On May 20th, 2013 Oren Paul joined our family. I had a very smooth pregnancy. His birth was a scheduled C-section. That Monday morning, Grandma Kris arrived to the house at 6:30 a.m. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation here. :) Vance and I headed to the hospital. We were so excited to meet our baby boy!! The care I received at the hospital was excellent.
Our baby arrived as planned, the C-section went great and so quickly we were holding our 9 pound beautiful baby boy. Oh that feeling!! Seeing him for the 1st time! We went to the hospital with about ten boy names. Jelt was my first choice. (My grandfather's name) Vance liked the name Jelt, but Vance always likes to meet our babies first to see what name will fit. As far as names go, Vance didn't have a first choice. The next day our sweet son still had no name. Vance liked the idea of a name beginning with the letter O. Our list didn't have any O names on it. :) Soon, Vance came up with Oren Paul. It fits him well. O.P., O.P.J., Little O, Oren and Oren Paul are what we call him.
God has certainly blessed us with this wonderful gift!
His siblings have been incredible. Hazel is the best big sister I could have ever imagined. Oren's life is busy with three older siblings. Oren has been to many sports events and baseball tournaments! He has camped a lot already in his first year.He has a lot of people who love him. I was reflecting this past weekend on how our "baseball family" loves him so much. This has been a JOY for me to watch!
Oren is army crawling all over now. Yesterday he crawled more than ever. He loves being held. He is a social baby. He loves snuggles. He likes baseball. He is timid when it comes to dogs.
He likes kids. He is a terrific eater. He has a very sweet personality.
We are so thankful for this guy!!! What a sweet blessing he is.
Happy 1st Birthday Oren Paul!!!
These two conversing, their relationship is so special.