Because comparing your kids to each other is totally best parenting practice…. “You should be more like your sister and try harder to look nice!”
At four days old, Porter is showing that he really takes after his big brothers. (Also, for a long time I joked to people that we were naming our third son Junior–in one way, that wasn’t a joke. His initials are PBC, the same as Patrick.)
Things we no longer worry about with the third baby:
- Spit up.
- Sleep adjustment.
- Dressing them for the day. But sometimes we do because it’s fun.
- Counting diapers.
- Counting/timing feedings.
We’re not going off the deep end–we still are putting him on his back to sleep and strapping him into his carseat before we go somewhere, but the parenting gig gets way more relaxed on the third.
And of course…a photo comparison.
I found the same activity gym at a yard sale down the street. It was well worth the dollar for photo continuity. And a friend gave me the bouncy chair model that had been the other boys’.
We think he looks more like Seamus, but has Gilbert’s eyes. Of course, we also think he looks just like himself.