Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 Weeks Old

My sweet Asher,

Today you are 3 weeks old! WOW! Time sure does pass quickly these days. You are doing wonderful and you have actually gotten on to somewhat of a schedule already, eating every three hours, and sometimes going even four. You love to be held, and you especially L-O-V-E to sleep on your tummy, just the the rest of us, and you make the cutest noises when you're trying to poo poo, although I must say it does keep momma awake at night. We've graduated you to your bassinet that I have bedside so that you are only arms length away from me. Although I look forward to the time when you will be in the crib, I'm just not ready for you to be that far away from me yet. I'm still a little shaken up from the choking incident and I just want to make sure I'm right there in case anything else happens. Thankfully, you have shown no signs of anything remotely being wrong, including baby reflux. I praise the Lord for that!! And, you are doing soo well with feeding, especially since you are on formula 100% now. Although I'm sad I wasn't able to nurse you, your big brother is proof that formula babies turn out just fine, so I'm not worried about you! I thank the Lord every single day for you, and pray for your tiny little heart, as you continue to grow. Daddy and I pray for you and Caleb every night, that you both would come to know the Lord, and allow Him to do great and mighty things through you. I love you so much, Asher.

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

A Night Of Firsts

Last night was a BIG night for all four of us! Caleb officially moved to his big boy bed, and stayed in it all night long (Woo Hoo!!), AND Asher had his first full bath!!! In order for Caleb to transition, we of course, had to move his entire play room in to a different room in the apartment. Kind of hard to do when it's only a two bedroom, but I managed to rearrange the dining room so that we could put all of his toys in there, and I think it actually works out pretty good (although we'll be tight for space as far as hosting anyone for dinner).

As soon as I saw this big boy bedding at Target I knew I wanted it for at least Caleb, if not both the boys once they are older and sharing bunk beds. I absolutely LOVE the colors and layout of the quilt and the sheets are matching stripes.
And then there's this handsome little dude! I cannot get enough of those massive brown eyes, and the fact that as each day passes I fall more and more in love with him! Plus, I think he really looks like me, and that makes me happy!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A New Fascination

My sweet Caleb, you have a new found obsession with momma's wallet! Although I don't allow you to destroy it every time you want, for special occasions (i.e. - when mommy is feeding Asher, when you get a little ansy while we're out, or just because I know you like to) I will let you take everything out. I guess it's a good way for me to keep my wallet cleaned out! Anyway, it's super cute how fascinated you are with each little thing that you take out. You spend at least 15 minutes undoing it, and then you like to stand up, and admire your handiwork. I just couldn't help but post these cure pictures of you at the hospital cleaning out my wallet! I love you my sweet honey!!

Looking at pictures
throwing each piece to the side so you can get more

admiring your great accomplishment!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2 Weeks Old

Thank the Lord week 2 has been uneventful!!! Grandma and Grandpa Garcia came in town to visit and help me out with these two sweet boys and I am so grateful for that! Not to mention the fact that my mom, Grandma Preuss, stayed with us for just shy of three weeks as well! What a blessing it has been and it sure has made this huge adjustment not quite as overwhelming and daunting as I thought it would be!

Asher, you are a growing boy! When you were born, you weighed 8lbs. almost 3 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. When we left the hospital (1st time), you were 7 lbs. 11 oz. so you had lost a little bit of weight, but at your first doctor's appointment you were back up to 8 lbs. 5 oz.!! I wish I would have asked what your length was because I have a feeling you are going to be tall, you are so lengthy already!

You are doing great with being a formula baby, just like your brother. As sad as it was, I just wasn't producing the supply of milk that you need and honestly, just the thought of pumping, nursing and bottle feeding is overwhelming, especially with your big brother to take care of too. So, formula it is.

Another thing you like to do besides eat, is sleep, and boy oh boy do you do it well!! Because of the choking incident, we've got you sleeping in your bouncer seat right next to mommy's bedside. We'll continue this until about a month old and then re-evaluate to see if we're (and you) are ready to try sleeping back in the bassinet.

You smile in your sleep, and I've even heard you chuckle a couple times, it's so sweet! You make really loud noises when you are trying to poo, but I don't mind, any noise that comes out of you is still cute at this point!

People have different opinions as to who you look the most like, but I have to say, I think you look a lot like me, especially your profile.

Keep growing big boy, we love you very much!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

1 Week Old

**This post is overdue, but I wanted to make sure it posted on his actual 1 week birthday*
Asher, you are one week old, and what a week it has been! Choking and turning blue is not at all what we had planned the day we brought you home from the hospital. Nor was spending an additional 48 hours in a different hospital with tests and blood work being run on your precious little body. I've tried to block out this event from my memory, but I just can't. Finding you in your bassinet struggling to take a breath was by far the scariest moment of my entire life. Once I was able to stop hysterically crying, we decided to take you to the ER just to make sure you were ok. We had no idea we'd be spending an additional 48 hours back in a hospital room. After all of the tests came back negative, and you were released with a 100% clean bill of health, we were able to FINALLY settle in at home and attempt to adjust to being a family of four. Then, what seemed to be the inevitable happened, mommy started bleeding really bad. Of course, the first thing that ran through my mind was that I was going to have to be admitted back in to the hospital and we were going to have to go through all of this over again. Thank the Lord that I didn't tear a stitch and that I only developed another interior hematoma that the Dr. told me would have to heal on its own and was able to go home.
Through all of this first week, all of the excitement, anticipation, stress, trials and emotional roller coasters, I praise the Lord that we are all healthy and at home. I praise the Lord that he was gracious enough to fill me with His overwhelming and truly unexplainable peace. As I was sitting in the hospital room with my sweet little Asher hooked up to an IV and a number of other wires and tubes, my mind continually went to Psalm 139:13-16, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
This sounds funny, but the Seeds Family Worship cd's were my saving grace. Hearing and singing those songs, bible verses really, in my head the entire 48 hours we were at Medical City, it truly brought so much peace to my heart. Specifically the Psalm 139 song (as mentioned above)!
Thank you Lord, for being so gracious and protecting YOUR child. Thank you for the reminder that Asher is YOURS, and I am merely blessed to be able to love and teach him during his time here on earth. May I be daily reminded of your grace and mercy, and unconditional love.
Happy 1 week birthday my precious angel! Mommy and Daddy love you so very much!!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Asher Levi Garcia
Born Thursday, September 9th, 2010
8lbs. 2oz.
19 1/4 in.

Sweet baby Asher, we have been waiting for your arrival for quite some time and are so thankful for a safe delivery! You are such a joy! Thank you Lord, for a healthy and strong baby boy! We are so blessed!

Birth story to come...

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

20 Months

Oh my sweet, sweet boy. You are 20 months old now and are such a big boy! There truly is no baby left in you anywhere! We have always loved all of the different facial expressions you have made, and this month was no different. You are more talkative and inqusitive and love your mini magna-doodle and are constantly asking one of us to draw on it. You are also learning so many new words, including "eree" for Ernie which you just learned today! You are also absolutely obsessed with the movie Cars, and are constantly poinint out Lightening McQueen, The King and Chick, no matter if we're at the store, or reading your Cars book, or the Blue-Ray case, or even your sippy cup and plate. You also still enjoy Thomas and Dora, but not nearly as much as Cars (your cousin Corbin would be so proud)!

You little brother has not made his grand entrance as of yet, but I can tell that you know something big is about to happen. While we are all awating his arrival, Daddy and I are trying to spend as much time with you as possible, taking you on walks at the mall, trips to the park, reading you books and playing at home. It has been such a fun and joyful time, for me especially, as I know that my time is about to be divided greatly, and selfishly I still don't know that I'm ready for that (even though I'm already overdue).

Anyway, Caleb, you are such a joy to my heart and I love you so very very much! Thank you for all of the kisses and loves that you give to me everyday. You are my little honey and always will be! I love you, happy 20 month birthday!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

40 Weeks Today!

Today I am 40 weeks, well according to my doctor's due date. My original due date was Saturday, September 4th, so I guess, technically, if you came between now and Saturday you'd still be on time, depending on which due date you look at! Either way, this momma is R E A D Y!! I mean goodness gracious child, you don't have much space left in there to grow! Anyway, just wanted to do a post for memory's sake. Hurry up and get here, we're ready to snuggle you!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!!