Ashley Rae Auty
Born December 19, 2006

Ashley Rae Auty was born 7:40am on December 19th.
She was 8lbs 8oz and 20 1/2" long. That makes her
bigger than both her older brother and sister.

It seemed like it was going to be forever before she got
here. Lisa had her first set of contractions on Wednesday
before Thanksgiving, but they turned out to be
Braxton-Hicks contractions. The week of December 11th
saw on and off contractions, but Tuesday the 19th at
1:20am the real deal hit.

Like everything in our life, things are never simple. Poor
Abby had been up a lot through the night with an ear
infection. So it was getting Abby medicine, getting the
nanny, getting to the hospital, deliver baby, and get Abby
to the pediatrician. Oh well, alls well that ends well.

Just like a woman to keep you waiting. Ashley's due
date was actually December 14th, and Friday the 15th we
were at the doctor wondering if she was trying to wait to
be a Christmas baby. Thank goodness Christmas came
early for us.

Happy baby. Even just after being born Ashley is
showing that she is a happy baby.

Daddy's little girl part 2. Men are just soft when it
comes to little girls. Looks like this one has Sterling
wrapped around his little finger too.

Being a good older brother/sister. Sterling and Abby
are very excited about the new addition to the family.
Both have been showing Ashley's picture around school
all day following the birth.

Fluffy hair / Ole!! So even thought the first picture below
seems like a scowl, Lisa loves that it shows the fluffy hair.
We are just trying to figure out who in the nursery likes
Mohawks. Second picture is something all three of our
kids do and that is sleep in this type of Spainish Matador
Ole type of pose.