S: Mason's First Year
BC: To be continued...
FC: Mason's First Year
1: Waiting for you to arrive!
2: The day you were born... | 4.8.10 12:08 am 6lbs 12oz 20 inches | Mason Bennett Freed | On Wednesday April 7th I went into labor while at home with Daddy. When the contractions got really close together, we knew it was the real thing and headed to the hospital around 5pm. Things progressed quickly and by 12:08am Thursday morning you were born via c-section. It was a long night, but the best night of our lives!
3: ...we fell in love
4: Mason's Room
7: Your first few weeks went by in the blink of an eye, lots of sleeping, eating, and cuddling. We went on first walks with Hurley and gave you your first bath!
8: Professional Photos 2 weeks old
10: 1 month old! | Stats 8lbs 12oz 21.5 inches
11: Hurley & Mason | the beginning of a beautiful friendship
13: 2 months old Stats 10lbs 12oz 21.75 inches
14: Happy Mother's Day! | Happy Father's Day!
15: Farmer's Market Libertyville, IL | Ben | Sydney | Leah | Sara | Mason
16: Happy4th of July!
17: 3 months old
18: Happy Birthday Daddy!
19: We thought it might be fun to test out the new baby pool with you. Little did we know that you wanted nothing to do with it! It was a quick trip outside to play, we hope next summer is better!
20: Auntie Bayle & Saba's Birthday Celebration
21: Always Snoozing...
23: 4 months old Stats 13lbs 3oz 24.5 inches
24: Baby Food! | We got the 'go ahead' to try solid foods! Rice cereal, sweet potato, oatmeal and pears were some of your firsts. You sure liked them!
27: Hanging out with Daddy, trying to hug Hurley and starting to sit on your own, its been a busy month! | Auntie Bayle goes off to Edinburgh! Great Aunt Sue and Great Uncle Jerry came to say goodbye!
28: 5 months old
32: 6 months old | Stats 15lbs 11oz 26 inches
35: Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch | It was a beautiful fall day when we headed to the pumpkin patch. You had a great time, although mostly we just moved you around and took your picture!
36: Happy Birthday Bubbe & Happy Halloween! | We celebrated your 1st Halloween and Bubbe's 60th birthday together with your Aunts, Uncles & cousins! Trick or treating, cute costumes and lots of fun!
39: 7 months old
40: Bath, then bed... Our routine at night with you is bath time, which you love, then a few books and off to dreamland.
42: Bubbe! | Happy Birthday
45: H A P P Y | H A N U K K A H
46: 8 months old
47: Nothing to do on Christmas? Not at our house! We got all dressed up to be festive and then went sledding as a family. It was a perfect day!
48: 2010 came to a close and we celebrated the new year with friends (baby Cole). You rang in the new year with crawling, 4 top teeth beginning to break through and of course, lots of smiles!
49: 9 months old Stats 18lbs 4oz 27.75 inches
50: On the go...
51: T | Teeth! | All at once those pearly whites popped through on top. That was 4 upper teeth to accompany the 2 bottom ones you got at 6 months old. What a smile!
52: Beginning February 1st and ending February 2nd we endured a blizzard! 17.5" is the reported total for Mundelein. While you may be too young to remember this storm, we took a few photos to help you see just how much snow it was! | The Blizzard of 2011
53: 10 months old
54: Valentine's Day
56: cousins & friends
58: 11 months old
59: T-R-O-U-B-L-E Everywhere we turn these days you seem to be in places you shouldn't. Cabinets, the diaper bag, Hurley's toys, and more...so much for "child proof"!
61: 1st Haircut April 2, 2011 KidSnips | Before: | After: | You were such a good boy while getting your haircut. You got to sit in a cool car and they even put a movie on for you (that you did not watch). Took just about 10 minutes and you went from baby to toddler right before our eyes. Such a handsome big boy.
62: Happy 1st Birthday Mason!!
63: What a fun day had by all!We started our celebratory weekend with a lunch at Nibbles Play Cafe and then after dinner we had a mini cupcake and sang. You even made the local news for the '1st birthdays segment'! | Stats: 19lbs 5oz, 30 inches
69: Dear Mason, Happy 1st Birthday! It is hard to believe that you only came into our lives one year ago. This year has been so fun and exciting. From first bathes, first foods, first teeth and first steps we have loved every moment. You are truly a light that never stops shining. We love you with all our hearts and wish you all the happiness that life has to offer. Watching you grow up is lots of fun and we are sure year 2 will be just as exciting! So, Happy BirthdayMason Bennett, we love you! Love Always, Mom & Dad (& Hurley)