Introducing: Cal Viking Waldow

by DJ Waldow on June 8, 2012 · 12 comments

A week ago today, Eva became a big sister.

On June 1, 2012 at 2:08PM MT, Cal Viking Waldow was born.

As you can imagine, Kristina and I are thrilled. Some days Eva is really excited too. Other days, she could care less. From what I understand, that’s pretty typical for a 2-year-old. I can’t blame her though. Newborns are not really that exciting, right? Sleep. Eat. Poop. Pee. Eat. Sleep. Eat. Poop. Repeat.

We are quickly adjusting to life as a family of four. Honestly, I’m not sure how people with more than two children do it (I’m looking at you, Jenn).

Any advice from parents of 2 or more children? We’re all ears!

About The Name: Cal Viking

Many people have asked about the name.

Cal is not short for Calvin nor is it related to the State of California … even though we’ll be moving there in 3 weeks. Speaking of Cal/California, Kristina landed a job at Stanford. For those college football fans out there – Cal/Stanford aka “The Big Game.” Oops. I keep telling Kristina that it won’t matter as both Cal and Eva will be attending Michigan (Go Blue!). As it turns out, we decided on Cal about 8 years ago. Kristina and I were at a family friend’s house and their son’s name was Cal. We loved it and agreed if we ever had a son, his name would be Cal. Keep in mind that we had only been dating a few years at that point. Good thing it all worked out!

As far as Viking, it has nothing to do with this Viking, though we love to cook and plan on someday owning a Viking Range. Nor does it have anything to do with these Vikings as I’m a die-hard NY Giants fan! Kristina’s family is Norwegian, so Viking is more closely related to these  Vikings (Norsemen). Viking is the middle name of Kristina’s brother, Jon-Erik. It was also her grandfather and great-grandfather’s middle name.

So there you have it.

Welcome to this world, Cal Viking Waldow – my little man.

DJ Waldow
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Karen Baglin
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Dude!! Adorable baby boy:)  Love his name & its explanation. Big props to Kristina for working, having a son & landing a new job all at the same time.  She just may be Wonder Woman;-)  Hope your new family of four and Waldow Social love CA!


And, for what it is worth...... so far, he looks EXACTLY like DJ did as a newborn, and should be blonde soon, when his new hair comes in.  He is VERY cute (saw him two weeks ago) and is the sweetest little baby-- quite an eater too.  Eva is darling with him, when she isn't busy breast feeding her own "baby."  Nice job DJ & K.  xxxx


I wish you all the best with your lovely new baby boy and with your move to California. Thanks for letting me stopped by.


So excited for you, DJ. Cal is absolutely beautiful! I wish you all the best with your lovely new baby boy and with your move to California. Sounds like lots of excitement in the Waldow household. Congrats to K on her new position. Love to all the Family Waldow.


Boy is that kid CUTE!


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 @wwaldow Thanks Dad! We can't wait for you to meet him!

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