S: Pregnancy and Baby Sierra 2011-2012
1: A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside . . . when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
2: Mommy's Maternity History Pregnancy Start Date: July 9, 2011 Positively Pregnant: July 29, 2011 Due Date: March 30, 2012 Actual Birth Date: March 23, 2012 Mommy's Total Weight Gain: 32lbs
4: A Little Bit About Mommy To my darling Sierra, I hope you know how much I love you Sierra! When you were born you became my whole world. From the day I first set my eyes on you my life was changed! You are so wonderful and I hope all of your dreams in life come true. You mean the world to me and everyday you amaze me. Mommy thought it would be a good idea to tell you a few things about myself growing up. I have two older brothers (your uncles, Travis and Cheyne). I grew up in Winnipeg and spent most of my childhood in Charleswood and later moved to Tuxedo. When you were born we lived in Southe Pointe. I attended Dieppe for elementary school, River West Park for junior high and Shaftesbury for high school. I then decided to continue my education at the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. As a child, I was fortunate enough to be involved in many different extra curricular activities. My favorites were ringette, which I played for many years, gymnastics and singing lessons. When I was 15 years old, my parents built a cabin on Lily Pad Bay in Lake of the Woods. I love the cabin and spending a lot of time there with family and friends in the summer. I hope you enjoy this book! Love you forever and always, Mommy
5: A Little Bit About Daddy Sierra, Daddy loves you very much. I will never forget the first time that I held you when you were first born. You were so tiny! Your little blue eyes just kept looking up at me for a few seconds, and then rolling back down as you gently closed them. I knew at that moment, I loved you more than I could have ever have imagined. I felt like it was the most important job that I would ever do that evening when we welcomed you into the world. Daddy was born at Victoria General Hospital close to where we live today. He was adopted by two amazing people from Selkirk who wanted more than anything to have a child of their very own...your Grandma and Grandpa! They later had a baby boy when I was 9 years old who became my little brother. That boy was your Uncle Darren! I went to Selkirk Nursery School at age 4, and then went to elementary at Ruth Hooker and Robert Smith. I then went to Selkirk Junior High and graduated high school from Lord Selkirk Regional. When I was a boy I played baseball and volleyball, and I also joined Tae Kwon Do. At age 11, I began playing guitar and still play to this day. I sometimes play with your Papa who has recently started to learn guitar as well. I grew up going to the cabin at Betula Lake in the Whiteshell, and when I was in Junior High we bought a cabin at Bird River on the water. I remember how much fun it was for me as a kid and I can't wait to do all of the same things with you as you grow up! Love you!! Daddy
6: Mommy growing up!
9: Nan-C and Papa's wedding
11: Daddy's Family
12: Mommy, Nan-C, Great-Nannie 2011
13: M o m m y s F a m i l y
14: Ultrasound | Baby Moon - January 19, 2012 | 2D | 29 Weeks 7 days | First Ultrasound in 3D
15: "A mother's love is beyond measure." | our beautiful baby | You were being camera shy... You had your hands and feet covering your face so we could only see the side of it. Mommy and Daddy were so anxious to see the rest!!! | 31 weeks 3 days | January 30, 2012
16: Baby | A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. – Eda J. Le Stan
17: 1,2,3,4,5 little fingers... | 3-30-12 | U L T R A S OUND
18: A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
19: I love you, little baby You're such a part of me. Can't wait to hold you in my arms, And hug you tenderly. No matter what you look like, You're beautiful my love, A precious gift given to me, From heaven far above. Each time I feel you moving, My heart is filled with joy, To think that very soon I'll hold My little girl or boy. I'm counting every moment,\ Until you're mine at last, It won't be long until your birth, Then finally we'll meet.
20: Baby Bump | 24 Weeks | Watching you grow for 9 months... We thought it would be fun to take a photo each month to document the growth of my belly. It was so fun to see how much my tummy was growing month to month. It's such a miracle to see the changes that our bodies go through while a little life is growing inside.
21: 28 Weeks | 32 Weeks
22: 36 Weeks
23: 38 Weeks | For now in mommy's tummy... Forever in her heart...
24: Maternity Photos - 37 weeks pregnant
32: In labor at the hospital. My water broke at 5:00am and I had 12 hours of "easy" labor before having a cesarean section! | I was very anxious to meet my little angel!
33: It`s A Baby Girl!!!!
34: A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts the world has to give.
35: The birth of my beautiful, perfect little girl. I love you so much! I will always cherish our first 9 months together.
36: !!! | It's a
37: "Courage, determination, pride...that's what little girls are made of." | Born by cesarean section at Woman's Hospital. You were breech and didn't want to turn around. | I LOVE YOU!
38: Sierra Elene Deirdre | Born March 23, 2012 | at 8:55pm | 19 inches
39: Hykawy | 5 pounds 12 ounces
40: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
42: We all Love You Sierra! | The moment you were born and we saw you, we were in love. Our lives were changed forever and you were the most precious gift. We love you more than you could ever imagine.
43: When you were born everyone was so anxious to meet you. We had a lots of visitors and everyone kept saying how beautiful and precious you were..
44: Nannie Jackson (NAN-C) | Grandma Hykawy
45: Great Grandma (Carrie) 82 years old! | Great Nannie (Dorothy) 90 years old!
48: "being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." - loa tzu
49: Uncle Travis with Cousin Olivia
56: Sierra's 1st Bath!!!
60: Baby Showers!!! | On April 29, 2012, Mommy's friends put on a baby shower for us. It was beautiful and everyone was excited to meet you!
62: Grandma Hykawy had a baby shower for you in Selkirk! It turned out wonderful and we met many new people.
64: Nan-C and Auntie Krystal also put on a baby shower for us! We sure were lucky to have so much love