Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our Little Boy

Austin John Walker
Born December 18, 2010
12:48 a.m.
8 lbs 1 oz
19 1/2 inches
We are so excited that Austin has finally come! He is such a joy in our home. The birth went very well and we have been taken care of by Kirsten & Steve (Derrel's sister) and our ward family here. It is so nice to not be pregnant anymore, besides the lack of sleep. Austin apparently has 3 mothers, me, Lydia and Kate. They LOVE to hold him, bathe him, dress him, stick his binki in his mouth and make him smile. I asked Lydia to change his diaper the other day and she immediately refused=). Someday, right? Grant has been so gentle with Austin. I was a little worried because of how big and strong and crazy he can be. But he has been so great! We feel so lucky to have 4 beautiful, healthy (sometimes crazy) children!
Derrel has finished his interviews for residency and we are waiting to rank them and then find out where we are going. "Match day" (the day we find out where he matched for residency) is March 17. Boise is our #1 choice with either Portland or Utah as #2. We're still working that out;) We're also getting our house ready for the daunting task of selling it. We are happy to move on with a new phase of life but will miss Morgantown so much! I know I will shed many tears when we leave all of our wonderful friends here. It's been our "home away from home" for the last 5 years and we will look back on this time with fond memories! But we do look forward to being closer to family. It's such an exciting time for our family!

9 comments:

The Pingels said...

Congrats on another beautiful boy! I hate having to move, and we haven't even lived somewhere longer than 2 years yet. You'll do great, though, no matter where you go.

kira said...

Love the pictures! You don't look like you just had a baby and the one of Derrel sleeping is hilarious, but I LOVE the one where is he grinning into the lil' crib thingy. So cute. I'm glad you settled on Austin John. I promise never to call him AJ unless he asks me to. :) haha!!

Harris Family said...

Congrats on the babe! What a cutie pie!! We are really crossing our fingers that you guys will be coming to Boise. :) Can't wait to hear!

Knudson Family said...

Congrats on your sweet little boy!

Tara, Doug, Isaac, and Lucy said...

Yay for you guys! I want to name my next little girl Austen (for Jane Austen, but you and another of my friends just named little boys Austin...and my husband doesn't want to give our daughter a boy name:). I would love it if you guys came to Boise or Utah--either way, I'd love to see you. And I hope you see how well loved you are--you haven't posted for half a year, and people are still posting on your blog:).

McArthur Family said...

Yay for a blog post on your new addition. It's going to be so exciting to find out where you will be headed next. Love and miss you guys very much!

Natalie N said...

CONGRATS, you guys!!! What a beautiful boy, darling name, and GREAT birthday! :) So happy to hear that he arrived safely and is loved so much by everyone at home. We're thinking of you!! xoxo

The Oylers said...

Congrats! He is so adorable. I can't believe you have four kids where has time gone? Well if you guys end up in Utah we will have to get together. Good luck in all the exciting new adventures you have ahead of you.

tara said...

Congrats... a little late Kim! His birthday is the day before David's (: