Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet Sam.

Sam was born 6/26/14, he is 3 weeks old today! 


He was a little chunker, 9lbs3oz and 21" and was born at 39 weeks exactly.  Kinda glad I didn't go longer, ha!



We are surviving, hoping I am past the worst part (but isn't there a growth spurt around 3 weeks?).  Luckily the kids are out of school so the older two can help with the twins and that means I can usually sneak a shower in before the twins go down for a nap in the afternoon.



He nurses like a champ and is growing perfectly, in fact, at his 1 week appt (actually at 11 days) he had just regained his birth weight and when I went in the next week (at 18 days) he had shot up to 10lbs6oz!  That was 1lb3oz in a week!



Luckily he hearts his pacifier because if he is awake and doesn't have something in his mouth he is angry.  Very angry.  Ha!  But we sure love him.


Being he is my last little one, I am trying to take life slowly and soak up every little moment.



P.S. taking your own newborn photos is exhausting!  I have done it before for friends and family so I thought it wouldn't be a big deal to do my own, but it is so nice to have someone to pass the baby to while you are setting up a shot or to calm the babe down.  So I didn't get very many (not nearly as many as I had planned in my head) but I got some that I love, so that's what counts, right?


Remember this little outfit?  He wore this one home from the hospital, and this is him at one day old.  


And this one?  It is pretty much my favorite thing to put him in, he gets compliments every time he wears it out of the house.  He was a day shy of 2 weeks here. 


A few weeks before he was born I slowly worked on some essentials.  I never managed to blog them (or the 4 maternity tees I made either), so here they are now.


A nursing cover.  I looked at a bunch of different tutorials online and combined my favorite parts about them, nothing special, but it works great.  I have only used it once at church this week, but it did the job great.


I made these single layer receiving blankets by making them square (either 42x42 or 44x44), rounding the corners and doing a rolled hem on the serger.  They are really nice to have.  I did end up splurging on a set of Aiden + Anias blankets (which I totally love and recommend, definitely worth the $), but he spits up a crazy amount and these get plenty of use too as there are always a few in the laundry.


Then some burp cloths.  Not just some, like 18, I think.  They were crazy tedious, but I am so glad I made them, we go through so many!  I just used some flannel on one side and chenille on the other.

I have managed a bit of sewing here and there, turns out school starts in less than a month! AAAAGH!  So even though it takes me a week for one item worked on in 5 minute spurts, it has been nice to sort of feel creative again.  I did manage a whole swimsuit for Abby yesterday though (she and Jack are headed to Lake Powell as I type), but more on that later, someone's starting to stir...

17 comments:

  1. Good blog post. Do you feel like you are raising your head above water for some air? :)
    Love ALL the fabrics for the baby projects. Sam is such beautiful baby! Well done!!

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    1. Thanks Deb! I am. I finally feel like I am getting in to a routine, as much as a 3 week old will give you one, ha! He is totally worth it all;)

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  2. He's so perfect Brittney and I can't believe you've done some sewing. Super Mom!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Not a whole lot of sewing, but I needed some creative time:)

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  3. He's adorable, Brittney - and a lucky boy to have so many beautiful things made fore him already! Glad it's all going well.

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  4. He is just so beautiful, Brittney! And Sam is such a good name. I approve. (I know you were worried about that - haha ;-) ) He looks absolutely smashing in his mama-mades, and you must be making pure cream! 19 oz in one week?!!! GO MOM! He may be "high suck needs" as they say, but the good news is that he sounds like a great eater! Yummy mama milk!

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    1. Thanks Inder! We had Sam picked before we found out the twins were both girls, so the choice was so easy once we found out a boy this time. I have never had one that is a "high suck needs" so it is so different this time, but yes, he is growing by leaps and bounds already! Love me a healthy bub.

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  5. Welcome Sam - he is beautiful xxx
    You are one amazing mama - love all the sewing you have done for him (the plane suit is my favourite!)

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    1. Thanks Justine! It's mine too, would it be wrong to make it in the next size too? Ha! I've done it before with a favorite (more than once).

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  6. He is a doll! I want to cuddle him. : ) I love all the sewing you have done for him, the prints are super cute. Congrats!!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! He gets lots of cuddles from everyone:)

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  7. Very cute little boy!! Congratulations!

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  8. Such a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations :)

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  9. He is precious, Brittney! I love the little rompers you sewed for him.

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