Monday, September 29, 2008

Getting so big!

Family photo at the cider mill

Just me and my dad

B is for Bear. It may be a silly outfit but I sure look cute.

Austin getting his "teeth" brushed for the first time

Austin loves his Elmo toothpaste

This is what happens when a 2 month old makes a card for grandparents day

Being a big boy at the cider mill. And yes he is standing all by himself with just a little support for balance.

Passed out after a fun day with Grammy

Austin is now almost 13 weeks old and amazing us everyday with new and exciting things. He took his first trip the the cider mill on Saturday. Unfortunately he was a very tired little boy and slept through most of the day. He did wake up long enough to get a few pictures taken and to taste a little cider that mommy put on her finger. He still prefers milk and was not very thrilled with the new taste. Austin also started to brush his "teeth" or technically gums. Daddy brushes them every morning and every night to help Austin get used to it and to keep those gums healthy.

Austin has been learning many new things. He is now playing and grabbing at toys a lot. His favorite toys are his little chain links. He has a very bad habit of watching the TV which we are trying to break and has even been caught turning his head while feeding to see what is on. We now have to turn it off to get him to concentrate on eating. Austin has also been practicing sitting on his own and has almost got it. He can balance himself for a few seconds which is pretty good for a 3 month old. He is also moving all over his crib at night and we often wake up to his hands sticking out of the side of the crib. Austin is also standing with assistance and now prefers that over any other position. He has decided he is a big boy and does not want to lay down if he doesn't have to. We also believe that Austin has started teething. He has been running a slight fever, drooling nonstop and has been a little irritable, to say the least.

John and I are also doing really great. John is a month into his student teaching and loving every minute of it. I on the other hand, am not and miss having him home. Austin is a handful and by the time John gets home from work, it's usually just long enough to see Austin for a few minutes and then say goodnight to both of us, because I am exhausted by then. I am doing well also. I had a minor anxiety issue with thinking Austin was going to stop breathing at night so, after a few days of putting Austin in bed with me until John came to bed and the rest of the night having horrible dreams and waking up 100 times at night to go poke him and make him move, we went out and bought the Angle care monitor which monitors his movements and breathing. If he doesn't breathe after 20 seconds and alarm goes off to wake him up and warn us. We all sleep much better now.


Amber said...

I can't believe how big he is getting! He is so precious! We had a Angel monitor, too. It was a big comfort.

Dan, Katie and Nate said...

These pictures are adorable. I can't believe how big he is getting! He is seriously CUTE! I miss you guys. If I didn't have a baby that was SICK ALL THE TIME, we could get together! Glad you guys are doing well! So, note to more campfire chats about babies and not breathing!!! And I guess we should start brushing Nate's teeth since he has five.