May 31, 2013

Asher's 1st Year of School

We are officially on Summer Break!  Asher did AWESOME in his first year of Pre-K - especially considering he was the youngest in his class by quite a bit!  We are very excited that he'll have the same teacher next year :)  Here his before and after pictures from his first and last day of school!  I can't believe how much of a baby he was!

He did NOT want to have his picture taken.  He said the other kids would see him and make fun of him.  He is SOOOO super sensitive. 
 He pouted.
 And I kind of felt sorry for him.  He is just so stinkin cute.
 So I decided to bribe him to smile instead.
 But he still threw a fit.  The more I laughed the more he screamed.  Bet the neighbors were getting a kick out of us.
 Once the bus rolled up his driver told him lots of Mama's had taken pictures that morning.
So then he was all smiles showing me how he buckled his car seat first.
I'm so proud of how much he has learned his year!  I went back through his progress reports from the beginning of the year that he brought home and it showed how high he could count, how many letters/numbers he recognized and I just can't believe how far he has come for how little he is!  I'm SO glad I decided to send him to school :)

May 23, 2013

Phone Dump

Adler's first swim in Meme and Papa's pool!
Adler's very last bottle. **tears**. The morning of his first birthday. The breast milk ran out ON his Birthday. How perfect. 
I've never seen anything so sad in my life. We went through 1,200+ ounces of breast milk in about 5 weeks. This was the last lonely little guy in the freezer. 
LOVE my new big beautiful standouts!  Thanks Sara Maurer!
A little IBC Rootbeer for the party. 
The two cutest boys I know!  Asher wanted to teach him how to walk!
I love matching outfits. 
Almost as much as I love BooBoo. 
My beautiful bedroom!  This deserves a post of its own...
Taking those first steps. 
My goodness. Just look at him. 
He cracks my shit up daily.  Helmet, riding gloves, no shirt and flip flops. 
They keep me busy!
And my house messy  
My little Brantley in the making!

Adler's 12 Month Stats

Herman has had quite a week!!! Tuesday we had a follow-up visit with our cardiologist Dr Bash. Adler had a repeat echo and we had great news! Although he didn't grow out of his murmur like we had first hoped the good news is that his pulmonic stenosis is growing WITH him, which Dr Bash says is great. Other than that he said he looks good and he didn't see a need to see him for another 2 years!

On Tuesday we had our 12 month check-up with Dr Wenger. I wasn't shocked to see that Adler was only 1/2" taller and 2 oz less than Asher was at this age. My boys seem to be right on track with each other.

Weight: 22 lbs 4 oz. (60%)
Height: 31 inches. (90%)

While we were there I asked her about the bone sticking out of his chest. About 4-6 weeks ago Adler got done eating and he was filthy so I took his shirt off while he was in his high chair to try to clean him up and immediately noticed that something looked funny on his chest. When I felt it it seemed like he had a bone sticking out of his chest where his sternum was. I called my mom and showed it to Dustin but no one knew what it was. At that time we had just started with a new doctor and I had been there like a million times that first week so I didn't wanna call her yet again screaming that now Adler had a bone protruding from his chest.....

So she felt it yesterday and wasn't sure what it was. We decided to go ahead and have it X-rayed so that I felt better and she would know what it was. So that's what we did today. Poor kid has had 3 appointments in the last 3 days! I'm very curious to see what's going on with my lil man.

May 22, 2013

The Circus

On Saturday we had Adler's Birthday Party!  I think everything went pretty well.  Here are a few pictures from that day :)

My Nephew Kaden - who shares his 1st Birthday with Adler!

Brody, enjoying the cotton candy :)
My goodness - would you just look at him!

 Birthday Boys!
 Waving to everyone to say Thank You for his gifts

 He would NOT put the cup down!


May 18, 2013

Adler is One

   I cannot believe you are one.  This year has gone soooo fast!  You started taking steps last week and now prefer to just stand and smile at us!  You aren't walking everywhere yet but you will be soon!
You are still on breastmilk!!!  Our supply is SUPER low but we've made it to a year.  YAY for us!  That was a huge goal for Mama and I'm so proud of myself - cuz it was one tough year for me.  You love to eat big boy food.  A few of your favorites are Lost in Time's cinnamon rolls and frozen pizza (relax people - I don't always feed him junk). 
 You have SEVEN teeth!  And five of those decided to all come at the same time.  That was a rough week :(  I think you weigh about 23 pounds.  We go to the doctor and cardiologist next week so we'll get all your stats then.
We have your big carnival themed party today.  I'll be sure to take pictures since you won't remember it :)  You have the sweetest personality.  You are still a very serious little guy and just love to watch people and take everything in.  You think your Big Brother is the funniest person ever and love to giggle at him all the time. 
 You're so freakin handsome.
I can't remember what life was like before you were here.  Asher was made to be a Big Brother and has adjusted so well.  We have so many fun times ahead of us and I'm so thankful to be able to spend my days with such handsome little men.  You make Mama so happy Herman. 
I Love You Little Buddy.