S: The Story of Claire's first year
FC: The Story of Claire Leann Roland's First Year
1: Hello, My name is Claire Leann Roland. I was born on March 3, 2010 in Spokane Washington.
2: This is what I looked like in my mom's tummy. (35 weeks)
3: Here's my mom on the day I was born.
4: One day my mom went to her Dr. appointment and asked her midwife to induce her the next day. | So the next day I was born. Two days early. I was a perfect little peanut. I weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. I was 19 inches long.
5: Kathy Bentley delivered me. Grandma JoLynn was there too, and Aunt Becca.
6: I wasn't much bigger than a football. | When I was born I was blessed to have a big sister and three big brothers to love and adore me. They wanted to cuddle, hold and take care of me all the time.
10: You can see how I fit comfortably right inside my moms tummy. When I was born she held and loved me all day long every day. It was her favorite thing to do.
11: My Grandma JoLynn came to help out when I was born. Papa Kent came to see me a few days later. They thought I was so sweet.
12: I loved my first bath. I didn't make a peep.
13: Aren't we a precious bunch.
14: I was blessed on my Grandma Connie's 60th birthday, March 14, 2010. I was blessed by my daddy, my Papa Kent, Papa RC, and my Uncles Blair, Kreg, and Aaron. Grandma JoLynn made my beautiful dress.
15: 4 Generations
16: When I was 2 weeks old I was super sleepy all the time. I was a very sweet calm baby. I loved to be held and cuddled.
18: When I was two months old, my cousin Thea was born. We're going to be best buds.
19: I loved to spend time at the cabin with my family. | I went four wheeling for the first time when I was just a couple of months old.
21: I smiled all the time when I was two months old.
22: My whole family on mom's side came to visit me the summer after I was born. I loved getting to know them, and they sure loved me.
23: I loved hanging out with mom or dad in my pack. I could see everything, or take a little nap. I hiked my first mountain on dad's back when I was 4 months old. See me peeking out?
24: I was a darling little ballerina when I was five months old.
27: We had lots of fun visiting the pumpkin patch and picking apples too.
28: In October we rented an RV and drove to Yellowstone. We saw lots of cool animals.
29: I sort of pooped out in my bumbo chair in the RV. It was exhausting
30: Here I am at 7 months. I started to sit up when I was 6 months and by 7 months I could clap and give a high five.
31: I was the cutest little banana for Halloween, and Thea was a pea. We were the hit of the party.
32: This was my family in October when I was 7 months old.
34: Luke and I were best buddies. He loved me to pieces. He told people he loved to play with Claire Bear and they thought he meant Care Bears.
35: I was a great eater. I ate finger food really well and loved anything my mom put on my plate. My first word was mmmmm..... everytime I ate something.
36: Luckily I learned to crawl right before Christmas so I could get into all sorts of awesome stuff.
37: This was my favorite place. I'd sit right here by the tree and pull the strands of beads off. Occasionally I opened a present or two.
38: Merry Christmas. I learned to stand up the same time I learned to crawl, at 6 months. I always stood in my highchair, and occasionally tried to climb out.
39: I loved skiing with my family. Mom and dad took turns hanging out in the lodge with me and Luke. I would ride in my pack while they helped Luke ski on the magic carpet. I got very tired.
40: When I was 10 months old I could climb up and down the stairs. I loved following my brothers and Abbie all around the house.
41: I sure looked pretty in pink.
42: We went to a ski resort called Red Mountain for my first birthday. It was really fun to be together for the whole weekend.
44: It's fun to be 1. Now I weigh 19lbs. and 8 oz. What a year.
46: Now that I'm one, I babble all the time. I wave and point. I love to play with mom's cell phone and hold it up to my ear. I can stand on my own, but I don't walk yet. I rolled all over the place at 4 months. I sat up at 6 months. I crawled, got my first tooth, and started to pull up on furniture at 8 months. At Christmas time I started clapping. I'm a fun loving, happy baby. My brothers and sister love me so much, and I love them too. I'm so curious and get into everything. I love the toilet, and toilet paper. When I was 12 months old, I got tubes put in my ears. Can't wait to discover more new things this year.!