Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Asher Records (John Asher Records)

...was born at 10:33pm local time in Germany. Mommy was in labor for about 4 1/2 hours or so with him. He was a big boy, 4310 grams, or 9lbs 8oz., and 53 cm, or about 20 7/8". His head was 36cm, or about 14 1/8".

Maren wanted to name him Asher. We were looking at Hebrew, Greek, and Roman names mostly and settled on that. We decided on his "second" name as John, after my dad, but we thought it flowed better as John Asher, rather than Asher John.

Comparatively, Asher is about 450 grams, or 1 full pound, heavier than Eowyn was, and 1 cm longer.

Asher slept a good part of the day, and didn't even eat from about 1am or so right after birth last night until almost 1pm today. He & mommy are doing well. I have pictures on facebook, and will load some here later.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


We're celebrating today. No, not because a baby's been born, in fact he hasn't been, but because Eowyn is finally saying her name correctly. No longer is she "Eowa", but now "Eowyn", and sometimes "Eovin". But she's dropped the final "-uh" for "-in".

So here are some other words that she says, first word, then the translation:

**kissing noise**--Kirsten
Moo-ma Auto--the movie Cars
Moo-ma Poppy--Mary Poppins
"Oonie"--Uri, or Ur-Oma (great-grandma)
Bodish--fertig (finished)
**happy surprised gasp**--Nutella (as in, walks over to the cupboard, points, and *happy surprised gasp*)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Last blog Pre what's-his-name

Maren was at the doctor today. The Lad (who shall remain nameless...since Maren & I don't have a name for him yet) is already bigger than Eowyn was when she was born, is still 2 weeks from delivery, though the doctor tried to help "jump start" the process for Maren. We'll see if that works. I was just going through and reminiscing about old photos of Eowyn. Hard to believe that's been over 2 years now.

We like the area we live in, very pretty and our cameras don't do it justice, but far from work, and we'll be looking for something else in the springtime.

Here's some recent photos.

This picture was in a German Burger King. I thought it was awesome they used a photo of Green Bay Packers. I was so excited about it I told them I played for Green Bay before I realized what I was doing.

Jetta, 16 months. And now much faster than Baylor.

Eowyn found some wild black berries.