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.


  • 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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