Between Homecoming & Christmas 2013

It was three quick months between Saige’s homecoming and Christmas 2013.  As many know, infants do not do much- but every little movement is adorable.  One of the most prominent things she would do was open her eyes super wide for no apparent reason.

Below are photos of October-December 2013.

Starting in October, Saige and Mommy came to my work to visit.  I wanted to show her off to everyone!!  I remember, after they left, my heart felt so full and I found it hard to concentrate on work.  I just wanted to be with her again.

Also in October, our mom and stepdad(papa to Saige) had their wedding reception.  They brought in a wonderful photographer to take our photo.  Every photo we took, Saige was asleep in her large snowsuit/sleeping bag 😉

On Thanksgiving, Adam wanted to hold Saige the whole time.  With this being Saige’s 1st family holiday, that was not going to happen– Everyone wanted to hold her! 😀

Then, we hit Christmas.   Another beautiful holiday filled with Saige love.

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First Time Home, Lots of Love

The next couple of months are kind of a bright blur.  They were happy and filled with visitors.  I remember wanting her to grow quickly so we could hang out and chat.  It was intriguing not knowing what she was thinking, always a curious little girl.  Below are photos of her first few weeks home.

Her 1st Visitors

Saige was finally here!!  Not even a day old, and she was becoming the most popular girl in town.  Visitors the hospital were:  Melissa, Cindy, Jody, Shauna, Kristy, Grandma S, Grandma Amber, and Steve.  Below are a couple videos I took of her Aunt Kristy visiting.



If you have a video or photo you would like to share from this day, send it to me and I will post here!

September 29th, 2013

It was a fall evening.  I get a call from mom, she is going into labor.  MY BABY SISTER IS ON HER WAY!!!

My sister, aunt Jody, stepdad Dave and I were able to watch the magic happen.  It was the first time for Shauna, Jody and I; we didn’t know what to expect.  Below is an image of Tammy (mom) before she had Saige.


My mom was just the most beautiful pregnant woman. More fun “Pre-Saige” photos can be found here.

Sparing you the details, WOW, giving birth is absolutely… scary!   But, oh my, Saige was breathtaking.  We cried after it was all done.  Not because it was scary, because she and my mother were healthy and all went perfectly!  Below are images of Saige’s 1st day on earth.

We all needed rest.  So, her first day’s story ends here 🙂


What a surprise, Shauna and I were in our first year of college and found out that our mother was expecting.   This did not stop our mom from enjoying Rock USA that year or doing a water shot in the shotski.  Below is the first ultrasound photo I saw!  Made me tear up even back then.

First Ultrasound Shared with the Family



I remember when mother started to show her bump, I couldn’t stop holding and gently hugging her.  The below image of mothers bump wearing a stripped sweater is the first time I ever noticed her change in size!!


Strong relationships were strengthened through this little angel!