Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2 month check up

Sam went to the doctor today for his 2 month check up. He checks out perfect. He weighs 10 lbs, 3 oz and is 22 in long. His jaundice is also completely gone. Basically the little guy is doing great.

This visit was also the first round of vaccines. Sam took them like a champ, only crying a little bit. In fact I think mommy and daddy felt worse from guilt than he did from any pain. Tough guy indeed.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pictures are up

There is a wonderful, new set of pictures taken by Auntie Annie here. They are also scrolling at the right. These were taken on Sunday morning, February 10th. As you can see, Sam was not camera shy (neither were Mom and Dad for that matter).

You can also see the older picture albums here.

Glamour shot

If that last pic didn't melt your heart, here is a bonus sneak preview picture that is sure to do the trick.

2 Months Old!

And we'll be posting some great new pictures to celebrate soon, but here is a sneak preview.

Friday, February 15, 2008

February thoughts

I've been meaning to write a little something of late as to how I've been feeling as a father. Afterall, Sam is approaching the 2 month mark (only 3 more days!!!) and this fatherhood thing has started to settle in. He really is an incredible little bugger. He smiles a lot now, makes sounds and is really starting to interact with his world. He has friends (albeit stuffed) and recognizes Mommy and Daddy. It is really amazing to watch.

So how do I feel? Well, I was overcome with pride and joy when Lucy and Sam came to visit me at work last week. They got to meet my friends and co-workers and have some cake. And I can't stop looking at Sam. For one, he is incredibly cute, but he also changes everyday and I feel like I don't want to miss a thing. It truly is amazing and I have a hard time expressing exactly what it is a feel, but suffice it to say, I do feel.

I came across this passage from blogger Joshua Micah Marshall about fatherhood and I think it characterizes my feelings pretty well.

But I think most of all because of my wife and my son, who in addition to being this amazing, rambunctious little person, is allowing me to fit my own life better into a context of impermanent things, invest myself in his just started as opposed to my half-run race. But beyond all those organized thoughts I find fatherhood simply a mystery, a very concrete one I find sitting in my bed in front of me each morning, but one that hits me in some suddenly brand new way several times a day and has wrapped me into a kind of love and devotion completely different from anything I've ever experienced before and something I really wasn't able to imagine or get close to beforehand.

I don't like it when people project their own experiences into a template for other peoples lives. But speaking for myself I do not think I could feel complete as a person, fully accept this boundedness as a person, or fully know what it was to be one without the turned-upside-down experience I'm having as a father.
More later.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


This week Sam was all smiles...
and smiles!Was it because he got his first Nuk?
Ps. There are more new pictures in Sam's First Month web album.

Grandparents blog

Here is Sam with some of his favorite people.
Grandma Debby

Grandma Pat (GPat)
Grandpa Ron

Friday, February 1, 2008


Well, January is finally behind us. This past month we spent more than half of it at Grandma and Grandpa Rollins' house while our basement was under construction. I'm happy to report that as of yesterday it is officially complete (for now). We have already begun the satisfying process of moving all of our stuff back down there from its temporary location in our living and dining rooms. We look forward to getting our house back.

On the Sam front, he is growing every day. He is definitely bigger (actually fitting and even growing out of his clothes), more attentive and interactive and beginning to smile. He can track movement and sounds and occasionally respond to his name. He likes playing with his music cube and rattle monkey. He is also starting to make some cooing sounds and has found his voice when he cries. Basically, he is wonderful. I will post more pics and vids this weekend so check back soon.