S: Nicholas Everett Huisman Baby Book born October 4, 2009
BC: ON TO YEAR NUMBER 2
FC: Nicholas' FIRST YEAR
1: REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE BIRTH & LIFE OF OUR BABY NICHOLAS EVERETT
2: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS | MOMMY AND DADDY- Aaron Nicholas Huisman (2.15.72) and Sarah Esther Huisman (8.18.78)
3: A week before giving birth- we went to a black tie charity event. This was the last picture of your daddy and mommy together before you joined us.
4: Just found out we were pregnant!
5: Pictures of the belly. | These 3 pictures were taken the day we went into labor.
6: Your room is all ready for you.
8: HOPES & DREAMS | MOMMY'S WISHES FOR ME | Dear Nicholas Everett, I want for you to have a happy life that is full of joy and laughter. You bring so much joy to your mommy's life. I thank God everyday that you were given to me. I am so blessed to be your mommy. I wish for you to always be the sweet, loving, and the lively soul that you are. Kiss, Kiss, I love you endlessly, Mommy
9: DADDY'S WISHES FOR ME | Dear Nicholas, My wish for you is to always pursue happiness, live a healthy life, and possess the kind of love that you momma and I have for you. You have made my world much brighter and I am forever grateful for you Love, Dad
10: Minutes before you were born. | Born 10/4/09 at 10:04AM Chesterfield, Missouri St. Lukes Hospital
11: After 22.5 hours of labor. You came out in about 18 minutes of pushing (3 pushes)....we were so excited to meet you! | The nurse stamped your daddy's hand with your foot minutes after you were born and she told him that you were forever imprinted on his heart.
12: NICHOLAS | CHOOSING YOUR NAME | You were named Nicholas Everett Huisman. Nicholas is the name of your Great-great Grandfather. Everett is the name of your Great-Grandfather. Your daddy's middle name is Nicholas. You are always a part of him.
13: HAND PRINTS & FOOT PRINTS
14: FIRST FAMILY PORTRAIT | DATE Sunday, October 4, 2009
16: FIRST VISITORS: Grandma Shafer; Friends of mom and Dad- the Edwards; | Nana & Papa Huisman
17: Dr. that delivered you: Dr. Jeffrey Thompson
18: Leaving the hospital and coming home.....
19: Welcome home! First time to meet your doggy Clooney.
20: We celebrated your birth with a party!
23: First time leaving the house to visit the Dr. for your 1 week check-up. | Returning home with a poo face.
24: First bath!
26: First time Grandpa Shafer held you (2 weeks after birth)
28: Halloween- Your first holiday.
33: A trip to the wineries- November 2009
34: 7 Weeks Old
46: The night before Thanksgiving we had you baptized at our church Messiah Lutheran. | Your Godparents: Uncle Nate and Aunt Brenda.
47: The whole family.
48: The baptism party.
50: All the cousins | Ellie, Emma, Natalie and Tristan.
53: You played Jesus in the Christmas play.
54: Grandma & Grandpa Shafer lived with us the first 2 months you were born. They love you so much!
59: Trip to Iowa- Nana & Papa Huismans' 40th Wedding Anniversary Party
61: Helping daddy open his birthday card. (February 2009)
66: Nana & Papa came for a visit from Iowa.
69: Uncle Nate and Aunt Brenda came for a visit.
71: Easter & Your 6 month birthday (April 4, 2010)
73: 6 months
79: Tulip Time- May 2010 | Pella, Iowa
80: You and your buddy Will Herron.
81: Memorial Day Weekend
82: Cousins: Emma and Ellie | Uncle Ethan | Nana Huisman
83: Watching daddy and Papa build the deck on the house.
86: First haircut- June 2010
87: Painting with daddy on Father's Day. | First daddy's day card.
89: Your cousin Tristan came for a visit in July from San Diego...he loved being with you!
90: Fourth of July- And your 9 month birthday
94: Montana July 2010
98: Fir | First Birthday Party Cowboy theme! Hard to believe a year went by that quickly....
99: First | Smashing your cake! Well kind of...you were a little overwhelmed by the 40+ people watching you. | Opening presents after your guests left.