Age: 34 Weeks
Name: Asher John Denton
Mom's Cravings: Well at 30 weeks I reported I could not get enough spice... well now I have some acid reflux going on so I need to stay away from the spice... but I sure am craving ice/popsicles... anything cold and crunchy.
Changes: The biggest change is the size of me and baby. Asher is growing so well that at our 32 weeks scan (see pics below) he was measuring 34 weeks in the head and belly and 32 weeks in the thigh. The Doctor told me that she had her baby last year at the size that Asher is at 32 weeks... She told me that I need to start walking an hour a day to get ready for this big baby.
Pierce's comments: Pierce had many exciting dates coming up on the calendar (and Asher's arrival being one) so we made a chain with blue and green paper and on these special days we used RED with a drawing on the link of what was happening. Our special days include(d) 1) Daddy's back home, 2) End of School/Summer Begins, 3) ViVi and GD arrival, and 4) Asher's Arrival... we tear off a chain everyday with much anticipation to get to those red links... so fun.
Movement: Yes tons... and there are many hours in the day where I am totally out of breath... his feet must be in my lungs bc I can not seem to catch my breath or get comfortable (and we have one more month to go). I asked the doctor about this and she said it was totally normal (with a smile).
Sweet Moment #1: Asher has his first official nickname and here is the story on how he got his nickname. Pierce has a new friend here in Korea with the last name Caver and Pierce loves Capers so much that he has to put them on practically every food. Since this love exist he really thinks his friends last name is Caper and not Caver. One day Pierce told me that we should name Asher, Caper. Then I said he already has a name and it is Asher. Then we discussed turning his middle name into Caper and since that would not work Pierce suggested that we call him Caper as a nickname... and within 10 min. Asher went from Asher to Caper to Little Caper... so now in our house we refer to Asher as Little Caper and everyone smiles when we say it... So glad that Pierce got to nickname his little brother.
Sweet Moment #2: When we got all our stuff from Houston which consisted of all of Pierce's old baby stuff... we sure had a lot of fun going through everything, sorting, cleaning and organizing. Pierce would find something that he remembered and with a sweet voice say "I will let Asher borrow this and play with it". I would then show him some of his old clothes and we all just smile when we think about our new addition that is coming and how small he will be compared to our big 5 year old.
Date of Arrival: August 4th 2012 (we know have an official date and all the doctors and rooms are booked)... we are ready!
Here are some more cute pics...
Our little one... all squished up but healthy. I love this first picture bc if you read the stats... it shows that he is measuring on average at 34 weeks (and he was only 32 weeks).