"For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14 ~God does not make mistakes ~ Photobucket

Dec 16, 2008

Gavin is 2 months old :)

Gavin is 2 months old today! Here are some pictures I took today :) He is doing really well and getting bigger everyday. He actually slept through the night a couple of nights :) He is still eating every 4 hours about 6 oz and is a very happy content baby. I feel so lucky to have him in my life :) He truly is a blessing! Early Intervention came today and said he is doing really well. They are very happy with his progress :) Daddy, his 2 big sisters and I just love him so very much ! :)

Dec 8, 2008

~1st Cardiologist appt~

Gavin is 7 weeks old now and saw the cardiologist for the first time today. They did an echo and EKG. He had weighed 8 lbs and 15 oz at 3 weeks of age and today he weighed 12 pounds!!! He is getting so big :) The cardiologist informed me that Gavin had a PDA and ASD when born and that the PDA has closed but the ASD was still there and same size. He did not have a murmur today. The EKG was perfect. He said to come back in 6 months to evaluate and then again at 1 year. He said his ASD was not caused from DS or being premature. He also said it is not the ASD that requires open heart and that if it does not close on its own he will have catheterization to repair it around 1 years old. Gavin is doing great and we are happy he will not need open heart... we were hoping the ASD would be closed but I still have faith :) He is eating really well and is so physical strong. He is alert and attentive ... We are so blessed and love him so very much :) I asked him about Gavin's DS being so very mild and would that be the same mentally .. He referred us to a geneticists. I look forward to talking to them about it all.. I am so curious!

Dec 1, 2008

Gavin's dedication :)

Yesterday November the 30th, 2008 Gavin was dedicated to God :) He is 6.5 weeks old and it was a great day :) I am holding him in the picture below and Russell is holding his sister Gabrielle. They both were dedicated to God. He is doing good still and we are getting excited about the holiday season :)

Gavin and I in church before dedication :)

Nov 27, 2008

Gavin is 6 weeks :)

It is Thanksgiving day and Gavin is 6 weeks old :) We went to my husband's aunt's house for Thanksgiving and all of his family was there for the most part :) We ate and enjoyed each others company :) Gavin got to meet family members he had not before because they live far away and it was great to see everyone meet him :) He is such a good baby :) He slept most of the time....lol. He is eating good still and sleeping good. He is so sweet and such a blessing! I am so thankful for my family on this Thanksgiving day :)

Here are Gavin's 6 week old pictures :)

Nov 21, 2008

Gavin at 5 weeks

Gavin is a month old now :) He is doing great and is so strong! he has great motor control and strength :) He is now drinking 6 oz of breast milk and formula via bottle and sometimes he will nurse for a second....lol. He feels heavy so I am sure he has gained more weight :) He sleeps alot still but when he is awake I see his little personality shinning though. He makes such funny faces! He saw the PT lady yesterday and early intervention is coming once a week now. PT will come once a month. He is still so young right now but they will be here when he is ready and needing it :) He is so sweet and I love him so much. I am starting to see him as just my son... not just the down syndrome. I am blessed!

Here are some pictures from yesterday when he was 5 weeks old :)

Nov 13, 2008

Gavin is 4 weeks old today! :) He seems to be doing really well :) Just 4 weeks until we see the cardiologist and I hope his ASD has closed by then :) Here are some pictures I took today :)

Nov 11, 2008

Gavin is doing good :) He will be 4 weeks old this Thurs the 13th and is eating great. I have contacted First steps and he is getting started in Early intervention. He had a visit yesterday and will have a visit today too to get everything started :) My oldest daughter has a cold and I am hoping the rest of us especially Gavin does not get it. I will be happy when the cold/flu season is over and he is a little older and not so vulerable. ~God Speed~

Nov 6, 2008

Gavin is 3 weeks old today :) I took Gavin to the doctor today and he weighed 8 lbs and 15 oz :) So he surpassed his birth weight and is doing great! :) Just last Friday he only weighed 7 lbs and 14 oz. He eats 4 oz every 3 hours or so and is just such a sweetheart. I am waiting for the doctors office to call to tell me when his cardiologist appointment is. I pray with all that I am that his hole closes up on its own. Gavin's big sister Amber has an ear infection so I am a little stressed; I do not do well when my babies are sick. ~God Speed~

Later in the day~ The doctors called and Gavin has an appointment with a cardiologist in Jackson, MS on 12/8/2008 to evaluate his ASD. He will be 8.5 weeks old and I pray the hole is gone by then. I pray that even with his DS he will enjoy good health and a happy life. He is my heart..... my angel.

Nov 5, 2008

Recent pictures of Gavin :)