Today Aiden is four days old! His parents took him to the pediatrician for a checkup and the assessment was very good. Except for a very slight bit of jaundice, he's healthy and growing just as he should. Of course, his Nana thinks that he's perfect in every way.
We gathered at Ben's house to take some more family pictures. His great grandparents were there so we were able to get a shot of the four generations down the male line. In this photo are Paul, Grandpa, Ben holding Aiden, and Dad. Aiden is the first great-grandchild, and as a male preserves the family surname.
Andrea and Ben are beginning to catch up on the sleep they missed over the weekend. Ben says that he caught himself waking up every couple of hours last night because Aiden was so quiet! Don't know that many new parents have that experience—but our young man has a very mellow personality. He takes after his Uncle Paul in that respect. Ben was an excitable baby, so when Paul came along I commented that Paul was our "laid back kid". I'm hoping (for everyone's sake) that Aiden stays this calm and easygoing.
New babies are so much fun!