Saturday, March 12, 2011

Family of four
(Frank was trying to hide an apple that he had in his hand) Haha
We are so happy you are here Josiah!
Frank and I took Natalia to her friend Gabby Taylor's 1st Birthday party today while my mom watched baby Josiah. I am nursing him but he is getting one bottle of formula a day so I can get a small brake. This is helpful for times like today : ) Natalia had a great time at the party...right now they are both napping (so cute) and daddy is as well. He worked a 30 hr shift overnight & still went to the party when he came home. He works a lot of hours some months but doesn't seem to miss anything. I love you Frank!
Happy 1st Birthday Gabby!!!
Grandma loves her little grand-babies : ))
Daddy & Josiah reading up on the latest in pediatrics

Thursday, March 10, 2011

~1 Week Old~
Josiah is such a sweet and cuddly baby I can't even believe how much I love him. At his 1st doctor's appointment he weighed a healthy 9lbs and 2 ounces so he has lost some weight but is still such a big lovable boy! He already has a great routine going, it's the same as I did for Natalia. As soon as he wakes up I feed him, then I keep him awake until he yawns or looks tired and then I lay him down for a nap. Then he wakes up, I feed him, keep him awake, then lay him down for a nap (and the cycle just repeats all day until bedtime when I feed him and he goes right to sleep). I read this in a book called, "Baby Wise". I love it because I always know what comes "next" and so does Josiah. Plus he doesn't need to eat in order to fall asleep which is nice. He is able to fall asleep on his own and is learning to sooth himself. As for me, I've been feeling pretty good. When I gave birth to Natalia my whole body hurt from such a long labor where as now only my belly hurts BUT I never realized how much you use your stomach muscles throughout the day!! Frank and my mom have been so supportive I couldn't have asked for more and the good thing is I feel better each day. The hardest part is not being able to pick up Natalia. She is so young (not even 2 yet) so I'm not sure she even realizes since I wasn't really picking her up when I was 9 months pregnant either. She'll reach for me to pick her up and I'll take her hand instead and we'll walk together holding hands but I will say that it's so nice to hug her without a big belly in my way! Also she has been great with Josiah and *loves* her little brother. She gets so excited when she sees him saying, "baby, baby" and she "does nice" by petting his head gently, it's really cute. And when she sees me without Josiah she'll often point to the bedroom where he is sleeping and says "baby, baby". I can't wait until they are old enough to play and laugh together. Here are some more pictures from Josiah's first week home
Stories before naptime : ) It's really nice that Natalia still takes a 2 1/2 - 3 hour nap mid day

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Boy oh Boy!!

Grandma & Josiah

Holding hands
High five
Wave hi

Thank you cousin Jackie for beautiful baby blanket you made for Josiah. He loves its!

Thank God for Grandma's! : ) My mom has been such a great help. I love you mommy!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

He's here!!!
Josiah Luke Lodeserto
10 lbs 3 oz and 20 1/2 inches long!!
Born 3/2/11

Of course the very first outfit was a Michigan one!

1st Day Home

We couldn't be happier right now bringing little Josiah home. It is so amazing to have two beautiful children, a little girl and now a little boy. I feel truly blessed behind I could have ever imagined. I can't wait to see God's plan unfold for our new family.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

39 Weeks!!! We can't wait to meet you Josiah!
Thank goodness my mom is here to help with cooking, cleaning and spending extra time with Natalia.

Looking forward to seeing Grandma & Grandpa Lodeserto soon as well! : ))