Friday, May 30, 2008

5 year reunion

picture from my five year college reunion picnic! we made the trip up to visit family friends as well as join in the reunion festivities and show Luke around Santa Clara. More pictures to come soon...

(a side note - i don't like how my belly looks in this pic - i've worked so hard for it to look good again and this camera angle did me no justice!!)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

pictures from Memorial Day weekend

Luke's first visit from his great grandmother, a great aunt, and a cousin

my Godmother, me, and Luke

Four generations!! Luke, me, my dad, my dad's mom

the proud father showing off his son

Luke & Nonno (grandfather in Italian)

Friday, May 23, 2008

man of the cloth

Luke has officially been a man of the cloth (diaper that is!) for six weeks now!! I started cloth diapering when he was four weeks old and he is ten weeks now!!! amazing!! i think six weeks is the litmus test for many things, so I guess we are passing the cloth diaper test!! yippee!! more on this later - hopefully - right now, the little man needs a change :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

first of the season

my dear husband killed a rattlesnake outside our bedroom window.
yep - rattlesnake, our house, now dead.
and he did it with his shotgun - in his boxers, snake boots, and no shirt - very manly!!
anyone who asks why i primarily tend to stay inside the house during warm weather... this is why.

Friday, May 9, 2008

quick update

Luke turned 8 weeks old yesterday! (eight weeks!!?!?!?!) anyway, that meant a trip to the doctor for his first round of shots... it was not easy for mommy, but daddy was there to comfort both of us! (such a blessing that Greg comes with us!!!)
Luke took it like a champ and has done really well yesterday and today, recovering from 5 shots! he's such a good baby!
So, the vital statistics: Luke now has a head circumference of 15 inches (13.75 at birth), he is now 22.25 inches long (19.5 at birth), and he weighs 11 pounds, 14 ounces (7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth)!! That means he has gained over four pounds in 8 weeks!! he has only had his mother's milk and we are both very proud of that accomplishment!!
alrighty, i have to go - both Luke and I need a bath/shower as he peed/pooped all over himself, me, the Boppy pillow, etc... during our last little feeding session... Gotta love it, I don't think I'll ever really be "clean" again - what with milk, spit up, and the previously mentioned diaper activities ... being a mommy is the best vocation ever, I absolutely treasure every minute of it!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008