The Donnell Family...Life Chronicled for Paige, Drew and soon to be Gage Donnell

Thursday, June 23, 2011

We're off the growth charts...

So today was Gage's 12 week appointment and before he was at least on the growth chart, but now after his growth chart he's officially off! At 12 weeks, he's 17 pounds, 9 ounces and 26" tall. I don't know what his head is, but its caught up to the rest of his body and is officially now a giant dome. So after the doctor's appointment, we came home and tried some squash, and I think he liked it. It took him a bit to get the hang of the spoon, and he's still no pro at it, but he did pretty good, and he acted as though he liked it so I think that's a good thing.
Nothing to report otherwise... going to work on Monday and am looking forward to it even though I'll probably cry or whatever.
Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Antonio and New Braunfels

Well, our trip to the river is over and it was a lot of fun! All the kids/cousins got to meet each other and let me tell you, Ella sure does love Gage... She would not stop kissing and doting on him all weekend! He liked it too, he just kept smiling and laughing at her. It was also fun when Ella told me she'd have a baby in her belly soon. I told her that was great and she should tell her dad that because he'd be really proud. LOL.
Besides the river we made a quick trip to San Antonio to see my grandma. She's in assisted living up there and the second Drew and I walked in there was line dancing going on in the dining room. I was like, where are we??? Anyways, between the walkers lining the hallway and the issue she had with EVERY waiter in the dining room at lunch, the visit was really good. I start work on Monday and am looking forward to it even though I'm a little nervous and anxious about returning and leaving Gage. Hopefully all goes well, but it'll be nice to return to some normalcy. A part of me feels like I've been on a VERY long vacation.
Anyways, nothing else is new. I take Gage to the doctor on Friday so we'll see what they have to say! Have a good week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Memory Lane up in the Headlights...

Well, last weekend Drew and I took our first overnight trip sans Gage and went to Austin. We stayed at the W and went and had drinks at the GingerMan, the dinner at Moonshine and then we went out on 6th street. There's some things that are the same, and there are some that are totally different, but it made me totally want to be back in college again.
SAME - Gay pride parade closing off 6th street with about 6,000 people joining in a QueerBomb. (literally that was the name of the parade)
DIFFERENT - Thousands of EMO's in town watching concerts.
SAME - drunk old lady in the bar raising her hands while she was dancing only to expose her old saggy boobs out the bottom of her shirt.
DIFFERENT - we went to this country bar called the Stage and listened to live music.
SAME - The Aquarium, Chuggin' Monkey, Maggie Mae's, Friends, the Dizzy Rooster...

*DIFFERENT -- my whiskey/coke was so strong I had to ask for more diet coke. ordinarily you can't make my drink strong enough.

Oh well. Anyways, Saturday we stopped and did a little shopping at the Round Rock outlet malls for Gage and came home. Gage is now wearing 6 - 9 month clothes, and while we don't go to the doctor for two weeks, we weighed him earlier and think he weighs about 19 pounds.
BUT he sure is the cutest giant baby I've ever seen. If he keeps growing at this rate, my car seat is about to go out the window because he'll be too big for it!

I'll tell you -- well, actually I have, people tell you your body doesn't look the same after kids, but somebody should've waved a red flag and really told me IT IS GOING TO LOOK REALLY DIFFERENT.

New this week:
Gage smiles and coos a lot! And I love it!

-the exersaucer
-when you talk to him and sort of play peek a boo
-ceiling fans
-his bottle

-the bouncer (this is too small, which is why he's lost interest)
-a dirty diaper
-waiting for a bottle
-me shoving clothes over his giant head

We've resorted to a lot of naked baby days because most of Gage's clothes don't fit... or we do like today where I just don't button the bottom of his onesie. Pics to be posted soon, I was just too lazy today.