Asher Keith – the first 2 weeks recap!

Finally I downloaded pictures from my “real” camera. All so far have been from my phone, so these ones to follow are my favorites from the past two weeks of our little man’s first days in the world. He’s such a sweet baby, and even sweeter has been watching Selah with him. She’s (overall) been a champ with the whole transition and we are so proud of her. She has her moments, of course, but I’m pretty sure we had a few of those “moments” even prior to the baby, so overall, she’s been easy on her mama through this time. I say it a million times, but it’s so true – I’m SO blessed!

Here’s more pictures than you could have ever wanted to see, but this is my “photo album” of sorts, so I wanted to document it for us and extended family. Enjoy! (And for the grandparents – remember that if you click on a picture to make it larger, you can download and save it from there if you like to print – love you!) 🙂

2013-03-05 grandma & asher

My sweet sleepy 5-day-old baby
My sweet sleepy 5-day-old baby
Daddy & his babies
Daddy & his babies
Selah's playdate - helps pass the time with a newborn!  And her first bacon experience!
Selah’s playdate – helps pass the time with a newborn! And her first bacon experience!
My smiley little sophisticated man on "picture day"
My smiley little sophisticated man on “picture day”
Our peanut asleep on Daddy
Our peanut asleep on Daddy
Sibling love
Sibling love
Time for your checkup!
Time for your checkup!
Holding hands.
Holding hands.
Who is more in love?
Who is more in love?
They are too much - I cannot stand the cuteness!
They are too much – I cannot stand the cuteness!
Good big sister
Good big sister
My blue eyed girl & little alert boy
My blue eyed girl & little alert boy
Hello handsome!
Hello handsome!
Mommy's lucky charm!
Mommy’s lucky charm!
Here's my boy "helping" me work right now as I post :)
Here’s my boy “helping” me work right now as I post 🙂

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

First off – if you’ve received any emails from me with links, please don’t click. Looks like I was hacked on my blog and my email account. Bummer.

Second – Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s WAY too many picks of my leprechaun:
Streeeeetch! (And look at those sweet lips!)





Today was also his first beach day! We did lots today actually – church (well, at least the last 30 min – we severely underestimated how long it takes to get us all ready and out of the house!), then beach for some birthday celebrations of friends, home for nap, walked to the park with friends bringing us dinner, and then dinner with those friends. Feeling so blessed to have our little Santa Barbara “family”…our friends, church body, and neighbors are WAY too good to us! Here’s our sweet neighbor holding Asher at the beach…she’s our future babysitter 😉

Hope your weekend was full of fun as well!

Two Weeks!

Happy two weeks to my growing baby boy! He’s filling out – cheeks & arms are getting chunkier & more “baby-like”:

And those sweet kissable lips:

A short catnap with mom while sister is sleeping:

And some of the other “baby” – or should I say Rapunzel!

The hair was a special request with the princess dress this morning!

It’s been a fun day so far with the two of them, and I’m getting the hang of having a newborn and two-year-old – although, when I’m in the middle if something with her and he needs to eat (which is frequent), the attitude shift is usually pretty apparent. He’s a pretty versatile baby though, so I’m blessed that he’s flexible with basically everything so far other than when he’s hungry! Now I just hope I can stay home with them a little bit longer! 🙂

First Bath

Gave him his first “real” sink bath this morning – prior to this I’ve just wiped him down basically, so this time I used the sink bathtub and actually ran water over him.
Not a big fan, it turns out! ;). Here’s how he felt right after:

But he got over it fairly quickly:


Our little peanut is such a growing boy too! He weighed in at 8 lb, 1 oz today…after last Wednesday’s weigh-in at 7 lb, 6 oz – quite the gain, which makes me happy (& feel like sleepless nights up feeding are paying off!).

Sunday Outing

We thought our first outing should be somewhere for Selah to run around and expend done energy, and that Asher wouldn’t be exposed to too many things – with her in school, we’re certain he’s exposed enough for a tiny immune system already! So we chose a walk at the botanical gardens – it’s a bonus that its free because we’re already members there 😉
Tried to take a few random pics of the day with my phone.
Selah & Daddy climbing the rock stairs in the redwood section:



Asher sleeping through the offroad action:

And a few of him in his “photo” outfit from Saturdays pictures…what a handsome little man we think he is! Biased opinions, of course 🙂



A Sweet Smile

Nothing like a sweet newborn smile to round out a week:

He’s been much more awake and alert each day – and he’s so happy. I kind of remember Selah being a little more cranky during her awake times – either that or we were more sensitive the first time around! His quiet, sweet, curious eyes are a making their appearance more and more:

And taken the other evening before reading our nighty night books & tucking Selah in, is a sweet little video of Daddy and both his little ones:
I’m looking forward to the weekend now! Gymnastics, photo shoot with cousin Anna, Princess Day at the zoo, and meeting up with friends – lots of fun planned…who would have thought a few years ago that those weekend plans would be considered “fun”?! What a difference a couple of years and a couple of kids will do to you! 😉

One Week

Wrote this yesterday & forgot to hit “publish”:

One week ago today I was in labor with my little man…crazy how fast a week flies by.
Here’s some pictures from yesterday – not much time to post since today was my first official “inauguration” day as a mother of two since Jesse got called to work today by a potential job (yay!).
Selah and I set up a play date for her and I, and Asher is a willing companion so far. What an easy baby he is – and I’m sure the mere posting of this will jinx that statement, but man, we are blessed! We were hoping that since his name means “happy/blessing” in Hebrew, he would embody it – and he sure has not disappointed so far.
I’m pretty sure this picture is another definition of happiness:

And one with eyes open – I’m not great at catching his awake times because I only think of grabbing my phone when he’s asleep:


Little Peanut

Trying to keep family updated on the new little man…they sure change a lot in the first couple days, I’m remembering! Here’s the peanut at Day 4:



And one from today while I was “airing him out”:


He’s so much more alert – looking at us, tracking us as we move, perking up at certain voices…the first days of life must be such a trip! 🙂

Day 2

Perils of being a little brother to a girly big sister: only 2 days old & Asher has already been swaddled in pink blankets & forced to “play” with her on her fairy pillow 🙂

He looks less than pleased here with Tinker Bell, but he’s pretty taken with Selah so far:


Almost a smile?


Not the best pic, but made me smile this morning – in bed with our two babies: