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.

Love,
Mom
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.

15 comments:

Sarah said...

What a sweet post! He really has grown a lot already! I'm glad that he's been such a good baby for you. It looks like his brothers are having no problem making him a part of the family! It's strange to think of you and Brigham with three kids now, but these pictures make it look so natural. I hope it's that way for us too! We love you guys!

Monica Rich said...

Very sweet. And very funny.

Kimmie said...

he is adorable...love the double chin inthe top photos!

Ashley said...

I'm so glad to finally see more pictures! He is so handsome and I would have been able to guess he was yours--he looks like his brothers! I love that you knew he was meant for your family and that you wouldn't trade him for a girl. I am not sure that I am there yet, but hoping that feeling comes eventually!

Michelle said...

I love all the sweet things you say about him, and the cute pics of your boys! I love you and miss you!

Troy Tegeder said...

Congratulations. He is cutie. Now if only we could have a boy next. (: I didn't even know you were preggo. Not one belly picture. Disappointing.

Momo Cannon said...

Thank you so much for the pictures! I love reading your posts, it makes my day! Are his eyes as blue as Andrew and Will's?

Jacqueline Auna and family said...

Allie! Porter is a perfect and beauitful. I so wish we could be there to see your happy family. Congratulations and we love you!

brooke said...

He is adorable Alexandra! I'm so glad to finally see photos. I love the name too and he totally fits in with your other boys.

I am laughing because I can totally relate to this baby crying longer than the others before anyone picks him up. My tolerance for crying has gone way up!

Also, Buster is totally not smiling yet and I lied to my pediatrician and told her he was. I hope he starts soon!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on another darling boy! What a sweetie!

Erin said...

Oh, he is too cute! I am so glad he is an easy baby! And so glad to see you're back ;)

Thank you for the recipe...I will definitely be making it! Tilapia is a mainstay in our home, mainly because it is such a clean and nutritious fish :) Will catch up over email though!

Carolina said...

Love seeing all three of them together--so sweet.

Momo Cannon said...

By the way, what is a b-slap?

Michelle said...

the blog with the peach cobbler is www.just-cook-already.blogspot.com

I made it a couple weeks ago and it was delicious!

Cath said...

Not sure if my first comment worked...trying to find email for Brigham for law school reunion. If you could contact me that would be great! thanks, Catherine Bramble (catherine_bramble@hotmail.com)