Baby Names

Well it only took a few days, but we’ve named our son. We went back and forth and started over from scratch and kept at it, and finally, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve named him…

Elliot Andrew Wilkins

So a little recap, if you’d like…

Elliot was born on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 3:42 a.m. in the city of Chicago, IL. He was born at home, and weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs and 10 ounces, and a smidge short of being 22″ long. He has the longest fingers and feet that I have ever seen on a baby, they remind me of my Mom.

So far he’s been completely different from Lauren… he was different before he was born too. He was much quieter and kicked in a much softer way while he floated in my belly. Unlike his sister, he kept his presence subtly known, until he flipped breech the day after Christmas. He demanded all of my attention from that point until his birth, but in a quiet and noble way. And he did turn head down again, but not until adequate attention had been given to his growth and development.

Since his birth he has remained quiet and calm, sleeping a lot. His sister was wide awake and loud from the beginning, so this is not what I expected from another Wilkins baby. Today Lauren demonstrated this by spending several minutes trying to invert her eyelids in much the same way her Dad does when he makes ugly faces. She is also testing the limits of her physical prowess by climbing in all the places she isn’t supposed to go – like on Daddy’s desk and the TV cabinet. She is like the Energizer Bunny, she NEVER stops.

Elliot spends his days eating, sleeping, and pooping, and sleeping some more. He has Daddy’s ears and chin, and doesn’t seem to mind when we put a pink diaper on him. I’ve promised that we will go get him some blue clothing soon.

More later, and more pictures to come soon.

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