Finally, the much sought after Alex pictures!
3 Days Old
We had to apply for a passport for 2 reasons. First, we have a trip planned to Canada for a conference in April. Second, as Alex was born at home, he wasn't automatically "in the system." This means that we had to go get his birth certificate from the Health Services place downtown. It also means that he doesn't have another form of id. So, he couldn't apply for a Social Security Number. Oddly, it's easier to get a passport than a Social Security Number. We just had to bring him and his birth certificate to the Post Office and vouch for his identity as his parents. We will get his Social Security Number for him later. The only reason he needs it right now is so that he can open a bank account.
Will and Alex
Alex looking concerned about Will catapulting him
into the next room with the bouncy chair
Will actually tries to use the bouncy chair as a catapult. I can't leave him alone with Alex for a minute. He means well, but doesn't quite understand that the baby can't play and doesn't like to be touched while he is sleeping.
You may have noticed that we have the same bouncy chair that Will was "measured" in when he was a baby. It was a gift to Will from Kevin and Sara. Here is a comparison so far...
Will on Left
2 weeks old
Alex on Right
3 days old
We forgot to take a picture of Alex at 2 weeks in the bouncy chair. We will do another comparison at 4 weeks.