Sunday, September 30, 2012

9 Months

Gavin is now 9 months and a week old. He has his 9 month check up this last week. Oh boy is he growing! Gavin is SO tall. He also has slimmed down a bit now that he is so active. Here are his stats:

Height: 31 inches....99% (where did this come from?!)
Weight: 23 pounds 1 oz....84% ( compared to his 96% he has been since he was born)
Head: 17.7 inches...40%

Now where to begin. Gavin has changed SO much this week. He is so close to walking. At the doctor's office, the doctor said he would bet ( and write on paper) that Gavin would be walking within a few weeks! Eek! I actually will be excited for him to walk, because right now he constantly follows me around the house. He pulls himself up on my legs, but then can't go anywhere. Gavin can pull himself up to standing on anything he wants now. He is a very strong little boy. He will walk around furniture or anything he can hold on to. He will walk with you if you are holding one hand. The Doctor said that Gavin is the size of an average 14 month old. When we were talking to the doctor Gavin would NOT hold still. He wiggles his way off of your lap and has a hard time not wanting to go move everywhere. Our doctor was surprised how much he wanted to get off of my lap. He said that is typical of 1 year old or even older. So Gavin thinks he is so much older than he really is! Just like Jayden and I were when we were little. Haha. 

Sleeping........has been rough this week. Gavin has always been the BEST sleeper, so I can't complain too much. Well for about the last 2 weeks, Gavin learned how to stand up in his crib. This has been a big road bump for sleeping. He is having a hard time going to sleep because he just wants to stand up in his crib. If he hears ANY noise he jumps up to standing. A lot of the time he will just stand there. And stand there. And cry. And stand there. That is until we come get him. He has been pretty stubborn about it. Also, he has a hard time falling asleep without a stuffed animal and a blanket. The problem with this is that I won't allow him to actually sleep with a blanket. So we let him fall asleep with it, and then go take it out. This works fine when he goes to bed (around 8) because we are awake. However, if he wakes up during the night, then we have to stay awake until he is asleep enough to take it out. We are trying to just let him cry until he goes back down in his crib and falls asleep on his own, but boy is he stubborn!

Gavin is a huge mammas boy to say the least. When I am doing chores around the house, he will just follow me around and cry "mamamamamamama". He also can say "dada", "baba", "hey", and "Jesus". 
Ok, you are probably wondering how he can say "Jesus". There is a story that goes along with this. There is a picture of Christ in our hall, and ever since Gavin was little we would show him the painting and say "This is Jesus". One night last week, Jayden and I showed him the picture, and Jayden asked, "Gavin, who is this". Clear as day, Gavin replied. "Jesus". Jayden and I just looked at each other dumbfounded like, did that REALLY just happen??? Since then he has said it a few more times and he gets so excited when he sees the picture. However, the first time was the most clear he has said it. 

Gavin loves ALL animals. He is so inquisitive and very mischievous. He gets into everything, but he loves exploring and trying to figure out whats going on. Yesterday we took Gavin to the City Creek play area for kids in the food court. He loved it so much! He just followed the kids around and kept laughing at the kids playing around him. Not once did he look back to see where we were. He is so brave! Speaking of being brave, Gavin is fearless. He isn't afraid to try and walk and to try and walk. He has had quite a few falls and bumps so far. At first he would cry when he would fall, but now he just grunts and gets back up. It doesn't phase him much. Sometimes he will fall and he will look at you and laugh. 

Gavin is so much fun at this age and he has such unconditional love. He loves everyone and everything and is such a good baby! I can't see what the next few months will bring. It is crazy to think that there are less than 3 months until Gavin's first birthday!

This is Gavins "cheese" face when the camera flash comes on

This boy is fearless!

Trying to climb up mama. 

One of his many tantrums he is starting to throw

Ok, we're fine now. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Drive/Walk

Last Sunday, we took a family drive up Parleys Canyon. We went up Lambs Canyon to go explore. We got out a few times to walk and look at the beautiful fall leaves. Gavin loved the river and putting his feet in it. He also loved picking up leaves and flowers. We love fall!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Night at the Fair

Last friday night, we went to the Utah State Fair. We had never been before, and decided it would be a fun thing to do! We took Gavin with us, and he loved it there. He loved watch all of the lights and the people. He even loved looking at all of the animals. We will definitely be going to the fair again in the future!

I brought my nice camera with me, but forgot to check the batteries :( So I only got a few good pictures, and the rest are from my iPhone.

This is made out of  butter! It is called "May the odds be even in your flavor" a hunger games theme. 


Looking at the animals 

Reading & Play Time

A friend of mine from our ward told me about Reading time at the library every week. We decided to go check it out today. The Sugarhouse library does a reading/play time for babies from 0-2 years old. Gavin had a blast! He loved being around all of the kids. Most of the kids were walking, but that didn't stop him from joining in with them. He even made a new friend ( until Gavin pushed him over) Haha. The lady who does the play time read books, sang songs, and brought out toys to play. It was great! We also got a library card today! We spent time picking out some books in the library. Since we were up and out early, we decided to make a day out of it. We went to some of the shops around the library and Jayden was able to come meet us for lunch! I went to Rubios, and was in the middle of eating when he called, so I had my lunch at Rubios, and then when he got there from campus, we walked over to Panda Express to get lunch for him. It was a nice surprise, because we didn't think we would see him until late tonight.

The front of the library. It is really quite charming!

This was at Old Navy, Gavin wanted out of his stroller SO bad so he had fun standing up next to the mirror

He was so tired after the library. 

Reading books

Gavin trying to fit in with all of the big kids!

Gavin's new friend....until Gavin pushed him over....haha 
First time eating at Rubios....their fish tacos are delicious! 

Pretty flowers outside the library