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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Baby Porter - Loads of Pics


Hey everybody. I'd like to introduce you to Porter. Porter was born on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM. He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and was 20 inches long at birth. He isn't as big as that 17 lb baby that I posted earlier, but he is quite the big baby for our family. Noah and Hyrum were both 6 lbs 9 oz. This kid is a chunk compared to them. I figure he's 22% bigger than the other two were.

I have to tell you that I can already tell that this is a special kid that will bring balance to the force [in our house]. He seems to be a mix between Noah and Hyrum. Nobody can say who he looks like more. I think he has Hyrum's head, Noah's eyes, Hyrum's mouth, Noah's Nose, and Noah's chin. His ears are still too weird to compare.

His personality is very different from what we already have in our home. He's very quiet and pensive. When attacked, he responds with curious looks instead of squeels and screams. I went to all three circumcisions, and this one was the most unique. He cried a little at first when they strapped him down, but after they gave Porter his binkie, he quieted right down. Then, when they administered the shot of local anestetic, I was very surprised to see that he did not cry. The nurses were taken aback, as well. They both commented on what a good baby Porter is. He held still and quiet while they completed the circumcision. What a different experience. Hyrum was trying to punch and kick the Doctor (even at that tender young age, Hyrum was a fireball). Noah cried almost unconsolably afterwards for quite a long time. But not Porter; he just sat there and waited for them to finish. Then, all the other shots and pokes and tests were exactly the same - Porter just held still and winced a little, but didn't cry or fight it. For me, it was very weird. At home, it has been the same thing - he is just so different from the other two that it kind of weirds me out. It is so fun to have so many personalities in the home.

Kristi is doing fine. The delivery went great. We got to the hospital about 8:30 AM, and Kristi was able to get an epideral going before things were too intense. She was literally talking about American Idol and Survivor between pushes. Her contractions don't ever get very close. The doctor made the comment "one more good push, Kristi! Then, we'll have to wait fifteen minutes for your next contraction..." I laughed.

Anyway - 8lbs 4 oz... big kid. Kristi's recovering just great. I'm so proud of her. My boys are doing VERY well adapting to Porter in the house. They have been very good for me since I have usurped the daytime reign of the castle. Soon, I will turn things back over to their rightful heir... Sorry, Noah and I just finished watching Prince Caspian.

Now for the pics:

Kathi thought that this was the most important picture - the shot of the toenails that I painted the night before. No, I have never painted toenails before.


Apparently, it's very important to look pretty when you are about to deliver a baby. Kathi was very concerned abot Kristi's toenails and hair.


Me, on the other hand - calm as a summer's breeze [surrounded by purses and pink puffy coats]...


Me practicing catching the baby.


Kristi laughing at her idiot husband [and her stupid hair-do that Kathi did]. hahaha


Then, after conversations of who should be kicked off of Idol and Survivor, he was here! Boom!
Now, I didn't take these gross pictures - I was up by Kristi's head - you can thank Kathi for the in-your-face camera shots.


The monster! Look at the fat rolls and the feet!


After I did the unmentionable disconnect job, they plopped him on top of Kristi. And, for the first time of three, she was happy and able to hold the newborn.


He is so chill.


Look at that belly!


Proof.


Our latest family picture! Shasta could have told me that I didn't have to tilt my head in [I thought the shot was a little tighter]. Oh, and I gave the boys some haircuts today because those fros are gettin' CU-RAZY!

29 comments:

Tamy Wilson said...

You couldnt have picked a better day! (my birthday) Congrates!! He is sooo cute and perfect. I am so happy for your family. I hope you get lots of sleep.

Swordfish said...

Wow we have soooo many birthdays around this time. Grandma Elder, Tamy, Bowen, Amber.....it's crazy. He it toally cute. Good job Jer, you are such a good husband, and thanks for updating teh blog for all of us that grandma forgot to gell.

Swordfish said...

Wow we have soooo many birthdays around this time. Grandma Elder, Tamy, Bowen, Amber.....it's crazy. He it toally cute. Good job Jer, you are such a good husband, and thanks for updating teh blog for all of us that grandma forgot to gell.

Jaelyn said...

He is adorable and chunky! I love the name by the way! I am glad everything went well! I'm also glad we got to get some ice cream right before this all happened!:0)
Let me know if you need anything!

Tennille said...

Congrats! I'm so glad everything went well! I am crossing my fingers that he continues to be a good baby for you. He is adorable!

Josie said...

Aw how cute!! GFlad everything went weel! Love the name- it was on our top two also! lol

RonElaine said...

I have been waiting for this post all weekend! I'm so happy for you guys and that Porter is a nice change of personality. That's how we felt with Anna and it has made a world of difference in all the transitions.

He looks great - what a chunky monkey. I love your hospital family pic!

Congrats!

The Littlefields said...

He is so CUTE! I love the family picture, he just fits into your family! I'm so glad that everything went well, and that you're both healthy.

Monica said...

Congratulations! He is very cute (the toenails are nice too!) I'm mostly happy that he is a good baby. My dream is that my third will be the most mellow...

Kaycee said...

Yea, Yea, Yea!! Love the name! Good for you... a very healthy boy! You guys are such a cute little family. Good luck with the next few weeks! Call me if you need me! Congrats!!

Mandy said...

Great job guys! You have a great-looking little family!

Candice Lynn said...

Congrats! He is beautiful, and such a pretty mouth. I know, just what every boy wants. I am loving Jer's shirt.

Sami Antha said...

Hooray Hooray!
He is cute, I was taken aback by his large feet!
I hope I will get to meet him before he is off to college.

"May Your Hats Fly As High As Your Dreams"~Michael Scott

vickiecraw said...

Congratulations to a wonderful family! I sent the cute family pic and the first one of Porter all bundled up in his blanket to Emily.
Again Congrats! We love you guys!
Love Anut Vickie

Coleman Fam Mom said...

Yay!!! Happy Birthday Porter!! What a lucky boy you are. I'm so happy for you both. What a little miracle and blessing for your family! Take care. Hugs and Kisses from Missouri!!

J-Crew said...

Congrats!! He looks like your other boys already. Great family shot. It's funny how after a new baby arrives, you can hardly remember when they weren't around. You did good mama.

Holly or Joe said...

Congrats! Kristi I am still surprised at how you look "six months along" when you're really NINE MONTHS. Love the name!! Cute family for sure! Three boys would be a blast!

Gene and Jenna said...
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Gene and Jenna said...

Congrats!! I love the name:) I can't belive what a big boy he was compared to the other two! He's a cutie just like your other 2 boys! I also love Jer's shirt 'Kristi is hot' very funny! Congratulations again!

Jen'n'Jordan said...

Wow, I love the toenail paint job! I can't even tease Jordan about painting mine or he gets the willies! Congrats on the new addition! He is a handsome fellow! How exciting for you guys! Give Krisit a hug for us!

Shelly said...

Congratulations! Beautiful family, fun times! Just be sure that a nap is on your to do list!
Love ya!

Cottams said...

I'm SOOOOO happy you finally have him!! He is a beautiful newborn (that doesn't happen very often)! I love that Kathi did your hair- it was totally HOT!! Congrats! I hope to see you soon :)

Jordan and Nikki Brown said...

I love the Jer version of the birth! Porter really is a handsome baby. Congratulations - I'm so glad that it was an easy delivery!

Laurel said...

Yay for you, lady! I am glad all went well. Birthing can be...let's leave that one unsaid. Anyway, he's too cute!

Kasey and Sundee....Kasun, Landon,Rayne and Kallie Sue said...

Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful baby boy he is!! I'm so glad everything went good for you Kristi!! My third baby was my easiest delivery to!!

J-Crew said...

Most of the hats I have are from sellers on www.etsy.com. I used to trade product photograghy in exchange for keeping the product (lots of hats). That's why I have a ton. And I have a thing for hats on babies and kids!

Rachelle said...

congrats you guys! new babies are so fun!!!! he's super cute!

Shannon said...

Congrats guys! What a cute family you have.

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