S: Claire Marie Nefzger October 17, 2006
BC: Our little sweetie pie
FC: Claire Marie Nefzger | mine | October 17, 2006
1: Claire, May this book always be a reminder of how much you are loved by your family and how blessed we feel to have you in our lives. Thank you for all the happy memories you have already given us. Love, Mommy and Daddy
2: On March 6, 2006, Mommy and Daddy received wonderful news that we were expecting you. We were in shock at first, and then very excited. During an ultrasound on June 9 we found out that you were going to be a girl! We were so excited to meet our precious baby girl...to hold you in our arms and give you sweet hugs and kisses... | Our Hopes: A healthy and happy baby (and good weather for our trip to the hospital!) | Due date: November 8, 2006 | Expecting... You! | Mommy, ten days before you were born
3: Making preparations: Mommy and Daddy wanted a special (and larger) home to bring you home to, so we bought a new two bedroom condominium in Racine, WI. We moved in on July 1, 2006. Mommy bought new pastel baby animal themed bedding and Nana and Boppa came to paint your room yellow while Mommy and Daddy worked. Mommy made you new curtains and we decorated with lots of stuffed animals. Except for your crib, most of your furniture was Mommy's furniture when she was growing up! | Mommy had two baby showers: September 16, 2006 Hostesses: Grandma Nefzger and Barb Weber October 13, 2006 Hostess: Jillian Stapleman
4: Claire Marie Nefzger You arrived at 1:04 a.m on Tuesday October 17, 2006...3 weeks early! Weight: 6 lbs 14.8 oz. Length: 19 1/2 in. Eye color: dark blue Hair color: light blonde Location: All Saints Hospital Racine, WI Delivered by: Dr. Lenora Brockman | Two minutes old!
5: Mommy worked all day on Monday, October 16 and then had a doctor's appointment that afternoon. Shortly after Daddy got home from work, around 5:00 pm., Mommy sneezed and her water broke! You were coming early! Daddy and Mommy ate (well, Daddy did, Mommy was too nervous) and arrived at the hospital around 6:30. After four pushes, you arrived at 1:04 a.m. on October 17. We couldn't believe you were finally here and we could hold you close, snuggle with you and give you lots of kisses. Despite the time, we called your grandparents, aunts and uncles to tell them the wonderful news. You were such a tiny, beautiful, precious little girl and we have loved and cherished you since the day you arrived.
6: Meeting Your Grandparents | Grandma and Grandpa visited on October 19th | Nana and Boppa visited on October 21st
7: Baptized in Christ December 27, 2006 St. Joseph's Catholic Church Rosemount, MN Celebrant: Father Tom Hill Godparents: Andrea and Will Powers
8: Your Little World: | 0-6 Months: Mommy and Daddy Snuggling Naps Milk Hugs and Kisses Baths Smiles Swaddling 6-12 Months: Mommy and Daddy Sweet Potatoes Books Bathtime and Bubbles Lullabies Smiles Socks Blocks Stacking Cups Folding Laundry Frog Rattle Play Gym | Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens | Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
9: 12-18 Months: Peek-A-Boo Shape Sorter “I Love You So” Jeffrey Books Dogs Birds Butterflies Baby Dolls Sledding Snow Playing the Piano 18-24 Months: Puzzles Walks Music Table Laundry Basket Rides Bubble Wrap Elmo Parks Swings Little Sister Olivia Wearing Mommy's Shoes The Pool | Brown paper packages tied up with strings | These are a few of my favorite things... | Favorite Things
10: Newborn First car ride: Oct 19, 2006 Met Grandma and Grandpa Nefzger: Oct 19, 2006 Met Nana and Boppa Quy: Oct 21, 2006 First sponge bath: Oct 21, 2006 First bath in tub:”Nov 5, 2006 First smile: Nov 14, 2006 Two Months First Christmas: Dec 25, 2006 My Baptism: Dec 27, 2006 Slept through the night: Jan 5, 2007 First laugh- singing Close to You:”Jan 8, 2007 Three Months Push up onto elbows: Jan 31, 2007 Four Months Held own bottle: Feb 17, 2007 Five Months Rolled from back to side: Mar 30, 2007 Six Months First solid food (carrots): Apr 19, 2007 Sat by yourself: May 10, 2007 | Fun and Momentous Firsts:
11: Eight Months Rolled from tummy to back: Jun 20, 2007 Last time being nursed: July 2, 2007 First wave hello:”July 3, 2007 First plane ride: July 4, 2007 Rolled onto tummy: July 10, 2007 Slept on stomach: July 10, 2007 First time in pool: July 11, 2007 Put pacifier into mouth: July 15, 2007 Nine Months First tooth appeared: July 31, 2007 First time in a lake: Aug 11, 2007 Sat up from prone: Aug 13, 2007 Ten Months First crawl: Aug 20, 2007 Twelve Months First trip to the zoo (Your birthday): Oct 17, 2007 First taste of cake: Oct 17, 2007 First Trick or Treating: Oct 31, 2007 Thirteen Months First step: Dec 15, 2007
12: Parts and Pieces Age One
13: Watch Me Grow | Age Date Length Weight Head Cir. Newborn Oct 17, 2006 19 1/2 in. 6# 14.8 oz. 13 in. 3 days Oct 20, 2006 19 1/2 in. 6# 10.7 oz. 13 in. 1 w, 6 d Oct 30, 2006 19 7/8 in. 7# 3.9 oz. 13 1/4 in. 2 m, 2 d Dec 19, 2006 23 in. 11# 3 oz. 14 3/4 in. 4 m, 3 d Feb 20, 2007 24 1/2 in . 14# 2 oz. 16 in. 6 months April 17, 2007 24 1/2 in. 15# 10 oz. 16 1/2 in. 9 m, 7 d July 24, 2007 27 1/4 in. 20# 1.0 oz. 17 1/2 in. 12 m, 6 d Oct 23, 2007 29 1/2 in. 23# 6.0 oz. 17 1/2 in. 18 m 20 d May 7, 2008 31 3/4 in. 25# 5 oz. 18 1/2 in. 2 y, 17 d Nov 3, 2008 34 in. 28# 8 oz. 18 3/4 in. | From newborn to age 2, you grew 14 1/2 in. and gained 21# 9.2 oz.
14: Imagine | Love | Hope | Cherish
15: Hush, Baby Sleeping | And if that cart and bull turn over, Papa's going to buy you a dog named Rover. And if that dog named Rover won't bark, Papa's going to buy you a horse and cart. And if that horse and cart fall down, You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town. So hush little baby, don't you cry, Mommy loves you and so do I. | Hush, little baby, don't say a word, Papa's going to buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird won't sing, Papa's going to buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring turns brass, Papa's going to buy you a looking glass. And if that looking glass gets broke, Papa's going to buy you a billy goat. And if that billy goat won't pull, Papa's going to buy you a cart and bull.
16: One Month | Two Months | Three Months | Four Months
17: Five Months | Six Months | Seven Months | Eight Months
18: Nine Months | Ten Months | Eleven Months | Twelve Months
19: First Birthday Mommy and Daddy took you to the Racine Zoo to celebrate your birthday. You loved seeing all the animals, especially the giraffe. Later that day Grandma and Grandpa Nefzger visited and you had your first taste of cake: lemon cupcake with lemon frosting. You were in love! Nana and Boppa visited two days later and spent the weekend. We went to the park to look at all the pretty fall leaves. For your birthday you received: a sleeper sack, Sesame Street Books, a Bedtime Story book, wood rocking chair, alphabet blocks, God Gave Us You book, A to Z Sesame Street book, Little People camper set, and slippers. Mommy also told Daddy that you were going to be a big sister!!
20: Thirteen Months | Fourteen Months | Fifteen Months | Sixteen Months
21: Seventeen Months | Eighteen Months | Nineteen Months | Twenty Months
22: Twenty-one Months | Twenty-two Months | Twenty-three Months | Twenty-four Months
24: Two Years Old
25: Three Years Old
26: Four Years Old
27: Five Years Old