Friday, October 05, 2007

Sleep, wonderful sleep!

Sam slept from 9:30 until 4:00 this morning, straight through. It scared me a little when I woke up, but he was fine. He drank down 5 oz of formula, snuggled for a little bit, then I laid him back down. When I left at 7:30, he still hadn't wakened. I think he is okay, just changing his schedule up a bit. It was wonderful to have had that much sleep last night!
I think we are going to move to Chattanooga again. We flew out last Sunday to interview with BCBST with the same lady I used to work for. They called yesterday morning to make me an offer, for 63K. I just got a raise here up to 63 K! So, if it works out, it will be a good thing. There is no state income tax in TN, so automatically that is a 3% raise right there. Also, they will pay for someone to come out and pack up our house, and move us, and unpack at the new house. Much easier to move that way with a baby!
While we were there, Sam got to meet my mother and Mike's stepdad and aunt. Seeing their reactions really made us feel that moving closer would be beneficial for everyone -- Sam would be closer to his family, to be spoiled rotten as he deserves to be! We would have a support system, not that we would drop him off to be babysat every week, but it is nice to know that there are people around in case we need them.
Sam goes for his 8 week appointment next Tuesday, he gets his first set of shots :(. I know he has to have them, I just feel so bad when he cries!
He is changing so much, he smiles at you a lot, makes cooing noises, can turn his head back and forth -- Mike and I were lying on the bed with Sam between us, and we were talking back and forth over him, and he would turn his head to whichever side was talking. I've never seen him do this before, and he must have really strong neck muscles! Also, if you lean him forward on his belly, like to burp him, he can lift and hold his head up at about a 90 degree angle. He can hold it there for quite some time. When you feed him, if you talk to him, ask him questions, he'll make noises at you while he is eating, it totally sounds like he is responding to your question. He can sort of reach out for things, but he doesn't have great control over his hands yet, he just kind of thrusts his arm out there.

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