Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hanging Out with the Boys

Jack was just chilling out when we got to the nursery this morning. He had just gotten a bath and was getting ready to eat. We had never before seen him this alert!

Jack, cozy as a cucumber

Jack holding Papa's hand


Papa' Jason holding Jack

This is Benjamin. He is always fighting these poor nurses who are trying to take care of him.



Ben getting some skin-to-skin time with Mom

Benjamin certainly loves his pacifier- as does his brother.

Bathtime for Ben

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mom, Dad, and Madison's Recent Visit

Happy 4th of July! We went to Coolidge Park to hear live music and watch fireworks. It was a lot of fun, but so crowded! Next year we're going to have to get there a lot earlier to secure a good spot! We luckily stumbled upon one this year, but it was pretty crowded as you can see from the pics.

Sofia and Madison waited patiently for the fireworks.

Coolidge Park Fountain: Nonna, Sofia, and Madison in center

Fingerpainting! It was Sofia's first experience with fingerpaint and we all had so much fun.

Nonna making homemade pasta for Pasta Sunday. My favorite: cavatelli- yum!

Welcome Boys!

Sofia's little brothers (fratellini) are here!
They gave their big sister a gift: Dora with her twin siblings dolls. She was so excited since she loves Dora the Explorer!

Big sis Sofia wanted to help her mommy eat her lunch.

Both boys are in the Special Care Nursery where they are getting lots of attention and great care. The nurses are so nice and helpful in answering questions and explaining what's going on to us. Here is Benjamin James. He was born weighing 5 pounds, 1 ounce and loves pulling on all his wires and tubes. He seems to be a scrappy little fighter!

Here is Jack Anthony. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and went directly to Special Care since he had some fluid in his lungs and had difficulty breathing. He's quite rambunctious as well- arching his back, pulling on his tubes and wires, and removing his electrodes; but he may be slightly calmer than his little brother. I plan to get more pictures where you can see his face and body better. Stay tuned...

When Sofia came to the hospital today to visit her brothers and mom and dad she brought us some of the homemade bread she made with nonna. She is quite the little chef. I didn't get to taste it yet since she wouldn't put it down!

This is a picture of me right outside the hospital early Wednesday morning... my last pregnancy profile shot! My waist measured about 46 inches at its widest part. Whew! That's a big belly!

Jack Anthony's first photo. Is that a butt wrinkle?!

Benjamin James getting weighed. Doesn't he look like he's waving to us?!

The proud new parents with Baby Ben since he got to come to our room with us at first. Hopefully we'll get to take a picture of our whole family together as soon as the boys aren't hooked up to so many wires.

Sofia, Nonna, and Benjamin. Sofia just adores him. Such a loving big sis!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Big Day!

We found out today that the big baby day will be July 16. That's right, next Wednesday we'll get to meet the boogers in my belly!! Ready or not here they come!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Dugan Family's Visit

Aunt Denise, Uncle John, Jerry, David, and Andy came to visit at the beginning of June. What a fun time Sofia had with them! We did, too, of course. :)

Father's Day

We had a fun Father's Day at the Creative Discovery Museum.


Pasta on Sundays has long been a tradition in my family, though nowadays Jason & Sofia do most of the pasta cooking (as my mother can attest to since Jason calls her up every Sunday to "tattle" on me that I'm not making pasta for him). Sofia loves to help us in whatever we're up to and frequently exclaims "I cook!" whenever she observes cooking or mixing or chopping being done.

Relaxing with a book after a yummy pasta pranzo
We often find Sofia here in her room on her chair reading when she is seeking a little alone time.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Sofia!

It's so hard to believe that our little girl is 2 already. We had such a great time at the Creative Discovery Museum celebrating her big day.