Instantaneously, you realize there are things in life you never thought you'd love so much--spit up, a good solid belch, sleep. And then the baby comes, and suddenly, those are the things you dream about.
That, and a face you know you couldn't live without! Just look below at this one of six-day-old baby Traver (spit up not included in all shots):
Did you see the size of those hands?! Those are Daddy's. And here he is below, bottle feeding. Doesn't he look comfortable in his new role?
But Traver's had enough, it seems. Again, you can compare sizes. Traver's arm below nearly matches the size of Daddy's thumb. Who's the big guy here, huh?
And don't forget Mommy. She gets a break from caretaking for now. But her time will soon come. Yes, a baby certainly does change things. You can just tell. Look at those faces!
Thanks to Eric and Linda Formichelli for sharing their special joy with me yesterday when they came to Phoenix to pick up their new family member. Newly adopted, Traver makes a handsome addition to the Formichelli family, don't you think? We had a wonderful evening getting to know each other better. And it was pretty amazing. Even the waiters at our restaurant wanted to meet Traver. Three of them--all men--came over to take a peek and stayed to chat for a while. You can see why. Traver's something to be admired. He's handsome, he's got great hair, and, well, you get the picture.
Welcome to the world, Traver.
You made my day!