S: Baby Gisele's 1st Year!!
FC: INTRODUCING | Gisele Angeline
2: FIRST PEEK | HOORAY! IT'S A: GIRL
3: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS
6: DATE_______ | MEASUREMENTS | BIRTH DATE: MAY 5, 2011 | BIRTH TIME: 10:10 AM | WEIGHT: 7 POUNDS 5 OUNCES | LENGTH: 19-1/2 INCHES | PICTURE DATE: MAY 7, 2011 | HELLO WORLD!
7: Celebrating Mommies 1st Mother's Day | GISELE LOOKING LIKE ROYALTY, NAPPING IN HER BEAUTIFUL CRIB WITH BEDDING FIT FOR A PRINCESS - THANK YOU NANA FOR MAKING IT FOR ME! UNCLE DAMIAN HOLDING GIGI FOR THE FIRST TIME - SHE IS SO TINY!
8: YOUR STORY | May 3rd, 2011 - one week to go before my due date.... I decided to have dinner with Melissa at Devon. We ate lots of shrimp and lobster. It was delicious, but as soon as dinner was over, I felt funny. The next day I had some minor pain, and I knew I was going into labor. That night I packed my bag for the hospital and put it near the door. Finally around 10pm my water broke and I decided to take a nap while I still could. I slept for an hour and then the contractions woke me up around 11pm. I walked around the house stretching through each contraction until Daddy got nervous and decided we should head to the
9: hospital, so we left the house around 3:30AM. By 4AM I was admitted to the maternity ward where they informed me I was approximately 4 cm at that point. The doctors urged me to get an epidural and after refusing to have one during the 6 hours of contractions, I finally decided I had endured enough pain, so by 5:30AM I had the doctor administer an epidural. It hurt like crazy, but I immediately felt relief from the contractions and was happy with my decision to get one. Soon thereafter I received a small dosage of Pitocin to help get things moving along and by 9AM I was pushing. After about an hour of pushing - little Gisele Angeline Marino was born at 10:10AM!
15: Gisele's First Visitors
18: MILESTONES FIRST TOOTH: BOTTOM FRONT RIGHT 10-14-11 SITTING UP ON HER OWN: 6 MONTHS OLD CRAWLING: 7-1/2 MONTHS OLD FIRST WORD: DADA - CHRISTMAS DAY WALKING WITH A WALKER: 2-23-12 WALKING UNASSISTED: 3-24-12 FIRST BOO BOO: SCRAPED KNEE 4-4-12
20: OUR SWEET BABY | OCTOBER 2, 2011 - SS PETER & PAUL CATHEDRAL
21: GISELE IS ENJOYING HER FIRST HALLOWEEN PARTY. SHE MAKES A CUTE BUTTERFLY, ALTHOUGH SHE WASN'T A BIG FAN OF WEARING THE ANTENNA HEADPIECE!
22: GISELE & LAILA PLAYING IN THE SHOWER!
23: My first lunch out with mommy & daddy at Maggiano's..... I'm ready to order!!
24: MACKENZIE'S BAPTISM
25: OUR BABY | MERRY CHRISTMAS
26: Grandpa & Grandma posing for the camera with Gisele and Laila after a fun day at the aquarium. Great Grandma Richardson holding Gisele at Thanksgiving.
27: Nana holding Gisele at 3 weeks old. She is so tiny!! Great Grandma Whitney and mommies cousin Nicole holding Gisele at Thanksgiving.
28: HAPPY NEW YEAR
29: GISELE'S FIRST MUMMERS PARADE!!
31: WHEN DADDY COMES HOME MONDAYS & TUESDAYS WITH NANI BOUNCING IN HER JUMPY MAKING HER PIGGY FACE PLAYING WITH BUDDY & SAMPSON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS WITH T PUTTING ON LOTION BY HERSELF CRANBERRY WALNUT TOAST SLURPING SPAGHETTI | GIGI'S FAVORITES
32: VALENTINE'S DAY PHOTO SHOOT!
34: Gisele's 1st Easter Egg Hunt
39: Gisele's birthday celebration with her friends from music class!!
41: Gisele biting into her first cupcake after singing happy birthday!
42: I'M READY FOR TAKEOFF MOM - MY THIRD AIRPLANE RIDE... I'M A PRO! | THIS FAN SURE IS COOL! | MY LITTLE BALLERINA, NAPPING ON THE BEACH! | HUGGING MY BEST BUD ALEX!
43: My first county fair!
46: FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT AT THE ART MUSEUM!
48: OUTERBANKS, NC