S: Abby - September 2010 to April 2011
BC: Abby's Family Tree
FC: Our beautiful baby girl Abigail Maria Nowak | The First Six Months
1: Abby's on the way!!! We found out we were pregnant on January 6, 2010, and our exciting journey began. My original due date was 9/11 (yeah, I got weird looks all the time!) | 13 weeks pregnant | 18 weeks pregnant (?)
2: Waiting... | We had a great pregnancy: no nasty symptoms, just pure joy. Abby's been a fantastic baby from the moment of conception! But towards the end, the waiting game was killing us... Come already, baby girl!
3: We started working on Abby's room months before she was born. Mommy designed it, and Daddy made it happen. Now it's just perfect - the most beautiful room in our place! | Abby's room
4: We waited for Abby from 9 am till 7:24 pm, and she was well worth the wait! Her Godmother Kasia was right there with us. One comment about labour: EPIDURAL ROCKS!!! :D | IN LABOUR!!!
5: Abigail Maria Nowak was born on September 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm, after only 10 hours of labour. Despite a rather stressful delivery, Abby was doing great from the start. She weighed a healthy 7 lb 11 oz (almost 3.5 kg), and measured 50,5 cm. | LITTLE ALIEN! :d | The World!
6: OUR BABY GIRL | Mama! | Abby | Put me back in!
7: With Mommy right after Abby was born
8: THE WHOLE HAPPY FAMILY
9: WITH DADDY
10: with ciocia kasia
11: with babcia halinka i wujek Jas | Still at the hospital
12: Breastfeeding Is there anything more beautiful?...
13: Byl raz gdzies wampirek maly, Co nie lubil wcale krwi. Inne krew by tylko ssaly, On o mleczku ciagle sni... Chocby grzmialo i huczalo, On, co srednio godzin piec, Zrywa z lozka matke stara, Bo na mleczko znow ma chec. Juz otwiera maly ryjek, Juz sie przyssal jak przyssawka Gdy odczepic go, to wyje -- Taka z niego jest pijawka! | Kiedy brzuszek jak pileczka Pelny, ze az omal peknie, Nasz wampierk dosc ma mleczka - Wyssal mame dokumentnie! Wtedy babcia lub rodzice Ukolysza, az nie zasnie. Czemu? Zadna tajemnica - Oni go kochaja strasznie! | "Wierszyk o wampirku" powstal, kiedy Abby miala mniej wiecej tydzien. Karmilam ja nad ranem i rozpaczliwie staralam sie nie usnac... Zaczelam wiec ukladac wierszyk dla mojej najukochanszej coreczki. Oto rezultat: dla mojego wampirka :) Kocham Cie! :* | "Wierszyk o wampirku"
14: We will love you forever | First days at home | We brought Abby home on September 19, 2010. It was absolutely incredible - and quite scary - to have her home at last. She was such a good baby - ate great, slept great, and didn't cause any trouble whatsoever. We were more than happy to begin this most exciting chapter in our lives! We didn't always know what we were doing, but apparently we were doing it quite well - Abby survived and thrived. And on the fourth day, Babcia Jola came from Poland and took matters into her competent hands :)
15: Abby's furry brother Yuka got used to her pretty quickly. For the first few days he was trying to get into her crib, but it soon passed. Hopefully, in time his indifference will be magically transformed into undying love and protectiveness... :) | Abby & Yuka
16: Mommy's favourite picture | Ready for bed | Who's there?
17: Babunia Jolunia stayed with us for 6 wonderful weeks (Sept. 22 - Nov. 5). She helped us more than I can say (thanks again for Linomag! :D) and she was such a pleasant guest! She fell in love with Abby at first sight - how could she not? We had a great time: we went for walks, coffee and dinners, and when Abby was 3 weeks old, we even went up north for the Thanksgiving weekend. It was awesome and we really miss Babcia...
18: Abby's first professional PHOTO SHOOT
19: September 26, 2010 | Polish and proud
20: Tak bardzo Cie kochamy, Abiku...!
21: My beautiful baby girl...!
22: Three generations in one photo: Jola, Aga & Abby
25: Babcia dusi!!! | Au naturel
26: slodkich snow, slicznoszku... | Even though Abby started smiling at one day of age, this is the first smile I managed to capture on camera.
27: How could Babcia & I possibly resist the temptation to dress Abby up in a million outfits? We didn't even try! And the results were always adorable... | (Trying to pretend that Abby can already sit up...:D)
28: abby is 1 month old!!!
29: She's really, really trying! :D Good job, sweetheart :* | My little cutie pie...! | With her beloved Babunia :)
30: Grandma took Abby (and Mommy!) for a lot of walks. Most of the photos were taken in Port Credit, and the upper right corner one was taken in Niagara Falls. | Walking with grandma
31: Some stuff was just waaay too big :D | Out and about | Gettin' ready... | At Bass Pro Shop, Vaughan | Little Buddha :)
32: A PHOTO SHOOT BY MOMMY | Of course, it wasn't enough for the proud Mommy to have just one photo shoot for Abby; but this time, she took matters into her own hands. Come to think of it, with a baby as beautiful as Abby you don't really need any talent to get gorgeous photos...
33: My little dreamer...
35: Hangin' out with Daddy | Malutki czyscioszek :)
36: Love you
38: With Wujek James & Ciocia Iza
39: Saying hello to the world :) !!!
40: # 1 dad | When it's Daddy's turn to babysit...
41: 'Sup, babe?
42: Abby's first Christmas | Abik | Abik | The Nowak family 2010 Xmas Card
43: 24 | XII | 2010 | Abik | Abik | Abik
44: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas | Getting ready for Santa! (Abby put up with the bottle just long enough to take the picture, though...)
46: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" | Wesolych Swiat, Babciu!
47: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
49: We had a very quiet New Year's Eve and absolutely no pictures to show for it, but what better way to start a year than with photos of a beautiful baby girl in a cute hat? :) | 2011
50: Daddy is being silly. . . | I love you | I have the bestest Daddy in the world
51: I will love you forever and ever and ever and... | From Mommy: "Muffin is so amazing with Abby! I absolutely love watching them together. He plays with her, changes her diapers, and talks to her. It's soo cute! I get a bit jealous when someone says that Abby's going to be Daddy's little girl, but she already is! And I guess there's nothing wrong with that - just as long as she's Mommy's little girl, too :) We love her to pieces!"
52: Look at me: barely three months old, and sitting up like a pro!
53: PIEROGI RECIPE 1. Flour 2. Water 3. Filling 4. A cutie with a rolling pin! | Who, me?
55: Cutie | Just chillin'...
56: The most beautiful girl in the world!
58: With Ciocia Kasia and Wujek James & Ciocia Iza | So tiny!
59: That's what happens when you have Polish parents and a Scottish uncle... It's all you, James! :D
60: We recycle!
61: Sleep in heavenly peace...
62: First bath in the big tub!
63: Przepyszne paluszki... | Abby uwielbia sie kapac i moglaby sie chlapac godzinami!
64: Victoria's Secret Photo Shoot
67: Most of the time we all just hang out, and it's always fun! It's impossible to describe how much we love our baby girl and how much joy she has brought into our lives...
68: We waited until Abby was 6 months old before introducing solids. (6 months old! What an exciting milestone!) Now, a month later, she loves rice cereal, sweet potatoes and bananas - and despises everything else. | She's eating solids!
69: Half-birthday girl
70: On April 25, 2011 Abby and Mommy embarked on a great adventure - we went to Poland to visit Grandma and Grandpa. We stayed until August 19, so imagine how hard it was to pack for such a long trip! Thankfully, Abby helped a lot, as you can see. Couldn't have done it without her! | Gettin' ready for the big trip to Poland!
71: Ciocia Lidzia came to say goodbye... | Even though Yuka is not usually allowed on the bed, he was part of the Nowak family goodbye cuddles
72: Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate one The best of them all.
73: Easter 2011