Sunday, December 30, 2012

Four Months Old

Well my chunky boy, you are four months old today.  I recently looked at your newborn photos and cannot believe how very large you are now.  My back aches when I carry you around sweet love.  That's okay though, you are my healthy little man and you fit in Michael's old sixth month clothes so it's perfect really.  Here is what is going on in your world right now:
  • You celebrated your first Christmas and met your Aunt Bitt Bitt, Uncle Matt, Cousins Quinn and Nash, Great Grandpa, Great Auntie Ev and Great Uncles Steve and Joe for the first time. It was a busy week for you my love.
  • You aren't a huge fan of tummy time, which isn't so great because you need to be rolling over soon.
  • You recently stopped sleeping so well, instead you'd prefer to eat all night and sleep all day.  Something I hope is a phase that will soon pass.
  • You talk A LOT.  The cutest part is how much you talk to Ava, Michael, Quinn and Nash.  You are just so happy around them and giggle and coo when you see them!
  • You are incredibly ticklish and laugh every time I change you or tickle your arms.  I feel bad because you give yourself the hiccups almost every time. 
  • You hate the carseat.  I find this odd because out of all of my children you have the most entertainment in the backseat.  Ava and Michael are facing you and they talk to you constantly.  It doesn't matter though, you do not like riding in the car.  We plan trips around when you'll be sleeping.  Such a little stinker!

So my love, you are a happy baby and so sweet to snuggle with.  I am so very blessed that God sent you to me.  Our family is now complete because of you.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This past week, we had the pleasure of visiting with Mimi.  It was her first time meeting Austin and it had been a while since she saw Michael and Ava.  It was so great to visit and I know that Michael had the most fun with Baylon.  He LOVED walking the sweet little puppy on his leash, he kept telling us he was "helping".  Poor Baylon, Michael pulled him everywhere and every chance Baylon got, he would dash off and escape to Mimi.

Ava chatted with Mimi endlessly on two "phones" that weren't really phones at all.  They were pieces of cardboard that came from my new Christmas decorations that Mom bought me at the Nutcracker Market. Oh, what it would be like to "make believe" again.
It was a great day and one that will not soon be forgotten.  We love you Mimi and hope to see you again soon.

Three Months Old

Can it be? Is Austin already three months old?  One one hand, it seems as though he has been here forever and on the other, it seems like yesterday we were driving to the hospital.  My dear sweet Austin, now that you are here, I can't imagine that there was ever a world without you.  So what are you up to now in your third month of life?
 So much, so very much:
  • You smile and laugh at me every time you see me!  Yep, you definitely know who Momma is!
  • You light up for Michael and Ava.  It's a good thing too since they are constantly all over you.  If we get in the car without you, Michael will exclaim "Uh oh Mommy! We forgot Austin!" He is always so concerned about you.  If you cry, he sings songs to you.  And bless your heart, Ava just won't stop kissing you.  No wonder you both were sick with the same thing at the same time.
  • This brings me to my next first for you; you had your first illness and it was a rough one.  You and Ava both had RSV on Thanksgiving! Lots of breathing treatments, sleepless nights and tylenol doses later, you are on the mend.
  • You are such a talker but this should be no suprise.  Both your brother and sister are too.
  • You are going through a growth spurt because you no longer sleep through the night.  Instead you wake me up to eat and visit.  Yep, you don't just want to eat but you would like a little conversation at 3 in the morning.
  • The verdict is still out on what color your eyes will be.  I guess it's too soon to tell.  I think it would be awesome if they were green like your Nana's but you never know.
So littlest love, we will soon celebrate Christmas and your four month birthday.  You are loved to the moon and back sweet boy, Happy 3 Month Birthday.