Saturday, July 19, 2014

Asher is 2 months old!!

I feel like it takes forever for your baby to get here and then once they are born time just flies by and time goes by way to quickly! Asher is 2 months old already and I can’t believe it! He is such a sweet little boy he brings so much joy into my little family! Noah was a great baby, he has always been such a sweet boy but he had his difficulties with nursing and napping and soothers and he HATED his swing where Asher does all of that and more! I call him my dream baby haha! Its hard to imagine him not being here anymore. Like I was getting so used to like with just Noah and I every day but now that Asher is here that has just become my normal and I can’t even imagine going back to how things were before! Its funny how they just weasel their way into a special place in your heart and you would do anything for them from the first time you hold them in your arms!! I’m pretty sure Noah feels the same way about Asher that I do. He has had such an easy transition with Asher joining our family. I don’t ever have to tell Noah to be nice to the baby it is usually the opposite and I have to tell him to stop giving him kisses or get off of him because he won’t stop hugging him but he is actually just squishing Asher haha! He is such a sweet little boy but Noah has always been that way so it doesn’t surprise me how much he loves his little brother! It makes me happy that I had them so close when I think about how good of friends they will be as Asher gets older. 
Anyways more about Asher…he is always happy and content! He is just so great! he lives half his life in his swing i swear haha, he loves his soother which is a treat for me! He is already sleeping great at night. He sleeps till like 6:00ish already which is wonderful. But most often is more like 3:00 or 4:00. He goes to bed on his own in his bassinet but whenever he wakes up to nurse I just bring him into bed with me and nurse him laying down and then we always fall asleep and he just sleeps the rest of the night with me. He LOVES being cuddled! It is such a change from Noah. Noah would never lay down with me and likes his own space. Thats one of the reasons I loved nursing Noah is because it was time I could cuddle him and he was still haha. He was such a busy little man haha and still is. But Asher is also smiling up a storm now. He started doing it a little while ago but would only really do it for my mom. I could never get him to smile for me. I guess he knew he had to get his grandma wrapped around his finger as early as possible so he saved his smiles for her or something haha. Funny boy. But he is smiling like crazy now all the time! I Love it! Noah has his dimple (bum) chin but Asher has dimples in his cheeks that are so adorable!! They are very simliar in their looks in so many ways but they defiantly have their difference which is so fun! I think Asher’s hair is kind of a strawberry colour, its not white like Noah’s. They are both beautiful in their own unique way! I am one lucky Mama! Well here are Asher’s monthly photos from when he was 1 month old and also his most recent 2 month photos! I did monthly photos of Noah as something fun to do but it turned into something really great to look back on so I wanted to do something similar with Asher!

I love this picture! It looks like he is just kinda a little smirk haha!
Still not a huge boy but getting chubbier!! He is 12 lbs and 24 inches long

Happy Boy!!
Asher's first time swimming! 

I love my little family!! I am so very blessed to be surrounded but such amazing boys in my life, including my husband!!

My baby turned 2!!

I am not exactly sure how it happened but my baby turned 2 last week!! How did he grow up so fast...I can't believe 2 years has passed. Now I have our new little Asher baby and I feel like Noah should still be that little some days! Anyways we celebrated his first birthday Noah's first birthday on his actual day, July 8th, and it was a blast. I rented this bouncy house/water slide thing and it was a hit with all the kids. Luckily the weather that day was extremely hot too, like 36 degrees so the cold hose water felt great. The kids started playing around 3:40ish and there were still people and here till like 8:00pm haha it was a great day! I had a little pool that Noah's Nana Shirley and Papa Lloyd gave him as a gift and a big slide into it that the babies played with a lot. The big kids were just all excited and crazy on the bouncy house so they kinda just took it over haha. I had a puppy piñata that I ended up just doing with all the little kids which was really fun for them because they all got a bunch of turns and they all hit so soft it was a fun time for them! I had put all the piñata candy in individual bags inside to so then they all got the same amount. I figured all the little kids wouldn't understand what to do once it broke open haha. Anyways here are a bunch of photos from our fun day! We love you Noah!!

This is what the kids got to take home!

I loved Noah's puppy cake!!

All the kiddlets!
We love our Gramma!
My sweet birthday boy!

I think Kyle lit the candle and Noah blew it out a million times haha!
Asher seriously slept the whole party! It was crazy!


My cute matching boys!! I am one lucky Mama!!
Notes about Noah over the past few months:

April 28th - Noahs first night in his big boy bed and he seriously loved it! He slept great right from the first night. Sometimes he will wake up and just come into our room and we will just go right back in and lay with him in his bed and he will just cuddle you and you and go right back to sleep. He does so much better with going to sleep and even sleeping through the night again ever since he go into his own bed. He hasn't been sad or wanted back in his crib once! It has been a great transition for Noah! He was totally ready obviously.

May 6th - Noah has been really interested in the toilet for a while now and likes to flush it after you go and likes to go to the bathroom whenever Kyle goes and such. Anyways I've noticed most nights when I take his diaper off to go have a bath he pees right away so I have been getting him to sit on the toilet because he thinks it is fun. Well tonight he did it and he actually went pee! Like a big pee! He was so proud of himself. I am not potty training him right now and wasn't planning on doing it anytime soon but maybe I will just have to watch and see.

May 8th - Noah ripped off his diaper today so I asked him if he needed to go sit on the potty. He ran straight there and when I sat him on it he did a little pee. Crazy boy!

June 30th - Sweetest moment of my life today! Noah just layed quietly in bed while I gave him medicine and a sippy of milk because he woke up and isn't feeling well. Then when I layed down beside him he turned of his side, cuddled right up to me, closed his eyes, put his arm around me and started rubbing my back/arm. (His little arms aren't long enough to reach my back) Such a sweet boy I've been blessed with!

July 16th - Since Noahs birthday he has all of a sudden said a bunch of new words:
> Water! About a month before his birthday he would sometimes call water "wawa" but he actually can say water now.
> He says tractor which he has said for a little bit but it is clear to me now.
> The other day we were at my grandparents pool and Kyle was going to jump off the diving board and Noah went running up to Kyle yelling some kind of gibberish followed but GO very loudly. I think he was trying to say "ready, set, GO" or something!
> He handed me the ketchup bottle and said "more" when we were eating scrambled eggs the other morning. The only thing is things have to be Noah's idea haha. He doesn't use his words regularly yet but every once in a while he will just surprise you and start saying them. His understanding is great though. You can just ask him to put things in the garbage or bring you something and he will do it. When we are leaving the house I will always ask him to the turn the TV off and he will run and go do it. And also whenever we get out of the bath I always say ok lets pull the plug and then I will pull it but lately Noah will pull it himself now. He is becoming so smart!