Sunday, March 11, 2012


Giddy-up cowboy! With the beautiful weather over the last few days, we've had some great time hiking and going to the playground up the trail from our house. It's so nice to be outside!

Samwell (how we pronounce his name - the Ethiopian way) is continuing to thrive. He's such a walker now! Our baby has become a toddler seemingly overnight. It's amazing how when he started to walk, not only his world, but his little body just stretched out. He seems taller/longer. He's a good sleeper, we're lucky and we know it will probably change. At night, I pull him out of his crib for cuddle time while he's sleeping. I lay with him on my chest for :30 minutes or so. He sleeps right through it, but somehow I hope he knows his mama's holding him, and that it's making up for lost time... it's my favorite part of the day. He's too busy to cuddle much during the day, so this is "our time".

Samwell's new-found walking and freedom has resulted in road rash on his forehead, and more than one busted lip. Despite the blood - he's such a super-happy and super-busy little guy. Besides walking, his other favorite past-time is throwing things. Mostly blocks and food. So, we're working on this... it's ok to throw a ball for the dog, and throw soft things. It is not ok to throw sweet potatoes at the wall or blocks at your dog. The learning continues. On both sides.

Meanwhile, mommy is adjusting to being back at work full-time, which has gone well, I just miss the little dude. I'm about to start traveling for business again - so I'm a little worried about that... And daddy's business is doing well - more than expected new projects coming in, so we're having to re-think having Sam in daycare or with a nanny more than we'd planned for his first year home. Samwell is a total extrovert, so that might not be such a bad thing. We're thinking of having him with the nanny - who also takes care of 2 other little ones, for 4 days a week, (only 5 hours a day), instead of our original plan of 2 days a week. The good thing is that Terry is right next-door in his office, so he's not far away and checks in on Samwell a few times a day. But oh my...the guilt. Guilt. Guilt. Guilt.

I guess that's what it's all about. Adjusting and altering course as we go. And letting go of the guilt.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

That picture is priceless!

I understand the guilt about returning to work, but from your posts it seems as if he is adjusting well. You will notice if the increased time in daycare is affecting him and his attachment to you and then you can adjust. But being such a social fella, he might enjoy his time with the other kiddos.