The Very First Year
the new Koenig's!
20 July 1999
Robert Lothar born 12:35am and Jonathan Andrew born at 12:37am
30 July 1999
Both boys have gained weight. Lots more crying. Lots less sleeping. Caring for two babies is six full-time jobs! Football season is in full swing
6 August 1999
This was quite a big day for the boys. They were both circumcized. Given the situation they handled it very, very well. Both are fine and happy and continue to eat well. Today was also their first outing in the push chair. We all went on a long walk to Richmond Park to see the dear, eat and have a nappy change.
13 August 1999
The boys were weighed again. Robert has a bit of diarrhea, while Jonathan is a bit constipated. Once again the boys exhibit their individuality. Other than that, things are about the same.
20 August 1999
We get really brave and take the boys on a journey to Cambridge and East Anglia. We stayed in a guest house overnight. It was great fun and hard work, but worth every minute.
27 August 1999
We take the boys to visit Danielle Olivia Wood who is 5 days old.
3 September 1999
The boys keep smiling as they grow into some of their new outfits. Robert gained a full pound since his last
10 September 1999
The boys attended their first service in the Unitarian Church. They had their naming ceremony.
17 September 1999
The boys take a car trip with their parents, cousin Erika and grandma Beverly for three days, and two nights to the Cotswolds.
24 September 1999
After this week the boys are two months old. They got their shots and got weighed. They had a great time with their grandma Beverly during her two week visit
1 October 1999 (23 pictures)
We go to a rugby match in Twickingham
8 October 1999 (18 pictures)
Our landlady gives the boys a beautififul nameplate for their door.
15 October 1999 (10 pictures)
Jonathan's hair is really coming in. Robert continues to eat well and gain weight
22 October 1999 (11 pictures)
Uncle Kevin, Aunt Debra and cousin Kayla come to visit
29 October 1999 (14 pictures)
The boys turn three months old. They have begun to notice each other
5 November 1999 (22 pictures)
The boys turn three months old. They have begun to notice each other
12 November 1999 (10 pictures)
Jonathan is just able to support his weight as long as we balance him. Robert can giggle
19 November 1999 (10 pictures)
Grandma Eileen and Grandpa Lothar come to visit. Aunt Jeanne come the next week.
26 November 1999 (14 pictures)
Robert is now beginning to stand. Jonathan can stand supporting himself for a few minutes now. Robert's range of vocalization has increased
3 December 1999 (15 pictures)
Jonathan is lifting his head up and is grabbing his toes. Robert is still cute
3 December 1999 (20 pictures)
It feels like Robert outweighs Jonathan, but we have not had them officially weighed to prove it yet
10 December 1999 (17 pictures)
Robert is now heavier than Jonathan. The boys pose for Christmas pictures this week. First bites of solid food.
17 December 1999 (17 pictures)
This was Erika's last week with us in England. Robert and Jonathan sat in high chairs at the airport
27 December 1999 (18 pictures)
Flu season. Both boys spent the week with colds. Not fun! Cough and Sneeze get their names.
3 January 2000 (9 pictures)
The boys started opening their mouths in anticipation of the spoon when eating solid food.
10 January 2000 (11 pictures)
Jonathan is rolling over from back to stomach and then to back again. The boys have started using the walk'n play
17 January 2000 (13 pictures)
Robert and Jonathan start eating in high chairs
24 January 2000 (10 pictures)
Grandma Beverly comes to visit. The boys are six months old
31 January 2000 (14 pictures)
Mom, Dad, Grandma Beverly, Robert and Jonathan spend another week with flu and eye infections. Penicillin, ibuprofen and eyedrops along with milk. Yum!
7 February 2000 (14 pictures)
Another week of Flu. Robert begins to sit and balance. The millennium
14 February 2000 (15 pictures)
Jonathan cut his first tooth, bottom front right
21 February 2000 (11 pictures)
Robert and Jonathan are making new sounds. They are vocalizing more and they have learned to bang their toys together
28 February 2000 (15 pictures)
Flu recovery is obvious.
6 March 2000 (8 pictures)
Uncle Mike comes to visit and the boys get new baths
13 March 2000 (16 pictures)
Robert and Jonathan take their first airplane flights ( to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands). They were not perfect. Good, but not perfect.
20 March 2000 (13 pictures)
Robert eats bread for the first time. Jonathan is able to pull himself up from a sitting position.
27 March 2000 (10 pictures)
The boys start 'talking' to each other (Actually one makes a sound and the other one giggles. Its like talking)
3 April 2000 (10 pictures)
Major milestones for both boys. Robert learned to clap his hands when you ask. Jonathan learned to walk forwards in the baby walker
10 April 2000 (17 pictures)
Jonathan started taking big steps when walking (when you hold his hands for balance)
17 April 2000 (11 pictures)
Jonathan is crawling all around. Robert leaned to play 'So Big!'. Robert has also perfected this really annoying whining sound
24 April 2000 (17 pictures)
Jonathan learns to sit up in his crib from lying down. Robert started taking good steps forward in the baby walker
1 May 2000 (14 pictures)
Jonathan can now stand up and sit back down in his crib. Robert is walking much better and is so proud of himself
8 May 2000 (11 pictures)
When Jonathan sees the back door open, he crawls outside. Robert says "Ah-Ba" (thats daddy in Hebrew)
15 May 2000 (11 pictures)
Robert starts waving hello. Jonathan can lift himself up on the furniture
22 May 2000 (11 pictures)
Jonathan starts using the spoon (with his left hand initially). Robert is a righty for sure
29 May 2000 (10 pictures)
Jonathan takes about 20 steps (well actually a combination of runs, leans and falls). Robert uses the toy walker
5 June 2000 (11 pictures)
Jonathan is really getting this walking thing down. We try to let him use the back garden as the grass is easier on his forehead
12 June 2000 (7 pictures)
Jonathan and Robert walk the street (using the push cart). Jonathan is almost walking; Robert is almost crawling
19 June 2000 (8 pictures)
Jonathan is really walking; Robert is really crawling
26 June 2000 (7 pictures)
Everybody gets sick. Lots of crying
3 July 2000 (8 pictures)
Jonathan's forehead has a bruise/bump for each day he has been walking. Robert learns to kiss
10 July 2000 (11 pictures)
The family spends a few days in Israel. The boys' favorite part was the long carpeted hallway in the hotel
17 July 2000 (11 pictures)
Robert starts walking; Jonathan is more stable on his feet
24 July 2000 (12 pictures)
Robert and Jonathan are one year old on 20 July 2000
31 July 2000 (6 pictures)
They are much more mobile. We have to watch the open door
7 August 2000 (9 pictures)
We spend a week in NY staying with Uncle Kevin, Aunt Debra and cousin Kayla. We also see great grandma Josephine and the rest of the family
14 August 2000 (3 pictures)
21 August 2000 (6 pictures)