Showing posts from February, 2009

it's official

asher is saying mama! i've been hearing it for the past few days, but since steve hasn't been there to hear it 'it never happened'. but finally today, steve heard it too! it's pretty garbled, but it's definitely mama. what a wonderful sound! so cool! maybe we'll get his first word and first crawl all in the same week...we'll see


after a few nights of many interruptions...thank you so very much asher's new teeth, last night i got 6 straight, uninterrupted hours of slumber. sweet sleep victory. in those 6 wonderful hours though, i had some crazy intense dreams which involved giving birth, forgetting all about my lovely son and a round of tests showing i eat too much protein (which if you know me is probably not the case by any means) and too much sugar which i think we all know to be true, unfortunately with my brownie and ice-cream addictions.

last night i woke in a sweat and it took me a bit to calm down because i dreamt that i was giving birth to our third i'm not pregnant!!!...but it wasn't just that i was giving birth. steve and i were both in the hospital room when all of of sudden i asked where asher was and who was watching him. then i remembered we left for the hospital while he was napping so he was probably awake in his crib screaming and wondering where his mama and papa wer…

traveling with baby

steve, asher and i are traveling to florida in a month. it will be our first plane trip with baby, as well as having to deal with planning ashers food. we'll be staying with steve's folks in their condo, so we'll have a kitchen to prepare food, but i'm trying to think of what would be easiest. should we re-try commercial baby food? or should we have my mom-in-law go buy some veggies and fruit and i can take a few hours when we first arrive to prepare some food for asher?

for a bed, we're ordering this for asher. has anyone used it before? it looks so cool and i think we'll get a lot of use out of it for camping and beach trips, but will it be nice for a week of naps and night sleeping? i kept thinking about it last night and i couldn't sleep. how silly! there's a baby rental place near their condo, so we can always rent a crib, or all sleep together in the king bed if the tent doesn't work out. for those of you who have traveled with littl…

baby food

we gave asher his first commercial baby food last night. i had purchased a few because they were on clearance at foods for living the other week. i've been thinking about starting to give him a bit of meat...i even purchased some organic chicken last week, but i've yet to make it for him. i've been dragging my feet. i'm not really sure if i want to start him on meat. i'm thinking of keeping him a veggie for a bit longer. but i'mwishy washy on it and last night i asked steve if i should try the commercial stuff on ash to see if he likes it. it was squash and turkey.

now normally, his food tastes great. i make everything he eats. his breakfast consists of barley oats, apples, pears, bananas, avacodo, cinnamon and yogurt all mixed together. it rocks and it's so nutritious for him. for lunch and dinner he gets a combo of a few of the following: sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, peas, rice, pears, apples, peaches and bananas. everything is fresh and fla…

asher week 36

asher week 35


asher turned 8 months last week. wow. what a difference 8 months makes.

3 weeks old

8 months old

fried nerves

i still find it interesting that we can have an amazing day with our beautiful son...all goes grand. we enjoy grandparent time, he gets in a great hour and a half nap, does great at the restaurant but then blows a gasket when we go home, refusing sleep, even though he's amazingly tired...he cries...screams...and then laughs and wiggles...then again with the crying with big crocodile tears...ugh. he's an hour and a half past his nap time. steve finally put him in the car to get him down. the little stinker. why do kids do that? and how can they refuse sleep even when they're exhausted? i feel bad that steve's out there driving around. but i'm really enjoying the silence here. is that wrong of me?


i found this on my friends blog and can't stop laughing. so sad. poor little boy, but oh, so funny! enjoy

how cute would asher look in this?



when i was preggo with Jorai my ob-gyn put me on a prenatal. it was ok. but it was a chewable and i never felt great on it. because another doc delivered Jorai and treated us so wonderfully and our ob at the time, never even called us after our loss, we decided to stay with the ob who delivered Jorai. upon getting pregnant with asher our current ob switched my prenatal to a better vitamin plus a dha pill. i loved it. i've felt so great on those vitamins. last week, steve brought home my refill and i was super angry to find a different vitamin in the bag. supposedly, sphn (our insurance co.) no longer covers vitamins that contain dha. which is so silly. i've never understood insurance companies. they seem to never cover preventative care, only medical care after your sick, but i digress.

angered, i called my ob, who told me to stop taking them and go to foods for living and get a prenatal and a dha. being a cheapycheapsters, instead i got on vitacost and got this an…


we all know i have a wee bit of an addiction to brownies...but what i'd like to know is if my husband is trying to gently tell me something.

as i uncovered some brownies for a little 'yea! asher's down for a nap' treat, i found 2 very small. bite sized brownie pieces waiting for me. the question is, were these small morsels made by steve for himself, because he likes bite sized pieces...or were they made for me because of the ginormous brownie nuggets i like to eat and he's worried about my brownie intake? if they were made for me, i have to admit that they're both gone...and so is another chunk off the brownie mass. ha! too funny.

the strange thing is that with all my brownie splurges, i'm still losing weight. i've lost 2 pounds in the past 2 weeks. and let me tell you, i've eaten brownies every one of those days. i think i'm going to start a new diet frenzy. the brownie diet.