Our second daughter, Avery Kait Huddleston, arrived on August 23rd at 3:16pm. Our hearts and hands are full here at the Huddleston house - Avery is the perfect completion of our family and we are all adjusting pretty well to her arrival.
My water broke around 2am on the 23rd. We called Jacob to come over and be with Carson while she was asleep until my parents could get in town. I went to the ER (only after hours option) and they confirmed my water broke (it was pretty obvious, haha). I was checked in and had my epidural by 3:30am. From there, they started me on pitocin to speed up contractions, as I will still only dilated to 2cm. Around lunch time they checked me and I was at a 4, but started feeling very painful contractions for about an hour. They checked me 45 min later and I was at a 10 and pretty uncomfortable! The anesthesiologist came back and upped my epidural dosage and added some other meds. I sat at a 10 for a little while to let the meds kick in, then it was time to push. Just five pushes later and Miss Avery was here!
7 pounds, 5 ounces
19 inches long
Big Sister Carson is doing wonderful and already has a sweet love for her little sister. She was very proud in the hospital and continues to be loving towards her at home. I pray that their relationship remains strong and supportive as they grow up.
What a blessing you are to our family. We have prayed for you for quite some time and feel an overwhelming sense of joy to have you in our family. Your daddy, sister and I love you so much and can't wait to get to know you as you grow up. We are committed to raising you in a way that is honoring to the Lord and by His grace. We pray that you will grow up to be a young women who loves Jesus, loves others and loves the church. Your sweetness is a welcome addition to our family and we love you to the moon and back.
You have taken to the role of big sister so well and we are incredibly proud of you! At this age you are both sweet and sassy, incredibly smart and so much fun to be around. You are funny, rarely stop talking and enjoy snuggles. We are praying that you continue to feel just as loved now that we have a new baby and that most importantly you understand the deep love Jesus has for you, sweet girl. Carson you are a joy for both your daddy and I and I'm confident Avery will continue to look up to you as you both grow older. We love you to pieces and the moon and back, Carson.