I mentioned previously that we took the girls out to an infant photographer to get some photos taken. They turned out gorgeous! Now to put together a baby announcement…
We welcomed twin daughters Emily Seacat DeLuca and Olivia Ivy DeLuca into our family on Tuesday September 8th, 2015 via a repeat c-section. Lisa and the girls are doing great and everyone arrived home from the hospital today. The girls were born a day shy of 38 weeks and weighed 6 lbs 11 ounces and 6 lbs respectively. …more about our story later but here are a few pictures that the hospital took…
Today i convinced Steve to take some maternity pictures of me with the boys. I’ll be 33 weeks next Wednesday so the girls are about the same gestational age as the boys were when Tiffany came to visit and took pictures of us. I really wanted a picture of the boys giving my belly a hug and kisses but that didn’t quite work out. Hard to believe we have less than 5 weeks to go…
Bloopers (Nate being his funny self):
This weekend was beautiful in Baltimore. We spent most of the day outside. The boys loved picking and smelling flowers and just running around in the grass. We got them a sandbox. To top off our good mood we finally got the front porch fixed, I found a contractor last Monday who was able to do everything by Friday afternoon (only 2 days of work). What a relief to choose a contractor in Baltimore that actually showed up to do the work AND completed it quickly.
On Sunday, Gracie was going to get a photo shoot since she’s the neighborhood dog of the month. So since we were all dressed up I was able to capture some good pictures of the boys looking handsome.
Grandma and Grandpa Seacat were just here staying with us as they head back to Montana (and then Seattle) for their cross country road trip. We were lucky enough to get them for a whole week. Unfortunately both of them were feeling pretty sick when they got here. Grandpa recovered in the basement and was quarantined to his dinner spot on the kitchen counter. Luckily none of the DeLucas are sick *knockOnWood*.
The boys fell in love with them quick as usual. Always asking in the morning if Grandma was still downstairs. Anthony made sure to grab grandma’s hand and “march” with her around the room with his new Mickey Stick. Nathan made everyone make-believe “rice cookies”.
Their trip went by way too fast. Lucky for us (unlucky for them) they were here during our 3 day potty training marathon (more later) which helped a ton with the boys.
Travel home safely. We’re going to miss you guys! We love you!
Friday was JR’s wedding. Mom wanted to leave around 2:30 to get there for the 4 pm ceremony because apparently traffic can be rough. Jake was on his way out the door so Steve jumped in the car with him about ten minutes before we left. When we were almost to the ceremony I get a text from Steve saying to get off of 417 because there was a wreck and Steve and Jake were stopped in traffic. Not sure how they were still on the highway, maybe they took a different exit than us. There was a good amount of freaking out at the wedding site when we told everyone the father of the groom was stuck in traffic with no ETA. Luckily Jake wasn’t alone and Steve was able to help communicate with us all on when Jake was going to arrive. The venue, Leu Gardens, was very adamant that the place closed at 5 pm and we had to be off the property by then. According to Steve, Jake almost walked and even thought about stopping a motorcyclist to get to the wedding on time. He was not going to miss his sons wedding. Luckily things cleared up and they made it to the site around 4:34 pm. In the meanwhile I helped with some photo distractions.
Wasn’t Savanah gorgeous?!? I loved her dress.
So glad Jake made it on time. They were even picked up by a golf course and rushed to the ceremony site.
The rest of the wedding was pretty uneventful. Nathan slept through the ceremony on Katie’s lap and Anthony played peek-a-boo with Sam. The boys stayed with a babysitter at Lonnie and Leslie’s during the reception so Steve and I got to do a lot of dancing. Everyone looked beautiful.
Congratulations J.R. and Savanah!
Aunt Katie decided to swing by Baltimore on her latest trip to visit her family. We met Aunt Katie, her mother Ellen, and West and Townes at the Baltimore zoo for an afternoon of animals. Steve and I decided it would be cheaper to just get a zoo pass for our family. It was $125 for a year and we could go as often as we wanted with up to 4 children and a guest. So hopefully Ann gets to take the boys with a friend every now and then. West was talking up a storm and took a liking to Anthony. They were so cute hugging each other goodbye. When we got home we took some pictures of everyone.
This was the first we’ve seen Townes in a very long time. He was a character, walking everywhere with his super red hair.
This was the best we could do as far as trying to get a picture of all of the boys together. Anthony and Nathan had just woken up from a nap so they were pretty grouchy.
Thank you Katie for going out of your way to come and visit us!