What we’ve learned…this month, we’ve learned how to make our little man smile, that he LOVES a pacifier, some tips and tricks to cloth diapering, to add in a bedtime routine, about how to have him come along to places (he did a great job during the Duathlon races!!), and how we are pretty ridiculous about how cute we think he is.
What we’re enjoying right now…going on family walks, our bedtime routine, longer sleeping times at night, days where the weather has been just warm enough without being super warm, the kick n play piano, seeing Asher smile, and eating! I’ve even gotten out on quite a few runs this past month too, which has felt awesome. I’m excited to keep running this fall!
What our biggest struggles are…finding balance between all the things we want to do! We’re working on figuring out what we can say yes to and areas we need to cut back.
Asher’s most exciting milestones are…smiling! Smiling more for us and for other people too! He’s also sleeping awesome! Lots of cooing and cute little sounds. More head control too! We are now into size 2 diapers and definitely out of newborn clothes. Most of our clothes are 0-3 months, but there are some that are 3-6 months.
What we are looking forward to…our doctors appointment, nice fall weather, and date nights!
Asher’s likes and dislikes…he loves car rides, tummy time and just time on his kick n play piano (but not for too long!), walks, people talking to him, music, kicking, eating, and sometimes he likes bath time. Dislikes include being hungry, the bright sun, when the stroller stops moving, and being overtired.
What sleep looks like…we are getting up usually between 2-4 and then again at about 6 or 7. We have a fun little bedtime routine where he gets to take a bath and then get dressed for bed, swaddled, and then eats one more time before going to bed around 9. He’s sleeping mostly for about 5-7 hours at his longest stretch. The longest he went was a little over 8 hours. The hardest part is for me to be able to get back to sleep for a little bit after he wakes up the first time!
What we’re eating…for Asher, still milk and still mostly about every 2 hours throughout the day except for one longer nap in the afternoon. For the rest of us, we’ve had our share of omelets, sandwiches, pizza, steamed vegetables, quinoa, granola bars, and lots of ice cream! We ate out at Bistro, Bennigans, Great Hunan, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Jimmy Johns, and Subway. I am definitely way more hungry now than when I was pregnant! And thirsty too!
Who we have seen…a lot of people at the baby showers and even more at the Duathlon races! My brother, Tom, came to visit this last week too! New places we have been include Bistro, Bennigans, and Discovery school for the races.
At the last doctor appointment…we learned Asher weighs about 11 pounds. This was at my 5-6 week appointment. When Tom was here we did the little scale trick where we hold him and then figure out his weight. He is probably around 13 pounds right now and seems about 22 inches. We will find out at the next appointment to see what he really is!