The purpose of this websection is to record in text and image, that time of Ava's life - from birth in Ochnsner Hospital until she went home from the hospital, July 29, 2006 through August 2, 2006.

Birth Facts
  • Name: Ava Marie Lowe
  • Born: Saturday, July 29, 2006, 2:07 p.m.
    Operating Room B
  • Weight: 7 pounds and 14.2 ounces
  • Length: 20 1/4"
  • Eye color: Blue/Green - probably turn brown
  • Hair color: Black
  • Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans LA
  • Delivered By: Dr. William Von Almen
  • Present during delivery: Tricia, Brian, Nani, and GiGi
  • Louisiana Birth No. 117-2006-046-00047
  • Fun Facts
  • Birthstone: Ruby (Meaning: Open one's heart to love)
  • Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily
  • Birth Tree: Cypress (Meaning: The Faithfulness)
  • Astrological Sign: Leo the Lion
  • Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; plant is Raspberry
  • The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing crescent
  • Born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the
    season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil)
  • The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2453945.5
  • Birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/29/2006 and ending
  • Born in the Chinese year of the Dog
  • Date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 4 Av 5766
  • Year of High School graduation: Class of 2023
  • Shared Birthday:
    * Leon Pyron Messa - Ava's cousin (same birthdate)
    * Ken Burns (53) - Documenatary creator
    * Peter Jennings (38) - ABC News anchor
    * Melvin Belli (07) - Defense attorney
    * Elizabeth Dole (36) - Wife of Bob Dole and
    US Secretary of Transportation
    * Martina McBride (40) - Country music singer
    * David Warner (65) - Actor
  • Meanings Of the Names:
    Ava - Female, Latin, Like a Bird
    Marie - Female, Hebrew, Form of MARY - the perfect one
  • Who Does Ava Look Like?

    Newborn Mama

    Ava Marie

    Newborn Daddy

    On This Day
    Ava's Horoscope - Leo
    "Balance your checkbook and then you can enjoy the remainder of the day. Financial knowledge, no matter if your balance is high or low, will allow you to focus on people and events. Schedule a fun happening tonight. Visit with a new or old friend."

    Tricia and Brian's Horoscope - Aries
    "Take much needed time to relax and/or get a project done. You will find that many want you involved in their plans. Don't make this a problem. By midday, you will be ready to get off your duff and run with the moment. Use your innate precision. Tonight: Say yes."

    Weather in New Orleans on July 29, 2006 - 92/77 Degrees, Clear

    News Of the Day:

    Popular Songs:
    U.S. Pop: Jessica Simpson - A Public Affair; Paris Hilton - Stars Are Blind; Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
    Country: Brad Paisley - The World; Kenny Chesney - Summertime; Carrie Underwood - Don't Forget To Remember Me;Toby Keith - A Little Too Late

    TV Shows (Nielsen Ratings):
    American Idol; Desperate Housewives; CSI Miami; Law and Order

    Superman Returns; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; Failure To Launch; The Da Vinci Code; Misson Impossible III

    Gas unleaded regular - $2.85 Per Gallon
    Milk - $3.20 Per Gallon
    Loaf of white bread - $2.15
    1.25 liter of Coca-Cola - $1.00
    Pound of sirloin - $5.00
    Big Mac hamburger at McDonalds - $2.08
    Movie theater ticket - $6.00
    Postage First Class - Letter: $.39 per ounce; Postcard: $.24; Parcel Post: $3.12

    Cost of Cars:
    2007 Chevrolet Tahoe - $28,250
    2006 Cheverolet Blazer - $19,900
    2006 Honda Accord LX - $19,625
    2006 Ford F150 Pickup - $19,434

    The G-Prime Rate for the Bank Of America - 8.5%.
    Dow Jones Average - 11,262.04.
    NASDAQ - 2,098.88.

    Gold - $630 per ounce; Silver - $11.45 per ounce.

    President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco. Senators representing Louisiana - Mary Landrieu and David Vitter. Metairie is located in Jefferson Parish which has a council, composed of two councilmembers at large and five district councilmembers, and a Council President.

    Links: Announcements
    Birth Certificate
    Babies - 2006

    Ochsner Main Campus & Hospital
    1514 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA

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