6 lbs. 7 oz. | 20.5 inches

Dear Austin,

I can’t believe we’ve made it ONE WEEK already.  Time, compared to the end of pregnancy, has just flown right by.  The love that I have for you is beyond measurable.  This past week has probably been one of the toughest weeks of both our lives but take comfort in knowing that things will get better.  Ever since we came home from the hospital, you’ve been a bit fussy and we couldn’t figure out why.  It took us a few days to realize that I wasn’t producing any milk so you were always hungry.  After we talked to the doctor, we increased your feedings with a formula supplement to what a normal newborn should be eating and THAT is when things immediately turned for the better.  We were both able to sleep more and you immediately become a more content baby.  Hopefully at your next doctor’s appointment we will see some weight gain!  But for now, just trust in Mommy that you will get the food you need to grow up.

Some of our favorite things about you are well everything… but in particular… your hairy back and legs, your forehead wrinkles, how you try to keep your eyes open after a feeding even though you are so tired, and your sweet demeanor.  You love listening to your Grandma’s singing voice, laying in Grandpa’s comfy arms, and Daddy’s bedtime stories.  You don’t like it when people touch your feet but it’s my secret weapon for trying to keep you awake while feeding.  😉



(Birth story still to come!)