S: Annaka Rena' Dayss Your First Year
BC: "I'll see you next year!"
1: Your very first photos
2: Inside my tummy, you grew and grew and grew! Because your favorite position, was head in my ribs and feet up and over your head, I was scheduled for a Cesarean section on 12-1-2010.
4: You were born at 10:49 am on 12/1/2010, weighing 7 lbs 12 oz, and 20 inches long.
6: Once you cried with gusto Grandpa, Aunt Krista, and Aunt Lisa finally got to meet you too!
7: Then it was Uncle Steve, Riley, and Nicholas' turns to faun all over my beautiful baby girl.
9: Home at last! This new wold is enough to wear a baby out! Your first appointment with the pediatrician was on 12-6 and you had lost a few onces down to 7 lbs 3 oz but you started growing quickly. By 12-16 you weighted 7 lbs 14 oz 35th percentile and were 20 1/2 inches long 57th percentile.
10: Your first photo shoot at just six days old.
12: One month old, then two I couldn't believe just how fast you grew. Your first true smile at just six weeks old melted my heart. Then just to show off what a good baby you were you started sleeping through the night at just 7 weeks old! February 1st was your next pediatrician appointment, you weighted 11 lbs 10 oz 71st percentile and had grown two inches to 22 1/2 inches 55th percentile. | Billy Bear
13: Yes, yes Mama just tossed you in the snow on the day you turned two months old! | Happy Valentine's Day!
14: By three months old you were reaching for and grasping everything you wanted, sitting up in your Bumbo and loved hamming it up for Mama and her camera. | Bob the Bear
15: Happy Easter! | Enough already even bunnies have their limits!
16: Four months old and first taste of solid foods, you loved every bite. | Easter pictures with Riley and Nicholas
17: Now four and five months old. When are we going to see some teeth? By April 4th you weighted 15 lbs 12 oz 89th percentile and were 25 inches long 76th percentile. | Toothless grin | Yo, yo, yo gansta' baby
18: Six months old. Stuck with a helmet to help round out a flat spot on the back of your head from sleeping in the same position but you didn't seem to mind. Sitting on your own, rolling to move from one toy to the next and loving the great outdoors. | Helmet time! | "I'm busy reading here"
19: Too much jumping can really wear a baby out. | Tongue tricks learned from mama | Just hanging with Bob. | At your six month check up you were 18 lbs 9 oz 89th percentile and 27 1/2 inches long 94th percentile. Gonna outgrow Mama before your 10 years old?
20: Seven and eight months old. becoming quite proficient with your tongue, experiencing bugs, water, sun hats and fireworks. | Trip back in time to Elvis Festival with the Porters. | First time dip in a lake. | Chewing on Fifi.
21: Tell me all your secrets Billy. | Chillin' in the Porter pool with Riley. | Teddy bear party time.
22: At nine months old your two bottom teeth poked through and you started crawling. You also started making this odd "caw caw" sound, it took your grandpa and me a few days, but we finally figured out you were imitating the crows! With a little encouragement soon you were also howling like a wolf, hooting like an owl and mooing like a cow. At your nine month check up you were 20 lbs 13 oz 88th percentile and 29 inches 92nd percentile.
23: Ten months was marked by your first airplane flight when we took a trip to New York City with Aunt Lisa, first carnival ride, first national TV appearance when Mama and Aunt Lisa were chosen for a makeover on the Today Show, first participation in a nationally recognized protest called Occupy Wall Street and first time pulling up to stand.
24: In your eleventh month you begin to cruise the furniture, speak your first word "kitty", your top two teeth came in giving you a grand total of four, and you have your first experience with Chucky Cheese. | "Yes, can I help you?" | "My Mama is so mean!"
25: "Hmmm, what is this and can I put it in my mouth?" | Crunch!!
26: Sick baby! | One year old, wow! You had two parties because Mama had to go to Akron, OH for meetings over your birthday so I took you with me! Then the next week we went to Bronner's to see Santa and the waterpark to celebrate again! For your one year check up you were 21 lbs 13 oz 62nd percentile and 29 1/2 inches 63rd percentile. | Mama's boss John Melli | Karin Gibbs | Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas!
27: Happy Birthday Annaka! | "Best birthday ever Mama!" | "Oh, I have some on my face? Did I get it?" | Lazy river not so lazy with Riley splashing us!