LOOK: Anderson Cooper marks son Wyatt’s turning 10 weeks old
Journalist Anderson Cooper celebrated his first child Wyatt turning 10 weeks old with two portraits of them.
Cooper, 52, lovingly held Wyatt in his arms in one photo and planted a kiss on the baby boy’s cheek in the other.
“Wyatt is 10 weeks old and doing great,” the proud father said in his Instagram post yesterday, July 13.
“He likes naps and milk, bath time and being read to,” Cooper added while thanking his followers for their cards and messages.
The renowned journalist welcomed Wyatt last April through the help of a surrogate mother.
“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,” Cooper said at the time.
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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.
He also pointed out that he named his son after his father Wyatt, who died when Cooper was just 10 years old. Meanwhile, his son’s middle name is Morgan, which is a family name from his mother’s side.
While his parents and his brother have already passed away, Cooper said, “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.” /ra
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