Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Little About Sam . . .

Here are some Fun Facts about the newest member of our household:

Name: Samuel Richard Crane
Named After: Many Samuel Cranes on Matthew's genealogy roster, and my Dad, Richard Bruce Nielsen
Nicknames: Baby Sam, Little Richard, Chunky Monkey, Boobaloo (Uncle Joel calls him "Little Sammy Hagar")
Birthday: April 24, 2008 5:41 pm
Weight at birth: 8lbs 10 1/2 oz.
Length: 20 1/2 inches
Distinguishing Features: Hair darker than both parents, and Grandpa Nielsen's hairline - part on the side, long side burns and that "snap on" look.
Best Guess on all the above: Reagan Nielsen Dickson
Cutest comment: "Now you have a salt, pepper and cinnamon shakers for children!" - Logan Nielsen
Number of Cousins Sam has on My side of the family: Nine - 4 girls and 5 boys
Number of Cousins on Matthew's side of the family: Three - 1 girl (almost 2!)and 2 boys.
Number of relatives also sharing his birth month: five, April 2 - Liesel, April 15 - Noah, April 17 - Eli, April 24 - Paisley (and Sam!), April 29 - Uncle Joel.
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Sign of the Rat
Birth Month Gem: Diamond
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Sam's favorite awake time: Around 11pm
Birth placement/order: Youngest of three, second son. Testosterone now rules in the Crane household. Matthew is delighted - especially considering that he grew up with 5 sisters and only 1 brother.
Disposition: Very calm, very cuddly - except when hungry. Baby Sam only needs three things in life right now: diaper changes, milk, and a warm body. He loves to fall asleep on anyone's chest, and will stay there for hours.
How the kids are handling the changes: Abigail - not much has changed in her life. She maintains her school schedule and bedtime, except that now she has a new toy to play with.
Benjamin - suddenly can't do a darn thing for himself, and has resorted to a lot of screaming, and my counterscreaming to stop the screaming. He tells me "no!" when I'm feeding the baby, and has been surprised that sometimes mom is on a painkiller enough to get up, baby still attached, and put him in time out. Driving me to my wits end.

Parents opinion: Sam is our Pride and Joy - enjoy the music link!


Reggs said...

HE IS SO CUTE! cutie cutie cutie!! I can't WAIT to see him. I love all the facts. I am really feeling good about being the best guesser, seeing as I was pretty sure he was going to be a girl. I hope he doesn't hate me for that later.
You're doing a great job, big sis. Three kids is a lot accomplished if they are still alive at the end of the day. KISSES!

Alyse said...

Oh Katrink!!!! He's SOOO cute! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I have been waiting to see pictures! I love the comment Logan made! It's true! I love you lady! We'll have to chat soon! Love love!

Meredith said...

I love being able to multi-task while a baby is on the boob. Shopping at Costco, answering the front door, and as I will soon find out, probably disciplining Caroline!

Don't be surprised if I steal this blog entry idea. Verbatim. Well, except for the details of course!

Joel said...

I love the mohawk! That's a very important rocker feature. I love his dark hair and eyes! Tell little Sammy Hagar that I am going to holding and hugging him son. I am burning a cd collection of Everything Sammy Hagar so that he has an excellent musical foundation for his heavy metal career.

Anonymous said...

I just ADORE this baby boy! So, SO cute! He looks wise beyond his years, dontcha think? The pic of him sitting upright in the navy outfit.....he looks just like ABIGAIL there! Can't wait to hold him!

Lisa said...

OK, it's bad enough I'm going through Crane family withdrawl, in a SERIOUS way....I find myself counting days until we get to see all of you! But COME ON NOW! Throw a chick a bone here, I need a new post a pictures, of ALL my little people down there! Love you, miss you, kiss you!