S: Mikayla's First Year | Natalie Grace Bryant
BC: to be continued.... | 2 | YEAR | nd | Mikayla's
FC: Mikayla Rae Glass
1: January 20, 2010, A new adventure begins | Mikayla Rae Glass | Born at 1:33 am | 1.20.10 | 20.5 inches | 4lbs | Many people say your Daddy is stubborn and your Mama is strong-willed so we knew you were going to be no different. You wanted to make your own special entrance into the world and came 6 whole weeks before your due date! Mom hadn't even had her baby shower and went 3 days later without you being there! You made Mom and Dad spend the whole day at the doctor's only to be told everything was fine and we could go home, but surprise! As soon as we got home Mom's water broke and back to the hospital we went. You were born 3 hours later and were whisked away to the NICU at 1:30 in the morning. We didn't even get to see you until 9 o'clock later that morning!
2: NICU | In the | -Penn State Children's Hospital- | The moment a is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but not the mother A mother is something absolutely | Child New.
3: Grandma drove Mama to see you everyday for 2 weeks! Then Daddy would come after work to snuggle and feed you. We couldn't wait to take you home with us! | Our First Family Photo
4: Home | Since you stayed in the NICU for 2 weeks after you were born, nobody had seen you except in pictures! The next few weeks were filled with visitors to meet and love you. | SWEET | Home
6: Bath time didn't bother you much, as long as water didn't get on your face! You sure didn't like getting out of the water though! | Bath | FIRST | Your | HOME
7: Nothin' better than a nap after a bath! | 3 weeks old
8: in the making | FRIENDS | Best | The start of a beautiful friendship
9: LOVE | Full of | 1 month old | Mama's Cutie
10: Months | 2 | 7.14 lbs 20 3/4 in.
11: As spring started to roll around we visited all sorts of places. Of course you slept most of the time, but you did love to go see Aunt Kimberly and watch her work in her garden. | The only thing worth stealing is a from a sleeping baby | Kiss
12: 3 | months old
13: Snuggling with Aunt Stephanie! | "Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories." --Cathy Allen
14: "Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad."
15: Such a | BIG GIRL | - head up & rolling over -
16: Tummy time was not something you EVER enjoyed!
17: The New House! Your Nursery
18: Starting baby foods! Your first taste of peas, you weren't a big fan. | 4 months old 11.15 lbs 23 1/4 inches | Even though you didn't like baby food very much, your first real laugh was in your high chair with Daddy and Mommy.
19: "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." ~Elizabeth Stone | PRETTY Blue Eyed GIRL
20: You continue to crack everyone up all day long. You're learning new things each day and growing so big so fast.
21: 5months | Learning to drive with Grandpa!
22: We went to Daddy's friend's house for a cookout on the Fourth of July! You had a great time in the pool with Dad. | 4 | th | of | JULY
23: FIRECRACKER | My little
24: saying goodbye to daddy | Mikayla Rae's Dad
25: Daddy was in Iraq for 2 months while you stayed home with Mommy. He said is was HOT! Mama sent him pictures of you every week so he wouldn't miss how big you were getting!
26: This is when you started sitting up all by yourself. We sent this picture to daddy so he could see how big you were. | 6 months old 15.2 lbs 24 1/4 in
27: "Little girls bring such delight with hearts so warm and smiles so bright."
28: SUN | Fun in the | - this little bikini babe is a water bug -
29: JUST HANGING OUT While Daddy was off saving the world, you and mom were hanging out with Aunt Steph and Aunt Sammy at the pool and creek. You loved the water and when you learned to splash -- No one stayed dry!
30: A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend | We took you to New Jersey to visit your Great Grandparents. You loved the park!
31: "No symphony orchestra ever played music like a little girl with her mom." | laughing | 7 months old
32: What a | GOOD DAY | - At City Island for Kipona Festival - | DAY | Labor
33: CAMERA | Smile for the | Your favorite thing to do right now is smile for the camera. As soon as you see or hear one you get a big goofy smile and you cheese for the camera. Of course, Mama taking pictures all day long didn't help...
34: LaLa and Pop take us to DC Zoo!
35: 9 Months 17.10 lbs. 23 1/4 inches
36: PUMPKINS | Pickin'
37: You helped rake the leaves when Daddy came home in October, well you mostly tried to eat them! | Raking Leaves (sort of)
38: You loved your costume for Halloween! We didn't go trick or treating but we did go see LaLa and Pop and hand out candy at home.
39: HALLOWEEN | trick-o-treat | First | - my little bunny's -
40: You were not a big fan of the snow! The minute Mama put you down you screamed until picked up again. We even got you a sled! Oh well, maybe next year.
41: Let it | SNOW!
42: HALLS | Decking the
43: Our First Christmas in the new house! You absolutely loved to pull off the Christmas balls!
44: One year old? You've got to be kidding me! Time flew by so fast. You've come so far from an impatient preemie! You can stand, wave, clap and dance! You have made everyone you've met a little bit happier, that's just who you are. It's a quality I hope sticks with you forever. Your laugh brightens my day and I couldn't imagine life without you. You make us happier than we ever thought possible. Of course you drive us crazy sometimes but it's worth it in the end. I can't wait to watch you grow up and become a woman. I have high hopes for you because I know already at 1, You are amazing. Love Mama & Daddy
45: 1 year old 19.4 lbs 31 inches | A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the and promise of the future. | hope
46: - my baby girl turns 1 - | MIKAYLA | Happy Birthday