BC: WE LOVE SAM!!
FC: SAMUEL ROBERT AVERY
1: The Story of Sam When Colton was 4 and Mae was 2, Colton began requesting another baby brother or sister. The day I found out I was pregnant, I went to tell the babysitter the good news. She replied, "Oh, I've already known for a while...Colton has been telling me for the past week that there is a baby boy in your belly." Colton knew about the baby before we did! Two weeks later, we were playing in Colton's room and Colton asked, "When is Bob coming out?" Confused, I asked who Bob was. Colton pointed to my belly and said, "You know....Bob!" Since then, everyone called the baby in my belly "Bob". We did not find out if the baby was a boy or girl. Everyone thought the baby was going to be a girl, but Colton continued to say the baby was a boy named Bob. When the baby was born...it was a boy!!! We had a difficult time deciding on a name and did not choose it until in the hospital. We decided since everyone already called the baby Bob and Colton seemed to have a special connection with the baby, we would use Robert as the middle name. And that is the beginning of Samuel Robert Avery!
4: SAMUEL ROBERT AVERY BORN 5/25/2011 @ 12:25AM FLOWER HOSPITAL | WEIGHT: 7# 13oz HEIGHT: 20 1/2 inches Grandma B. caught Sam while Aunt Sissy, Daddy, Owen, and midwife Jon were there for labor support
5: IT'S A BOY!! | SAM CAME OUT HEALTHY AND CRYING STRONG!
6: MEETING SAM | Midwife Jon with Mommy, Daddy, and Sam | Colton meeting Sam for the first time; he was so excited to be a big brother Grandma and grandkids | MaeLynn thought baby was "so cute". When she heard him called Sam, she shouted "He's not Sam I Am! He's Bob!"
7: Colton and Sam | Mae and Sam | First Family Photo | Samuel came out with light colored hair and dark blue/gray eyes.
8: "Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility"
12: SIBLING LOVE
14: A TIME OF FIRSTS... | First baths...
15: FIRST SMILES 3 WEEKS OLD! | HANDSOME BOY 5 WEEKS
16: TWO MONTHS OLD: HEIGHT: 24" (75%) WEIGHT: 10 LBS. 14 OZ. HEIGHT/WT: 1.6%
18: More Firsts!!
19: 9 WEEKS OLD: ROLLS TUMMY TO BACK | 11 WEEKS OLD: LAUGHS FOR FIRST TIME WHILE PLAYING PATTY CAKE WITH DADDY
20: FIRST VACATION When Sam is 2 months old, Mommy took all 3 kids to the Jersey Shore! We had a 9 bedroom home and all Mommy's family came, including Gigi, Grandma and Papa B, and Aunt Sissy, Uncle Ryan, and Owen. Colton and Mae had a blast while Sam slept on the beach!!
21: Sleeping on the Beach | Cousins Everywhere!! | Mae Mae | Crabbing | Seaside! | On our way to Seaside Park! Mommy, Daisy, Colton, Sam, Kyra, London, and Mae packed in the car! | Going to get ice cream!
23: 3 1/2 months: Rolls back to tummy | 4 months old: First tooth
25: At the age of 6 months, Sam learned to sit, crawl, and pull to stand all within a few weeks of each other!! He also has 5 teeth now!! | 27 inches (68%) 15 lbs. 12 1/2 oz. (17%) Weight/ Height ratio: 5%
28: BATHTIME FUN
29: 8 Teeth Already! | 9 MONHS OLD Such a happy baby! Standing, cruising, saying first words "duck" and "dada". Sam walked just before 10 months.
30: Birthday Boy! 1 Year Old Birthday Party at the cabin!!