Friday, January 13, 2017

My Beautiful Sagan Neptoon Kroll is ONE!

It's been quite a while since I posted on here. I really do miss it but with two boys it's hard to find the time to do so. But I couldn't resist posting here about my youngest son Sagan. He will be turning one in a few weeks and I really don't know where the time has gone.

I had just a wonderful pregnancy with Sagan. We were so thrilled to find out we were expecting again. It was in our plans but we took our time so we could enjoy our family of three and did some travelling. During my second pregnancy I worked most of the year while my son was in his first year of school.

When I was about 32 weeks pregnant my ob felt that Sagan would be born breech and began to prepare me mentally for a breech vaginal birth. I live on the beautiful island of Curacao which is a Dutch Caribbean island. Many of the gynecologists are trained in breech birth as they are in Holland so it was a good option for me since I had delivered my first son vaginally.

And so the day came when I had really a perfect breech vaginal birth and I got to meet my beautiful son Sagan for the first time. Yes we named him after the late and great Carl Sagan. My mom was here with us for the first 2 months and she made life so easy for me. When she left I really felt the shock and developed a bit of anxiety. Our wonderful nanny moved into our little apartment downstairs and she has been the biggest help for me.

Sagan was really a wonderful baby though. He nursed really well and slept well in his bassinet. When he was 3-4 months he was more wakeful and I used his trusty swing to help him nap which worked great. He started rolling by 4 months and at 5 months I used a gentle sleep training approach called the Happy Sleeper. He and I were on the same page and after 2 days he was going to sleep on his own for naps and bedtime. He was quite the chubby baby at 6 months. We took our first trip at this time to Canada to visit our families. We also celebrated my eldest son Darwin's 5th birthday at my mom's home which was such a blast. He had also had a birthday party with his friends before our trip.

The next 6 months were even more fun. At 7 months Sagan loved to sit and play with his toys. And at 8 months he grew 4 teeth and was eating everything like a pro. By 9 months Sagan was crawling and enjoying being mobile but loved to get to his mat where he could sit and enjoy his toys. By 10 months he added many more words to his vocabulary. But his favourites were still dada and mama. His new favourite word though was Darwin. I could tell that he had developed a strong fondness for his big brother. At almost one year Sagan has 6 teeth and loves to eat, sleep and play! What baby doesn't?!  He especially likes to be at home with his family and loves visits from his dear Uncle Rish. He loves to go for rides to pick up his brother from school and stops to our favourite restaurant, Boosty, for lunch. Over the Xmas holidays he grew quite attached to his Grandma and loved to have a fun visit from his Auntie Rhea.

For his first birthday, I've planned the most beautiful party for him thanks to Pinterest. We will be hosting the party for our dear friends at our house in the front yard. This morning we dropped Darwin off to school and delivered all of the birthday invitations to our friends. They are handmade with love.

My family is complete and I couldn't be happier. I live on a paradise island with the love of my life and our two most precious little boys. Plus we have a fancy ride and a big and cozy home that we have made our own. Having my dear sweet Sagan has made my life complete.