Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ben is Baptized!

Ben was baptized on 2/23/08 at Mater Ecclesiae Church. He had the traditional form of baptism. It was a beautiful ceremony performed by Fr. Pasley.

Opening prayers

Preparing for the baptism

Oops...wrong direction, but you get the idea...Cla lights the candle :)

Final prayers.

Ben is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.

Claudio, me, Fr. Pasley, and John the Godfather

Ben in his gown.

Ben Discovers His Own Beauty

Ben can lie on the floor staring at his own beauty all day if we let him! He moves his hand along the mirror as if he is trying to touch himself. It is hysterical.

Cute daddy in the background.

Just General Ben Cuteness

Sleepyface. He gets purpley eyelids when he is sleepy...just like Claudio.

Me and a well fed Ben drifting off....

I don't know when babies are SUPPOSED to start smiling but I swear Ben smiles.

Just thought these pics were too cute..

Ben's First Bath

Pretty self explantory ;)

He may look a little smooshed and unhappy, but he really seems to enjoy his baths!

Moments before his sprinkler went off all over the bathroom....

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Saturday, February 16, 2008


So it is a well known fact that my baby is gorgeous. Everyone says so ;) But just moments after his birth it struck me that a certain face he makes resembled someone closely. It only took me moments to put my finger on who it was.

I will give you a hint: Never get involved in a land war in Asia and never go against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!!!

Yes that is baby has a striking resemblence to Vizzini from The Princess Bride!! It's not something I'm proud of ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wait I Have a Few More...

Ben's first snow storm!!! Well I wouldn't call it storm....Ben's first flurry storm.

Everyone is always so quick to take pics of baby....or mommy and baby...leaving out some very important people:

Even Bunny was getting a little jealous that he was no longer the featured cutie on the blog.

More Ben :)

Just a few more pics of Ben and an update. Things are going well here and starting to feel more normal, organized, and calm. Ben had his first doctor appt yesterday. He is nice and healthy, but his weight was still dropping a little so we are going back tomorrow for another weight check. Hopefully all of that will be squared away. He is as lovey and sweet as ever. Ohh and today is his one week birthday!! It does go quick!

I am not sure when this pic was taken, but sometime in the last week.

Here is with the snuggliest blanket ever that Suz and Mary Charlotte sent us. Now I have to share it with Ben :) You can see just under the blanket he has a finger at his mouth...he always seems deep in thought.

Here he is today. I must say he sleeps like a champ and only fusses when far!

And here is the sign Daddy prepared for Benjamin and me. Claudio is the perfect loving daddy! The words didn't come out too clear but it says, "Welcome Home Mommy and Benjamin"

Friday, February 08, 2008

Ben is here!!!!!

Here he is! Only have moments here and there to post. He was born at 9:01pm on 2/5/08. He is 7lbs 1oz and 21 inches long. He is beautiful and mild mannered and a doll.