Annabelle Claire's Online Scrapbook
 
Last Updated: August 10, 2002

Special Update! Annabelle's sister, Naomi, arrived on Novermber 6, 2001! Check out Naomi's web site at this URL: http://www.brockster.com/numbertwo/

 

Welcome, family and friends, to the online scrapbook for Brock and Jen's baby girl, Annabelle Claire Stier-Wood! She arrived "fashionably late" as her due date was March 31, 2000, but she was born on April 1, 2000. And, no, this web site is *not* an April fools joke!

For the nine months before her arrival, Annabelle didn't yet have a name, so we called her "Boom Boom." Why did we call her that? Because when we first heard her, via the OB/GYN's microphone, what we heard was her little heart beating - boom boom, boom boom. In fact, before she was born, some stock was purchased for her by Brock's mother under the name, "Boom Boom."

Annabelle's scrapbook is still in its own infancy. Right now, you can find ultrasound pictures from October 11 and November 17, 1999. The October ultrasound ultrasound was performed just before Jennifer had her amniotic fluid drawn. The results of the amnio tests are back and they are all normal. Hooray! The November ultrasound pictures were performed with a less sensitive machine so they didn't come out as well. Dang.

In addition, on November 17, 1999, we tape recorded the sound of Boom Boom's heart, as picked up by the OB/GYN's microphone.

I have also scanned in pictures of other memorabilia, including a photo from Jennifer's baby shower, the pregnancy test indicator (showing positive), and a measuring tape used by the doctor to measure Jennifer's belly.

We took several pictures of Annabelle during her first few days of life. Those are included, too. Isn't she a sweet pea?

Updates, updates! See below for more pictures and links!  
 

Ultrasound Pictures: October 11 and November 17, 1999

Here are small versions of the ultrasound pictures. Click on an image to see the larger version.

Ultrasound Picture No. 1 - Small version October 11, 1999. This view is as if she were sitting on glass table and you were lying on the floor underneath the table, looking up. Girl "parts" are visible. Those with strong moral beliefs about the unclothed human figure should move on to the next picture without clicking!  ;-)
Ultrasound Picture No. 2 - Small version October 11, 1999. This view is of Boom Boom's left foot. It is quite a foot, with a heel, toes, and everything. You can even count the toes, all five of them!
Ultrasound Picture No. 3 - Small version October 11, 1999. This is a view of Boom Boom's face. The doctor has marked where the eyes, nose, and mouth are located. Kind of like the kid in "2001: A Space Odyssey," huh?
Ultrasound Picture No. 4 - Small version November 17, 1999. This is Boom Boom's leg and foot. Pretty athletic, huh? I am thinking she will be a track star.
Ultrasound Picture No. 5 - Small version November 17, 1999. Two views of Boom Boom's feet.
Ultrasound Picture No. 6 - Small version November 17, 1999. Boom Boom's skeletal face. Not to worry, it will look less skeletal by the time she starts dating.
 
 

Audio Recording of Boom Boom's Heart: November 17, 1999

Dr. Johnson listened to Boom Boom's heart during our visit of November 17, 1999, and we recorded the sound for posterity. If you have the RealPlayer sound utility installed on your computer, click on the link below and listen in! If you don't have RealPlayer installed on your computer, click here now to download RealPlayer version 7.

RealAudio clip of Boom Boom's heartbeat. Sound clip, in RealAudio format, of Boom Boom's heart beating. The clip is 1 minute, 42 seconds long. The file is approximately 411K in size. Please be patient while it downloads.
 
 

Photo From Jen's Baby Shower

Here is Jen opening a present at her baby shower! The shower was given by her good friend and ex boss, M. L. Hanson. Throngs of people attended (Jen is very popular).

Jen opening present at baby shower. Click on the small version of the photo, to the left, to see the large version.

 
 

EPT Pregnancy Test Indicator

Here is the EPT pregnancy test indicator that Jen used to determine that she was pregnant. It shows two purple lines (rather than just one) when you are pregnant. Whoo hoo!

Small Photo of EPT Indicator Click on the small version of the photo, to the left, to see the large version.

 
 

Belly Measuring Tape

Each time Jen visits the OB/GYN's office, the doctor measures her belly with one of these tapes. The doctor is checking to see if Jen's belly is as large as it ought to be. It is not a flattering procedure.

Belly Measuring Tape Click on the small version of the photo, to the left, to see the large version.

 
 

April 1, 2000: Annabelle Claire Stier-Wood is Born!

Well, it is true folks, Boom Boom has another name now. Annabelle Claire was born on April 1, 2000, at 6:23 PM, U.S. Mountain time. She was born in delivery room room "4" at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 and 1/2 ounces (just a half ounce shy of 7 pounds). She measured 20 and 1/2 inches long. Her hair is red (for now). She is the apple of her mother's and father's respective eyes. Here are some photographs of Annabelle in her first few days of life. Below you will find small, thumbnail-sized images. Click on the thumbnail image to see the large version.

Annabelle about 1.5 minutes after delivery. Here is Annabelle about a minute and a half after delivery. She is being checked by the delivery room nurse on a little stand near the delivery bed. Notice the feces on her thigh? Upon arrival, in addition to crying, she projectile defecated on the obstetrician. Sorry about that, doc!

Annabelle on a pillow in her mother's hospital room. Here is little Annabelle on a pillow in her mother's hospital room. Check out the red hair! This picture was taken on April 3, 2000. She has some newborn jaundice (the yellow tinge to her skin). It made our little pumpkin actually *look* like a little pumpkin! When we brought the issue of the rather ominous appearance of her skin to the attention of the neonatologist, he assured us that many newborns suffer from jaundice in the first few days and that the condition clears up after a week or so. Check out the picture of Annabelle in her bassinet on April 5, 2000, below. The jaundice looks like it is going away a bit.

Jen holding Annabelle. Here is Jen holding Annabelle in Jen's hospital room. This picture was taken on April 3, 2000.

Brock holding Annabelle. Here is Brock holding Annabelle in Jen's hospital room. This picture was taken on April 3, 2000.

Jen nursing. Here is Jen nursing Annabelle in our living room. Don't be alarmed, this picture is "G" rated! This picture was taken on April 5, 2000.

Annabelle in her bassinet. Here is Annabelle asleep in her bassinet. This picture was taken on April 5, 2000.

 
 

More Pictures and Links!

Annabelle in her sling. Here is Annabelle asleep on our bed. She is cradled in her sling. This picture was taken on May 6, 2000.

Annabelle with Grandma June. Here is Annabelle being fed by Jen's mother, June. Look how comfortable she is in Bubby's arms! This picture was taken in June's kitchen on May 9, 2000. Sadly, June passed away on November 24, 2000, after spending the previous evening celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with her family, including Annabelle. Annabelle will grow up knowing that her grandmother knew her and loved her.

Annabelle with Grandma Margie. Here is Annabelle being held by Brock's mother, Margie... "Oh my goodness, she is so precious!"... Jen and Margie's friend, Bessie, are in the background. This picture was taken in Margie's living room on May 12, 2000.

Close up of Annabelle, in Grandma Margie's arms, in Granny's kitchen. Here is a closeup of Annabelle being held by Brock's mom, Margie, Annabelle's grandmother. This picture was taken in Margie's kitchen on May 12, 2000.

Link to Rose Reunion Pictures of June 2000 Picture Collection: Rose Reunion - June 2000. Click here to view/download the pictures taken at the Rose Medical Center Prepared Childbirth Class Reunion of June 2000! This is the reunion that was held at Rose in the Prepared Childbirth classroom.

Link to Pictures from February of 2001 Picture Collection: We Found a Roll of Film! - February 2001. Click here to view/download the pictures we found on a recently developed roll of film. These pictures were taken sometime during February 2001. The pictures were on a roll of film that was lost for over 6 months! Annabelle is a messy, but happy, eater!

Link to Pictures of 04-01-2001 Picture Collection: Annabelle and Friends - April 1, 2001. Click here to view/download the pictures taken on Annabelle's first birthday, April 1, 2001! Annabelle is joined by her mom, her mom's friend Laura, and her friend Joseph in several pictures!

Link to Rose Reunion Pictures of July 2001 Picture Collection: Rose Reunion at Angela and Bob's - July 7, 2001. Click here to view/download the pictures taken at the Rose Medical Center Prepared Childbirth Class Reunion of July 2001! The reunion was hosted by Angela and Bob at their home on July 7, 2001! Thanks, Angela and Bob!

Annabelle at the Butterfly Pavilion - July 21, 2001. Picture: Annabelle at the Butterfly Pavilion - July 21, 2001. This is a picture off Annabelle that was taken at the "Butterfly Pavilion" in Arvada, Colorado, on July 21, 2001. Click here to view the picture!

Link to a web page with downloadable Annabelle sounds! Pictures and Sounds! Annabelle giggles, babbles, and splashes on August 5, 2001. Click here to see and hear Annabelle!

Link to Shutterfly.com pictures! Nineteen pictures taken from 12/2001 through 04/2002 have been uploaded to Shutterfly.com! See Annabelle, her sister Naomi, and even Mommy and Daddy in this collection of pictures. At Shutterfly, you can view the pictures on-line and you can also order hard copy prints if you wish! Click here to see the pictures at Shutterfly! Note: Clicking on the link will open a new window in your browser. Simply close the window to return to this web page.

Link to pictures uploaded to Shutterfly in July 2002! Check out the June 2002 pictures at Shutterfly! We have uploaded three pictures (Daddy, Annabelle, and Naomi) taken in late June 2002 to the "Shutterfly.com" web site. At Shutterfly, you can view the pictures on-line and you can also order hard copy prints if you wish! Note that the picutre of Daddy was taken *by* Annabelle! Click here to see the pictures at Shutterfly! Note: Clicking on the link will open a new window in your browser. Simply close the window to return to this web page.

Link to Annabelle reciting nursery rhymes Annabelle recorded reciting nursery rhymes! Annabelle has an adorable habit. She recites nursery rhymes as she goes to sleep. We recorded her doing this in August 2002. Listen in now!

Well, that's all for now. Check back often as we will be updating the web site throughout the coming months and years!  
 


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