Sam Loves Bathtime.
Sam Loves that his blanket from Auntie Bailey matches his stroller perfectly.
Sam loves a good nap in a cozy blanket with a full tummy.
Sam loves reading Lord of the Rings with Dad.
Sam does NOT love:
- car rides longer than one hour
- being in the same position for longer than an hour
- his bassinet
- being cold
First Smile - 5 days old
Rolled over from Tummy to Back - 21 days old
First Laugh - 22 days old
Great head control. Loves bath time and tummy time. Likes variety and adventure, as long as the car ride isn't too long (hates traffic). Takes great naps and sleeps well. A happy boy who likes his meals on time, his diaper fresh, his body warm, and his blankets fuzzy.
If you aren't on facebook, I've got an instagram account where I'm posting pictures of his days & adventures.
I was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday (the day after the Boston Marathon tragedy). Samuel was discharged on Friday (the day the city was in lock down). The first week of his life was one of the most breath taking, heart breaking, challenging weeks of our marriage. But thru it all Brian and I never once doubted God's grace and providence, and we chose to allow whatever the future held to bring us closer together. Between recovering from severe pre-eclampsia, the 4 days in the NICU, 1 day in Special Care, watching Samuel get feeding tubes and breathing tubes and countless blood draws. Holding my baby and watching him cry without being able to make a sound, not knowing if he was scared or hungry or a wire was poking him. Watching him pull out the feeding tube and gagging and struggling while they placed it back down his throat. Combined with being transferred to Mass General by Ambulance, seeing only pictures of him for hours after he was born, the hospital being on lock down because of the Marathon, the hospital being surrounded by SWAT teams and intense security, President Obama coming to the hospital while we were in the NICU. Driving to the hospital past Watertown to bring milk to Samuel while police cars zoomed by and helicopters circled ahead looking for the second bomber. And that's just the beginning.
Today I'm going to attempt to write his birth story. But it will probably take a while for me to get all the details straight. Until then, here are some pictures of our first few days home. God is SO good.