Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baby Zach

It is far past time to acknowledge the birth of Roan's first baby boy cousin: Zachary Eric Womack, November 20, 2010. I met him for the first time 2 weeks ago. He is my sister Erica's first child. He is six weeks old and likes loud noises, just like Roan. For 15 terrifying minutes I was alone with both boys. How did I cope? I made a smoothie. When the smoothie was done, I just let the blender keep going.

Roan calls Zachary Baby Zach. Most of the time Roan didn't mind when I held him, but once he grabbed my hand and said, "Mommy, put Baby Zach away." When I asked Ro where I should put him, he impatiently pointed at the floor.

I didn't love the infant stage. They cry a lot, and frankly, it's hard to interact. But holding Baby Zach, I remembered how nice it is to hold somebody who really only wants to be held. You can cuddle all you want, they have nothing else on the agenda. We couldn't put Baby Zach down unless the vacuum cleaner or the blow dryer was on, and even then it was dicey. I tried to hold Roan like that and he stuck his finger up my nose.

On New Years Day we had Mo come over and take some family photos. My favorites are of my parents, holding their grandsons.

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