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, he says your case is a 1.5 / 4 which is not too bad but that he wanted to see you again in another 5 weeks.  You may be one of those babies that has to wear a helmet to correct your head shape, but we’ll see what the doctor recommends.  Either way, I hope you know that what we decide to do is the best for you.  The doctor said that during these 5 weeks were not to put you on your back at all except for bedtime (or for your weekly lion picture too) to see if anything improves because you are still on the young side.  The jumperoo we got for you at the garage sale was the best $15 we have spent in a REALLY long time.  You just love jumping in that thing while giggling up a storm.

And now the latest milestone you’ve hit is rolling over.  At night, we always put you down on your back, but by the morning, you always seem to be on your (right) side or stomach!  I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree since Mommy loves sleeping on her right side too.  Rolling over is great and all, but it tends to be a little but more difficult when changing your diaper now hehe.  Also, you know how to take the pacifier out of your mouth and put it back in with your own little hands – your coordination is getting better and better by the day.

Oh and by the way, you’ve really mastered a great schedule now with 5 feedings and 10 hours of sleep straight at night.  WOOHOO!  Keep up the great work, buddy!



  1. June 4, 2012 / 7:06 am

    Too cute, as always! I can’t believe the difference from 18 to 20. Amazing that he changes every day! xo

  2. June 4, 2012 / 7:09 am

    So fun! I know they said to keep him off his back except at night, but if you have to put him in a chair or something you can buy the Boppy Noggin Nest:

    We got this for Emily’s chair that she sits in and I really think it’s what helped reshape her head from the flat spot she had created. Granted I did start this very early but it seemed to help right away. She’s almost completely leveled out now.

  3. June 4, 2012 / 7:32 am

    OMG, he is sooooo cute 🙂


  4. June 4, 2012 / 7:55 am

    Austin is SO cute! I love when you share photos of him, Sandy.

    I hope the bump on his head improves but the helmet doesn’t sound too invasive.


  5. June 4, 2012 / 8:12 am

    So adorable! And yay for 10 hours of sleep!!!

  6. June 4, 2012 / 8:59 am

    awwww! He is so precious!! I love all of his little outfits! I hope the doctors appt. in a few weeks goes well!! xo

  7. June 4, 2012 / 9:12 am

    how can you stand it srsly?! HE is so adorable Sandy, and growing so handsome by the day. I love your pic progression. Time flies, and you capsuled it in the only way you could for him some day. I love it.

  8. June 4, 2012 / 9:15 am

    How precious! Your son is adorable. I’m sure whatever you do will be the best for him. xo

  9. June 4, 2012 / 9:35 am

    Awww, he’s so absolutely adorable! I love how you can see how much he’s grown between the different weeks.

  10. June 4, 2012 / 9:58 am

    yay for 10 hours of sleep; AMAZING! And, that cute little tush with the tiger? Dying!

  11. June 4, 2012 / 10:42 am

    What an adorable grin he has!

  12. June 4, 2012 / 11:10 am

    Such a cutie. Look at those laughs!

  13. June 4, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Sandy, he is just darling!

  14. June 4, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    Aw Sandy, he is so stinkin’ cute!!

  15. June 4, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    Our doc was concerned too about the flat head. Our son may still have a flat head in the back, but nothing of concern. Hope it all works out! And Austin has the most adorable smile. I miss those pants with the animal on the butt, so cute!

  16. June 4, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Aww he is so adorable, I hope everything checks out okay in a few weeks and if he has to wear a helmet, I’m sure it’ll look adorable on him. I love these posts, they are so sweet Sandy 🙂

  17. June 4, 2012 / 3:50 pm

    Awwww…. he’s sooo cute!!!!

  18. June 4, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    Aww they grow up so fast!

  19. June 4, 2012 / 8:53 pm

    oh wow..he is getting so big! that’s awesome!

  20. June 5, 2012 / 1:48 am

    oh my, he’s getting so big!
    and i’m sure his little head will be fine. :]


  21. June 5, 2012 / 7:48 am

    I hope that bump will go away, and you are getting so big and adorable!!! keep up the 10 hrs of sleep!

  22. June 5, 2012 / 8:39 am

    Aww, Austin looks like such a happy little guy! Hope everything goes well with the bump and that it gets resolved easily! So envious about his sleep schedule, Baby E wakes up in the middle of the night for a feeding but will sleep for about 9 hours total.

  23. June 5, 2012 / 10:02 am

    You must hear this all the time but he is so precious! What a cutie! If they made those lion mats for adults, I would buy one – that looks so comfortable! 🙂

  24. June 5, 2012 / 10:21 am

    Your son is so adorable and growing so quickly!

  25. June 7, 2012 / 8:25 am

    He is growing so fast! He is just the cutest thing!

  26. Emme
    June 8, 2012 / 11:18 am

    He’s adorable! Can you tell me where you got the cute lion rug? Thanks!

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