FC: Kaia's First Year | Our Baby Girl
1: Kaia Alana Plett- born July 15, 2010 at 1:23am, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Our sweet girl was 6 lbs, 13 oz. and 19.5 inches long
2: Our friends and family were so excited to see you. We had visitors at the hospital every day.We would all just stare at you... every miraculous move you made
4: BRINGING HOME BABY You cried when we first put you in your car seat, but you fell asleep on the way home. Once we got home, you and daddy took a nap together.
5: A week after you were born, daddy and grandma Nancy ran the Wharf to Wharf race in Santa Cruz. You and mommy waited for them at the finish line.
6: 1st Month Our hearts swell with so much pride and love for you that sometimes we are completely overwhelmed. Of course, you love to sleep a lot now, but when you're awake, you have the most amazing blue-green eyes. | * You had your first doctor appointment and weighed in at 9 lbs. * Your first few baths were terrible experiences, but by the third time, you were smiling. * You love to suck on your fingers- you started doing that the day after you were born. * You started smiling at 2 weeks. You are such a happy baby- you can go from crying to smiling in seconds! * You are incredibly curious! Even when you're really tired, you'll pull away from mommy to look at something, sometimes crying the whole time because you're so distracted
8: 2nd Month Your dr. appointment validated how chunky you are- 12 lbs. 6 oz, you're in the 90th percentile! You love your baby swing- you look up in wonder at the mobile, sparkles in your eyes, your mouth slightly open in awe- you are the essence of innocence.
9: 3rd Month | Your first giggle!! Mommy was changing your diaper and putting you in your pajamas for bedtime. You were smiling, then started giggling & kicking your legs! Adorable!!!
10: SEATTLE OR BUST!!! | 1ST HALLOWEEN We went to Uesugi Farms in San Martin to pick out a pumpkin. Then took the pumpkin to our church's annual pumpkin carving party. This year, we were all dressed as superheroes! | We went to Seattle to visit Aunt Theresa & Uncle Gabe. You did so well on the plane ride. We took a road trip to Portland, OR to cheer for Gabe's marathon. An adventure- 2 states at 3 months old, your 1st plane ride, 1st rain, & 1st cold- we came home sick. Our happy baby, a cold didn't bother you at all. Some of the best & biggest smile pictures were taken when you were sick!
11: 4 MONTHS
12: CROSSINGS ANNUAL RETREAT Your 1st trip to the beach! You loved breathing in the salty air & watching the waves. You are our sweet baby beach bunny!
13: 5 MONTHS You have found your voice! Some days you just babble to anything around you, & when you sigh, you let out a raspberry at the end. It gets messy, and you spit everywhere, but it's adorable! Your 1st Thanksgiving- we had both our families at our house celebrating together. We are all so blessed to have you, sweetheart. You are the greatest joy to mommy and daddy!
14: FIRST CHRISTMAS | *We had a Christmas cookie swap at our house, and you rolled over for the first time in front of everyone! * You love the Christmas lights- you stare in awe at them! * You were spoiled with so many presents- learning toys, books, clothes... you didn't open the presents, but you liked to chew on the wrapping paper. * ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
16: 6 MONTHS YOU ARE 17 LBS, LIL ONE! WE WENT TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY FOR DADDY & MOMMY'S 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. YOU HAD FUN PLAYINIG AT THE RESORT, AND YOU SAT IN THE SNOW A FEW TIMES. WE BOUGHT YOU'RE LOVEY HERE- THE BIG EYED PENGUIN THAT YOU TAKE EVERYWHERE WITH YOU.
17: OUR LOVE BUNNY ON VALENTINE'S DAY | 7 MONTHS | YOUR FIRST TOOTH! | RUB A DUB DUB | YOU LOVE TO GRAB YOUR TOES & ROLL! | YOU'VE BEEN TRYINIG SOLIDS FOR A MONTH- RICE CEREAL, SWEET POTATOS, AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH | JAN. 26, 2011- YOU SAID YOUR 1ST WORD!! YOU LOOKED RIGHT AT DADDY AND SAID "DADA"! WE ARE SO EXCITED & PROUD OF YOU SWEETIE!
18: MILESTONES | Your favorite foods: sweet potato, butternut squash, mango, pears, avocado, blueberries, pasta, chicken | YUM, YUM!
19: 8 MONTHS | you smile and wave at people, with your hand facing you, it's so cute! you just started clapping too!
20: 1ST CRAWL & 1ST STAND March 28,2011 You climbed on daddy and stood up on your own. Then, you crawled to your favorite penguin toy. You crawl with one leg out to the side like a kickstand!
21: 9 MONTHS | aww... | Grandpa Vince | Grandma Debi | Uncle Steve & Aunt Candice | Cousin Bella | zzz... | Daddy love | and Mommy love | Baby Bear | Pretty girl | Pike's Place w/grandma | At the Seattle zoo | Time with Aunt T | Bunny Boo
22: 10 MONTHS | 1st Footsteps May 28, 2011- 10 1/2 months. You were holding a block in your hand and took 4 steps towards mommy & daddy! | You just started waving and saying "buh-bye". You love climbing the stairs, and when you get to the top, you smile and want us to chase you | You love the swings at the park. When you're swinging you squeal & scream for everyone to watch you
23: Swim lessons- you loved it! | ___ | You coo & smile at the other toddlers in class | water baby | splashing! | gliding | and now you're tired... | You started spoon-feeding yourself. You don't want to sit in your stroller anymore, you prefer to walk everywhere | ! | 11 MONTHS
24: YOU'RE ONE!!! You're 20 lbs, 13 oz., 28 in. We had your birthday party at Almaden Lake park, with about 70 friends & family celebrating with us! You played in the water, let us sing happy birthday to you, then cried when it was cake time. You fell asleep on great-grandma shortly afterward. At 1 you: * walk (very well) * say 4 words consistently (dada,mama, da aka dog, ba aka ball) * sleep 6-8 hours at night * dance (you got rhythm, sweetie!) * kiss (smack!) and blow kisses * spoon feed yourself some solids * wave to people and say "buh-bye" (sometimes)