Day 5

Well, this is my first time to post since Avery has been born. Shane and Bethany have been doing a great job of keeping everyone posted on the ongoings around here. Quite honestly, I have been running around like a crazy person all week long. I have not had much down time so I have not had a chance to post on here. So let me just officially say, thank you to all of you for your continuous support. We are taking each day as it comes, and actually feeling positive for the most part.

As of today, Avery is still stable and doing well. She is opening her eyes, moving around, and pooping and peeing...just like her father :>). She is doing all the things a little baby should be doing. Last night we had dinner with some dear friends and it was so nice to get out and have some social time. We laughed (I drank wine..hehe) and just had a really relaxing time. When we got back to the hospital, we went to say goodnight to Avery. I was sooooo tired and drained and probably feeling the wine, but I really wanted to tell Avery goodnight. When we went in she was moving a lot and opening her eyes and I just burst into tears. It is almost harder to see her awake. She wanted to make noice and cry and I never wanted to hear a baby cry so bad in my life. The nurse said she had been rooting a lot and all I wanted to do is pull her out of that bed and nurse her. It killed me!!!! I felt so helpless. It was like I couldn't give her what she wanted. Anyways, today I feel better and it was good to have a hard cry. Shane and I went back to the house and just cried and held each other. Sometimes uncontrollable crying is good for the soul.

Today we will again be surrounded by friends. We hope to make a trip to Target and maybe Old Navy to grab some necessaties and make a little sign for Baby Ave! Thanks to everyone again...to be continued.


  1. Continuing to pray! The nurses there are so great. Also, we had a sign made for Brayden while he was at ACH. Kinko's made it and did a really nice job!

  2. AnonymousMay 16, 2009

    You guys are amazing. I am so glad I finally got to meet you. I did go see Avery last night and she is more beautiful in person than her pictures. I will continue to pray that the Lord will give you strength and will continue to heal Avery.

    All my thoughts and prayers-
    Shannon Ramer

  3. AnonymousMay 16, 2009

    You need to fordge the bond between mother and child even when you are not able to physicaly hold her. She knows your voice, responds to your touch and smell. She could find you in a crowd. Right now Mommy and Daddy are the only ones who never do painful procedures to her. She needs to draw on your strength to survive. Your moments each day give her the strength to keep fighting. Baby steps forward each day! Sending you hugs! Kathy Rae

  4. judi barbaraMay 16, 2009

    it's good to "hear" your voice! Keep thinking forward, praying and loving that little angel - we are!

  5. Many, many prayers being said for you all!!!! You are on our prayer forum and in my own thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let me know!!


    CHERUBS - http://www.cdhsupport.org

  6. Tears are gifts from God.

    Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation)
    8 You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.

    Not one tear goes unnoticed by God!!

  7. Praying for Avery...praying for strength for that precious child. Avery knows that you are there, she knows your voice and touch. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and energy and cheering Avery on!!

    Thinking of you, Tracy - Ian's mom, WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

  8. AnonymousMay 17, 2009

    Avery only makes your family more amazing then it already was. Hang in there.

  9. loving to follow sweet Avery (and you guys too). Praying.