Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays – August Miklos Friedrich Hermann

06/28/2007 at 05:00 AM ET

Happy Birthday August. You are now one year old!

Name: August Miklos Friedrich Hermann

Birthday: June 28th, 2006

Famous for:

August is famous for being the first child of actress and celebrity baby in her own right, Mariska Hargitay and husband, Peter Hermann. The couple were married in 2004 — Mariska is also the daughter of Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. Pink was Jayne’s signature color, and so when Mariska and Peter married, Mariska wore a subtle shade of the color for her Carolina Herrera gown. Jayne died when Mariska was 3, and Mickey in September last year.

Name meaning:

They chose all of their son’s names from family history – August has been a name in Peter’s family for over 200 years, Miklos is Mariska’s father’s given name, and Friedrich was the name of Peter’s paternal grandfather.



Continue reading for a gear/fashion/books round up, birth stats, birth story, famous relatives, Mariska thoughts on motherhood, breastfeeding, babyweight, August’s ‘Got Milk?’ ad and many more pictures.

Birth story:

Mariska and Peter introduced August to the world via TV Guide. Although she had hoped for a natural delivery, Mariska required a c-section. (Although she does not say why in the article, we were told it was a combination of the baby’s size due to gestational diabetes and a stalled labor). Mariska says;

I’m not a fan of surgery…but I wanted a healthy baby.

Birth stats:

August was a whopping 10 lbs 9 oz, and 22 inches long.

Famous relatives:

  • Jayne Mansfield – the stunning sex symbol of the 1950s who was in Playboy and won a Golden Globe (The Wayward Bus).
  • Mickey Hargitay – the Hungarian bodybuilder who was Mr. Universe in 1955

Fashion and gear:

Mariska and Peter used The Happiest Baby on the Block ($14) by Dr. Harvey Karp to help them with their newborn. Dr. Karp advises using the "5 S’s – swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking – to help calm your baby.

BabybjornBaby Bjorn Air carrier in blue/white ($100).

Appamans_monster_truck_tee_28Appaman monster truck t-shirt in rust ($28).

Uggs_erin_kidsUggs Kids Erin in chestnut ($51).

MaclarenMaclaren Quest 2007 in charcoal/flame orange ($225).

What they said:

On working, loving it and having August with her.

After having the baby I was off for six months, and in eight years I’ve never been off for so long. So you’d think you’d get rusty. [But] then I had my child, and thought, ‘I’ll never be able to leave his side again. I have to get off the show. But as soon as I went back to SVU it was truly like — after an hour and a half — it was like I never left.’ I thought, ‘How could this happen? How, in the eighth year, could I be completely revitalized, re-energized, re-inspired to approach this in a new way?’ And it was obviously a gift to have my son able to come to work with me every day. I don’t feel like I’m pulled…I feel like I’m so lucky because I’m living my dream. I didn’t have to choose.

Mariska is breastfeeding, and recently started using an electric pump – which brought other things to mind!

I could not stop laughing because you see yourself in this new light. You feel like a dairy cow. So, I put a stuffed cow on top of the pump!

When she first learned she was pregnant, Mariska said she was more than ecstatic.

Nobody wanted to be pregnant more than me. From the minute I found out, I was wearing full-on maternity pants. My stomach was totally flat, mind you, but I was just so excited.

But the 15-hour work days on the set of Law and Order: SVU combined with the stress of an increase in episodes filmed each week caused Mariska to resort to food for comfort. She says;

I was overwhelmed by my lack of energy. All I could do to survive was to eat.

By her third trimester, Mariska had gained 54 pounds and contracted gestational diabetes, which caused her to make some changes in what she ate.

First time pregnant, you’re like, I gotta eat more! I have to make sure he has enough of every single food group! I did get into eating too much. This pregnancy was really hard for me at the end. I wasn’t mobile. Next time, I want to keep myself as strong as possible, so everything will go easier for me.

With hopes of getting pregnant again soon, Mariska enlisted the help of Peak Performance, a gym in New York City. She says;

After getting pregnant I felt so different about my body. I felt like it was a sanctuary, like August’s house. It was like, somebody lives there now—I’ve got to keep it nice and strong and healthy for him. And so now I’m thinking that someone else is going to live there someday soon, so I’ve got to get it ready. It’s very exciting.

When she first started working out three times per week with her trainer, Jay Wright, Mariska felt intimidated, but soon found the hard work helped her get her pre-baby body back. In addition, because she is breast-feeding, she made some changes to her diet, which also helped her slim down. She focuses on eating in balance – lean meats with lots of vegetables and fruit – and keeps that great perspective that makes her one of our favorite celebrity moms. She says;

For me, it was never about how I looked. I’m a mom now… I feel like a superhero! After my c-section, I had a pouch on my belly for a long time, which has started going away, but all I can say is that it was a badge of honor. I was so proud of it. I felt like I joined the coolest club in the world—the mom’s club.

Mariska’s been waiting her whole life to be a mom – and when the moment arrived, she was overwhelmed.

When I first heard August’s cry, that’s when I lost it. You have so much love that you didn’t even know about.

‘Got Milk?’ ad:

In the ad August wears a cloth diaper. Click here to read about all different types of cloth diapers.

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Candice on

Yay August! I just LOVE that little guy! And Mariska, as always, sounds like such a terrific mother.

Heidi on

I love this family! Little August is so cute and his mom is so down to Earth. Love it!

Also, I found a mistake in the post. Where it reads: “Jayne Mansfield – the stunning sex symbol of the 1950s who was in Playboy and one a Golden Globe (The Wayward Bus)” – it should say that she WON a Golden Globe.

Happy Birthday, August!

t on

aw, happy birthday! he’s one of my favorite celeb babies- completely adorable and always seems playful and happy. i think he looks like such a little man, you know? especially in the milk picture.

Erin on

Happy first birthday little guy!

Devon on

Happy birthday August!

You’ve got a great b-day, my cousin turns 2 today.

Paula S. on

Happy 1st Birthday to my favorite celebrity baby. He is definately the cutest baby and he has the coolest eyes and eyebrows. I have always been a fan of Mariska Hargitay and she is my favorite celebrity mom. Mariska’s happiness and love can be seen in every picture as she is looks at August.

Paula S.

Addy on

Love her! August is so cute and chubby! Also, her mom WON a Golden Globe not one. :o)

Macy on

He is so cute! Happy Birthday August!

FC on

Happy Birthday, August, you adorable little boy! :)♥ I still can’t believe he’s one already!

kayte on

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought this morning when I woke up is, “YAY! Today’s August’s burthday!”? MH is my favorite actress and an amazing role model, and she and Peter are extremely blessed; he’s a beautiful little boy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUGUST!

Daisy Kay on

What a yummy little guy. I’d love to add him to my pack of grandkids. I wonder if he is walking yet.. August is a lucky boy with such nice parents. His father is so handsome and his beautiful mom should be making movies and winning oscars. She is one of the best actresses out there. Happy Birthday to a precious little boy!!

Megan on

I can’t believe August is one already. He’s such a cute baby, and I can certainly understand Mariska’s feelings about a c-section. My son was 11 lbs, 10 ozs.

Nausicaa on

Gorgeous little boy! I want to squish him. He’s certainly going to be a heartthrob when he’s older. He always looks so intelligent and contemplative.

I have to ask, does anyone know his ethnicity? I’ve been wondering that for a while now.

Sang on

AWWW how sweet, he’s one already. What a cutie. I love the way he looks in the milk ad. Absolutely adorable.

Emily on

I can’t believe he’s one already! I love him and this family. 🙂

Jen on

Happy Birthday, lil’ boy!

August Hermann is so adorable, I just wish I could take him home with me. It’s so exciting to see him grow up and now he’s a year old! I think he’s definitely my favorite celebrity baby and I love SVU. I’m glad to hear that August frequently visits his mommy on the set because if Mariska did have to leave the show to take care of him, I would be heartbroken, although I do realize that August is her first priority and she’s doing a great job taking care of him. I love to see them interacting and I love the way Mariska looks at him, like she’s so in love and can’t take her eyes off of him. She’s doing so great and August is definitely a cutie. He has the most gorgeous eyes. I’m wondering if he can walk yet though, and how much he’s talking. Anyways, have a great B-Day little man.

P.S. Naussica, I believe August is of Hungarian, English, and German ethnicity. He may be something else too, I’m not sure but I knoow those three because that’s what Mariska is.

Ashleigh on

OMG that child is sooo beautiful…its hard to tell wether he looks like his mum or dad but his parents are both really good looking aswell.

terri on

That was a great interview!

macci and natalie on

happy birthday little man!! you are the cutest baby ever, and your mother is genetically superior to all other humans. we love you.

gianna on

August is one of the most handsome celebrity baby boys IMO. To me he looks like Mariska, same features and complexion, but he has his dad’s beautiful blue eyes. Mariska seems so happy with him, and dresses him adorable. I think she will have santher baby soon.

Kat on

he’s starting to look more and more like his dad… who is gorgeous… but he’s got Mariska’s skin tone.

Carly on

I am a HUGE Mariska Hargitay fan.Her baby is adorable.The photos they picked are perfect.:)