Sunny 9 for 2007 April 2 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (2) The day Gunnar was born: I have been meaning to fill one of these out since Lily was born for her. I think it is a little too late in her case but I went ahead and finally got one done for Gunnar before it was too late. It is just a little questionnaire about what the world was like when the baby is born. It is mainly for me and Gunnar’s baby book, but I decided to post it here in case anyone wanted to read any of it.

What baby’s names are you considering for a boy? Gunnar, Liam, and Dregan in that order…we were thinking about Gunnar Liam, Gunnar Paul, and Gunnar Aaron besides Gunnar Walch. In the beginning, Aaron wanted McKinnley Bexar but I vetoed Bexar and everyone kept saying McKinnley for a girl right? How could we ever name a boy McKinnley after that? I liked Seth but it’s a good thing it doesn’t sound good with Smith behind it because Melanie and Joe ended up using it.

What baby’s names are you considering for a girl? We weren’t really thinking you would be a girl so we didn’t really talk much about it, but Aaron liked Abigail (Abby) and I liked Grace and to be honest I can even remember right now.

What is your favorite TV show? 24 and Lost and Heroes

What was your favorite movie this year? Favorite? I wouldn’t go so far but I like Devil Wears Prada, The Holiday, and The Prestige

What was the last book you read? The Right Attitide to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

What were the last three videos you rented? Eragon, Flushed Away, Casino Royale

What headlined in the national news the day your baby was born? Not sure

Where are you currently living? 9306 Dublin Green SA, TX

Who are your neighbors? Mike and Margie, Christi and Aaron Easton up the street and Jake and Erin a couple streets over

How do you feel physically and emotionally in your eighth month? Very ready to have you already. I felt as if I couldn’t get any bigger. Excited to not be pregnant but scared to have another baby.

How do you feel physically and emotionally in your ninth month? Well done. You were induced 11 days early so I knew I only had to hold out so long. Very anxious to get the projects we had done. Aaron built the deck right before and after you were born, and I wanted your room done, but alas it is still not even started. Also, your Aunt Hailey was out stealing everybody's thunder with her baby news. First she tops Melanie's twins announcement with her own twins announcement and then she schedules the twin's induction a month early on your induction day, the nerve, only to one-up me again having them the day before. We get it Hailey. Not only are you having TWINS but you are having GIRLS. Is it enough that they will probably be the favorite of Grammy Smith out of the passel of grandkids she got last year (being that she loves to buy clothes for girls) but to steal everyone's thunder as well, mine in particular?! (Anybody that knows me, knows I am totally teasing Hailey and mean no malice at all.) At least I had you early because then you would have been the last straggler out of the group.

How do you feel physically and emotionally now that your baby is born? At first I was scared about having a boy because it was new territory, but after I got to know you in the hospital, I loved having you and knew that you were such a sensitive sweet boy that liked his mama. I was scared though of what Lily might do to you and she did give you a couple battle wounds. I loved that I had one of each, boy and girl now. Physically I couldn’t have felt better after giving birth. Your recovery was so much easier than your sister’s. You came out in 3 pushes.

Who was present at the birth of your child? Aaron, Mom (Grandma Taylor), Dr. Finney, and 2 nurses one being Diane Montoya in Park Wood ward

Who visited you in the hospital or birthing center? Poppie Taylor came to the hospital and almost witnessed your birth thinking you were already out, Michelle as well, then Lorna and Amanda came soon after with Lily and were able to come up to the recovery room with us and see you in the nursery, Jenni and Erin swapped kids and came both nights in the hospital, Nicole Voge, and Kajsa Nielson came to visit me too. Joe and Louise came, and of course my mom, your grandma.

Who visited or helped out when you and your baby went home? Mom brought me dinner as well as Aunts Jenni and Erin. Michelle Easton, Irene Hibbs, and Sis. Anderson brought dinner from the ward too. Grammy Smith came about a week and a half after you were born for about 2 weeks, and Aunt Aly came to help and brought Atticus and Samuel. For your blessing Grandpa Walch was there as well as Ga-Ga and Grammy Smith, Poppie and Moppie Taylor, Michelle, Lorna, Joe, Louise, Josh, Jenni, Caden, Austin, Jake, Erin, Luke, Leah, and Amanda and even some friends came too. Aaron Easton, James Partridge, Brian Partridge, and Matt Wheelus were in the circle at your blessing and unfortunately Kris Easton was running late otherwise he would have been there too. If I forgot someone it was because there were so many people there.

What were the country's top headlines/World News Headlines? (I looked this up on Wikipedia and it was generally just in the month of Nov.) The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends with a total of nine storms having formed. At least 300 people were killed in clashes between Sudan's army and former rebels in the south earlier this week, aid workers say. Windows Vista goes on sale for bulk license holders with home users being able to buy it on January 30, 2007. Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak. G20 summit. Immigration law debates in the US. Iran's nuclear program. 2006 North Korean nuclear test. Iraq War. United States, House of Representatives, Senate (one third: "Class I" Senators), and many Governors.

What were the most popular internet searches on that day? On MSN today right now some popular searches are: Flex fuel, Inflation, The Da Vinci Code, Steroid probe, ‘Star Wars’ stamps, Bindi Irwin, Bao Xishun, Patty Griffin, Will Ferrell, Cormac McCarthy.

What our politicians were doing? Getting ready for the 2008 Presidential Election

Who was playing & winning in sporting events? Colts won the Super Bowl, NCAA championship is today (Ohio State and U of Florida)

What was happening in the world of business & commerce? The Stock Market had a mini crash a few weeks back, but the market looks like this right now: Dow12,382.30+ 27.95 NASDAQ2,422.26+ 0.62 S&P1,424.55+ 3.69

What the weather was like, did it rain? It actually was raining the day we brought you home from the hospital and I noticed that gas had gone up from $2.11 to $2.19 while I was in the hospital too.

Which celebrity was in the media spotlight and why? Don’t remember and don’t want to remember it forever either.

What were people wearing? It was still relatively warm. The rain cooled it down some but I remember being so bummed because I was always hot being pregnant with you and it would not stop getting into the upper 80’s. It wasn’t fair! Brown was/is the new black that season. Wedge heals, head bands, and camo are some of the fashions.

What was showing at the cinema? Not sure about that day but right after you were born I saw Night at the Museum and The Holiday, both I liked and Aaron saw The Pursuit of Happiness but they spelled it Happyness which I guess is now correct to spell that way too. Videos of popular TV ads that day? Right off the top of my head I can think of the commercial of the Mac vs. the PC played by two actors pretending to be the brains of the computer I guess you could say. Aaron thinks they are do dumb, but I find them hilarious.

The top 25 CDs, DVDs, Computer Games and Toys? Ok, I checked the Billboard top 10 today and this is what is on there, couldn’t get it the day you were born: Akon, Fergie, Beyonce and Shakira, Mims, Gym Class Heroes, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Rich Boy, Justin Timberlake, and Daughtry. New Releases out on DVD Rocky Balboa, Eragon, Casino Royale, Stranger Than Fiction, The Prestige, The Departed, Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, and Little Miss Sunshine just to name a few. Aaron is playing Halo 2 still and currently wrapped up in World of Warcraft. Lily is watching Dora, Blue’s Clues, Backyardigans, and Wonder Pets. Toys are centered around those themes too. I think that’s it.

How much it cost to buy milk, bread and coffee? Milk was about $3.79 for whole and bread was $3.75 at Great Harvest but at the grocery store around 59 cents to $2.50 depending on what you bought.

What are the top 20 baby names that week? These are the top 10 boy and girl baby names in 2006: Girl Names- Emma, Madison, Ava, Emily, Isabella, Kaitlyn, Sophia, Olivia, Abigail, and Hailey. Boys names- Aiden, Jacob, Ethan, Ryan, Matthew, Jack, Noah, Nicholas, Joshua, and Logan.

And finally a couple things I thought of on my own: President was George W. Bush, VP Dick Cheney. Price of a movie ticket: $6.50 with Student/Military ID or $7.50 regular. We brought you home in the 2000 Mazda 626 (Maroonish).


Posted by Jenni at Tue Apr 03 2007 23:55

This is really cool--great idea! I couldn't remember half the answers to those questions if I tried to fill one out for Caden's been too long! Crazy how you forget things so fast.

Posted by Aunt Hailey at Thu Apr 05 2007 23:37

Hee hee! I finally read this today and it made me laugh! What a crazy baby year!

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