Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Newborn photo shoot

Since I regretted not doing a professional photo shoot for Sam, I decided to make sure I got some good newborn pictures of Nicholas.  Of course, Sam the big bro, was included as well.   It seemed really simple as I was watching the photographer, but I've never taken shots that look like this.   I'm so pleased!

Nicholas, you were a bit of a squirmer -- fighting sleep the whole time.  Fortunately, I was able  to nurse you into a food coma - at least until we could get some shots of you.   Sam, you were NOT excited about this photo shoot at all -- throwing a fit when it came time for your turn.  You refused to take off your Mr Mischief shirt, so we compromised and you turned it around backwards.   But it all worked out (after 3 hours!).   Aren't my boys handsome??

Anni Oh Photography (www.anniohphotos.com/).  Anni is terrific!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nicholas - Day 5

Today is day 5 of your life.  May 12 was your due date but you came early... Thank god... You were big in my belly and I was not moving around well at all!!

My milk came in yesterday and that made you pretty happy!   You are a good little eater and seem to want to sleep in between feedings.  Mom can sleep for 3 hrs or so and it feels like a lifetime!!

Aunt Sarah visited last night.   She was so happy to meet you. Says you look just like your big bro BamBam when he was born!

You make so many of the same faces as Sam did... Old Man Face, & the desperate open mouth nipple attack when you are hungry.  But we all know you r your own guy - and love every minute that you reveal your personality to us.   I love you so much already.  I didn't know how it would be possible to have this much love, but it just is.   From the moment you were born I just loved you and feel very protective of you.  Welcome to the family Nicholas.
Love, your mama

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Warning from Uncle Eric

Nicholas!  This is a Warning!!! Your NANA is crazy and will send you crazy email forwards full or right wing propaganda and rants and raves about the democrat’s tax policies, and how president Obama was born in Kenya!  Be forewarned! 

Despite the fact she genuinely believes all of this to be true, she is still a sweet grandma and you should be kind to her, just try not to be swayed by her staunch republican opinions!!!!  Keep an open mind, there is still hope for your generation!!

From Aunt Chrissy

Aunt Chrissy set up email addresses for both Sam and Nicholas:
  • samsteinmeier@gmail.com
  • ncsteinmeier@gmail.com 
She says:
"I am sending you an email from Nicholas' first email account! I set one up for him and will do the same for Sam so that you can send them your thoughts, pictures, stories over the next few years. When he is old enough to open up and read these emails, hopefully he will have a treasure of thoughts from family! There are so many times when I think of something I want to tell Sam so I hope this will help us remember to tell them :)"

Great idea Aunt Chrissy!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our Steinmeier Boys

Sam Smith was born on August 22, 2007, 6lb 6oz, 19 in.
36 weeks pregnant with Sam

Nicholas Craig was born on May 7, 2011, 8lb 10oz, 22 in
36 weeks pregnant with Nicholas

Waiting for Nicholas...

With Daddy in the hospital

A few days old

First bath

Peace Out!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Steiny Blog - let's get it started!

OK, so I planned to do this when Sam was born, but it has taken 3.5 years and Nicholas' birth for me to actually make it happen.  Sorry!!

I plan to track you boys here... both for me AND for you.  There are so many things I want to tell you both and I never got around to writing them in a book.  Maybe I'll be more successful with this blog.

I love you both SOOO much and don't want to forget a moment of your lives (OK, well, maybe those moments in the middle of the night when you were crying  :))