Asher is becoming so much more social. He smiles every day now, especially when I talk to him. Just the other day he was crying and then stopped and smiled just because I came over and he saw me. Also, he smiled and gave a little chuckle to Ephraim the other day, and Ephraim was absolutely smitten.
He's settling into a nice routine. Bedtime right after Ephraim's (Around 9) and then sleeping until 7-ish. I also can usually get him to take a 2-3 hour nap right at the same time as Ephraim's nap, and that is great! He has slept for longer stretches here and there, but mostly is still waking up to eat every 2-3 hours.
He is a big big boy. We will find out on Tuesday just how big. I recently caved and pulled out his 3-6 month clothes, but most of those are tight as well!
Asher likes to stand up and be held up. He doesn't like it if you hold him laying down in the crook of your arm. He wants to see everything. He is also very strong. He is still able to roll over from back to belly (since birth pretty much :-P) and holding up his head really well.
He likes tummy time on his mat (in short spurts), and has recently discovered chewing on his hands. Asher still loves bath time. He doesn't like his carseat (unless he is sleeping, which he does a lot in the car). We recently did our first road trip to San Antonio. He slept 5 hours of the 6 hour drive and we were able to keep him happy the rest of the time with his binky (or binker as we like to call it). He tries to resist the binky, but it will usually calm him down unless he is hungry.
We just love what a happy little man Asher is. Ephraim is especially in love with his baby brother. He had to show his baby brother to the librarian the other day, and likes to tell me that Asher is cute. If Asher is crying he tells him to "settle down" and holds his hand in the car. I'm so excited for them to be little buddies growing up.
We love you Asher!