Jan 5, 2015 0

So We Had Another Baby…

Ben and I welcomed another son. Like, over four months ago. Rajan Garvey Gandhi-Shepard was born Aug. 17, 2014, at 10:33 a.m. in St. Louis.

Upon debut, he was 8 lbs. of amazing and a statuesque 21 inches tall.

Littlest Man threw me for a loop when I met him because I expected to have another son that looked just like Amir. Isn’t that a ridiculous expectation? But it served as a my first lesson as a parent of siblings: We are individuals through and through — in appearance, personality, preference and spirit.

Ben gave Rajan the nickname “cucumber” early on because the kid is so cool and laid back. (Unless he’s going through a mental leap/sleep regression like he has been for a week and a half. Dammit, Wonder Week 19!) His demeanor is certainly very different from that of Amir’s when he was a baby.

At present day, Rajan likes to roll onto his tummy and do half push-ups, chew on his fingers with his two bottom teeth, pass plastic links between his hands, bat at the toys hanging from his play mat, and babble and shriek like a pterodactyl. He ADORES his big brother; he smiles at Amir proudly and quietly observes the fascinating, dizzying behavior of a 4-year-old with whom I hope he is always very good pals.

Most of all, Littlest Man is incredibly sweet. His smile is like a hug. If you haven’t met him yet, you’re in for a treat.

 1779225_10152474609198348_5170783446246708965_n 10410560_10152328632026452_3784652146857008522_n 10624712_10152390587901452_3370996013746366003_n 10645011_10152364241646452_7694864497247816765_n 68979_10152474609483348_3684645235314754743_n 10599180_10152365417686452_8294332914967112438_n 10593038_10152474609183348_3890400405763674799_n 10649677_10152360690976452_6099810280265153245_n 10696273_10152393629728348_8704535835650398341_n 10696261_10152474647388348_1435688412280840630_n 15269_10152459304833348_1950930227755639966_n 10171678_3442575705627_7332012020551849762_n 10868213_10152604361528348_2869810724924257067_n 10644625_10152474070161452_2508360245486679011_n 10615563_10152499692676452_6346541937349160853_n 10420042_10152593318308348_8038838013772253299_n 10428006_10152602497393348_5893723004941952935_n 10857749_10152554977926452_4676800856271950655_n 10898000_10152611867076452_4110058762173398895_n

Similar Topics