Friday, March 23, 2012

9 Months

Asher turned 9 months old on Wednesday. He is changing and growing so fast! I can't believe he'll be one in just three short months! He almost doesn't even feel like a baby anymore. He had his 9 month well baby check yesterday. No shots this time, yay! The dr said he is doing perfect. Here are his 9 month stats:

Weight: 20 lbs even- 42nd percentile
Height: 29 inches- 74th percentile
Head: 16th percentile

He is still a tall boy! In fact, it's just about time to switch to a convertible carseat already since he is so long. We certainly didn't get as much time out of this one as I thought we would but it will be nice not to lug that big thing around anymore.

So this is what he's up to these days. For awhile now he's been doing this funny worm crawl where he just uses his toes and wiggles himself around with his bum in the air. A couple of days ago it turned into an army crawl which has been much more efficient for getting around. He still doesn't go far but it gets him where he wants to go. He has started to clap every now and then, which is so cute.
He does a great job feeding himself finger foods. In fact, he hardly even lets me put food in his mouth unless it's on a spoon. If it's not on a spoon he wants to do it himself. The only problem right now with food is he does not seem to like the texture of fruits or veggies if they aren't pureed and won't eat them as chunks so we are working on that.
He has turned into an AMAZING sleeper. He sleeps from about 7:30pm til about 7am and naps twice a day for about 1.5-2 hours each. I guess all that sleep training has finally paid off! He even falls asleep on his own in his crib for naps now too. It makes me one happy mama :)
He loves books, songs, tickles, peek-a-boo, when we babble back to him, and he especially loves bath time. He also loves to stand up while holding our hands.
He's not much of a cuddler because he is always too busy looking around to lay his head down but he loves to be held and carried around. His stranger and separation anxiety has picked up a little lately and he does not like when we walk away from him. He has started this new thing when he gets mad now and "yells" at us. He yells "Da da da da ba ba ma!" or some other combination of those sounds. It's pretty funny, even though I probably shouldn't think so.
Overall, he's doing great and we are having more fun with him everyday. We love our sweet guy!

Even though this is so not a good picture of me Asher's face here is just too funny not to share! This is when we went to Thanksgiving Pointe a couple of weeks ago with my mom, Ashley, Hunter and Brinley.

I don't usually have many non-Asher related things to post but we are super excited because Tim just got a new job! Today is his last day at Universal Systems and he'll be starting with a company called EMC as a technical support engineer on Monday. It's only like 5 miles from our house so he'll have a much shorter commute and more time at home with us, which we love :) I am so proud of him and hope he loves this new job!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Family pictures 2012

Last week we decided to finally take some family pictures. I had been wanting to do them for months but was waiting for the weather to warm up. My sister came along with us to help us out and take our photos. We had originally planned on taking them at a dock in Daybreak but once we got there it was way too windy. We came back home and headed to a dirt road behind our house. It's a great spot but the lighting was terrible, thank goodness for Photoshop! There are still a few things the photographer in me wishes I could fix but I'm actually really happy with the way they turned out! Thanks for your help Ashley!