Here’s an update (a few days late!) on my favorite little man. He’s pretty loved.
What we have learned…our little guy has quite the personality! He is a happy little man who will smile often for us and even sometimes laugh. We’ve learned he likes sitting and reading books with us. We also learned that he likes being sung to before he goes down for naps. We’ve also learned how to juggle everything on Sunday mornings now that I’ve been back to working with the kiddos.
What we are enjoying right now…the last of the warm days while we can! Date nights and time together as a family. I’m liking being able to spend time reading my Bible, doing some bible studies, and get things done with his more consistent naps now.
What our biggest struggles are…our night time sleep is pretty inconsistent, getting Boaz enough exercise with the colder weather, and all the hormones causing my hair to fall out (annoying!).
Asher’s most exciting milestones…we’ve heard little laughs, he’s smiling more and more, sitting up with help, and loves to “stand up” with our help! We are still in size 2 diapers, but are mostly using cloth when we can. We are almost out of 3 month clothes and into the 3-6 month clothes! A consistent enough bedtime that meant we went out for half-priced appetizers while Asher got to have a babysitter!
What we are looking forward to…a trip to the cities to see friends and to see my brother. This will be our first hotel stay with Asher! We also are looking forward to going bowling on Halloween with church.
Asher’s likes and dislikes…eating (still!), smiling, being naked on the changing table, grabbing things, sitting up with help, standing up with help, having people sing to him (particularly head, shoulders, knees & toes and his nap time song), and playing on his kick n play. He dislikes waiting to eat, being left alone too long, and sometimes being swaddled works him up.
What sleep looks like…during the day he is pretty consistent! He likes to eat about every two hours and has wake time for about 45 minutes. At night, his first stretch of sleep is somewhere between 4 and a half to 8 and a half hours. Typically, he goes to sleep around 9 and wakes up for the day around 8. His longest stretch now is 9 hours.
What we are eating…still lots of milk! Though, Asher has gotten more distracted while he’s eating and has taken more notice in his surroundings. The rest of us have been eating salads, pizza, ice cream, pasta, Doolittle’s, eggs, and yummy oatmeal bread.
Who we have seen…we had friends over for lunch, church family, and family.
At the last doctor’s appointment…we found out that he’s the “tall kid” right now at about 25 inches and weighing in at 14 pounds 2 oz. He’s doing great and now we’re waiting for him to roll over 🙂