June 16, 2009

Our Big Boy Austin

I just realized today that I never posted anything on Austin since March right after he was born. Well he was in the NICU for 3 weeks and then our little guy got to finally go home.

He has grown by leaps and bounds. Austin is now 3 months old and weighs in at a little over 9 lbs. He has caught himself up to where he should be if he had been born on May 3rd. He would only be a month and a half old right now. I love talking to him, because he now smiles at you when you talk to him. I can't wait until he starts making cooing sounds. He is such a good baby, just like his mommy was when she was a baby. And Lindsay is a wonderful mother. And loving every moment of motherhood!

Austin was born with a severe club foot. They made braces for him in the NICU, but they said it is so hard to make such things for such tiny babies. Now that he is a little bigger he has to go to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee once a week to have a full cast put on, and changed weekly. Today I went with Lindsay on the road trip. This was cast number 4. Hopefully he will only have to go 2 or 3 more weeks. It has improved so much just with the casting, but that will not be enough. He will have to have surgery as soon as they decide the casts have done what they can.

I feel so terrible each time we see him because he can't just flail like a baby should. Well until last Friday. He managed to get that cast off of his leg on his own during the night. Lindsay said she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. Cry because she was sure that they were going to make her drive down to Milwaukee again last week to re-cast him. Well the physician's assistant talked to the doctor and he said it was fine that Austin could wait until his appointment today because he didn't want the family to drive all the way from up north. Now I know we are north of Milwaukee, but I laughed so hard, because he calls this up north. Anyway here are some picture of our beautiful grandson getting his new cast on today.