my ﬁrst three months...
On September 18th, 2008,
Cohen Mathias Brown entered
the world at 7:31am, after
putting up quite a ﬁght.
He was an instant joy to his
parents with his charming
expressions and delightful
This book documents his ﬁrst
three months as a human being
out and about in the world.
One last walk was all the encouragement that I needed to begin my big entrance.
And after 12 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, and a nice vacuum pump, appear I did.
Once they got done with all of the poking, prodding and testing,
I thought it would be best if I just took a little nap.
My Daddy thought I was pretty cool. He is not in very many pictures because he is always the one
taking them... he is pretty obsessed with capturing everything fun that I do.
My Mommy loves me, too. She just keeps telling me how cute that I am. I think it was love at ﬁrst sight!
It seems like my parents have a lot of friends and family because so many people came to meet me.
This is me & my G-ma DeLong. (She says she's not ready to be a grandma, but I think she's great!)
And this is my Grandpa DeLong. I think his beard is pretty neat, but it tickles a little, too.
This is me with my Grandma and Grandpa Brown. I'm their ﬁrst grandson!
And some of my uncles and aunts even came. Don't believe the look on Bethany's face--
I know she adores me, really.
After spending a few days in the hospital, it was time to go and see my new home. Our cool new
neighbors made me a sign to make sure that everyone knew I was here.
My 1st bath at home--brr, this is cold! My favorite part of baths is cuddling afterward.
Look how cute I am! My Grandpa and Grandma Brown love talking to me.
There were so many people who were excited to meet me. I hope that I can remember all of their
My Uncle Cory and Aunt Vicky came to visit me when I was just over 1 week old. Aunt Vicky was
getting ready to have my new cousin Reuben.
These are some of Daddy's favorite pictures--I was smiling at 2 weeks!
Mommy is so comfortable--I like listening to her heartbeat.
It was fun getting to know my parents in my ﬁrst weeks--we slept, cuddled, took walks, and played a lot.
There are so many things to look at and to learn!
When I was 3 weeks old, my Grandpa and G-ma DeLong threw me a baby shower so that I could meet
some more friends and family. I got to meet Great Grandpa Glenn and Lois, Uncle Ben, Great Uncle
Ryan and Great Aunt Stacy, cousins Bryce and Paige, and our friend Janine.
This is a special picture--4 generations--Great Grandpa Glenn, G-ma, Mom, and me.
This is my birth announcement that my parents sent to all of their friends and family.