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Hello WorldLast Sunday, June 18th 2017, our daughter came into the world.  Her name is Ava and we are over the moon about her arrival.

There was never a plan to get a Father’s Day card for Scott but her arrival at 6:05am was one of the most exciting moments of our life.  We are all tired and sleepy but oh so happy.  Our hearts are full of love and excitement but we know that there is a lot to do to keep this little one alive and thriving.  Our first night at home was nice because there wasn’t a whole bunch of people coming or going into the room whenever they pleased.   As can be expected it was full of emotion and chaos of night feedings and figuring things out as we go.

It was a tough delivery that ended in a C-section.  I’m still recovering from that major surgery and it has been tough.  Not being able to do some of the things I normally do, like drive, have been difficult.  Laughing and coughing are rough as well and having a new baby around the house makes you laugh a lot.  We are all from the same humble beginnings.  What I do know is that things will get better over time.  Every day I feel more and more like a normal person which is making me feel better as whole.

We are clearly very biased but she is so pretty (and smart and funny – since girls are more than just their looks).  She looks exactly like Scott as a baby except her hair is brown like mine.  It’s funny how nature works to let dad know “hey – this one is yours”.

One of the biggest changes to our lives is that things are a lot slower.  As “list” people who deal with a whole bunch of things day to day things with a 1 week old aren’t that predictable or easy to manage.  We knew that we would be slower getting to places but what I didn’t know is that you can’t really rush an infant into a schedule or routine that they are not ready for.  We are just taking things a day at a time and learning as we go.

We will still be around with regular content coming but forgive us if we are slower than normal on some stuff.  We are trying to figure life out and we look forward to getting into the groove of this new life we have.  And yes I fell asleep at the computer just before I scheduled it.

Thank you for your support and love.


Sarah, Scott and Ava


  1. Congratulations, and welcome to the world, Ava!! This is indeed an exciting time and Ava will be brilliant. Can’t wait to hear how you adjust, a whole new person is discovering the world and you are discover her. Written as my 2 year old is laughing evilly at my distraction and pulling out two feet of floss.

    • Couple of Sense says:

      Thank you! I write this as my 1 week old is in my arms! It’s amazing how quickly you learn to do things one handed!
      We are excited for all of the possibilities that are in front of her. We feel like true adults for the first time in our lives and we can’t believe that we made this little person. Looking forward to sharing updates as this will no doubt change our lives for the better.

  2. Penny says:

    I don’t know how or why I didn’t comment on this post originally, but YAY FOR BABY AVA! I’m loving all that you’ve shared on social media about parenting, and I’m so happy you have a blog to chronicle your journey.

    • Couple of Sense says:

      Thank you Penny!! I’m so glad we are in the same boat and going through this journey together virtually. A lot has changed since I wrote this (all awesome things) and there will be tons more baby related posts coming up soon!!

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