Dear Austin: Twelve Weeks, Thirteen Weeks and Three Months

Dear Austin,

Twelve weeks was kind of a huge milestone for all of us.  It was the last week of Mommy’s Maternity Leave and your Grandma (Lao Lao) came back to stay with us.  The first few days going back to work were really tough for Mommy.  I thought about you all the time and people would ask about you about every 30 minutes.  I thought about if you were being good for Lao Lao, I thought about your smiles, I thought about if you were pooping, I thought about if you had enough to eat, I thought about if you had enough things to entertain you at home… I just thought about you a lot at work.  The best part about coming home from work is that you’d flash me your handsome smile as soon as you saw me and you still do that to this day.  Weeknights go by faster than ever since once I get home I need to pump, eat dinner, bathe you, feed you, put you to bed, pump again, and then sleep myself.

At 13 weeks / 3 months, your Grandpa (Lao Ye) flew back in as well and helped us finish hanging all the pictures in your nursery (which I will be sharing soon)!  You eat 5 times a day (5am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm, 8pm) with a 5 oz feeding the first 4 times ad a 6 oz feeding before bed.  You now love to grab at things… fingers, hair, necklaces, toys.  You can semi flip over from front to back, if we position your arms in a certain way.  You look at your hands to entertain yourself and suck on your thumb to soothe yourself.  Sleeping 6-8 hours at night is pretty consistent for you now and you are better at putting yourself to sleep.  You are just growing up so fast right in front of our eyes and are starting to look more and more like a little Marvin Jr. instead of a baby.  Now let’s just work on you sleeping 12 hours straight at night.  πŸ™‚


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  1. April 6, 2012 / 10:09 am

    I can’t believe how big he’s getting!

  2. April 6, 2012 / 10:11 am

    So handsome indeed! Love these photos. What a beautiful family. Happy Easter, Sandy!

  3. April 6, 2012 / 10:50 am

    aw, he’s getting so big! love the family pictures. you and marv already look like such proud parents!

  4. April 6, 2012 / 11:30 am

    He is sooo cute!

  5. April 6, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    How cute is your ever growing little guy. You are very very lucky to have parent(s) take care of your wee one at home. Just imagine the nerve and fear of leaving your little one with a total stranger at daycare, not fun at all.

  6. April 6, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    Aw they get big so fast!! Lovely family pictures. I love seeing month by month pics of babies πŸ™‚

  7. April 6, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    He’s getting so big and is cute as ever!

  8. sue
    April 6, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    sandy! baby A is so cute and he is growing beautifully!!!! good job momma!!!!

  9. April 6, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    mama! I actually saw your post this morning as we were out the door, and couldn’t comment until now, even though I was DYING to–why?? OMGGG HE is SOOO Cute!!!! You are doing so well as a mama. Relish these moments, every SINGLE one of them . Time flies much too quickly!!!! xO!!!!!

  10. April 6, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Goodness what a cutie! Can’t believe he’s 3 months!

  11. April 6, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Dearest sweeet sandy, such beautiful photos that make me smile and warm my heart! Austin is sooo adorable and his growing really fast. πŸ™‚ Have a lovely merry happy Easter weekend and love to you!

  12. April 6, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    That’s amazing he eats so much! My little munchkins are 17 weeks (12 weeks adjusted preemie age). They usually only eat 2-3.5oz at a time! How in the world did u get him on that awesome schedule?? We feed whenever they’re hungry…which is about every 2-4 hours. If I’m lucky, they’ll sleep a nice 5 hour chunk at night. Sigh…

  13. April 7, 2012 / 3:43 am

    This is so precious! What a wonderful way to document his growth and development as I can imagine it passes so quickly – this way you’ll all have something to look back on for years to come and will never forget little things that happen! Beautiful πŸ™‚

  14. April 7, 2012 / 7:23 am

    Can’t believe how much he’s growing! I bet it’s nice to have him on such a consistent schedule πŸ™‚

  15. Aimee
    April 7, 2012 / 11:33 am

    Hey doll,
    How lovely!!! CUTE BABY, Lovely family pictures πŸ™‚ This is a great post and I am loving your blog, I am loving the content of your blog and think it works really well. You have given me loads of inspiration for my blog, which I just love, so thank you for that!! ☺ I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really do love it. It would be really cool if we could follow each other? I would also like to invite you to my β€˜promote your blog’ challenge I have featured on my blog, where us bloggers are helping one another find more followers and readers. It would be great if you could join in:

    If you have facebook, I would be so so so grateful if you liked my page:

    All the best,

  16. April 7, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    OMG soooooo sweet!!! lovely!!
    you’re so lucky!!


  17. April 7, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    there’s no way he’s 13 weeks already! i swear he was just born. wow! he’s so big and adorable.

  18. April 7, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a precious little jelly bean! He’s so beautiful, Sandy. He’s getting so big so quickly. These are stunning photos, too. xo

  19. April 8, 2012 / 2:53 am

    He IS growing so fast!! And, yes, he looks like a mini Marvin but also looks like you. πŸ™‚ Such a very special little guy. xo – g

  20. April 8, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    He is too cute and I love your letters to him! Your post and your entire blog is just perfect.

  21. April 8, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    I seriously cannot get over how adorable Austin is. I love seeing these posts!

  22. April 8, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    So adorbs! It’s so great that Austin gets to hang with his grandparents during the day. I have the feeling that I won’t be as lucky when the time comes that I have kids.

  23. April 9, 2012 / 3:33 am

    he’s adorable! πŸ™‚

  24. April 10, 2012 / 8:19 am

    The time just flies by so fast doesn’t it! He’s such a tall boy! And sooo cute!!!!! Sleeping 6 hrs a night is great!!! He’ll just sleep longer and longer. Busy being mommy, huh??? It’s all worth it πŸ™‚

  25. April 10, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Oh my goodness! He looks soooooo cute on his little lion pillow!

    xo JA

  26. April 10, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    your baby is soooo cute!!

  27. April 10, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    can’t believe how big he is already! he’s soo adorable!!!! xoxoxo!

  28. May 26, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    to people in a forum held in Jaffna that If polcie powers are given to Tamil province now It will act as another para military. But what I commented was seriously criticized. The bloody elitist scoundrel living in Europe and USA wish to make another fight in Sri Lanka. Because their children will be never affected .Do you agree or not?Regards,Bharthipan

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