Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sam's 1!

He's so cute and fun. I've really enjoyed having a 2nd baby. First of all, we're all happier with Sam around. Sometimes I think having 2 kid is seriously easier than having one because it gave Jackson a friend. Sam is the perfect distraction for both me and Jackson to take a bit of the edge off when we've been around each other too long. I also found having a 2nd baby was so much more enjoyable than the first because I wasn't so paranoid about every detail. I could relax a lot more. Now it helped that Sam has been an extremely laid back baby. Before he was crawling he'd be perfectly content to sit in one spot on the floor for at least an hour. Yesterday at Jackson's birthday party he sat in his high chair for like 2 hours and never cried for anything. I mean we'd give him crackers when his tray was empty but he was happy just watching the madness. He, like most 2nd babies I think, is tough. Jackson will hit, yell, squeeze, intimidate with all he can imagine and Sam takes it. I know it's hard to know what aspects of a kids personality will develop into character traits he'll always have but, I imagine that Sam will be peacemaker in our home. Whatever he will be though will be amazing because I can feel the potential bursting out of him. While I'm terribly, ridiculously sad to be losing my baby to toddlerhood I know it'll be an amazing adventure for all of us.

ps. jackson has asked me several times today when he'll have another birthday.
p.p.s. i quilted that sign in the background and love it!


Kathleen said...

Zach and I are both second children, and I'm sure I've read something about second children generally being calm and peacemakers (although, I wouldn't necessarily put Charlotte into this category). Anyway, great pic!

Lori said...

Natalie, I dreamed last night about coming over to your house. I can't remember why, I just remember letting myself in because I knew Sam was sleeping and I didn't want to wake him. Funny, huh?
I think two kids is easier too. And I was totally stressed out with Emma as well. The more you have the easier it gets. :)

Brittany Barnes said...

Probably one of the cutest pictures of Sam I've seen!