Thursday, December 13, 2007

"He's a bruiser!"

That's what the nurse said when I took Owen in for a weight check this morning.  He's a whopping 7 lbs 9 oz!!!  That means he gained a pound-and-a-half in less than 3 weeks.  We've also taken a tape measure to him, and our unofficial finding is that he's over 21 inches.  He may have had a slow start, but he's really catching up!

Owen has also started staying awake more after he eats.  He likes to lay in his crib or on a blanket on the floor and kick his legs.  He also likes to look at brightly colored objects.  His current favorite is the red Astros cap Jennifer gave him.  I tried to take a picture of it this morning, but the camera battery died.  Look for it in a forthcoming blog.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Owen's got a belly button!

When I picked Owen up from his nap yesterday afternoon, I felt something weird and wondered how a piece of plastic got in his shirt.  But it was just the stump from his umbilical cord, so now he has an official belly button!  We think it maybe it's going to be an "outie".  I assume photo documentation of the severed stump is unnecessary. 

Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Birthday!  Owen is one month old today, and Scott turns 34 tomorrow, so we celebrated with a steak dinner and white chocolate bread pudding tonight, all courtesy of NGMK (New GrandMother Kimeran, until Owen decides what he'll call her). It was wonderful!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

December 1, 2007

Happy Due Date Owen!
Today's the day we thought Owen would arrive, but we've already had nearly a month to spend with him instead.  He's growing every day.  In fact several of his preemie outfits are already too small!  Compare how he looks in his monkey suit here to the photo below that we took after his first bath.

Owen's Aunt Jenny was here to visit this weekend, and we had a great time just hanging out together.  Thanks for coming Jenn!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

And this one's from today...Owen finds his thumb!

And I almost forgot, we got a great check up at the doctor today. Owen weighed 6 lbs. even! Of course he promptly filled his diaper, but at least he waited until after they weighed him!
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Owen in his Thanksgiving bib
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Four generations of Stevens boys
Thursday, November 22, 2007 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving day at Great-Grandmother's - maybe next year he'll be able to enjoy the sweet potato cobbler - mmmm!
Saturday, November 17, 2007

This was just too cute not to throw in. It's our 2 oldest kids - Greta (in the sink) and Coby. They've definitely been getting less attention than they're used to.
Wednesay, November 7, 2007

All done with his first bath and decked out in his monkey suit.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Owen wasn't too happy about his first bath at home, but he was ok once we gave him "the magic pinky".
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Owen gets home...except the remodeling project is still underway so he didn't get to see his room yet.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

All buckled in and ready for our first car ride!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The car seat swallowed him up and he wasn't a big fan of being buckled in, but once we got moving in the car he was fine.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

All dressed up and ready to go home, except the hat that goes with this outfit was too big, so we had to use the hospital-issue hat.
Sunday, November 4, 2007 8:36 p.m.

1 day old, but actually 25 hours since the time changed the night he was born.
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Showing off those eyes for the camera
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Owen doing some thinking
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Aunt Charolette gets her first look at Owen.
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Aunt Becky and Aunt Jenny were able to get here the day after Owen was born. They both brought hats for Owen - Mickey ears and an Astros cap. We can't wait for Owen's first trip to Disney World. But will his first baseball game be an Astros game or a Braves game?
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Drew gets his hands on Owen. Not was only was Drew speechless when he saw Owen, but Drew sat still for almost 30 minutes when he held Owen for the 1st time...that might be a record for Drew!
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Coach and Owen.
Sunday, November 4, 2007

...and the granddads were also very excited to hold Owen for the first time.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

DD and Coach were able to get to Birmingham from Texas before Owen was born!
Sunday, November 4, 2007

There were a couple of grandmothers very anxious to hold Owen once he arrived - and they had just found out his name! It took us about 12 hours to decide on his name.
Saturday. November 3, 2007

Still getting used to this world...hard to believe this was 3 weeks ago...he's already changed so much.
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Mr. Owen under the heat lamp - just before his first bath. They were worried he wouldn't keep his temperature up but he stayed warm like a champ!
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Just the three of us (hard to believe there are 3 of us now)
Saturday, November 3, 2007

So, the idea was to have this blog up and running before Owen got here and keep everyone updated the last week or so. Since he surprised us 4 weeks early, we're just finally getting around to it. Without further adieu: Here's Owen in all his glory - all 4 lbs. 15 oz. of him!