I don't know if these videos will upload where others can see it. But...I'm going to try. I have lots pictures to share and things to update you on. I'll do that in another post. For now, I'll leave you with two sweet videos of Asa! One is of him giggling for no reason and the other is some sweet lovin' to himself in the mirror. :)
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Monday, November 7, 2011
His "monthly" Pictures
Smash Cake and Cupcakes
"A" Ribbon wreath that was so fun to make!
The Birthday Boy- a little terrified!
Asa's new chair from my parents
Three of Asa's Best friends (and mine!) Left to Right: Cooper and Amber,
Campbell and Leah, and Beck and Louise. I thought it would be fun to have all the kids dress up, since most of them were too young to trick or treat- so they at least got to wear their outfits somewhere! :)
Little Cheesburger, Westin, and his mom Shannon (one of my very best friends)
My sweet sister in Law flew to Fayetteville and SURPRISED me! She was such a huge help and I always love spending time with her.
Cooper, the Dinosaur, and Tatum, the Bumblebee
The attempt at a family picture.
3 generations of "Asa's"
Kisses for mommy
Ohhh...the expressions. He was very enthusiastic about opening each gift. He loved each one! Here are the best "facial expression" shots:
Home-made bath toys- Great idea!
So excited about the tissue paper!!
"This is fun Dad!"
Showing his birthday outfit
We are really trying to let him have his paci only during night-night time, but he had a double ear infection during his party, so I let him have anything he wanted that day! :) Plus, he have ZERO teeth, so the doc said we could keep it around for a while!
It was such a fun party! It's hard to think back on this day, because the day was very bitter sweet. Bringing a baby into the world 12 weeks early was very scary, and I had so many complications. However, that day is WORTH CELEBRATING!!! I wouldn't trade one of those hard moments for anything- I am so glad the Lord chose October 28th to be Asa's Birthday.
What Asa is doing at ONE year old:-24 1/2 pounds. (what happened to my 2 pound little peanut?)
-Size 4 Diaper
-No more baby food, and on all whole milk (as of several weeks ago) I'm saving a ton of money! This child can eat as much as an adult. He loves most food- at least anything he can "gum" enough to swallow.
-Has ZERO teeth ( I was 15 months, before I cut my first tooth, so I am assuming he takes after me)
-Still doing therapy twice a week (PT, OT). He is SOOO close to both walking, and crawling. He crawls around on his belly, but not on hands and knees. They said he would probably walk before crawl, but we try not to encourage it a whole lot, bc they want him crawling first for his development. He will walk holding only one of our fingers- its just a matter of time. I keep realizing how extremely well he is doing for being so pre-mature. Thank you LORD!
-Says "Da-Da", "Na-Na", "Ma-Ma", and a whole lot of other mumble jumble.
-He truly is the happiest best baby in the whole world. No joke!. He has cried only a handful of times, and thats when you know something is truly wrong. He has such a sweet, funny, and laid back personality.
-He had an MRI done about a month ago or so, and I will update on that in a later post.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASA!!! You are our little mirable baby, and we are so proud of who you are!
Friday, September 16, 2011
This post is a little late, but I wanted to share some pictures of our weekend (last weekend)...
Joseph's brother and sister-in-law flew in to spend the weekend with us. We had such a great time! Last Monday was also Asa's first Mother's Day out. We both had a good day! I never updated his 10 Month picture either.....so Enjoy!
10 Months- Aug. 28th
Park time with Aunt "La-La"
"Mom, if your going to take my picture, at least button my shirt!"
Sliding for the first time!
He loves his Aunt "La-La"!
On September 11th, We happened to be at our Pinnacle Promenade shopping and noticed they were about to put on a presentation. We sat outside and enjoyed the amazing weather- it was so fun!
Please stay a little longer "la-la", cause Asa loves you!!
On to the next subject....Mother's Day Out...
Why did I decide to do it? I think it's great for him to have social skills, along with watching and learning from older kids in his class who are a little more developed. Plus, let's face it, it's nice to go run a few errands while you don't have kids. :) So, thankfully my sis-in-law, Laura, was with me to experience his first day....
Outside Asa's classroom
Ok...ONE more hug and then I can leave..:(
My friend Shannon dropped off her son too, so we had to grab a picture of the brave mom's as we left our boys for four hours.
I'm happy to report that he did GREAT! He even got in a 45 min nap while he was there. He did get a very bad cold by Wednesday, but (surprise, surprise) we've had a lot to know exactly what works to take care of it!
Have a great Weekend!!