Baby O has arrived

When you have a grandma with a blog, you get your pictures posted rather than put in a wallet. I received a phone call from baby o’s dad at 3 am Saturday morning. Catching the first ferry at 7:05 am I arrived at the Duncan hospital just in time to smile upon Coen Young O. (7 LB 1 OZ) as he was bundle into blankets and passed back to his mom.

Coen is definitely  a cuddle bug.

And here is another photo taken a few hours later.

And this is my favourite photo of dad and baby.

Baby O is doing great and so are mom and dad.

If by chance I don’t get my post up tomorrow, I hope you understand. My normal blogging schedule shall resume soon.

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33 thoughts on “Baby O has arrived

  1. Welcome to the world baby O, with a Grandma like Terrill you will be treated to the most creative energy you will find.

    Congratulation! Terrill, And Mom and Dad! Way to go!

    Yes Terrill, we will forgive you for not being on schedule !

    • Thanks Jeff on all counts! I got home last night and will get into the swing of things for next week. Though I think I might post some faces that Coen makes for us to enjoy tomorrow while we wait for me to get some painting down.

    • I know Laurie! And you were part of letting us know when he might be born. On my last visit Josie and Ryan asked if I wanted to guess when baby o would arrive. I said “well, according to my numerology forecast report which Laurie did I would guess on or near February 18th. Here is what it said….

      Much time may be needed to take care of the needs of a family member or close friend on or about February 18th.

      Coen was born at 9:05 am o February 19th. That is good enough of a match for me 🙂

      Now I need to go back to your posts and figure out again how to do the numerology for his life path.

    • Thanks Monti! I am only a small part of creating a large circle of energy around Coen. His parents live on a private school campus with 400 students plus staff. It is like a small town. Food is dropped off. Everyone is smiling and waving hello. Big cheers went up from the outdoor pursuit group which got a cell phone call to announce his birth while they were snow camping. The girls in the house where Josie is also an assistant house parent brought a big poster sign down and tapped it to the window of the suit that said “welcome home baby o” and had been signed by all the girls in the house. It was fun and overwhelming to have these two teenage girls giggling and putting up the sign before running off so they didn’t disturb anyone. Josie asked me what the sign said. For some reason, it was this event that had me in tears trying to tell her.

      There is so much support and love in such a warm and caring this little community. It is a great place for Coen to call home as he comes into the world.

    • Thanks Kathy! Coen is a warm relaxed cuddly being at this point and I get the sense that he might just be that way.

      Oh, by the way every one – Coen is a boy. One of my friends asked me if the baby was a grandson. I realized I had not provided that particular detail.

  2. Congrats to you along with Mom and Dad! Enjoy the time with him. How wonderful for you!

    My first memory: Of the bedroom I slept in when I was 2 or 3. My Mom didn’t believe me, until I describe it to her quite accurately, if from a low-to-the-ground perspective. 🙂

    • Thanks Kat. I came home on the evening ferry last night. I got an email early this morning saying everything is going well. They are all doing great. Thanks for sharing your first memory too.

      One of my first memories is crawling through a fence and having a big range bull charge at me and our dog heading him off while mom grabbed me. Mom says I was about one and a half. I can still vividly remember this scene but for some reason it is in black and white. My second memory is falling in the lake while I tried to follow my dad out onto a narrow part of the dock. He had asked me to wait while he went to get something. I decided to go anyway using the back of our lab dog for support. Of course his back swayed and into the lake I went. I remember coming to the surface screaming, dad grabbing me running to the house for my mom who was on her way out to me as she heard my wailing. My brother was a baby, so it was the summer I turned two. This memory is in colour.

  3. Conratulations Terrill and all…did this arrival have anything to do with the long hike to the boulders last weekend? Perhaps the mysterious thunder rocks are Coen’s first memories…he was almost here and we do have in-utero memories…a lovely healthy happy family…be well…

    • Liz thank you and I don’t know if it had anything to do with the hike as he was sitting awfully low before we event went. I think he was just ready to join us. Speaking of in-utero memories, the first morning Coen was home and he was two days old, his mom made her regular smoothie for breakfast. I was cuddling the baby. She asked me if he did anything. He didn’t even notice. He has been hearing that sound since he has been able to hear. We decided he would just think it was time for some good tasting things for breakfast.

    • Thanks Daisy. I am home now and will treasure forever the extra special opportunity to have been with them for those first three days. A rare gift that one doesn’t always get to have even with careful planning. Good luck was on our side this time.

  4. Oh what a celebration and memory! Lucky you
    I don’t think Gramma is the list of things for me in this life – so I got a puppy! Zip gave Coen a wee bark!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures

    • Patricia baby everything – including puppies are wonderful. There are a lot of people I know who are deciding not to have children. Then again, a lot have decided to have children just in their early 30s instead of early 20s. I feel very fortunate to now have three grandchildren. We have a collection of eight children so it still not a large number. We live in strange and uncertain times. I trust that people are making the best decisions they can with what we know at this time. Sometimes that means not having children.

      On a very personal level, even though I respect their decision, I feel very sad for people who choose not to have children when they have the means and capacity to love and care for another human being. I hope they don’t get to the age of 60 and wonder what was the point of their life. If they get to 60 years old and say to themselves – this was the right decision for me… then I believe it likely was. I make this statement from a very bias position having raised two children as a single parent and finding deep pleasure in making decision for reasons that were far greater than my wants or even my needs. Don’t get me wrong – there was always a place for what mattered to me too… my children just gave me an experience of value-added goodness.

      Then there is being a grandmother. I rarely buy “things” for my grandchildren. My gift to them is my time which still isn’t frequent but a deep connection when we get the chance. I tend not to fuss but rather hang out with this other special human being. I would rather bring a hug and a walk down a road or a hiking trail than a toy. Odd I know but babies and children really don’t need things. What they need is love and knowing that you believe in them and they can count on you. Of course, dry warm shelter, quality food and access to medical care, along with a good education are good “things” to have. But the rest of the “things”are luxury items and sometimes even get in the way of plain old loving interaction.

  5. A is for angel, sent from above,
    B is for baby, smothered with love,
    C is for cute as cute can be
    D is for diapers and changing them for me
    E is for everything baby and more
    F is for father walking the floor
    G is for glad you are finally here
    H is for hiccups that are funny and dear
    I is for icky sticky messing
    J is for Jesus and His blessing
    K is for kisses and kindness and keep
    L is for Love, so wide and deep
    M is for Mommy and her loving arms
    N is for Never coming to harm
    O is for oat cereal and later Cheerios
    P is for precious little fingers and toes
    Q is for quiet, baby is sleeping
    R is for relatives, always come peeping
    S is for sleep, but not for your folks
    T is for tub and all those long soaks
    U is for unconditional as in love from your parents
    V is for very active as you will soon merit
    W is for wakeful, watchful and wise
    X is for the Xtra special light you brought to our eyes
    Y is for you – who is as bright as the sun
    Z is for zest of living that you gave us, little one

    • Sam I was reading the comments to this blog post to Josie while she was nursing the baby and I was telling her a bit about each person as we went along. After I read your comment she said “wow! sounds like he must have wrote this poem right after having a baby of his own.” Lovely gift. Thank you 🙂

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    • Tina you are going to love him! Hopefully you all get to see him soon. We keep thinking his mouth sometimes looks a little like Arrows. I am posting some baby faces tomorrow and hope you can drop by and have a look and see what you think.

    • Thanks Itaya! And what a wonderful new world is here to welcome him. So much good energy connecting with him in his immediate space and around the world. He is definitely going to be a global child. He lives on an international campus with 400 students and staff that come from all over the world. Plus, there are all of you who are connected through me. Seems like the perfect beginnings for a global citizen.

  7. Congratulations to all. And especially to Coen for selecting such a wonderful family.
    How fast can I knit a finger pupper. I definately feel motivated. He’s adorable!
    Hmm, my first memory? I remember peeking out into a freezing cold world through a fuzzy yellow scarf. I think I was on my way to kindergarten. Memories before that? I’m sure there here somewhere–I just have to search for them. : )
    I know where you’ll be this week. I look forward to getting together with you some time in the future.
    All the best.
    Please give Coen an extra hug for me.

    • Leanne, I did give Coen the beautiful sweater you knit and let them know the finger puppet will follow. Thank yo so much for all your kind wishes. More hugs will be given on my next visit in a couple of weeks.

  8. Terrill – According to my calculations, Coen is a wonderful Life Path 7. Now, if you send me a side email ( that contains Coen’s FULL name (exactly as it appears on his birth certificate) and then tell me what they’re calling him (his everyday name), I would like to gift Coen with a personality chart.

    So for instance: My name exactly as it appears on my birth certificate is Laurie Jean Hunter. My everyday name is Laurie Buchanan (unless, of course, I’m in trouble and then it’s Laurie Jean Hunter Buchanan!)

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