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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 24 Weeks

June 6, 2014

Dear Asher-

You finally worked yourself out of your wonder week and are back to our happy little guy. We got to spend some more time at the pool and you seem to like it pretty well. You have your daddy's skin tone for sure though, so we have to keep you really shaded. You also must have some more teeth on the way because the biting and drool have picked up again. I gave you some cold cucumber slices and sweet pepper to chew on a few nights and that was pretty entertaining to watch. You mostly just sucked on the pepper but one night you were able to get a hunk off the cucumber and surprised yourself. And us. I think you'll be a great eater too. 

Love,
Momma

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mommy Diary Take Two: 23 Weeks

May 30, 2014

Dear Asher--

Sweet sweet boy, you have had a bit of a fussy week. You're going through a wonder week and all you want to do is cuddle and be held. When you've reached your limit, you are d.o.n.e. and just want your momma (or daddy). Your hair is really starting to fill in and you get comments all day, every day on how red it is! We still chuckle about having a little red headed boy; we just never expected it! You own it though and make it so cute. You are just adorable and I cannot get enough of all your soft, squishy parts. You also had your first dip in the pool this week and I'm not sure you knew what to think, although in your defense it was still a bit chilly. You'll love it. 

Love,
Mom