Memory of Our Second Grandson,
This page is dedicated
to the memory of
Jacob Allen Victorino Zeigler
6/6/2003 ~ 12/13/2003
June 6th,2003: First day of Jacobs life
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some pictures of Jacob Allen from the Auburn Hospital
where he made his entrance into life.
Shane and I waited outside while they were getting the
room ready for us.
It didn't take long, and before we knew it our Jacob
was here. Oh goodness, he was in need of a bath right
Over to the baby warmer to get wiped off so mommy could
hold him later.
there to hold Edith's hand when Dr. Snyder asked her
if she was sure she wanted her tubes tied.
Edith, said "Yes I have two boys and that is enough.
I have my family now, I'm done."
I was wishing at that moment, she would change her mind.
It was not my choice. I respected and understood her
I can still remember the sadness in her voice, and the
tear that ran down her face. I said "Edith are
you sure?" she said "Yes Mom, I can't afford
to raise anymore then two."
my second grandchild. I was able to go into the Nurses
station to help give Jacob his first bath in a large
sink, it was more like a shower. The nurse held him,
and let a stream of water from a long neck faucet pore
over him. She rolled him around like a sack of potatoes.
The nurse washed him twice in every area and even remembered
behind the ears. He was quiet, just taking in the feel
of the warm water. I grabbed a warm baby blanket and
the nurse handed him over to me. It must of felt really
good for Jacob, he looked all warm and cozy. I got to
dress Jacob for the very first time. Oh, such a small
dipper, little sleepers and a nice warm receiving blanket.
What a good baby. Jacob didn't like the bright light,
so I placed my hand up to shade the light. Jacob would
open his eyes when the light was shaded, and looked
all around. He looked around like he knew everything,
everything about life. Ten toes and ten fingers, I counted
them all. Tiny little ears taking after Mommy and Tyler,
his Big Brother. After I dressed Jacob the nurse gave
me a bottle, and I fed my new grandson for the very
first time. After he ate and his temperature was just
right, the nurse said we could take him to mommy's room.
Above are pictures of after Jacob was in mommy's room
Oh what a glorious
day nothing can match the happiness a new born baby
brings into your life. For a Mother, every day of morning
sickness, the 8th and 9th month of discomfort and every
moment of labor pain is worth just one glance of this
One warm bath
Just a pinch of baby soap
One extra small diaper
Set of clean fresh PJ's
One nice warm blanket
One little fuzzy stocking hat
Two little booties
Two ounces of warm milk.
A cup of kisses
A bucket of, I Love You's
Pre warm the water, checking temp with wrist.
Set room with lots of Love
Softly add baby soap
Rinse thoroughly, but carefully
Grandma pats until nice and dry then dresses in
diaper & PJ's
Gently adding Booties and Hat to cover toes and
Wrap ever so gently with warm blanket, with firm
tucks not to unravel.
Grandma lends by hand over to Mommy then to Daddy.
Turned over to Grandpa, to seek knowledge and
Brother adds, "I can do it, he's not to heavy,
I wont drop him"
Uncle checks to see if he's perfect, Touches cheek
to lips, "he's Prefect"
Then Gently everyone blends a turn, adding love
If recipe is done just right you will have a smile
like this one.
Author; Grandma (Madelyn Victorino)
Jacob's first photo
was at 7:52am This one was taken at 11:27am
As grandma was taking this picture above, Jacob was
really tired.Very soon he would be asleep.
He kept opening his eyes when you would cover the
light with your hand.
I took my hand away to take this picture and he closed
his eyes. I said "Jacob, Grandma love's you!"
I got this big smile.
Yes, I do Believe Baby's Smile at this age too!
This has to be one of my favorites new born photos
of just Jacob Allen.
Never thought I would ever be placing Our memories
of Jacob on a web page for the whole world to see.
I never thought the few pictures I took would be the
only thing we have of him to cherish for the rest
of our lives.
It has taken me way to long to make this web site,
as it is the hardest thing I've ever forced myself
to do. I struggle everyday sitting here trying to
compose myself just long enough to get something down.
There are no words to express the pain of losing a
Grandma (Madelyn Victorino)
Victorino Zeigler and Shane Allen Zeigler (Father)
Edith Marrie Victorino (Mommy) resting and big brother,
Tyler James Victorino Bucher
Here are my two Grandsons: Tyler James
and Jacob Allen, on June 6th, 2003 I was blessed with
For now and forever there will be one you never get
to meet. One lives here on earth and the other has moved
But I still have two!
"The Big Brother"
Tyler James was waiting patiently for the arrival of
his new baby brother. Tyler felt the baby kick many
times, and just could not wait until the baby came.
The Big Day was so exciting for him. Jacob soon became
Tyler's Baby and that is how he introduced his brother.
He would say "This is my baby brother Jacob, my
mom had him for me. I wanted a baby Brother and she
made Jacob just for me. She can't have anymore, this
is her last baby and he is mine."
Grandpa, Uncle John, Tyler
and I spent hours at the hospital with Edith and the
baby. Jacob was such a good baby. Grandpa was happy
to finally get to be with his new grand baby, another
new baby to spoil. But Grandpa was concerned that we
needed to try and keep it equal between the two brothers
now. He wanted to make sure there would be a good loving
bond between Jacob and Tyler, and not any jealousy.
Grandpa felt it was important for the family to remember
to always include both in daily activities. So much
attention was placed on the new baby, like in all families,
and Grandpa was worried because he didn't have the best
relationship with his own brothers. Edith and John have
a really good brother-sister relationship, they are
always there for each other. Both stick together when
times get ruff, I guess they always will.
General Hospital, Labor Room on 6/6/03 ~~~~~~
Mommy's Bed Room at Auburn General Hospital ~~~~~~
James received a big Brother Sticker from Jacob's
He wore it proudly for three days, then told me
to put it on the refrigerator so everyone that
came over would know he has a new baby brother.
He said he didn't want to forget it on the shirt
and he could have it later. After Jacob's death
I took it off the refrigerator, and placed it
in Jacob's Photo Book on this picture of Tyler.
Here Tyler wears his sticker proudly!
Jacob Allen and Tyler James has one of the best Uncles
a kid could ever have. Edith works in an emergency
clinic and works night shifts and the weekends. John
has always been there for Edith to watch the boys
if we had to work. So many occasions John watched
the boys no mater what, he never said no. John never
hesitated to change diapers or give the nightly bath.
John is the best to watch over the kids if Grandma
and Grandpa have to work. If baby cried, John was
already there to pick him up. If for any reason we
couldn't be there to watch the boys for Edith there
was no one in the world I would rather them to be
with more then John. He Loves these two boys as if
they were his very own sons.
First to change a dipper, first to give a bath, Uncle
John was there and never said no. Edith couldn't ask
for a better brother, cause she would never get better
then the one she has.
IS OUR BABY, A PART OF OUR LIFE, WE HAD SO MANY PLANS
Jacob is a Son, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin, and to one
"My Baby Brother"
June 6, 2003 our daughter Edith Marrie Victorino gave
birth to our 2nd Grand Baby, Jacob. Edith, was very
excited about baby Jacob, from the start. This was
to be her last child, as she is a single working mother,
raising her other son Tyler. She knew she could not
afford supporting three, so two was enough. She decided
early in the pregnancy that she would have her tubes
tied. She's 26 years old and didn't want the worries
anymore. We took two days of photos at the hospital.
I'm so very glad I took these pictures. Everyone knows
that I'm the picture taker. I have taken many photos
over the years of friends, family and animals. The
small amount of photos we have of baby Jacob are now,
like little treasures to me. It's not like me, not
to take at lease 2 to 5 rolls of film per month. It's
not hard for me to spend anywhere between 900.00 to
1,200.00 per year just on developing. So it hit me
hard to realize after Jacob's passing that his first
photo album was not full. I became so angry with myself,
here sits the camera, the digital and the camcorder,
and my baby Jacob's picture book that holds 200 pictures
was not full. I've told myself many times, "one
roll per month, that's all I had to do and I didn't
do it. 36 pictures times 6 months and I would have
had 216 pictures of my grandson." I was at several
gatherings this year and took pictures of other people,
their children, and dogs in shows. In my mind I thought
I had forever to take all the photos I wanted of Jacob.
Now my thoughts of "I'll take some tomorrow,
" is too late for today. I told myself many times
that I would get Tyler and Jacob to the park and take
some pictures of them together. After looking at over
100 SIDS's sites, of precious angles that were taken
away too soon, I was able to become very thankful
for the photos I do have of Jacob. Some family's have
none of their little one to treasure.
So please look over his entire web site, just to see
how fast Jacob grew in the short 6 months.
Please sign Jacob's guess book to let us know you
were here to visit my Grand Baby Jacob.
These are Jacob's foot
prints from the Hospital.
Grandma placed this little Butterfly here to tickle
How very softly you tiptoed into my life almost silently,
only a monument you stayed, but what an imprint your
foot steps have left upon my heart
This is the Hospital Photo of Jacob
taken on June 7th, 2003
Length 19 1/2 in.
6 lbs 4oz
view all of Jacob's pages. They are in order just
click on next.
Then, please Remember to sign Jacob's Guest Book
so we know you were here!
Web page Designed With all My Love, Grandma