FC: Gavin Thomas O'Neil
1: October 8th, 2007 at 5.41 p.m 9.1 pounds - 22 in long 13 in chest - 13 3/4 head Delivered by Diane Tandy
3: I was induced the morning of October 8th, the day you were born. Diane our midwife thought you were a big boy and you were! I was induced one week before your due date. I could not sleep the night before knowing we would get to meet you the next day! We actually spent the night at the hospital the night before.. They began the induction early in the morning and I tried to go without medicine. Dad and I walked the hallways despite the nurses not wanting us to do so. We walked and walked and walked. I never felt many contractions and when they checked me I had not progressed at all. So at lunch time they decided to break my water in hopes to move things along. After they broke my water I remember laying on the couch in the room squeezing your dads hand so tight I thought I might break it because I was in so much pain. So I asked for the epidural. You decided to make your grand entrance a few hours later. You were the easiest so far to deliver. You did get your shoulder stuck on the way out because you have such broad shoulders and chest! Diane took care of that pretty quickly and out you came to meet mommy and daddy.
4: Gavin, our third little blessing! The first year of your life was a difficult one. We moved to TN shortly after you were born. You have been a sensitive little guy from the moment you were born. You love to smile and you love to be around your brother and sister. You love to cuddle and you are attached to your mommy. You have a strong temperament and you are determined when you want something. You love your blanket and your pacifier. You started sleeping through the night at 6 months and you are a great sleeper! You love balls, music and books. Music makes you happy! You love to dance and you even try to sing sometimes. Oatmeal, eggs, bananas, and blueberries are your favorite things to eat. I love you so much my little Doodybird. Milestones: First Smile: 1 month - Rolling Over: 3 1/2 months - First Word: mama Sitting Up: 6 months Crawling: 7 months - - First Tooth: 7 months
6: Oh the ways and the places you have fallen asleep! These three pictures are an example! You have always been a great sleeper. We can just lay you down in your bed with your pasi and blankie and you are good to go!
8: Your Baptism What a beautiful celebration with family. You were baptized in the small chapel at St. Brigid. Dadoo baptized you and all of our family was there to welcome you into the church! Baptized: January 6, 2008 God Parents: Carla and Braxten Saint Thomas Becket
10: You are absolutely in love with your brother and your sister and they can't keep their hands off of you! Annaliese is always taking care of you and holding you and Tristan is your buddy. You constantly try to find them and be with them. You guys are so fun to watch. You are becoming a part of the clan!
13: Your First Easter
14: Your first snow...we took you out to get a picture! | DATE__________ | Daddy and his buddies. | You love going on walks! | Your First Christmas...This is the only picture we have!