Week FIVE?? How did we get to week five with me still partially SANE? Having survived Christmas as well, I think that’s not half bad. The week according to Sam this week included the family we so looked forward to visiting, leaving us. Grandma left on Tuesday and Auntie Julie and the cousins left on Friday. Thankfully Auntie Julie and the family will be back for one night before heading back to Australia, however. We don’t know when we’ll possibly see them again for a long while so we’re very much looking forward to this last upcoming visit.
In addition to having to say goodbye to family, we had some other fun family adventures while Daddy enjoyed some much needed (and deserved) holiday from work. Mid-week, we had a wonderful family photo shoot at a local photo studio. Despite our best intentions to leave the house with plenty of time to arrive, we ended up being 30 minutes late and my last shred of patience was obliterated. We were rushed through our shoot and while we did end up with some lovely images and the whole family was very beautifully immortalised, we just didn’t get enough time to get some of the shots I wanted. Hey-ho…we’ll just have to go again.
Sam continues to grow, change and develop. We’re even getting proper SMILES now! It takes some coaxing (and is usually brought on by Mummy’s voice) but they are REAL and not just wind. Sam is also staying awake longer after feeds and settling into a teeny bit of a routine. We are still co-sleeping but are also weaning a bit by having Sam sleep a few hours in his Fisher Price Cruisin’ Motion Soother which makes Mummy and Daddy happy too.
Here we have the week according to Sam- week five, in pictures…
Grandma gets one more evening to spend with Sam. Sam is suitably soothed and chilled at the same time!
Time for one last photo with Grandma and the kids before Grandma flies back to the US. We’ll miss you Grandma…hope to come visit YOU this summer!
Wonder of wonders! A picture with Sam and ME! Of course, taken by my fair hand…again! But still, a lovely moment with me and my boy.
A nice little cuddle with Daddy. Sam seems to be staring at the picture on Mark’s shirt…or wondering whether to poop! Could be either or both!
Told you! He’s smiling! We had a series of several smiles while Nanny held Sam. A real treat for Nanny and one I managed to capture on camera!
New Year’s Eve…and all is quiet! One of those rare moments. Shhhh…
We’ll start the year as we mean to go on, shall we? Loves and kisses anyone?
Next week we’re back to normal…Daddy back to work…Ella back to school…Mummy freaking out! What will happen in the end…God only knows!