• 2 months

    Age: 2 months Weight: 11 1/2 lbs   Sleeping: Still going to sleep between 8:30 and 9 every night. He continues to get up after about 5 hours to eat and then goes back to sleep for another 3-4 hours. Halfway through the month Asher decided sleeping in his rock and play wasn’t so bad. Until about 6 weeks old he wouldn’t sleep unless he was with the hubs or me.  Milestones: He can hold his head up. Smiling and cooing. Bearing weight on his legs when held. Lifting head in tummy time.  Best Moments: Enjoying my days at home with our squish while on maternity leave. Celebrating my first Mother’s Day with the hubs and my…

  • Month One

    Age: 1 month Weight: 9lbs 2oz Length: 21.5 inches Head: 15 inches  Sleeping: We decided to let Asher to his thing and sleep whenever he would like. In the week or so our little man was a typical newborn and he was waking every 2 hours to eat but sometime around 3 1/2 weeks he just started falling asleep around 9pm and staying asleep for 3-4 hours. He wakes to feed and then is back to sleep for 2-3 hours. It has been a welcomed change and the rest is nice. It is amazing how great you can feel after the addition of just a few more hours of sleep. He doesn’t really like his…

  • birth story part 2

    Asher’s Birth Story Part Two

    If you haven’t read part one you can do so here. We arrived at the hospital and were quickly admitted and settled into our room. [p.s: laboring in a car, even for the short distance I had to, has to be one of the most awful and hilarious things I have ever experienced.] The start was a little rocky when I had to have my hep-lock placed. We arrived right at shift change and we were settled into our room by one nurse who started everything but a different nurse arrived twenty minutes later to actually place the line. She apparently wasn’t keen on the site the first nurse chose…

  • First born birth story

    The Arrival of Our Little Man: Asher’s Birth Story Part One

    I don’t know if the words I type here will adequately describe the birth of my beautiful baby boy and the day I became a mother. If you’re in a hurry this isn’t the post for you as I just don’t think I can cut short the events that led to his arrival, but if you have a minute (or 5) here’s how it all happened… Birth Story Beginnings The fun began on Thursday, April 3rd. Baby M’s due date had come and gone and I had decided that it was time to attempt naturally moving things along. So it was off to the gym where I spent the next…

  • 40 weeks pregnant

    Bumpdate: 40+ Weeks Pregnant

    Throughout this pregnancy, I have posted my weekly “bumpdates” the following week. So in truth, I am no longer pregnant but before I show off my awesome bundle of cuteness I shall finish what I started. How far along?: 40 weeks pregnant and then some Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes Sleep: Getting pretty uncomfortable. I am ready to see this little man already. Best moment(s) these last weeks: Making it to our due date. Miss anything?: Running, working out, being not pregnant. Movement: Yes yes yes! Food Cravings: Nothing new.  Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nope. Gender: Boy! Labor signs: This week has been a hot mess. Over…

  • 39 Weeks Pregnant

    Bumpdate: 39 Weeks Pregnant

    I will be honest I didn’t think we would make it this far! I really thought this little man was going to make an early arrival. Even if he decides to stick around a few more weeks it is crazy to know whether he likes it or not he is going to be here so soon! I am so inexplicably excited! How far along?: 39 Weeks Pregnant Maternity clothes: Yes! Stretch marks: Yes. And I am really starting to appreciate my body for all that it has done for this little guy.  Sleep: Maybe my body is working to “store energy” but I have been sleeping so well this week! Best…