Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 14 Weeks

March 28, 2014

Dear Asher,

My goodness, you hefty little chunk! You are so social it cracks me up. You love being held facing out to watch everyone and everything going on. You are getting much better at sitting up, you roll from front to back easily and almost have back to front figured out, and you just adore playing airplane. You smile and giggle the second someone lifts you up high; something your brother just hated, so it's fun to see your whole face light up when we zoom you around. Your rolls are so incredible you've had some drying out and chafing, which is a funny issue to have. I also put all your 9 month clothes away because we got tired of struggling to squeeze you into them. You looked a bit like an overstuffed sausage. A cute one though. :)

Love, 
Momma

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 13 Weeks

March 21, 2014
Dear Asher,

Oh honey, the time seems to be slipping by so quickly. You are getting rapidly better at rolling over, even from back to front. You get so frustrated by getting stuck half way there on your side, with only your top leg stuck--unable to toss it over to complete the roll. Then you cry. Or if you do make it, the sudden change of view scares you as well. So much change, my love! Your control of your arms and hands is obvious now; especially as you constantly bring those tiny fists up to chew on--even in your sleep. Your smiles are still beautiful and pervasive, they bring me such joy to see. It is all happening too fast, I hate to see you grow older so quickly. We enjoy this time together you and I. My sweet happy boy.

Always,
Momma

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 12 Weeks

March 14, 2014

Dear Asher,

You are so happy. You love just sitting on people's laps and watching everything, often for startlingly long periods of time. Your eyes see so much and are  entertained by everything around you. You gave us some legitimate laughs this week and I swear that sound is straight from the angels; those giggles brighten this whole house and I'm so glad you give them so freely. You are always smiling and talking to us; you are also continually entertained by your brother. You are just the sweetest little man. You hate your car seat again which fits with you hitting a wonder week, also explaining your irritation when you can't be in the midst of everything. Luckily it's spring break and Daddy is home so there has been lots to entertain you. 

Love always, 
Mommy

Baby Diary Take Two: 3 Months

March 20, 2014

Dear Asher,

Oh honey, you are the sweetest.  You are quite possibly the happiest baby on the planet and you fill our days with giggles and freely flowing smiles all day.  You hardly cry and you only fuss when you are hungry or dirty.  You keep me in awe of your happy demeanor all day long.  It is impossible to have a bad day with your bright face peering up at me, finding such peace in our time together.  It is already going so quickly, these baby times; you scare yourself as you try to roll over and get stuck halfway.  You love to sit up and stand, pumping your chubby little legs to stay vertical.  You are a little over 17 pounds and just shy of 26 inches, roughly.  You are growing so fast.  Your brother can always make you smile.  You know your Daddy's voice better than any other and love to hear him when he comes home from work.  I just love getting lost in your sweet rolls, your heavenly scent, and your beautiful and easy attitude.  You are the brightness in these long days my love.  

Always,
Mommy


Friday, March 7, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: Week 11

March 7, 2014

Dear Asher,

This week has been so great, you are so attentive and happy. You even gave Daddy your first giggles after bath! Things you love: kisses on the cheek, daddy's voice, lotion massages after your bath, smiles, your brother showing you toys, the feeling of Momma's hair tickling your face. Everything is facinating for you right now and you want to be in full view of all the happenings. You're sleeping wonderfully in your bassinet and if you can just make it a little longer on your second stretch, you will be only waking up once a night and we can move you into your room. You just adore your Daddy and I love watching you smile at your brother, life is beautiful with you in it.

Love, 
Momma

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Conversations with Lloyd: Too Big For Momma

Someone informed me, after I planted a smooch on his sweet cheeks recently:

"No momma! I boy!"   And pouted.

How about, no Lloyd you're my baby boy. Better get used to me embarrassing you with theses kissss! 

And this morning, after he ate a bowl of grapes, some lil smokies, and part of my pb&j:

"Momma, more toast? No. Momma, you full [does ASL for full]; I have toast, Lloyd need more toast. Uh huh. Ok?"

A minute passes.

"Momma Lloyd needs more toast. You still full. Get toast all by yourself, k? Need more toast."

He has such sass! It busts me up!