Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2 months old!

Austin is 2 months old today!  We can hardly believe it.  He has grown & changed so much in just a few short months.  It's amazing to watch him change.  He is so much fun to play with now.  We had his 2 month check-up today at the doctor's office.   He is 9 pounds and 9 1/2 ounces, which means he's in the 10th percentile for his age.  He is 22 1/4 inches long, which is in the 25th percentile!  Everything is great.  The nurses & doctors loved him!  He did great until he got his shots!?!  Poor baby!  We both did better than I expected.  I was dreading today.... all day long.  He is a little fussy tonight, but not too bad.  Hopefully he will sleep good tonight!  :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 2011

We have started February off with a big growth spurt for Austin!  He is growing everday!!!  He is finally gaining weight, and we've found a formula that doesn't make him spit up as much!  Daycare is an adjustment still.  He is doing well there, and everyone loves him.  However, he is finding lots of little germs to pick up.  We have started the month out with a cold.  Austin caught it, and he gave it to mommy!  We're praying Daddy doesn't get it too.

Finally, starting to sleep some in his bassinett! 
We've gotten a few 3 1/2 hour stretches out of him!!!

I found my hand!  Working on finding my thumb....

Getting SO big!

Austin & his Great Granny!

4 generations of the Schmidt-Hiser family!!!

Austin & Great Gramps!

Great Granny & Gramps and the newest great grandchild!

Grandma, Grandpa, & Austin

Sweet smile!!

He loves his swing & toys!

He's really starting to watch & coo at all his toys! 
He's so fun to watch & play with!

Tired boys!

Sweet, sleeping baby boy!  I love those chubby cheeks!

Bath time!  He's starting to enjoy his bath a little bit more....
 atleast he's not screaming anymore!

Daddy's little man!

Check out my new activity mat!  He loves his new toys... he coos and smiles... just waiting on a sweet little laugh!

I love watching him discover his new toys & talking to them!  :) 
 So much fun!

Smiling at Daddy on Saturday morning!!! 
Makes our day... we love these sweet smiles!  :)
He's finally getting over his cold and mommy too!

We caught Austin sucking his thumb on Saturday!  He was totally shocked.... it was funny.  :)  We knew it was coming because he took a paci the first night he was born.  We'll see if he finds it again.

Happy 1st Valentine's Day sweet baby!  We tried to go out to dinner... all 3 of us for Valentine's Day.  We went to eat Japanese, it was yummy!  Someone was a little fussy though.... it was a new twist on Valentine's Day for all of us!  :)  

January 2011

We had quite an exciting start to 2011 with a new baby boy!  We spent the 1st day of the New Year just the three of us for the first time.  It was a nice day just to hang out at home.  We missed Aunt Kelsy today!  Daddy & Austin watched Rocky for the first time!

I love when he cuddles up on my chest & sleeps!!! 
Such a sweet baby boy!

The newest two Connolly babies!  :)  I am sure it won't be long til they are running around wide open with each other & all their other cousins!!!  Two sweet boys!

Mommy & her favorite baby boy!  It is getting very, very cold again.  Trying to keep Austin warm!

I think Daddy is tired of having his picture taken!?!

Grandma & Austin

Grandpa & Austin

Great Papaw & Austin

Happy Birthday Mimi!

January 5th, we went to the doctor for a check up.  You weight 6 lb. 10 ounces!  The next morning, we woke up, and you had a cold!  It makes me so sad to hear you cough.  We had to hold you all day & night.  You & Daddy were both sick all weekend.... not a fun weekend!?!
 We went to the doctor on the 10th, and she said you just had daddy's cold.  You weighed 7 lbs!  It was daddy's first day of school, so you and mommy hung out all day! 

Daddy missed his little man when he went back today for his first day of school!

We went back to the doctor on the 14th for you 4 week check-up.  You weighed 7 lb 4 oz and you were 21 inches long!  I can't believe you are 4 weeks old already.... still seems like you just arrived yesterday!

One of my favorite little faces that he makes when he's sleeping! 
 He pokes his pretty little lips out and "pretends" to sleep! 
Cracks me up!

Hello pretty brown eyes.... still don't know what color his eyes are going to be!?!  Somedays they look blue and others brown.  They have a blue ring around them, and then they are brown on the inside sometimes.  Keeps us on our toes guessing!

Grandma came and spent the week with Austin!  Mommy went back to school on the 18th when he was 4 weeks old.  It was tough, and it was a day that I dreaded for 4 weeks!!  It was so nice to have Grandma come and stay with him, so I didn't have to do the daycare thing yet.  Made me feel much better!

We took a walk, and bundled the baby up in his little winter suit! 
 It was his first walk, and there was a full moon that night!

January 19th, off for Austin's first walk.....

Mommy survived her 1st week at school..... we even got a date night before grandma left!  :)  He started watching his hands move this week and watch his toys.  On Saturday, he had his first smile at Grandma & mommy!  Daddy went snowboarding this weekend, so his first smile was on Sunday!

He spent his first day with a babysitter today.  Another tough day for mommy!  He did really good, and he slept for 5 1/2 hours last night.... ok, we had to hold him, but it was still 5 1/2 hours!

He had a week full of new people.... on Monday & Tuesday his new babysitter, Iris, came to keep him.  Then Wednesday, he had his other new babsitter, Mary, come and keep him.  And Uncle Bill came Wednesday afternoon to hang out with Austin til we got out of school!  We got to the 6 week mark on Thursday, so he had his first 2 days of daycare this week.  Quite the week for baby & Mom!  It's a true blessing that we have such wonderful family close by to help us!!!  I don't know how we'd get through it otherwise.  His daycare ladies fought over him the first morning.  He is the youngest and smallest by far!  The next youngest child is 3 months old.... and they are so big!  We better enjoy our little man while we can!  :)

Snoozing with mommy

He's just perfect!

His first hoodie!  Daddy was so proud.... it's a Washington thing! 
No coffee in the bottle yet!?!

Studying with Daddy!  Austin's gonna be the smartest 1 year old ever.... he'll already have a degree in business and nuclear medicine!  :)  Tough to balance some days, but we're getting through it.   He is adjusting to daycare well.  He will be going to daycare 2 days a week and a babysitter 3 days a week!  It's nice to know he's at home a few days a week and away from all those germs.... his little nose stays stuffy!

Starting to coo & talk now... it's so much fun!

You smiled at mommy when she picked you up at daycare on Friday!!!  Made my day!!! :)

We went to visit Great Nana & Papaw for the afternoon! 

 Great Nana & Austin

I love this picture... big ole smile at Great Papaw! 
This is his newest trick.....we can't get enough of these sweet smiles!

Mommy & Austin

 Cooing & talking to daddy!!!  So sweet... his little personality is starting to come out & he's so much fun!

Austin had his first day at church! 
He slept through church almost the whole time. 
He did great!!!  Everyone loved him!  :)

Beautiful baby!

Sweet smile & coo!