S: Emma Elizabeth Crosby January 23, 2011
FC: Emma Elizabeth Crosby January 23, 2011 6 pounds 15 ounces 20 1/2 inches
1: To our sweet little girl, From the moment we found out that we were going to have a baby we have talked about our dreams for you. May you always find strength and comfort in family. May you see the world as an opportunity to learn and explore. Find something that you love to do, and go out and do it! If you should ever lose your way, may you find your path by trusting in your faith. Dream big. Know that we love you, no matter what, no exceptions. Be kind and accepting of others. Follow your heart, but use your head. May you find someone to love. Someone who makes you a better person. May you find in someone what we have found in each other. Love, Mom and Dad
2: And so it began ... While sitting at home, the contractions started and we were overcome with fear, excitement and anticipation. Finally we arrived at the hospital knowing that we would soon meet our beautiful little girl.
3: We waited and waited . . . . . . . . . The 14 hours of labor had begun and time seemed to tick by so slowly! We were about to learn that good things really do come to those who wait.
6: All the months of preparation led up to this moment . . . TIME TO PUSH!!! And at 12:41 p.m. Emma Elizabeth Crosby was born into this world.
8: After what felt like an eternity, we finally heard the triumphant cry of a happy and healthy little baby girl!
9: It was a moment that she will never remember and we will never forget ...
10: Love at first sight
11: Words cannot describe those first few moments together. It is a love like no other. Because of her, our lives are forever changed and we are eternally grateful.
12: Weight: 6 pounds 15 ounces | Length: 20 1/2 inches
13: Grandma and Papa Hicks get their first glimpse of their little peanut!
14: Emma with her great grandpa "GG" Klein.
15: The love felt when among family is one of life's greatest blessings.
16: The outpour of love for our precious baby girl is something that we will always treasure as a true testament to the strength of the family bond.
20: Quiet moments... Holding her in our arms was a humbling experience. We realized in those moments that we had so much to learn and that we would do anything for our little miracle.
22: Time for the first bath! The first few baths were tough...Emma didn't like them and mommy didn't like the crying, but she was loving them in no time!
23: All Clean!
24: CUTE AS A BUTTON!
28: Little Lovebug
31: Daddy's Sweet Little Angel
36: May 29, 2011 Emma's Baptism
39: Every moment with you is a blessing from God.
44: Happy Halloween! Make way for our little "mad cow"!
48: Emma Turns One!!!
50: have your cake. . .
51: and eat it too!
52: dada mama pica-pica chick-o-ba! wooba | sweet potatoes rice cereal apple sauce mum-mums | A year of firsts...
53: First steps: December 17, 2011 First airplane ride: November 23, 2011 First tooth: August 8, 2011 These are the first of a lifetime of firsts! We can't wait to witness them all.