FC: Averi Rae's | First Year
1: Little Angel Welcome little angel into this world Here with us you are meant to be A precious gift we are given to love For all of our days and eternity You are so special little angel There is no other exactly like you Who fills our days with joy and meaning With all you are and say and do We love you little angel with all our hearts You are a part of us now and forever This journey we will share and cherish As we love and grow together You make life beautiful my little angel The sun never did shine so bright The skies never looked so blue and heavenly Until you came into our lives
2: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
3: How We Found Out | Mom found out about a week before she told Dad that she was pregnant. It was the week before Christmas and Dad was working out of town. It was very hard for Mom to keep such a big secret from him, but Mom wanted to wait to tell Dad the big news in person. Mom suggested to exchange their Christmas gifts early. In one of Dad's gifts, she had a baby bib that said "I Love Daddy". He was speechless when he saw it and realized what it meant!
4: How We Told Our Family & Friends | We told the grandparents and the aunts and uncles the exciting news at Christmas. Everyone was super excited and of course Grandma Gustafson and Grandma Bachman cried because they were so happy!
5: First Ultrasound | DUE DATE: 8-25-2010 | Our first appointment was when Mom was 8 weeks pregnant. Mom and Dad were so excited because we got to see and hear you for the first time! You had a strong heartbeat!
6: Loved you before we even met you | 8 weeks | 12 weeks | 16 weeks | 20 weeks
7: 24 weeks | 28 weeks | 30 weeks | 32 weeks | 34 weeks | 36 weeks | 37 weeks | 38 weeks | 39 weeks
8: Preparing Your Room
9: Chelsea: 30 weeks Colbie: 24 weeks | Baby Shower | Mom and Colbie had their baby showers together. Whitney, Pat, Becki, and Peggy were the hosts. The baby showered was held at Cronks Restaurant In Denison.
10: Mom worked all day, but started to have contractions that evening...then her water broke! Mom and Dad hurried to the hospital!! | Tuesday August 24, 2010 | Womens Methodist Hospital | Omaha, Nebraska
11: Mom and Dad were so surprised you were born on your due date! | 8-25-2010 | 3:53 a.m. | 21 inches | 8 lbs 12 oz
12: Everyone couldn't believe how big you were!
13: You were very alert and wanted to eat all night | First Family Picture
14: You had lots of visitors at the hospital
15: Bringing Home Baby | Mom and Dad were so excited to bring you home. Your days and nights were mixed up in the beginning, but it only took about a week and your sleeping habits were more on a normal schedule.
16: First Day Home | Sweet Sleepy Baby
17: First Bath | Scrub a dub dub!
18: My Baptism
19: September 5, 2010
20: 1 Month
21: This first month you loved to be held and would actually cuddle!
22: Trick or Treat!
23: Trick or Treat! | My First Halloween! | 2 Months
24: So Much To Be Thankful For | You loved to tell stories....and you rolled over for the first time!
25: 3 Months
26: You spent your first Christmas in Denison...and of course everyone spoiled you! You also tried cereal for the first time and loved it!
27: First Christmas December 2010 | 4 Months | Daddy let you try his candy cane too!
28: 5 Months | You learned to sit all by yourself!
29: You were such a happy baby! This month you tried sweet potatoes for the first time, and you even said your first word "Ma Ma!"
30: 6 Months | This month you got your first tooth! You also started to crawl so Mom and Dad really had to "baby proof" everything!
31: Love you more than words can say... | XOXO
32: 7 Months | You said "Da Da" for the first time!
33: You started to pull yourself up and stand this month! You got into EVERYTHING!
34: Happy Easter! | The Easter bunny brought you a basket full of goodies. You got your first ball and glove and you loved playing with the bubbles!
35: This month you loved spending time outdoors You loved going to the park, going to the zoo, and just hanging out on the deck! | 8 Months
36: This month we had our first family vacation. We made a trip to Wyoming. It was a long car ride but you did great! We read lots of books and sang songs. You also slept a lot!
37: 9 Months
38: This month Haley and Rudy came to visit. | 10 Months
39: You still loved to spend lots of time outdoors! | We had lots of fun going to the pool and watching the fireworks!
40: 11 Months | This month you had her first ice cream cone. You definitely have Mom's sweet tooth! You also enjoyed playing in the car and started playing with Camden!
41: You loved to take a bath in Grandma's sink!
42: August 25, 2010 | We celebrated your first birthday at a pizza place with your aunts, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents.
43: 12 Months | You had your own little cake. At first you were a little hesitant to eat it, but then you started digging in and really got messy!