Sunday, June 27, 2010
Porter at 2 months
Porter, today you are two months old. You started smiling like crazy a few weeks ago, just after I uncertainly reported to the pediatrician that of course you were smiling and interacting with us. You waited a week before really confirming that you were capable of that. Now we talk to each other every day, though you still show almost equal interest in the people in the paintings over my bed. Never fear, I know that in no time at all you will be b-slapping us on that same bed right alongside your brothers. Below are photos from your first month. Look how much you have changed!
You have been our easiest baby so far. Everyone remarks upon what a quiet and content little baby you are. When you do cry, you do it properly, with tears and loud yellings. I pointed out to Daddy that you are our earliest tear-producer and he pointed out that you are probably our longest left ignored while crying. Don't worry; that does not mean that you are not my current favorite because you totally are. You are growing really well, too, so that counts for a lot right off the bat. You weighed 12.4 lbs this morning with your diaper and onesie on. Andrew also grew well but you have him beat in that you do not require that we hold you all night to keep you asleep. It is true that you don't really enjoy driving, but other than that, you put up with your brothers getting right up in your face and exclaiming at top volume things like, "AWWW! HE'S SUCH A CUTIE!" (Will) or
"BOO!" (Andrew); you will tolerate your baby chair in the kitchen long enough for me to generally get breakfast moving; you even enjoy taking showers. (I hope that the way Andrew is blocking your face from view in this photo does not come to represent how you feel about your place in the family! Just remember, it builds character!)
It is hard to believe that two months ago today at this moment the least confident anasthesiologist on the planet, face contorted in a mask of fear and bewilderment, was placing my epidural for the second time and you were just a few hours away from arrival. Porter, you are adorable and perfect and from the moment I held you, I knew I would never trade you for any daughter in the world. I knew when I was first pregnant with you that you specifically were supposed to be in our family. We are so blessed that you are. Please don't b-slap me later, but even if you do, I won't forget that feeling.
ps, we will take some higher quality shots of you today and better capture that cute half smile that you've got that melts my heart. Love you forever.