Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We took Gavin in for a one month check yesterday. He's gained 4 pounds and grown 1/2 inch!!! Dr. Bowers is very pleased with how he's doing. He even joked around a little with her, after he realized she truly wasn't going to poke him.
Gavin is communicating really well. We are guessing he knows at least 50 English words and is starting to put them together in small sentences. I can't wait for him to understand the use of pronouns. We hear a lot of Gavin is statements. "Gavin is sleepy." "Mom, Gavin is thirsty." "Gavin is hungry." He is very quick to tell on someone else if he thinks they may have done something that I wouldn't like, "Mom, Layne did!!" It's really funny, and usually trivial things, but he wants to make sure I know he didn't do it!
I can't believe a month has flown by like it has. Everyday we feel more and more like a complete family. I honestly expected months of difficulty, with language issues, behavior issues, grieving. Things are going so much better than expected. Now that we don't have to take the nasty Griso for a fungal infection, behavior issues are completely gone (they were totally tied to not wanting to swallow that nasty medicine- I don't blame him, yet it was the only thing he ever tested us about.) He is the most helpful little boy, bringing in bags of groceries, making his own bed, helping clean up and yesterday learning to dust and brush the dogs. He loves to do things for us!!
Gavin is extremely affectionate with all of us and we are not seeing any of the red flag attachment issues. He eagerly climbs in any of our laps for snuggles and will walk up to me and say "Hug Gavin." He loves to hold the other kids' hands when out for a walk and rushes to greet us if we've been gone for even a short time. He definitely sticks close to us in a crowd and is cautious around people he doesn't know (YEA!!). AND- he is soooooo funny! He loves to tease and play and LAUGH! He is a reminder, each day to enjoy life!
We continue to be amazed by what God has done in our family. We thank you all for your continued prayers.