S: Asher: Oct-Feb
FC: Asher Michael: The Way it All Began
1: This book is all about the first 4 months of the life of a very special, very loved boy. We call him Asher.
2: To help us get ready for your arrival, we had a Cake Party to find out if you were a boy or a girl. We were so excited to cut into that cake and see that it was blue.!We already had your name picked out and knew you would be called Asher Michael Russell.!
3: We decorated your room in Dr Seuss characters. Daddy painted this awesome mural on your wall.
4: We had so much fun at the 3D/4D ultrasound. It was so amazing to see you blinking your eyes and moving around inside mommy's belly! You kept covering your face with your arm and hands but we still got some great pictures.
5: We were blessed to have 3 showers thrown for us. | Thank you to the Labor and Delivery nurses, Dawn and Alicia and FFF for the wonderful showers.
6: Even though you weren't due for 3 more weeks, you were born the day before Halloween. You were perfect and healthy, just as a baby should be.! | Daddy was the first one to hold you, but Mommy got her hands on you as soon as she could.!
7: Asher Michael Russell October 30,2009 7:07am 6lb 1oz
8: The day after you were born we celebrated your first holiday: Halloween. You didn't have a costume because we weren't expecting you to be here until November, so Nana and Papi got this cute onesie from Old Navy. It was really big on you but you looked so cute in it.!
9: We brought you home on November 2nd. | This is your first house. 313 SE Brighton Dr. | All dressed up and ready to go home.
10: Your family sure does love to hold and cuddle you! | You are so loved | Daddy | Uncle Jacob | Aunt Amanda | Nana | Aunt Lacy
11: Papa & Gigi | Mommy | Papi | Aunt Amanda | Aunt Andrea & Uncle Matt | We just can't get enough of you
12: We spent your first Thanksgiving at Gigi and Papa's house. Uncle Matt fed you your Thanksgiving meal. It wasn't turkey and dressing, but you didn't mind!
13: Mommy and Daddy made up some really silly nicknames for you. We call you: Bubba, Bubba Bear, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Bear, Pumpkin Butter & Booger.
14: This is what our Christmas Tree looked like on your 1st Christmas. The baby booty ornament is for you & the Superman one is Elijah's. The birds are our tree topper and represent our family; Mommy, Daddy, Elijah & you.
15: Mommy thought it was cute to take these pictures of you as our Christmas present. Daddy thought it was silly, but you didn't seem to mind. We also got a great picture of all of us at church for Christmas. You are wearing your big brother's Christmas outfit. It fit you just right.
16: On Christmas Eve we had a blizzard. It was the most snow we had ever seen and the winds blew down part of our fence
17: Then in January, we had an ice storm that left a lot of people without power for weeks. | We had never seen so much snow and ice
18: Boys sure do get stinky | Lucky for us, you love bath time
19: By the time you were 3 months old, you could hold your head up while on your tummy, hold on to toys, sit up in your Bumbo chair, and give lots of smiles.
20: On Valentine's Day, you would not let Mommy get a good picture.! But she tried and tried and tried. You were much more interested in your wrist than any stinky picture.
21: By 4 months you had great control of your head, were trying to sit yourself up and started to laugh. | At your 4 month Dr visit you weighed 17lbs 3oz and were 25in long.
22: You've already grown so much
23: To be continued...