What did you think when you first felt your baby move? I was so excited to have a second child!
What were your first thoughts when you saw your baby? He didn’t look like our firstborn at all, he had dark hair! He was absolutely beautiful.
What three words best describe your child? Happy, wiggly and soft
What songs do you sing to your baby? Once Upon a Time & Neverland from the Mary Martin Peter Pan, and Country Roads by John Denver
What books do you read to your baby? Whatever his big brother is reading.
Does your baby have any nicknames? His big brother calls him Cal-Cal.
What has been the most challenging part of bringing your baby home? What has been the most rewarding part? Challenge: sleep deprivation. Reward: seeing Calvin and his ~2 year-old brother Marvin interact. They love each other!
Was there anything you absolutely could not stand while you were pregnant? I had terrible heartburn all the time!
Did you have any cravings while you were pregnant? Fresh fruit, especially cherries. I ate a ridiculous quantity of cherries this summer.
Did you find out the gender of your baby? If so, did you do a special gender reveal? Yes we did! We put blue balloons in a box and let Marvin open it at my parents’ house.
How did your other children react when they met their new sibling? Marvin smiled so big, and he got really excited the first day we were all home together.
If your baby has siblings, how did they respond when they found out they would be getting a new sibling? He was only 11 months old when we found out.
Did anything funny/unexpected happened since your baby came home? Turns out Marvin still has feelings about some of his old baby clothes that Calvin is now wearing! He has tried to reclaim his Goodnight Moon onesie and his Cookie Monster pants.
How does your baby sleep at night? Not long enough!
What milestones has your baby reached? He rolls to his side and sometimes all the way over. He holds his head up really strong, and loves to stand with assistance. He smiles a lot and coos up a storm!
What is your favorite part of being a parent? Seeing the world through their eyes, and introducing them to things I love.
What is your child’s favorite and/or least favorite food? Calvin is still on bottles, but Marvin eats all the things. Marvin’s favorite food is cookies.
What is your child’s favorite thing to do? Calvin loves diaper changes and watching Marvin. Marvin loves playing outside and helping us in the kitchen.
Can you tell us a funny or memorable story about your birth experience? I chose an elective induction and it went so well. We were just relieved for everything to go smoothly!
How did your child get their name? Calvin is named after my favorite comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes. His middle name is Douglas for a variety of reasons, but partially for the author Douglas Adams. Marvin is named for his late Papa, his paternal Grandfather, and his middle name is Oliver after Mary Oliver, my favorite poet.
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