S: Owen Douglas Walter 2009-2010
FC: Owen 2009-2010
1: ~ Our first view ~ | Your first ultrasound was on April 24th, 2009. Mommy and Daddy were so excited that you would be here to see us in December. | Ultrasound #2 came on July 20th, 2009. We found out you were nice and healthy. We decided to wait to see if you were a boy or girl.
2: Miracle in the Making | 3 months | 4 Months | 6 Months | 5 Months | 7 Months
3: Mommy and Daddy did lots of traveling while you were in the making. We made sure to get pictures every month so we could remember how you grew. The first time we felt you move was during the 5th month. | 9 Months | 8 Months
4: Cars & Trucks or Ribbons & Bows | Your baby shower was November 7th, at the Clarion American Legion.
5: What she is having nobody knows!! | All the girls in the family helped to make this a special day.
6: Bringing home all the gifts was the fun part. Daddy didn't get to see things at the shower. When Mommy got home we got everything out and looked at it again.
7: Setting up the Nursery
8: ~ Waiting for you ~ | Mommy and Daddy headed to the hospital at 9:30 p.m on December 12th, your due date. We were only there a few minutes & Mommy's water broke. We called your family & told them they better come to the hospital. | last pregnant picture
9: Daddy would come out and keep everyone updated. | He was relieved to tell everyone you were here.
10: It's a Boy! | Owen Douglas Walter
11: Date: December 13th, 2009 Time: 4:07am Weight: 7lb 9oz Length: 22in
12: This is our first family picture together. You didn't look very happy to see us.
13: After you were born, Daddy stayed with you. He watched while the nurse measured your weight & length.
14: Grammy | Papa | Grandma Jeanne | Grandpa Jack | Grandma Lu | Grandpa Doug
15: Kelsi | Aunt Paula | Aunt Toni | Aunt Nana | Grandma Great | Grandpa Great | Aunt Misty | Everyone waited all night to finally meet you.
16: Hospital Days | Mommy & Daddy had a lot to learn the first couple of days like, feeding & burping, changing your diapers, and giving you baths. | Mommy is changing your first dirty diaper. What a sticky mess. There were many more to come.
17: We took so many pictures the first days in the hospital; we didn't want to miss a single face you made. | Dr. Matson was Mommy's doctor. He delivered you. | Papa gave you your first baseball in the hospital
18: First Bath | Mommy and Daddy gave you your first bath while you were still in the hospital. The nurse showed us how to keep you nice and clean.
19: Going Home | We finally took you home on December 15th. We took some family pictures before we left.
21: Welcome Home | The kids were not allowed to come to the hospital and see you. They couldn't wait until you were home!
22: The next day we took a family picture for our Christmas cards. You were a little trooper.
23: We needed a picture of you by yourself for the card. The picture with the deer skull was Daddy's idea...surprise, surprise!
24: H | T | A | B | You have always loved the water. You cried a little bit during your first couple baths. You loved it from then on.
25: E | m | i | T
26: Christmas Eve | We always have Christmas on Christmas Eve at Grammy and Papas house. This was the ugliest tree they have ever had!
27: at the Judy's | First we all go to church. Then we get home, we eat dinner, and open gifts. It makes for a long night. You had you first bottle at Grammy's house | Your first bottle
28: My First | The first thing we did Christmas morning was open gifts at home. Santa put fun stuff in your stocking.
29: Christmas | Christmas | You were so small you fit in your stocking!
30: Christmas with Walter's
31: On Christmas Day we see all your Grandparents. We start with Grandma Jeanne & Grandpa Jack. We see all the rest at Grandma & Grandpa Great's house.
32: First Photos When you were about 2 weeks old we went shopping in Erie. While we were there, we stopped for a few pictures of our new baby.
33: ~ 1 Month Old ~ So far so good! You are doing everything right. Eating, sleeping, & pooping. You weigh 8.9 lbs & are 23 inches long.
34: Shh... | Baby Sleeping
35: ~ 2 Months Old ~ Week 5 was rough, but week 6 you started sleeping through the night. You weigh 11.8 lbs & are 24 inchs long, you are such a happy baby.
36: Sometimes you just need a good cry!
37: You had to go see Dr. Kamel a lot when you were just tiny. They would check your weight and length. Of course, they always said you were perfect. | First Band- Aid | Time to see the doctor
39: 10 tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes | First nap in your crib
40: Max & Mia | Max & Mia didn't know what to think when we brought you home. It took them a month or so to warm up to you. You guys have been best buds ever since.
41: ~ 3 Months Old ~ Mommy had to go back to work when you were 3 months old. You started to go to Nikki's house; you love going to the baby sitter.
42: State College Basketball Championships 2010
43: 1st ~ Swimming ~ Every year we go to State College for the state basketball games. This was your first trip. We went swimming while we were there. At 3 months old you weren't too sure of the water.
44: Here you are with Daddy, at State College, taking a shower. You can tell this isn't your first shower. You have always loved getting in the water! | Shower Time
45: ~ 4 Months Old ~ You started pulling yourself up on your elbows this month. You are 14.7 lbs & 26 1/2 inches long.
46: Happy | We woke you up early on Easter morning. | You found your first Easter egg under your pillow.
47: Easter with Grandma Jeanne & Grandpa Jack included a nice breakfast & trip to their house for Easter baskets. | Easter | April 4th, 2010
48: You were baptized at St. Joseph's in Lucinda. Aunt Paula and Uncle Roddy are your God parents. | St. Joseph Church April 17,2010
52: Hanging out at home
53: ~ 5 Months old ~ This month you started to eat rice cereal, fruits, & veggies. You didn't like it too much in the beginning.
54: Cereal, what is that?
55: When your learning to eat | It's hard to be neat | When you started eating, everything ran out of your mouth. It didn't take long for you to catch on. Your first food was rice cereal. Your first veggie was sweet potatoes, they ened up being your favorite. Then we tried peas, they were your least favorite.
56: ~ 6 Months old ~ In June you got your first tooth. You weigh 18 lbs & are 28 inches long. This was the start of summer days with Daddy.
57: We vacation every year in Canada. You needed a passport card to be able to go along. These are all the tries at getting a good picture.
58: Outer Banks 2010 | This was your 1st trip to the beach with the Wolbert's; around 30 of us share a beach house for a week.
59: Everyday we would get ready and go to the beach by 10:00. Daddy would set up your tent and umbrella. Then we would spend the rest of the day playing in the water and sand. You would eat your lunch and nap on the beach; you loved it!
62: BEACH BUMS | Dipping your toes in the ocean for the 1st time.
65: Daddy would carry your bath tub to the beach everyday. You would sit and play for hours.
66: Walks on the Beach | At night we would go for walks to the pier and back. You would always fall asleep during the walk.
67: When we got back from our walk one night, Grandpa Jack was waiting to take pictures.
68: We usually take an evening and drive out to the town of Manteo.
69: After dinner we walked around town. We stopped for pictures along the water.
70: Hanging at the beach house | We had a biker night. Everyone put on head rags and temporary tatoos. You even joined in at 6 months old.
71: You loved the beach, playing in the house, and going out for dinner. You didn't seem to mind what went on during the day.
72: We had lots of fun this summer. We spent our days with family. You went for rides with Daddy on Grandpa Doug's lawn mower and took trips to Aunt Toni's camp on the river. When we were at the river everyone wanted to see your first tooth. | Fun in the Sun
73: ~ 7 Months Old ~ | You started to creep this month. First you made it up on your elbows and then to your knees. You are just about ready to crawl.
74: 4th of July You saw two sets of fireworks on the 4th. First in Clarion with Grammy and Papa. Then in State College with Grandma Jeanne and Grandpa Jack.
75: Gettysburg July 16th-18th We went on a weekend trip to Gettysburg with Grammy, Papa & Aunt Paula. We went on tours of battle fields, haunted houses, and a ghost walk. You couldn't even tell we had a baby with us. You were so good.
76: Before starting to crawl, you pulled yourself up on your hands and knees. You thought you were big stuff! It wouldn't be long until you started to crawl! | Starting to Crawl
77: ~ 8 Months Old ~ You were very busy in August. Aunt Amy, Kenzie, & Carter came to visit, we went to Canada, and you started to crawl.
78: Lake Nipissing 2010 | You made your 1st trip to Canada. We couldn't wait to show you Camp La Plage.
80: We always take a day & go for a picnic on an island. Daddy cooks us hamburgers & we just hang out for the afternoon
82: Hooked on fishing
84: We would spend hours each day out in the boat fishing. The water was really shallow so Daddy had to push us sometimes. You loved it!
87: ~ 9 Months Old ~ | We had your pictures taken this month. You had started crawling; it was hard to keep you still. You weigh 21.4 lbs and are 30 inches long.
88: Clarion University | Fall 2010 You started going to swimming lessons at 9 months old. You learned to love the water.
89: Swimming Lessons | You took lessons with your cousin Eve.
90: ~ 10 Months Old ~ You started to walk this month. Once you started, there was no stopping you. You became a very busy boy.
91: Piles of Smiles | Fall 2010
92: ALF 2010 | You loved your 1st trip to ALF. We took you on a fire truck ride and came to the parade.
95: 2 | 0 | l | 0 | "We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz."
96: ~ First Pumpkin ~ Mommy & Daddy helped you carve your first pumpkin, it was a skull. Your favorite part was eating the pumpkin.
98: ~ 11 Months Old ~ You were running by this point. We told everyone this month that you were going to be a big brother.
99: Happy Thanksgiving | Your first Thanksgiving was an interesting one. You didn't feel good for a few days, on Thanksgiving it got worse. You decided not to eat or drink all day. Then we ended up in the ER for you to get an IV, it made you feel better.