Thursday, April 13, 2006

Pictures from the hospital.

Katie, at the hospital in Portsmouth, talking to her mom, letting her know that Ava would be here soon. The nurse hooked Katie up to this IV to prevent her from getting dehydrated. It was a good thing, because the hospital was so hot. The air conditioning wasn't working.
Instead of Daniel driving, the ambulance picked us up and took us to the hospital in Roseau. It was free of charge, which was great. They got us to Roseau in about 40 minutes, a trip that usually takes around an hour. Daniel got car sick, and we were wondering who the patient really was.
The newest mother in Dominica holding Ava after the birth. Katie did amazing during the labor and delivery and without any pain medication.
God blessed us with a very healthy baby.
The newest father in Dominica and the newest member of the white-ies of the Caribbean. We imagine there aren't too many white babies born here in Dominica. Must be why we had a lot of curious nurses checking in on us.
A beautiful baby to go along with a beautiful mother.
Ava was so alert and attentive.
Katie kisses her new daughter.
Daniel holds Ava before going to bed. Our first night with Ava went so well. She sleeps really well.
Katie, burping Ava. Look at Ava's perfect little head.
Ava slept with her friend, Mr. Lamb.
She did a lot of sleeping the first couple of days.
Ava, before being swaddled. We are still working on our swaddling techniques.
Ava grabs ahold of Dad's finger.
Dad loves his little girl.
More of Ava sleeping. She just looks so cute.
We are blessed to have such a beautiful and healthy girl.
Our hospital bill came to a total of $308 EC. That is about $115 US. That's the way all health care should be.
Ava is all buckled in and ready to go home.


At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Missy said...

Congratulations, Katie and Daniel! Ava is beautiful!!! I'm glad you all are doing so well. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pictures with us so we can see what and how you're doing. We miss you at St. Mary's Lab, Katie but we're also very happy for you.

At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Brenda said...

Awww, what a beautiful little girl! Katie, you look absolutely beautiful! You don't look like you just had a baby! Daniel, how precious it is to see you with Ava! She is gonna be the light of your life! I can tell she already is! These pictures are precious, thanks for sharing!

At 12:51 AM, Anonymous brenda said...

Ava sure looks like her mommy!

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Stumbled across your blog some time ago and check in occasionaly. Was pleased to see your new blessing. Congratulations and God bless each of you.


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