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4.17.2009

We Happily Introduce...

Ava Page Armstrong
7lbs, 2oz and 21" long
Born April 17, 2009 at 3:17pm

God's Little Perfect Little Gift From Above
Words cannot express this feeling...
My sweet little girl
Who loves to suck her hands, her paci and anything else she can find! 
Daddy's Little Sweetheart
Precious in every way.
Could she be any cuter?  Look at those eyes....
Introducing her to loved ones from afar
The new faces of the Armstrong Family :) 
Sleeping in Uncle Jesse's arms
Meeting my nurse who helped me all day and helped bring her into this world.
Saying hello to Aunt Stacie and Grandma Ferguson.
The first introduction of Ava and her namesake, Grandpa Ferguson.  
Ava Page Armstrong, meet Steven Page Ferguson :) 
Ava's first minutes in her daddy's arms
Already the apple of his eye :) 
Brand new joy...
We've waited a long time for this moment...
And nothing can prepare you for the love that washes over you in an instant.
Thank you for your prayers.  
She's here.  Safe and Sound. Loved from the minute we knew her.  Sent from above.  
Precious in our eyes.

"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow."
James 1:17

39 comments:

Jordan said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful!! =]

crittyjoy said...

I am de-lurking :) to say Congratulations! (I love your blog and the recipes you share!)

She is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your new beautiful baby girl :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats... she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL... glad to hear all went so well and seems pretty fast once things got rolling... May you be blessed with rest tonite as you have a WONDERFUL life ahead of you as a Mommy and it is the best job any woman could ever have... God has blessed me with 4 girls of my own and I wouldn't trade it for anything... again CONGRATS to you both..
Kellie Poehner- Clarkston,Michigan
johnkelliep@gmail.com

Heather said...

I just have tears streaming down my face...been praying all day...and feel like we've been waiting for this moment along with you for so long. She is BEAUTIFUL and sweet and prefect! Oh, Steph, I am so happy for you! Congrats! Every good and perfect gift IS from above....what a blessing. Enjoy and take in each second with your sweet Ava, knowing that you are surrounded by God's love and prayers from people everywhere!
We love you!

P.S. This is making my own soon-to-come baby girl seem so much more real and more exciting! I'm next!!!!! :) Oh, praise you, Lord.

Shell said...

YAY! Congratulations! I've been wondering when you would update next! She is beautiful!

AmandaHoyt said...

Ava is so precious, I'm crying tears of joy for ya'll!
Many hugs and prayers,
Amanda

Faith said...

Congratulations Armstrong family! She is beautiful. So thankful she is here safe and sound. I know you are soaking up every moment with her!! What an incredible blessing you have been given =)

Jay & Leta Palmer said...

Thanks so much for sharing. She is beautiful and the pics are precious! :)

amy said...

congrats!!! she is sooo precious! we are praising God for the amazing creation of sweet little Ava...and so glad that God brought her safely into this world!

Amber said...

Steph and Travis -
Wish we could be there to give that sweet girl a little snuggle! She is so precious. Sharing tears of joy with you! I cannot wait for our babies to meet and play together like we did!
I a so happy for you and praising the Lord for this long-awaited blessing.

Amber said...

Steph and Travis -
Wish we could be there to give that sweet girl a little snuggle! She is so precious. Sharing tears of joy with you! I cannot wait for our babies to meet and play together like we did!
I a so happy for you and praising the Lord for this long-awaited blessing.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful!!! I'm so happy that she is here and healthy! I hope the delivery went okay for you!
I know Travis is in heaven - there is something about daddys and their little girls - isn't it fun seeing him with her?
I pray these first few days go smoothly for you!

Meredith said...

Praise the Lord!! We are so happy for you THREE. Miss Ava is beautiful. We know you are overjoyed!! Much Love, The Yoders

Michele said...

Congratulations Stephanie and Travis. I am so very happy for you guys. What a beautiful little girl. Praise the Lord!!!

all up in each others bizness said...

simply wonderful! so happy for you guys!!!

Samantha said...

She is gorgeous Steph! The pictures are great and you look amazing as well:) Hope the transistion home goes smoothly.

MELISSA said...

wow.. these photos bring tears to my eyes.
she is just perfect. 100% angel!

i hope that you guys enjoy getting to know each other and have a wonderful first few days together.

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby girl!!

Randi House said...

congratulations on Ava! She's precious!

sheltonfamily said...

Tears in my eyes.... so sweet... She's so tiny and petite. Reminds me of my sweet, tiny girls. You all look great and love the UNC hat. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear all about your "birth story"! Much Love,
The Sheltons

Anonymous said...

You guys do great work!!! We are soooo proud of you and I type this with tears in my eyes at the AWESOMENESS of our God, His perfect timing to deliver to you sweet, precious AVA. GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS!!! We love you - all three - so very much and can't believe our kids are having kids!!!! I WANT TO HOLD HER!!! and babysit her and spend time with her. PLEASE bring her to Naples!!! Aunt Karen, Uncle Fori, Daniel, Ben and Jonathan love her very much. THANK YOU SO MUCH LORD FOR A HEALTHY AVA AND MOM!!! (And thanks for the new daddy too:))

Anonymous said...

We're so proud of you two, especially you, Steph. Tried to get back to you on the phone but no answer. I know how exhausted you are and a big day tomorrow. Sleep well, you did real good. Ron and Peggy

Rebecca said...

She's beautiful! So happy for you! I will be praying for you in these first days and weeks! Glad you've been able to get some rest the last couple weeks! Hope delivery went well!
rwg

Mother of a Firecracker said...

Congrats Steph and Travis!! Such a sweet beautiful face. I know she will be loved and spoiled rotten by all her loved ones. Maybe our girls can meet one day. Much love and prayers with you tonight and in the days ahead!!
Christy

Sarah said...

Can't wait to meet her in color! Lots of love to you all!

Sonya said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! I love the black and white pictures!

TRUNNELL NEWS said...

We are simply thrilled for you!

Jennifer said...

Yes, she is sweet. Congratulations to all of you.

The Greggs said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Ava is precious!!!
We can't wait to meet her in person someday.

Jenna said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!! What a beautiful and happy family of 3! Praying for ya'll!

Always a Southern Girl said...

How Beautiful she is. Congratulations! A perfect little gift from God.

:) said...

I've been following your blog for quite some time now. I want to wish you a very big CONGRATULATIONS! Ava is just beautiful....what a precious family you are! Again, congrats!
Sincerely,
Jennifer

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!! Ava was born on my son's 1st birthday. :D Enjoy every moment, because the first year goes really fast.

~Michelle

Cari said...

Congratulations! Beautiful girl, beautiful name and now a beautiful family!

Kendra said...

Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!!! Sent from above indeed =)

petrii said...

Stephanie,
Congratulations!! What a doll!!! I love all the pictures!!!!!

What a beauty,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hey Stephanie! This is Maureen Hodges, and I wanted to say congrats on your new Sweetie Pie! I love the pictures of you and her together. You are SUCH a sweet mother, Stephanie! Congrats! I loved reading your blog and thinking how similar my thoughts were after Jon was born...I just kept thinking about when we first found out and then how it all lead to our amazing little bundle!
Hope you are feeling great!

LyndsAU said...

Congratulations girl!! She is beautiful. I am glad you are all doing so well. Thinking about you!!

Miz Jean said...

Oh Steph...she is just so sweet! What a tremendous gift from God! Wishing you a speedy recovery and a wonderful first week with your little girl!