Although a recent entrant into the race, Anderson Cooper easily ranks among the best celebrity dads. Fans were first clued in to this (not that surprising) upset in June, when the news anchor opened up his nursery for a tour and revealed that he'd been saving his childhood stuffed animals all this time so he could put them in his own kid's room. And now, a pair of new father-son photos, posted on Cooper's Instagram, have solidified his top slot.
In one photo, Cooper hold his baby while looking in the camera, and in the second, gives him a good smooch on the cheek. "Wyatt is 10 weeks old and doing great. He likes naps and milk, bath time and being read to. Thank you for all your lovely cards and messages!" he shared in the comment.
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It's the first Instagram update on Wyatt that Cooper has shared since his son was born in late April. At the time, he explained the meaning behind Wyatt Morgan Cooper's name (Wyatt after his father, Morgan because it's a family name on his mother's side, which Anderson's parents had even considered using for him).
"I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him," Cooper wrote in the comment. "I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues."
I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing - what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.
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