Pictures of Richard Zuniga Cole



Name: Richard Zuniga Cole
Born: January 3 2005, 5:37am
Location: Champaign, IL
Weight: 8 lb, 10 oz
Length: 20 inches
Essentials: 10 Fingers, 10 Toes, 1 Nose


Yes, I have arrived.

I don't have much hair, so this cap comes in handy.

The hair I have is blonde and very thin, so I look a lot like my God Father, Tio Don.

My arrival was an ordeal for me and mom, but we both made it through it.
I'm slowly starting to figure things out.
I have already met many nice people, like my Grand Mother Cole (left) and Madre Julita.
At first I wasn't too crazy about my cap, but I've come to like it.

Sleeping in a plastic box also took a while to get used to, but now its okay. Dad leaves the classical music playing in the background.

(This is me in my pajama cap.)

I have also met Mom's friends Anna and Charro and Iris and Claus and my aunt Pola and my sweet-but-crazy nieces Nicole and Brisa. I'll get pictures of all of these wonderful people up here soon.
Mom takes good care of me.

I like being fed by my Grand-Ma.

(Mom feeds me a little differently, but Dad won't put the pictures of that on here.)

Mom has spent some time on the phone talking to my Big Sister Paloma in Peru.

My Grand Mother in Peru (Mami Luli) and Paloma stayed up all night the night I was born, even though Paloma had to go to the hospital to work 7 am.

I haven't learned how to count yet, but I think Paloma called Dad to see how the labor was going about a hundred times.

I can hardly wait to meet her. Dad says that she is a Monkey like me. I don't know what he means.

I like spending quiet time with Mom.

She says that I already take after my dad and that frequently I am "sucio" and "mugroso."

I don't know what that means. I don't speak Spanish yet.

But someday, I know I will.

Mom wonders if some day I'll be a famous leader or writer or maybe a doctor like my big sister or maybe something else.
And she is happy.



RZC Factoids

Chinese Calendar: Year of the Monkey (like his older sister and uncle Miguel)

Shares Birthday With: Mel Gibson, John Paul Jones and J.R.R. Tolkien

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn















Carle Hospital has a couple more pictures here: