Friday, February 27, 2009

Back to work

Check out his mohawk!!

Well, Austin will be 8 weeks old in a few days, and I have to go back to work on Monday. I've been busy trying to get everything on my to do list completed before I go back, but I've also spent alot of time with Austin, bc I know that I won't get nearly as much time with him once I'm back at work. Having mixed feelings, I've decided I could totally be a stay at home mom, but that obviously won't be happening anytime soon!! Well, not much to update about Austin... hmm, he's now sleeping between 5-7 hours at night, usually around 6, which we are very blessed for him to be doing this so young. He's also starting to smile alot and loves playing in his crib. We've taken a few videos of Austin playing in his crib and swinging in his swing outside, so check them out here:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back from Texas...

Well, we've had a busy past few weeks. Last week we took our trip to texas. We flew out on Friday and Austin did great, he slept the whole plane ride. We had a great time seeing Rob's family and seeing them meet Austin --- of course they all think he looks just like Rob! Austin got to meet his black grandma (rob's mom), big daddy (rob's dad) and his great-grandma on rob's side!! He also got to meet Charlee and Taylor, his cousins. Charlee just turned 6 months old --- she was so cute wacthing Austin, but austin is still too little to even notice her! Taylor helped us out alot with Austin :) we are exhausted from our trip, it was so busy just trying to fit in seeing everyone everyday, hopping from house to house -- Austin was a trooper, but it's taken a few days to get him back on schedule. Aunt Janis took us shopping and got Austin the cutest clothes, so he doesn't have to be a naked boy this summer :) Ang and rob's dad threw a meet the baby shower for us with all of Rob's friends, we had a great time! And Austin was such a good boy, he didn't fuss the whole time during the shower. On the way back to the airport we stoped by the dallas cowboys stadium so we could get austin and daddy's picture taken before it was torn down!!

Austin had his one month check-up (well, he was 5 weeks old) a few days ago and here are his stats:

Birth: 5 weeks:
8 lbs 7 1/2 oz 12 1/2 lbs. (95th percentile)
20 1/2 inches 23 inches (90th percentile)
head-36 cm head - 39 cm (i think!) (75th percentile)

So, he is growing like a weed! I also had my postop appointment a few days ago and dr. kleiss said i looked really good and was healing nicely. I only have 5 lbs. to go to get back to my original weight, i can't beleive it came off so fast! I still can't work out for a few more weeks, but i can drive and start picking up heavier things. My incision is healing nicely. (this picture is of dr.kleiss, the best doctor ever!!)

On friday we visited work for the first time. It was nice seeing everyone!!! We got to show off Austin and had lunch with my department.

Austin absolutly LOVES bathtime now. He just sits in the water and looks around -- it relaxes him. We've started to get him into a routine of giving him a bath at night, then feeding him and reading him a book until he falls asleep. He's started sleeping 4-5 hours now during the night for the most part, which we are very excited about!! He also smiled for the first time the other day, and he's been doing it ever since, but only for just a second, i can't catch a pic of it yet. and he's rolled on his side a few times now, i couldn't believe it -- he's such a big boy!

We just got the pictures back that Tim (our wedding photographer) took for us. They turned out soooo cute! I can't believe how much he's grown already, these pics were taken when he was 12 days old. We've posted all these pics and the pics from Texas!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Visiting the Great-Grandmas :)

Austin will be 4 weeks tomorrow! We've had a big week, he got to meet both of my grandmothers, his great grandmothers!! quite exciting :) My grandmother in florida (dad's mom) came up for a funeral, so we ate supper with her this weekend. Then, today we drove to Elberton to see my grandmomma (mom's mom).
We're starting to try and get him on some sort of routine, and it's going pretty well. I starting pumping last week and Austin is getting one bottle a day in the afternoon, and he's done quite well so far, I'm really proud of him. He better get used to it since I'm going back to work soon. We've started giving him a bath when he is awake in the evening and then play with him and read to him, and he's been going to bed and the first few nights he woke up and stayed up for a few hours from around 930-1130 pm, but these past few nights he wake up to feed around 11ish give or take and falls back asleep -yay!! we'll see how long that lasts :) We are going to visit Rob's family in Texas this weekend, his aunt Janis got us a flight. We are really excited for everyone to meet him. I'm sure we will come home with MANY pictures and stories. Rob started work this past week, so we are getting used to that again- just random hours on random days, which is good. We went to my parent's for superbowl sunday (well, Rob had to go to work!) and he wore his cowboys outfit.We've had to wash quite a few clothes this past week, Austin has decided it's funny to pee or poop as soon as we are in the middle of changing his diaper! Ooh, exciting news -- Austin has now spent 4 nights in his big boy bed (his crib in HIS room!!) and only woken up every 3-4 hours, amazing!!! He sleeps much better in it, and we sleep much better. One night last week we got no sleep because Austin thought it was fun to make noises all night in his sleep, so we kept jumping up thinking he was ready to get up, but he was dead asleep the whole time. I got my haircut this week, got it all choped off!! It's been 9 months since I've cut it, I feel so much better again. Rob starting calling me a hippie :)

We've got exciting news... we've figured out how to work the movie part on our camera and have taken a few videos of Austin in the past few days and posted them to youtube. Click here to look at the videos...

As always, we've posted more pictures, so click here to take a look :)