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Friday, May 22, 2015

Avalyn Rose Gray

Avalyn Rose Gray joined our family on September 20th, 2014.  We had been anxiously awaiting her arrival because we were so excited to have another baby girl.  I had several contractions for a few weeks and thought that she would arrive prior to her due date or even on my Aunt Lorries' birthday(14th) or my birthday(15th). 
However she decided to arrive on Saturday, September 20th(one week early).  Raegen and Emersen went to the Grays on Friday night, the 19th, and I cried when they left.  It is always so hard for me to leave my girlies.  That night at about 3am I woke up and decided that we needed to go to the hospital but definitely didn't need to rush there.  We packed our bags and headed into Twin Falls.  We arrived at the hospital at around 4am and by the time they officially got me checked in it was around 7 or so.  Emersen was born so fast that we didn't have any time for the typical check in process so this check in for Avalyn seemed rather lengthy.  After we got checked in I wanted to use the bath and so the nurses went to find all of the bath supplies since it was a trial portable bath that they were using.  I soaked and hung out in the bath for what felt like all day long.  My parents came and hung out and the day was quite enjoyable but tiring and long.  At about noon, the doctor wanted to break my water to speed everything up but I was so nervous for that.  I finally called him at 3 and decided it would be ok to break my water.  After he broke my water everything really sped up and a quick 3 hours later, Avalyn was born at 7:05pm weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and 20.5 in long.  The experience was so tender and sweet and I had an amazing doctor and wonderful nurses.  Eric and my mom were in the room with me and my dad came up shortly after she was born.  She has always been the best baby and is just so happy!  We are so blessed by the insurmountable joy that she brings into our home and we adore her.  Her sisters can't get enough of her and as parents we are so thankful for the sweet little relationships that these sisters are forming.  I love being a mommy to our three daughters!

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