Archive for July, 2008

Back to the Dr…

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Gavin hasn’t been his usual cheery self for the last couple days so I took him to the Dr yesterday to get his ears checked again since he was acting a lot like he was when he had an ear infection a few weeks ago.  But nope, the ears were clear.  This time his throat was red.  The Dr said probably just a virus and to let it run its course.  They also weighed him again and he was 17 lbs 11 oz!  I knew he had been going through a growth spurt but… WOW.  Even the nurse had to do a double take!  Anyway, today he seems to be feeling a bit better and is back at daycare.  Hopefully this will be a short bug.

 Oh, and in other exciting news, we have had several episodes of sleeping through the night in the last week.  He hasn’t done it every night, but as long as we stick to his bedtime feeding schedule, he seems to do really well.  Here’s how it goes: Around 7:30 pm, he nurses, then about 30-45 min later he has some cereal, then he takes a bath, then he takes a bottle, then to bed by 9 pm.  No wonder he weighs so much, huh?  Oh well, whatever gets us through the night!

We’re Moving!

Monday, July 7th, 2008

The sign is officially up.  We are both a little sad about this, but honestly, there are more reasons to move than to stay… so we’re just trusting God to take care of the rest.  Here’s the website we created- if you know of anyone looking in the Acworth area… please send them our way!

 http://charlestonparkhome.googlepages.com

Finally some pictures

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

I know the pictures are really all you guys care about…  

Here are a couple pics of him in his new duckie tub.  It’s so cute- it even quacks when you squeeze its beak.  Unfortunately, he’s really not quite ready for it yet.  Needs a few more weeks and then he’ll really be able to sit up and enjoy it. 

The little fatty started rice cereal yesterday.  Not quite sure how he feels about it yet.  He makes some pretty terrible faces, but he continues to open his mouth for more… so who knows.  Doesn’t he look like such a big boy in the highchair?

And Granny got him this cool car toy that plays music and lights up and helps him learn how to sit up.  He really enjoys it.

This is his Rainforest Jumperoo.  He’s really starting to enjoy this thing… I’ll try to get a video of him and post it soon.  It’s so cute when he gets going!

Sleeping in on 4th of July…

I just thought this was the cutest thing.  He fell asleep while twirling his hair in his fingers…

Gavin survived his first visit with cousin Colin.  Actually they really seemed to like each other.  Colin really liked Gavin’s toys!  And Gavin enjoyed Colin’s bunny…

And these are just a few more cute shots I’ve gotten over the last few weeks…

 

 

4 Month Dr Visit

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Gavin had his 4 month appointment today.  A little late b/c he was sick and I didn’t want to do his shots until he was better.  He did really well with the shots, only cried for a few minutes.  The Dr was really impressed with how strong he is and how well he is holding his head up.  Here are his stats:

Height- 26 1/2 inches (80th percentile)

Weight- 16 lbs, 9 oz (70th percentile)

Head Circumference- 17 1/4 inches (80th percentile)

Of course they asked us all the normal developmental questions, one of which is whether or not he’s rolling over yet.  Not that he should be by now… the Dr explained that some babies go straight to sitting up before they ever roll over.  And some don’t do it until 7 months… so its really not something to be concerned about- he’ll do it when he’s ready.  Well, I told them that he rolls from side to side all the time, but that because he hates to be on his tummy, he really shows no desire to roll over all the way and I bet he’ll be one of those babies that sits up first.  Well, sure enough, as babies are apt to do, he made me eat my words!  No sooner had the Dr left the room that the little booger decided to roll over to get his toy!  And then he did it 2 more times for us!  He’s still having a hard time getting that one arm out from under him, but I bet he’ll work that out in no time!  I can’t believe how fast this is going!

The Dr gave us the green light to start rice cereal, so we’ll be trying that out this weekend.  Should be interesting!  He also told us that it is probably time for this little man to sleep through the night and at this point, he’s not hungry, he just wants us.  So, we are going to let him cry a little tonight and see how it goes.  I’m not so good w/ listening to him cry at 3 am.  Basically, I’m a zombie and I just walk in there, pick him up, feed him, and put him back down and go back to bed.  It’s a quick fix.  But he really needs to learn ways to comfort and soothe himself back to sleep, so I need to figure out some way to NOT go in there or if I do, to NOT pick him up.  Yeah… we’ll see how that goes.

 I promise I’ll post some pictures soon… I’ve been slacking about downloading them.