1: Karalyn Jewel Eby | Our precious gift arrived on May 15th, 2009 at 5:58 pm. She weighted 6 lb, 5.8 oz, and was 19 1/2 in. long.
2: is for baby... and we just found out that there's one on the way! We were so excited, and could hardly wait to tell our families! | Lots of exciting preparation in those months before you were born... switching bedrooms and making our old room a nursery... pouring over name books... shopping... birthing classes! We also spent six weeks in Elnora, IN helping with cooking & maintenance for Elnora Bible School. I was glad that those weeks went by quickly. When we came home there were only five more weeks to go until your due date! | 4 months | 5 months
3: 21 week ultrasound | 6 months 7 months 8 months
4: Baby Shower! | Our House Fellowship planned a church shower.
5: Games, gifts, more gifts, and a lovely snack... a fun evening, and felt so blessed by all we received! | Cake made by your Grandma Eby
6: The big day is here! I was a week overdue, and it felt like you would never arrive! After a 41 week ultrasound that showed low fluid levels & a grade 3 placenta, my midwife felt that I should be induced. I got a call the next morning, on Friday, May 15th, telling me to come in... I was very excited and a little bit nervous! I called Daddy at work and told him that he better come home. We got to the hospital at about 12:30, my induction was started at around 2:00, and about four hours later you were born! What a blessing to have a relatively short labor!
7: Karalyn Jewel Eby 6 lb, 5.8 oz 19 1/2 in. | What an incredible miracle! We were filled with wonder and joy...love at first sight! Soon after you were born, Daddy went out to the waiting room to let the waiting Grandparents, and some of your aunts & uncles, know that you had arrived!
8: Your Visitors...
9: We thought it was so sweet how you folded your hands... | Our little angel
10: Precious | Rhonda, the midwife who delivered you... | changing your diaper for the first time | Your first doll | Celebration dinner!
11: Our little family | Coming home! Daddy bought your little going-home dress.. | ...now snug as a bug! | you look so lost in your seat!...
16: First day home...
18: bath time | Not impressed! | ...much better! | Another bath from Oma... we were so glad for her help, especially those first weeks!
19: Mommy took lots of naps those first weeks too | Nap time | Nap time | The little wagon became your downstairs bed... perfect for naps! | Daddy's creative work
20: First outing!... at Opa & Oma's for Haylee's Birthday party! You were just four days old. | Meeting Granddad & Grandmom Beachy | Four generations of Beachy's
21: Your birth announcement
22: Beachy Baby Shower!
24: Cute as a Button! | that little tuft of hair!...
25: All ready for church
26: First road trip! to Blountstown, FL for an Eby reunion! What a long drive... but you did great, slept most of the time. | sleepy time | wakey time! | You & Caroline, only a week apart in age | Snuggle time with Aunt Dawn! | Fathers Day
27: Yet another trip, this time to Pennsylvania for a weekend with the Charles family at Charter Hall cabin. | Four generations of Charles's | Snoozin' with Opa
28: COLORADO! when you were just 6 weeks old, the Beachy family all traveled to CO in a 15-passenger van to visit Aunt Jo. You were again a great traveler. We had such a fun week together! | We visited Pikes Peak one day. Another day we ate breakfast out and did some small-town shopping. | We all stayed together at a cabin. What fun we had! Vince, at that time Jo's boyfriend, was along.
29: Opa feeding baby Madi, the little girl Jo was caring for. She is just a couple weeks older than you! | On our last evening together we went to a rodeo... you giggled for the first time, in your carseat on the way there! | All the little girlies: You, Haylee, Madi, Allison. | Vince & Jo with Madi & you | You wore uncle Derrick's little baby shirt & boots for the rodeo! | Aunt Jo was so glad to see her neices and loved on you all every chance she got!
31: Rub-a-dub-dub... | ... little girl in a tub!
32: Yutzy Camping
33: Getting to know 2nd cousin Carina!
34: Aunt Jess Allision, Haylee, & Karalyn
35: Your first Thankskgiving... | "Helping" Daddy set up the Christmas tree!