Monday, July 25, 2011

week eighteen - only one way to escape the belly

A very special blankie given to Gavin by a wonderful secretary.  
This week Gavin had his 4 month check up!  I cannot believe how the time has flown.  I attended this one on my own.  As always it is so hard to watch you loved one have shots, but Gavin did a really great job and appears to have no lingering side effects which is wonderful.  He weighed 15 pounds 12 ounces which put him in the 70th percentile and was 25 inches long (50th percentile).  

Its funny...sometimes it is so hard to look back at your week and remember what you did lol.  On Friday we invited some babies over for a playdate which was so much fun.  It is amazing to see how babies light up with other little ones around.  Gavin rolled for the first time from his belly to back while he was playing with the other boys.  
Trevor, Dylan, and Gavin

Trevor, Ridge, and Gavin
We have been working really hard on tummy time.  Gavin appears to be getting more comfortable and can stick it out for a longer period of time.  He is also really beginning to reach for things and pull them towards him.  It has been a big growing week for him :)
Gavin practicing tummy time in front of the television!
Thank you Aunt Rene for the great idea.

Yummy duck!

On Saturday we attended a BBQ for a close friends birthday.  It was a nice time full of other babies to play with.  Afterwards we ventured out to Babies R'Us with Jessie and Roderick to get a new mobile and some bottle nipples.  As always it was quiet an adventure.  Sunday evening Auntie Elissa and Uncle Tim came over to watch Gavin while Alan and I headed to see the new Harry Potter movie...LOVED IT!  This was the first night Gavin got put down to sleep by someone other then us.  He apparently was so excited he rolled from his back to his belly in his crib all by himself.  Yay Gavin!  However, that whole night was full of Gavin screaming when he ended up on his

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