Saturday, May 31, 2008

Introducing Aviv -- AKA "Cupcake" -- Born May 28th, 2008 at 6:57 PM

6 lbs 3.5 ounces (2.8 kilos)

17 inches long

Born after 19 hours of labor, she has finally made Emiro and I a family of three. We're beyond thrilled to have her in our arms -- yes, even when she's screaming -- and we can't stop looking at her. Granted we're biased parents, but we think she's the most beautiful little girl in the world..... Our lives have gone upside down the past couple of days, and so much of it is already a blur. But we're so totally, completely, entirely heads over heels in love with this angel.... And I am so amazed and thankful that Emiro is turning out to be the most helpful, hands on daddy I could hope for!

Its not a completely smooth ride - there's the pains associated with delivering, the obvious sleep deprivation, and the ever present breastfeeding issues.... I have lots more to tell but not enough time in the day, so I will leave you with some pictures of Aviv - our precious cupcake!!!!

My last belly shot -- I still couldn't believe I was in labor at that point!!

A couple of minutes after her arrival in the world:

Emiro and Aviv

The proud grandpa

Yes, the nurses gave her a mohawk!


Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov to both you and Emiro!! Aviv is a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl.



Leena said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations to the whole family including the proud grandparents.

Leena from Finland

Anna Lerner said...

I totally agree with you, Noa, Aviv is the most beautiful little girl I've seen, too. Well, no wonder, she has you and Emiro for parents. Mazal Tov, I wish you best of health and lots of joy with the cupcake.