The Gavin Chronicles, December 23, 2007

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Luke 2:8-12

Good Morning fellow friends and family-

We hope this email finds you all well and finished with your Christmas shopping and able to fully embrace the days ahead. As for us, we are still working on Christmas shopping, tying up loose ends..... We are looking forward to spending the next few days as family.

Gavin's surgery went well on Monday and he came through with very few problems if any. He was on the ventilator less than 24 hours and then went back on a nasal canula at very minimal settings......he is actually ready for room we will look for that to happen in the coming days. Our big news for the week is that Gavin had his first POOP ever on Saturday. I know it sounds silly but this really is very exciting for brings closure to the ostomy issues of the past. Colin was so excited by the news of poop that he even took a picture to save for Gavin's baby book.....personally, these are black mail pictures when dating time comes.....LOL! Gavin was able to begin feedings again yesterday at 10cc every 3 hours. He will gradually be increased over a period of 4 days til he is on full feedings again. This child is ravenously hungry at this point so feeding is a good thing. Gavin is going to have a big outting today so stay tuned for pictures from Gavin's big day. They have given us a grounds pass to take him out of the NICU so we will be having a family dinner in the cafeteria tonight.....the kids have wanted nothing more than dinner together as a family for weeks this is special for them too.

As we enter the heart of this Christmas season we want to wish God's richest blessings to all of you. May you be all encompassed by the spirit of the season and stand in awe at the grace of God working in your lives. We once again we say thanks for all of the family and friends we have surrounding us with love and support over the past months.

We hope to send out a Christmas edition of the chronicles so be on the lookout for pictures from our family Christmas.

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