It’s a girl!


Photo Credit: William Crispino

Just a few days after she was born, Avery feels right at home.

by Beth Keefe, Managing Editor

Just two weeks ago, Glen Rock High School’s Special Education teacher William Crispino welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby girl into his family.

Avery Rose Crispino was born at Morristown Hospital at 6:51 p.m. on September 7, 2014, weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces.

“My emotions were all over the place during labor since my wife went through a lot,” Crispino said.

Opting to not know the baby’s gender beforehand, Crispino was confident that his wife would give birth to a handsome baby boy. However, once the delivery came, he was quite shocked, “Once the baby came out, at first I thought it was a boy and then the doctor said, ‘Congrats, it’s a girl!’ After the shock that it was a girl, I immediately fell in love with her.”

When it came to picking out a name for their beautiful baby girl, both Crispino and his wife agreed on a name right away. “We picked out Avery with no hesitation,” said Crispino. “We’re both Irish, so we looked through a book that had Irish names and fell in love with Avery.”

Had the baby turned out to be a boy, though, they were just as prepared, “For a boy [name] we picked out Blake. This was more of a struggle because we also considered Austin,” Crispino said.

On September 9, 2014, Avery Rose was brought home for the first time.

Crispino brought Avery to the first Glen Rock football team’s first home game this past Saturday where she was “Glen Rock’s youngest cheerleader.” Crispino’s wife was very busy getting Avery red and black wardrobe to wear for the game.

According to Crispino, Avery will be a Glen Rock baseball fan this spring, as well.