Thursday, October 28, 2010


Little Avery Leigh is 2 years old today.
(this is probably one of my most scatterbrained posts yet...bear with me. It's exactly how I feel today!)

I've been thinking about what to do for a post all day long,
but couldn't think of anything.

It's hard to explain how I feel about it this year!

Avery two years ago..

Avery Now...

I had work today.

Since I work at the hospital she was born in,
all I could think about was the events leading to her birth.

It doesn't seem like all of that was two years ago.  at all.

This year is also a lot different than last year.
Last year was a lot more difficult.
It was hard for many reasons. I cried of not only remembering her birth,
but also of saddness.  I missed her. It was hard.

But this year,
the emotions are different.
I've never once even been sad because I miss her, or because I'm not her mother,
I've only shed tears when thinking about her birth.

It was such an incredibely spiritual time for me.
The Spirit comes back so strongly whenever I think about it.
and this year,
I'm pregnant again.

Tyson and I are Celebrating with her and her family tonight.
words don't describe how grateful I am to Dustin and Andrea for allowing me this.
It's been such an incredible blessing to watch her grow up,
and I don't think I would feel as peaceful and confident about all of this if it wasn't for them allowing me this open adoption. I love them!

I decided that for her 2nd birthday post,
I'm going to post this when she is EXACTLY two years old.

By the minute.
She was born at 5:17.
1717 in military time.

by the way,
the numbers 7 and 17 have been my lucky numbers since I was 13 years old.

Avery was born at 1717 and our hospital bands,
which had to have matching numbers,
were 7777. :))

Avery is a miracle.
She saved my life.
She's a blessing to so many.
I love her so much.

I love you!!


Krista Eger said...

I LOVE that you posted that at the time she was born! That's so sweet! Nate was born at 11:16 in the morning and Audrey was born at 1:16. Maybe 16 should be my lucky number! :D

Lechelle said...

Happy Birthday Avery!

Love this post.

Amanda said...

ANDEE- you have one of those weirdo alien babies on the side of your page!! ..Please hope it looks less dinosaur-like soon!




Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Avery!! She has such an incredible birth mom. Thank you so much for coming over and celebrating with us. Love you Andee.

birthmothertalks said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

StefanieJinelle said...

Happy birthday avery :) that's sooo weird that its been a year. I remember texting you happy birthday happy first birthday to her. Unreal dude!

A Life Being Lived said...

Wow! I am honored to share my birthday with Avery. What a special girl....I didn't realize you worked at the same hospital- you are a brave woman. Happy birthday to Avery!!!

Ron and Jessica said...

She's a beautiful flower girl! Happy b-day!

mrs. r said...

she is so cute!