Asher is doing great! He's happy, in to everything, curious, serious, fast, loving, and assertive. Asher is officially walking now. Yes, I said it! He's walking! He takes his steps, stumbles, and then gets right back up and keeps going! I will take a video of how ridiculously cute it is! It's so hard to believe... he's so little. ;)
That brings me to the baby well check up! My little guy is 26 lbs and 1 oz. He's 3 pounds bigger than Jake at this age. He's also 31 1/2 inches long. A half an inch taller than Jake as well. Asher is in the 100th percentile for both. He's been in the 100th percentile since his first baby well appointments.
Here is Jake at his 9 month appointment.
He's saying, mama, and dada... and now he's shaking his head no to things. hmm. He hears "no" a lot from Jake I suppose. Or me telling Jake no. ha ha!
He has 2 of his bottom teeth! His first tooth popped out at 8 1/2 months, and his second is almost all the way out now.
He drinks about 24-32 oz of milk, and eats table food. He eats a lot of what Jake and we eat. He is still eating some squeeze tubes (of veggies and fruit), but prefers to eat the real deal like us!
Having the same sex this close in age is a lot more easy then I thought it was going to be... NOW, that doesn't mean it's easy. I have a great system. I'm very organized... and I'm home with them all day. So, Asher takes 2 naps a day, and Jake with one long one. Jake's nap, and Asher's second nap are at the same time. With Asher's first nap, I play with only Jake... it's our time together. And when Asher wakes up from his second nap, and Jake is still asleep, it's our alone and special time. I don't feel like any baby gets shorted. I also have my alone dates with them too. This past Saturday Grant had daddy/Asher time, while I took Jake to his buddy Henry's 2nd birthday party. It all works perfectly! The toughest time is when Grant travels, or works late. But, we get through it. We only have each other... so, we work it out! ;)
My family is flying into town this Thursday! I CAN'T WAIT! My brother Dylan and my grandma arrive first, and then my parents on Christmas morning! woo hoo! I'm so so so excited.
Here are some pics of Asher at 9 months. I'm surprised I got him to sit still enough for these!