Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 11 Months

November 20, 2014

Dear Asher:

Where has the time gone. This month has seen you stand independently, cruise around furniture, and reach out to try and take steps. You sign purposefully "up", "milk", and "more" and occasionally "all done/finished". You say "Daddu", have said "momma", and we swear you have also said "brother" and "Lloyd" a handful of times. You play with you toys now; intentionally moving parts and pieces into their correct places and movements. You love destroying your brothers lego and block creations which has been a bit of a struggle, but such is being a sibling. So much has changed. You are full of joie de vivre, as my Mur used to say. Love it.

Love,
Momma 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 48 Weeks

November 21, 2014

Dear Asher-

This week has not been our best. Big brother came down with a nasty virus then you got it. You had such a high fever for a couple days, totally lethargic and crying. You felt so awful it broke our hearts. You still have a little cough and drippy nose but your mood is getting back to normal slowly. It's so easy to tell when you feel bad little one, your happy personality disappears and is replaced with a clingy little baby wanting to just curl up. I hate seeing you sick but I also know these years where you boys want to crawl in my arms are so fleeting. I'm holding your healing body extra close.

Love,
Momma

Mommy Diary Take Two: 47 Weeks

November 14, 2014

Dear Asher-

So curious. You are pointing to everything then looking to us for words of explanation. You point to the ceiling fans everywhere and always want us to say the word to you. We had almost forgotten this phase of baby exploration. Naming items, colors, animals, foods, actions. Your development is really taking off and your mind expanding. It's also finally gotten cold and getting you out all bundled up is an adorable challenge. Your skin is so pale and sensitive, you constantly have rosey cheeks. Lots of coconut oil for you my honey bear.

Love,

Momma 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 46 Weeks

November 7, 2014

Dear Asher:

This week you started pointing. That seems like a small thing but it is actually huge. You pointed at mommy, then signed up with one finger (instead of waving one hand like usual), and then held your arms up to be picked up. Smiling the whole time. You have also signed "more" to daddy on a few occasions. You also talk and babble from the second you wake up to the moment you zonk out. So much communication this week!

Love,
Momma

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 45 Weeks

October 31, 2014

Dear Asher-

You're changing so fast the closer we get to your birthday. Your hair is really filling in and looking just gorgeous. As usual, people stop us everywhere we go to comment on it--although suddenly you're getting taken for a girl despite all the boy clothes you wear. I think it's those luscious long eyelashes you boys inherited from your Grammy (my mommy). Your eyes will definitely be brown like mine though, I had hoped they would stay hazel like you were born with but they're really darkening now. You're also cruising at warp speed on your walker and along furniture. You really do want to walk; soon honey bear. You've let go a few times when occupied with toys and stood all by yourself but the second you realize it you plop down. Amazing. You are amazing.

Love,
Momma

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 10 Months

October 20, 2014

Dear Asher:

Leaps and bounds this month! Oh goodness. You recognize your name, you say Dadda, I swear you have said Momma, and you can holler for your brother and we know exactly what your intent is.  Your crawling is wicked fast and you can crawl over any obstacle.  You also pull up on everything and walk yourself around furniture, will push chairs around the house to walk, and love your (borrowed) walker.  You've started to trim out a little and are starting to look a little like your brother at this age. You also love eating lots at meals now; you want exactly what everyone else is eating. You just are changing so fast!

Love,
Momma

Mommy Diary Take Two: 44 Weeks

October 24, 2014

Dear Asher-

You are hilarious this week. Your brother went down the street to play and you went hollering "laaaaaa" down the hall and stood up looking through the glass door hollering. Made us laugh.  You always seem kind of lonely when he is gone, you look for him in the car and then the moment we pick him up you're laughing. It's really fun to see. You also think it's funny when we touch forheads you giggle and lean in to do it over and over. You also are just obsessed with any toy that has removable parts (your hammer-pegs, particularly) and love taking them out and trying (so hard!) to put them back in.

Love, 
Momma