Dear Austin: Five Weeks

9 lbs. 15 0z. | 22 1/8 inches

Dear Austin,

In the past week, so much has happened.  Well who am I kidding, a lot happens every week with you!  🙂  You celebrated your one month where we cut off a lot of your hair.  We went to the doctor where they diagnosed you with baby acne, cradle cap, and dry skin on your face… BUT we took comfort in knowing that it will all eventually go away and we were able to scrub off the cradle cap with some good ole shampoo and a wash cloth.  I hope it didn’t make your head too itchy~!  Aunt Julia and Uncle Tim paid you a visit too… where again, you slept through most of it, good boy!  Unfortunately, Daddy was sick this week so he couldn’t hold, feed, or play with you.  I could tell some of your cries were cries of missing your Daddy.  🙁

You’ve made great strides in your development, like being able to turn your head 180 degrees and follow objects with your eyes.  Your favorite object being Mr. Panda.  You can hold your head up during tummy time for 90 degrees for a few seconds, yay!  You’ve really started to work on your “coos” too which makes Ah Ma think you are going to be very outgoing when you grow up.



  1. February 6, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    ahhhh! what a cutie!! so happy you are documenting these times. and i’m so happy i get to read ’em all 🙂 xoxo

  2. Alison
    February 6, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Sandy, you are going to have such great documentation of Austin’s first months of life through your blog. Such sweet posts and I know it will be treasured once he gets older. Now you are just setting the bar high for when you have baby #2 in the future 🙂

  3. February 6, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I have been SO out of the blogging loop I’ve yet to even stop by and say how adorable and beautiful Austin is!! Sandy he is just a doll. <33

  4. February 6, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    This is absolutely precious. I want to do these letters when I have a little one. Love that baby Austin will have something to look back on when he gets a little bit older. 🙂

    Hope you have a great week, girlfriend!

  5. Sarah Chan
    February 6, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Sandy! He’s so cute! 🙂 You can help the baby acne and dry skin by splashing a little breast milk on it. I did that for Corinne. Worked like a charm! I did it every time I fed her. She also had cradle cap. we scrubbed with shampoo and dabbed a little baby oil on the really dry spots. Can’t wait to see more pics of Mr. Austin! xo

  6. February 6, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Oh my Goodness….could your kid BE any CUTER! =)
    That picture of him looking at his panda!!! ahhhh!
    Love it!
    Much Love,

  7. February 6, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    he is so precious…hard to believe he’s growing SO fast! i can tell you are so proud of your sweet boy 🙂

  8. February 6, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Aw I love this! Look at that face! He’s precious. Happy 5 weeks to him and to his parents!!

  9. February 6, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    he will love these letters from him mommy. so precious! and this pictures, love them!

  10. February 6, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    *his and *these (apparently tita ilene cannot type tonight). 😉

  11. February 6, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    precious, precious baby boy! you sure are handling this mommy thing really well! you are a beautiful mom.

  12. February 7, 2012 / 12:04 am

    So adorable! I’m glad his skin is feeling better. Also, I am loving all his sweet baby clothes. Adorable!

  13. February 7, 2012 / 1:54 am

    So soooo cute! He’s getting so big so fast! You must be a proud mommy. .=)

  14. February 7, 2012 / 2:23 am

    He is so so cute! I can’t believe he is getting so big so fast – look at him holding his head up!!!

    You’re doing a wonderful job Sandy 🙂


  15. February 7, 2012 / 6:52 am

    he’s getting bigger every day!

  16. February 7, 2012 / 8:03 am

    I kind of wish I would have done weekly instead of monthly because now I have no idea when her first smile was or when she held her head up. oops…

  17. February 7, 2012 / 8:06 am

    He’s just getting cuter and cuter!!! I hope I’m as good as you are about documenting when my little one comes 🙂

  18. February 7, 2012 / 9:59 am

    he is just perfect sandy!!! you are making a mighty fine momma! hope the breastfeeding issues are getting better! xo

  19. February 7, 2012 / 10:19 am

    such a sweet boy! 🙂

  20. February 7, 2012 / 10:23 am

    What a sweetie pie! I can tell that he and Mr. Panda will be best of friends 🙂 Hope your hubby feels better soon so that he can spend time with Austin!

  21. February 7, 2012 / 11:28 am

    Aww..he is so adorable:) Have a great day, darling. xo

  22. February 7, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    So sweet! Happy 5 weeks & counting! He is going to love seeing these one day : – )

  23. February 7, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Aww! What a handsome little dude! He is so lucky to have you as his momma 🙂

  24. February 7, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Aww that little panda bear is too cute and ALSO I scrolled down. Sandy that is one rock out sweater, with gllittery bows? And the pink and purple palace in undergrad? That is too fab!

  25. February 8, 2012 / 3:16 am

    Hee! He’s adorable Sandy and these little Dear Austin posts will be fantastic for when he is older. 🙂

  26. February 8, 2012 / 7:43 am

    Having a baby with your own is the dream of all couple. Lovely that you have that cute little boy. Hoping you to be happy as always.

  27. February 8, 2012 / 9:31 am

    such a sweet post! I love the photo of grandpa putting his finger up and Austin is doing the same 😀

  28. February 8, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    Austin is getting so big! I can see the changes already just from the photos. Holding his head up. So adorable! These posts give me the chills. They’re so heartwarming, Sandy. And such a great treasure for you all to look back on 🙂 xoxo

  29. February 8, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    So so so cute!!! 🙂 hehe.

  30. February 9, 2012 / 11:24 am

    he is sooo adorable!!!! love that pic of him & grandpa~!! so happy he likes mr. panda~~ research shows babies love high contrast objects with faces. =)

  31. February 11, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    OMGoodness Sandy! he is soooo cute! What a big birth weight!!! Love the pictures–thank you so much for sharing his cuteness with us:)

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