Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat

Greetings from the hospital! Today Gavin had "Trick or Treaters" come and visit him... a princess, horse, cowboy, baby doll, clowns, raggedy Ann and Andy, and more! He got coloring books, crayons, bears, glow sticks and light up toys. He had a fun day! Gavin has been all smiles and an absolute sweet heart! He waves bye bye and blows a kiss to every nurse or doctor that comes in his room. One of the nurses told us how the nurses were talking about how sweet he is, reminds me of when he was born, he really has a way with the nurses! Gavin has had 2 spells but no seizure activity. So far the EEG has been normal. His heart rate dropped to the 50-60 range through out the night, and nurses were in and out, so the adults were without sleep til about 630 this morning. Gavin on the other hand slept all night! We will see the neurologist again in the morning to get details if we can come home tomorrow. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Halloween Early.....

Gavin says Happy Halloween! Tonight we dressed Gavin up and had family over for dinner. Gavin will be admitted to the hospital on Tuesday for a 72 hour EEG, which means he wont be able to wear his costume on Wednesday. So we thought we would dress him up tonight! I will post more pictures/video from Gavin's birthday party, video from the pumpkin patch, and pictures/video of Gavin painting his pumpkin when we get home at the end of the week!
(Please keep us in your prayers that everything goes smoothly at the hospital, it is going to be hard keeping Gavin still for 72 hours)
Oh and one other side note (since I use this as a baby book/journal, October 28, 2006 was Gavins actual birth due date!)

Pumpkin Patch Part 2

Gavin went to the Pumpkin Patch again, this time with his Nana and Grandpa. Gavin picked out a big pumpkin to paint, rode the pony, and took lots of pictures...

Grandpa Joe let Gavin "back out of the garage" and Gavin thought it was so much fun! He was upset when we put him in his carseat to leave, he wanted to drive!

Gavin and Aunt "KiKi" Kristen
Family Picture
Grandpa and Gavin picking out pumpkins
Gavin saying "cheese" for the camera
Adam, Great Granny BARBARA, and Pepa

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Birthday Party Pics Part One...

Here are a few pictures from Gavin's party... The roses on the table were from Gavin to "his Mommy for giving birth to him a year ago" How sweet! ;)
I will post more pictures and video soon!

Gavin started crying here because he couldn't get all of the icing and cake out of his hands, poor kid, the first time we ever really let him get "dirty" and he didn't know what to do!

Listening very carefully to Mommy as she reads the card..."Sooo many presents, I am exhausted!"

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Your Smile


Looking back at photos of the past year, all we see is smiles. You have been through so much in your short life however, you always smile. Your smile brightens our day and helps us to stay positive. Your smile lets us know there is hope. Your smile shows us that you are feeling good. Your smile makes the bad days good. Your smile lights up a room. Your smile is never ending. We love you Gavin and all your wonderful smiles!

Love you,

Mama and Dada

**Next post will be BIRTHDAY pictures, just waiting on pictures from other cameras, we didn't take very many with our camera, because we were very busy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gavin's One Year Pics....

Thanks again Betsy!

Monday, October 15, 2007

October 13, 2006....

.....Mid-Morning I got my epidural, after Adam ran out to "get sick" in the bathroom, we were ready to have this baby! Around noon the doctor came in and said I was not progressing anymore and that it would be best to deliver Gavin via C-Section, to insure that all the proper doctors (because it was getting late on a Friday afternoon) would be in the operating room to take care of Gavin. Then it hit us, this is REALLY happening. Adam got his scrubs on and we were wheeled through the hallway by the waiting room. The nurses/doctors were amazed at the parade of people we had standing there cheering us on! Our family/friends took up the whole waiting room, no joke! We get in the operating room and the doctors and nurses are listening to music and playing "music trivia". I guess they were trying to lighten the mood, while I was about to hyperventilate and they had to get Adam a chair because he was getting a little weak in the knees. The C-Section process began, and within a matter of seconds we heard a whimper followed by a LOUD cry! Tears streamed down my face as I realized that Gavin was breathing. Best part of the day! Adam ran over and took lots of pictures and got to hold him for a couple of seconds before they took Gavin away in his tiny incubator. I had not idea until later, but the whole gang in the waiting room got to peak at Gavin as they took him to the NICU. After that it was all a blur.... Here are some pictures from the day of Gavin's birth...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

You are ONE!!!!

(Gavin's one year pictures were taking by Betsy, she is also a very special family friend, thanks Betsy you did an AMAZING job!)

The rest of the birth story, LOTS of pictures and a sentimental post later, but for now we have a BIRTHDAY TO CELEBRATE!!!! We love you Gavin!

**Please leave a birthday comment for Gavin, I am going to print them off and put them in his scrap book to show him all the people that have cared and prayed for him over the last year!**

Friday, October 12, 2007

This time last year....

Wow, I can't believe that a year ago today, Adam and I along with car loads of family and friends, were heading to OKC. I don't think I have ever told the story of Gavin's delivery and all the events that took place....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

After about an hour of sleep, Adam and I got up EARLY and headed to Oklahoma City. On the way there we video taped each other talking about our nervousness, fears, EXCITEMENT and joy of the birth of our son! Looking back at it, we were pretty scared. At the half way McDonald's we met some of our family members, our "potty break" ended up being a long stay, we'll lets just say I got "sick" from being so nervous. We parted from our family as they exited to head to our family friends house to unload their luggage.
Adam and I arrived at my OBGYN's office, where "certain things" were done to get me prepared to be induced. After watching Adam just about pass out, I tried to help him calm down. We then headed to the hospital around 10am, I was hooked up to all the IV'S, etc. to get the process started. We filled out all the papers and we were ready to have this baby! Ha-ha-ha-ha, needless to say, that didn't happen until well over 24hours later. I walked and walked the halls of the hospital. We watched the contractions on the monitor. After being in labor for several hours, family members rushed in to tell me they watched another woman give birth in the hallway of the hospital, I guess she got there a little late. Ha, EXACTLY what I wanted to hear, there were women outside giving birth like it was nothing and I was barely dilated after several hours!!! But I do have to say, other than that incident, family/friends were very helpful, lots of foot rubs, back rubs, arm rubs, timing contractions, walking and more walking. Contractions DEFINITELY got worse during the night, and I thought for sure, Gavin was coming any minute. Once again the doctor assured me Gavin wasn't coming anytime soon....

Gavin wants to give a shout out to his Aunt Tara, "Happy Birthday, I love you and I can't believe that we almost share a birthday, that is so cool!"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Beginning of the Birthday Celebrations...

As mentioned in the previous post, Gavin had a small birthday celebration with his Aunt and Uncle from Tennessee because they will not be able to make it to his party on Saturday. Here are some pictures from the party and the pumpkin patch, thanks Papa Ron for the pics!