Sunday, August 23, 2009

mister muscles...

Immediately following his birth, one of the first things I noticed about our new little Asher (who in fact was not all that little), was his strength. As the nurse carried him over to the scale, I was shocked to see that his little neck was strong enough to support his head as he gazed around the room. He rolled over for the first time when he was only a week old, and his legs have been strong enough to support his body from the very beginning (he's really wobbly, though, else he'd have been walking months ago). I can't count the number of comments I have heard with regards to his strength. From "oh, he's going to be a football player" (we've all heard that one) to "oh man, he reminds me of one of those circus strong man characters" (not such a common one), and everything in between...we've heard it all.

circus strong man Pictures, Images and Photos


The other night as I walked in the door from mutual, I was surprised to find Asher clad in Ruby's white dance leggings (thanks to my niece, Karen). I was joking that he looked like a little gymnast; and thought, just for kicks, that I'd take him over to the pull-up bar...never imagining that he would actually grab on to it, and then be able to hang from it for more than 10 seconds. I was so proud.

7 comments:

me said...

Holy cow! That is amazing!

Laurel said...

That is fantastic! Isabel is 2 1/2 and I'm pretty sure even SHE couldn't hold on for more than 10 seconds... I can't believe Asher is so big already!!!

Rachel said...

Geez! After 22 days on P90x I don't even think I can do that! Strong little boy! ( :

Ethel Carola Aredes Tapia said...

que hermoso tu hijo nicole me encante el seƱor musculos sobre todo sus piesitos y piernitas gordita que lindo que esta

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! I am laughing so hard! That's insane!!! I remember being in absolute disbelief when he was born! It looked like my sister had given birth to a 4 month old!

The Heaps said...

First of all....love the tights! Second....oh my goodness! That is amazing! Glad you got a picture!

Celeste said...

That is awesome. Pretty soon he'll be joining you and John for P90x in the mornings :)