In January, Becky was in her fifth month of her very boring pregnancy. She was mostly over the nausea and was just enjoying the anticipation. Becky turned 27, and we had a fun bowling birthday party for her, and I helped organize a get together of Gordon College computer science alums.
In February, we could feel “the baby” kicking for the first time! Becky threw an Olympics party for the winter Olympics in Torino. We got our first camcorder. And we visited Montreal.
In March, we went to a Pseudo-St. Pat’s Party at Jenny‘s, and we got our new Mac mini.
Becky had her baby shower. My family’s dog, Beaux, died. We said goodbye to Becky’s Papa.
In May, Becky worked her last day at the Otis House and became a SAHM! We did a lot of reorganizing and purging. We watched “the baby”‘s due date pass by. Finally, on Memorial Day weekend, Catherine Elinor Wood made her dramatic arrival into this world.
In June, Catherine was finally able to come home from the hospital. She had spent two weeks as the guest of Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston and Beverly Hospital here in our home town. Shortly thereafter, we took her on her first trip to Taco Bell. Catherine had a lot of visitors this month – Grandma and Grandpa Wood, the Farnhams and the Woods. By the end of the month, Catherine had grown by two pounds and one inch since birth!
In July, we carted Catherine down to Boston for Harborfest, up to York, Maine for dinner with the Rainvilles, down for her first trip to Martha’s Vineyard, out to Pennsylvania for Johanna’s wedding.
In August, we did Beverly Homecoming. We also took another trip down to the Vineyard, this time with the Rainvilles. Catherine and I got to see our first Grand Illumination. We took trips to Long Hill and the USS Friendship, and had dinner at Lynch Park.
In September, we went to David Lee‘s wedding. We got to see some cool ships at the Gloucester Schooner Festival. We took Catherine on her first trip to the Museum of Science. We attended Beverly Hospital’s special care nursery birthday party and Art and Leanne’s wedding. Becky and I finally jumped on the bandwagon and purchased an Xbox so that we could play Dance Dance Revolution at home. At four months old, Catherine was 16 pounds nine ounces and 26 inches long!
In October, Becky had her first experience with general anesthesia in a successful operation to remove three cysts from one of her ovaries. We went to see the Topsfield Fair Parade and to Gordon College Homecoming. We changed Catherine’s diaper in many interesting locations on our trip out to Ohio and Toronto. On that trip, we finally got to meet Michelle! Becky and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. Catherine also celebrated her first Halloween, and joined us for several Halloween parties.
In November, we slept through the Danvers chemical plant explosion, even though we were just two miles away. We also celebrated our first Thanksgiving with Catherine!
In December, we spent the first weekend on a trip to western Mass with Bob, Leah, Lucas, and Jeremy. We visited Boston’s new ICA with Mark. The month was fairly busy with preparations for Christmas, which culminated in our week-long Christmas event!
It was indeed a good year, and of course it will surely go down as one of the most memorable with Catherine’s arrival.
And now, we wish you a happy 2007!