S: Boy Oh Boy Gage!
FC: Gage Liam Eldridge | 8-8-12
1: Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
2: Mommy had her second baby shower on August 5th and was getting ready for my arrival with the help of Daddy. I still had about 4 weeks before I was due for arrival on Labor Day, September 3, 2012. I got word that my Mommy and Daddy had done our pre-registration at the hospital August 7th, so I decided this was my chance. I needed to see all my new gifts from the shower! Today would be the first of many well planned opportunities to change my parent’s plans. At 2:00 in the morning August 8th I let my Mommy know what a real contractions was like. Mommy wasn’t sure if it was just braxton hicks or the real thing so she didn’t wake Daddy. Mommy just went and sat in my room and looked at the big mess she had to organize from the baby shower! Daddy finally got up at 4:00 in the morning to get ready for work and asked Mommy what she was doing, “I think I’m having a baby!” she said. | She told Daddy to get ready for work and she would call the doctor in 1 hour to see what they should do. One hour later Daddy called the doctors answering service and told them what was happening. Dr. George called back within a few minutes and advised Mommy to relax, drink water and shower and then see she how she feels. Mommy couldn’t relax at this point, she was to excited to meet me! Mommy and Daddy spent the next few hours running around packing, doing laundry, installing my car seat and charging the camera! After a shower Mommy called Grammy Hoban and told her she thought she was having a baby, Grammy said go to the doctor now so she could start the 5 hour drive if I was really coming. Around 8:15am we left for the doctors office and were sent to the hospital after seeing the midwife. I was on my way! | Story of my birth
3: At the hospital everyone asked what our birth plan was and Mommy said just take it as it comes...so I gave her something to remember! Mommy ate lunch and though she would relax a little in the hot tub, but I had ants in my pants and really wanted out. After about 30minutes in the hot tub Mommy got out and I decided it was really time. I popped my water bed to let everyone know it was time to take me serious! Mommy was then 100% sure of what a real contraction felt like. My mommy loves me so much already she didn’t want to take any medications that would effect me so she was strong and was able to hang in there! Once Mommy made it back into bed, that when my real trip out started. Mommy did great and didn’t yell at Daddy to much! She pushed me out in about 45mins and I only forgot some of my furniture behind that mommy would have to work on getting rid of. | The nurses and doctor were very quick to get me wiped up and in Mommy’s arms. Daddy tried to cut my cord, but it was a little rubbery so it took him a couple of tries. Mommy just stared at me and kept telling me how much she loved me, I’ll tell her the same once I learn this whole talking business! Everyone thought I was perfect, except that I had a cone head from the trip out (don’t worry it went away!) Mommy, Daddy and all my visitors gave me tons of kisses and I already knew I’m going to be one luck boy!
4: Gage Liam Eldridge | August 8, 2012 | 7 Pounds,7 Ounces | 20 Inches | 4:21 pm | Maine General Hospital, Waterville Maine
6: Your delivery doc: Aimee Glidden DO MPH | 8-8-12 Wednesday, Waterville Maine: Temp 86 Top Songs: 1. Phillip Phillips- Home; 2. Flo Rida- Whistle President: Barack Obama; Vice: Joe Biden | Year 1 *8-8-12 4:21 36 weeks 1 day...GAGE! 7 lbs 7 oz 21 inches *8-10-12 bring home baby *8-12-12 Home visiting nurse- 6 lbs 14 oz *8-21-12 Dr. Michael Ross Husson Pediatrics - 6 lbs 12 oz *8-23-12 Husson Pediatrics - 7 lbs 1 oz, 20 3/4 inches *8-30-12 Husson Pediatrics 7 lbs 15 oz *9-2-12 first bottle with dad *9-11-12 tried a binki *10-8-12 2 months - 12 lbs, 23 1/2 inches *11-2-12 12 weeks old 12 lbs 14 oz *11-5-12 started to do soft laugh when happy; waiting for the giggle! *11-19-12 noticed you have hands & put them in you mouth a lot *12-1-12 saw Santa *12-11-12 First giggle and Momma got it on camera!! *12-13-12 4 month 15 lbs 50%, 26 inches 83%, head 41.8 cm 35%. 4 shots, first time sleeping all night, but only lasted a few night December 2012 interested in peoples hands and faces *1-5-13 first giggle for Dadda *1-14-13 sick with croup *1-25-13 conjunctivitis and right ear infection 16 lbs 5 oz *2-2-13 first solid- Banana *2-6-13 16 lbs 11 oz *2-9-12 sweet potatoes *2-11-12 6 months 17 lbs 4 oz 46%, 27 inches 70%, head 44.2 cm 62% *2-12-13 Turkey, 2-13-13 Peas, 2-14-13 Ham, 2-16-13 pears *2-17-13 left ear infection *2-24-13 chicken, 2-25-13 carrots, 2-26-13 avocado, 2-28-13 blueberry *3-1-13 almost 7 months; first roll over from belly to back; cantaloupe *3-22-13 moved into your own room *3-30-13 rolled back to belly to back
7: *3-31-13 Easter 18 lbs 4 oz *4-8-13 8 months scooting backwards *4-23-13 sleeping through the night (12-13 hours!) *5-7-13 9 months 19 lbs 10 oz 37%, 28 3/4 inch 69%, head 45.7 cm 63% *5-7-13 9 months started feeding your self *5-19-13 stood up holding onto wagon *5-26-13 said Mamma 5-28-13 1st tooth #25 lower right central incisor *5-31-13 crawling *6-7-13 said Dadda *6-10-13 pulled yourself from sitting to standing *6-22-13 2nd tooth #24 lower left central incisor *6-23-13 first wave buh bye to Grammy *7-23-13 first hair cut *8-8-13 First birthday | HEARING TEST 8-9-12
8: 8-14-12 6 days old
9: Time to go home | visits with Nora | 8-10-12
10: 6 days | Look at me GROW | 10 MONTHS
11: one month | 1 YEAR
12: Pug | Love
13: Mail 8-10-12 | bath 8-19-12 | binky 9-11-12 | big boy chair 10-23-12 | bottle 9-2-12 | nap in big boy bed 9-9-12 | Thanksgiving 11-22-12 | shots 12-13-12 | New Year 1-1-13 | shower | banana 2-2-13 | ice cream 5-16-13
15: Children reinvent your world for you.
16: September 8, 2012 Picnic at Cascade Park Mommy Daddy 3 years married Gage 1 month old
17: A P P L E | P I C K I N G | 9 * 22 * 12
18: Corn Maze | 10-20-12
19: Corn Maze 10-26-12
20: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it. | 10-28-12
21: First Halloween
22: Dadda | Mamma | Gage
23: 11/10/12 7:50 am 7lbs 3 oz 19 inches | Addison Rose Marie Helms
24: 3 Months 11-10-12
26: Christmas 2012
31: 6 M o n t h s
35: fun at school
37: 9 months May 19, 213
42: Cape Cod July 4th week 2013
46: David turns 1
49: 1 st birthday party 8-10-13
51: 8-11-13 1 Year