Friday, May 29, 2009

A Special Blessing

Friday, May 29, 2009

Little Miss Samantha has been a busy girl in her first 6 weeks of life. She’s already been on her first road trip to Texas where she met Grandma and Grandpa Borton and Grandma and Grandpa Butler and all our Aunts and Uncles. Samantha also got a very special blessing from her Dad. Yay!!

We decided to take it slow this time and took two days to drive down. She did great in the car, much better than I expected. She slept the whole time we were driving but then was awake all night, you can’t have it both ways right. We had so much fun seeing our family and friends, I just wish we could have stayed longer to soak up more of that Texas heat (only with the air conditioner on next time, Mom :) Us North Dakotans are NOT used to the Texas summer and humidity. Here in Grand Forks its only 65 degrees! But I did LOVE all the southern cooking, BBQs and brisket, and yummy Mexican food… mmm mmm! Samantha loved it too, except she has developed an allergy to cows milk. Which means I can't have any food that contains milk, milk products, cheese, or butter. What food doesn't have any of those three things??? Basically nothing! Including all cakes, ice cream, cookies, pizza, chocolate and all other essential food items. Good thing Dusty isn't on this diet, he would crack after 1 day.

Here are some photos from Samantha's Blessing day:

All the girls

My Mom and Samantha

All the Grand kids from my family
Samantha was not happy about taking this photo

This one is my favorite, she looks so peaceful

Six Weeks Old!

Friday, May 29, 209

We are so excited, Samantha is already 6 weeks old!! Time has flown by and she is getting SOO big! :( I wish she would stay tiny forever, but I’m happy she’s growing big and strong. As of today, she now weighs 9 pounds 1 ounce, which is awesome because she struggled to gain weight after we left the hospital. Now she is gaining more than ½ an ounce a day! Mostly because she eats like a lion. Honestly, do not let this girl go hungry for more than 2 minutes or she will vocalize her complaints in a loud screaming manor. The longest she has slept is 6 hours, the best 6 hours sleep of my life. However, we have only done that twice because Samantha does not like to skip her midnight snacks.

I can’t complain, we have been blessed with a very sweet, happy baby. She definitely prefers to be held every minute she is awake and would rather sleep in Mom and Dad's bed over her own, but that's fine with me because I love holding and snuggling her. And the best part is, she gives us plenty of smiles all the time I just wish I could catch one on camera.

Here are some pictures of our sweet Samantha:

1 week old

2 weeks old

Our first Sunday, 3 weeks old