Monday, July 12, 2010


It had been 6 months since Libbi and Baby Gavin were together, so you can imagine how thrilled she was to have a lunch date on Friday.  After canceling multiple times due to Gavin being sick, Libbi being sick and, oh yeah, I had MONO for 6 weeks ... we finally were all together again.  Libbi was so excited to see him that she actually climbed right up into the car and didn't want to get out.  (But Libbi, we are at YUM!  We must go inside!)

For those of you who don't know about Gavin, you should read the blog alongside this post in my reading list, titled "Haiti's Given Son." Rachel (Libbi's previous caregiver) is an excellent writer and provides some of the most ADORABLE photos I have ever seen.  I know we are all biased about our own cute kids, but you cannot deny this baby's magic.

Gavin, here giving a big ole' smooch to his new sister Nadia, has been through more in his short life than most people could ever imagine.  Our friends Rachel and Jason rescued Gavin following the earthquake in Haiti, after he had an emergency colostomy and was transported to the U.S.  They came to find, shortly after his arrival, that the colostomy was only one of this sweet baby's issues.  They also discovered a tethered spine, ill-functioning heart, only one functioning kidney, and he is deaf, among other things.  However ... you look at this baby, and he is just the most content little cupcake.  But all of these ailments (and then scheduled surgeries) made it too difficult for Rachel to continue watching Libbi, and we had to part ways.  A VERY sad day for the Family Stone indeed, but a fresh start for little Gavin.  Six months later, colostomy-free, and cute as a button, we FINALLY got to reunite!

And once we got past Libbi trying to feed him oversized grapes, we had so much fun!

Libbi was SO HAPPY to have her playdate Nadia with her again!  Two peas in a pod - like no time had passed.  I didn't even find a problem with the fact that they were chasing each other around the restaurant ... do you think the other restaurant patrons did?  Ha!  I don't care!

We also snuck in as many kisses as we could ...

 And hugs!  I ♥ this baby!

One last squeeze of the giraffe and we're out!  Get well, Gavin ... we love you!

1 comment:

  1. You'd never know he has all those problems from the pictures. What an amazing little guy.