Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lane's First Thanksgiving(s)

Lane is just adorable as ever and growing at a rapid speed! He is now 24 days old...already nearing the 1 month mark, which we can't believe. During his 2 week checkup, we found that he not only made his birth weight of 7.6 lbs. but that he was (then) 8 lbs...and as I said before, growing more and more with each minute of the day. He is in the 90% for his height/length and 45% for his weight. I can't wait for our 2 month checkup at the end of December. I'm betting he will be nearing 10 lbs. if not a bit more! I just can't get over how every morning when I wake to feed the little guy (in the earrrrrrly a.m.) he looks a bit bigger:)

You're never to young or to old to crack a little smile when it comes to GAS:)

We were very fortunate to have not only celebrated one, but two Thanksgivings surrounded by family and friends. First was Sunday in Fallon at Nani Irene's house, where Lane got to meet his two Great G-mas from my side of the family. Though he slept 95% of the afternoon away, he certainly didn't let everyone passing him around or the dogs barking at the doorbell, disturb his slumber.
Lane with Dad and G.G. Nani Kay

Lane, Mom and G.G. Nani Irene

Cousin Braelen...He gave Lane the best kisses

Lane with his Great Aunt Maureen

Nani teaching Lane how to cheat at cards

The 5% of the time he was awake. Nani adoring her great grandson while Papa torments (in the most loving way of course;)

Too much turkey the day before! Like father like son.

Thanksgiving Day! Our first bath...and first time peeing in his bath water
The fun never stops:)

The drying part wasn't as much fun.

All dressed up and ready to hit the road!

Yeah. The hat is still a bit big, but I just couldn't resist.

Thanksgiving at Grandma Carole's was delicious. So much food, I wished I had worn my maternity pants!!!

Lane, Dad, G.G. Helen and Cris

Lane, Gramma Amy and Papa Mike

The Billau Clan

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends!

Love you all!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Look Who's a Week Old Today!

Lane Michael Billau
Born Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 8:10 am.
Weighing in at a grand total of 7 lbs 6 oz and stretching a wopping 22 1/2 inches!
Lane showed us all from the start how strong he was. Enduring 32 hours of labor, from water breaking at 11:50 pm on Monday eve and his long awaited birth on Wednesday morning (Shane and I are counting it all as labor!). He gave us quite the scare, not once, but twice.

After all the long hours and a delivery to be remembered for a lifetime, Shane and I couldn't be happier...the same goes for all the grandparents, great grandparents, and his excited Uncle Larry and Auntie Hazel and cousin Cameron too!
Some goals for the day (2nd nursing shift)
Mommy and Lane

Proud Daddy and Grandpa Dave

Glowing Grandma Carole

Another set of glowing grandparents.
Papa Mike and grandma Amy

One of Lane's 3 Great Grandmas
Lane's proud Uncle Larry and cousin Cam

No you can't take him home Auntie Hazel

The whole gang with baby Lane