S: Xander's Big Year
BC: Made with love by Mommy and Daddy
FC: Xander's Big Year 2011-2012
4: Alexander D. Chambers | March 30, 2011 | University of Colorado Hospital | 11:04 am | 6 lbs 15 oz | 19 in
8: Hi Xander, As of now, you are yet to be born. In fact you are laying next to me in your mother’s tummy waiting to take your first breath. It has been a long time coming little buddy, 37 weeks you have been developing and growing; safe and warm inside your mom. Your mom and I wanted nothing more than to create you, and the day we found out you were in there, cells dividing, and systems developing; it felt like we spent that day in the clouds! I’m not gonna lie to you though, it can be tough out here, the world is a strange and random place. You are lucky though, and I’ll tell you why: you are fortunate enough to be born into a great family. You will have the advantage of many many wonderful people who not only love you unconditionally, but they will gladly step in front of the sticks and stones that endeavor to break your bones and hide from your ears the words that attempt to hurt you. It will be from behind this shield of love that you will be able to see all the wonder and beauty in the universe; from the widest reaches of space, to the tiniest microstructure in a cell. There are many amazing things in this world, and I want to teach you about all of them. We are going to go to zoos, museums, mountains restaurants and playgrounds. We will see the triumphs of man’s technology, and the majesty of nature’s slow and steady sculpture. In all likelihood, you will be born tomorrow, and we cannot wait to meet you. I am going to be one proud daddy. It is getting late, and I need to rest up for our meeting tomorrow. I can’t wait little buddy. Your Dad, Micah P.S. I'm also looking forward to watching The Big Bang Theory with you. It's a riot. Bazinga!
9: Xander, Welcome to this crazy thing we call our family. We are all a little crazy in our own way but we are one big, great family. Your dad and I met at a wedding. It was a crazy relationship because we lived in different cities. I lived in Chicago and your dad lived in Denver. At some point we knew that this was something and we decided to move me out to Denver. The rest, as they say, is history. A couple of years after we got married we decided we wanted to have a baby. This is where your story begins. It took some time for me to get pregnant after we made the decision to have a baby. That is OK though, because we would not have you if it took a shorter period of time. The day we found out we were pregnant with you was a wild day. I tested early in the morning and started screaming, which of course woke up your dad. We both started crying and hugging. It was a great morning. The rest of your family was very excited as well. Your Bubbe and Aunt Jessi have been waiting for this day as long as we have. We have a large family, and not all of it is blood related. You have so many aunts and uncles that we love that started as friends. There is Uncle Eric and Aunt Andrea, Aunt Sue, Aunt Amelia, Aunt Terra, Aunt Monyette, Aunt Jill, Uncle Ryan, Uncle Dan, Uncle Joey and more. They are just as much family as Aunt Jessi, Uncle Danny and Aunt Zahava. As I said our family is large, we are also a bit rambunctious. You will learn to talk loud and fast early. Otherwise you might not be heard. We all really do like each other and we have a lot of fun together. We certainly know how to have a good time. We are sitting here at the hospital waiting for you to arrive and let me tell you we are excited. We are ready to meet you. You have been a part of our family for the last 9 months and we have yet to meet you. I don’t know what your dad will say, but I can’t wait to see who you are. Your mom and dad are a bit on the nerdy side so I am curious to see if you are too. Don’t ever be afraid to be yourself. Your mom and dad are exactly who we are and we don’t care what others think. By being that way we are happy. That is what we want above all else for you, to be happy and yourself. As you can see from our family we love everyone for who they are. You are no different. Our goal is to show you that it is best to make up your own mind about life and how you want to live it. We want you to be successful in what you chose to do. Your dad and I strive to do that ourselves and sometimes we succeed and other times, not so much, and that is OK. As I close out this letter I can only think about how the last 9 months have been and how excited I am for the next 50 years or so. Lets rock and roll! Your mom PS Your dad just told me I am more awesome than him. Always remember that!
14: Xander's first teeth broke through on December 23rd and 24th on the way to Chicago
20: The Great Outdoors
21: Let's | EAT