FC: Zayne Gregory Kukwa!
1: We're expecting! | 9-5-12
2: I found out she was expecting on December 27, 2011. I had felt very tired for a few days, and took a test on a whim. Daddy was outside building a fire when I told him that santa forgot to give him a gift. He wasn't surprised to hear the news!
3: Mayson was very excited to find out that he was going to be a big brother. He broke the news to family by answering the phone and telling everyone, "Mommy has a baby in her belly!" He immediately began calling the baby "Squishy" and would insist on everyone using it when they talked about the new baby! | My Big Brother!
5: Mommy's glowing, baby's growing
6: We got our very first look at you when Mommy was 10 weeks pregnant. Daddy was convinced that you were a girl! We found out that you were a boy on April 20, 2012. The ultrasound Technician first whispered the news in Mayson's ear, and he started jumping up and down. He blurted out, "I'm getting a brother!" It was a very happy day!
11: My Nursery
12: Induction day! | We had to be at the hospital at 6am on the day of your arrival. There were 11 babies in the nursery, and one c-section before ours. Daddy was nervous, but he kept himself busy playing poker on his cell phone
13: Our C-Section was very quick and easy. I was talking to your daddy and asking him why they hadn't started, when I found out they had broken my water and were pulling you out. Your Daddy said, "he is so big, Tif!" After what seemed like hours, your daddy was able to bring you to me. You were so soft and warm, and you were happily blowing spit bubbles. The nurses took you and Daddy away, and daddy says you opened your eyes and looked at him as you left. It was nearly two long hours before I could finally hold you!
14: Mayson, Meet Zayne!
15: First Family Photos
18: We had so many visitors to greet you on your birth day and while we were in the hospital. We are blessed to have such a great system of family and friends
20: Mamaw Mack, Uncle Randy, and Justene drove from Florida for the weekend just to meet baby Zayne. It was overwheming, but great to see them!
22: Papa Kuk and Mimi Michelle flew in from Florida when you was 10 days old. You were so happy to meet them!
24: Grandparents | My
25: My God Parents | Mommy and Daddy asked cousin Megan & your Uncle Randy to be your God Parents. You are very lucky to have them!
26: Mommy's little Monster!
29: Daddy's Little | Buddy | I'm
30: Brotherly | Love
34: Family | and friends
38: October 8,2012 | October 22, 2012
39: Bottom teeth first poked through on December 21, 2012. Top teeth poked through on March 14, 2013 | First Molar came in on August 25, 2013
42: Puppy Love
44: One Month Old September, 2012 Weight:8 pounds, 2 ounces Length: 21 3/4 inches
48: 2 Months October, 2012 | Weight: 10 pounds 3 ounces Length: 22 inches Milestones: First giggle. Rolling from back to side, sleeping through the night
50: Pumpkin Patch
51: Carving Pumpkins
54: 3 Months Old Weight: 13 pounds Milestones: Rolling from back to side, laughing out loud
59: Santa Claus
62: Baby's First Christmas
65: 4 Months Old Weight: 14 Pounds 4 Ounces Length: 25 1/2 Inches Milestones:first teeth, rolling over from back to belly Favorite foods: Mommy Milk, mashed potatoes. Mommy tried to give me baby cereal and bananas, but I gagged!
66: New Year's Eve!
68: 5 months old | Weight: 15 pounds, 10 Ounces Milestones: Standing and sitting when supported, making silly faces, saying "da Da!" Favorite Foods: Mommy Milk! Mommy keeps trying to make me eat solid foods, but I'm not interested!
72: Lil Foodie!
74: Our Breastfeeding Journey has been filled with so many twists and turns. We had good moments and not so good moments (Biting! OUCH!). We used a nipple shield at first, as well as a cover. As we both grew (you in size, me in confidence), we stopped with the shield and cover. We experienced some ridicule and an overwhelming amount of support. Through it all, it was just Mommy and Zayne. Our nursing time bonded us for a lifetime!
75: One Year!
76: half birthday | Weight:16 pounds 8 Ounces Length: 27 1/4 inches Milestones: Successfully eating solid foods, sitting unsupported, starting to scoot Favorite Foods: Sweet Potatoes, Peaches.
80: 7 months old Weight: 18 Pounds, 6 Ounces Milestones: Finally saying Mama! Scooting everywhere, I became a big cousin when NovaLeigh was born! Favorite Foods: 2nd foods baby food, YoBaby, Anything peach,Mommy Milk
85: First Boo-boo
86: 8 Months Old | Weight: 19 Pounds 2 Ounces. Milestones: Standing unsupported, took a step! Shakes head "no." Likes Pat-a-cake. Gave up pacifier. Says: Mama, Dadda, Ace (for Mays) Yay, Yay Yay(for Laney), Doggy, No, go, bad, hey, yuck, bye, gug (hug). Favorite foods: YoBaby, pickles, donuts,"grown up" foods, Mommy milk!
88: Memorial Day
89: Canal Days Parade
90: Mother's Day!
91: "All About Day!"
92: 9 months old Weight: 20 pounds Length 28.15 Inches Milestones: pulling up from bottom to knees, saying "bad bad bad,' "big," "doggy," and "hey you." Drinking out of a straw. Favorite foods: hot dogs, yogurt, vanilla ice cream, mommy milk
98: AG in the park
99: Dad's day at the Park
103: Lazy Days at the Lake
104: Tuscora Park
106: 10 Months Old Weight: 20 Pounds 8 Ounces Length: 28.5 Inches Milestones: pulling self up to standing, climbing Favorite foods: Yogurt, meat, potatoes, Mommy milk
108: Mamaw Mack visited again in early July. It was so great to see her again after 10 months- We got to know each other, went swimming at her hotel, and I got to meet my Great- Uncle Mike.
111: First Fireworks!
112: First Town Days Baby Contest
113: 3rd Place finish for "Best Eyes" and 2nd Place finish for "Best Personality!"
114: Papa Kuk and Mimi Michelle came to visit the week after Mamaw Mack left! We had a blast going to the park and Amish Country, then swimming at their hotel!
116: Rolling Ridge Ranch
117: Amish Country
120: 11 months old | Length: 28.75 inches Weight: 21 pounds 10.8 ounces | Favorite foods: Rice cakes, yogurt, spaghetti with sauce, Mommy milk | Milestones I got my 7th tooth! I climb to the top of the stairs. I speak 2 word sentences. "Get up!" "Go up!" "Shut up!" "bad dog!" WALKING! (8-22-13)
125: On August 2, 2013, mothers from around the world began nursing their babies. The baby had to nurse for exactly 60 seconds to be "counted." At our venue, 22 babies (from 9 days to 4 years- old) were counted. Worldwide, over 14,536 babies were counted! We were a part of history!!
127: Cleveland Browns | Family Night | We had a lot of fun at the Stadium! You even got to be on the jumbotron! You smiled, and the entire stadium said, "aww!"
128: Uhrichsville water park We took a trip to the water park with our church! It was so cold, but so much fun!
130: Weight: 22 Pounds 2 Ounces Length: 32.2 Inches | Favorite Foods: Pasta, Cheese, bacon, Mommy Milk | Milestones: I run everywhere and get into everything! I am learning to string sentences together, and I now have 2 of my molars. I LOVE to give big kisses!
132: You're one year-old!! I can't believe it!! We had a fun day together, playing and singing. In the evening, we had your grandparents and great-grandparents over for dinner. We had your favorite food (pasta with sauce), garlic bread, salads, and cupcakes. It was a nice time to spend with our family, celebrating you!!