Timothy Edward Cole

February 9, 2000 Timothy Edward Cole arrives!

9 lb 6 oz, 22.5 inches long, 7:47PM
A Week and a Half Overdue

September 2000 at 7 Months Old

My folks finally came to visit with a digital camera, so I can get these up really easily. He is just now getting his first three teeth all at once and has pretty much figured out the crawling thing, although he's not real speedy yet

August 2000 at 6 Months Old

Timmy started "swimming" across the floor and doing military presses and face slides, but I still need to scan these...

July 2000 at 5 Months Old

Timmy got his first solid food and spent a week cabin camping at a lake in Minnesota and lost his "round bottom", but I still need to scan these...

June 2000 at 4 Months Old

Timmy went to his first biker rally and rennaisance faire, but I still need to scan these...

May 2000 at 3 Months Old

Taken May 4


Little Flirt

Christening - May 24, 2000

April 9 at 2 Months Old (9 weeks)

All pictures from April and May that used to be here

Before I was a Mom,
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom,
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or
forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on
pooped on
spit on
chewed on
peed on
or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of my mind
my thoughts
and my body
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth
the joy
the love
the heartache
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much...
before I was a Mom.

Author unknown

February 11 The Day He Left the Hospital (1.5 days)

Pictures taken by Carle for their webbabies page

November 9 Sonogram (28 Weeks)

Baby's Face in Profile

Proof That It's a Boy (foot on left and relevant parts on right)

Looking Down on Baby's Face (this one is hard to see)

Another Profile of Baby's Face


August 3 Sonogram (14 Weeks)

Hello earthlings

What's with all this knocking?

In jail looking out

Just catching some rays


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