Grady Lane McGowan


Jett Aubrey McGowan

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January 23, 2009

7 months!

I seriously can't believe that my baby boy will be 7 months old tomorrow! The past month has flown by and Grady has been busy growing and learning new skills. He started sitting up while we were in Nashville and pretty much has that mastered...w/ an occasional topple!:-) I put him in his bouncy seat the other day to watch a Baby Einstein video and when I came back a few minutes later, this is what I found...
Now that took some major ab strength!:-) He refuses to lay back now...why would he when he can sit up like a big boy!?

We actually missed little man's 6 month appt. b/c we were still in TN. When I called to reschedule, they couldn't get Grady in w/ his doc 'til April! They could get us in with his nurse practitioner, which we were fine with but we decided to take it as a chance to re-think our decision. We LOVE Dr. G but haven't been especially happy with the other staff. We were also disappointed that they charge extra for nurse's visits (i.e. delaying vacs). I didn't do very much research when looking for a pediatrician b/c so many folks recommended Centennial...and once we met Dr. G, we totally understood why!

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about how much she loves her son's pediatrician. I e-mailed her to find out more and it turns out she has a more holistic approach and is very supportive of a delayed vac. schedule! We know that the subject of vaccinations is super controversial but after praying and researching the subject, we feel like this is what's best for our family right now. I was so nervous about switching until we got there! The appt. went great and we left knowing we had done the right thing! A much better fit, I think!

Grady had barely gained any weight since his last appt. but she wasn't worried. She said he's so active and is probably just not gonna be a big guy...shocker, I know!:-) My chunk-a-munk is now a the 25th percentile! But he's still hanging on in the 75th for his height!

In other news, my friend Shannon came over last week to get some 6 month pics of Grady and also some Valentine's shots for her website! I wasn't planning on being in the pictures (hence the ponytail & t-shirt) but I think they turned out GREAT! To see them, go to and in the clients section, type grady!

More to come soon!


January 15, 2009

Christmas Videos

Grady-man was a hoot over the holidays! We were so excited about his first Christmas and suprisingly, so was he.

Here are some highlights from Grady's first Christmas.

Buddy Lee "Man of Action" from AUBREY MCGOWAN on Vimeo.

Wrapping Paper from AUBREY MCGOWAN on Vimeo.

Zoom Zoom from AUBREY MCGOWAN on Vimeo.

Christmas Greetings from AUBREY MCGOWAN on Vimeo.

Technique from AUBREY MCGOWAN on Vimeo.


January 7, 2009

Baby's 1st Christmas...

We're back from our 2 week trip to Nashville and Grady is spoiled rotten w/ a play room that looks like Toys R Us!:-) Gigi flew in to help w/ Grady's first road trip and man was he a little trooper! 4 stops and 14 hours later we arrived in TN! We spent the first week relaxing and catching up w/ family and friends. Daddy flew in at midnight on Christmas Eve and the festivities officially commenced! Although Grady's main concern was eating all of that colorful wrapping could tell he was excited, not to mention over-stimulated!:-) We spent our 2nd week at Nana's where Grady got his first taste of real food...carrots! We've since moved on to sweet potatoes and squash and man does this kid love to eat!!!

The week before Christmas, a dear friend of ours (who also happens to be a photographer) took some pictures of Grady w/ my precious nieces as a surprise for Gigi and let me tell was a huge success! She loved it and cried every time she looked at it (which was about 50 times that day!) She said it was the best present ever...a picture of all her grand babies!!! Here's the shot we gave her... (Click on Grady to see the rest of the pictures!)
Here is the red car that Santa brought Grady...
Grady hangin' w/ Nana and eating some yummy wrapping paper!

w/ Abbie & Hannah...

Happy New Year!