Firsts - Aria MacDonald


There have been a few ‘firsts’ in our house this week. Some we have experienced before with Aria, others we haven’t.

Asher got his first tooth this week! So excited, and he has been an angel, not problems at all. I was so excited about Aria’s first tooth too, it was the first milestone we had experienced with her that was normal!

Asher also started on big boy food this week too, he has had carrots and pumpkin so far. We of course didn’t have the pleasure of mushing up veggies and watching intently as Aria took her first bite. But we did with Asher! It was wonderful and he is doing well.

It has be such a blessing to have regular parenting experience with Asher. There is sadness there that Aria is different but we embraced it. Asher has brought us so much healing.

Aria and Asher are so cute with each other. Both of them were giggling to each other in the car yesterday. Each would set the other one off in fits of giggles, it was hard to concentrate on driving cause it was so cute!!

8 Responses to “Firsts”

  1. jen says:

    well done to Asher

    what wonderful sounding children you have
    you are blessed

  2. Gabes says:

    Aww cute!! Love the giggling story :) Gosh Asher is doing well with the teeth! M is only *just* cutting her first one. Aria sounds much better , great to hear

  3. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Gorgeous! Kids are so awesome for just making you feel glad to be alive aren’t they! Well done Asher for eating your first baby foods! I am so happy you are having the normal milestones!

  4. Chris says:

    I read your blog regularly and wish Aria and you all, all the very best. I have a question (which I hope you don’t mind me asking – I don’t want to seem ignorant with it or cause any distress) but I wondered how Aria reacts to others eating food? Does she show any curiosity about it at all?

  5. Ali says:

    My nephews make me laugh too – the other day M(2) was wrestling W(4nearly5) with his legs around his neck! I thought it was horrifying but they were both in hysterics laughing!!! You sound happy, it’s awesome.

    Ali xoxo

  6. Michelle says:

    Aaah that is so cute. So great when siblings get along! Asher really is the best kid ever. So sweet and smiley and content. What a blessing.

  7. Lisa Robertson says:

    Thrilled to hear things are going well for you all this week. Great to hear that Asher is a big healthy growing boy eating those veges!!! Sounds like he and Aria are going to be fabulous mates! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Yvonne says:

    hi Anita, glad to hear that you are also experiencing the joys of first teeth and first meals… my second baby, Monique, is just as old as Asher and I am also reliving those joys! God blesses us with so much joy, and after all it is His joy gives us strength. Aria is beautiful… love the picture! Give my love to Alex please (we worked together)
    God bless you and your precious family
    Yvonne Fourie (australia)

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