January 2007

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Samantha is now almost 5 months old!  The time has gone by so quickly and she is so different than she was as a newborn.  We love her at this age.  She is so happy when she sees us and we can make her giggle by doing something new and silly.  New things are definitely what she wants now, and she seems to get bored if left in the same environment too long.  I’ve had a lot of appointments lately and she comes with me everywhere.  The only problem with this is that she’s gotten into the habit of catnapping, so I’m now working on getting her to nap longer but less often. That means staying at home more for now but it gives me much more free time.  She’s definitely maturing and it’s hard to keep up with her changing needs!

 

She has started sucking her thumb more regularly so we think that is a habit she might develop.  We don’t mind.  She has started actually enjoying bath time and splashes around in the water a bit.  She also loves to watch TV when we let her, and grabs at the remote and even my computer keyboard.  Does she love buttons or is she imitating us?  We have fun guessing. She is making more consonant sounds and likes to babble when we put her down for naps. 

 

I am back in school for my final class before graduating in May.  It’s an interesting class (manufacturing processes) but a very boring professor.  I just found out that I will be the top graduate in my major!  I even get a cash award for it, which was a nice surprise.

 

For his teaching, Adam received his best student evaluations ever last semester (and they’ve always been good).  How he did that while Sam was a newborn I have no idea, but he is definitely a great teacher.  He is really enjoying his Property class this semester, and is also teaching Cyberlaw.

 

We’re in the midst of planning our almost-definite trip to Telluride, Colorado this summer for the Objectivist conference, and now we’re thinking of another trip to Abaco in the Bahamas next Christmas.  Those two trips will probably preclude any of our usual quick getaways this year.

 

*Disclaimer:  The Sam Update began as a series of e-mails sent to family and friends starting when Sam was less than a month old.  To keep the chronology I’ve faked the dates here on the blog to reflect when the updates were actually written.  They were really added to the blog in May, 2008, with just a bit of editing.  All subsequent entries will be posted directly to the blog.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Samantha continues to amaze us with her development.  She’s getting much better with her hands and tries to put everything in her mouth.  She’s really experimenting with her voice, making delightful squeals and hilarious grunts.  She looks really cute sitting up in her Bumbo seat and likes to watch her Baby Einstein video.  Her favorite music is Mozart, but she really likes the Peanut Butter Jelly Time song too.  :)   But her favorite thing in the world right now is looking at herself in the mirror – and who could blame her for admiring such beauty?!?  She is such a happy baby and we have so much fun with her every day.

 

*Disclaimer:  The Sam Update began as a series of e-mails sent to family and friends starting when Sam was less than a month old.  To keep the chronology I’ve faked the dates here on the blog to reflect when the updates were actually written.  They were really added to the blog in May, 2008, with just a bit of editing.  All subsequent entries will be posted directly to the blog.