S: Our First Year with Kaylin
FC: our first year with
1: Our beautiful baby girl, you are our world. The first day when we finally got to meet you was one of the happiest days of our lives. Your beautiful blue eyes that twinkled in the light, Your tiny fingers and tiny toes, With that smile that would melt our hearts, What a miracle you truly are. We thank God for you! The minute you were born, you became a little sister. Your big sister, Hayden, was so anxious and excited to meet you. She even had the honor of naming you. That is how you became Kaylin. You got your middle name of Ann from me and your last name from Daddy of course. You made our family complete. Your personality is sassy, a bit like mine and a lot like Daddy's. To say you didn't have daddy wrapped around your little finger would be a lie. We loved you from when you were new and all the way through. We Love you so much baby girl Love, Mommy, Daddy, and big sister Hayden
2: About a year after we were married we were ready to start a family. Our first attempt failed and I miscarried after about 9 weeks. Sad day, but a few months later I was pregnant with your big sister, Hayden. | June 25, 2005 | May you find strength in the love that surrounds you. | With this Ring..
3: Hayden Kylee Smith | Hayden was due in September 2007, but because I ended up with severe preeclampsia, she had to be delivered 9 weeks early on July 14. It was a very scary day. She was so tiny and had to be in an incubator. she had to stay in the hospital for almost 3 months. It was rough. But she is strong just like you and made it through. | July 14, 2007 | 11:55 am | 16 inches | 2 lbs. 14 oz.
4: When Hayden turned 3, We decided it was time to try to give her a sibling. So we tried for you and that first month we got pregnant! It was a huge surprise to us for it happened so fast!
5: Our first doctor's appointment was on September 20, 2010. We had to go to a high risk doctor because of my previous preeclampsia with your sister. We ended up with Dr. Davies at Methodist Hospital as our doctor. We found out that you were due May 5th, 2011. Daddy and I also got to hear and see you for the first time. You were very tiny, but so sweet. | 1st Picture
6: We had an ultrasound at every appointment because I was high risk, So we got to see you a lot during the pregnancy. On December 14th, 2010 we found out that you were going to be a girl! Hayden knew it all along and kept telling us that we were having a girl. During our last appt. we scheduled a C-Section for April 26, 2011 | Ultrasound
7: We knew from this moment on that you had gotten your feet from your daddy. | You had the hiccups just about every time we saw you. My tummy would jump with every one you had. | Every time we had an ultrasound you were always head down. | You looked just like your big sister, Hayden
8: s | K A Y L I N
9: Nursery | Mommy and Daddy worked very hard to get your room ready for your arrival. We painted the walls pink and purple and then mommy found a dandelion wall decal that she put on the walls. Each seed had to be put on separately, was alot of work and I even did it with you in my tummy. I also found this precious saying that we put on the wall over your crib. Your closet and your dresser stays packed with beautiful new clothes and shoes and some hand me downs from your big sister.
10: Mommy is growing and glowing... | 4 months along | 8 months along | 6 months along
11: Day of the C-section - April 26, 2011 | Getting prepped on whats going to happen | Right before I went into the operating room
12: April 26, 2011 | 10:14 a.m. | 20 inches | 7 lbs and 1 oz. | Your first | Breath | Away | took ours
13: "I knew I loved you before I met you."
14: April 26, 2011 | Kaylin Ann Smith arrived on April 26, 2011 Looking back on that day, I know that she was sent from above, for her eyes are sky blue. Thank you God for giving me this precious little girl!
15: Kaylin | Ann Smith | Your first footprint | Mommy, Daddy, & Kaylin's | Daddy's Girls | hospital bands | Relaxing
16: & | After you were born | came to see and hold you.
17: This Certifies | This Certifies | This Certifies | Tiny Hands and Tiny Feet | Tiny Hands and Tiny Feet | This Certifies
18: 1st Day Home
19: It was a beautiful day when we brought you home. Grandma and Hayden came to pick us up at the hospital because Daddy had to work. I was exhausted but you slept most of the day.
20: 1 Month Old | You were breastfeed up until now, your sister was super excited because now she could help feed you.
21: You had your days and nights mixed up and kept mommy awake all night. | You weighed 12.5 lbs. at your first doctors appointment and were 23 inches long. You had to get 3 shots. Dad & Hayden came with us, they both couldn't watch.
22: S | I | T | S | E
23: Friendship can't compare | to the special | bond Sisters share. | You love for Hayden to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to you, sometimes she was the only one that could calm you down. | S | R
24: 2 months | You loved your swing, were in it everyday till your grew out of it. | You started sleeping through the night, but you sleep with mommy and daddy, which you love.
25: You have super strong legs and like to stand on our laps.
26: Rub-a-dub-dub... | Your first bath was. a sponge bath in the hospital. You did not mind it. You liked your fist bath at home too, but then after that you did not like being naked in the water and screamed the entire time. | First Bath
27: ...baby Kaylin in the tub | You liked your big sister, Hayden to help bathe you. As you got older you splashed and laughed the entire time.
28: 3 months Old | You enjoyed your tummy time
29: You went in our pool for the first time and you hated it, kind of like the bath. | You would get really mad if you couldn't get something in your mouth just the way you wanted it..I would end up having to take your toys away, because you would get so upset. | You are trying to walk before you crawl...
31: and My Daddy...
32: August 2011 | We are pretty sure that you said your first word this month...it was Hayden. You just love your big sister. Your so mesmerized by her. | Your 15 lbs. 7 oz. and 25 inches long now and growing so fast..
33: 4 Months | You got your first tooth...after a month of screaming and crying it finally made its way through. The second one made it shortly after. You have both bottom teeth already. | You can roll over now, front to back and back to front. You never stay still anymore. | We fed you rice cereal for the first time..you didn't like it too much! | You found your toes, which of course go right to the mouth | Your trying to crawl, won't be long now.
34: You started getting up on all fours and rocking...you are going to be crawling very soon. | You went on the swing outside for the first time and loved it. | You can sit up all by yourself now | You got to go with Hayden to her preschool every Tuesday when mommy had to go for parents day..you loved it. | September 2011
35: You can hold your bottle now, you do pretty well. | You started on jar food, so far you have had bananas and carrots, your a little unsure about those carrots and your really starting to like your cereal now. | 5 Months
36: We went that night around the beat, around a familiar street, It's the chosen path for many feet, when it comes to going trick-or-treat. | Boo | You got one eye tooth on top. We joked that you should have been a vampire for Halloween! So cute!
37: Kaylin's 1st
38: Couldn't wait any longer... | You crawled for the first time on November 2nd. | You've graduated to oatmeal cereal and some finger foods. | October 2011 | You really liked eating bananas out of this..here you were too lazy to hold it so you let it rest on your tray .
39: Yes...this is your sock in your mouth, all the sudden you thought you were a dog with a bone. It was really funny! | You have just about 6 teeth now. | November 2011
40: You pull yourself up on everything! You think you can walk and you let go and fall. You have bumped your head so many times, I am almost thinking of getting you a helmet :-) | You look just like your Dad in this picture, you got his pouty face!
41: Your top front tooth poked through so now you have both top eye teeth, two front bottom teeth, & one front tooth with the other not too far behind. | Kaylin's 1st...
42: Kaylin's First.. | Ho Ho Ho | 8 Months Old | You can walk while holding on to things. | You say Da,Da. You are defiantly Daddu's little girl! | We had no snow this year for Christmas, I can't even remember when that has ever happened.
43: The birth of Jesus Christ made all of this possible... | You didn't care much for unwrapping your presents, you just chewed on their bows. | Christmas | First time meeting Santa... | Who the heck are you?" | Your starting to stand all by yourself.
44: 9 to 10 Months | January-February 2012 | You laugh at the pictures on the walls, it is the funniest thing. | As of the 1st of January we had no snow yet! | Your walking all by yourself now.
45: You are such a climber...you climb up on anything and everything. We are going to have our hands full with you! | You had your 9 month Dr. appt. and you weigh 19 lbs. and are 28 inches long
48: 11 to 12 Months | March-April 2011 | You got to go outside and play for the first time, you cried when it was time to come in | You liked to steal my comb to comb your hair | I put shoes on you for the first time and you wouldn't walk in them, you would fall to the ground and crawl.
49: You loved to swing with sister out on the swing set. | You still put everything in your mouth and now that you can go outside, you have eaten dirt, sand, grass,and the worst dog poop, yep, you found some dried up dog poop and put it in your mouth, was really nasty, you didn't seem to mind though. | Your favorite word is Hi.
52: Turning One... | H | A | P | P | Y | 1st
53: B | I | R | T | H | D | A | Y