S: Sophia's First Year
BC: Made for you with love by Mom & Dad
FC: Sophia's First Year
1: Remembering the journey and joyful experiences of the birth and first year of Sophia Elise Chandler | OUR GIRL
2: FIRST PEEK | Twenty Week Ultrasound | Hooray! It's a girl!
3: PARENTS-TO-BE | We couldn't wait to meet you!
4: NEW BEGINNINGS | YOUR PARENTS
6: YOUR BIRTH STORY | Your mom had a healthy pregnancy with you and she and your dad eagerly anticipated your arrival. They had just bought a house and were still moving into it when you were born. Your mom went into labor on Memorial Day 2010, six days before her due date. She and your dad waited until the contractions became strong and steady before driving to The Birth Center.. When they arrived, the midwife took them to the "Green Room," which was the prettiest of the three birthing suites at the center. Your mom spent much of the next few hours in the Jacuzzi, walking around the room, or lying on her side in the bed. Your dad read Psalms and Proverbs to help her relax, and he massaged her back and feet. You were born at 3:51 AM on June 1st, 2010 after a short, uncomplicated delivery. Your dad helped "catch" you and put you on your mommy's chest. You were beautiful and pink and healthy, and your parents fell instantly in love. with you Your Mimi and Papi arrived at The Birth Center just as you were being born. Your Nana, Pop-Pop, and other friends and relatives came to see you after your parents took you home later that day. You were named after your grandmother, Sophia Flack. Your parents fell in love with the meaning of the name ("wisdom") and its feminine quality. They selected "Elise" because it means "consecrated to God." Your name was kept secret from friends and family until after you were born. It was a wonderful surprise, especially for your Mimi!
7: MEASUREMENTS | BIRTH DATE: June 1st 2010 | BIRTH TIME: 3:51 AM | WEIGHT: 7 lbs, 8 oz | LENGTH: 20 inches | CHOOSING YOUR NAME
8: FIRST FAMILY PORTRAIT
10: Home Sweet Home
11: Your First Week
12: MEMORABLE MOMENTS
14: OUR LITTLE FAMILY
16: SPECIAL MEMORIES | You had lots of special visitors in the first few weeks after you were born. In this picture you are being held by your Aunt Laura, who was fourteen at the time. | You flew on an airplane for the first time when you were just eight weeks old. We took you to Houston, Texas to visit your mom's side of the family. You went swimming in a swimming pool for the very first time! | Mimi and Papi visited many times during your first year. They took you to the zoo, the Please Touch Museum, and Peddler's Village. One time they even took a train with you and your parents to visit New York City!! You had lots of fun!
17: For Halloween, you and your daddy dressed up as a big banana and a baby banana. It was too cold for you to be outside for long, but the neighbors who saw you all loved your adorable costume! Daddy loves being silly with you! | It snowed a lot during the winter of 2010-2011. In this picture, you are all bundled in your snuggly snowsuit. Although you looked awfully cute in your snow gear, you hated being outside when it was so cold!
19: DATE__________ | FAVORITE FOODS: Avocado Cheese Grapes Peas Beans Melon
20: FIRST HOLIDAY | You were so happy to receive your gifts on Christmas morning! Your expression was priceless - you grinned from ear to ear all day long as you played with all of your new toys. It was such a magical Christmas for our family.
21: We were surprised at how happy you were to sit on Santa's lap! We were afraid you might cry, but you posed like a champ. You looked so cute with that big flower on top of your head!
22: SPECIAL MEMORIES | For your first Valentine's Day, your daddy bought you this cute giraffe and a miniature version of mommy's flower arrangement. Your daddy loves spoiling his little girl! | Summer wouldn't be complete without Rita's water ice! This picture is from your first visit to Rita's. You loved the cherry flavor! | We got memberships to the zoo in the spring, and you loved seeing all of the animals. This is from your first visit to the petting zoo. Your favorite animals at the zoo are the giraffes, the monkeys, and the birds.
23: You went on two vacations in the spring of 2011. The first was to Cocoa Beach, FL with your mom and dad. The second was to Gulf Shores, AL with your parents and your mom's side of the family. You loved the sun, sand, and swimming! | You looked so adorable for your first Easter Sunday! Your giant flower headband was a real hit - everyone commented on how cute you looked. As usual, you were such a sweet and happy girl all day long.
24: MORE MEMORIES
25: "Dada" "Look!" "Mama" "Baby"
26: FAMILY TIES
28: FIRST BIRTHDAY | Believe it or not, you had three 1st birthday parties! The first was with your mommy's family, the second was with friends, and the third was with your daddy's family! You are very special!
29: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Sophia! Happy birthday to you!
30: HOPES & DREAMS | MOMMY'S WISHES FOR ME | I am so thankful that God made me your mom. You are everything I could have hoped for in a daughter and much more. You are so smart, loving, and confident. You bring joy to everyone around you. I pray every day that you will grow up to follow God and His plan for your life. He has a unique purpose for you and I am so grateful that I get to watch as it unfolds. Love always, Mom
31: DADDY'S WISHES FOR ME | My beautiful Sophie Bear, I love you so much more than I ever thought I could love anything. I pray that you will grow up to be the uncompromising woman that God has created you to be and that you will allow God to guide the paths you choose in life.. I am astonished by the love and compassion you show to others at such a young age. You will always be Daddy's girl.