Monday, November 25, 2013

16 Weeks

I thought I'd change it up and go with a semi-serious photo of Santino, even though he smiled a lot during this photo session.
We had a busy week. Santino was baptized on Saturday. It was a beautiful day with our families celebrating this little life being dedicated to Jesus!
Santino did great and didn't cry at all during the ceremony. I will try and post some pictures this week.
I thought I'd mention that Christmas is exactly 1 month away from today. Can you BELIEVE it? WOW-WEE...Where has this year gone?
I am so looking forward to the holidays. I hope you are too.
Happy day!

Monday, November 18, 2013

15 Weeks

We've had sickness throughout our house lately, except for Santino. So thankful we are all feeling better and that S has been healthy! Here's what's been going on lately...
  • If I'm out of Santino's sight for too long, he starts to cry.

  • He loves to be held by Rob or myself and needs to be involved with whatever is going on.

  • S enjoys facing forward so he can see what's going on around him.

  • Just today, he was studying Maximus so intently as M was eating celery. Maximus loves this kind of attention.

  • When Rob and I kiss Santino on the cheeks and neck playfully, (over and over), he smiles and giggles.

  • The other night Santino was mimicking some of the noises that Maximus was making, such as "aaaaahhhhh" and growling noises.

  • Naps are becoming shorter during the day for Santino. He averages about 30 - 60 minutes at a time. However, if he is asleep in the swing and wakes up, we're usually able to get him back to sleep if we push him really fast. He'll sleep much longer this way.

  • When he wakes up from napping, he'll be up for about 1 ½ to 2 hours before he goes back down for another nap.

  • At night Santino goes to sleep around 9:30 - 10:30. He usually wakes up between 12:30 or 1:30 am and then again around 4:30 or 5:30 am to be fed and changed.

  • Santino still doesn't travel well. In general, he doesn't like the car seat and if we are driving, he likes going at fast speeds without a lot of stop and go.

  • He is starting to reach and hold onto things. He's not proficient at it yet, but it's fun to see him making the attempt. 


We love this happy baby!

Monday, November 11, 2013

14 Weeks

I'm loving all of the smiles and giggles I get from this baby. He's especially giddy when I put him in the swing and tuck him in, or when he's lying on our bed and we're interacting with him. Rob switched out the light bulbs in our ceiling fan to a very low wattage, so now Santino loves staring at the light.

He's starting to drool and blow spit bubbles. When he can, he enjoys chewing on a blanket.

Last week Rob went on a business trip, so it was just me with the boys. Whew...we survived! Maximus is always a big help. When it comes to changing Santino's diaper, getting burp clothes, or pushing him in the swing, Maximus loves to assist!

Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you to all the men and women out there who have served our country, past and present. We owe our freedom to you!


Monday, November 4, 2013

13 Weeks

Santino has been sticking his tongue out a lot lately. Practically all the pictures that I took today of him were like this.

His hair is growing and he's starting to sport a Mohawk. He's currently wearing clothes that are size 3 months, so I've had to put away some of the things he's outgrown. It's amazing how fast babies grow.

He's good at following people and objects with his eyes. When he wakes from sleeping he usually cries. But sometimes he'll stop as soon as he sees my face, which totally makes me feel loved.

Rob is such a great Dad! I couldn't do it without him. He is always so helpful and hands on with the boys, and also picks up the slack around the house. Things are much busier these days, but life as a family of four is good.

Have a great week!