Checkup Newsroom (Avery)

2016
June
08,
2016
| 05:36 PM America/Chicago
“Life is all about how you handle Plan B” My mom gave me a ceramic plaque with this quote on it several years ago when I was going through a tough time. Over the years, it’s amazing how many times this quote has rung true. Plan B has meant … A div...
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2015
November
03,
2015
| 06:41 PM America/Chicago
It seems fitting that on the one year anniversary of “Avery Independence Day,” we provide an update on how she’s doing. We’ll start with her lungs. Our pulmonologist has us taking her off oxygen while we’re at home and just seeing how long she can...
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March
20,
2015
| 04:48 PM America/Chicago
How is it possible that Avery is 1? In some ways, it seems like she was just born and in others, it feels like she’s lived such a big life, she should already be a teenager! We’ve been through so much already in her young life and many of you read...
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2014
November
27,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
November 3, we like to call it Avery Independence Day, was one of the happiest, saddest and scariest days of our lives. It was the day we had looked forward to for so long, yet when it was finally here, I had never been more scared or sad in my entir...
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October
31,
2014
| 03:59 PM America/Chicago
These days Avery’s schedule is pretty busy. We often joke that she needs a personal assistant to manage all of her activities. Being a typical girl with the incredible ability to multi-task at a young age, Avery is working on a multitude of things ri...
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June
13,
2014
| 04:56 PM America/Chicago
Avery’s due date was supposed to be June 20 but because of my high blood pressure, we knew that I would be induced before my due date. So I knew I would have this year’s Father’s Day gift covered; I would have just given birth to a beautiful baby gir...
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April
28,
2014
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Avery turned 1 month old on April 14, 2014. Instead of celebrating that milestone in July at home like we had originally planned, Shawn, my husband, and I celebrated in the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In an effort to celebrat...
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