Christopher Turk Thompson
It was three months ago to the day that my sweet little guy was born. November 1st, 2012. Just shy of 1 o’clock in the afternoon. 8 pounds 1 ounce. 21.5 inches long.
It took us a couple of days to name him. Wanting to make sure that his name felt just as perfect for him as his brother’s had felt. Christopher Turk Thompson was the winner. I call him Mr. Christopher. The hubs calls him C.Turk. It’s perfect. Just like him.
Turk is a family name—my grandmother’s maiden name. And I have a few other cousins who also gave it to their children as a middle name. After naming our little guy, we found out that there is a character on the TV show Scrubs whose name is Christopher Turk. Having never seen the show, we had no idea. We knew there was a Turk character, but a Christopher Turk? Finding that out made us laugh. Obviously, we are not the only people that think it’s a good sounding name…
I already have a hard time remembering life before Christopher, even though that was only thirteen short weeks ago. He is one happy little guy. Smiling all the time. And much more chill than his big brother. I feel so lucky to have a fairly easy baby this go ’round. Of course, I’m not a first time mother either. So that helps. But, he’s definitely easier. And I make sure to tell him everyday just how awesome he really is.
We are all pretty smitten with him. Even Ben, who has been a fantastic big brother—I’m so proud of him. And it just melts my heart to see him shower his little brother with lots of love and kisses. Oh, the bond of brotherhood.
I feel so very blessed. So very lucky to be mom to these two boys and part of this wonderful little family of four. My heart is full and oh so happy.
*All Photos by Katie Welsh.