Sam’s due date (aka his “re-birthday”) has come and gone, and to celebrate, Sam has been growing like a weed! In the past 9 days Sam has gained 14 ounces! He now weighs a hefty 6lbs 9.2 ounces. To quote my friend Gwen, Sam is solid. He just feels like a normal, healthy, stocky baby with a nice bit of meat on his bones.
Aside from growing and eating, Sam has been spending time with a lot of visiting family members meeting including:
Tio Brian, who flew all the way from Africa to meet his nephew:
Great Grandfather (aka Super Yayo) and one of the two Samuel namesakes:
And, of course, no visit with Super Yayo is complete without Super Miriam:
Sam did great with all the different people around and being passed from person to person. (Oh- for those in the family that are wondering, Papa held Sam for 26 seconds… is that a new record?)
All of this craziness was capped today with an event I would love to forget: circumcision! Now I know why this is usually done in the hospital, away from the parents. Not something I would suggest you watch- especially the dad’s out there. Peter came very very close to passing out as he watched. I am glad it is over, but a stiff drink will be in order for all!
Linda Goldfarb says
Sam’s progress is so impressive. He looks fantastic! Tell Yaya we said “hi!”