Thursday, August 27, 2009

4 Months

Sam has grown so much in the past 4 months. Its amazing to watch him grow and change every day.
His personality has really started to show in the last month or so.
He has become obsessed with the dogs. He laughs at them harder than we have ever been able to get him to with a "boo" or a tickle.
Sam has found his hands. He loves to grab things and stick them right into his mouth. He sucks on his fingers constantly and thinks its pretty funny to chew on toys and blankets.
Sam smiles at everyone. He loves attention and is happiest if we are out meeting new people.
Sammy LOVES to look at himself in the mirror. I guess the constant reminder from me and Matt about how cute he is is starting to effect his humility. When he sees faces he talks and smiles. It is so funny.Samuel is almost a pro at sitting on his own and can roll over from his tummy to his back. He has also recently begun to migrate around a room on his back. I am not sure how he does it, but its pretty amazing the distances he can get in such a short time.Sam's likes far out number the dislikes. But there are a few...Sam has yet to enjoy cereal. We try almost every day, but I still get the above face whenever he gets a taste. He has also yet to sleep through the night. Our record is held at 5 hours. Lately, we have been waking up at LEAST 5 times a night. Last night I tried the "let them cry themselves back to sleep" technique, and Sam exercised those lungs for an hour! He just can not pacify himself without being rocked back to sleep, fed or given a Binky. We may have already spoiled him rotten.

Its just so hard to say no to this face!

10 comments:

Luke and Marissa said...

I don't know if I have commented on how cute he is but I think he is pretty darn cute. Story smiles all the time too and she ALWAYS smiles when someone comes up to talk to us. Maybe that means they will be social???

Momma J said...

What a cutie! Our little guy had trouble sleeping through the night too. At 10 months we finally had to sleep train him to get 8 hours straight and he actually learned pretty quick. Hang in there! You will get to sleep through the night before you know it.

Loni said...

Maybe you could ask your doctor if you can mix a little sweet potato or peaches into the cereal like 1/2 cereal 1/2 fruit. Jax loved that. He also wouldn't eat the cereal unless it was the consistancy of oatmeal (sorry if I am telling you stuff you already know) I can't remember what age they can have fruit and veggies though, is he still too young? I hope you get it figured out! Again, he is the cutest ever!

Monica said...

Holly, those are the cutest pictures. Sam is so dang cute and you are a great photographer. Thank you for sharing!

Kathryn said...

keep the pictures coming. Sam was born to be photographed. he is just so darling. I am sure you have been told but sleep will come. everything seems to work out eventually. :)

Michaela said...

Holly you take such GREAT pictures of Sam! I wish I could take pictures of Karsen like you do! I guess it also helps that Sam is just so super cute! I love his facial expressions, especially the face where he wrinkles up his nose!
Are you going to the block party next weekend? Maybe our boys will finally get to meet! :-)

manders said...

He is so cute! I especially love the scrunch face pic. Too cute...

Alix said...

LOOK at that FACE! SO CUTE! AH! I need to meet this little guy!
And P.S. We can totally be friends now. I love Mulan. I also believe you introduced me to the quote from You've Got Mail: "First I gotta buy some eucalyptus candles because it makes my apartment smell MOSSAY."
Yes. It's beautiful.

Bart and Jill said...

In my book, you can't spoil a baby ;)

Colton said...

Can't say that I blame you. I couldn't say no to the little toe-head, either.