Friday, July 4, 2008

Deep Breath

I think this is the first time I have posted something to our family's page. As I type I take deep breaths, trying to let my body catch up to joy of my heart. This truely is a great time in my life and what joy to share it with Tonya. She did a great job, one she will share with you at a later time (right now she is snoozing, so please read this blog quietly). Well I suppose that I can't keep your attention with my words to long as you would like to be introduced to (Drum roll)....
Avery Ann Dodd
Born June 30, 2008
7 lbs, 7 oz
19 in long

This was taken 24 hours before she arrived.

As she was getting her first cleaning, Daddy reached out to touch her to calm her down. It worked too! She likes her Daddy.

First Family Picture. She even opened her eyes for the photo. Dad is smiling through tear filled eyes and Mom mustered up enough energy for a smile. This was a very happy moment.

Just 2 days later... and forever... a family.


Karen said...

Kevin, you are talented in expressing your heart in words! Congratulations to the two of you on your wonderful blessing!

Jeremy, Alyssa, Hailey and Wyatt said...

We are so happy for you guys! What a beautiful little girl you have been blessed with. Congrats.

J Morgan said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!

Gina said...

Okay, Kevin pat yourself on the back...excellent post.

Isn't it WONDERFUL!! Nothing can prepare you for the first time you see your child. It's one of God's blessings for sure.

Congrats she is just lovely. Attaboy for letting Tonya sleep. She's gonna need it to recoup from the section (after 3 I almost feel like I can write a book about it).

Best wishes! Now go get some sleep yourself!!

Ginger said...

Congratulations and may God make His presence known to you as you figure out how to raise this precious jewel.

Anonymous said...

Hey cuz,

Great job! Now the pressure's on me being next oldest so thanks a lot. ha ha It's awesome getting to see current pics of everybody on here and Aunt P's blog. Get some rest and well done Kevin.
peace out y'all

Amanda said...

YEA! That is so exciting! Congratulations!

BTW Kevin, welcome to blogworld! You have a special voice, don't be a stranger in cyberspace!

Love to all of you!

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know we are totally hooked on this beautiful child. She warms our heart and her parents are truly amazing parents. Thank you for this precious time spent with our grandaughter. Dad and Mom Larson who still have no definite grandparent signature. LOL

Ashley S said...

Kevin - Congrats!! (To Tonya too). I can't believe you're a dad. She's beautiful. Can't wait to see ya'll down here in Texas for a visit.

Aunt Amy said...

Mackenzie says that her little cousin looks "mysterious" in that last picture. Can't wait to love on her and hear some secrets.
Love you all!

Sister Amy said...

Oh! And also? I'm with Gina. Very nice post. Kevin's a dadgum blogger!

Jeni McClue said...

Congratulations Tonya and Kevin. Your baby girl is beautiful!