Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Mixture Of Emotions...

I'm a day late in posting this, but yesterday happened to mark two things...Samuel was officially one week old and it also happened to be Olivia's 18 month Angelversary. It's crazy to think how things would be had Liv not passed away. I know you can't think like that, but it's hard not to. So in the midst of celebrating every moment we have with our new little man, we also remember Olivia and how long it's been since we said goodbye.

On a brighter note, while cleaning out my purse, I ran across a quote from a fortune cookie during our last trip to the Chinese restaurant. I typically toss those things aside, but I remember liking what this one had to say so I kept it. The message said, "You will be showered with good luck before your next birthday." With leaning on hope for so many months, I couldn't help but keep it for the time being. Well, now here we are...with a healthy baby boy...I don't hold any stock in those fortune cookies, but I'd like to think that this fortune came true!

Speaking of that little man...the past week has flown by. How has he already been here for a week?!?! We finally started setting up Samuel's room over the last day, but it's not done yet. We've pretty much spent our time loving on him more than anything -- ignoring our to-do list. In fact, Obadiah even gave him his first kiss yesterday! The poor pup is coming around slowly. It seems as though he has come to accept the fact that this little guy isn't packing his bags anytime soon, so he may as well be welcomed into the family -- with a kiss.

With that being said, below is another massive set of pictures from the past week...

Because we could pretty much stare at him sleeping all day long...





Oh the joys of burping -- such a hard life for the little man...


The ultrasound tells no lies. Even in the womb, he was a thumb-sucker...


We keep forgetting to break out the tripod, but rather...we keep taking turns with getting pictures of each of us with Sam...



Since he was in a milk coma, I decided to try and take a few pictures of him on his blanket...




By this point, he was DONE...


Mid-yawn...


Poor Sam is getting used to being in front of the camera at an early age -- we went a bit nuts yesterday with taking pictures...


Our little monster...


Replicating a picture I have of my dad doing this with me as a baby...


While hanging out in Samuel's room...







I suppose if Sam takes after his dad, he'll never wear a shirt while at home -- I'm not even sure James knew I was taking this one...


Can't forget about the basset! He may be short, but he participated, too...



One week old, still not interested in the chair...



With it being Olivia's 18 month Angelversary, we decided to take a picture of Sam with our Olivia, Jacob, and Jordan Bears (Made by Molly Bears -- an organization that makes bears that weigh what your angels weighed at birth)...


Speaking of Olivia and her little brother, this picture was taken by my mother-in-law while visiting Liv's grave...


Now that I've posted a ridiculous amount of pictures (again), I'm off to feed Sam and head to bed. On to week two in this adventure...

12 comments:

  1. That is so wonderful that people are remembering your angels! They are all big sisters/brothers and I'm sure they are celebrating Samuel! He is so adorable. I'm glad Oba is adjusting well, ha, he doesn't have a choice, sorry old buddy. I can't wait to see pictures of Samuel's room. How is he doing? Sleeping ok? I hope all is well :)

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  2. And yes, I guess I am a stalker, I am also first to comment on your blog and FB posts, ha. Sorry!

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  3. I love all of the pictures. I have tears (again!) reading your blog.

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  4. he's so sweet! & so tiny! i bet you don't even mind not getting to sleep much in these first few weeks. :)

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  5. Samuel is so tiny!!!! He is absolutely beautiful though!!! I love all the pictures!

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  6. Oh wow...first, beautiful & wonderful photos! Just smiled through them all, but when I came to the "big sister" one, it just tore me up! What a very nice thing Carmen did though...so very touching. Although we don't know what exactly is going on in heaven right now, I believe that your 3 angel babies are rejoicing right alongside Jesus right now! Love you all!

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  7. Samuel is so pretty that's what Seth says he also said he would like Samuel to come and visit and go down his slide. I'm trying to explain to him how tiny and young Sam is :) What amazing pics and you look wonderful Pris I looked like a zombie for months after :) We espcially loved the picture of Samuel on the chair with the bears!! Gotta run can't wait for another slide show of pics :) Much love, Spencer, Rachel and Seth

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  8. Priscilla, Samuel is wonderful! So tiny and sweet!

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  9. Happy one week birthday to Samuel and 18 month angelversary to Olivia! You have so many great photos on this post...I don't even know where to begin! :-) The ones with the Molly bears and Olivia's big sister flowers got me choked up. <3 Samuel is absolutely perfect. He has so many cute facial expressions. What a sweetheart! And I am glad to hear that Oba is welcoming Samuel to the family with big doggie kisses! Sending your family lots of love!

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  10. Thinking of your sweet angel Olivia. Keep posting pics of your baby he is so incredibly beautiful!! God is so good!!!

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  11. Happy 18th month angelversary to your precious Olivia, remembering her with you.
    I love all the pictures of sweet Sambo! The joy in your eyes is breathtaking. <3

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  12. He is so adorable, and I LOVE that your family put BIG SISTER bows on her grave. That is awesome. Liv, and your jordan and jacob are not forgotten....they are remembered and celebrated!

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