S: TUCKER'S 1ST YEAR OF LIFE...
BC: THE END! (of the first year...)
FC: TUCKER | Tucker Van Bryant | 1st Year! Sept. 14, 2008 - Sept. 14, 2009 | baby boy
1: Once upon a time two people fell in love ...
2: We found out I was pregnant on my birthday! What a WONDERFUL present! | Life is good
4: This is our little guy before he was born at 19 and a half weeks. We had the doctor put the sonogram pictures in an envelope with a note of the sex. Then we all went out to eat, my mom, my dad, big Tiff, Marcus, Becca, Jessie, my sister, Cody & I. Then we opened the envelope and found out we were having a boy!
5: These are some of the pictures we took of my pregnant belly. Also, our last family photo of 2(ok 3 with Velvet). | I know your in there! | We love you.
6: There was a hurricane on this weekend and my cousin Tina came to stay with me. I had Braxton Hicks which made me go to the hospital Friday night and back home (which is 45 mins away). Then Saturday evening I started having labor pains, but I wasn't sure. So I went home to go to bed, figured if I couldn't sleep through it, then it was the real thing. I woke up several time through the night with contractions, but it wasn't till about 7 am till they were close enough to count. They got closer and closer, we left for the hospital around 8:30 am I think. We got pulled over just before we got to the hospital...going 90! I was in pain! By the time we got there they were 2-3 minutes apart. They took me in and let me change and came in to check me and hook me up to all the stuff. I was dilated to a 5 and 100% efaced. It was 3pm and time to push, the moment I've been fearing! I pushed for almost 2 hours before the doctor decided to use the vacuum to help get him out. I had to push while he pulled. It was very painful, he was sunny side up and a little sideways. Then at 4:54 pm our baby boy was born! | Tucker Van Bryant Sept. 14, 2008 6 lbs, 15 oz 20 in
7: The nurse noticed he was breathing a little fast, so they decided to take him to the nursery to check him out. They did a chest x-ray and he had an air pocket on his lung, called Pneumothorax. He had to go to NICU at Baylor Hospital up the road. They brought him in to see me for about 5 minutes, then took him to the other hospital. I couldn't go till the next day when I got out. Cody and my mom followed them up there and sat with him and spoke with the nurses. He was in NICU for 5 days. One of the days I couldn't go see him because I got really sick, they ask you not to come in if you are sick. We came home with him on Friday and the fun started!
8: Velvet loves Tucker too! | Forever Love | 1st Bath
9: First month of life. It went great, we didn't get the hang of breastfeeding till he was about 2 weeks old, better late than never I guess. I did pump and give it to him till then. Cody was off the first week taking care of me while Tucker was in the hospital and then my mom came over everyday the second week to help out. He slept, ate and pooped pretty much this whole month. When he was 2 weeks old we went to see a friend of mine that had her baby a week after me. His name is Brax. We were due 1 day apart. He slept so much then and was so easy.
10: Uncle Monkey | Month & 1/2 old.
11: 1st | Halloween!
12: First Thanksgiving! | ~~ 2 months 9 lbs 3 oz 22.5 in ~~
15: Our first family photo. (almost 3 months) | Isn't he cute, this is one of my favorite pictures!
16: My First Christmas!
17: At Nana's !
18: Our first family vacation! We went to New Mexico after Christmas to snow ski. It's a 9 hour drive, which wasn't to bad. Tucker was almost 4 months then.
19: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! | I stopped breastfeeding about this time, he was just needing more than I could give him. Around 4 months was probably the hardest time. It seemed like his teeth were bothering him a lot. We used his vibrating teether, which worked pretty well. Even with that he was still a lot of fun and so happy most of the time!
20: He ate cereal for the first time in his high chair(for the first time). He also took a bath in the big part of his tub for the first time. Over the next couple of months(4-6months old) was a lot of fun, more laughing, talking, smiling, rolling over for the first time, his first time at Nana's alone & trying to sit up. Tucker also loves to watch daddy play football on Xbox! | A couple of firsts! | ~~ 6 months 17 lbs 26.5 in ~~ | ~~ 4 months 12 lbs 3 oz 24.5 in ~~
25: TIME | Tucker loves bath time, what more can I say.
26: Sitting on my own!
27: My 1st tooth came in on April 7th(almost 7 months)! My 2nd tooth popped up a couple weeks later and the 3rd came in 2 weeks after that! | I'm trying to crawl, but not there yet.
28: 1st Easter We took him to get his picture made a couple of days before easter. It was raining on Easter, so we didn't hunt for eggs.
31: 1st camping trip!
32: About 8 months was Mommy's 1st Mother's Day with Tuck!
34: Memorial Day weekend! Well, we didn't really do anything special. We took a ride on our bikes down to the lake and hung out. I think it ended up raining so we didn't go swimming.
36: You can really see his teeth now. | "That's my car seat!!" Poor kitty!! | Just woke up, waiting patiently for breakfast. | I'm pulling up and getting around pretty good now!
37: Can't have enough bath pictures! | Daddy fixed my hair! You like?? | In the big tub now!! Tuck loves it!
38: Of Course I'M Loved By Everyone.. | Aunt Fanny! | Tina | Sky
39: But Especially By My AUNTS ! | Shy | F e f e
40: Asher's 2nd birthday! We went to Houston for a long weekend for Asher's Birthday!! I really enjoyed it. I love going to see them! | ~~ 9 months 17 lbs 27.5 in ~~
41: Tucker's 1st time to go swimming! At Asher's party Patsy set up the little pool for Tucker, Asher & another little boy!
42: While we in Houston for Asher's birthday we went and got the boys pictures made together. We jumped in a couple as well!
43: Asher wanted to play with the ball and legos more, so he didn't get as many made as my little ham!
44: We got Tuck his own alligator pool! He loves swimming and going to the lake! That's him past out at the lake!
45: Tuck's helping get the waverunner ready too! Get me out!
46: Just doing a bit of goofing around! | What do you want for dinner? | Mmm, dog food!
47: Swimming with Cheyenne and playing in the tub. Man I'm pooped now!
48: In Blanco | ON THE
49: At Meemaw's & Nana's (standing on my own now!!) | ROAD...
50: My First Texas Jersey!!
51: A | PEEK | B O O !! | WHERE'S TUCKER?
52: Tuck started cruising and walking when he was 11 months old! Mommy didn't get very many good pictures in action....my camera sucks in motion! LOL! | WALKING...
53: Tucker's eating pretty good with a fork these days....licking his plate clean! We went to visit Tina & Asher...which is where she got the idea to get Tuck a chair for his B-Day.! He got a new car seat for daddy's truck so he could turn around and watch movies! YEAH!!
54: Tucker's 1st Golf outing!
55: Ya, he slept....hey it was like 6 hours!
56: We camped out for Tucker's birthday. We started out at Steele Creek and ended up at Plowman Park...down the road! We stayed in the equestrian area all alone. Which was good, we didn't bother anyone. We stayed for a week... Tuck had his own sleeping area just his size next to us! TOO CUTE!!
57: The BIG Day!! Getting ready for my 1st birthday party....which was Labor Day weekend.
58: Party Time! We ate, played bean bag toss, and just hung out....then we opened PRESENTS!!... | 5 Generations... | MMM..I love Cheetos!
59: ...Then it was CAKE time!!! Tucker loves to share...as you can tell, he shared his cake with whoever came near. Including Okie!
60: Choo, choo.. | THE AFTER PARTY! LOL! | bail the hay.. | Pimpin' in my new chair! | My name's Chuck! (I'm a dump truck)
61: I'M 1 TODAY!!!
62: Got my pictures made for my 1st Birthday!!! | ~~ 1 yr 20 lbs 29.5 in ~~
66: Our family... I don't know what I'd do without them.