S: The Pregnancy and Birth Story of Ryan Kate
BC: Ryan Kate Chesnut
FC: The pregnancy and birth story of Ryan Kate | Our Family: Continued....
1: We found out on your brother's 1st birthday that we were adding another precious baby to our family!! We announced that we were pregnant again to all our close family and friends just before singing Happy Birthday to Randen and Nana! Daddy and I are so very excited to become a family of four and we dream of the day we can finally hold you in our arms and kiss your sweet little face!
2: 9 Weeks | We were so thrilled to see your picture and hear your heartbeat for the 1st time today! It makes everything so real! Everyone says you look like a peanut in these pictures, but we like to say you look like a "lil' Chesnut"!! | [ first glimpse ] | 06.06.11
3: Mommy has been feeling extremely tired lately. Between you and your brother, ya'll are draining all of Mommy's energy!! Luckily, I have Daddy to help out!! When we took these ultrasound pictures the doctor couldn't believe how long you legs were, he said you are going to be tall just like Daddy, we will see!!! | 12 Weeks | expecting | [ expected due date: 01.07.12 ]
4: 20 Weeks | The day we have all waited for is finally here, we get to find out today if you are going to be a boy or girl. We were really hoping for a girl, but would have been happy either way. Nana, PawPaw, Nanny Colie, Aunts Mindy, Michelle and Jenn were all there to find out the big news. Everyone started clapping and screaming when they said "It's a girl!!" We were so very excited. It's such an amazing feeling to be so in love with you already, yet we hadn't even met you!! | 08.18.11
5: It's a girl
6: 24 Weeks | 09.17.11 | growing and growing and growing.... | We take pictures every few weeks to show off my baby bump. I am getting bigger and bigger by the day!! Although I am having much more aches and pains this pregnancy, it still has been an absolutely amazing experience. You are moving all around and like to kick me in the ribs. I have been having a lot of heartburn, so we are hoping that you have a head full of hair. Daddy and Randen love to feel my belly when you are moving around.. Randen kisses my belly every morning and night and says "I love you, Sissy!"
7: Nanny threw a "sprinkle" for us with close family and friends. We received a lot of clothes for you, decorations for your room, and the much needed diapers. We had a great time and are so thankful to have such great family and friends. We are counting down the weeks until we can finally meet you and tell you in person how much we love you! | Our lil' sprinkle... | 11.13.11
8: We took these pictures in City Park when I was 32 weeks pregnant. Randen loves to hug and kiss my belly and even claims you as his when he says "my Sissy". Its such a great feeling to know he is just as excited about you as we are! I'm still having a lot of back pain, but very much enjoy feeling you move around everyday, you are most active in the evenings. Just a few more weeks until you grace us with your presence and make our family complete!!
10: 12.19.11 | R
11: 37 weeks 12.19.11 | This would be the last time we would see you before you were born. Mommy wanted to make sure you were still a girl, and you were!! Not much longer now!!
12: We have put together all your furniture and have decorated your nursery. Daddy even surprised us with buying you a new flat screen TV for Christmas. Aunts Mindy and Jill gave us a bunch of clothes for you that Adisyn and Mallory wore. You have more clothes than Mommy does and you aren't even born yet! All your clothes are washed, your room is organized and now we are anxiously awaiting your big debut into this world! | THIS IS ALL FOR You | The Nursery
14: Mommy finally started to have contractions 3 days past our due date!! We arrived at the hospital at noon on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 and I was already 4 cm dilated! I was being checked every 2 hours and by 4:30 the doctor came in for another check and asked where Daddy was. I told her that he went downstairs to get something to eat, she said he needs to get up here now because you are finally ready to meet us! Mommy was so scared that Daddy would miss the delivery, but of course he wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world!! Once everybody told us bye and good luck, we were ready for delivery and 3 ten second pushes later you were finally in our arms!! | awaiting your arrival....
15: Welcome | Ryan Kate | Born January 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm 7 pounds 1 ounce 19 3/4 inches long | Oh so sweet! | Daddy's girl! | Mommy's angel!
16: You are so loved
17: Going home...
18: Sweet baby girl...
19: Dear Ryan Kate, You have come into our lives as such a joy! Nothing could have ever prepared us for how incredibly amazing you would be! You have a sweet and laid back disposition, nothing ever seems to bother you, except of course a dirty diaper. You have long fingers and toes like Daddy, a big smile like Mommy and look exactly like Randen. Randen has never shown any jealousy towards you, instead he has simply adored you from the beginning. He is so sweet, gentle, and affectionate with you. Daddy and I hope and pray that we raise the two of you in such a way that you become life long best friends and always look out for one another. We have so many hopes and dreams for your future. We promise to give our all in raising you to be a strong, independent, confident, intelligent and vibrant woman one day! We are so proud to be your parents and look forward to watching you grow and develop as this new chapter in the story of our family continues. Ryan Kate, you complete us!! Love your number 1 fans, Mommy and Daddy