S: Seth Joseph Venema ~ 1st Year
BC: YEAR 1 3.16.10 to 3.16.11
FC: BABY'S FIRST YEAR | Seth Joseph Venema March 16, 2010
1: Seth Joseph Venema March 16, 2010 8 lbs. 8 oz. 20 1/2 inches
2: ST BATH | 8 Weeks 1st Ultrasound | 11 Weeks 2nd Ultrasound - You gave us quite the scare! (Implantation Bleed) | 9.16.09 20 Weeks It's a BOY!
3: Your Big Brother Isaac had fun letting everyone know mommy was going to have another baby!
4: FIRST PEEK | It's A Boy! | Dr. Sheryl Behnke, mommy's dr, the best doctor ever!
5: MOTHER-TO-BE | 3.14.10 38 weeks
6: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS | MOMMY AND DADDY'S NAMES Joseph Paul Venema & Rachael Renae (nee De Jong) Venema
7: Your Big Brother Isaac was so excited and couldn't wait to meet you! | 3.14.10 38 weeks
8: YOUR BIRTH STORY | Seth Joseph Your first name, Seth, means "Appointed" and comes from the Bible (Genesis 4:25). Seth was the only name that your mommy and daddy both liked. Your middle name, Joseph, is after your daddy. | March 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm | St. Anthony's Hospital, Crown Point, IN | 8 lbs. 8 oz. 20 1/2 inches | OB: Dr. Sheryl Behnke Pediatrician: Dr. Roger Handtke
9: 7.25.10 Mommy found out she was pregnant. 8 weeks: first dr. appt. - mommy saw your heartbeat 10 weeks: We told everyone that mommy was having a baby. Isaac wore a shirt that said "Big Brother in Training" 11 weeks: Mommy & Daddy were scared that they had lost you. Mommy had an implantation bleed, but the ultrasound showed you were okay. Mommy & Daddy were so thankful to God that you were okay. 20 weeks: It's a BOY! There was no question after that ultrasound that you were a boy. 29 weeks: Mommy felt you moving inside her all of the time. You were so strong and active. Kicking all of the time. 38 weeks: You arrived 10 days early! You were due on March 26. You were born 2 hours after mom got to the hospital. Dad was really concerned they weren't going to make it there in time. You were born in the tub at the hospital. Mom held you for a long time before handing you over to the nurses. You are such a blessing and Mom & Dad are so thankful to God for you. Such a sweet blessing from above.
10: BIRTH CERTIFICATE | FOOT PRINTS
11: FIRST PHOTOGRAPH WITH FRIENDS & RELATIVES | Grandma & Grandpa Venema | Grandma & Grandpa DeJong | Aunt Carolyn | Aunt Rachel | Heidi Dunham | Maya, Uncle Adam & Aunt Charissa | Aunt Michelle | Bryce, Aiden, Levi, Kate, Isaac & Seth
12: FIRST BATH | DATE__________ | 3.20.10
14: Your big brother, Isaac, was so excited to meet you and wanted to hold you all of the time. He loves you so much! | 3.19.10 | First Address: 513 Elm St. SW, DeMotte, IN 46310
15: 3.22.10 Mommy & her boys | Seth & his cousin, Aiden, (Tim & Laurie's son) was born 5 days earlier than Seth on 3.11.10. | 4.17.10 Trying to get a pic of Seth's first smile......missed it. | Aiden's Baptism Uncle Tim, Aunt Laurie, Bryce & Aiden
16: BAPTISM | Baptised by Grandpa Cornel Venema on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Immanuel United Reformed Church, DeMotte, IN.. You wore the outfit that your daddy was baptised in when he was a baby. Mom tried taking a few pictures of you before we left for church and you were not happy about that.
17: Grandpa & Grandma DeJong | Grandpa & Grandma Venema | Great Grandpa & Grandma Boer | Aunt Rachel | Aunt Carolyn & Elliot | Aunt Charissa & Maya | Mom, Dad, Isaac & Seth | Aunt Lanae | 1 Month - Smiled for the first time.
18: BIG BROTHER & LITTLE BROTHER | 4.21.10 | 5.22.10 | 2 Months -Coos & Laughs
19: 6.16.10 | Grandpa & Grandma Venema took us to Brookfield Zoo along with Aunt Carolyn & Elliot. You were in a great mood and even fell asleep during the dolphin show. It was a fun day!
20: FIRST TRIP | 6.19.10-6.23.10 | Mommy, Isaac, & Seth went to Zeeland, MI to visit Great Grandpa & Grandma Boer and Uncle Kel & Aunt Lisa TenBroeke & family. | Uncle Kel, Aunt Lisa, Brittany, Kelsey, Easton, & Tori | Great Grandpa & Grandma Boer | 6.22.10 Isaac & Seth with their best friends Levi & Kennedy Alphenaar
21: 3 Months | 6.22.10 | 3 Months - Smiles a lot - Loves to Laugh
22: 6.23.10 Cousin Nolan John Leestma was born. Great Grandma VanGorp was out visiting and he was born on Grandma Venema's birthday! | 7.5.10 Seth at Grandpa & Grandma Venema's house. | 7.18.10 Cousins Elliot & Maya playing with Seth at Grandpa & Grandma Venema's house. | 7.18.10 Spent Sunday afternoon with DeJong relatives before we moved. Uncle Tim, Aiden & Bryce.
23: 7.10.10 We had some of our DeMotte friends over for a cookout to say good-bye before we moved to Chattanooga, TN. | Josie, Mason, & Tessa Vandermolen Kennedy & Levi Alphenaar | Gracie & Cora Dyke and Harper Perkins (& others listed in other pic) | 7.19.10 Moved from DeMotte, IN to Chattanooga, TN for daddy's new job at Chattanooga Christian School. You slept most of the morning in the rocking chair while we packed the truck. | 4 Months - Moved to Chattanooga, TN | 2nd Address: 1012 Ariel Lane Chattanooga, TN
24: _____________________________________________________________ | Grandpa & Grandma Venema come visit us in Chattanooga, TN. 8.13.10 to 8.15.10
25: 8.17.10 | First time eating Rice Cereal | 5 Months - Rolled from back to tummy - Grabs toes - First Tooth - Ate Rice Cereal - Tried baby food: peas, bananas, sweet potatoes
26: 6 Months | 9.18.10 | 6 Months - Started sitting up on your own
28: Went to Coolidge Park to watch the hot air balloons. | 10.2.10
29: 10.18.10 Family Photo taken while we were in Indiana for Fall Break. | 10.31.10 Halloween in Chattanooga (Also, Isaac's Birthday). The boys had fun dressing up and then we went to the mall where they were handing out candy. | 7 Months - Sits up on his own - Says "Ba-Ba" & "Da-Da" - Two top teeth came in
30: 11.5.10 7 1/2 Months | So Big! | 11.8.10 | 8 Months - Sleeps the through night. Finally! - Tooth #5
31: THANKSGIVING | Seth with cousin Nolan | Nolan & Grandpa Venema | 11.25.10
32: TEETH CHART
33: HOPES & DREAMS | 11.29.10 Seth eating a fruit & grain bar for the first time. Yum!
34: 11.29.10 Seth loved wearing his Christmas Hat. He also loved looking at and touching our little Christmas tree.
35: 9 Months | 12.16.10 | - Scoots on his butt - Goes from sitting to stomach - Said "ma ma" - Gets very upset when Isaac takes something from him
36: Baby's 1st Christmas | DeJong Family Christmas Party 12.24.10
37: Venema Family Christmas 12.25.10 | Seth & Grreat Grandma VanGorp | Nolan & Maya | Seth & Elliot | Seth & Aunt Carolyn | Isaac & Seth | 10 Months - Started crawling - Scoots & Rolls over well - Loves table food - Quite the momma's boy - Adores his big brother - Goes from stomach to sitting
38: 2.14.11 Grandma V, Aunt Carolyn & Elliot came to visit. We went to the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Rode a trolley, ate pizza on a train, saw the railroad museum, and went to the Discovery Museum. It was so much fun having them come visit us. | 11 Months - Says momma, dada, uh-oh, all-done, "I-ick" (Isaac), - Waves bye-bye - Pulls up to knees | 1.3.11 Moved to new house - Your 3rd Address: 125 Elaine Dr, Flintstone, GA 30725
39: Year Old! Happy Birthday | 3.16.2011 | Seth had a great time at his birthday party. Mommy made a Thomas the Train cake and we had some friends over. | Friends: Miss Paula, Anna Claire & Timothy Connor, Miss Tami, Nathan, & Joey Zuidema, & Miss Kelli Voyles | 12 Months - crawls sitting up on knees - tries to pull himself up next to furniture | 1
40: AGE IN MONTHS WEIGHT HEIGHT | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | ------------ ------------ ------------ | 0 | 1 | 2 1/2 | 6 | 10 | 15 | GROWTH CHART | 8 lbs 8 oz | 20 1/2 in | 9 lbs 1 oz | 14 lbs 4 oz | 26 in. | 20 lbs 6 oz | 27 in. | 24 lbs | 29 3/4 in. | 26 lbs 12 oz | 32 in. | 21 in.
41: FIRST HAIRCUT | BEFORE:: Mommy cut about an inch off around his ears and from the back. As you can see he hated getting his hair cut. | AFTER: (1 Year Pictures since mommy forgot to take picture afterwards because you were so upset) | 3.17.11 | Seth's Hair