Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! This Christmas was the best for several reasons:

1. Jaycie made the best gift ever!
2. Devin is now old enough to get excited about gifts and that totally makes Christmas.
3. Jamin's sisters Janae and Jenna came to visit.
4. We got to spend lots of quality time with family and friends.

Enjoy a few pictures and a special Christmas video from the Austins!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Home Sweet Home

For those of you who don't already know, Jaycie is here! She blessed us with her presence on Tuesday December 9th at 2:19pm. She shocked us all by only weighing 6 lbs 15oz. That might be a Needs record. She's nice and long at 20 1/4 inches and is nothing but skin and bones.

Delivery went really well. They broke my water at 10:30 am, I got an epidural at 1:00pm when I was dialated to about 3 and a half centimeters, and the next time they checked me at 2:00, I was fully dialated and she was literally falling out. So they had me close my legs (no joke) until the doctor got there and four minutes and one contraction later, she was here. Here are some pictures of her first few days.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

4 Days Left

While I am fully aware of the deadline hovering over my head, it's amazing how I can't quite wrap my mind around what's going to happen when the clock stops ticking in four days. I'm incredibly excited to meet Jaycie and to see what she's going to look like. I know I should be feeling other emotions too...I should feel anxious, or nervous, or scared...but I don't. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, all I know is I'm going to be starting a new phase of my life and while I have no idea what to expect, I'm sure it will be just as cool as the "Devin Phase" (only hopefully less time spent riding the emotional rollercoaster).

I still have quite a few things to finish before I go in Tuesday morning (like packing a bag, putting a 2nd carseat in my car, and beginning and completing Christmas shopping), but I did manage to get Jaycie's bedroom all ready for her. After all, that is the fun part.

The colors don't really show up well...but the walls are green with a chocolate stripe and accent wall and red, blue, green, and yellow circles. It's adorable in person and I have to thank Kristi profusely for helping me get it done. It was a pain to hand paint all those circles but it was totally worth it!