S: Rylan's First Year
FC: "You are more perfect than I could have hoped, more beautiful than I could have dreamed, more precious than I could have imagined. I love you more than I would have known." | Rylan Emma Messinger
1: Rylan Emma Messinger October 31, 2010 11:53 AM 7 lbs. 7 oz. 18 1/2 inches
3: It was noon on Halloween 2010 And our baby girl was here. When our parents got to meet her They each let out a tear.
5: Some of our family came to visit We laughed and talked for hours. Our lil' pumpkin loved the company And even got a vase of flowers.
6: NOVEMBER | We brought her home early that month Where she slept and ate and cried. Getting used to an infant was hard On our family and friends we relied.
8: COLTS? | EAGLES? | The big game was her first fun event. Which team did she think would win? Even with Lauryn on opposite sides A friendship was about to begin.
11: As the month went on we did our best With baths and naps and food. She had a good time on turkey day And the tape didn't ruin her mood.
12: DECEMBER | In December she stayed awake more To focus on many new things. Aunt Kim showed us her brand new skill Tracking a toy as it swings.
14: Christmas 2010
15: Christmas was celebrated with family Giving gifts to one and all. Rylan got some clothes and toys Her pile was certainly not small.
16: JANUARY | By the time she was two months old Rylan found that she had hands. Becoming more of a little person She had less and less demands. | HAPPY NEW YEAR!
19: By the time we got to February She had finally learned to smile. We began to go meet other kids Who we'll hopefully know for awhile.
20: When surgery came she was very brave Though we could feel her pain. She ran a fever the first few days And used her sad cry to complain.
22: As the days after surgery slowly passed We realized that things were not right. The lip was not holding together Since the stitches were no longer tight.
24: While her lip slowly began to heal Rylan learned several new tricks. She could now roll over both ways And eat a cereal puree mix.
26: April was our busiest month With lots of family things to do. We had the pool the park and the game Plus Easter with an egg hunt too!
29: By the beginning of this sunny month Rylan could finally sit on her own. We met her cousin for a day at the park So we didn't have to stay home alone.
31: JUNE | June brought warm weather and sun Which meant some fun things to do. We swam in the pool, went to the park And Rylan learned to play peek-a-boo!
33: Our family trip was spent at the beach Where Rylan first saw the sand. She loved sitting next to the ocean And touching the waves with her hand.
34: After having a lot of fun in the sun It was back to the hospital we went. Rylan handled this surgery great It was a much less traumatic event.
36: As the summer days continued Her interest in toys quickly grew. Now she could even stand on her feet Which meant new things she got into.
39: August ended with a trip to the zoo Where Rylan saw animals galore. A little young to really understand She liked watching the people more.
41: Some big changes came this month Like Rylan getting used to her school. We also had her first swim lesson So she could spend time in the pool.
42: OCTOBER | Less than a month before her birthday And she was starting to learn to walk. October brought Halloween and snow, Plus she was actually beginning to talk!
45: With snow on the ground and the power out Rylan's party was an interesting event. But with family and friends there by her side Into toddlerhood she happily went.