Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tummy Time!

We've been doing tummy time with Ayrton each night. Speck took special interest in Ayrton during tummy time, maybe because he had the hiccups. Enjoy!

Aaron and Amber

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ayrton's Name

Ayrton's name originally came from Aaron, since Ayrton Senna is Aaron's all-time racing hero. Ayrton Senna was a triple Formula 1 world champion and perhaps the most gifted and passionate driver ever. He died in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix.

Once we started thinking about this name, Amber started doing research. We found that Ayrton's origin is Scottish/Gaelic, meaning "From the river Ayr". Since both of our families have Scottish roots and we loved the sound of the name, that was it!

Here's a photo we took today while at the doc. Ayrton's BR level is dropping rapidly so his Jaundice is getting much better!

From Ayrton Michael Geiger - Newborn photos

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ayrton update - More photos

Ayrton is doing well. He's started to gain weight which is good. Yesterday the doctor started him on the bilirubin bed and formula to help cure his Jaundice. A nurse came to the house today and tested his level; they were lower than yesterday, so he's getting better! We go to the doc again tomorrow for another weight check and bilirubin test. He hates being stuck in the foot (don't we all).

I also setup a Google Picasa photo album for all of our photos; much easier than posting them one by one to the blog. I just uploaded a lot of new photos; check them out by clicking on the Picasa gadget on the right or by using this link:

Ayrton Newborn Photos

More soon...

Aaron, Amber and Ayrton

Friday, October 16, 2009

He's here!

He's finally here! Ayrton Michael Geiger was born 10/16/2009 at 1:02AM. He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz. Amber did a super job; I'm so proud of her! Ayrton has lots of hair and is very active and alert. He also tries to talk in his sleep, just like the other Geiger boys!

Amber is recovering and doing well; we'll go home from the hospital Sunday afternoon. Thanks to everyone for your help and support!

I'll post some more photos and some video later today, so check back soon!

Aaron, Amber and Ayrton






Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The waiting game

Friday all the girls from work threw me a wonderful surprise shower. It was so much fun seeing everyone since we are all in two buildings now. It was a great way to start the weekend. Last night Aaron and I finished packing up the bag. Baby G has two outfits to choose from when he comes home from the hospital. I also packed my mascara and lipstick. I know everyone says you really don't care how you look after you have a baby but none of those people know me very well. They should be happy I didn't pack a pair of heels just in case. I'm still working full time so Aaron has taken over dinner duty most nights because I'm just too tired by the end of the day.

Sleeping has become a bit of a problem. I wander though out the house looking for a comfortable place to sleep. Phoebe is my constant companion in my journey. She even sits outside the bathroom and waits for me. Poor dog is starting to look sleep deprived too. We both wonder how Phoebe and Speck will greet their new little brother. I know baby G has grown accustomed to their little barks after 9 months. Hopefully he will sleep through the barking. Because everyone knows that my girls love to bark.