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S: Kenneth Jerome Hainsworth November 28, 1989

FC: K | My First Year - Kenneth Jerome Hainsworth

2: 3 month Ultrasound 6/1/89 | Waiting for

3: He was expected by Nov. 17th. He was overdue! Grandma Nordyke came to stay and help so we had a nice long visit before Ken came. We lived at 189 Donabrook Ct. #9 in Lexington KY. That's our yellow VW bug in the parking lot. | Ken

4: BORN 11/28/89 | WEIGHT 10 lbs, 2 oz | LENGTH 22 inches | TIME 7:54 am | {WELCOMED WITH LOVE} | . | . | . | kenneth jerome

5: One day in the hospital and we're ready to go home! One of the nurses told mom not to lift anything over 10 lbs for the first week. Haha!

8: tub bath

10: Grandma & Grandpa Hainsworth

12: A word from mom.... I had a very difficult pregnancy and delivery. There were many times I wondered why I was putting myself through it. First I had a lot of nausea and vomiting, then back pain and many sleepless nights. You were due on November 17th but you just weren't ready. The waiting was one of the hardest parts. But, eleven days later, after a few days of contractions and twelve hours of induced labor, you came. I feel as though we've met before. When your dad and I decided to start our family I became really scared. Being a mother was always something in my future and suddenly it was the present. One Sunday, I was sitting in church thinking about it and feeling very frightened when I felt a presence with me. Then I heard a voice in my mind say, "Don't worry, everything will be okay." I know beyond a doubt that it was you, Ken. I felt your spirit, your personality. You seemed like a teenager; full of excitement, energy and anticipation. Your words and presence gave me such comfort. I was still scared, but I knew things would be alright. I am frightened about what the future holds. Will I be a good mother? Will I be able to teach you the things that will make you happy? I don't know the answers to these questions, but there is one thing I'm certain of - I love you! You are such a joy to your father and I. You are an adorable, happy baby. I could never have imagined how much I would love you and it gets stronger every day. It was difficult to get you here, but what a wonderful reward you are. I would gladly do it all over again. Love, Mom

13: A word from dad... I'm writing this when your are 4 1/2 months old. I think back over the last few months and it's hard to remember when you weren't with us. We were so excited to have a baby coming to our family. I love your mother very much and enjoy being with her more than anything in the world. I knew that I would love you too, but until you came and I got to know you, I had no idea how much. I felt so sorry for your mom during pregnancy because it was very hard on her. She suffered a lot to bring you here. When you were born you suddenly weren't the baby inside your mom anymore who I didn't know, but you were our little boy, Ken, with your own face and little hands and feet, who smiles and laughs and is cute and who we love very much. It was a very happy day when you came to our family; one that we will never forget. Dad

16: Ken's favorite sleeping position - the "T" Swaddling? Forget it!

17: {Cousins} Ken & Nate meet each other at grandma & grandpa Hainsworth's in Murray, KY December 1989

18: Sweater knitted by Mom

19: Playing the part of baby Jesus on Christmas Eve

20: Blessing {day}

21: Blessing by Barbara Elliott Snedecor I understand it now as I watch you walk, ascend, your pin-striped shoulders dark and broad, bundle of white in your arms. The circle encloses. Your larger hands love, lift more than hold the sleeping child, the word-psalm still to summon. Father-son covenant, humble prayer reveals blessing, a knowledge gained not from knowing but from deepest listening. Lost in dark suited prayer, tall father, tiny son I understand it clearly now. Our separate powers are one. | Dean, 1/5/90 I bear, you bless. Our separate powers do indeed become one. How grateful I am that you are a worthy priesthood holder whose humble prayer can reveal the blessings the Lord desires to give our son. If he grows up to become the kind of man his father is, he will be the finest man on earth. I love you Always, Lorie

23: Baby Blessing given by father, Dean Parrish Hainsworth on January 7th, 1990 Assisted by Jerome Hainsworth, Gary Kearl and Ron Bell Our Father in Heaven, by the power of the holy Melchizedek priesthood we hold and in the name of Jesus Christ, we take this infant in our arms to give him a name at this time. And the name we give him is Kenneth Jerome Hainsworth. This is the name by which he shall be known throughout his life and upon the records of the Church. Father, we desire at this time to give him a blessing as is commanded by thee, that the elders take a child in their arms and bless him. Father, we are thankful for this son. We ask thee to bless him with a disposition that will give him happiness throughout his life, that he will be able to overcome the trials of life by being able to see all sides and by being able to be happy in the trials that come to him. Father, we ask thee to bless him that as he grows he will be healthy and strong. We ask thee to bless him that he will learn about the Gospel; that he will be able to learn the responsibilities and powers of the priesthood; that he will learn the responsibility to serve others. Bless him that he will go on a mission and there, in this apprenticeship for the priesthood, that he will learn of the joy of serving others and learn of the responsibility we have to serve others and find true happiness in doing that, so that this experience will serve him for the rest of his life. Father, please bless him that he will be able to go to the temple and there, through the covenants he makes, prepare himself for eternity. We are grateful for the blessings of the temple and ask that through them and through his marriage he will learn the true happiness that can come in this life. Father, bless him as he is married that he will find someone who will love and respect him and to whom he can dedicate his life to find true happiness there. We're grateful for the Gospel. We're grateful for this son who is our son but is also thy son. We ask these blessings to be upon him in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

24: Two Months

28: 3 {months}

33: Cereal My first solid food. I'm NOT crazy about it.

34: 5 Months

36: A visit from cousin Nate

38: Daddy graduates from Medical School (with my help) May 1990

41: My first trip to Colorado to see Grandma Nordyke & my cousins, Natalie, Jennifer & Stephanie.

43: 6 months

46: Peek A BOO!

48: "Nothing is as precious or brings so much love, as a sweet baby boy sent from above."

50: My first Halloween, 1990

51: Mom made my bunny costume. I got lots of candy. I didn't know what it was though so I just sorted it - the smarties, tootsie rolls and other treats all lined up. I think mom and dad ate everything when I went to bed.

52: 1st Birthday | November 28, 1990 | . | .

54: {Firsts} | SMILED - about December 19, 1989 ROLLED OVER - April 10, 1990 LAUGHED - January 15, 1990 TOOTH - July 22, 1990 CRAWLED - June 19, 1990 SAT UP - May 23, 1990 STOOD UP - September 15, 1990 WALKED - September 16, 1990

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