Saturday, June 5, 2010

Welcome to the world, sweet boy!

Everyone, meet Samson Porta! We finally found a first name that we both love. This little guy definitely looks like a Samson to us. We aren't sure if we will call him Sam or Samson or Sammy, but we love all three options. (We haven't picked a middle name yet.)



Dan and I are enjoying spending time with and getting to know our second son. He sure does look a lot like his big brother. He has the cutest little high-pitched squeal that he makes when he is unhappy or hungry. Yesterday and today he has gone between periods of wanting to eat constantly and wanting to sleep constantly. Unfortunately we haven't been able to time things right, so Dan and I haven't gotten to sleep much when he does.



I'm a lot more sore today than I was yesterday from the c-section, but I am able to get up and move around a tiny bit. All of my IVs/tubes are gone, and I've even been able to wear my own comfy clothes all day instead of those horrible gowns. We are thinking if everything continues to go smoothly that we will get sent home Monday morning.



Elijah (along with Grandma and Grandpa) stopped by to meet his little brother last night and he was extremely gentle and sweet with him. I don't think he fully understands that this little guy will be coming home with us for good, but soon that will become a reality. I miss Elijah terribly, but I'm trying to keep in mind that very soon we will all be home together as a family of four.



This has all been such a completely different and new experience for us. We feel like brand new parents in almost every way. When Dan first carried Sam over to me in recovery, the first thing I thought was, "Where is his IV pole and where are all of his wires?" Even today, every time I pick him up I start to search for his wires so I can gather them, too. Except, there are none! It's totally crazy!



I think the little man is starting to wake up from his five-hour nap, so I should go see if he is hungry. Thank you for all of the prayers! We are extremely thankful for our wonderful and supportive friends and family.

14 comments:

ThePicks said...

Hooray, welcome to the world sweet little Samson!! He does look a TON like his big brother. What a little cutie! CONGRATS again!!

Love,
The RA

Anonymous said...

We LOVE the name Samson! We love Sam, Sammy and Samson! We think he should be Samson Zooter Porta!
These are precious pics, guys! He does look like E. and the pic of the bro's together-- PERFECT!
We love you!
Gramps, Grammie P. and Unca Joel

mina said...

Congrats! Samson is precious! I love that look of pride on Elijah's face.

Cara said...

Oh . . . I LOVE his name, love it, love it, love it. And all of you. What a happy day! Thanks for sharing. Cara

jencooper said...

Adorable!! He looks a lot like Elijah! E will be a terrific big brother....and I love the picture of them together!!

Kathy said...

Samson is just perfect! Maybe Zooter could still be his middle name??

He is too handsome...and I just LOVe that last pic you posted with Elijah looking up at Dan holding his little brother.

A house full of boys..Megan....you're in for a world of LOVIN"...there is NOTHING like Mama's boys!

I hope you get some rest and start feeling better from that c-sction (I totally know...no fun recovering at all!). I think ice cream makes it feel better..Dan...

hug those boys tight...
kathy

Tina:0) said...

What a handsome little guy he is... just like his Big Brother! I LOVE the last photo of Big Brother holding him! Absolutely precious!!

I agree with Kathy... ice cream seems in order! Hope you are able to get some rest!! Sending much love & hugs!

Amber said...

Mmmmm a yummy, yummy post!
SO glad you get to experience a baby without wires. Now that you've already had one with...you can appreciate the freedom without! :0)
LOVE the name.
LOVE the boys!!! In that last photo *which I LOVE* it looks like Elijah is saying "like this?" and kinda proud. He is going to be an excellent big brother. Celebrating with you...in this new life gifted to you.

Cecilia said...

Samson looks a lot like Elijah, just love the picture of Elijah holding his baby brother!

Megan, wishing you a speedy recovery!

Lee Family said...

Samson does look alot like Elijah. I am so happy that Samson is a healthy baby boy. What a cutie. And I just love the last pick Elijah and his little brother. You have your hands full. I hope your recovery goes well. I know when I had my Second C-section it was awfull.

Erika said...

Congratulations!

And as you know, we love the name Samson. ;-) Now if you continued the Daniel-as-middle-name trend, our boys will be name-twins! :-)

Anonymous said...

Pat Domanico (Colin and Drews Nanna) has been following your blog and praying for your healthy baby boy and congratulations to you and your beautiful family. I love the picture of Samson and Elijah together--so sweet.

The Domanico's said...

Congratulations to all! Samson is adorable! The family picture and the picture of Elijah holding his little brother are too precious. Hope you have a good sleeper!

Vanessa said...

He is absolutely adorable! I'm so happy for you guys. :) I am so happy this has been such a positive experience. I look forward to that as well. I will probably freak out not having my baby on monitors and IV's but it will be something I welcome!