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February 15, 2020 in Family - No Comments

Asher is officially two months old. Actually he is over it now (10 weeks as of Friday). It is amazing to me how much he has changed in just a short amount of time. Every day he wakes up and changes a little more overnight. He is now holding his head up SO WELL. I feel like he will be able to sit up soon. He is so strong. He is also starting to figure out his hands. He is swatting at things and is able to move things to his mouth. He does NOT like tummy time or being laid down at all really. He enjoys sitting up so he can see what is going on around him. He is loving watching his big brother. He could stare at him for hours. It’s the cutest thing ever! He is the smiliest little guy, and he loves to talk (the cooing will melt your heart)!

The first month was rough. Making the transition from one to two kids was way more than I could have even imagined. I just felt completely out numbered. I was also used to Easton as a baby, who was very chill. He would lay wherever I put him and be completely fine. He would put himself to sleep wherever he was. He could also sleep through anything. Asher is much more demanding than Easton ever was. He was crying all the time. unless he was being held.

We are finally starting to get used to life as a family of four. I have started to figure out what works with taking care of two kids and what doesn’t. I don’t feel so overwhelmed anymore. Asher doesn’t cry as much and is sleeping through the night like a champ. We are finally getting on somewhat of a schedule- even though I would like it to be even more of a schedule during the day, but we are working on that. He’s a horrible day napper though- so its hard to get anything done around the house still. But we are making great progress, and life is starting to feel more “normal” again! 

Here is what his schedule (somewhat) looks like:
5:00-6:00 AM         Wake up and feed

6:00-7:00 AM          Sleep

7:00-8:30 AM           Play

8:30-9:00 AM           Feed

9:00 – 10:15ish AM   Nap

10:15- 11:00 AM       Wake and Play

11:00-11:30 AM        Feed

11:30-12:30 PM        Nap

12:30-2:00 PM        Wake and Play

2:00-2:30 PM         Feed

2:30-7:00 PM        During this time he has been taking a series of mini naps. He’s often really unsettled during this time (witching hours). So it’s really unpredictable.

4:00- 4:30 PM     Feed

7:00 PM                 Feed, pajamas, swaddle, bed time!

9:30 or 10:00 PM      Dream Feed- This is where I wake him up to change diaper, put on owlet, and feed usually 2-3 ounces to help him make it through the night. Then reswaddle and go right back to sleep.

10:00 PM- 5:00 or 6:00 AM SLEEP! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post! I appreciate it! 
xoxo, Krista

Below is a side by side of Easton and Asher both at 2 months! They both weighed 11 pounds exactly. Easton was 22 inches long, and Asher is 23 inches. 🙂


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Hey! I’m Krista!

Hey! I’m Krista!

I live in Chesterfield, VA with my husband Drew, and our two boys, Easton and Asher. Easton was born with Down syndrome. Easton's prenatal diagnosis was one that I struggled with greatly at first. Once he was born, I realized that everything doctors told me about all the things he wouldn't be able to do weren't true, and I became empowered. I felt the call and need to share our story with others in hopes that other women walking in our shoes could see that life with Down syndrome is not scary. It is filled with wonder, excitement, and joy. Follow along as I share all about motherhood, Down syndrome, our home, and lifestyle.

xoxo, Krista

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