Since my baby is officially 6 months old I figured I would do a post about my 6 most memorable moments with him thus far!
1. First Night Home
Prior to having my first child I honestly had no idea what motherhood was all about, what brand new mother does anyway? After giving birth I was so excited to go home and to finally start our new life as a family. When we got home that afternoon though, I couldn't get my son to latch because I had been having troubles breastfeeding. I was already stressed and nervous about having a brand new baby and was doubting myself about everything so the difficulty with latching didn't help. He just wasn't eating as well as he did in the hospital. Probably because I was more confident in the hospital because I had nurses, doctors, PA's and lactation consultants waiting on me hand and foot and checking on us every chance they got. He ate just a little bit but nothing major so I ended up calling his pediatrician at like 1:00am, totally anxious and freaking out thinking I basically broke my baby because he had skipped about two meals. I had my husband run out to the local 24 hour CVS to pick up formula. Luckily, my best friend bought us bottles for our baby shower so we had those handy. I just remember feeling so stressed and guilty thinking I was already doing a bad job. That first night was a long one, i'll say that. I didn't get much sleep either that night because I couldn't stop starring at him, totally in awe. We are so blessed to have him
2. A.C Moore luncheon
Around Christmas time my sister and I had gone shopping to buy a few gifts for our family and we decided to go to A.C Moore to pick up some frames because we thought it would be a cute idea to give out pictures of our kids. Well, during the trip we were walking around the frame isle and Asher starts to fuss and cry because it was time for him to eat.... he had also simultaneously had a huge blowout in his diaper. So naturally, being the new mother that I am, I start to panic because we were far from the food court or any restroom. Solution? Well, I decided to just park it where we were, the frame isle, and get this baby settled. I changed his diaper on the floor then and there since I had a changing pad on me, then I started shuffling through his diaper bag to make a bottle while he was still kicking and fussing. It was quite the experience hahaha. Luckily the store was slow and not packed that day so we basically had it all to ourselves. One of the store clerks heard the ruckus, came over and asked if she could take a picture to capture the moment. She could see that I was totally flustered but she said that one day I would look back at the picture and would appreciate it... I really am so glad that she did because I already do. It wasn't funny at the time but it still makes me laugh to think about it.
3. First Fever
I would always ask my mom, who is a Nurse, what it would be like when Asher had his first cold because I was so paranoid that I wouldn't know. I honestly would say "but HOW will I know?" and she would reply "trust me, you will know!" haha SHE WASN'T KIDDING! His first real cold was so scary! It lasted about a week and a half. A long week and a half of sleepless nights and constant trips to the doctors. They gave us a nebulizer machine for treatments every 6 hours because he was super wheezy. Then came the 102F fever and the middle of the night vomit sessions! One of the nights we went through so many outfit changes for the both of us I honestly just decided to stay up and make a slumber party out of the whole event! He didn't want to sleep anyways and I was too nervous to sleep while he was puking so much. We stayed up watching Doctor Who and called it a night!
4. First Laughs
My favoriteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee memory is of the first time I heard him laugh!! I was showering and left mister baby with my husband and when I came back he was just laughing up a storm! Stephen is literally the goofiest guy and Asher just thinks he's SO funny! No one else could get him to laugh, only Stephen could! That laugh made my heart so full, I thought it would BURST! I am just still so mad at myself because the storage on my phone was too full to capture any of it and i'll never let that goooooo. Shame on me, BUT it will forever be stored in my mommy archives!
When Asher was 5 months old we took him on his first BIG trip! We went to Canada. He was a champ the whole ride, he basically slept the whole way and watched a few videos. Yes he did cry but only when he wanted to eat or when he pooped haha. It was a really LONG trip but he did amazing and we can't wait to go again!
6. Swimming Lessons
Asher has been going to swimming lessons and it is just the cutest thing ever! He really is such a natural. He is so calm by nature so seeing him in the pool is so fun. He just relaxes and enjoys his time in the water. Stephen was in the pool with him for the first lesson and they were so so much fun to watch! Stephen is literally the goofiest and funniest guy around, I can't say that enough haha. It made my heart melt when I was watching those goofy guys play in the water. In the last pic Asher is so sad because he wasn't in the water anymore haha. We actually missed his second swim class so we went to the family pool for an hour and did the same swim lesson exercises and just played around with him in the water.
Lastly, another just all around awesome memory is of all the love and support we constantly get from our friends and family. We have NEVER felt so loved! I just hope Asher always knows and remembers just how loved he really is. Everyone always jokes about wanting to kidnap him and steal him and always volunteer to babysit him. He really is such an easy, sweet, funny, kind, loving, lovable and AMAZING baby,