Saturday, January 07, 2012

Asher in December

Continuing the theme of "firsts" for Asher:
. he rolled from belly to back and was soooooo proud of himself
. he has become a Bona fide thumb sucker
. he tried out both the exersaucer and the johnny jumper and appears to enjoy them
. he celebrated his 1st Christmas
. he seems to respond to the question, "Do you want to eat?" by wiggling, complaining, and licking his lips
Each day his personality becomes more defined:
He definitely has a preference and is quick to let you know.
He is a finicky eater and will only eat when he is truly hungry, preferring no distractions and
a steady flow of milk vs. "let down." He is a very happy, busy baby, constantly jabbering or in motion. Even while nursing, he is kicking his legs, pushing with his feet; his little hand in front is either smacking me or pawing at me like a kitten, and his hand under my arm is most often scratching the pillow case.
He LOVES to be entertained (especially by Luke).

Our little Tintin - as Patrick affectionately calls him;)

Drew and Asher

Mommy and her "babies".

This was the present that Luke had me wrap up for Asher (his car from Steak and Shake).
Lacking patience, Luke helped Asher open it a few days early,
and I think Asher quite enjoyed playing with it for a little while.

In the exersaucer for the 1st time.

I think he LIKES it:)

Playing together.

Each morning, the 1st words out of Luke's mouth are usually, "Mommy, can I hold Asher. Plllleeaase!!!"Luke is becoming quite skilled at toting his baby brother around. He can now pick him up off the floor/ set him back down, walk around the house with him, undress him (when Mommy asks;), and sit holding him - Asher rarely cries anymore.

Not content sitting back.
This boy wants to sit up so badly.

After 4-5 weeks of sleep regression (only sleeping at night if he was in my arms or nursing), this boy now SLEEPS all night and even naps in his crib (yes, he graduated from his bassinet or swing to the crib). For the last couple of weeks, he averages 9-10 hours between feeds at night.
What a big boy!!! We are so proud of you!

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