Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Short tongue-tie

We found out that Otis has a short tongue-tie. So we decided to cut it. This will be done tomorrow. Although we had taken a day to think it over and our doctor opposed to it, it wasn't that hard to come to a decision. What would now be a simple cut, would be a operation when Otis would be 11 years old.

Although it wasn't that hard to make a decision it won't be fun for Otis, so it will be a big day for us tomorrow. We hope that he'll be able to drink better after the cut. That would give Ester some more night rest. Although Otis had once slept 5 hours in a row, he didn't repeat that afterwards.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Thursday evening Ester en Otis were back home. Ester is still physically and mentally tired of the child birth. Monday I will go to work for a few days, maybe a week. After that I'll take more vacation to support Ester.

For those who want to visit us: when everything is setteld we will choose a few days for visits, so our agenda won't be full of visits for the rest of 2009.

What I forgot to mention about Otis: There's also a company called Otis. It was named after the inventor of a safety device for elevators and founder of the company. It's the largest elevator company in the world. So if you are going to step in an elevator or a escalator there's a big chance you might see the name of our son.

Otis is born

Hello y'all. Here's a quick post to tell you all that we've got a son. The delivery was long and harder than with Isabel. Unfortunately it ended with a Cesarian, just like the first time. Ester will be in hospital with Otis until friday. Otis was born on monday 17:08 and weight 3965 grams and really a cute little thing.

Now for the name. As you all now we always have fun coming up with a few names. His full name is Otis Nemo Atreyu. We came with Otis after watching a documentary about soul music. So a you guessed, we got the name from Otis Redding. Nemo does not refer to that fish or captain Nemo of Jule Verne, but to Little Nemo in Slumberland, a very old comic from the early 1900s. It's about a boy that had the wildest dreams and it made a lasting impression on me. Atreyu is the hero in the book/movie The NeverEnding Story, which Ester read and watched. So Otis second and third name are from youthful heroes from our youth.

Pictures of Otis on