S: Miley's Baby Book - First Year
FC: Miley Reagan Collard | July 18, 2008
2: Nine Months Impatient! | May 30, 2008
3: Happily Expecting Miley Any Day Now. | Can't Wait To Meet You.! | May 30, 2008
4: I made Kelly walk to church with me Sunday, June 1st. I wanted to put myself into hard labor. I was having contractions all through Stake Conference at the Provo Tabernacle that morning, and I knew it would be the day that I finally got to meet you. I could hardly wait! It was a gorgeous day. The sun was shining; the birds were singing; the grass was green and the sky was so blue. It was a perfect day; at least, it was perfect once I heard your voice for the first time and finally got to hold you in my harms. I loved you before I met you, but once I actually saw your sweet face I knew I would love you for ever and for always . . . | June 1, 2008
5: On the way to the hospital.... | I have dreamed for nine months about what you might look like, and now I am thrilled to finally get to see your beautiful face. | June 1, 2008
6: They let Daddy stay in the room but he had to don a new kind of suit of armor.He looks like a nightly prince to me no matter what his attire. He was nervous watching the surgery so he sat in a chair near my head where he couldn't see them operate, but he could still give me support.
7: ...C-section! | SURPRISE! You're having a... | I'm being prepped for an emergency cesarean delivery since Miley was lying transversely instead of head down :(
8: Miley Makes Her Debut! | June 1, 2008 Sunday at 1 pm
9: Poked and examined. Cleaned and then swaddled.... Daddy said you were the sweetest and most patient baby in the room. He said you hardly cried while all the other babies screamed. It is hard to transition into this world from the womb. He was very proud and pleased from the very first moment
10: WIGGLY WAWA | so.. teeny .tiny
11: Brr... it's cold out here. | Gosh, I'm hungry! | Is it nap time, yet? | Cuddle me; I'm cute! | Cute as a bug
12: During the c-section I was a little frightened. But I forgot all my fears the moment the nurse placed you on my chest.You were still wet, and I could feel your warm head against my cheek. I cried, but they were tears of rejoicing like I've read about in the scriptures when people are full of gratitude and amazement so completely that it causes them to shout uncontrollably,"Hosanna! Hosanna to God in the Highest!" Indeed, those were the words in my heart. There you were, such a perfect and beautiful miracle that I not only got to witness, also I was blessed to be the very vessel that God, our Heavenly Father, chose for bringing His miracle into this mortal life. I do not believe that there can be any greater honor given to us as mortals than to be mothers. Thank you for choosing me, Miley. Thank you for the sweet gift of getting to watch over you throughout your mortal journey. When it was time to go home two days later, I still couldn't believe that I would get to keep you, that you would be mine and I would be yours. It is my prayer to our Eternal Father that He will qualify me, that I might become the mother you need me to be. | My Little Miracle!
13: Welcome to my arms, Miley!
14: Sunday's Child | adorable
15: Monday's child is fair of face; Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath day Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.
16: Miley looks like a Jensen (most of the time)! | Grandma and Grandpa come to celebrate with us!
17: Arlee | Dewie | Aunt Stephanie | Uncle John and Aunt Laraine | Amy Augustus | Trent and Kaylee Augustus
18: when you were born, my little sugar plum, you had a dark complexion. Daddy says you get it from him, but at first I didn't believe him since he has always been pale and never sees the sun. I call him a morlock. But the summer after you were born he spent time in the sun cleaning out our pool. He got really dark so I guess he was telling the truth. And it turns out he's not allergic to the sun! | as a | bug
19: Painted | the "new dad" painting mama's nails.
20: so fresh from heaven.... there is nothing sweeter than my sleeping angel
21: Sleep baby, sleep. When you dream, dream sweet.
22: Ready to go home but first things first, got to get those staples out! It took me about ten months (just about the time Miley started walking) before I felt like my old self again, but I will always have a scar - a symbol of my love for Miley. It reminds me of a scar far deeper than my own - the scars Jesus Christ bears on his hands and feet as symbols of his love for us. He loved us enough to suffer our sorrow and grief, our sickness and pain. He loves you, my darling Miley. I hope you come to know him well and to trust his atoning sacrifice. I remember the words of a sacrament hymn, "Oh love effulgent, love divine, what debt of gratitude is mine, that in His offering I have part and hold a place within His heart." And there is a place for you in his heart, sweet Miley. Go there often throughout your life, and you will always find peace and healing from the scars of life. You are so recently a part of my life and so tiny, but you fill my heart with gladness till it is overflowing. May you feel God's love for you and His presence in your life as He watches over you. May He bless you to be highly effective on this earth. | Belly Up! | Staples finally come out
23: Am I still pregnant?!? Look at that belly! I can't believe they'd let me go home like that | Finally ready to go home to my own bed and kiss hospital boredoms goodbye! | Hospital Release Day June3 | "Home again, Home again, ziggoty zog!" | Fabulous
25: GOING HOME | so new in my life and so teeny tiny but somehow you've already filled my heart to overflowing | Baby Girl
27: Miley is cleaner now, but she couldn't be more pure . I hope you always stay as clean and as pure as you are today. | June 8, 2008
28: daddy's girl | "You're so precious to me, cute as can be, baby of mine" | "If you feel lost and on your own your not alone just think of me. I care I will be waiting here with love to share and your heart will lead you home."
29: LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER You have Daddy's eyes, his dimples and his reticence. We love everything about you and are so happy to have you as part of our eternal family. | you hold the key to Daddy's heart
30: oopsy! | Daddy's very first Diaper Change | Things didn't go exactly the way Daddy thought they would. When he was done putting your diaper on you, I noticed your hand had been taped up in your diaper and was stuck. Oops! | te-hee | July 1, 2008
31: Out of bed lazy-heads! These two are always napping! It's a good thing Miley also likes Daddy's favorite hobby that way they enjoy the time they spend together. | Sleepy Heads
33: Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my best friend, lover and forever soul mate.
34: "I've fallen in love many times.. always with you."
36: My favorite place to be is inside of your hugs where it's warm and loving.
37: LOVE | July 18, 2008 | I love you!
38: The first man a little girl falls in love with is her DAD
40: oh, so cute!
41: adorable | Miley's expressions
46: Miley cried herself to sleep during tummy time. The doctor said she needed the time on her tummy in order to develop normally, but she hated it so much that I quit forcing it and she developed normally anyway. | Sleeping Angel | The Dreaded Tummy Time
50: All things grow better with love.
54: An eternity is forever, and forever with you would be a dream come true.
55: Love is patient, love is kind, love never ends.
58: "Love is looking into someone's eyes and seeing yourself perfect for the first time in your life."
60: My favorite place to be is inside of your hugs where it's warm and loving. I Love You!
64: Money talks, but it don't sing 'n dance and it can't walk. As long as I can have you here with me I'd much rather be forever in blue jeans.
76: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
77: MAKING MEMORIES
80: Summer Time!
82: Trick or Treat
85: EASTER | happy | Spring Time