Friday, August 6, 2010

Second born....

You hear it all the time....the second child gets less pictures of them taken and in our case the second child gets less blog posts written about him!
Asher is a wonderful baby and  the only reason he hasn't had more posts about him is that when he is sleeping I am either sleeping with him or I'm keeping up with his brother.  One of the things that Ethan and I have been doing is "school".  After a lot of thought and prayer and after reading Radical I've decided to keep Ethan home with me this school year and instead of going to preschool he will go to the Little Gym once a week.  The cost is substantially less and I'll be able to use the difference to give "radically" this year.  In place of preschool we are going through "Little Hands to Heaven" which focuses on Bible stories, characters and goes over one letter and one number a week with a review every four weeks.  Ethan loves to play school!

Anyway, back to Asher...  He is two months old and we go for his two month check up on Monday.  Thanks to the Baby Whisper he is on a steady eat, awake, sleep pattern.  He has even re-learned how to put himself to sleep after a week and a half of being rocked by myself and my family while I was in Louisiana for my Pawpaw's funeral.

After a rocky start we are both thoroughly enjoying nursing.  It is so freeing to be able to walk out the door without having to calculate how long we might be gone and how many bottles we will need for the trip.  Growth spurts have been difficult - one night he nursed every hour for four hours, but then he slept for his longest span yet: 7.5 hours!!  Right now he sleeps for 4-5 hours at a time at night and he eats about every 3 hours during the day.

Ethan has a few new tricks up his sleeve including going diaper free during nap time and night time.  He actually started this skill the week before Asher was born.  We've had a few accidents but they mainly occur when something is out of sync (one morning he woke up at 5 and I sent him back to bed without suggesting he go to the bathroom and then when he slept till 9 he woke up wet.)  He is a great big brother and he always asks, "I want to see Asher's eyes!"  He loves to Asher his trains and planes.

Hopefully my next update will be no later than Monday!!

1 comment:

John and Allie Fields said...

Good update! That picture of Asher is so precious.