Posts in the ‘My Little Buddy’ Category

23 Weeks Old!

January 18th, 2012

Hey y’all! Another week flew by! I swear he’s gonna be one before we know it.

Sam really is doing great. He’s such a happy baby. I love making him laugh. And all the cute little noises he makes. Even when he farts. Who woulda thought all that would be so dang cute?!

He’s officially transitioned out of his swaddle! I know I kept asking, how is the transition made? Well his swaddle was in the laundry so I put him in a sleep sack and haven’t looked back. I do have to make sure his nails are super short at all times or he’ll claw the crap out of his face though.

He’s started sleeping longer stretches at night too! He’ll wake for the last time around 10pm (sometimes it’s 8pm) and then not wake up until sometime between 6am and 9am. It’s awesome! Although now that I’m writing this I’ve probably jinxed it but that’s okay. We’re gonna mess up his sleep schedule tomorrow anyways when we leave for Idaho.

Sam’s also starting to roll over more and more. I’ve even seen him roll from front to back a few times. And he seems to be trying to crawl but can’t quite coordinate it all. He’s got his legs going but doesn’t get that he needs to push up with his arms at the same time. I give him a month and he’ll probably be crawling all over the place. I guess it’s time to childproof the house!

My aunt requested a picture of Sam with his giant teddy bear since the weekly photos on here make it hard to see how much he’s grown. I thought it’d be fun to share with y’all as well.

Look how tiny he was at a month old! He’s so big now!

22 Weeks Old!

January 11th, 2012

I know I write these posts every week and I know I’ll appreciate having these weekly pictures, especially once Sam’s gets older, but sometimes it’s hard to find anything to talk about.

Sam did sprout a second tooth this week which makes sense since I read that they generally come in pairs. And he’s getting even more enthusiastic about eating. He opens his mouth and leans forward for the spoon now. He looks like an adorable little birdie! And he’s almost able to hold his bottle on his own.

Other than that, nothing really new happened this past week. We’re gearing up for his first plane ride next week. I hope it goes smoothly. I know his Gramma and Grandpa can’t wait to see him! I hope it snows too so Sam will be able to experience some snow!

21 Weeks Old!

January 4th, 2012

Our little Sam is just about five months old now!

I decided for the next chunk of weeks I’m going to photograph Sam in color on a white background instead of what I’ve been doing (Sam in white on a colored background)!

He’s such a little cutie. He’s been talking up a storm lately. Screeching and “ooo”-ing and blowing raspberries. His baby sounds are just too adorable for words.

He’s really becoming a good sleeper too. No, he’s not sleeping through the night, but that’s okay. He goes to bed by 8pm, wakes up to eat right before we go to bed at 10:30 and then wakes up sometime between 2:30 and 4:30 to eat again. Then he’s up for the day by 7:30 or 8. Such a great improvement from waking every 1-2 hours every night!

In really big news: Sam has his first official tooth! It’s just a tiny little nub right now but it sure it sharp! So far it doesn’t seem to be effecting him too much other than drooling. No fussiness – at least not yet.

We’re headed to Idaho in a few weeks to visit my mom so we’re preparing for Sam’s first plane ride. I’ve ordered a nice umbrella stroller for the trip that’s supposed to arrive on Friday. If any of you mamas out there have advice on flying with a baby, please share. I’d love to hear about your experiences!

20 Weeks Old!

December 28th, 2011

I’m pretty sure Sam had a fabulous 20th week of life! He got to celebrate his first Christmas, he hung out with family and he got lots of awesome presents!

He’s doing great! We’ve got him on a very loose nap schedule now. Basically he naps 3 times a day – anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. His nighttime sleep has been much better also. He goes down at 8 or 8:30 and only wakes once, maybe twice, during the night. I attribute his better night sleep to his napping during the day. And he doesn’t wake up until 8am or 9am which is awesome for me since I work nights!

I can’t say I’m any less tired – yet, anyways. I think it’s going to take awhile for me to really catch up on my sleep. What I wouldn’t give for one night of uninterrupted sleep. Maybe someday….

Sam’s really enjoying eating too. He’s still mostly just eating rice cereal but he’s getting good at opening his mouth and keeping more of it in than out and all over his bib, hands and clothes. We really want to try some new foods. Any suggestions?

We’re still using the gDiapers and all seems to be going well. He’s had a few leaks. I think only because we left them on a bit too long. He’s still sleeping in disposables at night because the boy can pee! For those of you that cloth diaper: what do you do with the cloth inserts/diapers after they’re rinsed but before you do a load of laundry? I’ve noticed them smelling a bit when I’m in between laundry days and I’m not sure what to do. I’ve been sprinkling baking soda in the laundry basket every once in awhile. Any suggestions would be awesome!

Christmas 2011

December 27th, 2011

Hey y’all! Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know we sure did down here in Texas. Although we started our Christmas early this year with the birth of our son in August!

We had a quiet Christmas this year. I received a bunch of great gifts including some wonderful handmade things from my mom and sister.

My dad gifted me a new sewing machine! I was very much in need of a new one. I’ve been using the same one my mom bought me when I was 12 or 13. The tension was horrendous.


I feel so fancy now with this new machine. It does 60 different stitches, including 8 different types of button holes. It threads the needle for you and I don’t even have to use the foot pedal. There’s a stop and start button. It’s crazy. I have to thank Kate over at see kate sew for the recommendation. She wrote about this wonderful machine a few months ago on her blog.

My sister loved her scrap map; also a see kate sew find! I tried really hard to use fabric that represented each individual state. (Elvis – Tennessee, Apples – Washington, Peach – Georgia, etc.) It was definitely a challenge since I was only using scraps from my stash.

I know next year will be even more fun at Christmastime because Sam will be a bit more interactive. He didn’t really know what to do this year. We opened his presents, he promptly tasted them and then went back to drooling, pooping and napping.

I’m sad it’s over already but I can’t wait for next year!