Friday, January 08, 2010

Butler's 1st Portrait

"After that, He was seen of James;"
1 Corinthians 15:7

As Butler is two months old today, I figured I should probably post his one month picture sooner than later. In this picture, he was 1 month and 4 days old, but that was just because it was easier for me to take him in on a Saturday when Sir could watch the other kids than for me to drag all four of them in on the actual 1 month anniversary.

Because of the holidays, I think the photography places work faster to process pictures. In any case, the pictures were ready for pick up in ten days as opposed to the usual 3 weeks. This was really nice, since it helped me make up a bit of time catching up on getting my kids' photographs sent out to family.

At one month old, Butler was smiling in response, and would even smile at you in order to get you to play with him. He was getting better at sleeping, but still hadn't figured out that ALL night is for sleeping. At his first check up, he had gained 2 pounds and grown almost an inch.

Now Butler is 'goo'ing and 'uhh'ing at anyone he can capture for a conversation. It's so much fun to watch him. Especially when he gets really excited and tries with every bit of him to make a more 'difficult' sound like 'gee' or 'buh'. He smiles even more easily than before, and has the funnest sense of humour. If he finds something funny, his right eyebrow will raise slightly and he'll crack a half-smile. Sometimes I think he's almost trying to hide his amusement, because he can really beam the smiles when he wants to. And he almost laughs - he gets all the actions right, but doesn't come up with any sound.

Next week is his two month check up, and I know he'll have made another huge leap in the growing department. He recently outgrew another handful or two of outfits and I have a sneaking suspicion that he's too big for his size 1 diapers now too (they go up to 14lbs).

Anyway, if I go on too much longer this won't get posted until another day and I've already been working on it since Monday!


  1. Awwwww, what a cute picture for one month old! He's very alert and bright eyed! It can be difficult to get a good picture when they're actually awake at this age, so you did well. :)

  2. When we got to the studio, he was sound asleep. It took 45 minutes to wake him up enough to get this picture. :)

  3. He's so cute! Reminds me of his big sister a little. Sounds like a jolly little man.

  4. That photo is so precious! He is such a mix of your oldest two, it's incredible!

  5. Thanks Joy, for the collection! I have them all posted on my wall behind my sewing machine where I can see them everyday. My problem is that I don't want to cover up the older photos!! Gramma is some better this morning. We're attempting to get her passport photo taken today in case she feels up to coming to the wedding...

  6. Do any of their sweaters fit? Too big? Too small? Wrong colors?