S: Family Memories August 2009-July 2010
BC: Made with Love by Mama Aug 2009-July 2010
FC: Family Memories August 2009-July 2010 Jake 0-1 year old
1: 2009-2010 | What a blessed year! This was definitely a year of firsts. Our first baby, Jacob, was born, we moved as a family for the first time to Nebraska, we had our first family vacation, first Christmas, and more. We enjoyed several visits with family and friends and continue to be amazed and delighted with God’s blessings in our lives.
3: Waiting for Jacob!
4: Baby Shower | Aunt Baca and Grandmama planned Mommy the best baby shower. It was a tea party theme and we had such a wonderful time. All sorts of friends came to bring gifts for us We received so many wonderful gifts. Grandmama and Grandpapa were excited as their house filled up with baby things We lived with them the last month of pregnancy and until Jake was 3 months old. What wonderful memories!
5: Oh Baby! | Tea Party Baby Shower | Gifts of Love
7: Baby Shower Fun
8: Mommy's Status Updates
10: Waiting For Jake
11: We Are Blessed | Believe in Miracles
12: Progress | Labor & Delivery | About 8pm on Thursday night, Mommy and Daddy went to bed early. Mommy had been having contractions for several days but they were getting stronger and stronger. At 8:30pm, Mommy's water broke. She woke Daddy up and he was so excited and very nervous. About 15 minutes later we were on our way to the hospital! We knew Jake would be here soon! At the hospital, Mommy had very strong contractions. She was only 1cm dilated when we arrived. She was in so much pain but knew it would be worth it as soon as she saw Jacob's face. Grandmama stayed in the hospital with us and we all tried to get some sleep. At about 7am, Dr. Cline said it was time to push! At 9:40am after 13 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, Jacob Noah Fletcher was born! He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and cried so loud as soon as he came out! It was music to our ears! Mommy and Daddy cried just looking at him as we realized that God had given us a MIRACLE!
13: Jacob Noah
14: September 11, 2009 Friday 9:40 am 20 inches 7 lbs 5 oz
17: Checking You Out!
19: We Are Parents! | We stayed in the hospital for one more night after Jake was born. We couldn't stop looking at him! He was so perfect and so little. He got the hang of nursing right away and was an eating machine.. The next day, Grandmama and Grandpapa and Aunt Baca came to see us again. We had lots of visitors in the hospital too. Everyone couldn't wait to meet Jacob!
20: GOING HOME!
21: Let the Adventure Begin!
26: Fun at Grammy and Papa's House! We lived there until Jake was almost 3 months old!
28: Going to the Doctor's Office to see Dr. Cline!
30: So many fun days with Jake at home! And our first date night! | Jake is 1 month old!
32: Jake Meets Everyone!
34: Jake's 2nd month was full of meeting people, traveling, Halloween, and getting ready for our big move to Omaha! | Jake is 2 months old!
35: Soon our Omaha Adventure will begin!
36: ASU GAME
37: Jake's 1st Football Game
39: Happy Halloween Jacob!
40: Fright Night
41: Halloween 2009 | Jake's 1st Halloween. We were zoo keepers and he was a monkey. We had a great time at Miki's party in San Jose.
43: We love our new little punkin!
45: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | In November, we enjoyed an awesome trip to Arizona where we introduced Jake to his Grandpa Fletcher and Great grandma, Grammy Fletcher. He also got to meet Aunt Candy, Uncle Dale, Aunt Jiffer, and all his cousins! It was great to see everyone!
48: Thanksmas 2009 Tampa, Florida
49: Later in November, we headed to Tampa for an awesome Thanksmas Adventure!
58: Welcome to Omaha!
59: Moving to Nebraska
62: Jake’s 3rd month was full of SNOW SNOW SNOW! Omaha welcomed us with 2 back-to-back blizzards. We enjoyed snuggling up together by our fireplace a lot! | Jake is 3 months old!
63: Welcome to Omaha, Nebraska!
64: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?"
65: Jake's Nursery
66: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
67: Jacob's 1st Christmas!
68: Jake is getting so big! At 4 months, he started to roll around. He also learned how to laugh! | Jake is 4 months old!
69: I'm learning how to roll and squirm off my mat!
70: Jake Loves Bath Time with Daddy
71: BATH TIME
72: Gracious God, Giver of all life, We pray for these parents. Give them wisdom and patience. Let Your peace and joy dwell in their homes. Instruct them in Your gospel truth. Strengthen them in faith. Sustain them through prayer. Order their lives by love. We pray for these children. Be gracious to them. Draw them to Yourself. Help them to love and trust Jesus. We pray that You will grow them in faith, So that they might be like arrows in Your hand. For Christ’s sake, Amen | Baby Dedication for Jacob Noah Shadowlake Church Papillion, Nebraska
74: Jake is 5 months old! He loves to "talk" and laugh. He is getting fast at scooting around and will be crawling soon! | Jake is 5 months old!
75: Cooing and laughing, rolling, and scooting around!
77: Playing at the park | Jake loves to play with our first "child" Bailey! Oh we miss her!
80: Our 1st family vacation!
81: Colorado Ski Trip!
86: 1st bites | Jake has his first solid food!
87: Rice Cereal...so good | Yum Yum
88: Jake loves learning how to eat. He enjoys cereal and fruits the best. Almost sitting now! | Jake is 6 months old!
89: Time is going by so fast!
90: Swim Class Fun!
91: Jake started swim class around 5 months old. He loves to splash in the water and play. The teacher is a funny older lady with glasses and a scruffy voice that scares Jake a bit! We love having fun with our little guy in the water.
93: Swimming with Mommy and Daddy!
96: Grammy and Papa came for a visit for Easter! We had such a great time. Jake loved all the special attention!
98: Happy Easter!
100: Gorgeous April Day Picnic Fun!
101: Jeff's 32nd Birthday! | We had a great time celebrating at Fontanelle Forest!
102: 7 months old and on the move! Jake is starting to get faster with his army crawl and is sitting up so well. He loves going to the park and swinging. | Jake is 7 months old!
104: ZOO FUN
105: We love our season pass at the Omaha Zoo. Jake also enjoys driving through the Wildlife Safari.
107: Such a beautiful Spring day. We enjoyed a visit from Aunt Baca and put her awesome photography skills to work.!
110: Jake is 8 months old and is learning to “talk” with lots of baa baas and da das. He loves to be outside! | Jake is 8 months old!
111: I'm getting so big!
113: In May, the Thomas' came for a visit!
118: Spring Fun!
120: Jacob is 9 months old! He is making sounds and moving like crazy. We are loving the Spring weather in Omaha!
121: Jake is 9 months old!
123: During the summer, Jodi and Kristen came for a 2 week visit. We had a great time showing them around Omaha! Jake loved his “aunties.” We love FAMILY!
127: Jake was a champ for his 1st haircut. We went to a kids place where they put him in a race car to cut his hair. Then we enjoyed a yummy greek lunch Still pinching ourselves that we have this baby boy!
128: Wow, 10 months has gone by so fast! Jake is developing quite the personality and talking and signing up a storm! | Jake is 10 months old!
132: Summer Days! Fun in the Backyard... | What a blessed year!
133: As we made this book we were once again reminded of the tremendous blessings that we have been given by God. We thought we would never have children and God gave us a HUGE miracle in Jacob. We are forever grateful. May we continue to seek Him in all that we do. Now, on to next year and more family memories!