She is a very nurturing big sister. Whenever Samuel sneezes, she says "Bless you, Sammy!" and she runs to him when he cries, saying "Baby crying. I'm coming!" She giggles when he makes noises. "I wanna hold it" is how she asks to hold the baby, which she tires of in about 10 seconds. When we go places, she stocks her arms with as many toys she can carry: "I wanna bring Buzz. I wanna bring Nemo. I wanna bring Sammy." It is very endearing. At least she has realized that this little guy is here to stay. She seems to like him!
As for being the baby brother, Samuel has recently started showering us with cute little smiles. We just love those dimples! He is a very happy kid! When Leah was a baby, we had to rock her to sleep and constantly hold her to give her comfort in those inconsolable moments. Well, either Samuel is narcoleptic, or he's just really good natured and gets over it fast. He falls asleep really easily. He is a good eater; he's starting to get some chubby rolls on his thighs, and his face is filling out quite a bit. He teases me at night though--his first leg of sleep is 5 hours, but the second two are only three hours long, and since I stay up later than he does, I don't usually get to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time. Boy, am I tired!
Three cousins. Samuel and Leah meet cousin Paul for the first time!