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Lindsey Family Month (And Sam Sam is 7 weeks!)

July 13, 2016

Brandon has the month of July off, so we are getting some quality family time! We have had time to deep clean the entire house. We’ve gone through each and every closet and cleared things out. Next up? The garage..ugh.

We also had time to set up the boys’ room! After much thought and discussion, we decided to put them in the same room. (Samuel will sleep in our room until he sleeps longer stretches at night though.) We got Jonen a big boy bed that will turn into a bunk when Samuel is older.


  • He first smiled at 5 weeks! His first smile was when I asked, “Where is your big brother?” He smiled so big twice!
  • He cries when he actually needs something. He kinda grunts and licks his lips when he is hungry. Such an easy-going baby! The sleep stretches are still pretty short at night though (2-3 hours). I would LOVE a four hour stretch, but that has only happened about 2 times. We’ll work on that.
  • We’re very thankful that we have been able to feed him donor breast milk. We have three ladies who are giving him milk. It is nice to hear their babies’ stories and connect with this network of mamas.


  • He is only in school two days a week for July and August. This is allowing for lots of family time.
  • He LOVES to hold Samuel and asks to hold him all the time. He wants to include him in the bedtime routine and holds him when we read stories.


  • We had a group of three other adoptive families with kiddos under 6 months over on Sunday. It was nice to be able to talk about adoption with people who get it. We get to meet with this group once a month.
  • We put Samuel on the waiting list for a Spanish immersion preschool. It looks like a great place! (He is also on the list for Jonen’s preschool as well, since they take kiddos at a year.)



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Darlene/Mom/ Grandmother permalink
    July 13, 2016 8:48 pm

    Love your site Bethany! It helps me to stay in touch! Jonen Grandma is so proud of you and your big boy bed!!! Bethany love you and your men. Mom/ Grandma and Grandpa Grewe….also don’t forget to change to our email to : Thank you…I don’t want to miss a thing!!

  2. DARLENE GREWE permalink
    July 14, 2016 6:18 pm

    Can u change this to  for me.  I don’t know quite what to do   thank you Mom

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