Monday, August 17, 2009

5 Months Old

Gavin turned 5 months old on Sunday.  The time has absolutely flown by!  I have to return to work on September 1, when Gav will be 5 1/2 months old and I am not looking forward to it.  It will be nice to see all of my coworkers again, but I will miss Gavin terribly.  Luckily, my sister will be watching him during the day for us, so he will be with someone I love and trust, which is nice.  I just can't imagine leaving him with a stranger.  He is such a good, sweet baby.  The older he gets, the more playful he gets.  He has such a wonderful personality.  He absolutely cracks me up because he can be so silly sometimes.  It has been awhile since my last post, so I have tons of pictures to share of all the fun things we have done lately, but I'll try to keep the descriptions short, as I know I tend to be bit wordy!

My mom had bought Gav some thermal pj's that she thought were so cute.  He was finally able to wear them on a cool night and he looked so adorable.  I just wish she could have seen him in them.

Gavin being silly

One of the new outfits Grandma S bought for Gavin during our big shopping day (so cute!)

Hanging out in the spa at Grandma and Grandpa S' house

This Hurley hoodie outfit was another one that my mom had bought for Gavin and he looked so grown-up in it!

We went to visit friends of ours that we met during our honeymoon cruise in 2006.  They have an adorable baby boy who is exactly one week older than Gavin.  We hope to visit each other often so our boys can grow up together.

Here we are on a cruise in 2007 with the same couple.  They are in the middle and Matt and I are on the right.  This was before the babies.  :o)

We visited Mamaw and Papaw recently and had a great time.  Gavin enjoyed playing the piano with Daddy.

We finally tried rice cereal mixed with breast milk for the first time.  Gavin seemed anxious to give it a try.

"Yum... this is pretty good"

"I wanna help with the spoon"

"I love rice cereal!"

Making one of his many silly faces

We went to visit some friends this weekend and Gavin held onto his car seat toys with both hands during the entire trip!

I love my sweet boy!

"Oh, Mom, please no more kisses!"

Matt's brother and his wife are currently in Ethiopia picking up the newest addition to their family - an adorable baby girl named Adia who they have adopted.  Check out her blog here.  It has been a very long journey for them and early in the process they made these onsies to help raise money for the adoption.  We are anxious for their return and can't wait to meet our new niece!  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers for a safe trip home.


  1. So cute! I love the jon-jon and hat (I'm a sucker for little boys in jon-jons)! Having family babysit makes all the difference in the world and makes going back to work a little easier. All of his little faces are precious!

  2. So many cute pictures. I love this phase when they start showing their personality and being so silly. Looks like he really loved the baby cereal. One more milestone accomplished, moving on to MANY more. I pray that your return to work will be smooth (couldn't have picked a better day, my b-day) and that you will continue to take comfort in the fact that Gavin will be in hands that love him dearly.

  3. Oh Kelly, he's getting so big and even more adorable with each new picture you post.

    How wonderful that your sister will be able to watch Gavin for you when you return to work. They will have a special closeness = Auntie and Gavin.

    Enjoy the remaining time you have off!

  4. Wow, he's getting so big! What a cutie pie. I love all of his outfits, and I always wanted a boy, so I'm a sucker for little boys in ALL things!

    Take Care!

  5. Hi! I've linked over to your blog before from Rachel's but can't remember if I've ever left you a comment! Anyway, such cute pics -- love the one of Gavin at his playdate looking right at the camera -- his eyes are just beautiful!

  6. Five months already??? Wow! Enjoy your time before going back to work. I know what kind of mixed feelings you are having. Adalynn was about the same age when I went back to work!

  7. Gavin is getting sooooo big, and so very handsome! What a doll. I know what you are going through with work. Ellie was exactly 5 1/2 mos. when I went back to work. I was ready in some ways, but not in others. I learned to really cherish the time I had with her in the evenings, and it worked out better than I thought it would. I'll be thinking of you as you head back. I know that is not easy. Take care, Kelly.