S: Evan Annalise Bilyeu 1st yr
FC: Evan Annalise
1: Before you were born, we dreamed of you, we imagined you, we prayed for you. Now that you're here, we hope for you, we love you, we thank God for you.
2: In the beginning....
3: Sweet Evan, On November 24, we met your birth mom, Alex, for the first time. We were so nervous and excited to meet her! We had been waiting on this moment for so long and knew that if it were God's will, our meeting would go well. From the moment we began talking to Alex and her aunt Gabbi, all of our worries were eased. We immediately felt a strong bond and love for each other. We shared our hopes and dreams with each other and began to develop a friendship. Two weeks after meeting Alex, we got the call we had been waiting on......... Alex had chosen us to be your parents. We were so excited!!!!! We called everyone we knew to share the great news and began preparing for your birth.
4: Sneak | Peek
7: Your room is ready! Now, all we can do is WAIT..............
8: Perfect In Every Way Evan Annalise Bilyeu 6 lbs 1 oz 18 1/2 in.
11: First Bath
13: The Story of Your Birth December 29, 2010 Knowing that our lives were about to become very busy, your dad and I decided to spend the day relaxing at the house. Around 2:15 in the afternoon, we received a call from Alex saying she thought her water broke, and she was headed to the hospital to have them check her out and that she would call us if they decided she was in labor. As soon as we heard this, we got ready as quickly as possible and decided to head that way (even though we hadn't heard back from Alex). We had just left Owasso when we received the call from Alex confirming she was in labor. She asked us to hurry, and so we did. :) We arrived at St. Anthony's Hospital around 5:30. We rushed to Alex's room to be with her. Moments after we made it to her room, Alex got her epidural. She then asked me to stay in the room with her, and I couldn't have been any happier. At 6:09, you finally came into the world. I had never seen a baby as pretty as you were. After taking a few pictures of you, I ran out to tell your dad the wonderful news. He was so happy and couldn't wait to see you and hold you. A few minutes later, your dad came into the room and was able to see you in person for the first time. Our family was now complete.
14: A beautiful day.. | 1st Day Home
15: Love is patient.. Love is kind..
16: Progress | Showered With Love
17: 5 Days Old
18: Always in my heart | Your First Visit with Alex
19: "Promise me you will always remember: you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~Christopher Robin
22: Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. ~Luke 18: 15-17
23: 1 week old
26: Life is Good
28: "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb from Guinea
29: A family is a little world created by love.
31: 2 weeks old
32: Our Little Girl
33: Dream BIG Little One
34: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
38: I will always love you | our first walk
39: OUR FAVORITE MEMORIES
41: Best Buddies
42: Blizzard 2011
44: You are smiling all the time! | 6 Weeks
47: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
48: A dream is a wish your heart makes. ~Cinderella
50: 8 weeks | 10 lbs (25%) 21 in (25%)
51: Daddy's Girl
54: Thank you God,
55: for this angel.....
56: 12 Weeks Old
57: You have found your hands and love to talk to Mommy and Daddy! | 11 lbs and GROWING!
58: Such a BIG Miracle in such a little girl
59: You are my sunshine!
60: I will love you forever
64: Check this guy out........
65: Elmo, what big eyes you have.......
67: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter
68: Play Day with Daddy
69: Bath Time | Tummy Time.... FAILURE
71: Dallas Trip | We do not remember days, we remember MOMENTS.
73: "Little girls have a magic all their own."
74: Dedication Day | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
75: But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5: 23-24
77: DADDY'S AND MOMMY"S WISHES FOR ME | 18 Years From Now......... | *Loves God *Treats Others with the Grace and Compassions that God has shown her. *Dreams Big and Knows that she can accomplish ANYTHING! *Enjoys the Simple things in Life *Keeps her Sweet Spirit
78: "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time." ~Martin Luther | Easter
80: "You'll wake up on Easter morning, And you'll know that he was there, When you find those chocolate bunnies, That he's hiding everywhere" ~ Gene Autry
82: 16 Weeks Old
83: Four Months Old *Weight- 13lbs 1oz (50%) *Length- 23 inches(25%) Milestones *You love to use your hands and put everything in your mouth. *You have a favorite bunny that you love to hug. *You have decided that tummy time isn't so bad and are using your arms to push up to look around. *Although on accident, you rolled over........ :) * You now eat 5 oz at every feeding. * You have tried rice cereal for the first time. *You have become very interested in your puppy, Max. *You continue to LOVE to stand up! *You love to talk to Mommy and Daddy but are quiet in groups.
84: Meal Time! | Evan
85: A Look Into Your Life
86: 17 Weeks
87: The day before Mother's Day, we invited our families to come up to Owasso to "hang out". Your Daddy, Papa, and Poppy played golf, while you went with your Mommy, Lacey, Momo, and Lolly to garage sales, lunch and even a green house. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great day. We ended the day with you trying out your swing for the first time. Although you were pretty serious about it, you seemed to really like it.
89: 2011 | Mother's Day Breakfast
91: Shorty | I Love You
92: As Sweet As Spring
93: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
97: 5 Months Old
98: For this child I prayed, and the Lord answered my prayer. 1 Samuel 1:27
99: This day has finally come...