This is the first photo ever taken of Raelynn, shortly after she was born on April 16, 2011 at 11:28am.
Just look at how tiny she is! Babies are just so amazing.
Two weeks old, chomping on her Uncle Phillip's finger.
Almost one full month old here. This is one of my absolute favorite photos ever. She's displaying what we'd called "Problem Face" and she's wearing that adorable hat Aunt Kimmy gave her, which at the time was too large. Now that hat doesn't fit. Incredible!
One month old, sound asleep. I used to love putting her in that onesie with the monkeys. It hasn't fit in a looooooooooong time.
One month old, snuggling with her daddy.
Look at her tiny little legs! A very hot day in early June 2011, in front of the Shanghai skyline.
Drying off after her swim. She is SO cute when she's angry!
Swimming again for her 3-month birthday. Her face got chunkier!
100 Day Celebration. And to think I thought she was big then! Wow!
At 4 months old, Raelynn meets my parents (Papa and Hey-You) when they came to visit us.
She absolutely adored them!
5 months old! This was right before she was crawling. And she still loves that dinosaur!
And at 6 months old, she got her first taste of solid food: pureed potatoes!
Daddy's girl at 7 months!
8 months old. Go Bulls!
9 months old and wondering if she can successfully jack my beer.
And finally, our incredible 1-year-old girl. I never realized how special all birthdays really are until now. The gift of life is an amazing one that we should treasure. Raelynn Sharon Qu, Daddy and I love you more than life itself. Every day, you make us grateful to be alive. We are the luckiest people in the whole world to be your parents. We fall deeper and deeper in love with you with every second that goes by. Your smile and laughter brighten our days. You are the best blessing of all!
Now THIS is love. =)