Saturday, Aug 11th, Samuel turned one month old! 

He looks a lot different than when we brought him home eh? my arms tell me that he has chunked up a whole lot.

Now that he is a month old is it getting easier? Yes and no. Now that he is older he is awake more, which means less sleep for me. I have also notice the last couple of days he has been a Momma's boy and will freak out if I am not near. How he knows I left him in a different room? Smell? Six sense? Who knows! So when he is down I have to stay near him or else he wakes right back up. 

He also decided recently that he hates being dirty, before he would be okay with being wet for a few mins, now he screams as soon as he is wet. I know this is my genes fault, I love to touch and feel everything and I notice he does as well. When I don't like a feeling, I kinda freak out. For an example; Matthew has these knife sharping blocks. I picked it up to put it away and I freaked out and dropped it. The feeling of it made my feeling senses go into shock, so much so that now I refuse to touch them Matthew finds this rather funny and leaves them where I might touch them by mistake.  

Other than those things he is a great baby! 

Matthew is getting more comfortable with handling Samuel

He really is great with him even though he sometimes thinks he is doing a bad job of handling him. Matthew has been a huge help with diaper changes, swaddling, holding him while I go potty and making us meals. At night he automatically gets up and changes him, swaddle him then hands Samuel to me to feed him. I sometimes have to tell him I can handle him and for him to go back to bed because he is getting up at 4 to go to work. I shall have to have him write a post about how his work is going and how he feels about Samuel's first month of life.

My Mom has been a huge help this past month. From watching him for a date night to coming over and cleaning our house. I know her and my Father are loving being grandparents! My grandparents are loving the fact that they have great grandchildren. 

I am doing good despite the lack of sleep. I am loving how much weight I am loosing. I don't know if it due to breast feeding or the fact that some days I cannot finish a meal without Samuel needing me. I was 175 the day I went into labor and at one month I am 142! Not bad I think! I am hoping to loose another 20lbs but I started out at 135. I am just glad my fat pregnancy face is finally going away! I retained so much water during my pregnancy! My doctor said he thought I was carrying around 15 litters of water! Dang!

It took about a month to finally feel normal, At 3 weeks I was finally able to walk around without hurting. I never imagine I would be that sore for that long after having a baby. I suppose it had to do with my size, I am what people call fun-size! Ha ha ha. 

Saturday, Aug 11th, Our friends threw us a meet the baby, baby shower. It was really nice to get out of the house and go hang out with our friends. We all had a blast and Samuel was very well behaved the whole time, I think it had to do with all the people holding him, he loves to be held. We got some really cute gifts! Samuel also got a suit! I cannot wait till he is big enough to wear it. I think he might wear it for Ms. Cheri's and Ben's wedding. 

Tomorrow Samuel and I are going on a road trip. We are getting to pick my Uncle Jr up from prison. He has been in there for over 20 years and he is finally getting out. It will be a very special time for us. I am so glad I am here to see him walk out as a free man! This will be the first time for him seeing Samuel as well. I have not visited my Uncle since 2011. I remember when we would come to Texas we would always see my Uncle Jr. We have pictures of me as a baby visiting him. I remember him always telling us to behave and never get into trouble because nothing is worth missing out on life. He had to miss out on a lot of life, he missed out on his parents growing old, marriages, births, holidays, so much! I will be sure to post pictures of the event later!

My Sister and Brother left to college. Jerome went to University of Alabama and my Sister, Gabby went to Columbia College in Missouri. I am super proud of them for going to college! I know I will miss them so much so we have to have lots of skype dates! It is hard to imagine that Samuel will be about 5 months old when they see him again. Children are a great way to see how much time has passed since you last saw each other.

I will be going back to college in the spring to finish up my agriculture degree then we shall see where I go from there. I am hoping to not put Samuel into day-care so I am trying to juggle my schedule with my parents schedule. Day-cares scares me ha ha ha.

My plan for now is to be a full-time mommy! I love that I get the opportunity to do this! I know so many moms have to work and they would rather stay home and be with their babies. 

Well, I better go and eat something before my sweet baby wakes up and wants some food as well. 

Ta ta for now!  

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