And real life begins…






*Photos taken by my co-worker Daniel H.

Austin has now completed his second week of daycare and we’re all still getting used to the change.  We’ve all gotten sick, our sleep schedules are a bit messed up, we are adjusting to the added time of drop off and pick ups and we all dread doing the drop off since he still cries each time, heart-breaking I tell ya.  He started off in the baby room but is slowly transitioning into the 1 year old room.  On the first day of daycare, he didn’t even nap at all, but now he is napping up to 2.5 hours, which is great!  The 1 year old has toddlers his age, toys that meet his needs, and a teacher we love.  We hope that he will grow to love this place and I can’t wait for the day when his face lights up when seeing his teachers instead of crying.  I’ve also started taking Austin to Kindermusik class on Mondays after work.  It’s a great place for me to hang out with some other Moms and their babies and to learn some soothing techniques through music.

This weekend, my in-laws head home and we will officially be living real life as a family of 3.  We are so blessed to have had the help (from both sets of grandparents) for 14 months and I’m guessing this will be a bit of a rude awakening for us.

Oh yea, and our little guy has officially begun walking — it’s pretty adorable to see him stomping around, although it just means more chasing him around too!  He’s even started to take steps on the stairs too, how is he growing up sooo fast!??!  *tear*

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  1. March 23, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    Good luck on the start of your “real” life. What a blessing that you had your family to help for so long. 🙂

  2. March 23, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Awwww! Austin is so adorable! 🙂

  3. Tessa W
    March 23, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    Austin is so cute! Glad you’re all adjusting well to the new schedule. You look absolutely gorgeous in these pictures.

  4. March 23, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    Austin is so cute. Hopefully, the drop offs will become less sad soon!

  5. March 24, 2013 / 1:10 am

    These are the cutest pictures ever! Austin will be a pro at daycare in no time!

  6. March 24, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    You guy will do great, I just know it!

  7. March 24, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    walking?! he is growing too fast and i haven’t ever met him! that needs to happen soon. hang in there – will def thinking and praying for you, friend. i know you are gonna be just fine. 🙂

  8. March 24, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Aw so sweet…and big step! He couldn’t be cuter 🙂

    <3 Cambria

  9. March 24, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    he is SOOO cute!! and i can’t believe he is walking already!

  10. March 25, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    Love these photos, Sandy! Austin walking, whoo! And this is a big step head for all of you. I wish you the very best in this next adventure.


  11. March 26, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Seems like you guys are doing great! And being a family of 3 will be a big change but also good for you to finally get a stride of your own :). So cute in his tie!

  12. March 27, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    Aaaaah! He’s walking!! He is such a big boy now! So adorable. Hope he is enjoying day care!

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