Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Gavin is 5 months old today! Time is flying and it makes me sad! Here are some updates in our lives:

I have been at my new job for 2 months now. I love it there. I am doing everything I love and work for some amazing people.  I am really enjoying it and I must say, everything ended up working out in the long run!

Joe just got a HUGE promotion at work! He is now going to be the Assignment Editor. He will be deciding what stories the reporters work on day-in and day-out and makes all the calls to different agencies to get details on possible stories.  He should be getting a raise with this job, so that will definately help us out!

We have recently been getting to know a lot of families that we go to church with.  We all live so close (except you Nicole, so hurry on up and get to Republic!) We have really enjoyed doing life with them and getting to know them and their families.  We love to hang out with them, even if it's pizza on a Sunday night or BBQ with water and lots of fun, we are enjoying life so much! This summer is going to be the best one yet!

Gavin updates: At 4 months he was 15 pounds 10 ounces and 27 1/4 inches long. He is 50 percentile in weight, off the charts for height and 10 percentile for his head.  He is a growing boy! He eats between 28-36 ounces a day and is ALMOST sleeping through the night. He wakes up at about 3:30 am for his binky, doesn't need to eat, and then goes back to bed until I wake him up in the morning to get ready for "school". 

He loves his toes, and eating his toes.  He can almost sit up on his own, he just falls side to side, so hopefully he will master that skill soon! Gavin has his 2 eye teeth on the bottom poking through, but not all the way in and his 2 middle bottom teeth are right there too! He chews on EVERYTHING, anything that can make it to his mouth is in his mouth, I promise you that!

He is such a good boy; hardly ever cries. When he does cry it is from waking up from a nap or if he is starving! We confirmed with his doctor that he has seasonal allergies, so he is on medicine for that now.  It was trial and error at first becuase you can't really tell if it's allergies until they go through 2 seasons, but since he got SO much better taking allergy medicine his doctor is very confident that was the culpret for the cough, sneeze, runny nose, etc. 

Gavin was dedicated a few weeks ago and managed to stare down pastor Chad the entire time! It was like he didn't blink or anyting, just sat there and STARED! My mom got him the cutest little suit to wear, we loved it, but the boy is so little around the waist his pants were about to fall off! That would not have been a good thing in front of the entire church! Haha, it all turned out perfect and we are so thankful my parents were able to come down and join us for Gavin's special day.

We have been able to see our families a lot lately. It is nice to see them and for them to see Gavin and how he is growing.  As much as I love to see them all though, I HATE the drive with a baby. Gavin hates sitting that long, even with a break, so he just screams bloody murder for the last 40 minutes no matter what you do to sooth him! My personal opinion is people need to come down here until he is older :)

Some of the fun things we have done sar far since the nice weather: go to the zoo (twice), Gavin was in his first 5k (a 5k for Multiple Myelmoa, a blood cancer my living aunt has), get in the pool for the first time (the kiddie variety), have his 1st BBQ with daddy, go on a hike, and went to his first ever gun show.  We love doing new things with Gavin and introducing him to the world!

We are so very thankful for what God has provided us. We have some awesome friends that are there when we need them, without question, Gavin is learning so much and growing up too fast, and life really couldn't be much better.  We love you all and can't wait for our summer of fun!!!

Here are some pictures:
Gavin and Grandpa Wayne. He thought Grandpa was sooooo funny!
All dressed up for Gavin's dedication

Daddy and Gavin at the zoo for the first time

Gavin at his first gun show! Grandpa Wayne is teaching him early :)

Sitting on Aunt Lauren's lap at the BBQ! He loves Lauren and always laughs at her  :)

Staring down Pator Chad!