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February 15, 2020 in Favorites, Lifestyle - No Comments

Hi friends! 

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write our 6 week update. How on earth has 6 weeks passed already?! It seems like yesterday that he was born. Time went by quickly with Easton, and it’s going by even faster with Asher. The saying, “the days are long but the weeks/months/years are short” is so true. SO TRUE. 

Anyways, Asher is officially 6 weeks old. If I said life has been easy- full of rainbows, butterflies, and cupcakes- I would 100% be lying. Going from a family of 3 to a family of 4 has been…INSANE. I heard people tell me that going from one to two children was a lot, but I didn’t really hear them, until now. Now I completely understand what they were saying. It is HARD. There is only one of me and two of them. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and often defeated. Motherhood is funny like that. It can be one of the loveliest and loneliest places at the same time. It’s unbelievably hard, but also unbelievably rewarding. It is without a doubt the hardest job on the planet.

Asher is almost 10 pounds and 21 inches long. He loves to eat, and is eating 4 ounces about every 3 hours during the day. He is sleeping for 7-8 hours straight through the night. Yay! However, his naps during the day are a little rough. He seems to be a light napper. So the only time he gets good naps is when I swaddle him, and put him in his room to sleep where it is completely quiet. He is also starting to give some social smiles and coo. It is the cutest!

Asher has proven himself to be the complete opposite of Easton in almost every way. Easton was such an easy baby. He rarely cried-like ever. He ate, slept, pooped, and just hung out with me. He also slept through the night from the first night I brought him home. He still does unless he is sick. So I had no idea what I was getting myself in to…

​Asher is a force to be a reckoned with. He has a voice, and he knows how to use it. He does not like being alone. He enjoys being held….all the time. Which means I can’t get anything done, and it stresses me out! With Easton, I could sit him down and do whatever I needed. Now I’m trying anything and every thing to get Asher to sit somewhere so I can do stuff around the house or tend to Easton. 

Want to know the only thing that works? The mamaRoo by 4moms. Yep. That’s it. He loves it. If he loves it, then so do I! 

Easton is also loving it because he loves to press all the buttons! He likes feeling like he is helping take care of his little brother, and this is a great way for him to do it. He really is the best brother. He loves Asher so much. You can see it in his eyes when he looks at him. It melts my heart into a puddle. 

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my update and review! We love the mamaRoo and think you would too! 



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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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