Dear Austin: Twenty One Months

Dear Austin, The last letter I wrote to you on this blog was 7 months ago, tsk tsk, bad Mommy! I think instead of writing you letters here and posting your pictures here, I’ve been doing a lot of that on Instagram, but I still feel that it’s important to document your growth on here…

Dear Austin: Fourteen Months

Dear Austin, We officially stopped taking lion mat photos at 1 year since you won’t lay still anymore, but I just had to take one more at 14 months in your bigger sized moose onesie (it’s the same one you had when you were born)!  My how you have grown, I think I say this…

Happy First Birthday To My Baby Austin!

Dear Austin, One year ago today, you were born and you changed my life forever.  This past year together, we went through a multitude of ups and downs.  It was a huge learning process, you trying to figure out how to cope, survive and communicate in this massive world, while your grandparents, Daddy and I…

Dear Austin: Eight and Nine Months

Dear Austin, Look at how long you are!  Your feet are hanging off of the lion mat with your long and muscular legs haha. At 8 months, we really started feeding you more solids and at first it seemed like you had an aversion to some foods.  You weren’t a huge fan of the bananas…

Who does A look like?

When Austin was first born, everyone said hands down he looked like his Dad.  But I always saw a little bit of me in him.  Who do you think Austin looks like?  Mom, Dad, combo of both?  Whose eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears, and overall look does he have?  Let’s start a vote! 

Dear Austin: Six and Seven Months

Dear Austin, Wow, where do I even begin.  This post is WAY overdue as I’m having to compile together many weeks and a couple of months worth of photos.  The last letter I wrote to you was your 5 month birthday and you are already 7 months now.  To begin, let’s recap the the first…

Dear Austin: Eighteen Weeks Through Twenty Weeks

 Dear Austin, Time is just flying by and you are getting to be more fun every day. So, you have this bump that kind of sticks out on the right back side of your head and this week we went to see a plastic surgeon to see what he had to say about it.  Well,…

Dear Austin: Sixteen and Seventeen Weeks

Dear Austin, Week Sixteen was your Lao Ye’s last week visiting for a little bit.  You were really starting to get warmed up to him when he held you and you were sad to see him leave.  In that same week, you discovered your love for video games.  Like father, like son.  That last photo…

Dear Austin: Fourteen and Fifteen Weeks

Dear Austin, Can you just stop growing for a little bit and stay a baby please?  In these past few weeks, we’ve started to call you a “little person” or “little man” instead of a “baby”.  You are seriously growing up too fast right in front of our eyes.  It’s been awhile since you’ve been…

Dear Austin: Ten Weeks & Eleven Weeks

Dear Austin, So sorry that Mommy has been a little behind on writing letters to you.  We’ve survived the past few weeks without grandparent help but it does make it harder for Mommy to find time to fit everything in. Every day, you just become cuter and bigger and your personality is really shining through. …

Dear Austin: Nine Weeks / Two Months

Dear Austin, This past week you hit two milestones: nine weeks old and two months old!  It’s funny, sometimes Daddy and I think to ourselves, “Oh my gosh, you are growing up so fast!” but then other days it feels like two months has been two years.  In terms of eating, you are still pretty…

Dear Austin: Eight Weeks

Dear Austin, In this past week, we really started nailing down a schedule!  You eat between 4-5 ounces each feeding about 6 times a day.  You’ve started to sleep for longer stretches of time, especially at night where you can sleep up to 4 hours or so max.  We’re so proud of you for being…

Dear Austin: Seven Weeks

Dear Austin, Whew, what a week it has been!  You had your first Valentine’s Day ever where you wore a super cute “My Aunt Is Totally Awesome” onesie with a Calikatrina bowtie, this made all three of your Aunts super happy!  Since last week was all about crying, this week has been about smiling and…