First Month With Avery

Our first month with Avery has truly been a blessing.  She is so peaceful and sweet.  We sure didn’t understand the turn of events that occurred before actually getting pregnant with her, but we now know that God’s timing is the best timing.  We are so happy with the way that Ragan and Gavin are loving and welcoming her into our home without jealousy and just longing to be close to her.  The biggest question we get is “Can I hold her now?”.  Avery continues to lock eyes with us longer and even a slight “ah-goo” as we change her diapers and talk together.  She is currently still sleeping in a bassinet next to our bed and that is working out well.  At her two week check-up she had gained a few ounces (9 lbs.) and 1/2 an inch.  In this month (June) we have enjoyed a visit from Aunt Carassa and Uncle Andy.  They drove down from Memphis, TN and met Avery.  It was a special time.  The kids enjoyed being spoiled by them when they were treated to water guns and a big water fight in the back yard!  On June 19th we were able to share in a “freedom call” with our cousin Charles who is serving in Iraq.  He watched his 3rd son celebrate his 1st birthday!  It was an amazing and emotional event that we were so honored to be a part of.  Enjoying the ride….Aubrey

Avery Is Born

Hello Everyone!

We’re proud to announce that Avery Noel Franzone was born Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 5:46 PM (almost 2 weeks early). Aubrey went into labor Wednesday morning and by her scheduled doctor appointment at 2:30 she was having contractions about every 5 minutes. They sent us over to the hospital to be monitored. By the time they got Aubrey hooked up to the monitoring equipment she was having contractions every 2 minutes. They called our doctor and she was there within an hour delivering our new baby.

Avery was a big girl at 8 lbs 14.2 oz and she had a head full of dark brown hair. The c-section went really well and everything was just as smooth as it could have been. Thank you all for your prayers and support!

Jonathan, Aubrey, Ragan, Gavin and Avery