Monday, March 31, 2008
I have to show off the fruit flower centerpiece and the beautiful shower cookies they had for our shower. Everything was handmade by my mom's wonderful friends.
We had the most amazing host and hostess for the weekend (Thanks again, Tom and Doreen!) - they always make us feel like we're at home.
Thank you all for coming and all the wonderful gifts for Dominic! It was so good to see everyone and we had such a good time during our visit!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
And may the sun shine warm upon your face.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Somehow, almost overnight, every electric cord, laptop, remote, even the cat now has a bright neon sign that says "PLEASE PULL ME". Within an hour of Dominic figuring out he could crawl, he found the electric cord to the lamp in his room, the cable cord coming out of the wall in the living room and hit his head twice on the tv stand. What's going to happen when he's crawling at full speed?
Friday, March 14, 2008
My friend, Peg, made this amazing cake. It was so cute, I didn't want to cut it!
Thank you guys so much, not only for the shower, but for the support over the last year!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Dominic has been going around in circles on his belly. Tuesday we went to visit my parent's and within minutes of being there he was up on his knees and rocking!
This is where he usually ends up right now:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
On another positive note, I heard back from the doctor and all Dominic's tests are clear - TB, parasites, bloodwork, etc. We have a few more appts for hearing, eyes and development, but all is well so far!
Also, a second tooth started coming in this weekend!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I think Dominic got his first tooth tonight!
We play a game making funny noises with our fingers on our lips and occasionally he'll let me put my finger in his mouth to check out his teeth. Imagine my surprise this evening when I stuck my finger in and felt something very sharp push through! It almost looks like a little slit on the top of his gum - you can't see it in this picture.
Aside from the shower pictures, here are my favorites from the weekend:
Things have been much better the last few days. The screaming is becoming less frequent (maybe it was teething related?) and Dominic and I continue to bond.
I knew he would learn things quickly, but it seems like he does something "new" every day. He gave kisses when he came home, but they seem to be more frequent and are given more freely rather then when requested. Wednesday right before bed he discovered the art of blowing raspberries and various other spit infused noises. Though perhaps rude, I LOVE it! Much better than the screaming! He also has begun "calling" the cat by meowing or whispering something that sounds like "kee-kee". All this in less than 2 weeks!
When I started this process, there is no way I could have imagined a more perfect match. Every day I look at him and think how lucky I am and how amazing things work out in this world.
Dominic enjoyed visiting with everyone and got some wonderful gifts!
And then THE CAKE. It was really good and since Dominic ate all of my piece, I had to have seconds! ;) He loved both the icing and the actual cake!
The first picture of "Nanny" and all the grandkids -
Dominic loved playing with them and Adrian and Aleshia helped him play with some of his new toys.
Jacob was so excited to be on camera duty during the shower and captured some great shots!