Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gavin Reid you are FOUR months old!

...a few weeks late-yikes! Guess that means I'm back at work :(

What have you been up to???
Here are your Stats: You weigh 15lbs (50th%) and are 26 1/4 long (90%) WHOA! you are such a tall boy!! You are eating every three hours during the day and are still 100% on breast milk. You just started wearing size 2 diapers and are in 3-6month clothing. 

You have started waking up in the middle of the night, about 3ish...WHY?
 No, it's okay, you eat real quick and go right back to sleep. Also, you have started putting yourself to sleep! We read a story, turn on your bedtime music, swaddle and kiss you goodnight and you go right to sleep! What a perfect little baby! Although, I do really miss rocking you to sleep-so I might sneak one in every once in a while!

You go to Mrs. Connie's house during the week while I am at work and play with 2 little boys and 1 girl, but you are the baby and they all LOVE you. I miss you TONS while I am at work :( But, I am just down the road and there to pick you up as soon as I can-3:45! You always greet me with a huge smile when I pick you up...thinking about that is sometimes what gets me through the day!

I think I say this every time, but you are SO strong! You are no longer content with just sitting and prefer to be STANDING all the time. You can stand up by yourself while just holding our finger to balance you! You are still working hard on rolling from your back to your front...any day now!

You were an ADORABLE Owl for Halloween! 

Whenever daddy holds you, you put your arm around his neck. Every. Time. It's really cute :) 
When mommy holds you, you grab and pull her hair. HARD. and wont let go. not fair.

You can pick up and hold on to toys so easily now. They go straight to your mouth of course! In fact, you have been taking out your paci, dangling it in front of your face and then putting it back in your mouth. You are so proud of yourself when you do this!

...yes, you are getting your diaper changed IN THE TRUNK ;) Whatever works!
You took your first road trip to Abilene and then Houston!
You met some of your cousins...Paizly, Declan and Julian! You will get to meet your cousin Hunter over Christmas break! Can't wait!
You love light up toys and making mouth bubbles. You play with your sounds and entertain yourself all the time.

You are such a HAPPY baby!!

LOVE you little man!
Happy 4 months!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I just wanted to thank everyone for your prayers and sweet words. We are all so excited that the doctors were able to remove ALL of the cancer and they predict 100% recovery! What a mighty God we serve!

We went to Houston last week to visit with Ryan's mom after her surgery and as an added bonus we go to stay with my BFF Hollie and her husband Chris. It was a whirlwind trip, but worth every minute! Little man did wonderful in the car, but I did learn a few lessons:

1. Start packing early-it took me forever. How can such a little person need so many things?
2. Trips take forever when traveling with a baby, so don't be in a hurry.
3. Houston traffic is horrible

I am sad to say that these are the only 2 pictures we took while we were there!

On another note, I am BACK TO WORK this week :(
 I will do my best to keep up with this blog, but updates will probably not be as frequent. I could do an entire post on how incredibly difficult it was to leave Gavin with his babysitter all day(even though she is absolutely wonderful), but it makes me sad just even thinking about it. I know it will get easier...right? 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Prayers needed

Please pray with me for Ryan's mom. She has surgery this morning to remove a tumor.  She has been so strong the last few weeks as she has endured chemo and radiation. You wouldn't even know that she has been in pain and not feeling well. She is so positive and courageous! We are going to Houston to visit her this afternoon and will hopefully celebrate a smooth and successful surgery!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I am SO excited to finally announce that my best friend Hollie and her husband Chris are expecting TWINS in April! It has been a long journey for them but they have remained so strong and faithful and now God is blessing them with not one but two little miracles!! I have been sitting on this news for quite a while and have been dying to talk about it! She decided that Halloween was the perfect time to reveal their exciting news and we found such a clever costume to do just that...on Etsy of course :)

Hollie's little skeletons are about 12 weeks old here! Only a little bit longer until we find out the gender of these two little bundles of joy and I can start spoiling them! What do you think? Boy-Girl is my guess/hope!! Please, please include this sweet family in your daily prayers asking that God bless them with a healthy and blissful pregnancy!

CONGRATS Hollie and Chris!! 

This was Gavin's face when I told him...REALLY! ;)
...he is clearly excited to meet his new buddies or girlfriends.