Here are some fun little facts about Samuel at 4 months:
Currently he weighs in at 17 lbs and 10 oz 26 inches long
no longer wears 6 to 9 months. I had to put away almost all of his wardrobe because its either too tight or too short on him.
He and Will go to bed at 8pm
Sam sleeps the whole night, what?
He loves his brother. He gets super excited when Will talks to him
He loves to be naked.
He loves bath time. He doesn't fit in his little tub...
He loves to kick.
He almost doesn't fit in his carseat.
His eyes can't decide what color they want to be. some days they are blue, other days they are green.
He is a charmer.
When he wakes up from a nap, he is usually just talking to himself.
He loves chewing on his fist. I think he might be teething...
He loves to grab things with his toes.
Doctor says he is ready to start introducing solids but we are going to wait till he is closer to 6 months.
He nurses really well and really fast!
eats every 3 hours and naps A LOT during the day. I think that is why he is packing all that weight.
He is a happy baby and we are so grateful to have him in our lives.
SERVICE I am grateful for the opportunity we have to serve one another. To be like Christ. I am grateful for my calling in the church. I am grateful I get to serve and think of others instead of me all the time. I am most happy when I am in the serve of others.
Christ said " inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. -Matthew 25: 37-40
Today I am grateful for the plan of Salvation. Grateful to have the opportunity to work along Kent and God in bring children to this world. Grateful to help my children have faith in Christ, to be baptized and to follow the path Christ has set for us. I am grateful for the knowledge that God wants us all to have joy. I am grateful to know that after we die we have a place to go and that we have the chance to be with our families forever. I am grateful we have all the resources to have a happy and loving home and marriage.
I am grateful for my mother. Grateful to be sealed to her. Grateful for all that she has sacrificed for me. Grateful I can come to her with anything. Grateful she is strong and healthy. She is a women of faith. She is a doer. She taught me "judge not, that ye be not judged" ( 3 Nephi 14:1) She has endured so much in the last few years. Her faith and determination to keep on ward and forward has showen how much the Lord loves her and NEEDS her. She has taught me to be a missionary ALWAYS! to serve others unconditionally. To be fair and honest with everyone. to trust in the Lord. She has taught me to be a great mother. I am the way i am because of her. I am so proud and grateful to be her daughter. we were meant to help one another. and I promise to help her achieve all that she dreams of doing.
There is just something special about Sunday dinners.
Coming home from church to the house smelling delicious
is a treat.
Usually we have something going on our Crockpot or Kent and I team up and cook something great. Sundays we run things a little different. We are not rushed. I love that.
Tonight we made chicken pot pie. it was delicious. I am also grateful that I love to cook. I think I inherited that from my mother.
Our Sunday dinner are always followed by a classic movie. Tonight we are watching A Court Jester. super cute movie. made me laugh. This little guy was super cranky and sleepy while I was getting dinner ready.
He got in trouble a few times and I kept looking at the clock waiting for the hour Kent would be home from work.
Some days I feel defeated, not able to keep up. Just when I think I can not handle Will's tantrums and wish I could just drop him off somewhere for the next 15 years, he randomly comes up to me and hugs me and says "thank you mom" (tender mercies)
I cannot help to feel gratitude for being a mother to Will and Sam. I am grateful to be a mother to a little boy who loves to make messes
loves watching Cinderella (at least 4 times a day, he has it memorized)
obsessed with brushing his teeth
doesn't like his feet touched
loves to be loud but can't handle loud noises...
is a thrill seeker
not afraid of anything
loves his brother and kisses him and hugs him at least 100 x a day
always says bless you if you sneeze
says thank you and your welcome
and Sam, well he is a delight to have him in our family. even at 3 months old he loves to talk, grab things, and play with brother.
I am grateful for my children and what they teach me every single day.
Today was a rough day for me. I was not myself. Everything and everyone bothered me and I didn't like how I felt. My little family depends on me in every way. I am so grateful that I am not in this world alone. I am not alone in preparing myself to one day stand infront of my maker and report. I get to have my best friend beside me helping me to be a better person. I am grateful for the covenant of marriage.