Gavin has been quite happy lately! He gives us so many smiles each day, that it is getting easier to actually get a picture with him smiling! We are thoroughly enjoying this, since not so many months ago, Gavin wasn't even smiling at all! We feel very blessed that this is one of the areas that Gavin has had some significant development. He will even giggle a little when we tickle him! You have no idea how satisfying this is to hear and see!
Another recent development is that Gavin is now rolling over from his back to his stomach! He did this for the first time a couple of weeks ago, but just today he did it 3 times in a row! It amazes me to watch him do these little things! And, it makes me VERY happy!
As for being naughty, Gavin has somehow been able to find his present under the tree and has been grabbing at it and playing with it! You really can't realize how HUGE this is, unless you were around Gavin a lot. Gavin does not crawl or scoot, but he does lay on his back and somehow scoot himself around by pushing his heels into the floor. He does not appear to have the intention of scooting anywhere or have the ability to tell himself, "I'm going to scoot over to the tree and grab that present." In fact, he rarely even tries to grab for anything that is held in front of him. Like I've said before, Gavin is legally blind and won't keep his glasses on for anything, plus he just does not have the mental capabilities to even play with his toys, unless they are put in his hands or he happens to feel them out. Despite all of this, he has somehow gotten over to the tree the last 2 days and has been able to find HIS present and play with it! I'm in awe about this and feel SO happy!
I just thought that I would share some more great news with all of you! It really amazes me that he is doing all of this. Some days I look at our other children and wonder how they were able to get this far, because it takes so much effort for Gavin to do even the littlest things! I guess it goes to show how much we all take for granted in life and how awesome our bodies are, that God created! May all of you remember to thank God for your abilities and use those abilities to their fullest! I know that I have been, a whole lot more, since Gavin came into our lives!
"O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!" Psalm 68:35