Birthdays come in fours for family
Sarah and Dave Mugavero of Round Lake hold newborn daughter Avery who shares the same birthday as her parents at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Brother Jackson, 21 months, is the only one not born on Dec. 4 in the family. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 14, 2013 7:00AM
Four is a big number for the Mugavero family.
Dave and Sarah of Round Lake share Dec. 4 as their birthday — and they were both born at 1:30 a.m. but four years apart. Their firstborn, Jackson, now 21 months, was born March 4.
And now the fourth and newest family member, Avery, also has a Dec. 4 birthday to share with mom and dad. Avery was born Dec. 4 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington.
“Fours are wild in the family and Dec. 4 has been a day pretty special to us,” Dave said. “For the rest of our lives, it will be a special time of the year.”
Avery was due Christmas Day. However, Sarah had high-blood pressure and her doctors needed to induce her at 37 weeks.
The Mugaveros got to the Lake Barrington hospital Dec. 3. Avery was born at 6 pounds and 4 ounces just after 9 a.m. the next day.
Both baby and mother were doing great after the delivery and were able to return home Dec. 6.
Sarah and Dave had planned to celebrate their joint birthday by going out on their last date before the new baby. Instead, they spent it at the hospital.
“I told Sarah that this was the best birthday gift I’ve ever gotten,” Dave said.
Good Shepherd nurses brought a birthday cake with their names on it and sang them all “Happy Birthday”.
“At first, I didn’t want (Avery) to have the same birthday as us because I wanted her to have her own day ... but once it was out of our hands, I thought it was cool to share our birthday together with my husband,” Sarah said. ~.