S: Dexter Braedyn Simmons July 1, 2010
1: Grandma Lorelei | Grandpa Derek Great Grandma Hjordis | Grammy Mary Ellen | Grampy John | Mommy | Daddy
2: 16 Weeks | 20 Weeks | 20 Weeks | 20 Weeks | 23 Weeks | 30 Weeks | 30 Weeks | 34 Weeks | 34 Weeks
3: You were born exactly 1 week early after I was induced twice. You definitely gave me a run for my money during pregnancy, but once you were born you hardly ever cried. Everyone was surprised at how happy you were and that you slept through the night at 4 months old.
4: We spent 6 days recovering in the hospital. You were jaundice and had to lay under the lights for 24 hours. | You were born at 12:21am on July 1, 2010 via c-section at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Your original due date was July 8, but my belly was too big, so they induced me early.
5: 8 lbs. 4.5 oz 21 inches long
6: COUSINS Gunnar, Gillian, Myla, Kenley and Adalyn
8: Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herold
9: You always loved bath time, and one of your first words was "quack."
12: Every baby needs a lap. Henry Robin
16: Your first Thanksgiving was spent in Minnesota. Here you are with your cousins; Allyson, Gunnar, Gillian and Adalyn. | You and Adalyn with Great Grandma Hjordis and your Great-Great Aunt Helen
21: Your first basketball practice was at Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Florida where your dad was the head coach and your mom taught English.
22: Your first Christmas was spent in Jacksonville with Grammy, Grampy and your cousin Jonathan.
24: A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg | We had Wilson and Spalding until you were about a year old. Spalding got sick and we had to give Wilson away because of our new house in Kissimmee, Florida.
25: With your cousin Sonny | You started learning to crawl around 6 months. However, you didn't actually crawl until 9 months, and by then you were also pulling yourself up. | Playing with Wilson
30: The summer of your first birthday we drove to Chapel Hill, NC to spend some time with family and visit UNC where your daddy's college coach was the assistant. After some time there, Grandma, you and I drove all the way to Minnesota...it was not a fun drive! | While we were in Minnesota for the summer, you learned all about lawn mowers and four wheelers. You also spent a whole lot of time with your cousins.
32: 1 Year Old! | For your 1st birthday, you had a Mickey Mouse birthday cake. You never really liked dirty hands, so you just poked around in the frosting a bit. You also had an ear infection at the time. | We actually ended up having your birthday party a day late. During your original birthday dinner, there was a huge storm and we lost electricity for 26 hours.