Dear Austin: Six and Seven Months

Dear Austin,

Wow, where do I even begin.  This post is WAY overdue as I’m having to compile together many weeks and a couple of months worth of photos.  The last letter I wrote to you was your 5 month birthday and you are already 7 months now.  To begin, let’s recap the the first 30 weeks of your life.

 Look at how big of a boy you have become!  You are about 28.5 inches now and 17.5 pounds.

You are an expert at tummy time and lifting yourself up with your arms, rolling around is a piece of cake, and you are quickly mastering the skill of sitting up.  Soon enough, you will be crawling (unless you skip straight to walking)… and Mommy and Daddy have not babyproofed the house yet (eeks)!

You drink about 30 oz of milk day (pumped breast milk + formula mixture still) and we’ve also introduced some solids into your diet!  You’ve tried bananas, avocado, sweet potato, peaches, and apples to be exact.  Hands down, your favorite right now is peaches, and only if they are super sweet.  I’m kind of surprised you don’t like avocado that much though, since Mommy and Daddy LOVE it, perhaps it’s just an acquired taste though.

You also had a playdate with Nabeel recently.  He flew all the way from DC to see you.  He scared you at first but you warmed up to him.  We think you are going through a bit of stranger anxiety these days.  It’s OK though, people say that it’s just a phase.  Another one of your current anxieties is separation anxiety.  You love being held (who doesn’t?) and don’t like playing by yourself too much but we’re trying to teach you a little bit of independence.  It’s good for you, you’ll have to trust us on that one.

Your Ah Ma and Ah Gong also came back recently and you are getting warmed up to their care, cuddles and kisses.  Aunt Jenny, Uncle Andy, cousin Evan, Joy and Bella also sent you what we hope will be your new best friend binky/blanket, Spencer, the dog!  We’re in the process of forming your bond with him and we hope he will bring you much joy for many years to come!


P.S. Winners of the Sincerely Sweet Boutique nautical charm bracelet giveaway are Lyndsey A. of The Eyeliner Manifesto, Arra A. of The Princess On The Brink, Ilene G. of Much Love Illy!  Congrats ladies!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and we’ll get the bracelet sent off to ya!


  1. August 2, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    that weekly update was too cool….i wish I could go back and do it for my girls.

  2. August 2, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Holy cuteness. That’s all I have to say! He is adorable. <3

  3. August 2, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    What a sweet letter. These will be so nice for Austin to have one day! 🙂

  4. August 2, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Sandy you are a wonderful mother.

  5. August 2, 2012 / 9:31 pm

    ah ma and ah gong totally melted my heart.
    also, good job on pumping that milk. you go girl!
    austin is adorable. wish i could give him a mindy “eeeee!”

  6. August 2, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    your monthly update pics are adorable! he is getting so big and is such a cute boy!!

  7. August 2, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    Love how he’s almost too long for that lion! Very cute and lots of milestones to recall!

  8. August 2, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Can’t believe he’s already 7 months! He’s soooo adorable~ beyond what words can express. I love him so much! Love all the pics of him~ he’s so photogenic! Holding/biting Spencer’s hand~ that’s exactly what Joy does with Mavis! =)

  9. A's Fashion Files
    August 3, 2012 / 12:33 am

    OMG this is so cute!! You have such a great blog- thank you so so much for visiting mine!!! I’m going to start going through yours now and catch up! 😉
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  10. August 3, 2012 / 6:34 am

    such a sweet letter. He is getting so big!

  11. Nicole Schile
    August 3, 2012 / 6:35 am

    Sandy, he’s getting so big! Can’t believe he’s that old already! Love looking/reading your blog and pictures 🙂

  12. August 3, 2012 / 7:28 am

    Ohh, your little guy is so precious! I love how you took pictures of him on his little lion to show how much he’s grown. 🙂

  13. August 3, 2012 / 7:59 am

    Isn’t it amazing how big they get and so quickly? My littlest one is 10 months and I can’t believe it! He has definitely grown a lot faster than my 3 year old did at this point…


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  14. August 3, 2012 / 9:39 am

    akkkk!!!!! love your photo progression!!!!! Austin is going to be such a heartbreaker. Can you believe how big he is now? DIdn’t you just have him???? Aweee love this post <3

  15. August 3, 2012 / 10:04 am

    oh my!! look how much he has grown!! He is such a little cutie!! xo

  16. August 3, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    This is such a cute post – I can’t believe how he’s grown! This is such a fun age isn’t it? This reminds me that I need to take more photos of Samuel!

  17. August 3, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Hi! I really like your blog, your photo’s and content you post are just so great! I really hope we get to know each other as I will be visiting your blog often! Feel free to stop by my blog! I just started it a few days ago :). Your son is SOOO cute!!! Ahhh he reminds me of my brother who is now 11 :).

  18. August 3, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Oh my so cute!

  19. August 4, 2012 / 2:43 am

    Oh my! He is such a cutie pie!

  20. August 4, 2012 / 8:54 am

    He is the CUTEST! I especially love his Americana outfit 🙂 Progress pics always get me – they grow up so quickly!

  21. August 4, 2012 / 11:27 am

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly they grow??…even between his 1 week and 10 wk picture! I am amazed.


  22. August 5, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    So cute!! Pictures with on the lion are a godd idea 🙂

  23. August 5, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I love how you took those pictures using the same floor pillow. I took pictures of both my daughters on our snuggler for the first 12 weeks. I even placed them on opposite sides of the couch, so I could cut them in half and place them side-by-side. So cool to see the difference in size between them.

  24. August 5, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    These pictures are so sweet! I love that lion! Great idea for showing how much the little guy grows! 🙂

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