First, there were a bunch of doctor well-check visit notes from my pediatrician to my mom. In it, I found recommendations that she start giving me rice cereal at 16 days old, and baby food starting at 11 weeks old (my, how things have changed!). I was frequently at the doctor's office for ear infections and high fevers (103+ until I became an adult). It was interesting seeing how many of my own health issues as a baby were also Micah's same health issues.
I found this letter in my baby book as well, which I probably wrote when I was around 11 or 12 years old:
I like guys who are really cute.
My favorite restaurant is Seasons and Dennys and all the great restaurants.
I hate seafood.
I like PopTarts for breakfast.
I want a dress that flows out really far.
I like beautiful dresses.
I want to work with animals when I grow up.
Sizes: Large and medium, but not small
I like beautiful things.
P.S. And flowers.
I see not much has changed in the past 22 years or so! :)
My mom had me when she was only 21 years old. She and my dad had been married 3 years already. When I think about how young she was when she had me, I am just amazed that she did such a great job! She gave birth to me with NO epidural, either. Go mom! I was born with white blonde, very curly hair, and my personality was very much like Micah's (introverted, shy and cautious).
(Almost age 3)
(I seem to have come out of my shell around age 3 1/2 long enough to celebrate Jesus' birthday. Just give me cake and I'm happy!)
Growing up, I sucked my thumb until I was almost ELEVEN years old (yes, you read that right) had a HUGE gap in my teeth. When I was around 14, a friend of my moms told me she got rid of her gap in her teeth by putting a small rubber band around them every night before she went to bed. I did that for over a year, and my gap disappeared. Saved my parents a few thousand bucks and I never did have braces.
Now that I have found this treasury of photos and letters in my garage, I am enjoying looking through everything (and laughing a lot). Don't be surprised if you find more pictures and momentos I find on my blog in the next few months :)