S: Ellie's First Year April 2011-April 2012
1: Elizabeth Marie Curtis | April 1, 2011 4:25am 8 lbs. 19 1/2 inches
2: September 2010 | July 2010-4 weeks | October 2010 | November 2010- 22 weeks | Watching us . . .
3: December 2010 | December 2010 | January 2011- 28 weeks | January 2011 | GROW
4: February 2011 | March 2011-37 weeks
5: Love that face! | November 5, 2010 20 weeks | February 2011-32 weeks
6: July 19, 2010 Mommy was so excited when she found out you were coming! She took the test and that afternoon went and bought this shirt for Aiden to wear. He got very excited to show off his "doggy shirt" to Daddy, having no idea what he was telling him! Daddy just kept saying "Really? REALLY?" He was so excited! Aiden got to show off his shirt to Nana and Papa K, and Uncle Kyle too. Then we told him what it said and he told Mimi and Papa C too. It was very fun!
7: November 5, 2010 We were so excited when we found out your were a girl! Daddy couldn't stop smiling! Mommy was a little more nervous, but was still excited! We took this picture and sent it out to all of our family and friends to let them know that a little lady was on the way!
8: Showered with Love ...
9: You were so spoiled, Ellie, even before you arrived! Your first shower was hosted by Nana's good friend, Linda. You received so many beautiful things, including your quilt and your Christening Gown! Guests: Nana, Mimi, Great-Grandma, Aunt Jenny, Linda, Pam, Kim, Barbara, Miranda, Terri, Cindy, Amanda
10: I also got to celebrate you with my girlfriends one night at Mindy's house. Carrie was there with Charlie still in her belly, and Auntie Allison and Auntie Molly were there too. It was fun to spend time with my girls, thinking about you! Guests: Mindy, Allison, Molly, Jillayne, Carrie, Jenny, Heather (in spirit!)
11: ...and more love! | Just a sip! | Charlie! ---> | <---Ellie!
14: Welcome to the | World | Elizabeth Marie
15: On the Day You Were Born I didn't think there was any way you would be born on your due date. I thought for sure that you would be born weeks earlier. But, the days went by, and still, no Ellie. On the evening of March 31st, your Daddy, Aiden and I did what we had for the last few weeks. Took a nice long walk, hoping to "encourage" you to come out. We got home and sat down to watch Opening Night for the SF Giants. I had planned a baseball themed dinner of hot dogs and watermelon, but nothing was sitting right with me. Finally I went to bed, not feeling all that well. That night, I woke up a little past midnight to use the restroom. While in there, I felt a little pop. The cramping began immediately afterward. I woke up your Daddy and we called all the grandparents. Originally we were going to have Papa K stay with Aiden at the house, but the cramps were so strong I was afraid to stay home any longer. Dr. Riley had told me that she thought you would come quickly so if I felt anything I should come right in. Well, I was definitely feeling lots of things so we were out of there! We got the hospital around 1:30 and I was at 4cm and my water hadn't broken. By 2:30 though I was at 6cm and ready for my epidural. After another hour I was ready to push for you. . . but you were already on your way out. They had to tell the doctor to hurry- two pushes later, you were out! Four hours after labor started, you were in my arms! You gave us a little scare- you took a second to start crying and you were a little blue. But once you started hollering, we knew your lungs were fine! Your face was a little puffy and bruised since you came out so fast, but your Daddy and I thought, and still think, you are the most beautiful girl in the world.
16: Baby Girl
18: Daddy's first diaper change
19: First Bath
20: Brother and Sister
22: Meeting Ellie
27: First Bath
29: We enjoyed your first two weeks spending time together as a family. From Day 1 you made all of us so happy. We love you! | Baby Girl
30: Ellie's First Easter
31: Dying Easter Eggs
32: Good Morning!
37: May 2011- One Month Old
38: Sleeping Beauty
39: Baby Girl | First Smiles! ~6 weeks~ From the day you were born, you have been smiley. You even smiled in your sleep on your first night of life! We call you our Little Miss Sunshine.
40: Your Best Friends! Steven and Lauren DeLucchi Charlie Rohrbach ~Born the Same Day!~ Regan Fusch ~5 weeks younger~
42: June 2011- Two Months Old
43: Aiden's Birthday Party! | June 3, 2011
44: Guard Dog Maggie!
45: POOL TIME
46: July 2011- Three Months Old
47: Fourth of July | You had a lot of fun on your first 4th of July. The weekend before the 4th we went to Rocklin's Celebrate America with the DeLucchis. You fell asleep before the fireworks. Then, for the 4th, we went to Clear Lake with your Mimi, Papa, Nana and Papa K, and Scott and Linda Holthause. You got to go on the boat for the first time, into the hot tub for the first time, went to a bar for the first time (Ha!), but slept through the fireworks again!
51: Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
52: Our Smiley Girl
53: Loving on your Grandmas and Grandpas
54: August 2011- FourMonths Old
55: I love my brother!
56: FIRST TA
57: HOE TRIP | Hanging out withAuntie Al, Madi, Paul and Mary
60: First Giants Game | We got to run the bases!
61: September 2011- FiveMonths Old
62: Labor Day at Clear Lake
63: Daniella Dane-2 months, Regan Fusch-4 months, Ellie-6 months
64: Your Baptism September 10, 2011 St. Joseph's ~ Auburn
66: Uncle Kyle-Godfather Auntie Catie-Godmother
71: First Food! At Five-and-a-half months you had your first food-some delicious rice cereal. Yum! You couldn't get enough! You cried- when you were done! We created a monster!
72: October 2011- SixMonths Old
73: Happy Half Birthday! | On your half birthday, we celebrated with half of a cake, while you got to try your first taste of "real food": sweet potatoes. Do you think you liked it?!
74: Charlie and you on your Half Birthday | Learning to sit | Brother taking you for a ride. | Teeth!! | Happy Girl! | Sitting on your own!
75: LOVE THAT SMILE!
76: We had such a great time this month! Highlights included: * Harvest Party at Ms. Wendy's * Harvest Carnival at Rocklin Academy * Trip to Bishop's Farm with Maddie * Trip to Pumpkin Farm with Steven and Lauren * Trick or Treating at Nana and Papas! | October Fun!
77: October Fun! | Bishop's Pumpkin Patch
78: Pumpkin Farm with Steven and Lauren DeLucchi
79: Trick or Treating with Mickey and Minnie
81: November 2011- SevenMonths Old
82: Hanging out with Charlie
88: December 2011- EightMonths Old
89: Christmas Tree Hunting | We went to Apple Hill to get our tree- we didn't realize we'd have to climb a mountain to do it! We did finally get "the one" only to realize it was SO BIG! Daddy loved it though, of course!
90: We surprised you and your brother with a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express train. You even went in your pajamas! | Polar Express
91: Festival of Lights Parade
94: Curtis Christmas Party | The three cousins!
96: Merry Christmas, Friends!!!
97: Sweet Tidings
98: Twas the Night Before Christmas . . . We celebrated Christmas Eve with our Auburn tradition . . . Church at St. Joseph's, appetizers at Nana and Papa's neighbors, and a bedtime reading of The Night Before Christmas by Papa. You didn't make it to putting out cookies and milk but your brother took care of it for you!
104: January 2012- NineMonths Old
106: February 2012- TenMonths Old
111: Guest List: Nana and Papa Mimi and Papa Uncle Kyle Cody | Great Grandma Papa Ed Aunt Virginia The Wilcoxes The Fuschs The Lehtos | The DeLucchis The Stiebers The Smiths | Mommy Daddy Aiden
112: Easter Egg Hunt!
113: Cakes and Presents!
115: We Love You Ellie!
116: One Year Old!