Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A quick update

Last week Drew had his twelve month check-up with his doctor. He continues to fall above the 99th percentile in all areas - height (33 and a half inches), weight (30 pounds, 12 ounces) and head diameter (19 and a half inches). While he has been above the curve from the very beginning, the doctor seemed to think that his weight is climbing a little too fast and has put him on a DIET! We think that this will all work itself out as he starts to walk instead of cruise, but we are watching things a little bit.

He now is quite the pointer... making sure we look at *everything* he sees, but it is also fun to see what he is noticing. We went to the beach this past weekend and he really loved to point at the birds. He continues to love to play with doors - I think he could open and shut one all day long, in spite of the rooms full of toys he has everywhere.

More (belated) birthday pics

Here are a few more from the party that we had at our house. The theme was Elmo (only because Wonder Pets don't yet have "party gear", as that is his - well really our- favorite, but Elmo takes a close second!). It was a fun, 3-outfit-change kind of day. We want to thank all of Drew's family for taking their day last Saturday to drive to spend it with him! After the cake, Drew went directly into the kitchen sink for a good washing! Our wonderful families - all together for a special day! Isn't Drew loved?!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Birthday Pictures - Part one

We have had such a fun weekend celebrating Drew's first birthday. Thank you to all of our family that made such efforts to be with us on Saturday - it made the day very special (and there will be plenty of Saturday pictures to come).

On Thursday, Meema, Brad and I all went to Drew's daycare and brought his "class" some cupcakes. They all got to enjoy them and those poor teachers were having to sponge bathe half of the kids after they finished... it was great! Here are some fun pictures from that day of Drew as well as some of his daycare friends.

Drew prepares for the birthday bash at daycare. Before the cupcake... During the cupcake... "I'll share!" And after the cupcake... What WAS that?!?! Drew's friends enjoyed their cupcakes as well! Later on in the week, I will post pictures from the party we had at home as well as an update from his one-year doctor check-up, which happens tomorrow - wish us luck on the shots!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Drew is one!!!

November 6th, 2007. 10:00 am... after 27 hours of labor, our 9 pound, 2 ounce, 22" long baby boy was finally born - Andrew Gordon Davis. His eyes were wide open, he was looking around and at our faces, he was very calm, he was pinching his thumbs between his index and middle fingers (which he still does sometimes) and he was, and still is, just perfect. This year has brought a lot of mixed emotions/experiences for various reasons - but our baby boy has been such blessing amidst everything. To see how he grows and learns is so amazing, and we look forward to seeing what the next year brings us and him. Don't worry, many birthday pictures will follow. Just a little reflection first.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fun times and good memories

Drew got a taste of his first Halloween this year as the cutest giraffe that you have ever seen. He was able to hit a couple of houses in Meema's neighborhood with his cousins from Florida, Sierra and Morgan.

Am I not just the cutest?!?! Morgan (future cheerleader), Drew and Sierra (as rocker, Hannah Montana) prepare to go find some candy. Trick or treat! He knows what to do with the candy already! Drew playing with a toy that his Great-Grandpa Gordon made. I'm sure he would so pleased! Last weekend, we went to the mall where Drew got to meet all of the players on this year's Wake Forest basketball team. A few of them were especially nice and gave him a high five. He really enjoyed seeing the Deacon, too. We have a little Demon Deacon fan-in-training on our hands!

Go Deacs! Drew & James Johnson. He loved his first ride on the Merry-Go-Round at the mall, too!
Drew prepares for his next set of reps.
Finally, we are in loving memory of Drew's Great-Grandpa Black, who went to a better place on Wednesday, October 29, after 94 good,full years here. Luckily Drew was able to meet him this March and we were able to get this picture (previously posted) that we will always cherish.