Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ava Elise Handley

Well, as most of you know, our sweet daughter Ava was born on August 27, 2009 at 2:16 p.m. Unfortunately she had some complications and she had to be flown down to Primary children's hospital in Salt Lake. Instead of doing the normal 48 hour postpartum stay at the Logan hospital we left the next morning to go down there. Lindsay never had a chance to recover as we drove to the hospital every day from her grandmas house.  Ava was in the newborn intensive care unit (N.I.C.U.) where she was having a hard time breathing and later had a surgery to try and open her airway more. Needless to say it was very hard for all three of us.  After 23 days of her being there, we were able to bring her home last Saturday night (Sept. 19, 2009), the day before her due date. Now we are home with her and trying to have a more normal newborn experience. She seems to be doing pretty well, our main goal right now is to help her gain weight which she seems to be doing slowly. She has to feed out of a special bottle which is sometimes a struggle but she is doing better, Lindsay is getting to be quite a pro at it. We have loved getting to know her better; she is a true joy to have around.