Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cute baby

We took Gavin to see some Christmas trees (because we're not putting one up this year). He loved seeing all the lights and decorations!

Jason made a fire while he grilled out one night...the only cold night we've had in St. Augustine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

6 months

Gavin is 6 months old!! These first 6 months have flown by! Sad! The horrible cold he had two weeks ago FINALLY went away. He is still coughing a little...but at least he can breathe. Thanksgiving was great. Both of our families got to spend time with Gavin and he had so much fun!
This is Gavin playing outside yesterday.
After Gavin's bath, we slick his hair down. When he wakes up in the morning it sticks straight up. Everyone asks us why or how we get his hair to do that. It's not our fault! I love his hair!

Hanging out on the couch.

Gavin and his Grandmother.
Gavin and Granddad.

Daddy and Gavin being silly.

Look at those cute rolls!

Partying with Aunt Lele.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sick baby

Poor Gavin is sick! He woke up last Wednesday night coughing and crying. :( I took him to the doctor on Thursday to find out he just has a cold...but today is Monday and he still does not seem better. His poor little eyes are so red and his nose just runs all day long. He does not have a fever for the first time today so maybe that's a good sign. I'll be really upset if we don't get to go home for Thanksgiving!
On a lighter note, he plays and laughs all day long! He loves to be tickled! He is 5 months and two weeks old and he wears 9 month clothing. He is huge for his age. Jason and I took him to the mall a few days ago to find a toboggan...we had to buy a toddler size hat because his head is so big! But he is so cute! Playing with my toys!
Do you like my hair? Sucking my thumb...and wearing daddy's toboggan. I love to play with tuperware!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A few pics

I'm so bad at updating..sorry! Here are a few pictures of Gavin. I'll try to add more this weekend.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back in Alabama

Gavin did okay during his first 7 1/2 hour ride home! We had to stop many times there and back, but we finally made it! I was so happy to see all of our friends. Gavin loved playing with his grandma and poppy all weekend. He got to see both great-grandmothers and lots of friends.
He is getting the hang of eating his rice cereal...he refused to eat it when we were in Opelika. This weekend we are trying squash, YUM! I hope he likes it!
I am posting some pictures from our trip home...enjoy!

Gavin and Fanny playing.

Gavin and Grandmother.

Dad, me, and Gavin. Mom and Gavster playing with the turtle.

Aunt Summer. Uncle Will. Amber came to visit! Gavin slept right through Dani and Leah's visit...sorry! I was so happy to see Paige!! Gavin loved Miles!
Josh, Jason, Emma, and Gavin at Brian's wedding in Montgomery.
Tom, Megan, Bobby, and Nicole at the wedding. Rhett and Gavin.
Yay, Lindy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yay, Gavin sleeps!

The boy sleeps! He sleeps great at night, just not during the day for naptime. The first night of our "cry it out" method was not so fun...but the next night he slept for eight hours straight! Usually he goes to bed around 9:00 and wakes at 4:00 or 5:00 and sleeps again until 9:00. My brain works a ton better when I sleep for more than two hours at a time:)
As you can see from the picture above he loves his toes. Today he discovered that toes are also fun to eat!
We are coming to Opelika this weekend and I can't wait to see everyone. I am driving with Gavin by myself on the way up Thursday morning. I hope he can handle the 6 hour drive. I'm sure we'll be stopping quite a bit. Here are a few pictures from the last two weeks. I can't believe he is already 4 months old!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I need sleep

This will be short because Gavin just went down for a nap...and I am about to do the same. The kid does not sleep! Nights are just getting worse! I hate to try the Ferber method (cry it out) but we are finally trying it tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.
Other than that, Gavin is doing GREAT! He is in 6-9 month clothing and he's only 3.5 months old. My mom keeps saying that he's going through a growth spurt and he's waking up at night to eat. If that is the case, his growth spurt started the day he was born and has not stopped. He eats like a Man Baby. Here are a few pictures that we took over the weekend.

Friday, September 5, 2008


It's been almost a month since I have updated this thing...sorry! We have had lots of visitors lately and Gavin does not nap well during the day.
Here are a few pictures of Gavin after his bath. He loves the water. Hopefully that will be the case next summer because we'll be at the pool or beach all the time! The only thing he does not like in the tub is having his stinky neck washed. It's hard getting inbetween those fat rolls! He screams for a minute and then stops after he is rinsed.
He is so silly in the mornings after he wakes up.

He loves tummy time more and more each day. Some days he figures out how to roll over and he will do that over and over. I have a video of him rolling over that I'll post later. The past few weeks all he wants to do is eat his hands. We have tried giving him a pacifier, but he just wants to chew on things. He is not sleeping well either...all the parents that have told me they swear by the Baby Wise book must be lucky. I have followed the pattern in the book and it does not work for Gavin! He is waking up every 3 to 4 hours. Oh well, one day I'll get some sleep...
Here are a few more pictures of playtime.

And by the way, there was another snake in the house. Well, in the garage. It looked like the same one that got into the house...Hmmm. If it was, then he's not coming back because Jason killed it. Ahhh!
I have a few pictures that I'll post later of Gavin's first trip to the beach. I don't know where they are on my computer right now=)