FC: Carolyn Annette Higginbotham | Your Birthday
1: About Our Family We are Veltrice & Jason Higginbotham. We were married on February 11, 2007. We weren't planning on having children. You are our greatest gift. We found out we were expecting a month after your father's return from Iraq.
2: How We Found Out We were shocked to learn on November 21, 2011 that we were expecting. I went in for an emergency doctor appointment for acid reflux disease and learned I was pregnant. Total Shocker!!!
3: How We Told Our Family On November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Day, we gave your grandparents a gift for their 15th wedding anniversary. In the card we signed it "Love Vel, Jason & Sprout "(your nickname). They were so excited. We called our distant family, and we sent an email to our siblings. Everyone was so excited.
4: Our 5th Anniversary/Honeymoon | We Went to St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, & St. Maarten December 11-18, 2011
6: Your very first photo!
7: On December 30, 2011 we saw you for the very first time! You wiggled your little hands and tiny legs.
8: On my birthday January 25, 2012 I had terrible cramps and had an emergency appointment where we had our second look at you. We tried to find out your sex but we couldn't.
9: Your Second Photo!!
10: On March 9, 2012 at 20 weeks we went in for our official gender scan. Your dad and I were so excited. At 5 months we were eagerly awaiting the great news of your gender. We got to see your heart, lungs, spine, kidneys, and brain. We did not get to see your sex. We got an awesome picture of your feet! There were other things that we did not get to see and so the doctor recommended another ultrasound on April 17, 2012.
11: 3rd Ultrasound
12: When we returned from our trip we started looking for a home. Our lease was ending on our apartment in March and we wanted to purchase a house. We did not want your first home to be an apartment. So the search for the perfect house ensued. We looked at dozens of houses and on March 14, 2012 we closed on our first place!
13: Our Home
14: Getting your room ready | Painting your room | April 2012 Just 3 months to go...
15: The finished product!!
16: Getting the crib set up
18: Your dad did a great job making sure your bed was sturdy and ready for you to sleep in.
19: The crib is all set up
20: Fourth Ultrasound April 17, 2012
21: Today after months of waiting we finally learned that you are a GIRL. We are thrilled that we finally know what you are.
22: Our Housewarming Party April 28, 2012
24: More additions to your room. You'll be here in 2 months!
25: We bought your mattress and sheets, and Yaya found my old blanket. Your bedding is coming next.
27: Maternity Photo Shoot | Downtown, Raleigh, NC May 12, 2012
29: Mother's Day May 13, 2012
31: Davis Family Reunion June 1-3, 2012 Washington, DC
32: Your dad putting your bookcase together! | Only one more month to go!
33: June 2012
34: Baby Shower July 1, 2012
36: July was a month full of anticipation. We eagerly waiting for you to arrive. Well, your due date came and went. We decided that we would start the induction process on August 3, 2012. One week after your due date. You are already learning how to be fashionably late. :)
37: Your room is finally ready! | Just waiting on you to arrive
39: My First Week | Your Birthday!
40: Happy Birthday Cari Anne
43: My First Week | Meeting for family
44: Going Home
47: My First Week | You are 1 week old!
49: My First Week | Bath Time