boys?

TnD said...

MaRea you look perfect and how, how, how, were you more pregnant than me in that pre-birth photo. I feel like I am going to tip over most days. Avery is a beautiful name and it really matches your beautiful daughter. I can't wait to meet her in November.

MnS said...

She is so cute...what a little peanut. I hope you recover quick. I love hearing how Kaden is saving his treasures so he can shower his lil sis with gifts. Love your family. I can't wait to see her. Are you coming down for T-day?

Rayanna Hogg said...

SO happy for you.... she is a doll and you look GREAT! Enjoy her every minute... there only little babies for so long.

Amy said...

Congratulations you guys! What a beautiful little girl and I just love the name Avery. SO CUTE! I'm glad you all are doing well and she arrived safe and sound! *hug*

cole & jacee said...
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cole & jacee said...

There she is...adorable and miniature! Kaden better not break her :) I'm excited to meet her! I'm sure all the headbands drown that perfect head!

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