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!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Posted by Katrina at 3:38 PM