S: Jessica Luree
BC: To our precious daughter We love you forever. -Mommy & Daddy
FC: Jessica Luree Berry June 22, 2004
1: Dear Sweet daughter, This book is for you. Your first year flew by and we loved every minute of it. We are so blessed to be your parents!
2: Once upon a time... I met your Dad in June 1998. We were married on September 18, 1999. We loved our life We lived in Harker Heights, TX, then moved to Lawton, OK. Daddy decided to go to law school, so we moved to Columbus Ohio the summer of 2002. | On November 14, 2002 your brother was born. Johnathan was a great baby and we wanted him to have a sibling soon.
4: On October 23, 2003, I found out that I was pregnant. I told Daddy and Aunt Erin right away. We waited until Johnathan's 1st birthday party to let him tell everyone that he was going to be a BIG BROTHER. He had everyone's attention. Grandma Bob, Pops, Rhonnie, Aunt Leigh, Doc and Mimi all watched as you opened your new book.
5: Psalm 139:13-16 "Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God- you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration - what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day." | 15 weeks | 8 weeks | 1st ultrasound at 8 weeks. We saw your heart beating...
6: Everyone was so excited about your arrival. Some of my friends threw me a surprise baby shower.
7: Aunt Leigh-me-Jessica Jennings | Me-Lucie Piggott | Jeana Campbell-me_-Julie Clark
8: We all waited and my tummy got bigger... | 32 weeks | 36 weeks | Easter | Law school prom 3/9/2004
9: and bigger and bigger and bigger. | 38 weeks,,,,3 days before you were born
10: Your due date was June 30. I was supposed to have a C-section on June 24. However on the night of June 21, I started to have contractions. They lasted all night. By the morning of June 22, I was sure I was in labor. Around 9am, Mimi drove me to Riverside Hospital. I was already dilated to 5cm. Daddy needed to hurry back from Fort Knox where he was doing his summer internship. Around 3 in the afternoon,Daddy arrived at the hospital. It was almost time for you to arrive also....
11: Waiting On You
12: We finally saw you, our precious daughter. You were beautiful. We loved you so much from the moment we saw you! | Jessica Luree Berry (Jessica-mommy's dear friend Jessica Waldron Jennings) (Luree- Mimi's middle name)
13: June 22, 2004 5:38 p.m. 6 pounds 7 ounces 19inches long Riverside Hospital, Columbus Ohio
14: We were amazing by you. Your dark hair. Your big eyes. Your Beauty. You were so alert and peaceful.
15: So sweet.
16: Our first photo with you, sweet Jessica.
17: We now have our own little princess.!!!
18: Big Brother Love
19: Johnathan was excited to see you. I am not sure if he really knew what was in store for him as a Big Brother. He was only 19 months old. He thought you were a "Baby".
21: Jessica, you had some many people love you from the start. Mimi, Doc, Grandma Bob, Pops, Rhonnie, Sean and Kylie were there to meet you.
22: Going HOME!
23: I was glad to be home. Johnathan was so excited. Mimi was there to help and Eddie came to visit | Cookies from Jessica Jennings
24: March | The 1st few weeks...
25: You were so easy those first few weeks...Your look seemed to change daily.
26: Your 1st Bath
27: I don't think you liked the bath at all!!!!
28: July was a busy month. It started with a visit to Pop's house. A few days later we attended the Sparks Family reunion. We ended the month at Hilton Head Island. You were getting more interactive each day. You gave me the 1st smile on July 20. Your sweet nature was starting to show...and your blue eyes!!! | July 1 month old
29: Sleeping in Granny Sparks arms at the reunion. | You already loved your brother.
30: You were 6 weeks old when we went to Hilton Head. I didn't get you out much because you were so little. You started sleeping 6 hours at night during the trip.
32: AUGUST | 2 months old. 10lbs 3oz You were smiling now. You started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks old. You were still a very easy baby.
33: You met Aunt Erin at the end of August. She had been in Maine running her camp. | We went to Murfreesboro for Doc's race on August 20. It was my first race since you were born.
34: September 3 months old We went to visit Pops, Rhonnie, Sean and Kylie in Minford over Memorial Day.
35: These two loved spending time together. | Daddy started his last year in law school Go Buckeyes
37: 3 month milestones On Sept. 30 you rolled over for the 1st time.
38: OCTOBER 4 months
39: 4 month milestones 13lbs 2oz
40: We can play!!!
41: . | I am so thankful this moment was captured on pictures. I think it was the first REAL time you & Johnathan played. You just laughed at him. He loved making you smile.
42: In October,Jessica dressed up... | ... like a LADYBUG
43: We went with Grandma Bob to BOO on Broadway
44: NOVEMBER 5 months | On November 3, you had your 1st taste of solid food. Rice Cereal. I think you liked it!!!
45: We were so thankful to have you in our life | For your 1st Thanksgiving, we stayed in Ohio. We spend the time with Grandma Bob, Granny, Sparky, and Aunt Erin. We also went to see Pops, Rhonnie, Sean and Kylie. I guess I didn't take any pictures of that!!!
46: On November 14, you helped us celebrated Johnathan's 2nd Birthday. It was an Ohio State Tailgate!!!!
48: december 6 months | 6 month milestones 15lbs You were sitting up with support. You also started pushing up on your hands and knees. You started crawling on Dec. 26 | 2004
49: Mommy's attempt to get a cute Christmas card
50: You were not scared of Santa...all smiles from you
51: 1st Christmas Pop's house
52: We were at Mimi and Doc's on Christmas morning. You got lots of goodies from Santa.
54: Christmas dinner with Mommy, Aunt Leigh, Aunt Christy, Aunt Shellie and Aunt Terri
55: Even at a young age, you knew Moppie and Poppa were super special. Always smiling around them.
56: January 7 months | 2005
57: 7 month milestones You were on the move now. You started pulling up on anything you could find. You also melted your Daddy's heart on Jan 3 when you said "Dada" | Pops and Rhonnie took us all skiing . It was a fun family adventure
58: January was cold. You and Johnathan were always sick and we spent lots of time inside the house.
59: PLAY TIME
61: LET'S EAT.. PEAS, SWEET POTATOES, BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES, GREEN BEANS, & YOUR FAVORITE APPLESAUCE
62: February 8 months | 8 month milestones 15lbs 15 oz Your 1st tooth came on Feb. 22.
64: Splish Splash you were taking a bath.
65: You loved bath time once you were able sit unassisted. You & Johnathan would just play forever if I let you.
66: MARCH 9 MONTHS
69: Easter Pictures. Your dress was made by Mimi. You looked so pretty!
70: april 10 months | 10 month milestones 16lbs 4oz On April 24, you stood and took 4 steps on your own. Your 2nd bottom tooth came in.
72: Spring arrived in Ohio and we were so glad to be out of the house. You were very unsure of the grass. It took you awhile to start to crawl around outside
74: may(11 months) | On May 8 you helped me celebrate Mother's day. It was even more special to be the mother of 2 wonderful babies.
75: On May 13, we celebrated Daddy's graduation from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. | the
76: May was a very busy month. You had lots to celebrate. We had visits from Sean and Kylie. We went to the zoo. It was great month. You were the happiest baby ever! You just smiled and went along for the ride!
77: the | I was able to get your hair into a tiny little ponytail. You looked like Pebbles from the Flintstones
78: We all went to the zoo at the end of May. It was very hot but we had lots of fun. You loved the fish the best. | Columbus ZOO
80: june (22 days until your birthday) | June was a big month. You were walking all over and were so happy. We had to say goodbye to our house in Ohio. The army was moving us to Fort Hood. Texas
82: Jessica's first 1st birthday party in Ohio. Grandma Bob, Pops, Rhonnie, Sean, Kylie, Aunt Joan, Uncle Bill, Eddie, and Tiffany were all there to celebrate our little JessieBee's big day!! | J | E | S | S | S | I | C | A | I | I
83: I | S | O | N | E | Grandma Bob made your cake
84: Your second 1st birthday party was in Murfreesboro. Lots of people were there to watch you eat your cake. You are one loved little girl.
86: YOU ARE 1!!!!! This year has flown by. You are our princess and a blue eyed blessing. We love you......
87: It's only for a moment you are mine to hold The plans that heaven has for you Will all too soon unfold So many different prayers I'll pray For all that you might do But most of all I'll want to know You're walking in the truth And if I never told you, I want you to know As I watch you grow I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams And that faith gives you the courage To dare to do great things I'm here for you whatever this life brings So let my love give you roots And help you find your wings May passion be the wind That leads you through your days And may conviction keep you strong Guide you on your way May there be many moments That make your life so sweet Oh, but more than memories I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams And that faith gives you the courage To dare to do great things I'm here for you whatever this life brings So let my love give you roots And help you find your wings It's not living if you don't reach for the sky I'll have tears as you take off But I'll cheer as you fly I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams And that faith gives you the courage To dare to do great things I'm here for you whatever this life brings So let my love give you roots And help you find your wings