S: Stone Joshua McGavin Year 1
BC: Stone- What an amazing year it's been! Everyone told me what a joy it is to have a child...to teach him and to watch him grow, but nothing could have prepared me for the way I would feel about you. The moment you were placed in my arms I was overwhelmed with this feeling of love, and I was sure that I could never love you more than I did in that moment....I was wrong. Every day since then I have loved you more and more, every day I have been amazed at what you learn and how much you grow, and every day I feel so blessed to have you in my life. The spirit and personality that you bring into our home is so sweet and fun. I have loved watching you grow from a sweet baby into a toddler with his own thoughts, feelings, expressions, and mannerisms. As this first year of your life closes I feel a little sad that it's already over. I'm going to miss the late night feedings, and watching you learn to sit up and crawl. But I'm so excited to watch you grow into a little boy, and I'm so excited for the many more days I get to spend with you. I love you Stone! Love- Mama
FC: STONE | You grow...We Love, It's a great combination | A Year of | Your first year | Love
1: A baby boy has come from above to live in our hearts and fill them with love.
2: Your Birth Story We went to Mountain View Hospital at 6:00am on Sunday, November 1st. We were scheduled to be induced because you hadn't even tried to make your appearance before then. We were checked in to the hospital and hooked up to all of the IV's and "pit" by 7:00 and then the waiting game began. At about 8:30 they had to shut the "pit" off because contractions were coming too close together and your body was being put through too much stress. I was a little worried that you weren't going to be okay, but the nurse (who's name was Tammie and she was fantastic) didn't seem to be too concerned and said that everything should be fine. Then at 9:00 the doctor decided that it was time to break my water... as soon as that was done my contractions started getting regular and by about 9:20 we were back on the "pit". From 10 to 11 my contractions were getting stronger and more close together and at 11:15 I was only dialted to a 3...but I was 80% effaced and ready for my epidural (call me a wuss but I wasn't going to go through more pain that I had to). The anesthesiologist was really great. The epidural was a longer and a slightly more uncomfortable situation than I had anticipated, in fact, Daddy started feeling light headed and had to leave the room for a second. But as soon as the drug was running through my system I felt great. When the nurse came back in to check me at 1:30 I was only dialated to a 4 so she decided to up my "pit" to make things progress a little faster, and it must have worked because before 2:00 I was already dialated to a 6 and at about 2:30 I was at a 9! At 3:00 I was informed that I was at a 10 and ready to push! Daddy and I were both a little nervous, but I knew that I could do it and we had faith that you would be ok. I had to do about 10 sets of pushes and the whole time daddy was there holding my hand and watching for you to arrive. At 3:23 you were born and Daddy and I were immediatley overwhelmed with love and amazement for you.
3: YOUR BIRTH STORY | CHOOSING YOUR NAME | Stone Joshua McGavin Stone is the name of a band member in Daddy's favorite band, Pearl Jam. Daddy knew that he wanted that name for his first son before we were even married. Mommy wasn't so sure until you were born, and as soon as she saw you she knew that was the right name for you. | POUNDS 7lbs | MEASURMENTS | BIRTH DATE 11/1/2009 | BIRTH TIME 3:23 pm | OUNCES 7oz. | INCHES 20 1/2in
4: Your First Hours As soon as you were born there was family behind the curtain waiting to meet you. They had to wait a few minuets so that you could be cleaned up. As soon as you were clean daddy brought you over to see me and let me hold you. You were super bruised and swollen and I was in love. The rest of the night you had visitors. Family and friends came and went, and daddy gave you your first bath. The whole day was so exciting and super exausting, but I didn't want to sleep because I would have to stop holding you and looking at you, so we stayed up till about 1:00 the next morning. We finally decided to put you down and try to sleep...and then at 2:00am a nurse came in and told us that they needed us to switch rooms. So we packed everything up and we moved to a room down the hall. We were up with you or because the nurses were checking in on us the rest of the night, so we didn't sleep much. It was the best day or our lives.
6: Love at first sight! You were swollen and bruised, but you were the most handsome little boy we had ever seen!
8: FIRST PHOTOGRAPH WITH FRIENDS & RELATIVES | Shaun, Bryan, and Dustin | Bethany and Dustin_ | Grandma Hegsted | Grandpa Hegsted
9: FIRST PHOTOGRAPH WITH FRIENDS & RELATIVES | Mari and Julie Brizzee | Mya and Grandma Patti | Family | Aunt Kim
10: What an amazing daddy you have! He was such a trooper at the hospital. We had to stay there for two nights because I had tested positive for Group B Strep and he stayed there with us. Daddy had to sleep in that uncomfortable chair, and he didn't get much sleep. He was so good to help with whatever we needed, and he loved snuggling with you.
11: What an amazing gift you are! Those first few days in the hospital when you were brand new are days that I'll never forget. I remember staring at you in wonder and amazement, and feeling so blessed that you were 100% healthy. Our hospital room was located near the NICU and anytime daddy walked past it he would comment how grateful he was that you weren't sick and that you got to come home with us when we left.
13: Grandparents | are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and Love.
15: You slept a lot of your first month. Your favorite place to sleep was in your boppy on the recliner or couch. Daddy would get up with you on Sunday mornings and let me sleep in, and when I got up I would find you snuggled in your boppy while daddy watched over you. So sweet! You were born with bright red circles around both eyes. The doctor told us that they were burst blood vessels from working so hard to be born. The redness went away in less than a month.
17: This month you slept through the night twice and started smiling! You eat 6 oz. every 4-6 hours and are usually up once during the night.
18: Merry Christmas 2009!
19: Your first Christmas was low key but so great. We spent the day with both families this year, You slept most of the day, but everyone got to snuggle and spend time adoring you. You were spoiled by all of your grandparents even though you had no idea what was going on. Everyone loves you so much, and we can't believe what an amazing gift you are. Merry First Christmas!
20: January | Grandma Hegsted and Great Grandma and Grandpa Barrick adoring you
21: Weight: 12lbs. 11oz. Length: 23 1/2in. You are holding up your head pretty well this month and started sitting in your bumbo. You like to sit and look around. You won't nap for long unless someone is holding you
23: February | You started sleeping through the night this month. You laughed for the first time on February 20th. Mommy went back to work and you have been spending your days with Grandmas or other family members. You stand with help and love to look in mirrors.
24: March Weight:16.5 lbs Length: 26 in. This month you got your first cold, and it came along with pink eye. We have to drop eye drops into your eyes and you hate it. We got you a doorway jumper and put you in it this month and you love it! You are so cute jumping and laughing, you jump so much that you even wore a small blister on your toe!
26: April | This month you got your first two teeth (you won't let me look at them or take pictures of them though), and have started trying to roll over (can't make it over your arm yet). You had your first Easter and got three Easter baskets (one from mommy and daddy and one from each grandma/ grandpa) and a cute new "Easter outfit". You also went on your first road trip to Utah this month, and you did great!
28: MAY | Weight: 18lbs. Length: 27in. | You have such a fun personality! We just love you. This month you had your first taste of real food...you weren't sure what to think of it at first, but as you got used to it you started to love it. You rolled over for the first time this month and I was so proud of you. A funny little habit you have: You like to feel things with just one finger...especially tags..tags on blankets or toys...you enjoy that more than the toy itself
29: I celebrated my first mother's day this year. I feel so blessed to be your mom and I love you more than words can say.
30: June This month you are sitting up, and if we hold your feet down you will do a sit up. You took your first ride in the shopping cart without your baby seat, and you loved it! Such a big boy. You have already mastered drinking out of a straw, and you worked on a motorcycle for the first time with Grandpa Hegsted. Father's Day was this month, and daddy is so proud that you are his!
31: Grandma took us on a road trip this month to Utah. We got to take you to meet Seth and his family. It was such a fun trip! We saw the Wright's, went shopping, and played in the hotel (your first time in a hotel). You were so good the whole time. You slept well, shopped well, and traveled great!
33: July Your first independence day was so fun. We went to the Rexburg parade and then back to G&G Barricks house for a BBQ. We set off our own fireworks later that weekend, and you seemed to enjoy the fireworks that you stayed awake for. You have started to get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth...crawling is just around the corner.
34: August | Stats: Weight: 21.4lbs. Length: 25.5in.
35: What a month! You started crawling at the beginning of August, and you love being able to go where you want when you want. We took you swimming for the first time and you loved it! Eating "people food" has become part of your daily diet and you seem to really enjoy it, especially bread and fruit. You've started to pull yourself onto your feet now and you're constantly on the move. You are so fun and so happy!
37: At 10 months you: *Love cats and dogs *Dance. *Your favorite song is "Yellow" by Coldplay *Climb up the stairs *Have eaten dog food *Give Kisses *Say "Hi" (first word) *Climb on the dishwasher door * Have graduated from your infant carrier to a convertible car seat! | September
38: While we moved into the new house Great grandpa Barrick kept you entertained | You loved playing in the the bucket of sudsy water that grandma H was using to clean the windows | You love your bath time in your new tub! | You love to snuggle and play with anyone. You are such a happy boy!
39: October October 2nd we moved into our new house! Grandma and Grandpa Hegsted let you stay overnight at their house the night before so that daddy and I could pack and start moving early. You came home to the new house that afternoon and did great with all the moving going on. You had no trouble settling into the new place and have loved exploring it.
40: You were the cutest little monkey for Halloween. You got to "trick-or-treat" at my office (I was dressed as a fairy), the next evening we went trick-or-treating to Grandma and Grandpa H's and aunt Sunde's | Happy Halloween
42: Your First Birthday We decided to have a rock n' roll party for you this year since you're named after a rock star. Most of the family came to celebrate you, and it was so much fun. You received plenty of gifts, you were very spoiled. Julie Brizzee made your guitar cake and she also made a little cake just for you, and you loved it! You weren't shy about digging in at all, in fact you would have eaten the whole thing if I would have let you. Happy Birthday Stone!
43: 1 Year Old!
44: GROWTH CHART | AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | 0-1 | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | 1-2 | 2-3 | 3-4 | 4-5 | 5-6 | 7lbs. 7oz. | 20.5 in. | 8 lbs. | 21 in. | 12 lbs. 11 oz. | 23.5 in. | 16.5 lbs. | 26 in
45: AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | 6-7 | 7-8 | 8-9 | 9-10 | 10-11 | 11-12 | 18.5 lbs. | 27 in. | 21.4 lbs. | 25.5 in. | 22 lbs. | 30 in