Monday, July 21, 2014

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

Mommy Diary Take Two: 26 Weeks

June 20, 2014

Dear Asher-

Well this week didn't go quite as planned sweet boy. We got into a car accident you and I, and while you are totally fine I was pure terrified you were hurt or somehow affected.  I'm a bit banged up but your car seat protected you very well and you were more scared than anything. You also are on the tail end of a wonder week, so I'm not sure if it's my anxiety over your well-being or the wonder week but you had a couple nights of wanting to nurse and cuddle the entire night. Hopefully you'll return back to your great sleep pattern soon, but I understand that it has been a strange week for us. I love you so much, you were my only concern and I feel so guilty for putting your sweet life in danger like that, even for just a minute. You boys are my entire world.

Love, 
Mommy

Mommy Diary Take Two: 25 Weeks

June 13, 2014

Dear Asher-

Sweet honey bear, what a good week you have had! You are sleeping wonderfully well and almost entirely through the night now. It is incredible! And you sit wholy unassisted for long stretches, playing by yourself and talking. You're still trying to crawl but when you are able to push yourself up off your belly, your arms start quaking from the exertion. It's pretty funny. You manage to rotate yourself in any direction and a full 360° on your belly though, so you can manage to see whatever you want. This includes the dogs, you caugh Donnie this week and thought that was hilarious. So curious watching them walk around the room, although as usual your favorite show is watching big brother act a fool. You love him so much. 

Love,
Mommy