S: New Beginnings...Jayden Gray Richmond
BC: Jayden, You are deeply loved... Thank you for making our lives so rich.
FC: Beginnings | New | Jayden Gray Richmond
1: Date of Birth: Tuesday 15 March 2011 Time of Birth: 09:12 am Gestation Time: 36 weeks Place of Birth: Aviano AFB, Italy Name of Doctor: Tobey Genrich
2: APGAR SCORE: | 1 MINUTE: 9/9 | 5 MINUTES: 9/9
3: Daddy cuts the umbilical cord then the nurse puts on your first diaper.
4: Birth Length: 18.5 inches Head Circumference: 32.5 cm Eye Color: Blue-Grey Hair Color: Black Hair Quality: Full Head
5: My C-Section went smoothly. The sensation of my legs going numb was really strange. Daddy sat next to me and I felt comforted by his presence. Thanks to your Dad we have all these wonderful pictures of your birth... | Birth Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz (2555 grams) 2.5 Kilos
6: Who knew I could love someone so much... and we've only just met! This is the very first time I touch you with my own hands. | Daddy went with you and the nurse to another room while my stitches were put in. Daddy was with you the whole time...YOU WERE NEVER ALONE. | Everything happened so fast. One moment I'm pregnant then suddenly I'm looking at your sweet little face and holding you.
7: The nurse shows Daddy how to wash you...
8: Daddy and Baby Skin to Skin
9: Tuesday, 15 March 2011 Daddy keeps his baby boy warm
10: Erica | Zia Valentina | Capt Rhea & Katherine from OB/GYN | Family and Friends come to see the new arrival... 15 March 2011 | Nonna
11: Nonno & Valentina Romi & Audrey 16 March 2011 | Nonna 16 March 2011
12: Wednesday, 16 March 2011 So many new things are happening...so many things I have forgotten over the years. Today I changed your diaper for the 1st time. Daddy has been doing it until now. I am learning how to breast feed you properly...Daddy is so supportive and that really helps me from becoming discouraged.
13: Thursday 17 March 2011 I can't seem to stop touching you... | Wednesday 16 March 2011 the nurse takes your vitals one last time before we are allowed to go home. | Daddy gets you ready to go home...
14: Thursday 17 March 2011 Daddy gets little Jayden ready in the car seat. The baby is so small that we had to put rolled up blankets all around him.
16: Tarren meets Jayden | 19 March 2011 Tarren came home from a 5 day field trip with his school and meets the new baby...
17: b | r | o | t | h | e | r | s | 20 March 2011 Big brother Tarren holds Jayden for the first time. During my pregnancy Tarren said he would not hold the baby until he was at least one year old...hhmmm...
18: 21 March 2011 Little Jayden is 6 days old and I am enjoying holding him... | Always in my heart
20: 22 March 2011 Valentina laughs when Jayden puts his finger on his mouth... | Nonno is in love... 27 March 2011
21: 20 March 2011 5 Days old Rebecca and Daniel Moss come to see the new arrival... | 17 March 2011 Zia Lynn and Fabio come to meet you for the first time.
22: 4 days old 18 March 2011 | 7 days old 22 March 2011
23: 13 days old 22 March 2011
24: 19 March 2011
25: 27 March 2011
26: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
27: 27 March 2011 Just 12 days old
28: 28 March 2011 Jay is 13 days old...Nonna gives him so many coccole...
30: SPECIAL MEMORIES | 21 March 2011 Jayden is 6 days old and Tarren getting to know his little brother. | Tarren taking care of Jay while I get ready for bed... 8 April 2011
31: 18 April 2011 Tarren is keeping Jay busy while I do some things around the house. | The three babies resting...so cute!
32: The Hands of Time 7 April 2011 Tarren is 17 years old Jayden is 24 days old
33: 9 April 2011
34: To scowl
35: Or not to scowl | That is the question...17 April 2011
36: Sshhhh... Baby Sleeping peacefully... | 11 April 2011
37: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?" | 18 April 2011 | 25 April 2011 | 26 April 2011
38: 21 April 2011 | A Mother's touch | Jayden
39: hands and feet | 25 April 2011
40: Jayden, When I look at you, I know you will be brave and kind. You will want to explore the world and put your own special mark on it. I feel so fortunate to be your Mother.
41: 5 May 2011 Duck Pond, Pordenone
42: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | 5 May 2011
44: All things grow better with love... | 5 May 2011
45: Jayden, I hope many things for you on your journey in love and life. I hope... | You come to know and love Jehovah | You remain close friends with your brother | You don't take yourself too seriously and enjoy the little things | You find your passion in life and remember to give Thanks for whatever goodness enters your life. | You remember how much Mommy and Daddy love you | You always love and appreciate the people in your life
46: 27 May 2011
47: precious baby | We love you | Jayden Gray | Two and a half months old
48: 14 April 2011 We are at Lynn's house and she is VERY pregnant with Sofia.
49: Nonna and Jayden 19 May 2011
50: G r a n d p a s S i d e K i c k
51: 6 June 2011
52: Safely in Mommy's loving arms... 9 June 2011
53: Jayden You are so special and deeply loved
54: Daddy gives baby a bath in the kitchen sink. | 18 March 2011 | 2 April 2011 bath time again | 21 March 2011 Jayden is very upset when Daddy changes his diaper | SQUEAKY CLEAN BABY BOY
55: 9 April 2011 Jayden is less than one month old... soon he will start enjoying bath time!!!
56: 8 April 2011 | At this point in your life, you cry for just about everything...you scream when we change your diaper, when your hungry, tired, get a bath or when you want to be picked up . I can't wait till you start to laugh!!! | 6 April 2011
57: WAAAAAAAA!!!! | 28 May 11
58: 1st time in my crib | 9 June 11 | bottle training...18 May 11 | 21 May 11 | 19 April 11 | 13 June 11 | 24 June 11 | Nonn's 1st diaper change | 29 June 11 Continental Hotel, Livorno | 5 May 11 Breast Feeding... | 12 July 11 | Dr. Pepper Demo
59: JAYDEN | So many memories... | 15 July 11 | 18 July 11 | 4 month check up | Ghana style... | 1 Aug 11 Breastfeeding event | 29 July 11 Livorno soaked from your 1st time in the pool | 5 minutes later... ZONKED OUT!!! | 29 July 11 | Hotel had no tub so Daddy gave you a sink bath | 26 Aug 11 | San Giorgio's | 24 July 11 | 4 months | 10 July 11
60: TIRRENIA BEACH
61: 28 June 2011 Jayden, Tyrone, Tarren, Valentina and me take a business road trip to Livorno. We turn it into a pleasant family trip, complete with a beautiful sunset and delicious dinner at the Squalo.
62: Tarren and Jayden share this wonderful experience of the ocean together... | BEACH
63: The fresh sea salt air helps little three and a half month old Jayden relax...
64: Jayden's first time seeing the ocean... | We couldn't go swimming, but it was nice just smelling the sea salt in the air and feeling the soft breeze on our skin.
66: Jayden's very first time in the pool was a truly enjoyable experience. I wonder if he will become a swimmer.
67: 29 June 2011 This is Jayden's first time in the pool at the Hotel Continental in Livorno. He is only three and half months old, but he really seemed to like the feel of being surrounded by the cool water. It was truly an enjoyable experience for us both...I wonder if he will be a swimmer...
68: 5 July 2011 Jayden flys for the first time, from Venice to Naples. We had to lug around the stroller, car seat, car seat base, our suit cases and carry-on bags...
69: ...NAPLES... Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. We had a fantastic dinner with Theresa and her husband. It's wonderful to spend time with people who enjoy the simple things. There's nothing like Neopalitan Pizza!!! 6 July 2011
70: 7 July 2011 Sigonella, Italy. My Merchandiser, Concetta meets Jayden.
71: Going home...8 July 2011 | Flying did not seem to be a problem for this little guy. He just took it all in and even did a bit of 'people watching' with me and Zia Valentina. As smooth as things went, we were all quite exhausted at the end of this trip...
72: 3 and a half months 10 July 2011
73: Jayden will be 4 months old tomorrow... 14 July 2011
74: As the weather started getting hotter and hotter it was hard to go outside, so on the 10th of July 2011 Nonno and Valentina invited the family over for a BBQ. When we got there...there was a wonderful surprise waiting for YOU...your very own pool!!! | The idea was for us to go over to Nonno's a few times a week to play in the pool, but sad to say the weather never got hot enough again and they had to put the pool away until next year. You are 5 days away from your 4th month. By this time next year, you will truly be able to enjoy this pool.
75: TOGETHERNESS It is always nice when family can get together, have a few laughs and just spend time...
76: 23 July 2011 Aviano, Italy Today I discovered my feet and toes. Daddy showed me that they can move and that if I try real hard...I can put them in my mouth!
77: My Daddy is pretty awesome. He knows how to make spit bubbles and he taught me how do make them too! Thanks Daddy! | 14 July 11 | 27 June 11 | 25 July 11 | 8 Aug 11 | 2 July 11
78: Walking in Marsure, Italy 26 July 2011 A little over 4 months old
80: 27 July 2011 4 months
82: 9 August 2011 | Almost 5 months old
83: At Nonno's house | means talking, sharing, laughing and loving each other.
84: Our two star's look so different. Tarren is now the man he was born to be...I wonder how little Jayden's personality will differ from his big brothers. One thing they both have in common is how loved they are by friends and family. Daddy call's you Chocolate and Vanilla... | OUR TWO STAR'S | Tarren...1994 about 4 or 5 months old
85: Jayden 12 AUG 2011 3 days shy of 5 months
86: 15 Aug 2011 First day at the CDC Aviano, AFB | Zia Valentina came to be a part of a very important day for you. | Nonno and Valentina were so proud and excited for you...they came to be a part of your first day too! | Daddy left today to work in Korea. It was sad so I took you to the CDC so you would be busy and not miss him. | The caregivers made us feel so special. They posted a "welcome" note on the door for you. | There are a total of 8 babies in room 10 and for a while, you are one of them. | You are 5 months old today and soon you will learn all kinds of new things. | The caregivers thought your mohawk hair was so cool. They think I cut it like that...but it fell out like that!
87: One of the most important things you will learn here is TUMMY TIME! | Tummy time will strengthen your muscles so you can learn to sit up and eventually crawl. | At first you don't like your tummy time, but then you discovered a whole new world from that position. | You are so tired at the end of each day...learning takes energy. | 24 Aug 11 | 31 Aug 11 | 17 Aug 11 | 16 Aug 11 | 31 Aug 11 | 2 Sept 11
88: Open House at the CDC 29 Aug 2011 | Nonno, Valentina and Nonna came too! | This is you creating your very first piece of art!
89: By the time you left the CDC, you were able to sit up even though you slouched a little, enjoyed tummy time and you started to roll over regularly. | You did not stay at the CDC long...just a month and a half..But you learned so much here... | Cute | baby
91: This was a gift from Valentina...21 August 11 5 months
92: My First | I decided to make your baby food using organic fruits and veggies. But I didn't know how to steam food...and then I saw this niffty little machine! | Step 1: chop food into tiny bits Step 2: put them in the machine Step 3: pour water into the unit and turn it on Step 4: then when it's done, just flip the unit over and blend...ta-da...IT'S DONE ! Gotta love it!!! | SOLIDS...
93: Today is the 10th of September 2011...just a few days shy of your 6th month. We started solids ten days early because every time you watched someone eat, you would smack you mouth and pretend to chew... All the books say that the first few times you feed a baby his solids are the hardest. They say babies often reject the food...but honey...you opened up wide and ate up all your carrots!!You did really great!! | Yummy...yummy in my tummy
94: I FALL ASLEEP LIKE THIS... | AWAKE ONE MINUTE.... KNOCKED OUT THE NEXT | 22 Sept 11 | 23 Aug 11 | 30 Sept 11
95: 1 Oct 11 | 14 Aug 11 | 17 July 11 | 3 Sept 11 | 29 June 11 | 3 Sept 11 | So cute
96: 15 June 11 | 3 Sept 11 | 30 July 11 | 29 Ju;y 11 | 16 Ju;y 11 | 26 July 11 | 14 Ju;y 11 | 28 Aug 11 | 13 July 11 | 30 July 11 | 25 July 11 | not gonna roll over yet! | is he eating or driving a car??? | So many different moments to remember...
97: Oh Jayden...you are so brave. Yes...you cried, but only for about 30 seconds. Then you started to laugh and play. So brave! 11 Sept 2011
98: 15 March 11 | 9 April 11 | 5 May 11 | 25 June 11 | 27 July 11 | 12 Aug 11 | How I grow
99: This book is about your first 5 months (almost 6 months). You have made so many people fall in love with you...