Friday, July 25, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 31 Weeks

July 25, 2014

Dear Asher:

Well you have finally started to recover from the teeth as they are now front and center. You are trying to figure them out a bit and keep almost grinding them against your lowers. I ate something in Austin that still has your tummy very upset because you have been extraordinarily constipated--you shake and shake, screaming in pain trying to push it out. I've added prunes to your diet to try and help it clear. I really don't know what it was but I just hate seeing you like this, it's so very uncharacteristic. You really did well in Austin considering the drive and your poor teeth; all mommy's old friends just couldn't get over your cute hair and rolls. Greatmama also got some good time with you. I wish they would all get to watch you grow up more. So many people love you!

Love,
Momma

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 7 Months

July 20, 2014

Dear Asher:

This month has seemed really long for some reason. You started foods and love eating with us, you got two more teeth (bringing the total to 4), you sit up completely unassisted and don't want to lay down at all, took our first road trip, and you talk non-stop trying to communicate. You have no interest in playing on your belly much any more and get incredibly frustrated because you still will not crawl. It's frustrating for all of us actually, you scream and scream and scream on your belly. You and your brother get each other laughing so hard I can barely stop myself from joining in your private jokes. You also got to meet your GreatGrandma (or GreatMama as your brother called her), and it was very special being able to visit her in Austin and introduce you. You did very well on the trip even though you still had a tooth breaking through. 

Love,
Momma

Mommy Diary Take Two: 30 Weeks

July 18, 2014

Dear Asher:

This week has been ROUGH. Both your top center teeth broke through this week only a couple days apart. You stopped sleeping at night almost entirely, which was brutal for us both. All you wanted was mommy to hold you, nursing non-stop, and lots and lots of fussy, unhappy, cranky baby behavior. Multiple people commented on how you weren't your normal happy, smiley self--they were right. Mommy was completely exhausted without you sleeping at night, you were hurting, and it was probably one of the most difficult weeks since your birth. Hopefully they stop hurting now that they're through so we can all get back to normal. I miss my happy little chunkster.

Love,
Momma

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 29 Weeks

July 11, 2014

Dear Asher--

Sweet boy you have been soaking up this double parent action during the summer. We have been playing with you on the floor a lot, usually you, Mommy or Daddy, and Lloyd. You sit up totally unassisted and can really get at your toys now. You talk talk talk these days too; you're figuring out tone and volume and it is amazing to listen to you babble. Every morning you wake up and talk to me for a really long time in bed--totally happy and enjoying yourself. You love having food at every meal and have really developed your grasp. Sweet potatoes and zucchini are some of your favorite things you've gotten so far. You make a massive mess but we love watching you experiment!

Love,
Momma

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 28 Weeks

July 4, 2014

Dear Asher-

You are a chatty little devil this week. You have been a bit more fussy than normal but after a good look at your teeth today, looks like your top ones are about to bust through--so it makes sense. They are so very swollen and I can see the white tips about to (finally) break through. It has to be just brutal, I wish I could take all of your pain away. Poor babe. You have been enjoying your food this week and are doing really well. You're talking so much and it sounds so much like you're saying Dadda. You also look like you're signing 'milk' but surely that has to be coincidence? Right? My tiny genius. 

Love,
Momma

Mommy Diary Take Two: 27 Weeks

June 27, 2014

Dear Asher,

I cannot keep up with you these days.  You're chunking out again and starting to really look plump after your last growth.  You are getting so frustrated not being able to move but still no signs of figuring it out quite yet. We started foods in earnest this week and you now get a little something at almost every meal and are loving it.  So far: sweet potato, zucchini, apples, bananas, nectarines, and carrots.  You are impressive with the sweet potatoes and hardly leave anything on your plate. Your face, now that's a different story.  I love watching you enjoy it!  Your pincer grasp is already vastly improving and anything within your reach is now fair game.  

Love,
Momma

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 6 Months

June 20, 2014

Dear Asher-

You've changed a lot this month. You actively go for certain toys on your mat and you get them every time, you rotate yourself in full circles looking for people and things, you chatter all day, and you're sleeping very very well. You also sit up with very little help and look frightening close to crawling, you just haven't figured the back end out yet. You smile and your entire body radiates happiness. Daddy has been home on summer break this month and you have gotten so much play time with him and big brother. You also have gone swimming a few times, you're not real sure about it yet. You weighed in at 21 pounds 15 ounces and 28.5 inches long (97th and 95th for weight) at your checkup, you are ao squishy and wonderful. 

Love,
Momma