Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yum, yum, carrots!

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got a carrot lover. The kid ate them up. We had to refill the bowl twice. Granted, it was a tiny bowl. But he certainly consumed more than I expected.

A first for me

Today, I nursed in a restaurant. Yay me!

Joni, Tiffany, Tyler, Asher and I enjoyed a shopping trip and pigged out at Cracker Barrel. Asher was a complete angel. He even tolerated a trip to Target afterwards. Good kid. He's feeling better finally.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm obsessed with these bibs

You know you're a mom when... you're obsessed with a particular bib.

I quickly learned that babies need at least five clean bibs a day. There's a lot of drool, and often spit ups, that soak the things. And the wrong bib can equal wet clothes. Which means outfit change. Which isn't fun more than twice a day (play clothes and pj's).

I also learned that I hated most of the bibs on sale at the stores. The velcro attached itsef to everything in my washer and dryer (even if I fastened beforehand). Asher learned to jerk the velcro ones off his neck fast, too. So, snaps became a priority.

And, I really wasn't a fan of the little dogs and cats and ducks and stuff on the bibs around town. I wanted simple, stylish drool-catchers.

So, I turned to for some handmade bibs. (Among other things that have turned out amazing, which I'll cover at another time.) I've purchased several types from a few different sellers, and boy do we have a winner! Introducing, the drooler bib sold by twomodestmamas.

The perks -

You get to pick out your fabrics, if you don't see something listed in her store that you love. Every bib comes backed with super soft fleecy material, and no matter how much drool Asher produces this bib locks it in and keeps him dry. Its short size and shape keep it from swallowing up his outfit and getting in his way when he plays. And, the snaps always coordinate with the fabric you choose. Who wouldn't love that detail?

(Also, this mama is from NC and turns out her son's name is Asher, too. This bib-baby match was clearly meant to be.)

I've had her make and send some to Chicago for Denise's almost-here little one (along with a nursing cover). And I've had three orders sent to my house now. I can't get enough of these! And Joni, who has seen her fair share of bibs in the daycares told me they are by far her favorite.

So, yes, I'm this pumped about a little bib.

(This set is in route to me as I type. twomodestmama was nice enough to send me a preview picture once she had them all made.)

Leave of absence

Yes, I realize I've taken a leave of absence from this little blog lately. Here's what's been going down:
  • Asher got a cold about a month ago. Stopped sleeping through the night after a week or so of worsening congestion. Mom and Dad are exhausted.
  • Asher got a bit better about two weeks ago, then came down with another cold. Throw some antibiotics in there, and some diarrhea and you get weight loss and a miserable baby. On top of the cold. And  worn our parents. And a worried, frustrated mom.
  • Still not sleeping through the night. 
  • One night he woke up in a coughing frenzy. I ran to the bathroom, turned on the hot water. Walked him to clean out his nose and strip down and sat in the shower stall for an hour. Scared the crap out of me.
  • We're now four weeks into this cold, and Rusty pointed out that Asher's been sick for a quarter of his life. How pitiful is that?
  • Oh, and I got both colds, too.
  • And the doctors office pretty much knows us by name now.
  • Four month check up yesterday shows Asher's head (err, brain) measuring huge and his body measuring small. I don't think that him being small is too surprising considering he's been sick for a month. The last week he's been waking and wanting to eat every two hours and has put on almost a whole pound in that week. So, we'll see how that progresses when we are healthy.
  • He's more adorable than ever. Rolling, giggling, smiling, eating cereal. 
And here we are at today. Asher's sleeping a lot after the vaccinations yesterday and his nose sounds a little better. So, here's hoping we're on the path to recovery (until the next round). Bless him.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Adventures with rice cereal

Tonight was big - first taste of rice cereal. And our man seemed to love it. He'd kick and grin after every bite!

- Posted via iPhone

Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy

He's figured this thing out. And loves it! And poops in it a lot.

Rolling over caught on video

Friday, August 13, 2010

Quiet time with Ash

We have spent the day in bed for the most part, save for a return trip to ped's office and a swing by the pharmacy. Asher and I have had a cold for what feels like forever. Poor guy has had it for 2.5 weeks now. His doc prescribed antibiotics today to see if it helps with the lingering congestion. (I am ready for the mucus spit up and poo to make their exit.)

So anyways, the point of this post. We are just relaxing, watching oprah in our beds. Asher pulled his blanket over his face. Then panicked. He didn't understand and his arms were flailing. I got the camera out just as he was wiggling his way back out. It was adorable.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My sick buddy

Ash hanging with me in bed today. So freaking cute.

-- Posted via iPhone
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