S: June 5, 2010 - August 31, 2010
BC: 10 Little Fingers and 10 Tiny Toes The Sweetest of Smiles and cute little nose. All these add up to a very Special thing - A BABY The Greatest of Gifts that Life can bring.
FC: June 5th, 2010 - 7.08oz - 20.5 inches | Tristan Cruz Matteo Koehler
1: Mommy decided to go to the Hospital to get checked, The Dr. quickly said..."It's baby time...call who you need too". She called Daddy and he was so excited! Mommy and Daddy have been praying for this moment for a long time. We finally get to meet you! We called Grandma M. for help and support with the labor. Lots of people were anxiously awaiting your arrival... | One Friday... | For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted me the desires of my heart. 1 Samuel 1:27
2: Here we go.... | After 6 Hours of pleasant Labor and 6 Hours of Pain and complications, The Dr's rushed us in for an Emergency C-Section. At 4:51am on Saturday morning God blessed our lives with the most beautiful baby boy! xoxoxo | Our Little Piece of Heaven | Anxious Daddy... | Smiling away the pain...
3: Welcome to the World Baby Tristan - You are Simply Perfection! You bring a whole new meaning to the word "Love". There are no words to describe the instant Joy, Happiness and Love you brought into our Lives. | Breathe of Fresh Air... | Pure Love.. | So alert and only minutes old!
4: First Moments... | Your firsts moments were mainly with Daddy as Mommy was was still in Surgery for awhile, and then in recovery. You and Daddy had some very special Bonding Time together. Once Mommy was out of Recovery, she was very anxious to hold, cuddle and kiss you...and never let you go. | Love...
5: Meeting Grandma & Grandpa Mamula | Meeting Grandma and Grandpa Koehler
6: Uncle Mike | Uncle Jason | Auntie Julia | Auntie Emily
7: Meeting Auntie Holly | And Auntie Heather
8: We decided to name you Tristan Cruz Matteo. Tristan meaning "beloved" because we felt so blessed that you were ours and you are so loved! Also, because when Daddy and I found out you were a boy, he said "His name is Tristan, discussion over! Cruz Matteo is after your Italian Side. Mommy wanted two middle names because she loved the names both the same. | Your Name
9: Gift From God... | In the eyes of a child...there is joy, there is laughter...there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.
10: From the 1st moment we laid our eyes on you, we knew our lives had a whole new meaning and love. You are truly a gift from God. | June 5, 2010
11: 3 Generations - With your Proud Grandpa K. and Proud Daddy!
12: 1st Day into this world and already all the Ladies Adore you!
14: You had the cutest little feet and fingers and had lots of dark hair... | You had many people who couldn't wait to meet you! | They put you in Mommy and Daddy's arms and we've never been so happy!
15: Meeting Great Grandma Mamula and Great Opa Korthuis! | Precious Baby | You were very awake and had wide eyes taking everything in...
16: June 9, 2010 Finally going home from the Hospital! | Here we go... Starting our New Life as a Family of 3!
17: You have grown under my heart for 9 months, and within my heart forever.... | Tristan, you are a miracle. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for your life.
18: So Peaceful...
19: Meeting Great Grandma Koehler and Great Grandma Kiltau for the 1st time!
20: You Have the most amazing facial expressions...We look forwards to seeing them everyday!
22: Think of all the Wonderful things the Lord has done for you... 1 Samuel 12:24
23: Mommy and Daddy Love you Tristan!
28: A wee bit of Heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love. The mystery of life, so sacred and sweet. The giver of joy so deep and complete. Precious and priceless, so lovable too, the world's sweetest miracle, baby, is you!
29: Tristan you are sooooo Cute!
30: Tristan's World
32: Laughing, Smiling, and taking in everything around you!
33: Relaxing with Grandpa M.
34: July 31, 2010 Moving Day!!! Moving into our Brand New Home!
36: We Love You Tristan
38: You just love to kick your little legs in the bath tub! We play bed time lullabies while we bath you...You love it!
39: Wanting to stand all the time - Not even 3 months old! You are such an Ambitious Little Boy!
40: Grandma and Grandpa Love you so very Much - xoxoxo
41: Our Family | August 2010
42: I love you so much Tristan, it takes my breathe away.... | Play Time
43: You hold our Hearts with your Smiles! | Growing so fast...
44: Loved by so many! | Every day you are learning and taking in so much...you are so alert and happy to try all sorts of new things...you even love Mommy's singing voice!!! | Li
45: I knew I loved you then, yet I had no idea I would love you like this...I love you so much it almost hurts | Mommy Love...
46: Our Little Family of 3
47: From smiling, to holding your head up by yourself, to rolling over, and laughing...you amaze us with how much you are learning and doing everyday! Tristan, you are a little go-getter! - shoot for the Stars!
48: August 2, 2010 Mommy and Daddy took you swimming for your First Time! At first you didn't know what to make of it, and the water was colder than your bath water, so you didn't like it so much initially....You kicked your little foot and made a splash...which was so adorable!
50: Mommy's Boys!
51: A visit from our special friend Diana
52: Your new room in our new House!
53: More Cuddles from the Ladies....and Grandma....
54: The Decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside your body.
55: Your Daddy is such a wonderful, and hands on Daddy. It is such a beautiful thing to see the strong bond between the two of you.