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Baby's First Year

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S: Jodi Allison O'Dwyer

BC: Your First Year

FC: For Our Daughter

1: We met on March 18, 2008 and fell madly in love. We married at Salt Creek Beach on July 31, 2009. It wasn't long before we decided to start a family. | Our Story

2: PARENTS-TO-BE | We tried to go out as often as possible before you came along. We even went to Las Vegas in September 2010. When we went out, our conversations always turned to you and how excited we were to meet you.

3: Preparing for our Jo... | FALL 2010 | Coming soon! | Your dad and I worked so hard getting things ready! He put together all of the furniture and I got to work painting. He made sure you were safe and I took care to make sure it all looked pretty.

4: Host: Leslie Roach | Showered with love | January 20, 2011 at 4pm Co-Hosts: Stacy Strand and Kelly Duncan Attendees: Northwood High School Faculty

5: January 16, 2011 at 11am | Attendees: Joanne Fox, Michelle Steele, Jennifer Bourgeois, Mindy Murphy, Kelly Haskard, Dalynn Malek, Glory Johnson, Sue Christiansen, Debra Schaefer, Jennifer Donnelly, Erika Perales, Amanda Gieser, and Julie Wright | Host: Niki Johnson

6: Jodi Allison O'Dwyer | HAPPY BIRTHDAY | February 20, 2011 8:47 pm 7 pounds 11 ounces

8: The O'Dwyer Family

9: The time seemed to go by so quickly in the hospital. Your dad loved holding you on his chest while you slept. Your mom loved being alone to bond with you. We had 18 visitors while we were in the hospital who were eager to meet you!

10: You were so tiny when we brought you home. It took you over five weeks to get nice and plump for us. After that, you refused to put the bottle down.


13: BATH DAY Your dad and I were so excited to give you your first bath at home. You LOVED it the second we put you in the tub. You screamed when we took you out and you pooped in the towel right after we cleaned you.

14: You loved it when we dressed you up in all of your hats. Who are we kidding? We LOVED it too! | Super Cute

15: You were such a cuddle bug. You loved to be held but more than anything you liked learning new things and smiled as we walked you around the house. You just wanted to look at everything and take it all in. | CUDDLE BUG


17: you loved: Your lamb swing Bath time The outdoors Finding your hands Play chairs Being swaddled Looking at the fan YOU HATED: Tummy time To stop eating Getting out of the bath

18: THE TEST: Who do you look more like?

19: Your First Grab April 29

20: Little Bug

21: You loved looking at yourself in the mirror!

22: The Grand Canyon May 23-26

23: It was our first road trip as a family. You were an angel at first... and then you were eager to get home. Everyone thought you were adorable even though you stuck out your tongue all day!

24: Bapa's 63rd birthday

25: FIRST DIP June 5 Marriott Courtyard

26: Our Five Month Reader | imagine


29: Love | Jodi Pops | Fun | Cutie

30: A Day at the Beach | August

31: Your first time on the swing was a big hit. We were worried that you were going to fall out so we held onto you just in case. You also loved being on Daddy's shoulders so you could see everything that was happening. September

32: Clapping at the Park | You started clapping early on. We went to Ryan Blake's 2nd birthday at the end of September and you impressed everyone with all of your clapping.

33: MOM'S BIRTHDAY | OCTOBER | We had a BBQ at your Nana and Bapa's house with all the Foxes. Your amazing dad took your mom to a beach hotel the night before her birthday and you got to come along. You loved watching all of the birds fly by and we all got to see the sunset.

34: The Pumpkin Patch: San Juan Capistrano

35: Happy Halloween

36: Family Day at the Spectrum

37: We joined the Steele's for a family day late Saturday afternoon. You went on the carousel, looked at the water fountains and watched your cousins run around. After dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, we headed over to dance to some music and drink hot chocolate while Sophia got soaked in the frog fountain!

40: Thanksgiving Dinner at Bapa & nana's You loved crawling around with your cousins and got to taste some stuffing for the first time.

41: The long climb to the top | Your dad and I were a little more than scared to let you start climbing the stairs and when you did, you didn't want to stop. Like many of the journeys you've had, we were behind you the whole way.

43: Your dad and I were so excited to get up with you on your first Christmas. You were more interested in the boxes than the presents. You loved the dog book we got you and loved giving your stuffed Santa kisses. | A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

44: HAPPY NEW YEAR | 2012 | We went to your Nana and Bapa's house to celebrate the coming new year. You got to play with Jackson and Sophia but you didn't make it to midnight and fell asleep around seven.

45: Once you learned how to crawl, we couldn't keep up with you. You loved to stand early on and grabbed everything in sight to help you get up, including us! | INTRODUCING: Jodi UNDERFOOT The crawling and soon-to-be walking baby.

46: You loved having us read to you. You couldn't get enough books and we always kept one close by for long trips or near the changing table to keep you from squirming. Your favorites were: Dogs, Go Dog, Go, Dora, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I Love You All the Time, Snoozers and all the Boyton Books, Jungle Friends, Picture Book Series, anything with Elmo in it, and The Little Ladybug. | STORYTIME

47: You loved: Blowing kisses Rice cakes Elmo Molly Trying to walk Crawling over us "Where'd it go?" Signing "more" Dogs, cats, ducks, birds, horses Pointing Reading Pictures on the fridge Remote controls | You hated: Loud noises Being left alone Shoes Talking toys Sitting still Getting dressed Cleaning your face

48: Can you believe it's been a year? We're having a small gathering to celebrate the smartest and cutest baby in the world... soon to be the smartest and cutest toddler in the world. Dinner and cupcakes to be served. | Jodi's First Birthday Host: John and Christy When: Sunday, February 19 Time: 3:00 PM Where: Casa Fria 64 San Raphael Dana Point

49: DISNEYLAND | We went to Disneyland for the first time on 2/21. We met Zenny and her family there. You loved Small World and watching all the little kids running around. It was special for us to see a place so magical through your eyes.

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