Friday, January 24, 2014

Gavin Dean- 1 year

Gavin turned one yesterday,
I swear this has been the fastest year of my life.

When I think back to where we were a year ago, I have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude.  Even though it was the scariest time of our lives and it lead to a very low point in my life; it could have been so much worse and I am beyond thrilled and forever grateful that Gavin's condition was able to be treated and he is a healthy and happy boy one year later.

At one year old, Gavin is:

30.5 inches tall
25.5 pounds
wearing 18 month clothes
walking with assistance
chasing his sister, the cats and the dog everywhere
so, so funny- the faces he makes are priceless
crying when anyone leaves the room
a daddy's boy
a very picky eater
a bottle lover
a good napper but a not so good night sleeper
not much of a talker, more of a pointer and grunter
master of splashing in the bathtub and soaking the bathroom
dancing any time he hears music
the baby with a million nicknames- G-buddy, G-booty, booty-boo, G-Raff, and the list goes on....

Dear Gavin,
We are proud of you in so many ways.  You are our fighter.  You have been through so much in your first year of life and you came through it all with flying colors.  Every time we see your doctors at Children's they can't believe the progress you have made and how healthy and happy you are.  You make us laugh every day and you bring so much joy into our lives.  Your dad, sister and I are so happy to be celebrating your birthday with you buddy, here's to many, many more.

We love you!
Mommy, Daddy, and Emily


  1. G-booty. HA!! Can't believe it's been a year either. Happy Birthday little guy!!

  2. What a special little guy! He looks like he's full of spunk and fun. I hope he had a wonderful birthday!!

  3. Happy birthday, G-booty! You certainly are a special little guy!

  4. What an amazing little guy he is!! I cannot believe it has been a year since he was born. I remember those days well and thinking of your family daily, hoping everything would be okay. So glad it was and he has come out of it all as such a strong little guy! :) I hope he had a wonderful birthday!!!

  5. Love these photos by the way!!

  6. I will now only call him G-booty. And I refuse to believe he is a year old. When I see him I only see that tiny little thing (was he ever really tiny? ha!) I hope he has a great party tomorrow and I sure wish we could be there!

  7. What awesome pictures! Happy Birthday buddy!

  8. Happy Birthday Gavin! You are such a BIG boy now.

  9. What a sweetheart! Happy birthday Gavin!


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