S: Rachael Lynn Faria The First Year
BC: A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. | On To Year Number Two! | Love Mommy & Dadd'n
FC: Rachael Lynn Faria | The First Year
1: REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE BIRTH & FIRST YEAR OF OUR BABY RACHAEL LYNN FARIA
2: MY MOMMY | Christine Elizabeth Smith Born: October 5, 1982
3: MY DADD'N | Daniel Tracy Faria Born: September 2, 1975
4: My precious little baby I have loved you from the start You are a tiny miracle Laying closely to my heart Each day I feel your presence Each day you quickly grow Each day your heart beats softly As only I could know So I'll keep this in a special place And remember each year through Of this very special time of life The months I carried you | 2nd Ultrasound July 25, 2007 5 Months | 1st Ultrasound May 10, 2007 3 months
5: May 27 - 3 Months | Sept. 2 - 7 months | Oct. 29 - 8 Months
6: Rachael Lynn Faria | November 15, 2007. A new Adventure begins | During the day of November 14th my water started leaking so Dadd'n took me to the hospital at 2am. The doctor decided to induce labour for your safety at 3:30am. Your official due date was Nov. 22 but you wanted out a full week early. A few hours passed and I still wasn't having contractions so they broke my water. After that the contractions were so bad I dilated from 5cm to 8cm in less than an hour. It was time for the epidural! You were born at 6:21pm with Dadd'n and Nana Smith there to welcome you into the world. You were so small and beautiful we fell in love with you instantly! | Born at 6:21 pm | 15.11.07 | 7lbs 2oz | 19 inches
7: I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me... | ...Mommy | The day you were born it was cold and overcast outside. The next morning we woke to find it had snowed overnight and everything outside our window was beautiful and white. We decided you looked the most like your Dadd'n when he was a baby. You have perfect rosebud lips but your poor nose was squashed flat during the delivery. (Don't worry it perked up a couple weeks later!) We brought you home on November 17. You were dressed in a white velour one piece. It was the same outfit Mommy wore home when she was born.
8: RACHAEL'S | ARRIVAL | HOME | Testing for Safety and Comfort | Still strapped in your carseat, your first minutes at home.
9: First task for Dadd'n, assembling Rachael's crib and change table.
10: Grand | Nana & Papa Robert & Marian Smith | My
11: Parents | Grandma & Grandpa Joseph & Carol Faria
12: Your First Month | On your first nights at home we laid you between us and watched you sleep.
13: Ten little fingers, Ten little toes, Two little eyes, One button nose... | ...A wish fulfilled, A dream come true, Our sweet baby girl, We all love you.
14: Your Second Month | Even though you're only a month old you have a very strong personality. You turn your head in every direction, looking at everything that makes a sound. Mommy and Dadd'n get shy little smiles from you when we talk to you. Your tiny arms and legs jerk up and down as you learn how to control them. You give little squeals when you're excited. | You've added lots of extra sunshine, laughter and love into our home.
15: Auntie Candi | Uncle Jeremy | Chubby Cheeks
16: Mommy made new stockings. We opened presents at home, Nana Smith's house & Grandma Faria's house. What a busy day! | San Been
17: Baby's First Christmas | ta's Here
18: The new year has brought some wonderful new firsts for our little girl. You are in constant motion and you've learned to roll on your side! Our favourite first is your huge happy SMILES and adorable giggles!
19: Your Third Month
21: Rachael's First Professional Photo Shoot
22: Bath-time! | Splish, Splash
23: Hi-Ho Silver AWAAY! | Savannah | I finally got the remote from Dadd'n and I fell asleep... | You love splashing the water at bath-time, smiling at squeaky toys and rolling onto your stomach! | is my BEST | buddy! | Your Fourth Month
24: Your | Fifth | Month
25: Time to move! You did your best to help us pack and decorate your new room. You've also discovered your thumbs and toes, both equally good for sucking!
26: Your Sixth Month | It's Spring! We pulled you from your exersaucer and took you to the park. You love the swing and slide. You are very close to sitting by yourself but you fall over when you're excited!
28: Your | Before you were born I carried you under my heart. | From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, | I will always carry you in my heart. | Our First Mother's Day Together
29: Seventh Month | Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Daddy. | Our First Father's Day Together
30: You're on the move, rolling or slithering backward. You've been eating solid food for about a month. Pablum, sweet potato, squash, peas, noodles, bread, you love it all (except carrots!) Guess what, you said your first word : Da Da!!
31: Your Eighth Month
32: We took you to visit your Great Aunt Belle, whom you got along famously with. We got your ears pierced. You hated having your head held still but you liked your new earrings. Guess who has teeth!? You had three break through at the same time. And hooray you said "Mum Mum."
33: Your Ninth Month
35: Your Tenth Month... | During your tenth month we celebrated Daddn's birthday at Pinafore Park. We had lots of fun outside at the Faria family picnic. Nana and Mommy took you to Ikea where you CRAWLED for the first time. It was so exciting, two other women came over to watch you as well!
36: Your Tenth Month Continued! | August 15 - September 15 was a busy month for you. Not only are you crawling everywhere, you decided to stand up as well. You can pull yourself up on the furniture and stand alone. You're very close to walking! You are so independent, you love to feed yourself any chance you get.
38: Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
39: Your | Eleventh | Month
40: RACHAEL'S FIRST BIRTHDAY
41: Surrounded by family, friends and food, we celebrated your first year. What fun we all had watching you tear wrapping paper, blow out candles and eat (mash) your birthday cake. We are so proud of our little baby and excited to watch you grow into a beautiful little girl.