2009 Year in Review

Took me a lot longer to put together the “Year in Review” video this time.  We have so much source material to comb through.  Thanks everyone for all the great memories this last year and for helping us through some big life changes.

Baby O is One

Thinking about how much has changed in Olin’s life in his short year is almost daunting. He is an interactive, crawling/cruising, investigative, talkative (he has one setting; loud), hungry, little guy. Current interests include, playing with anything his big brother has, pushing any object around the house (including but not limited to stools, garbage cans, shoes, laundry baskets and his actual toys meant for pushing), waving, climbing stairs and exploring.

Today I also can’t help thinking about the day O was born. Started out like any normal day when being over 41 weeks pregnant, uncomfortable and with doctor appointments and test. As of 8 am no progress, no labor, and a short 12 hours later O decided to appear. The day included; a walk to the park with my Mama friends to “labor park”, where I decided that perhaps I should drive Sander and I home before I couldn’t drive anymore; a phone call to Sander’s potential preschool in between contractions; our dear friend Justin who came to watch Sander, which allowed me to get my epidural an hour early; and a quick delivery.

O started the morning off with one of his favorite foods, pancakes made by Dad. We sang “Happy Birthday” to him and Sander helped him blow out his candle. He then ate 4.5 pancakes. That’s our O! Who knows what the rest of the day has in store for us. Big birthday celebration is this weekend when Gran and Papa D arrive. Here are some pictures from O’s year!

O eating the last of his birthday pancakes.

Peaceful O at one month.

Two cute brothers.

All smiles.

I will not hatch

Oh I am a chickie who lives in an egg,
But I will not hatch, I will not hatch.
The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg,
But I will not hatch, I will not hatch.
For I hear all the talk of pollution and war
As the people all shout and the airplanes roar,
So I’m staying in here where it’s safe and it’s warm,
– Shel Silverstein

Family in Waiting

Seems like the last couple of days before the new baby comes are some of the hardest. Lots of anticipation. Sander must feel it too because he is more cranky right now. The due date is Monday.

Kim passed the milestone she was looking to. She was just hoping to have the baby in the Obama administration. Well… Obama has been sworn in (twice). When will Baby O get sworn in?

Forward and Back

Last night we had a fun Fiesta de Pumpkin.  There I got to meet the twins Casey & Finn.  They were so tiny it made me remember back to when Sander was a little one.  Hard to imagine that our little guy was that tiny.  I dug up the below picture of him laying across my chest.   I guess we get to go through this all again soon enough with Baby O.  Should be fun to try to carry both Sander and Baby O.