Meeting Baby Samuel

I’m going to go ahead and warn you – this post has some really adorable baby pictures.  Like, ridiculously tiny and cute and.. well, it may just make your ovaries ache.  Adam and I decided three years ago that we were not having any more babies, but this little guy is just so sweet and snuggly and it really had me thinking that maybe we should just have one more.  After how the rest of the weekend went though, I was cured.. mostly.

First, lets rewind a bit back to March.  Remember how I spent the weekend at the beach with some of the girls in my family?  My cousin Malori was there and was pregnant at the time.. which is why she couldn’t jump with us in the awesome picture above.  I’m still super impressed that she kicked her leg up that high while pregnant though!

She wasn’t due until August, so imagine my surprise when I woke up one morning  mid-July to a text from my aunt telling me that Baby Samuel was here, with a picture of the tiniest little guy I’ve ever seen!  It took everything I had not to hop in my car and drive straight to Bainbridge to get my hands on him!  I tried to be a responsible adult though and instead sent flowers and told them I’d be there Friday night and to save some cuddles for me!

We cut out of work a bit early (have I mentioned how much I love my boss?? She gets me!) so we could make it to Bainbridge in time to have dinner with my dads side of the family and to meet yet another new baby in the family!  Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of JD, but I’ll be sure to rectify that the next time we are visiting.  After dinner, we went back to Aunt Louises’s house to spend the night before we finally got to meet Samuel the next morning!  The kids were both SO excited, and so was I.

Unfortunately, our plans had to change.  Shortly after we got to  Aunt Louise’s, Kenz started complaining of a belly ache.  Around 11, she threw up.. and then kept it up for the rest of the night.  Braden joined in on the fun around midnight.  Itty-bitty babies do not pair well with kids with stomach bugs, so B and Kenz didn’t get to meet Baby Samuel.

I checked in with my aunt the next morning to make sure that the new mama was 100% okay with me coming to visit since the kids had been sick, and after a few stops to pick up other family members and for lunch, we finally made it to Mal & Josh’s house so I could meet this precious boy!

HE IS SO TINY!!  Like literally, half the size of my kids when they were born.  Since he was born early, he was still super sleepy and SO snuggly.  I could have sat there all afternoon cuddling him, but I had to share (BOO!) so I made Malori a batch of lactation cookies to keep me busy.  As soon as I was done, I got Samuel back and snuggled him for a good, long time.

I promise I offered to share 🙂 I may be a baby hog, but I’m not totally selfish!

Around dinner time, I needed to get back to Adam, Aunt Louise, and the kids.  We packaged up some of the delicious dinner that Granny Gloria made for us and took it to them, plus made a pit stop at Wendy’s for the kiddos.  Their frosty’s are one of my favorite things to eat when I’m not feeling well.  Braden and Kenz agree.

Thankfully the kids were feeling better by the time I got back, so they were able to eat a bit.  The next morning, they were back to normal.  I, on the other hand, was not feeling so good.  I spent the entire 3-hour drive home feeling sick, then spent the next two days in bed.

Those Samuel snuggles were totally worth it, though.  I can’t wait to go back and see him and the rest of my family soon! <3


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