Friday, August 21, 2009

The Face Behind the Baby

For Aunt Robyn

Grand Theft Auto....or Was She Framed?!

Awww, nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby.....

Hmm, is there something under her arm??!

Yes! There is......what is that???

Hmmm, a matchbox, I wonder how that could have gotten there?!!
(PS.....obviously I know how the car got into the pack and play....but I really do wonder how it got under her arm like that.....Ben can just barely peak over the edge)

Daddy's Little Girl

How the Salvucci's Amuse Themselves

We take turns wearing the Boppy on our head. :)


I just thought Anna looked too cute lying here on the couch taking a snooze. For some reason I can never capture the true cuteness of my kids in pictures. I have only a handful of Ben pics from his infant days that really look like him. And here I am having the same problem with Anna. This pic no where near captures how cute and posed she looked. But you will just have to take my word for it.

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Anna and Ben

Anna is almost three weeks old and doing well! She is definitely fussier than Benjamin was, but Ben was freakishly good. She sleeps well at night usually waking once in the wee hours to eat. She is starting to be awake more and alert. She enjoys batting at the animals on her activity mat and actually rolled over once. We are fairly sure it was just a fluke though.

At her two week check up last week she was already 8lbs4oz and happy and healthy. The only minor issue was an umbilical granuloma which is a little piece of umbilical cord that remains once the stump falls off. The doctor treated it with silver nitrate. Unfortunately, the silver nitrate leaves this hideous brown stain that shows no signs of wearing off!!

Benjamin has had a rough week between teething, adjusting to his new sister, and a weird unexplainable fever. He definitely has a temper and knows how to use it. We are trying to give him lots of extra attention, but we assume this will just take some time.

In an effort to keep Ben happy and occupied we broke out the markers and crayons for the first time. He did a little scribbling and then had more fun sorting everything.

Anna is Baptized

On Saturday August 8th Anna was baptized at Mater Ecclesiae Church in the traditional form of the sacrament.

Here Fr. Pasley is saying the opening prayers just outside the church to symbolize that Anna is not yet a member of God's Church.

We then enter the church and baptistry where Father pours the water on her head saying, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

The family with Father.
With the Godparents, Anthony and Rachel Schiavo.
God Bless Anna

Saturday, August 01, 2009

A Looooooonnnngggg Overdue Introduction!

Well after waiting and waiting and waiting and passing my due date and then waiting and waiting some more our dear Annabella has finally arrived amidst much pomp and circumstance!!

I was scheduled to check into the hospital Monday night for induction Tuesday morning. After contractions all day Monday I was still only 1cm when I got to the hospital. I woke up at 1am Tuesday morning in the hospital, in labor and by 3:56 Anna had arrived with the helpful suck of a vacuum and with the neonatal unit in toe! At the last possible moment she decided she didn't want to be born via induction LOL

Anna turned out to be perfectly healthy and had no problems. It was a crazy whirlwind and I am still left wondering what happened. It was a surreal experience.

Anna was TEN days late!!! She was 7lbs15oz and 19.5inches long. Here are a HEAP of pictures. I am so behind in sorting and posting, but at least I got this out there. Hopefully more to come soon.