Thank you to Lindsey for sending us this link, definitely gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes! This video is an amazing testimony of what God is doing through these children. This family's story is the story we have been living the past 3 1/2 years. We totally believe that God healed our son and He is using ...Gavin as a testament of his love, grace, healing & mercy. Looking back, I am so thankful for the circumstances in our life, I wouldn't change a thing. We are so proud of our son and the many lives that he has touched through his journey with HLHS. You might want to grab a tissue before you watch!
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Brody @ 3 months:
*You love to coo and laugh out loud, you are a noisy lil' boy and we love it!
*You love your brother, you are constantly following him with your eyes, smiling and laughing at him.
*You love to be in the standing position most of the time.
*You are sleeping through the night for the most part, occasionally you will wake up once
*You LOVE to eat
*You like to push yourself up and try to scoot around on the floor, I am afraid we will have a crawler before we know it
*You are very strong!!
*You love lights, music and lots of noise, if there isn't something going on then you are crying!
*Overall you are a very happy baby!
Brody, we love having you in our family and couldn't imagine life with out you!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Gavin @ 2 months
Brody @ 2 months
I am thinking the boys look nothing alike! Gavin had lots of dark hair, Brody has minimal red/blond hair. Gavin was a skinny baby, always in the negative percentile for his weight. Brody is a chubby baby, in the 93rd percentile for his weight. Gavin wore preemie clothes at this age, Brody is wearing 6 months clothing. Gavin loved to be in his bed and didn't like to be held much, Brody hates his bed and wants to be held and cuddled all the time! Gavin wasn't much of a cooer/talker/smiler (he is definitely making up for that now and we love it!), Brody cooes, smiles and laughs out loud. Gavin was/is a daddy's boy, and as of now Brody is definitely a mama's boy! Gavin loved his pacifier, Brody hates the pacifier! I know they say "don't compare your kids" but I just wanted to show how different they are... we are so blessed to have two wonderfully different and unique little boys!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Gavin's first day was a success! He had a great time and didn't shed a tear or care to say good-bye to us when we left his room. The day started off at 6 am with Gavin running into our room asking if it was time for school yet. He preceded to walk around the house all morning with his back pack on. I could only take it off of him to put on his clothes! Aunt Kiki spent the night (her last night before heading back to college) so she could help me with the boys. Daddy got Gavin some donuts before heading out of town for work. He was sad he was going to miss taking Gavin to his first day of school! But no worries, Nana, Grandpa and Great-Granny decided to meet us at school to send Gavin off. It was ridiculous, people were looking at us in the parking lot as we all kissed Gavin and took lots of pictures. Those people didn't understand how special Gavin is and how excited we were that the day had finally come! There was a time that I never thought I'd see this day and we give God all the praise that it happened. I picked Gavin up from school, so excited to hear what he had to say about his first day. Well, he decided that he didn't need to tell me because it was a secret. Later he informed me that he made two friends Jacob and Kennedy. He said, "Mom, Kennedy didn't kiss me". I asked him if he tried to kiss her. He replied, "Yes!" Oh my word! It's already started!!! All in all it was a great day and he can't wait to get back to school!
Monday, January 04, 2010
Obviously, I am way behind on updating this blog! There is just not enough time in the day and by the time night hits, I am exhausted! Here is a montage of the month of December, we were very busy this Christmas season. Stay tuned for a new post, Gavin starts PRE-SCHOOL on Wednesday!!!