I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 months....1 year!?!?!

Yes, I know...I'm late on the monthly update.
On Gavin's one year check up he was 23.4 pounds (65th percentile) and 31 inches tall (90th percentile). He had a fantastic check up and we are just beyond blessed to have a healthy and HAPPY child! Gavin isn't walking yet...but we know it will come in due time. He has been pulling up and standing on his own for months now, so we know he will be walking before we know it. Gavin now has 8 teeth. He has all 4 front top teeth and all 4 front bottom teeth. He is a fantastic eater and is fully on table food now. He will eat just about anything you put in front of him. He LOVES my homemade mashed potatoes, loves cheese grits with an egg on top, still loves any kind of red sauced italian food...and ADORES mandarin orange segments. He's a great self feeder...although we constantly struggle with him getting enough from a sippy cup. He just drinks so much more when we hold it. So, we are constantly working on that. Gavin isn't clearly saying any words yet on his own....but mommy and daddy definitely know his own language. :) he has this certain laugh that he gives when he REALLY loves a certain food. We definitely know the difference in his cries (hurting, mad, frustrated, needy). He started daycare a few weeks ago and its been an adjustment. However, he's doing great and we are thrilled at how quickly he has gained the praise of his teachers. Gavin LOVES to shut doors. It's probably his favorite thing to do. He could sit and swing a door open and shut for hours!!! The same with cabinet doors too. Santa might be bringing a play kitchen for our little guy. :) Then he won't be messing with my kitchen cabinets. LOL.
We just love our little guy more and more every day. He warms our hearts, makes us smile, and more and more thankful with each passing moment that God brought this special boy into our lives!!! We love you sweet Gavin!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gavin's one year pics

We had a great photo session with the beloved Kristy Pruet a few weeks ago to celebrate Gavin's first birthday and to hopefully snap some Christmas card photo choices. Unfortunately Gavin was feeling a bit under the weather and it was a very cold morning. HOWEVER...we were able to get some great shots and I know we will forever treasure these awesome photos.... Thank you Kristy! As always...you are a rock star!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One year ago today....

Pictures often speak louder than words...

Today, as I reflect back on Gavin's first birthday...it's the pictures that make me the most emotional. I'm flooded with reminders of this most special day. I pray that all who read this post, and look at these pictures, are reminded of God's miracles!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gavin's first Halloween

Gavin's first Halloween isn't quite what I had envisioned. The first sickness has invaded our sweet little boy. He has an upper respiratory infection, an ear infection, and the croup. It has truly broken our hearts to see him this way....he was in such pain the other night that he couldn't even cry. No sound came out. Brought this mommy to tears!!!! After an antibiotic, a round of steroid's, and Mucinex....we think our little buddy is starting to feel like himself again. Here are a few pictures of his adorable teddy bear costume and his "I heart Mummy" Halloween t-shirt.
Enjoy! Birthday #1 is 8 days away!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))
As cute as he is....you can just tell he doesn't feel well. :(

Mommy...really...another picture...

I managed to get ONE picture of him in his costume with a smile.

I'm on the mend! Starting to feel better! I love buddy fruit!

AHHHH....I love you mommy!!!!!

My precious boy.