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Baby's First Year

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S: James Adam Swaggerty: Your First Year


FC: James Adam Swaggerty: | Your First Year

2: Your Arrival | You have kept us on our toes right from the beginning! On July 9, 2009, I went to my 39 week appointment. I found out you were breech and I would need a c-section. The doctor wanted me to check into the hospital within the hour and get ready for the delivery. The surgery was scheduled for noon the next day. Your daddy was away in California. training for his deployment so the doctor sent a Red Cross message to let him know he needed to get home as soon as possible. He rushed to get a flight that night and headed back to Knoxville. "Pops" and Uncle Nick had been staying with me to wait for your arrival. I called to tell my dad the news, and he started gathering my things for the hospital. I came home from my appointment, grabbed my bags and headed to the hospital to check in. The next morning, your daddy's flight was delayed several times. We were all getting very nervous, but he arrived just in time, around 11:30 a.m., right as the anesthesiologist came in the room. I was so happy to see him and so thankful that he arrived on time! Before we knew it, it was time to head to the operating room to meet you! We were so excited to finally meet our sweet baby boy!

3: DATE _____________ | MOMMY'S NAME ___________________________________ | Ready for our baby boy

4: Sweet Baby

6: Our Little Family

8: Visiting with family and friends

10: Welcome Home | We came home from the hospital on Sunday, July 12 (Aunt Elizabeth's birthday). Pops and Pretty cleaned and spruced up the house for your arrival. Family and friends also blessed us with delicious meals. .

11: Your Nursery | Hanging out with Daddy before he had to leave again.

12: First Few Weeks | DATE_____________ | At 2 weeks old, we went to Ft. Campbell to meet your cousins.

13: DATE__________ | Posing for the camera

14: One Month Old | Sweet smile at 6 weeks | Sweet smile at 6 weeks

15: -9 lbs., -0-3 month clothes -You love to eat -You hate tummy time!

16: Five week pictures by Nancy Hellsten

19: Two months old | -12.5 lbs. -0-3 and 3-6 month clothes -Lots of cooing -Reaching for toys -Lots of smiling

20: Daddy's home! You daddy came home for 10 days before leaving for his deployment. You loved spending time together. We had your baby dedication while he was back. It was hard to say goodbye when he had to leave again.

22: 2 month pictures

24: Three months old | So happy! | -14.5 lbs. -3-6 month clothes -Lots of reaching -Very active -You love music -You have brown eyes (like Momma)

25: Hanging out with Harrison! | Cheering for the Vols! | So cute in your horse costume from Aunt Sissy and Uncle Lane

26: Four Months old | -15 lbs. 2 oz. -3-6 and 6-9 month clothes -Lots of cooing, smiling. -Very ticklish -You love playing in the Exersaucer -Working on rolling

27: You had so much fun at Belle's first birthday party! We had to get a picture with "Pops" and "Pretty and all four grandchildren.

29: We spent your first Thanksgiving at Fort Camphell with "Pops," "Pretty," Uncle Nick, Aunt Anna, Uncle, Trent, Belle, Nesta, Aunt Elizabeth, Harrison, and the Booher family. Uncle Anthony came home from his deployment and we were so glad to be there to welcome him back. We got to talk to your daddy online and tell him how much we missed him.

30: Four month pictures by All Things New Photography

32: Five months old | -16 lbs. -6-9 month clothes -Rolling everywhere -Lots of babbling -Great sleeper -Teething

33: Not sure what to think of Santa!

35: We spent your first Christmas at Pops and Pretty's house. You had a great time playing and enjoying the pretty Christmas trees. Pops and Pretty gave you and Harrison lots of matching presents,, including your cute winter hats. After we got home, we had a second Christmas celebration with the Swaggerty side of the family. You enjoyed your first Christmas, but we both missed your daddy.

36: Six months old | -17 lbs. 1 oz. -6-9 month clothes -Eating rice cereal and carrots -Making lots of cute sounds -Very active and happy

37: You love bouncing in the Exersaucer ----------------------------- Mmmm! Carrots! | Happy New Year!

38: Seven months old | Daddy, I'm on my way! | -Almost 18 lbs -6-9 and 12 month clothes -You have one tooth -Lots of babbling: "baba," "dada," :mama" - You love books

39: Sitting up so well! | Excited about your "Jimmy John" shirt from Uncle Lane

40: Eight Months old | Time to lower the crib! | -19 lbs. -12 | -19 lbs. -12 month clothes -Two teeth! -Using "big boy" carseat -Standing up in the crib -Lots of noises: clicking your tongue, buzzing your lips, blowing raspberries, "bah," ah" -Eating sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, bananas, apples, and pears, -

41: "Superman" pose and scooting | St. Patrick's Day fun with Harrison!

42: Nine months old | -19 lbs., 9.5 oz. -12 month clothes -Low crawling -Pulling up on everything -Picking up heavy toys -You love to look in the mirror -You love Tate, Chloe, and Abby -Favorite toy: Leap Frog learning table

43: Fun outside with Tate | On the move!

45: Easter pictures at UT Gardens by Dallas Swaggerty

47: After church on your first Easter, we went to Pappaw and Gran B's for lunch.. You and Harrison had so much fun opening your baskets. We were all getting excited because it was almost time for your daddy to come home

48: Daddy's Home | After a six-month work up and a seven-month deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, Daddy finally got to come home to stay. It seemed like he had been gone forever, but you connected with him right away. It was so nice to have our little family back together again.

50: Ten months old | -20 lbs. -12 and 18 month clothes -"Inch worm" crawling -Opening and closing doors; getting into everything! -Drinking with sippy cup -Learning animal sounds: "Moo!" -Babbling, squealing, and talking: "Momma," "Dadda," "Tate," "cat" ("t"), "mmmm," -Walking with assistance, hopping

51: Fun with family for Mother's Day and Harrison's baby dedication

53: DATE__________ | You had so much fun on your first trip to the aquarium and zoo.

54: Eleven months old | -21 lbs. -12 or18 month clothes -Four teeth! -Cruising and crawling very fast -Very outgoing and talkative -You love water and love to play in the bath and at the pool -You love to sort things and put them away in drawers

55: Celebrating your daddy's first Father's Day. | Music class fun! | You, your daddy, and your great-great grandmother, Mamaw Ward | Scrub a dub dub, James and Harrison in the tub.

56: First birthday | -21 lbs., 13 oz. -12-18 month clothes -Six teeth -Cruising and standing -Pushing big toys -Favorite foods: grilled cheese sandwiches, peas, carrots, yogurt, chicken nuggets, Cheerios, bananas, blueberries,, "veggie dip" crunchies -

58: Birthday Party

62: One year pictures by Dallas Swaggerty

65: Dear James, It's hard to believe how quickly your first year flew by! It feels like just yesterday that we had not met you. We wondered what you would look like, what color your hair would be, what kind of personality you would have... Yet, even though we had never seen your face, we already had such a sweet connection with you. We loved you before you were ever born, but when we finally saw you, we immediately felt a kind of love we had never experienced. A year ago, our lives changed. But we had no idea how wonderful parenthood would be. You have been such a blessing, a wonderful gift from God. We are so thankful that the Lord entrusted you into our care. What a privilege it has been to watch you grow! You have changed so much this year, and we look forward to seeing how much you grow and change in the coming years. We pray that you will always have the sweet, happy spirit you have now and that you will have a heart for the Lord and for others. To our smart, happy, strong, creative, sweet, handsome son: we couldn't have asked for a better child. We love you very much! Love, Momma and Daddy

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