Can you believe it has been 3 1/2 weeks since Austin arrived? Boy! How time flies!! We're doing good here. We've enjoyed Mark working from home this week...it's been nice to have the extra help when needed. Tomorrow he is off, so we are going to have a day of fun for Katie (and for us)...I'm ready to be out of the house!!!
Austin is growing and changing so much already! Next Friday he goes for his 1 month check-up...it doesn't seem like it should be time for him to be 1 month old, yet...but he is! I can't wait to see how much he's grown in weight and height! He's still eating really well, and he sleeps good, too. He wakes up usually once in the middle of the night now. He sleeps 4 to 5 hour stretches at night, so that helps us get a little extra sleep. And he's generally pretty content during the day, as well, though he isn't as easy to get to sleep as Katie was. We've actually been rocking him to sleep most of the time so far. But I'll enjoy it while I can, because soon, I won't be rocking him...he'll be sleeping on his own.
Katie is doing great, too! She is such a HUGE helper now. She's a little mother hen to Austin. Every time he cries, she runs to check on him and tries to get him quiet by talking to him or singing to him. She's learning so much! She will sing (by herself) many songs, like Rock A Bye Baby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, God Is So Good, Old MacDonald, and Jesus Loves Me. It's so sweet to hear her singing them. She's also counting great, too! She can count 1 to 15 without missing any. And she can point and count "things" 1 to 5 without any mistakes. I'm so proud of all that she has caught on to. Yesterday, we even caught her trying to sing the alphabet song...though, she started halfway through it...she actually did quite well, especially since that hasn't been something I've been working on yet. My little girl is growing up so quickly! Before I know it she will be 2!! Speaking of Katie's 2nd birthday, we are planning to have her party on November 8th, so be sure to mark your calendars! She'll be having her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party...one of her favorite shows right now!!
Today, Katie was ready to take pictures with Austin. She picked out her own dress to wear, and we dressed Austin. But wouldn't you know it...Austin cried most of the time, so we didn't get to take many pictures. I do hope you enjoy the few I posted below. One day soon we will get better ones of our family! :) Until then...