Avery

Avery Josephine was born in May 2011. At five days old, Avery was admitted to the NICU from home with a dangerously high bilirubin level. While in the hospital, she contracted an antibiotic-resistant blood infection, which led to a three week NICU stay. We are extremely blessed that she left the hospital with no residual effects from either the jaundice or the MRSA infection.




Now Avery is 5 years old. To say she has attitude is a gross understatement. The fighting spirit that served her so well in infancy drives both her father and me completely nuts some days. Ornery is the best word to use to describe our Avery Jo, however, loud is a close second. After meeting Avery, most people remark, "Wow, that one is a chatterbox!" It's true - Avery always has something to say. Now if only we could adjust the volume level...