baby a : 1 month

welcome back!

i will be doing monthly updates on austin so keep on reading to follow all of his milestones with us!

i realized that i never posted his “just arrived” photo so here is that preciousness!


look at how teeny! weighing less than his birth weight, around 6 pounds 7 oz and a little jaundice. poor dude, but i’ll get into more of that in a bit!

1 month

what in the actual heck! how has it already been a month?! that is just bonkers!
look at the tie and where it’s at on him now! i did not realize he had grown that much already!

this first month with austin has been everything i’ve expected it to be. exhausting, trying, boring, AMAZING.
coming home with austin was so different than coming home with jaz. i was so sick with jaz {they hit my spinal cord with her epidural and i had a spinal headache} that i don’t even remember her first few days. but i know for a fact they weren’t as easy as austin’s first night(s) home.
my body really just whipped right back to it’s normal self. i was hardly swollen in ‘the’ area which is not what i remembered with jaz and i was up walking around just a couple hours after having her. the only thing that hurt was where they put the epidural and my uterus contracting down to normal size again. BUT THAT’S IT! i felt like wonder woman! cale & i even went to babies r us and target 2 days after having him. seriously, wonder woman!
i attribute his easy nights to my awesome recovery, had i had a c-section or just a rough recovery, i can’t imagine what it might have been like.

from night one at the hospital, austin slept for 3-4 hours at a time. we had 4 different nurses come in to try and help me wake him up to eat but he just wasn’t having it. because of this, they pricked his foot a couple times just to check his glucose levels. they always came back great so they weren’t too concerned. because my labor went so fast and he was out in less than five minutes, they said that can make babies super sleepy.

after bringing him home, he kept this up. halla-freaking-luya! it was amazing, you guys!
the weekend after we brought him home, we noticed he was becoming a little more yellow. at our appointment that next monday, the doctor said he had a mild case of jaundice. they checked his bilirubin levels and they weren’t high enough for him to have phototherapy so she just said go home and set him next to a window undressed. which..if you live in seattle, you know how hard it was to find any kind of sun this past month. ***sighhhh*** but because of his jaundice, we went back to dr everyday for 3 days so they could check his levels again. by day 4 he was perfect and didn’t need to come back to the dr until his 6 week check up! woop woop!

mom’s with newborns or any kids, know that these first few months are pretty borrrring. he literally eats, burps, poops and sleeps…AND REPEAT. it hasn’t been until this past week that he’s been staying up for 30-45 minutes in between his day naps.

we just started moving him to his crib during the day to nap. i really, really, want to get him used to his crib for when we switch him from the bassinet next to our bed {no, we do not cosleep} to his crib at night. i did this with jaz and she has always slept in her own bed. it was such a seamless transition that i wanted to do the same with austin and luckily, i have a husband who 100% agrees.
so for now, he’s in the bassinet at night and will be until around 6 months or when he starts sleeping through the night, and he naps in his crib during the day.

he’s not smiling on his own yet, still just at his own gas. i am hoping to see those handsome grins in the next month!

even though he is only a month he already likes and dislikes quite a few things!
likes // baths, mama’s chest, papa’s arms, sister’s voice, his hands, mama’s boobs
dislikes // his weiner being cold, being hungry for more than 1 minute, being swaddled, getting strapped into the carseat {he loves the ride though}

weighs // around 7.5 pounds still in newborn clothes
length // 21 inches
eye color // dark slate grey, we are hoping that stays! it’s beautiful!
hair color // black
nicknames // mr.sweetface, a, duderz, bud, squeaks {he only squeaks when he nurses}
sleeping through the night? // no, waking up around 2 and then again around 4:30-5. morning routine & feeding starts at 8 and then every two hours until 10 pm.
tummy time? // we just introduced this to him last week. he’s little and came early so his muscles aren’t quite where most 1 month olds should be but he doesn’t get irritated and he flips his head from side to side so yayyy!

we can’t wait for him to start cooing, smiling and holding his floppy head a bit better!

happy 1 month sweet boy! 

wedding countdown

O N E  M O N T H ! !

can y’all believe it?!
one month until i get to marry the most silly, sweet, handsomest man ever!!!
of course this past month has been crazy with fittings, workouts, planning, working, momming, the list goes on and on!
it is crazy that we are down to that one month mark! we have been engaged for so long that i thought this day would never come!

this post is going to be different from all of our other countdowns. instead of taking y’all through what we have done this past month, i decided to take y’all through what has been our lives for the past 3 years…in pictures!

enjoy!!

2012

2012-1
our very first date… i flew to seattle after only meeting cale in person, once, on the river in texas. eeeek! what a gamble right??

2012-2
look at how different we look! {fake smiles obvi}

2012-3
after my seattle trip, cale flew me and jaz down to meet his family in arizona for new years!

2013

2013-1
cale came to texas for valentine’s day and we went to a fancy shmancy restaurant in san antonio!

2013-2
getting some lovin from stretch!

2013-3
after the trip to arizona, cale & i knew that we were it for one another. so we decided that jaz and i needed to move to seattle asap! so in march cale flew down and picked his girls up!

2013-4

2013-5

2013-6

2013-7
my first trek to couer d’alene, id!

2013-8

2013-9
fancy din din in the space needle!

2013-10
pumpkin patch!

2013-11
one day’s wages charity gala.

2013-12
san francisco!

2013-13

2013-14
the nutcracker ballet! my favorite!

2014

2014-1

2014-2
the tulip farm! the most tulips i have ever seen in my life!

2014-3
easter!

2014-4
my birthday painting with a twist!

2014-6
ending our perfect engagement session! you can find some of those pictures {here}

2014-7
i love love love horses, this was so so so much fun!

2014-8
couer d’alene trek # 2!

2014-9
weddings…

2014-10
and more weddings!

2014-11
typical.

2014-12
christmas in leavenworth!

2015

2015-1
totally the cool parents at jaz’s school dance.

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a surprise for cale’s birthday!

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shenanigans for my birthday!

2015-2
reenacting our engagement on mother’s day!

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baseball games!

2015-3

& pure barre!

it’s been a helluva ride behbeh, i can’t wait for many more years of crazy and silly pictures!

3 0 d a y s , y a ‘ l l !