S: One Wonderful Year
FC: One Wonderful Year | Ty Thompson Gambrel
1: Ty Thompson Gambrel August 24, 2009 Ty - We wanted to make this book for you to look back at one day and enjoy how special you are to all of us. We had a great time together your first year of life, and you have taught us so much. You can't imagine how much joy and happiness you brought to us. We love you very much, and we hope you enjoy the memories! Here's the story of us... Love you - Mom, Dad, and Cali
2: Gambrel Family Tree Ty - You are such a special addition to our family! Did you know you are the fifth "Thompson" in the Gambrel Family? We named you Ty as it has always been one of mommy's favorites, and knew you would have the middle name Thompson as it is daddy's as well as papa's and your great and great-great grandpa's. Wow, you are special! | Alan Thompson Gambrel | Nancy Ruth Gambrel | Floyd Peter Olesen | Judy Blane-Olesen | Benjamin Thompson Gambrel | Molly Jo Gambrel | Ty Thompson Gambrel
3: Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins (as of November 2009) | Daddy's Side - Abby, Nikki, and Danny | Mommy's side - Snowball (Jay), Twinkie (Robyn), Jodi, Eli, Anthony, and Stowe
4: This is how it started...
5: Cali was only 12 months old when we found out you were on the way. She didn't understand much at first, but she did love to play with the baby in mommy's tummy. Here's our nine month journey
6: 6 more weeks... Your room was ready and I was too! Nannyroo made your bedding and quilt and Jodi painted the lizard. I thought you might want to see a picture of me, my tummy, and my hooters! :-)
8: The Story of your Birth... August 24, 2009 We were about a week away from your due date (Aug 30 - same as Daddy's b-day), and I took Cali to daycare and could just tell something wasn't right...Cali had to be in a different room and she was very upset...I left crying :( Anyways, we had a doctors appt at 1:00. I was dilated to 4cm already and we had the doctor "strip my membrane" - holy cow it was painful!! | By 3:00 when I picked up Cali, I was already cramping and was having just small contractions. Because we were already at 4 cm, I told daddy around 4:00 we better go just in case! Good Thing. We got there at 4:45 and I was dilated to a 6. We ordered the epidural right away, but it took a while for them to get it. The contractions were getting pretty strong, but was finally comfortable with the epidural by 6:30 . Tahoot, Packy, and Stowe arrived about 8:00 and out of the room by 8:15, so we could start pushing. Things were going smoothly until your heart rate dropped, and you could tell the doc and nurses were concerned. It came back up but dropped again and a nurse pushed a button and literally within 10 seconds there were about 5 other people in the room.. Both of us were pretty nervous. We found out the cord was around your neck and they needed to suction you out. Within just a couple of minutes of all arriving in the room, you were out. You didn't cry at first, which again made us nervous but you soon wailed away! You were born at 8:47 pm, only four hours after we got there!
11: Ty Thompson Gambrel | 08/24/2009 | 7 lbs 14 oz | Delnor Hospital Geneva, IL | 8:47 PM | 19 in
12: M O M M Y | T
13: D A D D Y | Y
14: Cali Love | Cali came to visit the day after you were born, she was happy to see you, but she was really happy to be with her mommy! It was all new for her, she wasn't use to sharing her mommy. The first couple of months you were around, she liked to hold you every once in awhile and keep an eye on you, but really didn't pay too much attention to the new baby in the house. When you were about 6 months old, she really got into you and loved to play with you - she is the best big sister ever! You had special visitors the two days we were in the hospital - Tahoot, Packy, Stowe, Nannyroo, and Papa. We all love you so much!
16: First Day Home! We were very excited to bring you home to get you cozy and comfy. You didn't like your bath much, but did enjoy sleeping in the sun. You are the sweetest boy!
17: Little Features
18: 1st Week Home Meeting the Family
20: September 2009 1st Month
22: October 2009 - 2nd Month
23: Trick or Treat!
24: Novmeber 2009 3rd Month
27: December 2009 4th Month
28: January 2010 | 5th Month
30: February 2010
31: 6th Month
32: M A R C H 2 0 1 0 | 7th Month
35: April 2010 8th Month
36: MAY 2010 | 9th Month
39: June 2010 10th Month
40: There's a whole lot of party going on | July 2010
41: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks | 11th Month
42: August 2010 12th Month
44: We hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!
45: Happy Birthday
48: 7 Months | Ty and Ty-ger's Growth Chart | 8 Months | 9 Months | 1 Month | 2 Months | 3 Months
49: 10 Months | One Year Old! | 11 Months | 4 Months | 5 Months | 6 Months
50: Ty - My goal was to get a first year book made for you, it is November 2011 and you turned two this past August, I am a bit late! :) I tried to be detailed with your first year, but wanted to also make sure you have pictures from your second year as I know I probably won't do another one. The book is a lot of work, but you are so worth it! Here are pictures from 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, and your 2nd birthday. We look forward to the adventures you will take us on! We love you so much! You are the BEST boy ever!!!!
51: Sept 2010 - Jan 2011
52: Feb 2011 - Aug 2011 18 - 24 Months
54: I hope you know how special you are to Cali. She loves you more than you know. It was very special watching her interact with you your first two years of life. Although she had her moments, she was very patient, loving, and always proud to be your big sister. You absolutely adored her and wanted to try and do anything she did. Around 18 months, you started getting a bit feisty with her! You definitely played the "little brother" roll by tormenting her, taking away her toys or blankies, and chasing her around a lot. You made us laugh, but you were a stinker! I hope the special bond between the two of you lasts forever! Remember, You two are very special to us and each other!
56: 2 Years Old
57: Happy Birthday | Ty
58: Nicknames as of yet: Ty-Bo Ty-Man T-Bone | This and That | See Saw (April 2011) This was the daycare you and Cal went to in Plato Center, IL. We really liked your babyroom teachers. Chris (left) and Jill (right - she really wasn't that orange), they were great with both you and Cali. Many of your friends must have been absent picture day, but Blake, Stella, Alyse, Zoey, and Ty. They said you were being shy that day :) | At 2 Years Old, Your Sleeping Musts: Monkey, Puppy, Jimmy, 2 Blankies, and 2 Newies
59: We Love you so much!! Dad, Mom, and Cali