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S: Gavin John Petricca- The First Year

BC: Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.

FC: Gavin John Petricca

1: March 21, 2011 8:45 pm 8 pounds 21 3/4 inches The day our blessing arrived. | Both sets of grandparents and Aunt Amanda were there eager to meet Gavin! | Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC)- Saint Thomas Hospital Murfreesboro, TN

2: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?"

3: Our Special Family..... | Gavin's first photo shoot, taken at our home- 5 days old

4: Gavin loved books, even at an early age. | In the beginning, there were many firsts......

5: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift" | Gavin enjoyed walks outside, baths and his bouncy chair

6: Month 1 Gavin enjoyed his bottle, being read to, flashcards, staring up at the ceiling fan and sleeping in his bouncy chair to white noise. You became mommy's little bunny because of how you held your bottle. Weight: 10 pounds, 2 ounces Height: 22 inches

7: Month 2 Gavin smiled a real smile for the first time and had a belly laugh with daddy. He also loved going on walks. Gavin loved being sang to and danced around the house to music with mommy.! Weight: 12 pounds, 12 ounces Height: 23 inches

8: Gavin loves kisses, kisses, kisses!

9: The most wonderful gift from God we ever received- our adorable son, Gavin. Love forever, Daddy and Mommy | 3 months | 4 months | 5 months | Vroom! I love driving! | My exer-saucer rocks! | Gerber baby? | I love shopping carts!

10: Month 3 Gavin enjoyed going out to new places and started to explore more of his surroundings, including his dog- Shelby. Gavin slept from 9 pm until 5 am during his third month for the first time. ! Weight: 13 pounds, 13 ounces Height: 24.5 inches

11: Month 4 Gavin began to laugh and smile a lot more. He loved the outdoors and even went swimming for the first time. He also started solid foods and loved them. Gavin began sleeping through the night continuously, with one early bottle, then back to bed. He also began rolling over. Weight: 17 pounds, 5 ounces Height: 26 inches

12: A family filled with love is the best kind there is. | I love my family and they sure love me too!

13: First mother's day- May 2011 and father's day- June 2011 | First Cereal: 4 months July 2011

14: July 9, 2011 | Gavin's Baptism | 3 1/2 months old

15: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Murfreesboro, TN | Gavin's Godmother- Aunt Amanda ("Manda")

16: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | Gavin loved Captain Calamari! | Future frat boy?! | I loved going to new places! | Like father, like son

17: First big boy bath! | I love grabbing my feet! | 6 months old

18: Gavin turns 6 months -September 21, 2011- | Blue eyed prince!

19: Growing so fast! | Such a handsome boy and always so excited!

20: Month 5 Gavin began to sit up unassisted very well. He also enjoyed tummy time more. Gavin really liked new foods and textures. Gavin also began drinking out of his sippy straw cup; he loved water. Drool was out of control as well. He enjoyed grabbing at everything and being vocal. !

21: Month 6 Gavin got his first tooth (his bottom) this month.!He also formed a deep love with food. He began to really explore, laugh, giggle, grab, pull, and become quite an energetic little man. Gavin began taking big boy baths and loved playing with his toy boat. Weight: 21 pounds, 14 ounces Height: 28 inches

22: Gavin's first Halloween- October 31, 2011 | -TRICK OR TREAT- | 7 months old

23: I loved all of the food! | Gavin's first Thanksgiving November 24, 2011 | With daddy, mommy and Aunt Amanda- 8 months old

24: Daddy and I! | Daddy always makes me laugh and smile! | Weeee!

25: Best friends | We really look like twins...blue eyes and all | My dad fell in love with me from day one. | Come here dad!

26: Mommy takes me fun places! She loves me so much and thinks I am the best! | Kisses! | She carried me around a lot and we danced

27: Mommy and me | ~Love at first sight~

28: Month 7 Gavin experienced his first Halloween and trick or treating. He enjoyed dressing as a blue, fuzzy monster. and looked adorable.; he even went to the Avenue, outdoor mall in it. He also went to a pumpkin patch called Gentry's. Gavin started to pet Shelby and watch her more. He also met 2 friends: Brody and Hudson, whom he had play dates with.

29: Month 8 This month, Gavin experienced his first, delicious thanksgiving. YUM. Gavin began scooting backwards more, along with walking along the table and couch. He also could spin in circles in a crawling motion. He had endless energy and such amazing, loving smiles that we adore dearly.

30: I've got sunshine on a cloudy day! | I always have fun!

31: Our lil growing man... | Hi! | Mmm food! | Smiley fry! | Giggle butt

32: Gavin's First Christmas~ December 2011 | My first stocking | First family Christmas photo

33: Ho Ho Ho! | Santa and I were best buds!

34: My first trip! | Michigan Christmas: December 2011

35: Vroom! Vroom! | My grandpa and me | Choo choo! | Dad and I bundled up

36: Month 9 Gavin went on his first trip to Michigan (while living in TN).!He enjoyed meeting his extended family and celebrating his first Christmas. He even played in the snow. He did good overall, and slept the entire 9 hr car ride. At 9.5 months, he began 'army' crawling. Weight: 25 pounds, 6 ounces Height: 29.5 inches

37: Month 10 | Weight: 25 pounds, 12 ounces | During Gavin's tenth month, he found out he was going to have a little sister named Maya. Maya is due in early July 2012. He also begin pulling up on EVERYTHING and walking (with assistance), more and more. He went on his 2nd car ride and trip back to Michigan to find his new home.


39: -Gavin's Little Sister- On February 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day), Gavin found out he was going to have a little sister named: Maya Estelle Petricca. Maya is due in early July 2012. Gavin even went to two ultrasound doctor appointments with mommy and daddy to see her.

40: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"

41: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All" | Gavin's personality lights up a room

42: 11 months | 27 pounds, 4 ounces | Gavin was on the move at 11 months: crawling, pulling, walking with house-hold items (chairs, his toys, wagon, stroller) and more. He got in his 8th tooth and started talking more and more. He enjoyed playing with Shelby tug of war, and giving mommy and daddy hugs. He enjoyed singing songs; especially the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Wheels on the bus. Cannot believe he is almost a year.

43: Gavin's 1 year photos!



46: Gavin's First Home March 2011-March 2012 604 Elderberry Way Murfreesboro, Tennessee

47: Gavin's Current Home (Moved in March 2012) 1306 Yellowstone Valley Dr. Milford, Michigan

48: Dear Gavin, One day you will look through this memory book of your first year of life and realize what a blessing you were to mommy, daddy and everyone in your family. We all love you so much and you make us smile and laugh every, single day. You make us, as parents, want to be a better people and give you everything you could ever have dream of and so much more. The day I (mommy) found out I was pregnant with you, I was ecstatic. From that day forward, I fall more and more in love with you. You are our son, our love, and our blessing from God. We promise to give you the best life we can and make sure you always know how loved you are. This first year has been truly remarkable and I can't wait to see what your bright future holds.

49: Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will. Love, Mommy and Daddy

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