S: Lucy Kate Broderick- First Year!
BC: Girls. . . Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice!!
FC: Lucy Kate Broderick June 4, 2008 - 1st Birthday!
1: Our sweet baby girl!! | Lucy Kate Broderick | Born June 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm 6 pounds 7 ounces & 20 1/2 inches long LDS Hospital
2: It was hard for Mom & Dad to wait for me to come! After the doctor said it looked as though I didn't want to come out, Mom was induced on the morning of my birthday! | When I was born, I sucked in a lot of fluid & wasn't breathing. I had to be rushed away & suctioned. I was also born with a fever, so I had to stay in the NICU. Mom & Dad couldn't even hold me until the next day! When they finally could, they were so excited!
3: Staying in the NICU meant oxygen in my nose (until my lungs were dry & strong), IVs in my hands & head, monitors for my heart & not many visitors. Some of my uncles watched from the window! I also got jaundice while in the NICU & had to be under billy lights for a day-but I sure rocked my shade goggles!
4: Yay! I get to go home! | I finally got to come home on June 7th. Before I could go, I had to sit in my car seat for an hour as a test to make sure that I could breathe in there! All babies that are born & go straight to the NICU have to have the "car seat test." I didn't like it very much! The good part was that I passed & got to go home!
5: When I got home, I had visitors! Everyone was so excited to meet me! In the following days, we also got out to visit more family! Everyone instantly loved me... and lets just say there were a lot of "cutes" flying around!
6: When I was 10 days old, I got to go visit my Great-Great-Grandma Evans! She was about a month away from being 103 years old! I was her first great-great-grandchild, so she was ecstatic about my arrival!! She cooed & awed over my every move! Grandma Evans is such a special part of our family!
7: It was really neat to have the chance to get a 5 generation photo with me, my mom & grandmas! | In pictures: Mom- Katy Nicole McKinnon Broderick, Grandma- Kathryn LoRene Grondel McKinnon, Me- Lucy Kate Broderick, Great~Grandma- LoRene Evans Grondel, Great~Great~Grandma- Anna Alfreda Marble Evans
8: JUNE At my 1st Dr. appointment, I weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. (6/12/08) | My 1st month here was full of sleeping & eating! I love to bounce while people hold me, but I also love my bouncer & swing! Snuggling & stretching are 2 of my favorite things! Even though I am little, I hold up my head like a pro!
9: JULY * I now weigh 7 lbs. 13 oz. (7/10/08) *I smile, kick my legs, coo, stick out my tongue & blow serious bubbles with my slobber! *My one month b-day was on Independence Day & we had a BBQ at our house with some of Mommy's side of the family! It was a lot of fun! *I am more alert every day! Mom & Dad think I am the most beautiful baby in the world!!
10: AUGUST | 8-3-08 blessed | * I am now 9 lbs. 4 oz. & 22 3/4 inches! (8/5/08) *This was a special month because I was blessed! Daddy gave me a beautiful blessing! I was blessed in the same dress that Mommy was blessed in! * I like to smile, go for walks, get attention, play & coo! * I try really hard to roll over!
11: SEPTEMBER | * I am getting so big! I scoot around on my tummy, LOVE to suck on my toes & fingers, grab for things that look interesting & I now laugh out loud! * I went on my first trip! We went to Lake Powell for the Elliott Camp! It was fun, but tough being a little baby in a big & annoying life jacket! I did look like a movie star in my sunglasses though!!
12: * I now weigh 12 lbs. 5 oz. & I am 24 inches! (10/6/08) * I rolled over (10/1) & got my first tooth!! (10/21) * I ate rice cereal for the 1st time & love it! * I got a new jumper & LOVE to be in it! * It was my 1st Halloween!! Mom & Dad were pirates & I was their cute little parrot! We had so much fun!!! | OCTOBER | Yum!
13: NOVEMBER * I am such a happy & active girl! * I started sitting up alone (11/7). Mom swears I learned over-night! * Jumping in my jumper is still one of my favorite things! * I got my second tooth! (11/5) * Achoo! I got my first cold...no fun! * I am trying (& liking) lots of new foods! Some of them are sweet potatoes & green beans! * I love watching what is going on around me & like feeling things with my hands!
14: DECEMBER | * I am 27 inches & weigh 15 lbs. 4 oz.! (12/08) * I love cereal, applesauce, sweet potatoes, green beans & other baby foods! * I sit without any help & I am trying to learn to crawl- I rock on my hands & knees! I just can't quite figure it out though! * Playing & jumping in my jumper are my favorite things! * I have a fun & spunky personality! I can be super sweet one minute, then stubborn or impatient the next! * Mom & Dad say I try hard at everything I do & that I LOVE attention! * My first Christmas & New Year's Eve! | Yay for six months!!
15: We had the Elliott party on the 20th! There was so much to see!! We opened presents & ate yummy food! It was a lot of fun! | Elliott Christmas Party!!
16: After the party, we stopped at Grandma Evans' house! She didn't feel like coming out to the party, so we came to her! She loved having the company & thought I was just the most adorable thing EVER!! | The Grondel party was on the 21st! We ate & opened gifts! Mom & Dad did a bad job at getting pictures!!
17: We had a party at Grandma & Grandpa Broderick's on Christmas Eve! Russell & I got pjs from Grandma & Grandpa! I love my cousin Russell!! | Then, on Christmas Day, we visited Grandma & Grandpa too!!
18: Christmas Day!! | We had fun on Christmas morning at our house! Santa spoiled me rotten! Later, we spent some time with Grandma & my uncles Ryan, Kyle, Landon & Zac!
19: * I am now eating lots of baby foods & I am drinking some juices! * I love to clap my hands & play "Pat-A-Cake!" * I love to play & be on the floor because I started crawling! (By the end of the month, I was crawling all OVER!) * I don't really like going to other people- I just love my Mom & Dad too much! | * I jabber away all day! * Uncle Zac gave me a little blanket for Christmas & I LOVE it! * I wave "Bye-Bye" now! * When we eat dinner, if Mom or Dad says "Yum" then I copy them & say it too! * I got my third tooth!! * This month was busy! I have learned so much! * I am a fun & energetic girl! * Mom & Dad love me to pieces! | January
20: * I love to eat all kinds of baby foods & snacks! I also love to eat any nibbles Mom or Dad will give me of their food! * Now that I am a super crawler, I don't really like being held as much. * I love to smile & when I smile really big, my nose scrunches up! It is SO cute! * I got my 4th tooth, & I pulled myself up on a chair! * For Valentine's Day, I got a cute stuffed frog & an outfit with Mickey & Minnie Mouse! I gave Daddy a pillowcase with my picture on it! He really liked it!! | February
21: * I am now 28 3/4 inches & weigh 16 lbs. 12 oz. !!(3/5) * I shake my head "no no" & dance when I hear music! * Dogs are my favorite! I woof & say "dog" whenever I see or hear a doggy! * Words that I say are: yum, dog, uh-oh, Mama & Dada! * I got my 5th tooth! My grin is quite toothy now! * I also found out I am going to be a big sister this month!! (Mom & Dad say "Surprise!") | March
22: April | * I am happy, active & playful! I love to explore! * I say "No no" & shake my head "no!" * I love music & love to dance! * Pretending to talk on the phone is one of my favorite things! (Good practice for later!) * I love playing Pat-A-Cake & giving high fives! * I give kisses on the lips! (Sometimes they're "movie star kisses" that are very wet)! * It was my first Easter! I had fun! | Top: Easter Bunny came! Middle: My Easter dress! Bottom: Easter party & egg hunt @ Grandma Elliott's!
23: May | Cute Little Girl! | * I stand alone & walk around furniture some. * I blow kisses & give great hugs! * I love to eat, dance, play & roll & throw a ball! (It's one of my new favorite things & I am pretty good at throwing!) * I move my mouth like I am singing when I hear music, except that no sound comes out! It's cute though! * I went to las Vegas & Disneyland! * My Great-Great Grandma Evans passed away this month. (5/31)
24: Las Vegas Baby! | Fun! | We took a trip to Disneyland with Grandma & uncles Ryan, Kyle, Landon & Zac. We drove, so we stayed in Vegas overnight on the way down & back. We stayed at the Orleans. It was fun! We hit the strip, catching the volcano show at the Mirage, went to Caesar's Palace & checked out other sites! At breakfast the waitress at our hotel thought I was so cute! She gave me Mardi Gras beads (with no flashing of skin required!!) I was pretty proud of them!
25: After breakfast in Vegas, we drove to Disneyland! As Mom & Dad got everything settled at the hotel, I kept myself busy with the air conditioner! Lets just say I LOVED it! Once things were okay at the hotel, we were off to Disneyland! | Disneyland! The Happiest Place on Earth!!
26: I went on lots of fun rides! Some of my favorites were Pirates of the Caribbean, & the Nemo, Buzz Lightyear & Monster's Inc. rides. We went to Toon Town & California Adventure too! I sure liked Minnie!!
27: Since I LOVE dogs, once I met Pluto, he became my instant FAVORITE! I had to get a stuffed Pluto dog to take home with me! And of course, Mom & Dad HAD to get a picture of me in a pirate hat! ("Pirates" is their thing, so I tried to oblige, but only for a second!)
28: Disneyland was fun! We all had a BLAST! I can't wait to go back! Before we left, we got our picture taken in the front of the Mickey Mouse flower bed. . . I think it is a required tradition! And from the photo, you can tell we all had a fun, fabulous & absolutely fantastic time!!!
29: Wow!! I am one already! Time flies when you're having fun, right?! For my first birthday, we celebrated with family! I got to eat yummy cupcakes that Mom made & got lots of fun presents! I am such a big girl now! Hooray for being one and for all the fun that is sure to come in the year ahead!! | Happy First Birthday!!!