Asher is a pretty good sleeper. Besides a few sleepless nights due to his gassiness he generally eats and goes right back to sleep. As of right now he is getting up every 4 hours or so. Most nights he goes down around 8pm and wakes up again anywhere from 11-12 and again at 3:30 and then again around 6-7. We aren't really on a schedule during the day just yet, but I am wanting to try to get him on some sort of a routine soon which will hopefully lead to longer stretches of sleep at night time. And if not, then there is always coffee to keep me awake during the days.
Simeon is absolutely loving his "Babeebee". Asher is the first person Simeon looks for in the morning. He loves giving him kisses on his forehead - I melt every time. So far, he has only had one day of jealousy and of course it was when I had a friend over. I had to tell her over and over that this really was a rare occasion and that he truly does love his little brother. I feel very fortunate that the transition has been fairly easy on him and that he welcomed Asher into the family with open arms.
Asher is getting bigger and bigger every day. We weighed him on his one month birthday and he was up to 9lbs 6oz. I honestly feel so proud of how he has gained weight at a normal rate. It has been a thrill watching the scale numbers go up and up every time I weigh him. Asher was 22 1/4 inches at his 2 week well child check, putting him in the 100th percentile for height for other babies his age. So while he is continually gaining weight, he isn't looking too chunky because he is so tall. Long and lean. He has already grown out of most of his newborn clothes and is in 0-3 month clothing already. I may or may not have teared up while packing up a box of his clothes and putting it back up in the closet. Most of the clothes he is wearing now, Simeon didn't get around to wearing until he was 3 months old, so it feels like things are going way too fast this time around. I do realize, however, that wearing 0-3 month clothes at 1 month is completely normal - wearing newborn clothes until you are 3 months is not.
Asher really is quite a content baby - as long as he is being held and someone is talking to him. Like his brother, he has really bonded with his blanket and it seems to be a source of comfort to him. He also loves to be warm. He isn't in love with his pacifier but does like to use it on certain occasions. He is picky about which pacifier he will take, however. I tried to make him like the smaller ones that Simeon used, but sadly he had a strong opinion on which pacifier he was going to like. He let us know real quickly that IF he is going to use a paci, it had to be the paci
Asher's biggest dislike is most definitely being burped. I have never seen anyone fighting to burp like he does. I am sure I will have to remind him of his hatred of burping when he is sitting at our dining room table burping the ABC's in a few years. Boys right? His poor body isn't loving dairy. He isn't spitting up bad, but his lack of burping combined with me eating dairy, left Asher with some horrible gas and Abel and me with some sleepless nights. Thankfully, I eliminated dairy out of my diet and he has gone back to sleeping like a champ and being a lot less fussy all day (and night). I am hopeful that it will resolve itself sooner rather than later. I went 10 months of no dairy with Simeon, so what is a few more months, right?
Asher also hates being cold - which makes changing his diaper a complete joy. It also made for an eventful night riding the trolley around aimlessly after the Nutcracker Market a few nights ago - right mom? It also made for a quick one month photo shoot, but hey, at least I took them!
And just for those of you who ask if Asher looks like Simeon, here is a side by side of the two. Pretty much polar opposites.