S: Jocelyn Michele Findlay
FC: Jocelyn Michele Findlay | My First Year
1: After 30 weeks of a completely uneventful pregnancy, Mom woke up on May 6, 2009 at 5 a. m. with contractions. We headed to the hospital and there Mom found out Jocelyn was on her way! She was excited to come to our little family and couldn't wait another day. Mom delivered Jocelyn naturally at 1:17 p.m. At 10 weeks early, she weighed only 2 lb 14 oz and was 15 1/2 in long. She is a miracle.
2: Getting my first bow! | So tiny mom could only hold you just for a second.
3: After a few days they let us hold you. We had to keep you all bundled up tightly so you would not get cold. Grandma Sally said you felt just as light as cotton candy. Everyone loved you so much and prayed for you every night to come home soon to Mom and Dad.
4: Every other night we were able to give you a bath. We loved it because you were always so awake and we were able to hold you so long.
5: Your first outfit was a preemie size and it still looks big. | You were almost smaller than the sunglasses.
6: While you were busy growing, mom sewed all kinds of things for you and dad built your crib.
7: You were our "Fighting Findlay." You were released from the NICU on July 1, 2009, two weeks before your due date of July 14. Although the doctors said it would be a rocky rollercoaster, you only had ups, never downs. You are our miracle. | Catherine (above) and Shelley (right) were your favorite nurses. Catherine was smart and dedicated to detail while Shelley was loving and made sure you always looked beautiful.
8: Your first ride in the car...destination...HOME! Your first several days at home mom continued to check your crib to make sure she wasn't dreaming. Every time she checked you were there. It was a dream come true to have you home!
10: Your last days in Utah before the big move to Indiana. | Great Grandpa and Great Grandpa Malin | Great Grandma Absher
11: On August 23, 2009 Dad blessed you at church. Grandpa Ed, Grandpa Randy, Uncle Mike and Uncle Austin were there.
12: Your first year you tried a lot of new things!
14: You made your first best friend.
15: You definitely have style!
16: First Florida Vacation
18: Birthday Girl | First taste of sugar!
19: Jocelyn, You will never comprehend how grateful your dad and I are that you fought so hard to join our family. You are an amazingly happy and adventurous child with a kind and loving heart. We are so glad you are ours. Love you sweetheart!