I had these ready a week early and started getting worried they were going to get stale! We had not told anyone his name, and we were so excited to share it. Samuel is a family name from my mom’s mom’s side of the family. Thorn is Luke’s dad’s mom’s maiden name. We love it and were so sure that was "the name" when Luke said it out loud for the first time! Last night as the only Lil Bro!
The night before the big day!
5 am at the hospital. We kept laughing because the doors kept opening while we were trying to get my pic. So different getting signed in with no painful contractions! Finally 10 cm! First look at my precious boy. Treats for the greeting committee. Preston ran in the room saying, “Hey baby! Hey!!” Then, he found the cookie bars. The kids came in first, and then they let the rest of the family in. Kate couldnt wait to tell everyone his name…literally. He had on a nametag that said, "Hello, my name is Sam!" Little mama so excited! We are a family of five! Jake was the first family member to hold him. :) He has grown so much from when Kate was born! Proud grandmothers-KK and Grammy Grammy The Peanut Gallery excited about their cigars Me and my babies Papa Q and Ninabelle came in town that night too! The next morning…proud Daddy
Preston, Easton Samuel, and Sam talking about life Me and Alysa PawPaw loves his boys
Ellis and Sam chillin Aunt Tracey came by for some baby snuggles
I didnt get any pics of my fabulous nurse friends, but I was so so glad to see all of them too! I was the best taken care of patient on the floor, and I missed my job, for a second :) I had these matching pjs when Preston was born. Sam and I didnt get a pic before he peed and pooped on the dr and his gown! Sweet boy
We were so excited to get home and start life as a family!
Funny hubby thought he was on The Lion King.
The kids spent another night at my parents, so we had a nice, quiet night at home. They got home, and the normal chaos resumed! Preston calls him Baby, and he loves to hold him and make sure he isnt cryaing. Daddy Doc and Granny T brought Bandit home and some dinner! Luke was able to take off Monday and Tuesday of the first week home, and I was so thankful for his help and company! I think Sam looks just like Luke…especially his eyes and nose. Nana came and hung out with the kids one day! Enjoying our first day with just the four of us!
His second week of life, we had more loving arms wanting to hold him!
So far, he has fit in perfectly to our family. He is super laid back, super cute, and super hungry. He is still eating about every 2-4 hours around the clock. At his two week check up, he had gained up to 8 lbs 4 oz. I will have lots more pictures soon!
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27