Truman had his first bath a few days ago. It was slightly traumatic … but he seems to have recovered nicely.
Our awesome dog Penny was very happy to meet Truman. Penny has never lacked for excitement or energy but she turns into a softy whenever she gets around our little guy. She always approaches very gingerly and is the first one to run into a room if she hears Truman crying. We are so excited that Truman already has a best friend.
Many people have asked if there was any family or historical significance behind Truman’s name. The short answer is no. We do not have any affinity for any Truman’s in history - in fact I can only think of a few. As we were thinking about names we wanted a name that was uncommon but not weird. We searched the Social Security baby name database and poured over several blogs and came across Truman and it just resonated with us. Only 181 baby boys born in the USA in 2011 were named Truman, and it was not included in the top 1,000 names. At the same time the name sounds familiar and natural to us. But most importantly when we saw our little guy we just knew it was right.
But there are some other nice characteristics about his name. It means “loyal one”. When I learned this I was reminded of a talk Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave in General Conference in which praised the virtue of loyalty when he said:
… the crowning characteristic of love is always loyalty. (Oct. 2012)
Sounds like a good name to me.
We are just falling in love with our little man more and more every day!
Truman came home yesterday afternoon around 3 PM. We were supposed to leave several hours earlier but were delayed because of bunch of little things (we like to think they kept us b/c all of the nurses wanted to spend just a little more time with Truman). Our little man was perfect and even slept from the moment we put him in his car seat.
We were so excited to show him his new home and to have his special little spirit with us now.
Truman’s delivery couldn’t have gone better. He was due May 23rd, but wanted to celebrate his Mexican heritage (Lauren is 1/4 Mexican) and decided to arrive on Cinco de Mayo.
Lauren did great throughout her pregnancy and especially during Truman’s delivery. She was fully aware and excited to meet our baby boy. The first time you see your child is surreal and sacred and it will be a moment that Lauren and I never forget.
It was a busy weekend for Lauren and myself - Lauren ended up having a baby on Sunday which put a wrinkle in all of our Cinco de Mayo plans.
Our son Truman was born at 9:30 AM on May 5 with a full head of hair and just melted our hearts from the first instant we saw him. Words are inadequate to describe the joy and excitement we feel every moment we are around our little guy.
Truman was born 2 1/2 weeks early but was still a very healthy 7 lbs 3 oz and 19 1/2 inches. We are glad he was eager to join our family a little early but mostly we are grateful for his good health and Lauren’s speedy recovery.
More pics and stories to come …