Saturday, June 28, 2008

Austin's Room

As soon as David and I found out we were having a baby boy the thoughts of how we were going to decorate Austin's room starting spinning through my head.  We ended up going with a football theme...surprise surprise...since David is a high school football coach.  I had a parent of one of my former students come to our house and paint a mural in his room which turned out amazing.  My mom was wonderful and made Austin's bedding which he loves to stare at.  He also loves to hear his mobile play the Eyes of Texas and stare at Bevo.  We can't wait for Austin to get older and play in his big boy room that we made just for him!

The Arrival of Austin

On April 17, 2008 my life changed in an instant.  Our son Austin Alan Colschen was born at 4:14pm and it was the most amazing experience.  We found out in August that we were pregnant and I couldn't have been more excited.  I remember going to the store and buying boxes of pregnancy tests because I wanted to make sure we really were (there is no such thing as a false positive) so I guess I just liked seeing the plus sign on the stick.  20 weeks later in November we found out that we were having a boy and knew immediately that his name was going to be Austin.  My pregnancy was pretty good for the most part with only an occasional trip to the bathroom and luckily never while I was at work.  We went to the doctors office on April 16 for a regular check up and later that night I started to go into labor.  We didn't end up leaving for the hospital till about 4 the next morning.  When we got to the hospital the contractions were anywhere from 3-5 minutes apart and I was about 3 centimeters dilated.  They had me walk around for an hour and then the contractions were right at 3 minutes apart and I was 4 centimeters dilated but we got sent home.  I know CRAZY!  Let's just say that was not the best car ride David and I have had together.  We ended up driving home and turning right back around and going back to the hospital.  When we got there they had a room ready for us and I immediately ran to the bathroom and got sick.  After that I felt much better, and after the epidural I felt even better.  I pushed through one contraction and the nurse told me to stop and that she was going to call the doctor.  We waited about 20 minutes for the doctor to get there and then a few contractions later Austin was born.  We were so excited!

Getting Caught Up...

It would make the most sense if I got everyone caught up on how I got to where I am today.  Don't worry I won't be a total girl and share all the details just the highlights.  I grew up for the most part in Spring, Texas.  I graduated from the University of Texas in 2005 with a degree in early childhood education.  I married David, who I went to high school with, in June 2006.  After having known we were responsible enough to take care of our two dogs, Tex and Princess, we decided it was time to have a baby.  We found out in August 2007 that we were pregnant and couldn't have been more excited.  In April 2008, our first born baby boy Austin was born and couldn't have been more perfect.  I know they say there is no such thing as "perfect" but when you see YOUR child for the very first time they are PERFECT!