September 19, 2012

meet sam!

I was recently asked about my little man, Sam. I go on and on and on about Millie, but apparently I don't talk as much as about Sam. My guess as to why this is because Millie can talk - and talk she does! She says and does the funniest things, so I tend to share these things.

Sam, on the other hand, though he is very vocal, isn't saying any words. At 15 months he's a total ham, and laughs at everything, and is always smiling at everyone. He is a total dear and he brings so much joy to our family. He is ALL boy - very rough and tumble, and as evident in this photo, always covered in dirt, grime, and scrapes.

Having a boy is everything I ever thought it would be - and more! I love watching him explore and have his adventures and move, move, move! Always on the move. Yet, he's still a super mellow guy. He still likes to have his mama snuggles. He can sit for longer than possibly any other 15-month old and try to figure out how something works and see what else he can make it do.

He loves to follow his big sister around and do everything that she does. She'd never admit it, but she loves having a little brother puppy dog following her around. They play very well together most of the time, until Millie starts in with the "mine" stuff or forgets that she's bigger than him and gets too rough. Sam thinks that Millie is just about the greatest person alive (other than mama, of course), rivaled only by Papa. Both these kids light up when their papa walks in the door.

Sam is very happy and outgoing, until a stranger talks to him. I need to get a photo of this - he does this little pose where he lifts his shoulder and puts his cheek on it, and stands and looks oh-so-shy. It's darling. He warms up to people quickly, but only on his own terms.

The other little quirk that makes Sam "Sam," is that this kid doesn't eat. Ever. He had some severe reflux and sensory issues, so he wasn't physically able eat solids until he was 11 1/2 months, and now he will take bites of some things, but has no interest in eating more than a taste or two most of the time. Every once in a while he'll forget his ban on food and enjoy something, but those times are few and far between. He is supposed to grow out of this and will eventually eat food. Or so I'm told.

I can go on and on and on about how special my babies are. And it's fun to sit and think about everything that makes someone so special. I recommend journaling about your own special in your life.
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