Samuel at birth weighed in as the smallest of the three. Nakiah, the first born weighed in at 10lbs. Ava weighed in at 10lbs 10oz. Samuel comes into the world weighing 7lbs 10oz. He’s making that up fast.
He is growing so fast. During his first week, he wasn’t feeling me a whole lot. As the next few weeks past by, I have been able to hold him longer than just a few minutes. I have been able to put him to sleep a few times. He’s starting to smile at me when he sees me. I like that.
Samuel at 2 weeks
A couple days after he was born, I remember telling Darcel how he had been holding his head up on his own. Such a show off. When I’m holding him, I have to remember that he is still too young to really do this on his own on a regular, but he really insists on showing us what he is capable of doing. He’s following voices and mommy and daddy passing by movements; it’s hard to keep up with him.
I still can hear the ringing in my ears when Charles came running upstairs shouting: “I got my boy!!!– I got my boy!!!” We then proceeded to hug each other in appreciation. It was really an exciting time!!!
I think about the days before birth and how Darcel was dealing with false labor (she was actually in labor); I wished I could do something for her, but knew that all I could do was try to be there for her….you know how daddy’s are. I’m so proud of Darcel and how she was able to manage the stress and emotions of child birth.
Everything turned out well…it’s easy for me to say….I wasn’t giving birth. Charles and Darcel have their son and I have my grandson. As I said before, he is growing fast as you see in the following photo.
Samuel at 6 weeks
He’s really porkin out huh? That’s my grandson!!