November 14, 2003 Brandon Stanley Duncan Born
August 23 , 2003 Duncanet Football Pool
July 22 , 2003 It's a Boy!!
July 22 , 2003 Ashley's First (official) Haircut
Summer , 2003 Lots going on this Summer
May 26, 2003 Helen Sullivan passes away
21, 2003 Crystal & Ashley travel to
27, 2003 Ashley Duncan turns two
23, 2003 Second child on the way for Doug
16-22, 2003 Family travels to Phoenix
21, 2003 Glenda Scott Passes Away
06, 2003 Doug Lands Job at Qwest
17, 2003 Web Sullivan passes away
November 14, 2003 Brandon Stanley Duncan Born top of page
My name is Brandon Stanley Duncan and I was born at 11:30 PM on Friday, November 14th 2003. The nurse said I was pretty big because I weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and I was 2 weeks early to boot! I'm 20-1/2 inches tall so I am taller than my big sister when she was born. Ha ha.
I really didn't want to come out, but the doctors thought I better because their machine things were not picking up a very good baseline on my heartbeat. Mommy and Daddy and everyone else were very patient at the hospital with me, but I really felt all nice and warm in Mommy and just didn't want to budge.
Mommy wouldn't dilate enough even with the help of special vitamins, so I came out through Mommy's tummy in what they called a C-section. It's a good thing I did, because I was having so much fun playing in Mommy's belly that I tied my umbilical cord in a knot and had it wrapped around my neck twice. That was probably the reason my readings came out funny.
I am very healthy except for low blood sugar, which the nice nurse will monitor for the next several hours. It is probably because I was so big that it is low. Hopefully I won't have to go into ICU, but if I do I will be fine and just have to take more sugar to get my levels right.
Mommy was great during my birth and will be staying at the hospital with me until Monday so she can start to heal the owie in her belly. She did not really want me to come out her belly, but when they found me all wrapped up in my umbilical cord, she is glad that I came out when I did.
We are staying at The Medical Center of Aurora, at 1501 South Potomac Street, Aurora, CO in room 212. The phone number is 303-695-2600 in case you want to give Mommy a call. Daddy went home to get some sleep. We had a whole bunch of family people here I got to meet including Grandma Scott, Great Grandma Debeaux, Grandma & Grandpa Scott, Aunt Trisha, Uncle Chris, Uncle Rodger, and especially my big sister Ashley, who I'm going to have a lot of fun with. They were all so fun.
If you would like to see more pictures of me, please look at my photo album or go to my page.
August 23 , 2003 Duncanet Football Pool top of page
I have set up a 2003-04 NFL football pool on the forums for the this website. I am inviting everyone to play if you would like, and you have the choice to play for fun or money ($10 entry fee if you want to be in the pot). If you are with the IRS, this is of course play money . Here are the links:
All the rules and signup info are on the first link for the Football Pool. You must pick weekly and the entire pot goes to the top 3 winners of the pool (if you chose to get in the pot).
Sign up now because the first game is Thursday, September 4th!!
July 22 , 2003 It's a Boy!! top of page
We went to the Crystals Gynocologist today with several members of Crystal's immediate family to FINALLY find out the sex of our next child. Without question, we are having a boy. Not too much mistaking the ultrasound screens! We are cery excited and are very much looking forward to having a boy. His official name will be Brandon Stanley Duncan, with his middle name named after my father. He has his own page, so check it out for more details and photos. I will keep this updated as I do Ashley's page.
July 22 , 2003 Ashley's First (official) Haircut top of page
Ashley was given her first haircut at a salon today and she was great about it. The barber said that a lot of kids get frightened when they start cutting, but Ashley thought it was great! She sat still the while time and enjoyed the whole thing. She was even looking forward to it before we went. Check out the photo album for a slideshow of some pictures.
Summer , 2003 Lots going on this Summer top of page
Well we are busy busy busy this summer with relatives coming into town, things going on, having a 2-1/2 year old on our hands and expecting another baby this November. Crystal's brother Aaron came to town with his new wife Rosie for a week towards the beginning of July. They also brought their 2 kids (Rosie's from a previous marriage) and the one they are expecting in October. We had a great time with them and it was very nice to Meet Rosie and her 2 kids Jada and Damien.
Crystal had 2 Aunts come into town right after her brother and family left, and was able to meet them for dinner one night before they left town again.
Crystal's Cousin Derrick is in town for a couple months and is staying with his uncle John. He is having a great time and is seeing places he has never seen before like Yellowstone park, Deadwood, SD and Mount Rushmore.
My sister Janet also came into town for a couple days and then made her way to Billings for a few weeks to attend my grandmother's services and to be at the family reunion. She will be back through Denver again on her way back to New York, so that should be fun.
Many other things happening, and Crystal hasn't even had time to turn around or breathe. She's getting closer to the delivery of the baby, so I will have to slow her down a little so the baby does not come early like the last one did. Easier said than done though.
We also want to get together with many of our friends who live in various parts of Denver before the summer's over, but so far we have not had time to yet. This is very different from normal because we like to keep in touch and visit our friends as much as we can, but it's been a crazy year.
05-26-03 Helen Sullivan passes away top of page
Helen passed away Memorial day of this year, and her memories will live on forever. She was a wonderful person and was surrounded and loved by family and friends much of her life. She died of natural causes and was just 3 days shy of her 88th birthday. I have very fond memories growing up with my grandmother always very near. I loved her dearly and will miss her very much, as will the rest of the family. She died in Billings, MT and was surrounded by many family members the last few days of her life. You can read her obituary in the Billings Gazette here. This photo was taken during the family reunion of 2002 in Billings, MT. Services will be held in Billings on July 31st, 2003. E-mail Jere Duncan for more details.
Crystal, Trish, & Ashley travel to Billings top
Crystal, her sister Trisha, and Ashley made a trip to Billings for
a few days to visit with relatives and friends. It was a very nice trip
and she got to take the new minivan out for its first road trip. It
was great timing because she was able to see several family members
who were in town including Sue Duncan, Angi Duncan, Rachel Sullivan,
Phyllis Sullivan, and Kerrie Sullivan. They were also able to see Helen
Sullivan before she passed away, which will be very special to Ashley
later years in her life. Crystal has written up a little info about
the trip on the Events Page.
Ashley Duncan turns two top
you believe it? Ashley is already 2 years old, and not stopping! Crystal
threw a great party for Ashley that was attended by many family and
friends. The theme was Monsters, Inc. and it was very cool. Ashley had
a blast and got tons of stuff. It was also very close to my birthday
(Doug) and our Stepmom (Lucy), so we were also included in the festivities.
I also put together a photo
album of the event.
Second child on the way for Doug & Crystal!! top
found out she was pregnant and we will be parents x 2!! My birthday
is March 22nd, so this was a wonderful birthday gift for me. We are
very excited. The timing is perfect, and the baby is due in November
of this year, which will put Ashley and number 2 about 2-1/2 years apart
in age. We are very excited!! This time around we will find the sex
of the baby, and will post it here as soon as we know. This should be
sometime mid-July. More info here.
Family travels to Phoenix top
Crystal, Ashley, John and Lucy, her father and stepmother, traveled
to Phoenix to visit family and friends for a few days. She has written
about the trip, and there is also a photo album on the Events
Glenda Scott Passes Away top
Glenda Scott, the wife of Mike Scott and mother of Derrick Scott
of Dothan, AL, passed away after a long bout with cancer. She
was a wonderful aunt and will be remembered by all. She is the
sister-in-law of John Scott and she and Mike are the aunt &
uncle to Crystal.
Doug Lands Job at Qwest top
With the sign-of-the-times in this industry, I have yet another job,
making this 5 jobs in 5 years. Not building up much retirement moolah
that way. This might seem surprising, but this is the way the IT industry
operates these days, with all the constant re-sizing going on. I am
very happy just to have a job, because I know they are very tough to
land these days, and I have several friends who can't even find work
in the industry. I took this job before an inevitable layoff with my
last company, AT&T Broadband. They were bought by Comcast and were
undergoing big changes, which included giving about half the company
the boot. Before that I worked at, US West, which was bought by Qwest,
Citibank, CTL Computer, and 2M Company. I worked at 2M for 8 years before
I decided to switch career-paths and go into the IT industry.
Web Sullivan passes away top of page
Sullivan passed away today in Livingston, MT. He was a great person
and was loved by all of his family and friends, which he had many
of. Web will always be remembered by me as a very generous and
giving person, and the one who always had the video camera at
all the family events while I was growing up. Web's wife Phyllis
still lives in Livingston, MT. This photo was taken at the 2001
Family Reunion in Billings, MT.