This will be a big week for Sam, culminating in his birthday and baptism this weekend. It also will be a week of lots of visitors, namely Ed's parents, brother and sister, who arrive Friday. We are so excited for them to meet Sam! The week started with a visit from the other side of the family: my sister, her husband and three kids, AKA the Sam Fan Club.
Sam is wearing a hand-me-down from Jack, who is now almost 16. I love this photo of the two of them. Jack is my godson, and I can remember taking almost as many photos of him as I am now of Sam (and that was before digital)!
Clare is ready for babysitting duty. She was so sad that Sam took a nap while they were here.
All three kids would just laugh at every little cute thing Sam did. Kevin was good at making Sam laugh.
Everyone got a chance to hold him. We're being careful about not too much holding by other people, and no one feeds or changes him. We also make sure we're in his sight when others are holding him. This is all part of helping with a healthy attachment. Although he seems to really like us, it will be awhile before he understands that we are here forever as his parents.
Amy looks a lot like me--and has the same high-pitched voice for baby talk--so maybe Sam was especially comfortable with her. Or maybe it was the Obama button, which he went straight for!