Gabriel's 1st birthday was last Friday, January 21st! He is an amazing baby boy and it is crazy that a year has already gone by. We started our celebration with a quick trip to Abilene to celebrate with both sets of grandparents. Unfortunately, Gabe had a little stomach bug and wound up being sick so it wasn't all that much fun for him.
The next weekend I made a cake and we had another little celebration on his real birthday. He was feeling much better and really got the hang of what to do with all that cake! For the record, that is the messiest my little boy has gotten while eating. I just don't do messy eating babies!
In case you were curious, I took him to his well visit this morning and he weighed in at 23lbs 9oz and measured 29 1/4" long. Personally, I don't think the nurse stretched him out right cause he was squirming around...he may be just a bit longer! ;)
Gabe is such a charmer. He has the sweetest eyes, the most voluptuous lips (I love them), chubby little thighs and he is the BEST hugger/snuggler ever. He has always given the strongest, tightest hugs. It melts my heart! Just so I don't forget I'm going to note some things he is up to:
- cruises around and has taken a few steps at a time
- loves the remote control
- will usually try most foods and like them
- nurses 3 times a day
- sleeps for about 10-ish hours a night and takes a nap at some point during the day (poor second-borns don't get the luxury of a set daytime schedule!)
- has 7 teeth
- babbles alot but has only said da-da and momma a few times...not sure if he really "knows" them.
- wears mostly 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers
On September 16th, 2007 our lives changed FOREVER! We welcomed our precious little girl, Olivia Kate into this world. She made her entrance weighing a healthy 8lbs 5oz with a full head of hair. Our lives have been truly blessed with 8 great years of marriage, loving and supportive family and friends, two (now three) of the cutest and craziest dogs ever, good jobs, healthy bodies and now the most beautiful baby anybody could ask for!