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Author: aaron
• Tuesday, April 07th, 2009

Well, after nine long months (actually my wife is correcting me, ten long months) punctuated by an additional seven days of waiting, we finally met our son, Isaac Scott Bendickson, on the evening of April 2nd at 7:24pm. He weighed 10lbs 1oz and was 21.5 inches long. We’re all doing well and resting (when we can) together at home. I’m lucky enough to have the next few weeks off from work so I’ll be able to be here and support Sarah, Isaac and Joel through this transition from being a family of three to a family of four.

I’ll spare you the nitty gritty details of the labor and birth but suffice it to say Sarah really earned this one. I’m once again humbled by the whole process that a mother endures bringing life into the world. I also must sincerely thank our two wonderful doulas Sarah and Roslyn. We didn’t plan on using both of them but it turns out we sure appreciated the fact they were both there. It seems silly to say we couldn’t have done it without them, because one way or another babies get born… but the idea of naturally birthing a 10 pound baby without such amazing birth support seems pretty impossible to me.

Joel is warming to the idea of having a little brother, and affectionately refers to him as “Baby Isaac”. It’s really pretty dang cute. It’s hard to tell at this point, but I’m pretty sure they’ll look alike as Isaac gets older. Take a look the “Day 1″ pictures and see for yourself.

Isaac - Day 1

Isaac - Day 1

Joel - Day 1

Joel - Day 1

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Author: aaron
• Friday, November 21st, 2008

When we last saw our heroes they were hunkered down in University Place, blissfully celebrating Joel’s first birthday, attending the Puyallup fair and other “South Sound” type things. Here’s a bullet style list of what’s happened since then (which should get us back up to speed).

  • We spent Christmas in Montana with Gpa & Gma B
  • We moved from Tacoma to Seattle (Ballard to be precise)
  • Joel learned his ABCs
  • We rebuilt our garage
  • Back to MT, where Gpa B took us for a boat ride
  • Two words: “Oh shoot
  • Joel disgused himself as a giraffe
  • Pumkin patch pillaging galore

Last, but certainly not least, we learned that Joel will soon have a little brother! That’s right, we’re expecting again, and another boy at that. While of course we would have been overjoyed either way I must admit I’m glad that we’re having another boy. I know what a blessing it was for me to grow up with brothers and am glad that Joel will have the same opportunity. As for child the third… well we’re just taking it one step at a time.

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Author: aaron
• Monday, November 17th, 2008

….aaaand we’re back.

OK, what’s it been now, like a YEAR or something since our last update. Um, yeah… some major parental blog-slackage going on over here.  Sorry ’bout that.

Anyway, I’ve changed things up a bit here on the ol’ family blog with the hope that the shiny new  environment will motivate me to want to post more often. Kind of like how when you decide after way too long that it’s time to get back in shape and you go out and buy some really nice running shoes and workout clothes as “motivation”. Yeah, we’ll see how this works.

Also, since moving away from iWeb publishing we should now be able to have:

  • Multiple authors
  • Comments
  • Mobile blogging (via iPhone App)
  • Plugins and other geeky-cool things like that

So that’s it.  First post!  Woot!

Peace,

-Aaron

PS> I’ve kept the old blog link here so you can peruse that if you want.

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