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It's the Great Pumpkin!

I wish I could tell you that my almost three-week absence was due to something exciting or life-changing happening, but... oh, wait! There was this one little thing that happened. Usually, no children come to our house on Halloween, but this year we had one come to stay. Yes, 7:01am Halloween morning, little SchondyTot was born at home in a land speed record-setting waterbirth. At 9lbs 8oz, he's beautiful and perfect and... well, see for yourself:

About 12 hours old

Our closest friends brought dinner for us and a birthday cake for SchondyTot that night because, really, you only ever have one TRUE birthday. The rest are just celebrations of that first one.

First birthday cake

Skip a few days... Grandmama brought us some adorable PJs. These were my favorites. SchondyTot likes them because they're warm and everyone else who'd given gifts or hand-me-downs wasn't thinking that this would be a winter baby. Most people also weren't banking on the fact that he'd be nine and a half pounds, either, so that was a bit of a challenge, too.

5 days old

Daddy getting fancy with the pictures. I like this one.

5 days old

I can't believe how big he is already. He'd gained back his birthweight by 1 week and at 2 and a half weeks is now over 10 lbs!

2 weeks old

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