Monthly Archives: March 2010

2 Weeks Old

Ava Baby is 2 weeks old today! Thanks Uncle Kogi for taking such sweet pictures of our little girl!

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Ava’s Home!

Last evening, after 12 long days in the NICU, we were finally able to bring our baby girl home. Words cannot express how grateful we are to all of you for your prayers and love for this little one. We have saved emails, cards, scriptures, and words of encouragement so that we will someday be […]

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Ava Update – On Our Way Home (Almost!)

Hello Everyone, We’ve been doing wonderfully here and things continue to improve for our little miss Ava. She is now completely off of the Tylenol, which is the last of the pain medications she had been on. We just finished moving into (another) new room. That makes 4 different rooms since the time we arrived […]

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A Daddy is Born…

“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a Daddy.” – Unknown There is nothing quite so sweet on this earth for me than to see Mark holding his precious baby girl in his arms. Ava l.o.v.e.s her Daddy. She stares at him for long periods of time and is comforted […]

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Ava Recovery Update #1

Hello all, Our family is lucky to be where we’re at and, here in the NICU, we’re reminded of that often. We were especially reminded of that today when they wheeled in a baby who was born prematurely and has down-syndrome. Melissa saw the mother of the child crying as she left the NICU after […]

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Ava After Surgery Update

Getting ready for surgery… After Surgery… After Surgery with Ventilator Removed. Still a little groggy! Hey guys, Sorry it has taken a bit to squeeze in some time for this update, but Ava’s surgery today went very well. She is now back in the NICU nursery recovering. It has been a hard day, but a […]

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Ava Update and Photos for March 8th

Hey guys, As requested, here are some more pictures of our little one. All of these were taken by Jodie, Melissa’s brother. Just this evening we heard back regarding the dye test they ran on Ava’s digestive system. They said the dye they placed in her went exactly where it was supposed to go and […]

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Ava Update for Saturday, March 6th

To all those who have called, written, and commented: THANK YOU for all of your prayers and support. It means a lot to us and we don’t take it for granted for a second. Please don’t get offended if it takes us a while to begin returning calls! Hopefully this blog can serve as our […]

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Introducing…

Ava Winter Grace DillonBorn at 4:12pm on March 3rd, 2010 7 lbs. 11 oz. & 21 in. long Taken less than 5 minutes after her birth. Cutting the Cord with the NICU team. Including a whole team of people from the NICU there were no less than a dozen people on hand for the delivery—primarily […]

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So Loved

Meet your family, little one! We will love you forever and ever!

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