BC: Carter, you are our first born, our first miracle. We love you more than words. You are a special person and very special to us.
FC: For Our Son Carter | YOUR FIRST YEAR | FOR CARTER JAY ON YOUR FIRST BIRTHDAY LOVE MOMMY AND DADDY
2: This is our very first picture of you. It was taken the day we found out I was 11 weeks pregnant. I was shocked but so glad. We knew I was pregnant but we did not realize I was practically through the first trimester. I could not stop looking at this picture. It was miraculous knowing you were inside me and how tiny you are. From that moment on I made sure you were safe and well taken care of. I ate healthy and took care of myself for you. I wanted to give you the healthiest and best life possible starting from this moment on. | 6 months pregnant . . . you got so big. Your body is folded in half. Your leg is on top of your head. Can you see your leg and foot? | Sonograms
3: 33 weeks pregnant! | 2010
4: January 26, 2011 | The day you were born was the most amazing day. Everything went smoothly and couldn't have been more perfect. As I was staring into your eyes and looking at all your face features my mind was overwhelmed with thoughts and my emotions were exploding. I was consumed with pure joy to finally hold you and see you. I thought about how much you are loved already by so many people but especially your Dad and I. You are so precious!!!
5: The Day You Were Born
6: Grandma Marian holding you for the first time on the day you were born
7: Your birth announcement photo January 29, 2011 3 Days Old
8: Staying home with you for the first 12 weeks was the happiest days of my life. I am eternally grateful to have that time with you. In this picture you are 6 days old. There is no better feeling then holding your sleeping baby in your arms. | February 1, 2011 6 days old
9: February 12, 2011 17 days old
10: From your very first bath, you LOVED bath time. The older you got the more fun you had. Most parents have difficulty getting their baby into the bath but you gave us a hard time taking you out. You would cry and have a little fit. You enjoyed playing with toy tug boots, little monster squirt toys, letters that stuck to the tub and bubbles. | First Bath 10 days old | First time in new bath tub June 18, 2011 4 months old
11: May 18, 2011 4 months old
12: February 1, 2011 6 Days Old | “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss | We read every day to you and we still do. Reading is the funnest way to learn and expand your imagination. | Jan 22, 2012 Almost 1 years old
13: February 3, 2011 8 Days Old | “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot | Daddy's favorite thing to do is read!
14: First time falling asleep holding onto Pooh Bear. This is one our favorite pictures of you. You seem so content and peaceful. We loved you more and more each day. | March 21, 2011 You were about 2 months old.
15: Your FIRST Smile! Daddy caught the picture the morning of St. Patty's Day March 17, 2011.
16: Family | Grandma Marian | Grandma Sally
17: Uncle Jay | Grandparents Grandma Sally, Grandpa Joel and Grandma Marian
18: March 12, 2011
19: March 22, 2011
20: We can not believe how often you grew. Your features continually changed. Despite the constant change and growth you were always a show stopper. We couldn't go anywhere without people stopping us to look and goggle over you. | Tummy Time You were not a fan of tummy time . . . but you were a good sport for trying. | April 15, 2011 12 weeks old
21: Rolling over and tummy time grew on you. | April 22, 2011 13 weeks old
22: Sancho and Voodoo Getting to know you and you getting to know them. Voodoo (our black cat) was very curious and jealous of you. She was the baby and attention stealer before you arrived. Sancho (our orange cat) was very scared and nervous of you. The slightest noise you made he would scurry away. | June 16, 2011 About 5 months old | March 7, 2011 7 weeks old
23: The first time I ever left you. This picture was taken in Daddy's car at the airport. I was leaving for the weekend to attend my friend's wedding. After taking this picture of you, I was holding back tears. I didn't want to leave you. Dad and Uncle Jay took care of you while I was away. It was extremely difficult being away from you. I missed you tremendously.! | May 26, 2011 Exactly 4 months old
24: Swim Time! Your first time in the swimming pool. You loved it! | May 29, 2011 3 months old
25: July 4, 2011 Just over 5 months old | Water baby for sure . . . you took a nap in your float.
26: First Trip to the Zoo
27: September 4, 2011 | Palm Beach Zoo
28: First Time in High Chair July 30, 2011
29: September 10, 2011
30: First Halloween
31: Trunk Or Treat at Chesterbrook Academy Your daycare school | A Trunk or Treat is taken place in a parking lot. Everyone decorates their car trunks and children go trick or treating from car to car. Since we dressed you up as Winnie the Pooh . . . I created Hundred Acre Wood (Pooh's home) for our trunk. | October 31, 2011
32: Nov. 10, 2011 Holding onto to things to stand up.
33: Nov. 24, 2011 Your First Thanksgiving Feast | Grandma Sally, Grandpa and Uncle Jay flew down from Maryland to celebrate with you. | In the kitchen Mommy, Daddy and Grandma Marian have big smiles for you as Grandma works hard to make you a delicious first turkey.
34: FIRST CHRISTMAS You got to celebrate twice. First in Florida and | Off to Maryland - first time in airport. | December 2011
35: then in Maryland!
36: Happy First Birthday!