Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sam is half a year old

I have been trying to write a blog last night to celebrate Sam's half birthday.  Unfortunately, either my computer or the website refused to cooperate and I couldn't post the blog.  So here goes:

Sam turned 6-months old yesterday.  He had an eventful day going to the doctor and getting his shots.  He is generally a happy baby, but for some reason, he seemed to know where we were headed yesterday and what he is about to get, hence the grouchy, uncooperative move.  He cried the whole time the doctor was examining him and while getting weighted, not to mention when he got his shots.  When it was all over, he instinctively calmed down and started to smile.  He even took a quick nap on our way home. 

At 6-months old, Sam is now a whopping 18.1 lbs and 27 inches long.  And he was  happy to know that not only can he eat solid foods for breakfast and dinner, he can eat his favorite applesauce for lunch too.  I guess I will have to go to the store and buy more applesauce. 

Since Sam has been teething (one of his lower tooth broke through the gums, and the other one peeking out), not to mention his multiple shots,  he developed a fever last night.  It's all resolved now, and he seemed to be feeling better this morning.  But as I watched Sam sleep last night, I can't stop being grateful and feel extremely blessed of God's gift to Josh and I.  Happy half birthday, Sam!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A new beginning

When I was young, I use to journal.  As I got older, either I couldn't keep up with my thoughts, or there's not enough time to even think.  But as my family and I embark on a new chapter, I figured this is the best way to share our journeys and experiences to friends and family that we are leaving behind in Hawaii.  So here's the first.

Today was a busy day.  We celebrated Jenny's birthday at the Pineapple Room. Sam had a great time being out of the house and enjoyed looking around Ala Moana.  Sam has been generally well-behaved even though he's teething.  Yes, one of his bottom teeth came out last Friday.  He hasn't been eating well in the past week and I have been worried.  Then I checked, and voila!  His teeth was peeking.  He still smiles and laughs a lot, though i'm sure it's bothering him.  It's hard to believe he's almost 6 months.  Time sure flies.  At around this time last year, I was still unable to believe that I was pregnant.  It was all surreal.  A year later, it still feels surreal.  Josh and I are really blessed though.  Very blessed. 

So as I closed this first blog and put Sam back on his back (he sometimes turns on his stomach when he sleeps and it freaks me out), I just want to say thanks to all my family and friends who didn't stop praying for us to have child.  God answered your prayers and mine.