Friday, December 31, 2010

Sam's 2 Months Old!

It's hard to believe, but Sam is two months old! Today we took him to the doctor for his two month check-up and immunizations. He's a growing boy--up to 10 lbs 14 oz, and 22 inches long.

Mike and I take a "monthly" photo of Sam, and you can really see how much he's grown. The stickers are the same size and it's even the same onesie:

Check out some other highlights from the past month:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Play Mat

One of Sam's favorite new toys is a play mat from Grandma and Papock. Every morning after Sam eats breakfast he's wide awake and he plays on the mat for a bit. Sam loves it, and it's one of the best parts of my day (though it would be nice if it wasn't 5AM!).

Thanks to Grandma Carol and Grandpa Jim for the video camera! We've been able to capture some really great moments with Sam--like this one of him playing on the mat:

(Also, thanks to our friends Paul and Deb for the cute outfit Sam's wearing in the video!)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sam's First Christmas

Christmas was a busy day at our house! We took some family photos, opened lots of gifts, made a great Christmas dinner, took naps, and chatted with family. Check out some Christmas highlights:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sleepy Baby

Sam likes to be carried around. A lot. Sam and I spend a lot of time walking around the house, which can be really tiring--for Sam (apparently)! He often falls asleep in our arms.

(Sam's outfit was a gift from a friend--thanks Patty!)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quack! Quack!

These might be the cutest booties ever!
Many thanks to our friend Jessica who is an awesome knitter :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Swing

Ok. I'll admit it. I was skeptical. At the beginning Sam HATED the swing. Every time we put him in there he'd cry after a minute or two. He just wasn't happy. Until we moved the swing downstairs in front of the big sliding glass door out to our deck. He can look out the window and will even fall asleep. Check it out:

(I know. It's a video of a baby sleeping. That's about as exciting as it gets!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

6-week checkup

Every outing is a big outing for a baby. Today we visited the doctor for a 6-week checkup--for Mom, not Sam! Sam was a trooper though. He dressed warm and came along for the ride and he did great in the waiting room with Dad.

(Oh, and the checkup went well--Mom is healthy too!)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Sometimes tummy time wears him out. I can pick him up and put him on his back in the crib and he's out like a light. If only this worked every time!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is it just us...

...or has Sam gotten a lot bigger in two weeks?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tummy Time!

Sam spends a little time every day working on those neck muscles!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Daddy's Home!

Paternity leave is over and the long holiday weekend has passed, so Mike is now back at work. One of the highlights of Sam's day (and Mike's!) is spending a little father-son time together in the evening.