Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We have taken "Pappy" away and everything has gone great so far. Last night we were at a party and another baby had one and Gabe said "pappy" and put his hands out for "gone gone" then started looking everywhere for it but we made it with out any tears.
I have been saying for a long time that I was going to do it but have been putting it off because it kinda makes me sad. It is making me realize that he is not a baby anymore but a toddler. Passy has also been my life saver during church. Gabe is just like his daddy, he loves to talk so it gives me a little bit more time in service every Sunday. But I decided to let go and just do it. After all it will be better for him now then when he is starting kindergarten.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I can't wait to tell Gabe stories about Mammaw. Like how she loved to give me and my brother a little money every time we went to see her (I came home with a new barbie every weekend) and how she wouldn't send us home without a snack, cup of water and a fresh picked flower from her yard.
Here's a couple pictures from our visit.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Audrey and Gabe at homecoming '07
Emilee helping Gabe learn to walk
Erin playing with Gabe in Destin, FL last summer.
(Erin calls Gabe her little brother)
Jordan holding Gabe for the first time.
(She helps me watch him at the office)
wrapped around his finger.
Gabe also has his little girls. Abbi is one of his 1st cousins. She helped me feed and burp him when he was a baby. He was her first baby cousin, so she loved him so much from the day he was born. Now that Gabe is older, he has learned that he loves her ponytail SO MUCH!!
Janna Beth is Jordan's sister . She loves to come to the office after school, when she gets here, her first words to me are "Hey Drea, is Gabe here?"
Abbi and Gabe playing
Abbi and Gabe watching his first
Janna and Gabe
In February Gabe got a new role. He is now a big cousin to Ellie. Because they are so close in age, I can see him one day taking on the "big brother role". The same as Jake and his brothers have done for Audrey, Sarah, Emilee, and very soon Erin.
Gabe and Ellie Easter '08
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Gabe's first swim
sleeping with daddy Playing in the floor
(five weeks old)
Gabe and daddy riding the waves
Gabe and daddy's attempt at eating
Playing at the pumpkin patch
Playing with the fall leaves
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We thought Gabe was a healthy baby boy when he was born. Then the next morning Jake noticed he was laboring to breath. So he was sent down to the NICU. My doctor kept me in the hospital for four days so I could be close to Gabe; however, I ended up having to go home with out Gabe. (That was the worst feeling I have ever had in my life and I pray that I never have to do it again.) After many prayers and tears we got to bring our healthy baby home at a week old.I don't know where the time has gone. The past sixteen months have been so much fun and at the same time scary. It was amazing watching him do things like crawling one day and the next just deciding to take off walking. But then there are the times when he won't eat or wakes up screaming that are scary. It always leaves me second guessing myself. I have to say that the "mama" thing definitely kicks in, but having to decide if it just teething or another ear infection and whether to call the doctor, that what gets me. So most of the time the answer is just call the doctor.
This is just a few pictures from the past 16 months. It's a short walk down memory lane. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.