FC: CLAYTON JAMES TAYLOR FIRST YEAR
1: FROM HERE; | TO HERE: | IN ONLY ONE YEAR!
2: We found out we were pregnant on Saturday, June 20. It was the day before Father's Day, so Russ was excited to get an early Father's Day card! | PREGNANT!
3: DATE: September 24, 2009 | HOW MANY WEEKS ALONG: 17 Weeks, 6 Days | FIRST PEEK | IT'S A BOY!!!
4: My sweet friends gave me a baby shower on February 15. It was held in the back roomTavern. The hostesses were Donna Graham, Chrystal Bachmann, Kristin Marion and Elizabeth Poplin. I got some precious baby gifts and we had a great time celebrating!
5: 1 more week...
6: CLAYTON JAMES TAYLOR MARCH 4, 2010 | WEIGHT: 7 LBS, 6 OZ | LENGTH: 19 1/2 " | TIME: 8:53 PM
7: CLAYTON FINALLY DECIDED TO MAKE HIS ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD ON THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 4. HE SURPRISED US ALL BY GOING 6 DAYS PAST HIS DUE DATE! WE WERE SO EXCITED TO MEET HIM, AND WE CERTAINLY NEVER THOUGHT HIS BIRTHDAY WOULD BE IN MARCH INSTEAD OF FEBRUARY! AFTER A LONG, SLOW LABOR HE ARRIVED HAPPY AND HEALTHY WITH A VERY QUICK AND EASY DELIVERY. WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS BLESSING!
8: OUR NEW OF FIVE!
9: On Friday afternoon, Nana and Papa brought Caleb and Kathryn to finally meet their new baby brother. They each came with little gifts to give the baby and they were also excited to see what gifts baby Clayton brought them! Caleb received a new big boy baseball glove and Kathryn got a new Cinderella doll from Clayton. They kept wondering how baby Clayton got them these gifts when he was only zero :) Kathryn was thoroughly taken with the baby from the moment she laid eyes on him. She jumped right on the bed and wanted to touch him. She sat by him, rubbed his head, let him hold her finger and just stared at him. When we asked her what she was thinking, she said "I think I love him. Can he come home with me?" She was ready to take him home immediately! Caleb was really sweet to the baby too and loved him from the start. He went right to him and said "Hey baby Clayton, my name is Caleb." It was so sweet! They both wanted turns to hold the baby and sing to him. Kathryn sang "Jesus Loves Me" to him and there was hardly a dry eye in the room! It was one of the most precious things we have ever heard. Caleb's turn came and of course he was our comic relief by singing none other than the Superman theme song. We're sure Clayton recognized this song since Caleb loved to sing it to my belly! They stayed for about 2 hours and enjoyed being with their new brother. It was really a very sweet time for our family. Nana, Papa and Mimi were there to share the special time with us.
11: Caleb and Kathryn were waiting at our house with Nana and Papa to welcome Clayton home. They were so ready for him to see their house! They had made a sweet welcome home sign that they hung outside our house with some balloons. They loved it and couldn't wait to show it to us! | We came home from the hospital on Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful sunny day outside and we were anxious to get home. My mom made Clayton's coming home outfit. It is a precious smocked gown and it fit him perfectly. He looked so sweet!
12: FIRST WEEK
13: LOTS OF VISITORS | Clayton had lots of visitors during his first week. His Great Grandpa came to see him as well as Mimi and Grampy, Great Aunt Becky, Aunt Amanda and Mrs. Chrystal
14: SECOND WEEK
15: FIRST BATH
17: THIRD WEEK
19: FOUR WEEKS
20: SIXTH WEEK | SIXTH WEEK
21: On April 25 we dedicated Clayton to the Lord at Carmel Baptist Church. It was a very sweet and special service for our family. We made a vow to the Lord that we will raise Clayton to know and believe Him all his life. Our prayer is that we can raise Clayton in a way that pleases the Lord and that ultimately, Clayton will choose to believe in the name of Jesus Christ and be saved. Clayton did a great job in the service and slept through most of it. He woke up for pictures and then went back to sleep for the reception! | BABY DEDICATION
22: 2 MONTHS
24: 3 MONTHS
26: 4 Months
28: 5 Months
30: 6 MONTHS
32: 7 MONTHS
34: 8 MONTHS
36: 9 MONTHS
38: 10 MONTHS
41: 11 MONTHS
44: We celebrated Clayton's 1st Birthday on Saturday afternoon, March 5. We kept it small, with just our close family with Nana and Papa, Mimi and Grampy and Pop. We had a great time! Clayton was excited that everyone was together and it was fun watching him be the center of everyone's attention!