Aevarie's Birthday

I can't believe that this is the second birthday post I'm making for this girl on here.

I've already written her birth story, but I can tell you a little more about my little miss Aevarie.
Two years before I got pregnant with her, I had gone to the doctor and was told that I should get a hysterectomy. I cannot tell you how incredibly different our lives would be had I listened to that doctor and not gotten a second opinion. I was petrified. I was 21 and Gavin was only a year old at the time. I never found out what was going on with my body, but it finally worked out.
Getting pregnant with Aevarie wasn't easy by any means though, which really surprised me since Gavin was conceived while I was on birth control. 
We didn't end up needing fertility treatments, but it took us 19 months to get that positive test.
I kept a journal and kept track of my cycles, so I know the exact date I probably conceived her, but I wont subject you to that info. ;)
 If you were to read my journal (which would convince you that I'm a total nerd) I knew 100% our second child was going to be a girl. Aevarie's name is written EVERYWHERE. We had a boys name planned and it's in there a couple of places, but Aevaries name is literally on every page.
Aevarie was a very calm, quiet and happy baby that LOVED to eat. I nicknamed her my "Chunker Monker." She still adores her big brother and they are the best of friends!
At 13 months old Aevarie fell off my parents couch, head first onto the floor and we almost lost her. She stopped breathing and was turning blue. My mother took her from my arms and started to do CPR while I frantically tried to call 911. I was crying, my sister was crying. I don't remember what Gavin was doing. Every second I couldn't get the phone to work was making me more frantic. Then my dad calmly came over and grabbed the phone from me. He dialed 911 and very calmly talked to the operator. I was in shock at how calm he was and later very very grateful for it.
 Aevarie started breathing right before the ambulance got there and we were on our way to the hospital. Her CT Scan came back normal and we were given the okay to go home, but for the next 3.5 years we dealt with "episodes". Sometimes it would be seizures, other times they were best described as breath holding spells. She's had EEG's and EKG's and she had to have a moniter on her and she still has a heart murmur that we have to watch. Everything kept coming back normal though and she hasn't had an episode in 2.5 years now.
I can't express how much joy this little girl brings to our lives. She is absolutely amazing and I am so grateful that she is here with us.
We just had her parent teacher conference a couple weeks ago and Aevs was so proud to tell me that she is the only kid in her class that has never received a mark by her name. She is extremely social and has been invited to more birthday parties THIS school year than I've been to in my entire life.
She is silly, outgoing, adorable, sassy, bossy, caring, generous, so many things that I admire.
I just can't imagine life without her.

Happy 7th birthday my Aevarie Marie!


  1. Oh Karly! I would have been desperately fumbling around too--I'm absolutely hopeless in an emergency! So glad things turned out the way they did. She looks like a beautiful girl!

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  3. happy birthday Aeverie! What a miracle she is....and so beautiful!

  4. Thank goodness you didn't listen to that doctor! What a great family you have and to think so much of that would be different. And I don't know what I would do in an emergency situation like you described. Wow. She is one special little girl. Or big girl now I guess :)

  5. First, Happy birthday to Aeverie! Then let me tell you how emotional to read this was...

  6. Happy birthday to your little girl! And such a sweet post!

  7. Happy Birthday Aevarie Marie. I love your blog girl!. I just wanted to let you know I gave you an award. It's called the liebster award. Head on over to my blog to get all the info! Have fun.


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