Saturday, July 05, 2008

"Born on the Fourth of July!"

Introducing our Yankee Doodle Sweetheart, Miss Avery Jane Jensen!

She was born on the Fourth of July, weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measuring 20 inches long.

Labor and delivery went well and quick, a full four hours from start to finish! I wish recovery would go as well, but we'll take it anyway.

Our little firecracker has brown hair and is such a good baby so far! She sleeps a ton and eats really well. Sophie wasn't so sure what to think of her crying, but she sure loved to look at her new baby sister. (We hope this picture isn't a foreshadowing of their future relationship!)

Our hospital visitors before they headed off to watch fireworks. Grandma Lamb is loving being here with her THREE (almost 4) grandbabies!


Joseph agreed to name her Avery Jane as long as he could call her AJ. That's totally fine with me, so here's the proud dad with his little AJ.

33 comments:

Jessica said...

congratulations! how fun to have a 4th of july baby. and i LOVE the name -- it's adorable! i hope the recovery gets better :( that's never any fun.

Jill Hunt said...

Yeah! I am so excited for you guys! I am so glad that things went so smoothely. I love the name. It is actually one on my list but I can't get Paul to agree on any of the names I like. What a great 4th of July for you guys!

Annie said...

congratulations on another beautiful and healthy baby. love the name, love the nickname, love everything. you are a fast little birther! how was having a baby in CA??? : )

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Avery is darling! It's also a name on my list! How funny! Good luck!

Laura said...

AJ is beautiful! Congratulations!!
Adelaide was the same with Joshua's crying at the beginning. Pretty soon we'd have both kids crying. She got used to it pretty quick and now just tries to shove a binky down his throat if he makes a peep. :)
Good luck with recovery and adjusting to life with two kids!

kim & co. said...

Congratulations!!! She's adorable and I love the name! Also love the look on Sophie's face in that first picture--classic! :) Hope you recover quickly.

H. Louise said...

Congratulations! We're so happy she's here! Sophie will love having a little sister. And we're glad Joseph agreed to the name you wanted. I love the name Avery. So cute!!! Sure miss you guys. Good luck recovering.

H. Louise said...

The h. louise comment is from alan and jeni. alan's parents are here and apparently his mom is logged on and i didn't notice. Oops!

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

Way to go!

Jenny W said...

AAHH!! I am SO SO excited! I've been totally checking your blog and my e-mail :) LOVE her name, too! And I think that is such a cool b-day to have....Every year you can tell her the fireworks are just for her b-day! My favorite picture is the one of her and Sophie together (And you saying that you hope that's not a foreshadowing...hee, hee!) GOOD JOB BECK! LOVE YOU GUYS and LOVE YOU AVERY! (And I bet your mom is in heaven!) :)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!!! I am thrilled for your family, good luck with the new addition.

Momma K & Big J said...

Yahooooooooo! Congratulations you guys. Good job Becky!!!

Alyssa said...

Congrats to the Jensen family :-)

Soooo exciting. And my niece, Brooke, was born on July 3rd so they can be just a day a part... and when they grow up they will go to BYU and live in the new and improved S-hall at DT and be friends just like us!!

AHhhhhhhh..... welcome to the world Avery! (I love that name b/c I love James Avery jewelry: http://secure.jamesavery.com/index.jsp

Congrats again and hugs to all :-) I hope your recovery goes well.

Poppy said...

COngrats, she is beautiful. I love the 4th of July and wish that I could have a 4th baby, but I think this is the last, so that won't likely happen. Funny side note...my sister-in-law that reminds me of you had a baby on June 30th and named her Addison Jean and they plan on calling her AJ...weird, huh?

Sunny said...

Congratulations! Avery is a doll! I'm glad delivery went so well. Hope the recovery is speedy and that Sophie adjust to her new little sister well.

Debbie said...

I love her festive hat! Congratulations. Glad to hear that the labor wasn't too bad and good luck on the recovery. I wish there was more we could all to from so far away. (I love the new blog title too by the way!)

Emily and Kyle said...

Congrats! We are so happy for you! Love the birthday! She is so adorable! If I have another boy, I'll trade ya!;) I absolutely love love love that picture of both your girls screaming while you were holding them...just think of the future teen years...ahhhh...special.:) Get some rest and enjoy her!

Jordan & Jandee said...

Congratulations Becky & Joseph.....what a perfect name (I love Love LOVE the name Jane as a middle name especially) and fun birthday to have. She is beautiful!

meli said...

I'm so excited for y'all! Another beautiful baby girl with a beautiful name! Congratulations! Please post your "how to deliver a baby in 4hours" manual! :) love y'all!

Harrison's said...

Yea!! Congratulations! She is darling and I LOVE her name. So cute. Hope you are doing well.

Diana said...

Congrats you guys! She's adorable! And I love the big sister photo too! There will be those moments in the future, but for the most part, I'm sure they will love and adore each other. Sisters are the best. Here's too getting some sleep! Congrats again!

Deborah Austin said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful!! you are done you made it! YEAH. What fun.

How is the recovery? I hope you are doing well, enjoying those two little girls.

You said 3 almost four grand children is Abby pregnant? When is she due? that is awesome.

well congrats again and yeah she waited till July:)

Tiffani said...

Congrats!!! What a beautiful little girl. I'm glad she is eating and sleeping. Hope you get some rest too!

Tash said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful, and I love her name. She is a great addition to you family. I am glad to hear that your labor and delivery went so well.

AmyB said...

What a beauty! Congratulations! I am so happy for you all! Seems to me like Avery may need to visit the ATL like her big sis! :)

Trent, Sherie, Adam & Bridget said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! What fun to have a 4th of July baby, that's my favorite holiday.

Dan and Kan said...

YAY!! i'm SOOOO excited for you two!! your girls are TOO cute!!! i cant believe you are already done- it seems like it went by really fast- but probably not for you! but i'm so happy for you and i hope when we have our baby we are as happy as your little fam!! :)

SeelyFamily said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations. Avery Jane is such a cute name. Good luck with everything. Perhaps one day I will need you to give me some tips on "how to deal with two little ones"! :)

Pacers said...

Your two little girls are so adorable! Sophie's hair is beautiful - I always think it's funny when the older sibling starts to cry because the baby is crying. :) It's sweet in a way. And I'm happy that the insurance worked out for you too! What a stressful thing that probably was. Anyway, congrats! You guys look great and so happy too!

Jeff and Alison said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Avery is just adorable!! And I like AJ, too !!! Enjoy this time :)

Lisa Michelle said...

Congratulations!! Avery is darling - I'm so glad it all went well. Good luck with the recovery - I wish it would be over in 4 hours for you, as well! I am also totally jealous that you've had your baby and that I'm still pregnant...! Send those labor vibes my way - we're just sitting around waitin'!!
Congrats again!!
Lisa, Bryce and Sophie

Sonja said...

Such beautiful girls!! Welcome Avery! Best, most wonderful wishes Becky and Joseph!

Meridith said...

So it's been awhile since I've seen your blog and you already have a 2 week old baby! It's so fun to see all the cute pictures of Sophie and Avery together. Hope you are starting to feel better. Delivery sounds like it went really fast. What a blessing.