Austin is Here!

Happy New Year all!  I just wanted to pop in and say that our baby boy has finally arrived!  Here’s one of his first pictures taken of him as well as our first family picture.  πŸ™‚

Austin Qianyan was born on December 28, 2011 at 4:39PM.
He weighed a healthy 7 lbs. 5 oz and measured 20.5 inches long. 

We’re currently busy adjusting to life with a newborn (it’s been tough!) but there will be guest posts lined up throughout the week for you to enjoy so don’t forget to keep stopping by!  More pictures and birth story to come later too, promise!


  1. January 1, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Congratulations! He is adorable!

  2. January 1, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    Congrats Sandy! He is so precious!

  3. January 1, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    So precious! Congratulations!

  4. January 1, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    He’s beautiful! Congrats and happy new year

  5. January 1, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Congrats! Congrats! Austin is so handsome. I love how newborn baby boys look like little old men when they are born. You just wait and see what that little guy does to your heart! Can’t wait to read the birth story.

  6. January 1, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    He’s a cutie! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  7. January 1, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Congratulations Sandy!! How wonderful!!

  8. January 1, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Congratulations – he is precious! I love your family photo…you look radiant!

  9. January 1, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    a HUGE congratulations to you mama! welcome Austin! he’s absolutely adorable…as for adjusting, it’s a huge adjustment, just give yourself time, you’ll get there! big hugs to you and your new family!

  10. January 1, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! He’s a cutie!

  11. January 1, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    you look so great, just having given birth!

    congrats πŸ™‚ my guess was the 27th…i was close!

  12. January 1, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    Congrats!!!! He is so handsome!!!!! I cannot wait to see more photos of his precious little face πŸ™‚ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!1

  13. January 1, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    congratulations! he is beautiful, just like his mommy! you look amazing after just giving birth! cherish all of the new moments adjusting to mommyhood!

  14. January 1, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Congratulations again Sandy!

  15. Amanda {}
    January 1, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    wooow…..absolutely beautiful!!! congrats!! it’ll be a busy, but exciting New Year for you and your husband!

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  16. January 1, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Congrats!!! πŸ™‚ Your new little one shares my birthday!

  17. Kim
    January 1, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    Congrats, Sandy! And welcome to the world, little Austin! My goodness, he looks so tall!

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on motherhood!

  18. January 1, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    He is just perfect! So exciting that you shared your special moment with us. How the heck do you look so great in the hospital? Not fair. LOL

  19. January 1, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I wish you and your family a happy new year!

  20. January 1, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    What a cutie!! Congrats to your both! Being a Momma is the BEST thing in the entire world πŸ™‚

  21. January 1, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy being a new mother!

  22. January 1, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    congratulations on baby austin!! wishing your little family lots of love this year πŸ™‚

  23. January 1, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Congratulations Sandy! Austin is absolutely adorable and I think he was worth the wait πŸ˜‰ Hope you and him will be sleeping through the night very soon!

  24. January 1, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    ohhh so cute! congratulations!

  25. January 1, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Yay!!! Congrats to your new family of three!

  26. January 1, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    Congratulations again πŸ™‚ Welcome to the baby boy mama club! He’ll melt your heart a million times a day.
    Looking forward to your birth story! (I’m such a birth story junkie, can’t get enough of them, they’re all so beautiful.)

  27. January 1, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    eeeek – sooo, sooo (still!) soooo happy!!! wish i could come over and hold Austin and hug you!!!

  28. January 1, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Yay! Congrats on Austin! Hang in there the first little bit is hard but it gets better from here!

  29. Beth T.
    January 1, 2012 / 11:47 pm

    What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your happy news.

  30. January 1, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    YAY! Congratulations! He is gorgeous (and so are you, pretty mama)! My daughter’s birthday is the 28th, too. Such a fabulous day to be born! πŸ™‚

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  33. January 2, 2012 / 3:25 am

    Congrats, Sandy! What an awesome start to your year! All the best wishes to your family! And I’d love to read about the birth of Austin!

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  35. January 2, 2012 / 4:32 am

    Congrats Sandy! He is absolutely beautiful and you look so gorgeous too, Hope all goes well x

  36. January 2, 2012 / 6:28 am

    Yay! So glad he’s finally here – congrats to you both!!

  37. January 2, 2012 / 7:15 am

    Congrats! How wonderful!

  38. January 2, 2012 / 7:28 am

    Awww, congratulations on your beautiful new family of 3!! The first few months with a new baby can really deprive you of your sleep but it gets better! Plus, it ultimately becomes such a rewarding and fulfilling experience πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear the birth story!

  39. January 2, 2012 / 7:51 am

    Sandy, can you believe he is here with you?! What a beautiful family. So very happy for you! Such a wonderful way to start the new year! My sister also had a baby boy on NYE!
    Congratulations my friend!

  40. January 2, 2012 / 8:09 am

    He’s beautiful!! Congratulations Sandy!! I’m sure 2012 will be all sorts of wonderful now that your little guy is there to make your lives complete!! Happy New Year!! XOXO

  41. January 2, 2012 / 8:21 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! He’s beautiful, and you guys look great!

  42. January 2, 2012 / 8:44 am

    yay!!!!! he is beautiful and mama you look fabulous!!! well done πŸ™‚ happy new year – i know it’s going to be a fun year for you! and i love the name!!!!

  43. January 2, 2012 / 8:59 am

    Congratulations to the both of you!!!!
    He is so handsome!!!
    Happy New Year dear!!

  44. January 2, 2012 / 9:59 am

    Congratulations, congratulations!
    You already look like such a beautiful family πŸ™‚ We just recently welcomed a little baby girl to our family as well so I wish your family the best! I love little asian peanuts! πŸ˜€

  45. January 2, 2012 / 10:02 am

    Congrats to your wonderful family.

  46. January 2, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Aw, Sandy, congratulations! He is perfect! Can’t wait to see and hear more! I am so happy for you! xxx

  47. January 2, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    Omg, he is soooo precious, Sandy!!! You do not even look like you just had a baby! I am so happy for you and your family! hugs and kisses for all of you!!!

  48. January 2, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Congratulations again and welcome Austin!! Yay!! Happy New Year and lots of love, – g

  49. January 2, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Aww, aren’t babies just so magical?! CONGRATS!!!!

  50. jillian
    January 2, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    congratulations he is so cute!! and you look great!! happy new year! xo

  51. January 2, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Congrats, mama! Austin is precious!!

  52. January 2, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Congratulations Sandy, Austin is adorable! I know you will be such a great mommy!

  53. January 2, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Ahh congratulations to you both, what a precious little man!! Wishing you all a very happy new year! xx

  54. January 2, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    Congratulations Sandy! He’s just perfect!

  55. January 2, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Congratulations to you and your hubby on the birth of baby Austin. He is adorable. I can’t wait to see future posts when you dress him up in cute outfits. But for now, soak up all the joys of being a new mother for the first time. Happy new year Sandy and again, congrats!

  56. January 3, 2012 / 1:37 am

    Sandy! Oh,Congratulations Mama!! Austin is Adorable!! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  57. January 3, 2012 / 2:58 am

    Congratulations Sandy, very pleased for you. Love the name choice too. Good luck with everything to come and happy new year to you and your family.

  58. January 3, 2012 / 12:54 pm


    And, as a mom of a 4 1/2 month old, I can say this for sure:

    It’s all gonna get SO much easier and SO much better very soon. You’re going through the toughest part right now.

  59. January 3, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Congrats, Sandy!! Austin is SO ADORABLE and I cannot believe how amazing you look after just giving birth! holy wow, talk about natural beauty! Hope all is well with your family. πŸ™‚

  60. January 3, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Your little guy is BEYOND gorgeous!!

    Congrats again love!!!

  61. January 3, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Congrats Sandy!!! Austin is just beautiful! I’ve been thinking about you figuring that he must have arrived! Enjoy this time together! xoxo

  62. January 3, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How precious! So glad you are all healthy and happy! All the best with your new little one!

  63. January 3, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Congrats! Austin is such a cute name, too! πŸ™‚

  64. January 4, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    Congratulations! I just commented on a post RT by shabby apple and wished you luck! looks like you already got it! Adorable pic! My son is 13 months…get ready for the most amazing ride!

  65. January 4, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    What a beautiful Al A Mode Family- Congrats!!!!

  66. January 4, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Many congrats on your growing family! Austin is precious, and he has a GREAT name. πŸ™‚

  67. January 4, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Austin is so cute and I’m so happy that delivery went well and baby is healthy! Cheers! Happy New Year to you and your new family!

  68. January 4, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS SANDY!!! What a way to start off a new year. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see more photos and stories.

  69. Moy
    January 5, 2012 / 12:09 am

    Yay! Congrats on your little bundle of joy… I will always remember his Bday, because he shares it with my first born ;)! He’s a heart-breaker… You did a great job!

  70. January 5, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    Congratulations Sandy, what an amazing New Year’s gift (and reward for all of your hard work and labor!). He is so precious! Hope everyone is happy & healthy.

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