It has obviously been a while since my last post, but I have had a lot of things on my mind. We got through the holidays and are thankful for everything we received, but the thoughts that I have been feeding my mind lately are all about Sam and the new baby. I'm trying to grasp how different things will be with a new born plus a very active 19 month old at home, and how I can be a good mommy so that I give the right needed attention to both of my boys.
To help Sam feel like he is going to be the big boy of the house Joel and I bought him a big boy bed. Daddy got a little crazy and decided that he wanted Samuel to have a full size bed to grow into and Samuel loves it so far. There hasn't been any sleeping in it yet because I am determined to keep him in his crib for as long as I can while he isn't fighting me on the subject. So for now we play on the bed and sit on the bed, and talk about what a big boy he'll be once his little brother shows up. I have to admit I'm sad that Sam won't be the baby anymore, but am excited to have a new born all at the same time. How mothers have the same amount of love for each of their children is amazing; as of right now I feel like I couldn't love any child more than I do Sam, but to my surprise, I'm sure, I'll love Isaac just as much as Sam. What a wild ride we have ahead of us....just like I wanted it!
Here is a picture of Joel and I before we left for his holiday work party (I look fat so everyone just needs to get over that first comment that comes into their minds! :-))
Here are some of Samuel on Christmas day enjoying the treasures that Santa brought: