Gavin turned "1" on April 29th. Friday was a day of recollection and I am sure this Friday, May 6th, marking 1 year from his first open heart surgery will be the same. I'm sure most parents can relate, the day he was born was one of the happiest and scariest times of our lives. What a mix of emotions that day and days that followed brought us. I still don't think we have processed it all. At times, thinking of everything feels quite overwhelming. The first month of Gavin's was a whirlwind of emotions, crazy emotions.
This year has been simply amazing in the recovery, growth and development of Gavin. He is right on key with his milestones. His weight and height are right in line with where they are suppose to be. Needless to say, Gavin has completely made up for the time he wouldn't eat. This little boy eats everything! He is extremely healthy, active and very bright. He currently weights 24 lbs and is 30 inches tall. Although he hasn't taken his first steps, we can tell they are just around the corner. Gavin has been pulling himself up and standing "look mom no hanging" for the past 2 weeks. We will be chasing after our little daredevil soon enough.
Gavin has his 1 year sedated echo scheduled for June 9th. He never did have a 4th swallow study. We have however, taken it upon ourselves to greatly reduce the thicker we use to, well nothing. He seems to be doing really well with the normal consistency of his formula, juice and food.
Happy Birthday to our sweet baby boy! We love you so much and we couldn't be more proud of how far you've come.