|Gianna Marie 9/13/06. She was our precious conehead as she needed a vacuum to come out! I'll never forgot the "it's a girl moment" and meeting the little one I'd been praying for my whole life! She was supposed to be named Sarah until about a week before her birth, but my devotion to St. Gianna led us to gift our little Irish daughter with a very Italian name...and we're so glad we did!|
|Joseph Robert 1/22/08. I was very shocked that he was a boy. Although we didn't find out the gender either time, I was convinced that Gianna was a girl, and I was right. I had also convinced myself that Joseph was a girl. The feelings of disbelief and disappointment didn't leave right away, but I DID love him instantly. Now I am beyond thrilled that he is a boy as I am SO enjoying watching him grow.|
|Cecilia Rose (7/27/09) was my first "big" baby at 8 lbs. 11 oz. Although, her labor and delivery were much easier than the first two. I was so excited for Gianna to have a sister. I had read in St. Gianna's letters that she had prayed for her daughter to have a sister...so I did the same!|
|Justin Raymond (9/13/10) was born on his oldest sister's 4th birthday. How's that for a birthday gift? Cecilia was big, but Justin was kind of ridiculous at 10 lb. 1.6 oz. Even looking at this picture, he looks huge!! I was so excited for Joseph to have a brother. Luckily, toddler Cecilia had just started walking. Good thing...I needed two hands to hold this big boy!|
|Lucy Therese (4/08/12) joined our family on Easter Sunday evening. It was by far my easiest labor and delivery (somehow she was only 7 1/2 pounds!). Good Friday was such a fitting day for the worsening contractions that I experienced. Her blood sugar was off when she was born, so we were consumed with that instead of taking pictures of her on the scale. She looks a little happier to be bundled up anyway :).|
We'll see if I'm able to erase them this week!