Friday, July 30, 2010


This is the nickname that we have given Lane. This month he has started screeching so loudly! He does it most when he is either really excited or angry, but sometimes he just does it to hear his own voice I think! His favorite places to screech are restaurants, which makes for an interesting meal! He is definitely screeching in the above picture!

Here is a sampling of our little "Screech" at his finest:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

4 Months Old

Lane is 4 months old! I feel like this month he has shown the most change as far as milestones and developments go. He has become very smiley, but also still has a bit of a moody side! Haha! People always comment on how he is always smiling for pictures. I guess his momma knows how to get those grins out!

At 4 months LANE:

*Weighed 13 pounds 7 oz at his 4 mo checkup - 25th percentile
*Was 24 in long - 25th percentile.
*Head circumference was in 25th percentile as well. Dr. Phan said he is perfectly proportional!
*Can still wear all of his 0-3 month clothes, but can also fit into some 3-6 month depending on the brand.
*Wears a size 1 diaper
*Now wears a size 1 shoe...outgrew his 0's

*Can sit up by himself for about 10 seconds before toppling over.
*Rolls over both ways. Rolled over back to stomach on his 4 month birthday and now rolls around all over the place!
*Is much better at looking at something and grabbing it. Still chews on everything.
*Can stand and "walk" with help.
*Still takes a paci but not as much.
*Still LOVES his silky. We take one EVERYWHERE!

*Started sleeping in his crib on the 4th of July. Sleeps much better in there! (And we sleep better too!)
*Usually takes five 6 oz bottles a day.
*Goes to bed between 9:00-10:00 pm and sleeps until around 7:00 am.
*Has become more of a napper this month and will usually take one pretty long nap a day and one or two other shorter naps.
*Tried rice cereal for the first time on his 4 month birthday, but doesn't like it. Will take it better with a little bit of applesauce mixed in.
*Went to the Little Gym and storytime at the library this month.

*Has really discovered his voice now. Especially loves to "screech" really loudly.
*Laughs out loud.
*Still has no teeth, but I can see the little buds under his gums.
*Has grown to hate his carseat. Screams loudly when strapped in and arches his back to get out.
*Will no longer stay in carseat at restaurants. I have become a pro at eating with him in my lap!
*Loves to look at books.
*Can ride sitting up facing forward in his stroller now.

Lane Austen-We love you to bits! You get more and more adorable every day and are growing up so fast! I know 5 months will be just as fun as 4 months was!

"Six Pack"

Kyle and I met some really nice people in our childbirth class at the hospital and I have kept in touch with all but 2 of the girls in there. We all had baby boys within a little over a month of each other! We decided to start a monthly playgroup and have met up twice this summer! The first one was at Olivia's house. She invited her neighbor who has a baby boy a week younger than Lane, and Monica invited her friend from work who has a boy a week older than Lane. 6 baby boys makes for a fun time! I nicknamed the boys the "Six Pack." Here are the girls and babies:
Michelle is a teacher like me, Olivia is a stay-at-home mom, Andrea is a pilot, and Monica and Brittany are zookeepers at the Fort Worth Zoo! An interesting array of careers!

Olivia had lots of toys and entertainment set up for the babies. Look at all of that!!

Lane was 3 months and 12 days here.

Proud mommas!

The first group picture!! Of course Lane had to be crying! Haha! Aren't they cute?! This was taken on June 17, 2010

The next playdate was at my house on July 15, 2010.

Andrea couldn't make it so her husband brought Charlie instead. What a guy!

Group picture #2. (7-15-10) So cute in their colored diapers! And Lane was smiling this time :)

And a cute tushie shot! Lane was 4 months 10 days here.
We already have our next playdate planned for August and can't wait to see each other again. I don't know what we will do once school starts back. It will be hard for all of us to meet during the day since some of us are teachers, so we will just have to do evening cookouts or something. It is so nice to have other moms to talk to, especially moms who have boys around the same age as yours! We can't wait to watch these babies grow up together!

Where does the time go?

How did our "Little Longhorner" go from THIS:


SO FAST???!!!!!!!


Lane went on his first road trip at the end of May. We went to San Angelo and spent time with the Snowden's and Paw. Lane did really well in the car and basically slept the whole time.

Marley let Lane borrow her pink nap nanny. They watched Baby Einstein together and Lane loved it!

We went shopping, ate dinner at Henry's one night and Ryan and Tiffany's the other night, and took some family photos on the porch.

Paw loved seeing "Dusty" as he calls Lane, and Lane loved seeing his great-grandpa too!

Paw and his 3 great-grandchildren Marley, Lane, and Mason.

First Swim

Lane took his first dip in the pool at Mums' house on his 3 month birthday. He looked sooo cute in his swim gear even though the trunks were a bit big! He wasn't a fan of swimming this first time! He cried and cried throughout the whole 3 minute ordeal. He went swimming a few more times this summer and enjoyed it more each time. (As long as he was being held!)


This summer Lane has learned lots of new tricks!

He became a pro at tummy time and can lift his head all the way up and can push up on his arms.

He can sit up with help. He sit on the floor all by himself for about 7 seconds before toppling over.

He started to grab things and likes to put them straight in his mouth.

He can stand really well with help and can even take little steps with help.

And he can roll over! These pictures were taken of him rolling over from tummy to back for the first time. He can now roll over back to tummy as of July 4. Now he rolls all over the place!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Movies

Ok...I am FAR behind on my blogging! You would think that being off for the summer would leave lots of time for updating my blog with Lane's latest news. But we have been super busy lately! I have lots of cute posts planned and may end up having to do a whole summer recap! Until I get those posts up, here are 2 cute videos of our little guy!

This first one is him frowning at his musical froggy. For some reason certain musical toys make Lane stick out his lower lip and frown! The purple elephant at Mums' house and this frog make him frown the most! It is pitiful, yet HILARIOUS!

This second video is Lane cracking up at his daddy. Kyle can usually make Lane laugh out loud just by making funny faces for him. We love his sweet little laugh!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kyle's First Father's Day

Kyle had a great time on his first Father's Day. We spent the day just hanging out and relaxing and went out for yogurt that night. Even though Lane and Kyle only get to see each other on weekends due to Kyle's work schedule, I can tell Lane just adores him!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I ♥ Faces - "Over My Head"

This week's theme at I ♥ Faces is "Over My Head." I took this bridal picture of my sister, Kori on her college campus in College Station, TX. It was drizzling all day, but she managed to look great dispite the weather! The leopard print umbrella was her idea and turned out so cute!

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