Our friends Nate and Erin Woodward were really nice and watched Austin for us while I was in class and Jeff was taking the GRE. It was really a blessing and so we told them we wanted to return the favor. So on friday we watch their daughter Jackie while they went to see a movie. Jackie was perfect the whole time and just sat and watched Enchanted. She was so funny with Austin though. She didn't want him to touch her and she kept looking over at him. We have a video of it, we'll have to upload it soon.
Austin seems to always let loose the stinkiest loudest farts right when it gets quiet at church. Everyone in the pew giggles and Jeff points to Austin. Sometimes if they are really loud Austin will start to cry after he stinkers. Maybe we can get it on video sometime.
I've been calling Austin Mr. Wigglesworth because he wiggles a lot. He has been making more sounds and smiling all the time. It is actually harder for me to leave him and go to class than when he was first born. I think I love him more and more every day. He is my little man. All the nurses and his doctor talked about how cute he is and my doctor told me he wanted to take him home. He is doing well with growing and eating. He got his shots yesterday so we had a rough evening last night. Luckily I have a great and smart older sister who knew some tricks to help me last night. His leg was really red and swollen so she suggested I put a cold washcloth on it. It helped a ton. I also drew a circle around the area so I could tell if it got any bigger. I finally got him to sleep and he ended up sleeping really well last night. It was so sad to see him get his shots and they made me hold his legs down. After he got them I held him and nursed him and he calmed down right away. I think I'll have Jeff take him to the next shot appointment.
Austin now weighs 12 pounds 10 ounces. He is 22 inches long which puts him in the 50th percentile for weight and 25th percentile for height. He is growing nice and steady. I can't believe how fast he is growing. He now coos and smiles when I talk to him. He also has been sleeping through the night more which makes all three of us happy.
When we got Austin's certificate of his church record it said Austin Powell Kennington. I was not very happy. Austin's middle name is Redd, which is Jeff's middle name and his Mom's maiden name. The worse part is Powell sounds like Powers to me so it's like Austin Powers. The ward clerk has to get it cleared with Salt Lake to get it changed and our ward split so we are in a new ward. It will take at least four more weeks to get it changed. I'm afraid it will never be changed and he will be known as Austin Powell Kennington for the church.
I love the month of November for several reasons. The number one reason is my birthday is this month. My younger sister's birthday is also this month and I love the fall weather in November. Rexburg November weather isn't normal but it's only snowed once here so I'm happy. November also means Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving break means I get to see Nay and Marlee. November also means midterms are over and I only have a few more weeks left of the fall semester. So Happy November!