Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We made it through the first month... barely!

Yea!!!  We made it through the first month of Luca's life... but just barely!  Let me start off by saying that the Lord knew what he was doing (of course) by not blessing us with twin... if that would have been the case I probably would have committed myself by now.  I never imagined how hard having two little ones would be... no one could have ever prepared me.  And although Luca is a sweet, precious little angel... he also cries most of the day, rarely sleeps and has reflux and colic!  He is however a great eater and has gained 2lbs since birth... which is what is most important.  Bella adores Luca and has surprised us all by how sweet, gentle and loving she is with him.  She does occasionally want Luca to "go in his chair"... AKA his swing... so she can occupy my lap all by herself... but overall is doing great with no longer being the only baby in the house.  

Bella and Sara at Luca's 'coming out party'

Bella and Sophie... little BFFs
PopPop and Nonna came down for a week to meet Luca and help me.  They were such a BLESSING and not only loved on the babies but let me get many nights of sleep.  PRAISE GOD!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome Luca Davis Castaldo!!!

We welcomed Luca Davis Castaldo to our family on Saturday, August 29 @ 5pm. He weighed 7lbs 10oz and was 20 inches. I was SO blessed and the birth was completely painless... seriously, no pain. And because the birth was so easy we were able to leave the hospital 24 hrs later and take our little boy home!

Big Sister Bella meets Luca for the first time!

Papa & Luca

Auntie Em & Luca

Nini & Luca
Bella LOVES Luca and always wants to help take care of him. She wants to hold him all the time.... but only for short periods of time and then she says "Mama, take IT!" :)

Daddy hanging it with his little man.
So handsome... and yes, that is blond hair!
At our first doctors appointment, the doctor was a little worried Luca might have jaundice. So Bella kept him company while he got a little sun. After seeing the doctor today, he has been given a clean bill of health and is up to 7lbs 8oz after dropping a few oz after his birth.

Couldn't resist including this very rare picture of Bella smiling for the camera. So precious!