S: Mason's Baby Book
BC: We love you, Mason!! love, mommy & daddy
FC: MASON'S BABY BOOK
1: REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE BIRTH & LIFE OF OUR BABY BOY MASON_ | 5.8.2010 | MASON EDGAR ASHBY
2: YOUR 1st TRIP | DATE: SEPTEMBER, 2009 | Mommy & Daddy found out they were pregnant with you while on a trip to Europe! We flew into Germany and that first night, we woke up at 3am and because we were so excited, decided to take a test. We were BEYOND thrilled and could never have dreamed up a more perfect and special boy as you are! Needless to say,, we enjoyed the trip even more knowing you were growing in Mommy's belly! | 21 Weeks | Rothenburg, GE | Prague, Czech Rep. | Salzburg, Austria
3: Mommy's Pregnancy | Mommy enjoyed feeling your MANY kicks and flips throughout her pregnancy! You were a super active little guy from the very beginning! | 21 Weeks | 26 Weeks | 30 Weeks | 32 Weeks | 40 Weeks
4: FIRST PEEK | 10 WEEK ULTRASOUND | Mommy & Daddy decided to keep your gender a surprise! | MOMMY AND DADDY'S NAMES _____________________________________________________________ | 20 WEEK ULTRASOUND | 40 WEEK 3D ULTRASOUND | "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..." Jeremiah 1:5
5: Your Labor and Delivery | Labor was long and difficult but you were worth every minute (48 hours worth)! Mommy almost needed a c-section to get you out, but thankfully she didn't! These pictures were taken before the "going got tough" : ) | YOUR BIRTH STORY | YOUR BIRTH STORY
6: and FINALLY..... | YOUR STATS | BIRTH DATE: 5/8/2010 TIME: 8:56pm WEIGHT: 8lbs, 4 oz.. HEIGHT: 22 Inches | HOORAY! IT'S A: BOY!!!!
7: Our Handsome Boy
8: Your Auntie Carrie & Uncle Tommy (and the twins) drove up from Virgina to be there for your birth and Grandma & Grandpa Ashby flew in from Iowa! They were so happy to be there to meet you! | Visitors
9: You had the biggest little feet and hands! They were bigger than your cousins who were 4 months older than you!
10: HOPES & DREAMS | MOMMY' & DADDY'S WISHES FOR ME | That you grow to be a big strong boy! That you never lose the sparkle in your eye. That you will like to cuddle with me as much as you did this 1st year! For you to always be this sweet and fun loving! For you to know what truly matters in this life. For your future to be filled with promise and possibility! That you always know just how loved and special you are!
11: You're Home!! | Your 1st Bath | We were SO glad to get you home!
12: What did people think of me? People thought you had daddy's mouth, blue eyes, & blond hair, that you had mommy's forehead, brow, and a "Sutorius" nose. From the beginning you were full of curiosity and joy and everyone loved you! Not to mention, they thought you were adorable! | Memorable Moments | FIRST PHOTOS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
13: 3 WEEK PHOTO SHOOT
14: Mommy & Cheri Gard, the midwife who delivered you! | Auntie Kristy & Carrie came to visit you when you were 6 weeks old! Good friends Heather & Luke | Blueberry picking! | They were there for your first smiles! | 1 MONTH
15: Your dog Lewis
16: GREAT GRANDMA & GRANDPA RECKER | Great Grandma and Grandpa couldn't stop talking about how cute and smiley you were!
17: DATE__________ | 2 MONTHS
18: FIRST HOLIDAY | Your first holiday was the 4th of July. We drove down to visit Uncle Tommy & Auntie Carrie & the Twins down in Hood, VA. | 4th of July
19: The Beach | When you were 3 months old, we went with a bunch of friends to Ocean City, MD and spent a few days at the beach! | NICKNAME You were dubbed "little buddy" that first year by Mommy & Daddy's friends :o) | 3 MONTHS
21: Your friend Luke was born only 3 days before you. You spent a lot of time that first year playing together, going for walks in your strollers while your mommy's chatted,, learning how to crawl, eat solid food, walk, and playing together in the MOPS nursery together. | Your 1st Friend | BUDDIES | 4 MONTHS
22: COUSINS | Here you are hanging out with your big cousin's Jackson & Lily! | FAMILY | You liked to be swaddled....
23: FUN TIMES in Indiana | So did your Auntie!
24: DATE__________ | When you were 4 months old, we took a trip to Indiana and Iowa to see family. We had a little photo shoot and captured your great smile! | BIG SMILES
25: 5 Months
26: SPECIAL MEMORIES | At 6 months of age you started eating solid food. You started off with just rice cereal and after a few months we started giving you baby food....which you REALLY liked! Some of your favorites were: pear, peas, apples and prunes! | WASHINGTON D. | Your 1st Solid Food! Rice Cereal | 6 MONTHS
28: HALLOWEEN | For your first Halloween you were a lamb....and the cutest lamb we've ever seen! Although you were too little to go trick-or-treating, we still had fun dressing you up : )
29: KITCHEN HELPER | 7 Months
30: WASHINGTON D. | Our Family
31: 8 Months
32: Your 1st Christmas We went to Indiana for your 1st Christmas and had a blast with Mommy's family. We also met Grandma and Grandpa Ashby & Auntie Line & Uncle Ladd halfway to Iowa and did an Ashby Family Christmas!
33: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ | Crawling You started crawling at 6 months! Good Job, Mason! | 9 MONTHS
34: From when you were just a few months old, you started to point and jabber! After we would pick you up out of your crib after napping, you would dart your little finger in the air and start jabbering about something! It was so cute! | 10 MONTHS
35: Your first teeth came in at 6 months - the bottom two, at the same time! We loved your smile from the start, teeth or no teeth :o) You were such a cute little guy.... still are!) | TEETH
36: 11 Months Old In April we took a trip back to Iowa to visit family. Great Papa and Nana were so excited to see you! You had a fun time crawling all over and wearing that cute coon-skinned cap!
37: Hit Movies - Twilight, Avatar, Transformers, Harry Potter Popular TV Shows- Glee, American Idol, The Office, 30 Rock Popular Musicians- Lady GaGa, Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie, Fashion trends - Skinny Jeans, shaggy hair, Famous Sports Figures- Lebron James., Brett Farve,Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odem President of the United States - Barak Obama (1st African American President) Cost of: Gallon of Gas - $3.25 Milk - $3.75 Movie Ticket - $9.00 | POP CULTURE 2010/2011
38: FIRST BIRTHDAY | We were thrilled to celebrate your first birthday with our closest friends (and Grandma & Papa too). You were the sweetest, happiest, and most fun 1 year old! | HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
39: You did a great job smashing your cake and getting frosting everywhere...and you LOVED your first tasted of chocolate cake too :)
40: You went with mommy to Indiana when you were 13 months old (you flew a lot that first year!). We stayed with Mauntie CeCe and Uncle Tommy and you had a blast with your cousins Kinley & Natalie! | SPECIAL MEMORIES
41: FUN IN THE SUN!
42: DEWEY BEACH, DE | We went into Dewey and stayed with Aunt Sandy & Uncle Bob....You had so much fun crawling in the sand, watching the waves and going for swims with daddy!
44: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS: Favorite books: Good Night Moon - we read this book almost every night, and some of your first words were "clock" and "balloon", both from the book. Other books you liked were your Story Bible, The Hungry Caterpillar, and Cowboy Baby. Favorite Pet: Lewis your dog! You loved your doggie (also a first word) and had many laughs trying to chase him around! Favorite friends: Luke Newgren, Ruby & Libby Heagey, and Violet Miller. Favorite animals: Ponys, cows, doggies, ducks, cats Favorite things to do: Read, climb, play outside, talk, laugh, eat cherry tomatoes from the garden, and go for walks in the BOB.
45: FIRST WORDS: Clock, Mommy, Daddy, Peach, Eye, Nose, Bible, Jesus, Dog, Cow, Pony....by the time you turned 16 months your language exploded and you started saying everything! You are such a smart boy!
46: Washington D.C. | We went to D.C. for a mini-vacation when you were 14 months old, along with the Newgren's and your friend Luke. We had a great time seeing some national monuments, dinosaur skeletons, and airplanes at the Air & Space Museum! . | WASHINGTON D. | Special Memories
47: You took your first independent steps when you were 12 months old (you cruised along furniture for quite a few month prior), and by the time you were 14 months old, walking was your sole means of transportation. | You would chase Lewis around and hang onto his tail :o) | WALKING
48: Goodbye PA!! | _____________________________________________________________
49: Your first year and a half living in Lititz, Pennsylvania were so much fun. You had lots of little friends that we had playdates with and Mommy & Daddy's friends all loved you very much and gave you lots of attention. It was a beautiful place that we hope you one day get to visit. During our last few weeks there, before we moved to your new home in Iowa, we went to get cheese steak sandwiches in Philadelphia, went to your first zoo in Hershey, and went to the Roots Farmers Market a few times. We had a moving party where all our friends came to help load our moving truck and wish us farewell | WE WILL MISS YOU PENNSYLVANIA!!!!