This baby is the happiest little baby. And wiggliest, hence the blurry photo. He has personality coming out his ears. He is always talking and laughing. He wakes up giggling. Now don't get me wrong, when he is grumpy he channels this same energy into screaming. Fortunately, if we keep him fed and his diaper changed he doesn't really get grumpy to often. When I look at him I can't help but think that sometimes it is the little surprises that make life amazing. We thought we'd have another baby, but he came much sooner than we planned. He has turned our life upside down. The jump from one kid to two kids has been a HUGE adjustment for us. Maybe it just us but I can't even begin to describe how much of a shock to our system the addition of new little baby was for us. Every time I look at his sweet face I think about how we hadn't planned on him coming and yet I am so thrilled that he is with us. All the insanity is totally worth the perfection of having him join our family. I won't lie there are moments I look at him and think "oh I could have more babies." Then I remember pregnancy and the lack of sleep and the hormones and the money and I feel a-okay with my little family of 4.
Often I get the most rush of gooey love feeling when I watch the boys together. Alex thinks Henry hung the moon. He is constantly laughing at him. Henry is obsessed with "baby Alex." He is always wanting to touch him and play with him. So much so that at times it makes me a bit bananas. But then, you get sweet little moments and suddenly all the frustration melts away. I actually think that is a lot of what being a parent is. Choosing to focus on all the good parts instead of all the ways your kids can make you crazy. Anyone who says their kids never make them a little crazy is lying or has patience like a saint.
Henry wasn't loving the camera, hence the funny face.
The last one is my favorite. Alex looks so sneaky. It is like he is laughing at the fact Henry is grumpy. Heck, he might have been. There are times Henry flat our harasses that poor baby. It is because he loves him. I hope, in between all the harassing that over the years they will always love each other like they do now.
PS. Here is a little video of Alex being his funny little self. Yes, we were rocking out to Yo Gabba Gabba. It is required in order to keep Henry occupied long enough to feed Alex. Jason has been working a lot so most dinners are just me and the boys. Yeah, I am tired.