Thursday, May 26, 2011

Austin {1 Month} 5.25.11

(wanted to eat, not take a picture)

Love showers

Hates baths

Great napper

Sleeps 5 1/2 hours at night before waking to eat

Wearing half his 0-3 and half his 3-6 mo clothes

Takes a pacifier

Is always swaddled to sleep

Weighs 10 lbs 6.5 oz

Very alert when awake

Loves laying on dad's chest

Spits up almost every time he burps

Umbilical cord FINALLY fell off at 4 weeks old

Hasn't lost any of his dark hair


We love having you in our family Austin. You are so relaxed and very calm, unless it's time for food. your brothers LOVE you and Brayden wants to touch you ALL THE TIME! I try to intervene but the few times I haven't caught him in time you put up with his 'not so soft touch.' Anytime your eyes are open they both love to say "good morning sweet boy." Brayden has this funny twang to it and boy comes out like 'boi.' Happy month birthday!

Austin {9 days} 5.4.11

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Laundry Helper

taken 5/19, Austin 25 days old

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maternity Shots

I did a photo shoot with a great photographer and friend of a friend, Suzana. We took these just three days before Austin came. Thanks Suzana- I love them!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


One of the great things about going to BYU is the great support system there. Most everyone shares my faith and a lot are in the same 'family situation' as I am in. (Wife/mother/student budget!)

BYU has an amazing club for spouses of MBA students- MBASA (MBA Spouse Association) I have been able to serve in the presidency for this great organization this last year. I have met some amazing women and been to tons of fun activities from kids craft days to cooking nights to fun date nights with Matt. It's so weird that this is now over. Upon Matt's graduation I am no longer a member and its really weird! At least I have made some great friends that I can keep in touch with.

2010-2011 MBASA Presidency

Katie, Me, Marisa, Stacie and Tiffany

This is our amazing Board this year. These other 7 women were really the workers behind it all. They organized almost every event we had and all of our activities and classes. Thanks!!!

Amber, Stacie, Marisa, Me

Alicia, Rhandi, Debby, Lisa

Emily, Sarah, Tiffany and Katie

Conran Brothers

Yea, I think we just clone the same kid! At least they seem to grow into their own look. Any guesses on who is who?

Austin Perry Conran 4.25.11

Austin Perry Conran, born at 1:08 om 4.25.11 He weighed 9 lbs 7 oz (my smallest- YEA!) and was 22 inches long.

Excited brothers!!!

Happy Grandparents- Steve and Lara Conran and my dad, Craig

Family Pictures

The Story- feel free to skip this!

I went in to be induced 5 days early to keep me from having a huge baby. I appreciate that the doctors will do that for me and am thankful for modern medicine too!

We got there at 6:00 am and got my IV by 6:45. I was only a 2 so I figured we'd be here for a while. Matt and I both got some rest before the pitocin started to really kick in. The contractions were coming pretty strong by 9:15 so I asked for an epidural. But get this... I was only at a 3!!! That was pretty depressing. I've been induced with pitocin with the other two boys and it did not take this long for me to progress. The doctor came in and broke my water at 11:20- but I was only a 4!!! An hour later Austin's heart rate dropped during a contraction so they came in to check me and I was a 6. 20 minutes later his heart rate dripped again during a contraction and I was a 9 1/2! YEA!

At 12:50 they called the doctor to let him know I was about ready. He was on the phone with a patient and couldn't get off so they started to call another doctor in. I could tell Austin was coming fast so they rolled me on my side and lay still so the doctor could make it in for the delivery. Once the doctor came in I put my legs up and Matt could see his head! The doctor didn't have his drape on or gloves yet so he held his head in with his sleeve while he got his gloves on. I took a breath as the next contraction started and Austin's head slipped right out. It was my easiest labor and recovery has been a dream.

Austin is doing great and is an amazing eater and sleeper. I can't believe he's already a week old! Although it feels like he's been a part of our family forever!