Sunday, July 14, 2013

Asher 11 months

Asher John at 11 months

 10.7 kg - 87th percentile (increase from previous month)
 77.5 cm in length -87th percentile (same from previous month)
 49 cm in head circumference -  99th percentile (same from previous months)

Eating - Blake and I were just saying that we think Asher would eat all day (would have to break to sleep and an occasional diaper change) long.  He loves to eat and eat anything.  He has yet to refuse anything but I am sure the day is coming.

Sleeping - The same, He still has two naps, one in the am and one in the late afternoon and then sleeps 12 hours at night.  He is a good sleeper but just like his brother he likes to be in his bed or the car seat.  He is a very social baby so if we are out in public he has to be extremely exhausted to go to sleep.  I still enjoy the occasional night feed where he will fall a sleep in my arms.  I am holding on to those moments for I know they will be over soon, every time it happens I feel like it might be my last.

Sounds - More and More sounds... still mama, Dada, bubba (sometimes) and now we are trying to get him to say ball.  He loves balls so it is only fitting.

Best Trait - This month I want to say something about Asher that I am little scared of (so not necessarily his best trait) but if he sees something he wants or if I take something away from him... he makes a really loud cry coupled with a really mad face.  At first it is kind of funny but then a little scary how fast he can switch between so happy and then really ticked off.  So not his best trait but something worth writing about.  He still loves his daddy and brother to pieces and one thing I have really enjoyed watching him do this month is when daddy smiles at him really big, Asher will smile back but them bury his chin in his shoulder like he is shy. He will also do this to people in the elevator that try to talk to him while smiling.  He bats his eye lashes and dips his chin down and looks through those long eye lashes... sweet baby.

Nick Name - Still bubbie and Asher Johnny Boy.

Firsts - Pulling up and Standing anywhere he can get to.  He pulls up on my legs, on furniture, on Pierce and more.  He is also from a crawling position putting both legs out like he is going to do a crab walk, I am afraid it is only a matter of time before he starts walking EVERYWHERE.  Asher has also learned how to say "Bye" while waiving.  He has not learned really when to say it yet bc we just do it all the time but it is so cute.  

Updates - We have 8 teeth... and oh boy does he know how to use them.  Also Asher seems to be trying to move from 2 naps to 1 nap.  Everything I read online says it is not time yet (he is too young) but I think this one is not going to require as much sleep as his brother did.  Asher definitely just hast to go with the flow but he will not sleep on the go so he just enjoys the outing and usually is really pleasant even if it is nap time.  He is very curious and loves people... seems we have another extrovert.  Oh no!

Sweet Moment:  Since he is crawling around more there are new ways to get hurt and a lot more opportunities to do so.  But the sweet part is he wants to be held by mama when he does get hurt and I love it... I mean love it.  I love how he wraps his legs around my waist and leans in for a hug.  Also in the morning when you go to get him he is just playing in his bed and I like to sneak in and when he finally sees me... I get the biggest smile.

Big Brother:  Loves him... Pierce will often want to cuddle with Asher and when he gets to he smothers him with kisses.  If Asher is on the ground, Pierce is on the ground.. if Asher is in his bed playing, Pierce is in his bed playing with him, etc.  A sweet moment was I was feeding Asher some eggs the other day and brother came up to say how cute Asher was (which is an common statement around here) and Asher reached out with a fist full of eggs and fed it to Pierce.  Pierce did not know what to do so I said eat it, which he did and Asher loved it so he kept doing it over and over again.  Pierce then said "Good job brother, you are learning to share"

Memorable moment:  A sweet moment was I was feeding Asher some eggs the other day and brother came up to say how cute Asher was (which is an common statement around here) and Asher reached out with a fist full of eggs and fed it to Pierce.  Pierce did not know what to do so I said eat it, which he did and Asher loved it so he kept doing it over and over again.  Pierce then said "Good job brother, you are learning to share"

Here are some pics of Asher at 11 mos...






























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