Dear Baby: First years for Natalie and Evan

Screenshots of diary pages, starting in August 1986. This will be updated with entries made through June 1993.

000-001: Aug. 25, 1986. Intro and family tree.
002-003: Aug. 28, 1986. Making ends meet?
004-005: Aug. 30, 1986. Natty? Nathan?
006-007: Sept. 29, 1986. Bowl of oatmeal.
Closeup of ultrasound picture.
008-009: Oct. 12, 1986. Reading up on pregnancy.

010-011: Oct. 19, 1986. Ready for gender reveal.
012-013: Pretty in Pink.
014-015: Oct. 23, 1986. First sensations.
016-017: Oct. 29, 1986. Little mishaps.
018-019: Getting spiritual.

020-021: Nov. 10, 1986. Kicking.
022-023: Nov. 15, 1986. Heartbeats.
024-025: Natalie Kira Boyle.
026-027: Nov. 19, 1986. Feeling movement.
028-029: Dec, 7, 1986. Getting ready for the holiday.

030-031: Dec. 20, 1986. Breast milk.
032-033: Dec. 26, 1986. Last two-person Christmas.
034-035: Jan. 2, 1987. Year of the Rabbit.
036-037: Jan. 11, 1987. Baby shower.
038-039: Jan. 19, 1987. Touring the hospital.

040-041: Jan. 22, 1987. Switching sides.
042-043: Feb. 2, 1987. Zero station.
044-045: Feb. 9, 1987. Interior design.
046-047: Feb. 11, 1987. Working half-days.
048-049: Feb. 14, 1987. Songs.

050-051: Feb. 17, 1987. News and fads.
052-053: Feb. 24, 1987. Putting the crib together.
054-055: Feb. 27, 1987. Nesting instinct.
056-057: March 1, 1987. Tonia’s birthday.
058-059: March 5, 1987. Natalie’s birth day.

060-061: Timeline continues.
062-063: Timeline continues.
064-065: March 7, 1987. Recapping buildup to birth.
066-067: March 8, 1987. Home from the hospital.
068-069: Opening eyes.

070-071: March 11, 1987. Grandparents visit.
072-073: March 16, 1987. Baptism.
074-075: March 18, 1987. First reported smile.
076-077: March 25, 1987. Fussy period.
078-079: April 3, 1987. First picture with a smile.

080-081: April 18, 1987. First solid food.
082-083: April 21, 1987. First cold.
084-085: April 28, 1987. Lullabies.
086-087: May 2, 1987. First laugh.
088-089: May 24, 1987. Grabbing for rings.

090-091: Screaming and sobbing.
092-093: May 31, 1987. Smiling and drooling.
094-095: June 23, 1987. Cousins and friends.
096-097: June 30, 1987. Laughing at Woody.
098-099: July 12, 1987. “Look, Ma, no hands.”

100-101: July 14-Aug. 2, 1987. Rollover to stomach.

Nursing diary in 1987, Page 1-3.
Nursing diary in 1987, Page 4-6.

Natalie handprints, height and weight as of June 25, 1987, “first scribble” on April 17, 1988.

Proposed names for Evan in 1990.

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