Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gavin at Four Months

Gavin had his four month appointment on Friday. After he screamed last time, I begged Taylor to go with me to this one. We even got Gavin a sucker for afterwards to take his mind off of his shots. Lucky for us, the doctor discovered that he had another ear infection in his left ear. This is the same ear that he failed his hearing tests in when he was born. She said that we need to be very careful and watch his hearing closely, as she was worried about the chronic nature of his ear infections, and his failed hearing tests. We go back in two weeks to see if it's better. This is his third round of antibiotics for ear infections. If it's not better she is going to refer us to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. Hopefully we won't have to meet the nice doctor! Here are his four month milestones and favorites:

Height: 25.25 60th percentile
Weight: 14.06 lbs 37th percentile
Head Circum: 15.75 5th percentile

He is gaining weight! After the last appointment (he was in the 26th percentile), we were worried he was a little guy. I don't know where his tiny head came and dad both have rather good sized heads!

Here are a few of Gavin's Favorites:
Nicknames: Gav, Gman, Gavini, MisterMister, Little Man
Toys: His rattle, his exersaucer (he loves to stare and hit the bird on it!) He loves his Baby Einstein videos.
Dislikes: being in more than one place for longer than five minutes, going to sleep (he fights it every time), taking naps (seriously...this one sucks!), pureed peas, when nobody is paying attention to him.
Likes: Going to bed at 5 or 6pm, rice cereal and sweet potatoes, reading books, cuddling when he is tired, putting his mom and dad's fingers in his mouth, waking up at 5:30am, riding in the car and looking at other babies.
Milestones: He sits up very well nowadays and always tries to sit up when laying down, especially when he is getting his diaper changed, he started on solids, first rice cereal and now we are dabbling in vegetables, he is a master at grasping his toys and putting them straight into his mouth!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Zoo

Taylor has been bugging me since we moved back to Utah to go to the Zoo. Honestly I put it off as long as I could. Being nine months pregnant in the summer heat and walking around the zoo was honestly the last thing I wanted to do. Lucky for us this week Grandma Stacy came to stay with us and bought passes to the Zoo. Uncle Matt even joined us for a little while. Taylor was in HEAVEN. We really went for Gavin, but I think secretly Taylor loved it more than Gav did.


Gavin's First Halloween

This picture is from Gavin's three month pictures... more to come soon!
We had quite the Halloween this year, and it was so much more fun with a baby who got to experience everything for the first time. I know he probably won't remember it but it was so fun to make family memories and to just be together all weekend.

For my school parade, Gavin was a penguin. It was only natural that we be a cute little penguin family. Our costumes may have been thrown together the night before, but honestly nobody was looking at Taylor or me!

Stacy (Taylor's Mom) was able to fly down Saturday and got to spend the holiday with us. We went trick-or-treating with my Aunt Gina's family. Bridgette could have cared less about trick or treating. All she wanted to do was hold Gavin. We had a delicious dinner and hung out watching the intense hail and wondered if we were even going to be able to go outside. We did take Gavin to the next door neighbors.

A little costume malfunction.. Did we mention this kid had 3 halloween costumes. He was originally supposed to be a lobster, but that costume was too small. Then we found the adorable penguin costume at the GAP and I couldn't resist. My mom bought him this dino costume because when I was pregnant we called him Little Dino. It's a 6-12 month costume, but we figured it would work for one house!

Poor Gavin crashed on the way home. He was all Halloweened out!
We had so much fun and even made it home to hand candy out to our TWO trick-or-treaters.

Boise Trip

The days to follow included crafting GALORE and a trip to the new Hobby Lobby.  My mom and I made Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations and I even got things for a new Christmas wreath (which I have since finished and can't wait to hang it up!) We went to Centennial's football game where everyone oogled over Gavin in his plaid onsie, puffy vest and beanie. He was seriously so adorable...even when he spit up all over. We also went to my cousin's football games and had fun in the rain. 

The day we drove down was Taylor' birthday and we were so lucky that my mom offered to watch Gavin for the night and gave us her free hotel room. We celebrated at Cottonwood Grille and it was so nice to be out just the two of us since Gav was born. I know I'm lame because I did not take ANY pictures of Tay's birthday celebration. We are also so awesome because we were in bed and asleep before ten. I guess you can tell we are parents of a three month old! 

Friday we took Gavin swimming for his first time. I thought he might love it because he LOVES his baths. Whoever gives him a bath ends up soaked because he kicks and splashes the whole time. Unfortunately we have a baby who is into EVERYTHING that is going on, so between the swimming lessons, the three year old trying to splash us, and the loud fountains in the baby pool he was a little overwhelmed. He never cried, but this is pretty much what he looked like the whole time...

We did get him to kick his feet a little, but there was absolutely no way he was going to smile. This was as close as we got...
Gavin loved hanging out with Grandma, and she was SO nice to takeover all the night feedings a few nights so we could sleep. We love you Grammy! We can't wait to go back to Boise, hopefully next time we can add more family members to the party.