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FC: GRANT'S BABY BOOK | “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." | Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11,12


2: FIRST PEEK | We weren't supposed to be able to have a baby but we really really wanted one! Grant, you are the miraculous answer to so many prayers! God knitting you together inside of me was one of the most joyful and exciting experiences of my life. --Mommy | HOORAY! IT'S A BOY!

3: MOTHER-TO-BE | With Aunt Cary above | MOMMY'S NAME _______Kimberly Katheryn____________

4: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS | Kim & Gavin (aka mommy and daddy) _____________________________________________________________

5: Gavin and Kim married on April 10, 2010. God knew they would be a great match for each other!

6: HOPES & DREAMS | MOMMY'S WISHES FOR ME | My precious Grant, My biggest hope and dream for you is that you choose go through life side-by=side with Jesus. No adventure will be greater than being led by Him into battle, discovering his deep love for you, and risking everything for Him because He first loved you. Daddy and I love you so so much==it blows our minds that God loves you even more!

7: DADDY'S WISHES FOR ME | Grant, some of my wishes for you (in no particular order) are that you would be... * a Seahawks fan * a heart-breaker * man who understands what a derivative is * someone who uses proper English * not as much of a crier as when you were a baby * a man of God * in an accountability relationship with another guy ___________

8: WELCOME GRANT ATOR HESSE!!! | The Hesse Clan (above) With GramGram (left)

9: FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS WITH FRIENDS & RELATIVES | with Aunt Jess | with Daddy and his computer | with Uncle Jeff and Aunt Melissa | with Aunt Bekah

10: FAMILY PORTRAITS | October 2011 (4 months old) @Edmonds Beach Park

11: At | At the zoo and at Cannon Beach

12: FIRST CHRISTMAS | __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

13: You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. --Frederick Buechner

14: 0-3 MONTHS | DATE_____________ | Grant with some very important people: cousins (Bruce, Daryian, Ivory & Natalia), his giraffe.....

15: DATE__________ | ...Kate, Juliette, Daddy, Mommy & the Seattle Seahawks.

16: 0-3 MONTHS cont... | DATE_____________ | First slumber party. Aunt Bekah helped mommy get some sleep! | Meeting up with Uncle Alan and Aunt Jess in San Diego. They lived in TJ, Mexico for 2 years

17: DATE__________

18: 4-6 MONTHS | Bowling in Kansas City with Cary and some other random pictures. :)

19: Auntie Joan's visit and other fun times

20: 7-9 MONTHS | Easter in warm, beautiful Southern California. Hangin; with the cousins | DATE__________ | _____________________________________________________________ | Mommy's growing tummy makes an excellent seat!

21: Aunt Christine is trying very hard to get Grant to hold his own bottle. Success at last! | _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | Grant in the sink with his first tube of toothpaste (above)

22: 10-12 MONTHS | _____________________________________________________________

23: You are getting to be such a big boy!

24: CANNON BEACH | Mommy and daddy were sick but we all made it to Cannon Beach with Grandma and Grandpa. The water was so cold! | C

25: DATE__________ | Fun with Grandpa!

26: AKINS FAMILY ON-DUTY! | Mommy went to work in Arizona for a week and left Grant with the Akins and Stonerock families. Bruce loves messin' with Grant and Grant adores Bruce. They had big adventures every day!

27: First chicken nuggets | Celebrating Bruce's accomplishments and Daryian's high school graduation | Grant wore everybody out :-)

28: LAKE CHELAN WITH HESSES | What a beautiful vacation! | Grant wouldn't stop trying to eat rocks at the lake.

29: First waterslide experience...very scary! | How do these teeter-totter things work? | Reading my favorite book "Roadwork" with Grandma and Calvin

30: FIRST BIRTHDAYS | In California and at Lake Chelan. Grant didn't know what to do with the cakes and was very tentative at first. His favorite part was squishing it in his hands, clapping, and finger painting it on the table..

31: Calvin sure knew what to do with that cupcake! | Bruce cheering Grant on (and giving him a tip or two!)

32: MILESTONE CHART | AGE IN MONTHS | 0 | 8 lbs 11 oz 21 inches | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ----11.69 lbs--- --22.5 inches First intentional smile --2 months | ------------ ------------ ------------ First giggle --3.5 months | ------------ ----16.72 lbs---- ---27 inches----- Roll from tummy to back -- 4.5 months | ------------ ------------ ------------ Able to sit up supported --5.2 months | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

33: AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | ------------ --19 lbs 11 oz-- ---29 inches----- First solid food--Sweet Potatoes--6 months Slept through the night -- 12 hours! --6.5 months | ------------ ------------ ------------ Able to sit up unsupported -- 7 months Two bottom teeth pop out | ------------ ------------ ------------ Bottom front two teeth poke through | ------------ ------------ ------------ Clap! High Five! Peek-a-boo! Rolling and pivoting all over the place. | ------------ ------------ ------------ Able to creep, crawl backwards Started needing clothes in 18 mo and 2T Two top teeth poke through | First tantrum in a public place (Fred Meyer) Move from tummy to sitting up Army crawl | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

34: 12 months First molars came in, "Pssss" or just "ssss" (please) 13 months "Taxi", "kitty-kitty", "touchda" (touchdown), 14 months "Chugga, chugga" (train, "bottle", "tee" (tree) 15 months Over 10 teeth! Can pull himself up. Lots of babble in own language 16 months 27.1 lbs (81%), 33 inches (91%), Cruises, walks with walker 17 months Walking!!! Still can't tell if right or left handed (uses both) Entered whining stage. 18 months First phrases "Can I touch it?" and "Go bye-bye in the car?" Ht: 33 inches, Wt: 29.25 lbs 19 months Calling bottons "butts", trying feed James from your sippy cup and give him paci (sweet big bro!) 20 months Making short sentences. Repeating anything that is said (unless he is too shy to), counts to 10 21 months First prayer March 22: "Jesus, thank you food, thank you cars. Amen!" Throwing bolls well w/right hand IDds letters of the alphabet 22 months Counts to 20. Knows ABC song and can ID most of the alphabet, Started potty training. 23 months 24 months | After 1 day! | After 1 year!

35: 13-18 MONTHS | Fun at the zoo while we wait for James to arrive | DATE__August 4, 2012--James Mitchell Hesse was born!_ | _____________________________________________________________

36: I'm a pirate. I'm a cuddler. I'm a big brother. I lead the way!

37: @ Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival (first bounce house, first parade, Aunt Joan visiting) Family pic

38: Give me some space, I just found some car books! Daddy is determined to get me to walk! | Stranger danger at the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival. First attempt at a trike (Shoreline Gym).

39: Good-bye Seattle California, here I come!

40: Christmas 2012 | Week 1 @ Akins/Stonerock homes. Grant meets Great-Grandma, gets lots of fun toys, goes up and down the stairs 100+ times, and falls in the pool (promptly pulled out by Aunt Christine).

41: Week 2 @ Columbia Hesse's.. "A-poop-alypse 2012" ...everyone got really sick. Grant is wearing his daddy's jumper made by Grandma.

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