Somehow I came across this family blog... i think it I found it from a friend, of a friend's blog... I don't really remember. But the little boy, Jonah, is about Asher's age and has a rare skin disease, EB. I don't know much about the disease, but it really touched me, and reminded me that Josh and I are so blessed to have such a healthy little boy. I think we take it for granted sometimes. I try everyday to to be thankful for everything I have in my life, even on those bad mood days. :)
So Jonah's family and friends are holding an auction and all the proceeds to go DebRA(http://www.debra.org/), which is the organization trying to find a cure for EB. They have a lot of great stuff.. and for those of you Winston-Salem folks... they have some stuff like photographers, in your area... they also have gift cards, so even if you pay $20 for a $20 gift card.. at least that $20 is going to a good cause!!
Here are the websites in case you are interested. The auction is from Feb. 23-27th. Go and bid so they can find a cure for this cute boy, Jonah!!!
Asher has 2 teeth... and here is a good picture of them! (I've been trying hard to see them in a picture) He is working on getting the top two now.. hopefully that will go as smoothly as the bottom two did. :)
Today we went to the Dr. for our checkup. Asher weighs 20 pounds 6 ounces and is 29 inches long! He is in the 75% for height, 50% for weight, and his head size is in the 50%. So he is doing great! He wasn't too thrilled about the Dr. examining him and cried like the dr. was an alien, but did great when he got his toe pricked for a blood sample. You think it would have been the opposite! Since we don't have any food allergies in our family Asher has the go ahead to eat whatever he wants! (except honey). So that's fun. Tonight he tried Eggplant.. LOL. I guess I need to start cooking more. :( . I've also got to try to get him to drink more milk... He has been refusing it the past couple weeks and I'm lucky to get 5-10 ounces in him a day now.. but he should be getting 20 ounces.. we'll see if that ever happens!
So I'm always a couple weeks behind on my blog.. but a couple weeks ago Jaime, John, Brooke, and Dylan came up to Chattanooga for my birthday! It was great to have them up here. The weather was bad, but we did manage to venture out to the playground. And Brooke, Jaime, and I baked a cake! Brooke loved it and LOVED eating the icing. :) A 2 year old can't have a birthday without a cake, right?
11/11/10 - Asher can repeat about anything, sing and play patty cake, get in trouble and know what he is doing wrong, hit and pet Brodie, and climb anywhere.
11/2/10 - Asher weighs about 27 pounds. He is running, talking, climbing, and is so funny. Some of the words he is saying are: daddy, mama, help, cold, hot, teeth, gabba, hi, bye, duck, dog, stuck, car and some more... He knows where all his major body parts are and when he wants to eat he climbs up in his chair.
07/21/10 Asher had his 15 month Dr appt. He weighs 24.2 pounds and is 31.5 inches long. He is in the 70% for height and 60% for weight.
07/20/10 - I was leaving for tennis and asher was eating dinner and he waved bye to me and said "bye bye" "momma" "bye bye" over and over. it totally melted my heart. :)
07/10 - Asher has starting doing a TON of stuff. He can sign: eat, more, please, and all done. And can say momma, dada, bo (brodie), all done, bye, and hi (which really sounds like eye).
06/13/10 Asher drank from a straw for the first time!
June 2010 - Asher started doing sign language (more and all done), started dancing, and started throwing temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. ha.
5/6/10 Asher can stand up all by himself from a sitting position and is walking/running everywhere!
4/21/10 We had our 1 year checkup. Asher weighs 22.10 pounds and is 31 inches long. He is in the 85% for height and 50% for weight.
3/30/10 Asher stood for a long time with his balance today!!!
3/11/10 Asher walked for the first time! Josh and I were trying to get him to stand and he took a couple steps!!! He did it twice!
3/11/10 He stood up all by himself today (for more than a few seconds) and really had his balance.
3/8/10 Asher waved for the first time! Now he waves everytime we eat a meal and he looks at his hand (that is waving) and is in amazment. LOL
2/3/10 - Went to the dr for our checkup and Asher weighs 20 lbs 6 ounces and is 29 inches long!
1/26/10 We clapped our hands for the first time! We were in our kindermusik class and LOVED it so much we started clapping along.
1/7/10 We are pulling ourselves up on EVERYTHING and crusing the couch! We are in the first stages of walking.
12/16/09 Impromptu visit to the Dr for his skin and with all his clothes on and a light jacket Asher weighs 20 lbs 2 ounces.
12/16/09 And we have 2 bottom teeth! We've been waiting for these teeth for months.. we could see them through the gums for a LONG time! But I think they are finally here!
12/7/09 Asher can go from crawling to sitting all by himself!
12/2/09 Asher weighs 18 lbs 14 oz and started on his first antibotic for a skin infection on his head and swollen lymph nodes.
11/25/09 We are offically crawling! Asher is using his hands and feet and getting around! Today he also pulled himself up to a standing position today all by himself!
10/28/09 6 Month Checkup! I weigh 17 pounds 11 ounces and I'm 28 inches long. I'm in the 90% for my height and 60% for my weight!
10/18/09 I crawled for the 1st time! I'm getting mobile! and Asher ate sweet potatos for the first time. He loved them of course... not a picky eater.
10/15/09 I can officially sit up on my own!
10/11/09 We ate Squash for the first time!
10/4/09 We ate Carrots for the first time!
09/27/09 We ate peas for the first time! And he LOVED it and couldn't get enough. Asher is TOTALLY ready to start eating.
09/14/09 We went to the Dr. today to check out our eczema and Asher weighs 17 pounds!
08/22/09 My First Vacation! We all went to Destin, FL for the week. We had a GREAT time.
08/19/09 We had our 4 month check up today! Asher weighs 15 pounds 11 ounces and is 25 1/2 inches long. He is still in the 75% for both height and weight. He looks great!
08/14/09 Ate rice cereal for the first time! Asher LOVED it!
08/09/09 Asher started teething for the first time! (We think) We might be getting a tooth on the top! and... we are offically out of the swaddle.
08/05/09 Asher rolled over from his back to his tummy today for the first time! He did it over and over!
07/26/09 Went Swimming for the first time!
07/01/09 Asher laughed today. It wasn't the first laugh, but it was the first time he laughed over and over. It was clear that he was trying to laugh at least. I've tried to get it on camera but everytime I video something he gets camera shy.
06/26/09 I've slept until 7 am for three nights in a row!! YES!!
06/21/09 I rolled over for the second time! My mommy put me down to do tummy time and I kind of fell over to my side.. then after a little struggle I rolled over to my back! (I still don't think I meant too at all) I also started interacting with some toys today and hitting them with my hands.
06/19/09 I rolled over for the first time! I was at my Dr's appt and rolled right over! I also now weigh 13.1 pounds and am 23 1/2 inches long. I am in the 75% for both my height and weight.
06/10/09 I really smiled alot today! It was the first time I really smiled for a long period of time.
06/01/09 Asher slept through the night for the first time! He slept from 10:30 pm to 6 am!
05/30/09 Josh and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary!
05/19/09 Asher smiled at mommy for the first time!
05/13/09 Asher had his 1 month checkup and he now weighs 10 pounds and is 22 inches long.
04/07/09 Asher was born at 8:17am. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.