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

Sunday, March 18, 2012

blue eyes

One of my most favorite things about Gavin are his incredible blue eyes. I love photographing him in natural light where they really pop. I adore this picture that I took of him today. I could just stare at him all day!!!!!!!

so proud!

We just can't get enough of watching our sweet boy walking! He's already trying to run...it's so very cute. We spent some time out at Jason's mom's house today and just let him wander all around her huge yard. Here are some pictures I snapped of him...I just had to share!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

He walks!!!!!!!!!!!

video

There were times where we thought this day would never come!!! Two days shy of his 16 month mark...Gavin decided to start walking on his own! We couldn't be more excited! I had to share with everyone! :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Anniversary!

Today is mine and J's 4 year anniversary! We got married in Savannah, GA...it was a beautiful wedding! Just had to share a collection of some of my favorite pictures from the day. What a journey we have been on in the short 4 years of marriage! I would go through it all again to know this is where we ended up! Everything is just as it should be. :)

Tubes!

Tuesday of this week Gavin had his first surgery...he got tubes in his ears! We are so thankful for this step because he has basically kept ear infections in both ears since Thanksgiving. It was definitely time for tubes to get our sweet boy well! The doctor said he had a bunch of fluid stuck behind both ear drums. He has been on an antibiotic for so long now...mommy and daddy are really happy we don't have to worry with that anymore!!! Our prayer is that this set of tubes do the trick and we don't have re-occuring problems (which is definitely possible). I have had tubes about 9 times in my life...so we joke that Gavin is definitely my child!!!!! He has so many of my traits.
Gavin has not started walking yet...well atleast not independently. He will walk just fine while holding our hand, or holding on to the wall...he just won't let go and take off quite yet. We really feel this is because his balance has been off so much from all the ear problems. He isn't talking yet or saying really any words yet either, so the ears could attribute to this problem as well. I realize some children just develop slower, but he has been so on point with everything else...the fact that he isn't walking or talking yet tends to bother me. All in due time though...I'm trying to not "rush" any of this. I'm constantly reminded of the Darius Rucker song..."It won't be like this for long".
Here are few pictures to share from surgery day....
Before surgery

I see your tushy!

He hated the bracelet...he kept trying to take it off.

Headed home! Super chilled and relaxed!
A couple days after surgery Gavin is doing great! He's back to his happy self and doing great at daycare. We are thinking any day now he will be brave enough to just take off walking! I will keep you posted! :)