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BC: My First Experiences I first went swimming on _____________________ at (age) _______________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ I first went to the playground on _____________________ at (age) __________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ I went to my first party on _____________________ at (age) _______________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

1: My Name My Name: Maryann Rebecca Lanstrum It Means: The girl's name Maryann is of English origin. An 18th-century blend of Mary and Ann. The girl's name Mary is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "star of the sea". Saint Jerome associated the Virgin's name with the Latin phrase "stella maris". Other possible meanings are (Hebrew) "wished-for child; rebellion; sea of bitterness". Variant of Miriam. Biblical: the virgin mother of Christ. The girl's name Ann is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "favored grace". Simplified form of Anne, the English form of Hannah. A name favored by royalty and commoners for centuries. Other Name Ideas: William James It has special meaning because: Your grandma Lanstrum, Daddy’s mom, was named Mary Ann. She passed away when Daddy was 21. We named you after her My Nicknames: Mouse, Little Munch

2: About Your Donor | WHAT IS IVF IVF is an acronym for in vitro fertilization ('in vitro' meaning 'in glass').IVF is an option for many couples who cannot conceive through conventional therapies. Simply put IVF is adding a man's sperm to a female's eggs in a laboratory to produce embryos. These embryos are put back into the female's uterus (womb) after 3 to 5 days in the incubator. In your case, we used another woman's eggs (a donor). Mommy couldn't make good eggs. You grew in Mommy's tummy. | Birth Year: 1985 Race: Caucasian Height: 5’4” Weight: 135 Eye Color: Hazel Eye Color: Brown Complexion: Medium Build: Medium Ethnicity: Irish, Filipino, Scottish, German Blood Type: A+ Children: None Medical/Surgical Conditions: None Family History of Chronic Illness: None Previous Donations: 0 Education: Full time student with an associate’s degree in interior design, now pursuing a BA in general studies. Career/Work: Waitress. Hobbies: Painting, gardening, pottery, fishing. Marital Status: Single Sexual Orientation: heterosexual Reason for donation: “I am happy to help someone out there have a daughter or son” Other Information: She has 2 brothers, 3 sisters

3: ABOUT MOM _________________________________ Name: Jennifer Lynn (Morris) Lanstrum Born: January 22, 1972 in Indianapolis, IN Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Siblings: Robert, Mellisa, and Greggory Education: BAS in Medical Illustration, Indiana University Occupation: Illustrator, Web, Graphic Artist and Stay Home Mom Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, Camping, Gardening, Crafts, Ballet ABOUT DAD _________________________________ Name: Eric David Lanstrum Born on: April 15, 1969 in St. Louis, MO Hometown: La Grange, Illinois Siblings: Greta and Jean Education: BA in Theater Lighting, Western Illinois Unv. Occupation: Lighting Technichian, Chef in the US Navy Hobbies: Camping, Crafts, Games, Miniatures, Cooking, SCA. WEDDING DATE: September 27, 1997 | HOW THEY MEET We were living in the Chicago suburbs. It was very expensive there. I needed a roommate to help pay the rent. A mutual friend, Bevin and John Santos, set up the meeting for Eric to meet me. Eric decided to rent out the front half of my apartment. During his stay, we got to know each other, fell in love, and got married. We had a theme Renesance Wedding. Most of our guest wore costumes from that time period. It was great fun! | My Parents

4: I was weaned on: 2-12-2010 at 14 months I tried my first solids: 4-9-2009 at 4 months I tried chopped food: 11-17-2009 at 11 months I tried finger food: 8-21-2009 at 9 months I first held a fork: 1-15-2009 at 13 months My favoite foods: Sweet Potatos, Apples, Crackers, Meat My least favoite foods: Rice Cereal, Mushy Stuff | Around ten months I started trying to wean you. You had great difficulites with this. You still thrusted your food out of your mouth and choked on your solids. I started you with feeding therapy at eleven months. We discovered you were not using your jaw muscles to suck. This is why you nursed up-side-down. You used the top of your head to compress the breast and get your milk with minimal sucking. You caught on to solid foods quickly. You did not want to give up your night nursing though. When Daddy was moved to temporary shore duty, he was able to give me some help at night. With the extra support I was able to get you weaned onto a sippy cup at night around 14 months old. | Meal Time

5: A DAY WITH MARYANN | Toe Liken Good! Oh how I love speghetti. What's better? The peaches or the plastic container that holds the peaches? | Maryann's first bite of food, rice cereal. Yucky! She agrees with mommy. Dinner's so good, Ill Lick the plate clean.

6: Favorite games: You didn't have very many games that you liked or wanted to do. You seemed to enjoy playing a version of peek-a-boo with us at the dinner table. What makes me laugh: Daddy would make funny faces or sounds to make you laugh. You also laughed when tickled by mommy or daddy. You sometimes would laugh with Michael. Favorite toys: You loved the musical toys that hung off your play gym. When you got older you seemed to enjoy holding stuffed animals and dolls. You didn't have a specific favorite doll or animal though. Favorite songs: Five Silly Monkeys, Apples and Bananas, Bingo Favorite activities: You did not play very well. We had to teach you how to play. You were very close to Michael. You tried to do what he did. On days that he was home, you looked to him for entertainment. You would run in circles with him, follow him up the slide, race with him, or just mimic him. When he was not around you preferred to spin in circles upside-down on the swing, run in circles, climb on things, act like a kitty cat, sit on mommy and pull or twirl her hair, or watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. | Play Time

7: A DAY WITH MARYANN | Playing on your musical table | Running in your walker | Jumping in your jumparoo | Tummy time on your play gym | Jump, Jump Run and Laugh

8: Your Daddy gave you your first bath. He went with you after you were born to the nursery while Grandma stayed with me in recovery. He got to be the first one to wash you. It was a very special moment for him. When we came home, Daddy continued to be your primary bath giver. It was a good way he could bond with you and your brother. How I liked my bath In general you enjoyed bath-time. You run to the tub anytime you hear the water running, thinking it is your time for a bath. Sometimes you would try to turn on the water and climb in on your own. Bath-time was olnly fun as long as no one got your head wet. As soon as your head was rinsed, you were done and tried to come out. You did not cry, you just shrunk away from the water, then try to climb out of the tub. Favorite bath toys You loved your little yellow rubber ducky. He was small and easy for you to hold and chew. You also like playing with your brother and his bath tub cars. You often got to bathe with him. Games in the bath You loved to splash the water. Especially if your brother was in the tub with you. You'd both get excited and water went all over the b athroom floor. | Bath Time

9: A DAY WITH MARYANN | Drying off and Showing off | Playing in the big tub | Your first bath at home

10: My bedtime routine Your bedtime routine was rather simple. Every other night you got a bath. After getting you dressed, Daddy or I read you and Michael a story. After Michael was tucked in bed, I rocked you so you wouldn't cry and wake up Michael. Once you were asleep, I would attempt to transfer you to your bed. My favorite books, toys, and lullabies Baby Pink, Dolly, Light-up star bug (or "bumble bee"), Heart-beat bear, "Five Silly Monkeys". My big girl bed You moved to your big girl bed shortly after your second birthday. You didn't have any difficulties adjusting to it. You were very proud to have your new bed. My night-time habits You seldom slept through the night. You often got out of your bed and climbed into ours. Once in our bed, you'd position yorself so you were sleeping on my head with your diaper in my face. You would spend the rest of the night twirling or pulling my hair, unless I had the energy to put you back in your bed. Then you'd scream until you fell asleep. | Bed Time | I slept through the night: February 22, 2010 at 15 months old How well I slept: You were not a “good sleeper”. You hated your crib and yout bassinet. You would cry for hours. Three and a half hours was all I could stand before I would fetch you. You preferred to sleep on me, in my bed, or in your car seat. When you did sleep, you didn’t sleep for long. You usually woke about every 3-4 hours. At first you were waking for food, later you were waking for comfort. Early on, you sucked your thumb for comfort. By six months, you were no l longer interested in your thumb. You did not self-soothe very well. Youwanted to have a handful of my hair in your hand to go to sleep. The first time you slept all night (10pm - 4am), I was shocked. I didn’t think you would ever sleep through the night. You did not do it consistently. When you did, I would often wake up and look in on you to see if you were still breathing and doing well. It was such a rare occurrence that I worried about you when you did sleep. | Go to Sleep... PLEASE!

11: A DAY WITH MARYANN | Z z z | (top. left) Mommy and baby Maryann (top) Maryann sucks on her thumb (right) Michael liked to "read" to you. (bottom, left) Sleeping baby Maryann (bottom) Maryann sleeping in her "big girl" bed

12: MILESTONES DATE / AGE ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 1 Recognize parents' voices date/age ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 3 Begin to babble and to imitate some sounds ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 7 Use voice to express joy and displeasure Respond to own name Babble chains of consonants (ba-ba-ba-ba) Distinguish emotions by tone of voice ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 12 Say “dada” and “mama” Use exclamations, such as “oh-oh!” Try to imitate words Respond to “no” Responds to simple verbal requests Use simple gestures Look at correct picture when an image is named ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 24 Recognize names of familiar people, objects Recognize body parts Say several single words (by 15 to 18 months) Use simple phrases (by 18 to 24 months) Use two- to four-word sentences (“want snack”) Follow simple instructions | Verbal Skills Typical Ages and Milestones set by the Myo Clinic 2010

13: GROWTH AND MILESTONES | T H E M A N Y F A C E S | OF MARYANN | Bubbles, Girgles, Coos Maryann at 3 months | Laughs, Makes faces Maryann at 11 months | Monkey see, monkey do... Playing on mommy's computer. 9 months old

14: MILESTONES DATE / AGE ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 1 Focus on objects 8 to 12 inches away date/age ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 3 Follow moving object with eyes Watch faces closely Recognize familiar objects and people at a distance Smile at the sound of parents' voices Enjoy playing with other people ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 7 Struggle to get objects that are out of reach Enjoy playing peek-a-boo Show an interest in mirror images Explore objects with hands and mouth ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 12 Explore objects in many ways Begin to use objects correctly Find hidden objects easily ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 24 Begin to sort objects by shapes and colors Begin to play make-believe Imitate behavior of others Show growing independence | Social Skills Typical Ages and Milestones set by the Myo Clinic 2010

15: GROWTH AND MILESTONES | Maryann 9 monrhs old | Maryann 8 months old | Maryann 11 months old | Maryann smiles and laughs at 3 months old

16: MILESTONES DATE / AGE ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 3 Raise head and chest when lying on stomach Support upper body with arms when lying on stomach Bring hands to mouth Grab and shake hand toys ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 7 Roll over both ways Sit up Reach for objects Transfer objects from hand to hand ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 12 Sit without assistance Crawl Pull self up to stand Walk holding onto furniture ___________________________________________________________ Usually by end of month 24 Walk alone Pull toys behind them while walking Carry large toy or several toys while walking Begin to run Kick a ball Climb on and off furniture without help Walk up and down stairs with support Scribble with crayon Build tower of four blocks or more | Motor Skills Typical Ages and Milestones set by the Myo Clinic 2010

17: GROWTH AND MILESTONES | I CAN CRAWL! | I CAN SIT UP! | I CAN STAND! | Walking with help 11 months old | Crawling 8 months old | Sitting without support 6 months old | Hold up my head up 4 months old | Stand without support 10 months old

18: My Teeth How I handled teething _________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ How Mommy and Daddy helped me feel better ______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

19: My First Experiences I first went swimming on _____________________ at (age) _______________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ I first went to the playground on _____________________ at (age) __________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ I went to my first party on _____________________ at (age) _______________________________ Comments _______________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

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