Friday, September 5, 2014

Samuel–5 Months




On August 6, 2014 (Just a few days over 4 months), you weighed 16 lbs 3 oz and 25.5” long.


Sam’s last piece of 0-3 month clothes are packed away. He quickly grew in and out of his 3-6 month sleepers this month! He is SO tall and lanky. We had to start him in his 6 month sleepers and while they started out looking baggy, he is starting to fill them in. He has big feet too because the foot part of the PJS are always too tight on! Most of his cloths are 3-6 month and some 6-9 month onsies (with cloth diaper). Most hats don’t fit your large melon! ha ha!


I love all the fall clothes that are coming out! I love the plaid, sweaters and winter hats that are coming into the stores! I rarely go into a store and not come out with something!! We have his Halloween costume all planned.


Eek! I have to admit, my fabulous sleeper lacked this past month! The whole month I never got one full night of sleep! He was at least up once every night. It was pretty tough because I was so spoiled by him for the first 3 months. I discovered I am not a “cry it out” Mom. Honestly, I think he was just hungry. He has a lot of trouble actually falling to sleep every night before bed that he doesn’t eat very well. So his sleep in interrupted by the need to eat. Thankfully, after a quick snack he is usually right back to sleep with no problems! But, this little guy fights sleep now like crazy!



5 months in and still nothing but 100% breastmilk! Woo hoo! 1 month to go before our ultimate goal of 6 months! I am beginning to think about him eating and looking forward to that next step. It’s a lot of pressure on someone to be the whole nutrient source for the first 6 months of his life. I constantly worry about eating the wrong thing or messing up my supply. I am looking forward to feeding him in another way but I know I’ll begin to miss the closeness I get with my boy when it’s all said and done.



Besides me and Jilly, I have not heard one person say Sam looks like his Daddy. The rest of the people that encounter our son, say how much re resembles me or someone in my family (mostly my dad!). I have to admit, at first glace, he does resemble me because he has my eyes and nose. But I guess from staring him at for extended periods of time I can still see Ryan! It does make me happy that he has some of my features!

Sam has Mommy’s brown eyes boy and his hair is wild! Everyone remarks about the spikey Mohawk!


His cheeks are massive and so kissable!



This list is longer then the dislikes list! Yay! He is getting into a really fun age where we are starting to play games and he gets silly!

Sam likes me! Ha ha! It’s kind of vain when I say it that way but, he is always looking around for his Mommy! I love that.

Sam likes to chew on anything and everything!


Some of his favourite toys are the orange ball, books, sophie, keys, monkey/banana’s and stack cups.


I can finally move bath time over this this list! He is finally a fan of taking a bath. He kicks his feet to make it splash and tries to catch the water I pour on him.

I can also move being naked over to this list as well! When I take his diaper off he gets excited and starts squealing! I like I am going to have a nudist on my hands! ha ha!

Sam loves music and does this weird thing where he “sings” himself to sleep in the car. If he is fuzzy at church (like during the sermon) he will instantly be quiet during the songs.

Sam loves to roll over but only likes being on his belly for short periods of time.

Tucker is now the object of Sam’s attention! Anytime he is in the room he is 100% focused on that dog!


Still hating tummy time despite how good he is at it! He gets himself onto his belly and then starts getting mad because he can’t roll back over yet.

Our cold kitchen floor is another one to add to this list. While in his excersaucer, if he doesn’t have socks on, Sam will lift up his feet so not to touch the cold floor.


Sleeping/going to sleep! He fights it through and through!



August 4 was the first time you started to become a regular roller!


August 10 was your baptism.

Samuel (151)

August 11 was your first time sitting in a grocery cart.


First sleep over at Nana and Grandpa’s (Mommy was there too) on August 16.


Another trip to Cheo and first ultrasound on August 19. You hated life that day! ha ha!


Drove in the work truck with Dad for the first time on August 22.


First movie in the theatres on August 27. It was a chick flick but you didn’t seem to mind! ha ha!


First Shawville Fair on August 28th!



Samuel (12)

My little man recognizes me as his Mommy and I love that! We are having lots of fun together and I am so thankful for the time that I get to have with him for this year. I love that I can make him laugh and settle him when he is upset.

While I have been really enjoyed breastfeeding, I am looking forward to less pressure and allowing someone else to feed him. I have had a few outings this month and Ryan has stayed home with Sam. I have a nice little freezer stock of milk that is starting to get built up for these occasions. I still hate pumping but I know I have to do it in order to have a little freedom.

I am getting better at letting go and getting out without as much worry! Ryan and I are also getting better at comparing schedules so that we don’t double book something on the same day.

I was thinking back to when I first had Sam and how I would get nervous about going out to run errands by myself. Now, it’s just second nature. I don’t even think about it anymore or worry. The only challenge now is that Sam is getting too big for his bucket car seat and now I carry him into a store with me.

I am still 5-10 pounds above my “sick” pre-pregnancy weight (the weight I got to when I was first pregnant and couldn’t eat anything, ha ha!) and I have accepted that those pounds aren’t going anywhere yet! ha ha! My mom always talked about how she had trouble losing the last bit of weight while nursing. I guess our bodies just like to hold onto the little bit of extra weight as a reserve for energy for breastfeeding. I’m not giving up though at trying! ha ha!


Samuel (126)

Your Daddy is wonderful but we had to give  him little talking to. Ha ha! He now is doing a little bit of getting up with you in the middle of the night (or early mornings) on the weekends, if needed. But your Dad is seriously great. He never blinks an eye at taking care of you solo! He never calls it “babysitting” and is always there when we need him. You are his pride and joy! When he talks about you, his whole face lights up.

It is getting very fun for your Dad now that you are more interactive and enjoy playing. He always tries to make you smile and hates to see you cry. Like me, he honestly likes spending time with you. He calls you Buck-a-roo.


As the end of summer is coming at a million miles an hour, we are trying to spend LOTS of time outside! I know life will be much different this winter! Sam seems to love it outside, especially going for walks!


We have a tradition that every time we go down the stairs, we stop at the mirror so Sam can look at himself! Sometimes he just wants to play with the mirror but he always notices himself and sheepishly smiles! I love it.


You are officially a belly sleeper now! We put you in your crib on your back and you instantly roll over! It’s funny that you sleep the night on the belly but during the day HATE tummy time!



My Dearest Sam,

There isn’t a day that goes by that you don’t make me smile. I think that’s how we spend most of our days, smiling at each other. Although there were a few challenges this month, we have gotten through them and we had far more good moments than bed.

It amazes me sometimes how you have grown and changed right before my eyes. From the squishy little new born to this giggly, fun boy! And what a boy you are! All boy! The instant a truck drives by it captures your attention!

I am so glad we have made it this far and I have been able to be your nutrient source for the last 5 months. It’s a bond that is inexplicable. I don’t want to wish the days away but I am looking forward to your 6 month birthday when we start food! You already sit at the table with Mommy and Daddy and mimic how we chew.

It was been the most amazing summer of my life. I am so thankful that I have gotten to spend my summer days with you and I am looking forward to the next season together.

I love you!







  1. Lindsay,
    As a former OBS nurse, I have a suggestion for you. When you are going to bed, pick Sam up and try to give him a "dream-feed" You might have a bit of trouble latching him on, but if he does he can drink his fill and then maybe he will get through the night this way. This way he won't be fighting himself falling to sleep. Hope this works so you can all get some sleep.

  2. 5 months already?! Time flies. He's such a cutie :)

  3. He just keeps getting cuter and I love his hair!!! I am learning to let go a little too. I had a moms night out and went to a concert with a friend and it was just what I needed! I know that my hubby and Jeanette having a strong bond is important too.