Dear Austin: Two Weeks

7 lbs. 5 oz.

Dear Austin,

I am so proud to say that your second week of life has improved dramatically since the first week!  You are satisfied with the amount we are feeding you and it’s allowing us all to sleep better.  In the first week, I would syringe in formula supplement into your mouth but this week I decided to switch to a bottle instead.  I know lots of people may frown upon that with “nipple confusion” and all since you are still breastfeeding first before going to bottle in each feeding, but you still have a great latch so I’m not concerned.  Anyhow, you made it back to your birth weight and that’s a great sign!  Your face has changed a lot in the past week and you are really filling out, hehe.  You’ve graduated from being a glow worm (bili blanket) baby because of your weight gain too.  And on Day 10, your umbilical cord stump and plastibel from circumcision both fell off, yay!

 On Saturday, Aunt Seng came over and took some newborn pictures for you.  She sent us some sneak peeks already and we can’t wait to see the rest.  It was a fun session but you did poop all over Daddy’s clothes and Aunt Seng’s white furry prop, oopsie!  Also over the weekend, Grandpa and Grandma went back to California to celebrate your big cousin Evan’s 3rd birthday so you had some quality Mommy and Daddy time, but Grandma came back to help out and it’s been great, especially since Daddy had to go back to work.  πŸ™  But don’t worry, I send him phone pictures of you periodically to ease his stress level at work.  Aunt Lori also paid you a visit and you were so calm in her arms.  You also received a few red envelopes from relatives which you held on to tightly, greedy for money already eh?  πŸ˜‰  You’ve also flashed your adorable smile to us many times now, whether you realize it or not, and it just simply melts all of our hearts.

Love,
Mommy

34 Comments

  1. January 13, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    So sweet! He is adorable and I love that he has already pooped on everything. Go Austin!

  2. January 13, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks already! Austin looks adorable! πŸ™‚

  3. January 13, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    awww. what a beautiful little baby! i love your baby photos. really lovely.

    thanks for stopping by. hope to see you more.

    cheers.

  4. January 13, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Wow, two weeks already! Watch out because it flies by! Truly it does.

  5. January 13, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    Most babies loose weight in the first week of life, this is normal. I’m sure he will do fine πŸ™‚ He’s a cutie!

  6. January 13, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    Awww how cute!!! Congrats hun, adorable family:-)

  7. January 14, 2012 / 1:25 am

    He’s so sweet and those outfits are do die for. Don’t ever worry about what “they” say you should do. It’s fine to read up on stuff…but do what’s comfortable for you and your baby and your family. Try to enjoy this time and you don’t need to give up your lives for the baby … bring the baby into your life and relax and do things together.Babies are resilient and when you’re happy they’re happier.

    Ha…not having babies of my own to show off I feel odd sometimes with so many young and mommy bloggers. I worry that I’m a fish out of water. But maybe I can talk about some of the things I went thru with my 3 kids. I’ve been there and now have a tiny grandchild.

    Congrats
    becky@reinventingtheordinary.com

  8. allsaints, allsaints clothing
    January 14, 2012 / 2:43 am

    I have read so many articles about the blogger lovers except this article is really a pleasant article, keep it up.

  9. Sheila
    January 14, 2012 / 6:19 am

    I <3 these updates. Such an adorable little guy. And you're doing awesome giving him all that breast milk!

  10. January 14, 2012 / 8:07 am

    Oh Sandy, your baby boy is ADORABLE! Congratulations to all of you! xoxo

  11. January 14, 2012 / 8:47 am

    Happy 2 weeks!! Oh so precious and so tiny! Beautiful family you there Sandy. πŸ™‚

  12. January 14, 2012 / 8:48 am

    *beautiful you GOT there…*

  13. January 14, 2012 / 8:48 am

    What a sweet letter to a very sweet little baby!

  14. January 14, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    you are the cutest mom!!! and he is soooo adorable! glad things are going better too!

  15. January 14, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    He’s so cute! πŸ™‚ Congrats again!

    The lion rug is so cute! Where’d you get it? πŸ™‚

  16. January 14, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    loooving all of these pics, friend!!!!

  17. January 14, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    I can’t believe he is already 2 weeks! So glad to hear he is gaining weight and sleeping much better πŸ™‚

  18. January 15, 2012 / 9:57 am

    Adorable!!! Congratulations! I love that mat that you have him laying on. I have a blue bear and I still have it out and my son is 13 months! πŸ™‚

  19. January 15, 2012 / 10:29 am

    That’s so cute that he held onto those red envelopes so tightly, haha. Super adorable photos πŸ™‚

  20. Theresa
    January 15, 2012 / 10:36 am

    Such a cutey! Love the letter! It will live forever on the internet for him to see when hes older and understands embarrassment =P cant wait to meet him!! side note: john totally has a sweater like marv’s.

  21. January 16, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Aww, so lovely! Glad that things are going better this week! πŸ™‚ I love that you send Marv photos of him all day long! So sweeeet!

  22. jillian
    January 17, 2012 / 7:07 am

    awww he is so perfect! congratulations sandy!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  23. January 17, 2012 / 11:10 am

    happy 2 weeks baby austin!

  24. January 17, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    He is lovely Sandy – congratulations!

  25. January 17, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    He is gorgeous! Mine just turned 3 months today:-)

  26. January 18, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    he’s so cute… wish all of you the best of this world and lots of health!

  27. January 19, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    Omg! Congratulations!!! He is simply adorable. Hope you are recovering well and getting enough sleep πŸ˜‰ xo

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