January 13, 2014

Sam is One

My sweet Sam is one years old.



I feel like it was just yesterday getting that shock at the doctor when she told me I was pregnant.

This time has flown by and I'm still in great disbelief that I have two kids. It's been a journey for me as a parent, wife, and woman. I have ridden a roller coaster the last year but those free falls were worth climbing those hills.



My Sam is 23lbs and 31 inches. 
He was 10lbs 1oz and 22 inches at birth.



He...

  • has eight teeth.
  • is crawling on all fours
  • standing up independently
  • cruising
  • starting to take steps
  • babbles dada and refuses to say mama (it's killing me) and then speaks German in between.
  • eats anything we put in front of him... almost he was not a fan of cake.




His favorite foods are:


  • Bananas
  • Applesauce
  • Rice
  • Toast
  • Chex
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes in any form
  • Chicken
  • Muffins
  • Cinnamon Rolls (Yes bad mom but they are home made? and we don't have them often hah)



We are still nursing and I will continue to do so until I feel it no longer benefits either of us. I nursed Lucas for a little over 2 years.


He's getting up twice at night once right before I go to bed and once right before we wake up. I honestly believe he's up mainly because his diapers are really damp. We are still room sharing which I'm hoping to change over the next few months. Sam is such a light sleeper that I think he's not getting the deep sleep he needs once we go to bed.

He still takes two naps a day. One 30-45 minute name in the morning and one 1-1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. His bedtime is shortly after Lucas' 7pm time. He shockingly sleeps more than Lucas did at this stage. I can't wait for him to cut a nap so I can move his nap time up an hour or so.



We are still cloth diapering and I must say to anyone on the fence it has been a wonderful experience. This comes from someone who hates laundry more than anything.



I never would have thought we'd have another baby and having Sam has been a blessing. The moment I held him in my arms I was flooded with love for both of my kids. It's like he amplified the love I had for Lucas before and it was overwhelming. I think because I  wasn't nearly as terrified with Sam as I was with Lucas it allowed me to feel it and it was intoxicating.


I look forward to the years to come. The laughter, he has an infectious belly laugh and is extremely ticklish.


He is my little Monster. I love him so much.


Happy Birthday.

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