S: JENNA KAITLYN
BC: BABY | 2 | nd
FC: "From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God." ~ Psalm 22:10
1: And then there were four! We're so thankful you have come into our lives! Having a daughter is going to be a joyful experience! We are all in love with you! | + | = 4
2: We decided we were ready for baby #2! We've missed having a baby in the house! We thought October would be a good month, but you decided you wanted to come sooner than that! We are so excited that you are on your way! I feel much less intimidated this time, even though I will be pregnant through summer! I can't wait to meet you... I'm kind of hoping you're a girl! But another boy would be awesome as well! We're thinking Jenna Kaitlyn for a girl, Riley Jacob for a boy! | Due Date: September 10, 2012
3: We thought it would be fun for your brother to announce to the family that we were having another baby in a fun photo... but as you can tell, he was less than cooperative, so we opted for a video instead! We showed it to both sets of grandparents under the pretense of "Jay's in a video talking about Thomas the train!" | Needless to say, they were all surprised! Everyone thought we were going to wait till after we got back from NYC. After that, we announced it on Facebook with the photo on the first page of this book and this status:
4: We spent your baby moon in New York City! We walked so much, and my feet were in major pain by the end of our 3 day trip, but it was amazing! I was definitely showing by then, I was 20 weeks! Our friend Rachel Clausman went with us on our grand adventure! My feet and back hurt, it rained the whole time and I lost 8 lbs, but we had a wonderful time! When we get home, we find out if you are a boy or girl! We can hardly wait! | NEW YORK CITY
5: FIRST MOMENTS | Look at you! Your first picture! We told the nurse we wanted to guess before she told us whether you were a boy or girl. At first Daddy said girl, and I said boy, then we changed our minds. "It's a girl!" I felt shocked and excited all at the same time! I really thought you were going to be a boy! Daddy's first words were "I'm gonna have to get a bigger gun!" He was happy too! It was so hard to keep your gender a secret, but I really wanted a reveal party, so we kept quiet! The next month was torture! I wanted to tell everyone you were a girl! Time to go shopping!!!
6: I'm so excited that we were able to get maternity photos with a rainbow! Daddy takes such good pictures! Jayden can't wait to meet you and wants to know if you want to play with his spiderman & cars! | You're starting to get so big, but you're so easy for me to carry. You don't move a lot, which worried me at first, but your heartbeat is always strong! I think it means you'll be a calm baby... poor Daddy tries to feel you move, but you always stop as soon as you feel his hand!
8: It's a....
9: FINALLY the day of the party arrived! It was so much fun, I enjoyed planning it, and we had a large turn out! I asked everyone to wear either red or blue depending on what they thought you would be! We had some food, games and then cut the cake! | It's PINK!!! We are so blessed to have so many loved ones! Everyone brought us diapers and signed a onesie for you!
10: Calista Barbari found out she was pregnant 2 months after I did! We had so much fun comparing pregnancies, swimming and talking about our future babies! | Prego Buddies!!! | I was going to take pictures every month, but that didn't happen. The first photo on the left was taken at 2 and a half months, right after we told everyone about you. The 2nd photo was taken a couple of weeks before you were born. I felt like I was going to explode by then!
11: Above is a photo of my last dog shave before you were born! I was so big! Daddy & Papa also took out the last garage door and put in a window in preparation for you! So happy! | So much planning before you get here! We decided on best bottom cloth diapers and Daddy picked out a chair to rock you in! I made burp cloths and a swaddle blanket!
12: Getting cute "bump" pictures!!! We're 8 months along, and I'm very ready to not be pregnant anymore! I've had a lot of indigestion, I hope that means you will have a lot of hair!
15: Interesting story! We thought we were naming you after our favorite great grandmothers, but we found out that their actual names were Virginia and Katie! And we preferred Jenna Kaitlyn over Virginia Katie, so your name is all your own! | I was actually in labor in these photos! My water broke while swimming earlier that day, but your head sealed the leak! This was very confusing and embarrassing for me, I started to wonder if I'd involuntarily peed in the pool! I was having contractions every hour or so, so we went home to wait it out. I wanted to get some last shots with you brother just in case!
16: I progressed beautifully, having contractions steadily and without back labor! Within 4 hours I was at a 7, contractions 5 min apart. It was so much easier than last time! Then they re-broke my water, and the back labor hit me almost immediately. It was very frustrating! After 3 agonizing hours, I was still at a 7, contractions only seconds apart. I could tell I was repeating history, so I asked for the epidural to put us all out of our misery! Within 20 minutes, I was wanting to push! Less than 15 minutes later, you were here at 10 pm, only 8 hours of labor! Gigi & Nana were there to see your birth! You were a little blue, due to the low water levels, but you were healthy, had lots of hair, and got a high 8 Apgar score! You are beautiful!!! | We called our doctor the next morning to tell her about the confusing day before. She wanted us to get checked out as a precaution, so we headed to the hospital. There we learned that my water had indeed broke, and the levels were low enough to cause concern. They induced me, and the grand adventure started! | Time for BABY | SEPTEMBER 5TH
18: Big brother came running in to see you, and for once he was speechless! We gave him a toy puppy, saying it was a gift from you. It was very sweet to watch the two of you meet for the first time! | Weight: 7 lbs 9.8 oz Length: 20 in Date: September 5th, 2012 Time: 10:06 pm
19: NANA | GIGI | PAPA | POPPIE
21: Visitors | Sometimes being a big brother is even better than being a super hero!
22: Going home!
25: FIRST DAYS HOME | Watching you grow!
26: Life with "Bubba"! Never a dull moment!
27: You're both here!
28: Weight Chart | Favorites | Baby Hair | Toy - necklaces Food - cheese Visitor - Lacey Jandreau Book - The Shape of You | 9/5/12 - birth - 7 lbs 9.8 oz / 20 in 10/20/2012 - 11 lbs / 21.5 in 12/11/12 - 14 lbs / 23.5 in 1/7/2013 - 14 lbs 2 oz / 24 in 1/25/2013 - 15 lbs / 24 in 3/5/2013 - 15.3 lbs / 25 in 4/26/2013 - 16 lbs / 25.5 in 6/3/2013 - 16.5 lbs / 26 in 7/15/2013 - 16.9 lbs / 26.5 in 8/17/2013 - 17 lbs / 27 in 9/5/13 - 1 year - 17.5 lbs / 27.5 in
29: Baby Girl | Baby's Firsts | You are very attached to mama which is so sweet! You passed a lot of milestones earlier than average! | Recognized parents 9/28/12 Raised head 9/30/12 Reached for something Mama - 12/28/12 Smiled 10/25/12 Laughed 11/15/12 Slept all night 4/5/13 Rolled over 12/23/12 | Sat up 4/5/13 Crawled 3/8/13 1st tooth 5/24/13 1st word "Mama" - 1/19/13 Waved bye-bye 3/22/13 Clapped hands 6/27/13 Walked 7/3/13
30: Good times with Mama & Daddy! | First hairdo! | First friends! | First Passover! | First chosen toy! | First 4th of July!
31: The many faces of Jenna!
34: Happy Birthday Jenna Kate!!!
36: My baby girl! I love you so much, you make me smile every day. I watch you every day, and love seeing you grow. I know you will be an amazing woman! - Dad | You're my little girl!!! I love you so much! I am going to enjoy watching you grow up! We'll have so much fun! I hope we'll always be close and that you will follow God with all your heart! - Mama