Avery is a rock star. Yep. Actually, she may be even cooler than a rock star. She’s more like, “super hero, golden gloves fighter, rugby player, warrior, gladiator, first-responder, veteran, golden retriever, AND rock star” kinda cool.
"Once upon a time there was a little miracle named Avery...who had come so far that she was ready for her "room air challenge" and "bottle feedings."
In eager anticipation of this special day, she put on her pretty"Rose" outfit, her cute hand-knitted hat from Janet, and her favorite pink magical rose toe shoes.
After playing and smiling with her special Nurse, Racquel, Avery took a bath and sat on the big scale. A nice woman came to visit called a "speech therapist" and showed Avery's Mommy how to help her eat from a bottle. Then, Avery and her mommy sat down and looked at each other. They pondered how far she had traveled in 100 days of life and how much God loves her. Avery's Mommy felt many emotions during such an important day. After hearing how much she was loved, Avery felt very happy and very proud as she prepared to take a very big step....eating with mommy's help.
YUM! Avery was very happy to be tasting milk and having her mommy feed her. This was such a beautiful moment and her mommy cried tears of happiness. Avery was very pleased that she could make her Mommy and Daddy so proud. She decided that she would show them just how strong she could be by licking her lips, holding on tight, and being VERY interested in learning this new skill. Her magical shoes were working!
After enjoying her bottle and all of the excitement of success, her Daddy held her and gave her encouragement as she prepared for another big challenge. As they eventually took the tube away from her nose, Avery looked around wondering why so many people were smiling at her. She decided that they must also like her roses and magical shoes. Avery really enjoyed how it felt having the tube off of her face and she decided she would leave it off. It made her feel good seeing how happy everyone was.
Avery's Dad gave her a big hug before he tucked her in for her afternoon nap. Avery loved that she felt very warm, tired, and full. Avery had fun waving at her nurse as she noticed her peeking at her magical shoes many times throughout the day.
After waking up from a long nap, Avery was delighted to see that her Mommy had come back to play with her and that she was going to get to eat from a bottle again for dinner. Because she had practiced earlier in the day, she did even better at night. Her Mommy told her that she is "amazing" and kissed her over and over. After changing into some elephant PJ's and putting on her "miracle hat," Avery realized that her hat felt very snug this time. Mommy laughed and told her this was, 'a good thing' as she kissed her goodnight. Avery drifted off to sleep to have sweet dreams about her "happily ever after." This sure was a special day...