Sunday, May 15, 2011

Samantha Maria Ciccone - May 8, 2011

Oh what a beautiful baby she is.
She arrived as a sweet Mother's Day gift to me @ 3:26 pm, born in Topeka, KS, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz., 10 fingers and 10 toes.  She's healthy and beautiful.  Her delivery was quick and smooth.  She has a perfectly round head and has been eating, pooping and sleeping right on schedule with her age.
Moments after Samantha was born

Samantha's first bottle

Family of 5

Big brother

Josiah tries to help feed his sister

cuddled up in a blanket great gramma darsie made
We were able to take her home from the hospital just 24 hours after she was born.  All the necessary paperwork had been signed, the judge had awarded us temporary custody and the Dr. had cleared her for a healthy baby release to go home.

Since we got home, she has been easy, relaxed and doing everything she should be.  Her cord fell off today, so, we don't have anything to be 'concerned' about or watch any longer.  Exciting things for an infant!!
stories with auntie lori

stories with mom
napping with auntie lori
Auntie Kirsten comes to visit
She's had lots of visitors, including Auntie Lori, who drove down from MN for a day.  We are looking forward to Gramma Pam & Grampa Rod coming to visit next weekend, followed by The Ciccone Clan the following weekend, then Auntie Lori, Uncle Bryan and her cousins the next weekend.  The fun is never ending!!

Big Brothers watch over her
We love her to pieces and look forward to the many years of smiles she will bring.  Our Sweet Samantha!!


june said...

Hi from the Becklins!

I was just thinking of her and your email posting popped up:)

She is so beautiful. Can't wait to see her at Beth and Matt's wedding.

It is fun to see the pics of the boys with her. Caleb the protective one - it shows in how he holds her and looks at her. Josiah the helpful one - by her side if she needs him.

Love it all. As your family grows it continues to amaze me how God finds a way to bring blessings when we least expect it.

Hugs to all,


Angela said...

I am so very excited for you all! What a beautiful gift from God! Colton and her are so close in age! :)


Angela said...

How long will you be in town for Beth's wedding? We can not go as we are at Nationals for dance June 13-June 20. Maybe if there is an overlap, we can get together. Would love to see your new princess and have the kids play. :)

Let me know by email or facebook.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this important part of your life! I am so happy for you and your wonderful family! May Samantha bring you many blessing!
Margaret Start

Anonymous said...

Samantha is absolutely beautiful! I especially love the pictures with her big brothers.

Emily said...

Congrats!! Samantha is adorable. And I love the name. :)

Blessings to you both!

Emily and Troy

BT Laurie said...

Love all these photos! I have been thinking about all of you. Today is our girls birthday - and we can't be together, but lots of "ah, the memories" moments for me today.
Hi to my buddy Caleb and brother Josiah!