S: McAlmonds November 2002- April 2005
BC: The End
FC: The beginning of our family
1: This is the story of how love created a family.
7: New Years Day 2003: Brunch at Shenanigans | Monica, Pat, & Helen, Lisa, Debbie & Dan, KC & Scott, Christina & Nate
8: Kayleigh's First Pictures!
9: She was growing- but I was showing!
10: Auntie KC threw us our first baby shower.
12: 2002 June 23rd- We are pregnant! July 2nd- We see a heartbeat on sonogram. August 8th- Week long bed rest- but everything will be fine. October 8th- It's a girl!! Due Date: February 22 | 2003 January 17th- Baby Shower thrown by Auntie KC Last week of January- Dr. confirmed baby is head down and ready to go! February 7th- Baby Shower at Kaiser February 19th- Dr appt today- things are progressing so he stripped the membranes- no turning back now! At Kaiser Mommy received a raise and got to meet her new boss- all with contractions!
13: February 20th 2003 4:38am Kayleigh Josephine McAlmond arrives! Weight: 7lbs 11 oz Length: 20 in | We both went home early and did lots of walking to help the process along. 11:30 pm contractions are 5 mins about for over an hour. Hospital advised to stay at home as long as possible. February 20th- 12:15am water breaks and we head to the hospital! 2:45am we get the epidural hooked up... whew! 3:00am family is called to let them know baby is on her way!
14: We had many visitors at the hospital- friends and family flocked to see the new addition.
15: Everyone was amazed at how alert and aware Kayleigh seemed to be.
16: The best cuddler!
17: So sweet and cute!
37: 2003 Kayleigh's First Christmas
50: May 2004
70: Hello All! No surprise that 2004 has been quite a busy year for us. Kayleigh turned one in February and has been non stop ever since! She's talking, walking and singing every moment of the day. She's really been more excited about Christmas this year- she loves Rudolph and Frosty and could watch those movies over and over. She's been doing good at daycare, her school as we call it, and will be moving to the bigger kids class in January. She's begun potty training and is becoming quite a little girl instead of a baby. And speaking of babies our little boy is due the end of April- then we will really know the definition of busy!! We're not sure Kayleigh understands about the baby- but she will often talk, sing and pat Christina's belly. She's even taken a bottle and binky and 'gave them' to the baby by putting them up against Mommy's tummy. We know she will be a great big sister and help us out a lot. Nate and Christina has been busy themselves this year. Christina graduated college with a degree in Social Science and started a new job within Kaiser as a Sr. Business Consultant in a systems training department, which means she trains on some of Kaiser's computer systems. She is enjoying the job- but switching to four 10 hour days is challenging (especially when pregnant). Nate is working hard as the Director of I.T. and is busy making vast improvements to their computer structure to save costs and improve efficiencies. He's also taken up golfing and is continuing to advance his game. Thanks to all the love and support you all have given us through this year and we wish you and your family the best for 2005. Love to all, Christina, Nate & Kayleigh McAlmond | Winter 2004
77: February- Days to play with Daddy and help potty train your toys!
78: Kayleigh had a great time in the sun (very rare in March). She made sandcastles and played ball. We only drove in for the day- but enjoyed every minute!
79: Our family traveled to Lincoln City Beach in March 2005. We all loved the sun.
86: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | Baby Shower for Trent- we are all so excited the big day is coming soon. We can't wait to meet him!