S: Isaiah's First Year
BC: ON TO YEAR NUMBER 2!
FC: BABY'S FIRST YEAR
1: REMEMBERING THE JOURNEY AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES OF THE ADOPTION & FIRST YEAR OF LIFE FOR OUR SON ISAIAH | DATE: 9/9/10
2: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS | Dustin & Crystal
3: We waited so long to meet you! We had been dreaming of you for years, praying that God would bring you into our lives. Our world was forever changed on September 1, 2010 when we received a call saying you were born!
4: THE STORY OF YOU | CHOOSING YOUR NAME | In the middle of all the excitement of packing our bags to pick you up from the hospital, we found out that we only had about half an hour to pick your name! We made a list of our favorites and narrowed them down one by one until we picked the perfect combination - Isaiah Micah - "God's Helper... who is like God?" | MEASUREMENTS | BIRTH DATE August 31, 2010 | BIRTH TIME 12:48 PM | 4 POUNDS | 14 OUNCES | 18 INCHES
5: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT | Meeting you was a dream come true.. Our perfect and beautiful gift from God! Impossibly tiny in size yet with a personality larger than life, you captivated our hearts from the moment we first laid eyes on you. Big beautiful eyes. Tiny fingers. Sweet little toes. You filled our souls with joy and our home with love.
6: BIRTH CERTIFICATE
7: FIRST PHOTOGRAPH WITH RELATIVES | Paw-Paw ("Bo-Bo") | Nana ("Nani") | Great Maw-Maw & Paw-Paw | Great Aunt Sandra
8: HOPES & DREAMS | MOMMY'S WISHES FOR ME | Isaiah, I wish the best of everything for you. I wish you health and happiness and above all, love. I wish you would never know pain or disappointment. I hope you dream big, amazing dreams and realize every one of them. I pray you seek the face of our Father. I want you to always know how grateful I am to have you in my life, bettering it and me. I cherish every breath of you. Love, Mama
9: DADDY'S WISHES FOR ME | Son, I want you to grow up healthy, strong, well-rounded and happy. I want you to be able to look back on memories of parents who were good examples of love and grace who helped to fuel your ambition to achieve your greatest dreams. But most of all, I want you to know God and seek His will in your life and remember always that you are His will in mine. Love, Daddy
10: FIRST FAMILY PORTRAIT | September 18, 2010
11: October 9, 2010 - You smiled your first real smile for your daddy! | October 24, 2010 January 17, 2011
12: FIRST HOLIDAYS | We spent your first Christmas at nana & paw-paw's house. You always loved lights, so you were especially fond of the Christmas tree. You had more fun eating the wrapping paper than you did playing with your new toys.! You got to video chat with out of town family. | Isaiah's First Christmas!
13: For your first Thanksgiving, we went to your great maw-maw & paw-paw's house. You got to meet lots of mama's family. You were definitely the star of the show! | First Santa Photo!
14: MEMORABLE MOMENTS | October 11, 2010 | Your umbilical cord fell off in the middle of your newborn photo shoot, so you got to have your first real bath a few days later on September 21st! You loved it and really enjoyed the nice, warm water. No more sponge baths!
15: January 1, 2011 | Daddy was playing with you one evening, singing silly songs and talking to you. Mama happened to have the video camera on when you giggled for the first time! It was music to our ears. What a precious sound!
16: MILESTONES | May 1, 2011 | September 24, 2011 BEFORE AFTER | _____________________________________________________________
17: June 3, 2011 is when you took your first steps! It took you a few weeks to build up enough confidence to really start walking! | March 14, 2011 - "bubba" | "bubba" "dadada" "mamama" "baby"
18: FIRST BIRTHDAY | You had your first birthday party at nana & paw-paw's house! You had fun opening gifts and smashing your first cupcake, though you wouldn't eat it! Your favorite gifts were Scout from cousin Hannah and the phone from Dee. | August 27, 2011 | Guests: great maw-maw & paw-paw, uncle Curt & cousin Hannah, friends Randy, Patti, Andie & Katerina P., Dee T., and Michelle, Elizabeth and Sean M.
19: We had another party in San Antonio on September 10th so your local friends could celebrate your special day too. A super cool safari pool party was hosted by Terry & Sandy W. Guests included: Noe E. & family, Ted, Sophia, Nico, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Katie, Yadira, Toby, Penny, and their parents. Your favorite gift was the musical riding bus from nana & paw-paw.. Nana & mama made your giant Geoffrey the Giraffe cake!
20: SPECIAL MEMORIES | April 1, 2011 was Adoption Day! This was a very special day for our family, because it was the day we went to the courthouse to finalize your adoption. You officially became our son! Two of your great-grandmas, your paw-paw, and both of your nanas were there. to celebrate with us. It was truly an awesome day! | That same weekend was the first time you got to meet your nana Jill, your great-grandma Judy, and great-grandma Twyla. We went to the Japanese Tea Garden, ate lots of good food (your first taste of frosting!), and had a great time listening to the grandmas share old stories.
21: In May, paw-paw filled up your little kiddie pool and you went swimming for the very first time! At first you weren't sure about the water, but then you learned how much fun it was to splash... when you did the splashing, anyway. You weren't too happy when paw-paw splashed you! | In September 2011, you took your first plane trip when we flew to Pennsylvania to visit daddy's family! You weren't too thrilled about the plane ride but you had a lot of fun seeing nana Jill again and meeting your grandpa Vernon, uncle Travis, aunt Kimberly, and cousins Brett, Krysta, Asher, Jordan, and Rayne.
22: SPECIAL MEMORIES | Your first summer, we went with nana and paw-paw to the Texas State Aquarium. You loved looking at all the cool sea creatures. Your favorite exhibit was a little bubble you could pop your head into to get a close up look at seahorses! You had a lot of fun following them around, trying to catch one.
23: You got to touch some hermit crabs... | ... and get up close and personal with a shark!
24: GROWTH CHART | AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | 1 6 lb 8 oz | 2 8 lbs 14 oz 22" | 3 10 lbs | 4 11 lbs 9 oz 24 1/2" | 5 | 6 13 lb 6 oz 26 1/2"
25: AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | 7 | 8 | 9 15 lbs 7 oz 28 1/4" | 10 | 11 | 12 17 lbs 14 oz 30"