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Monday, January 21, 2008

a moment of peace

Both the boys are actually asleep right now, so I thought I'd give you a quick update.  We're doing pretty well, everyone adjusting to their new roll.  Andrew is such a joy, and Campbell is the greatest big brother.  He even shared his blankie with his baby brother the other night.  precious!!  We've been pretty busy this week visiting with family who hadn't gotten to see Andrew yet.  We went to Lewisburg on Wednesday and Kentucky on Saturday, and I must brag on my children for just a minute.  They were both so good on both the trips.  I was a little nervous, but everything went well, and all the family agreed--they are the cutest little guys ever.  
But don't worry, things aren't always so easy and peaceful around here.  Andrew is not sleeping quite as well at night, and Campbell has learned that when Mommy is feeding Andrew, she can't go anywhere and it's a great time to see what he can get into.  This morning he tried to put a cheerio in the light socket.  Yikes.  But overall we are doing great and still can't believe how blessed we are to have these 2 great boys in our lives.  
One quick funny story to end with--the other night David and Campbell were in the den, and I had walked into another room for a minute.  I came back to see David making a strange face and sort of nervously pointing at Campbell saying, "Umm, your son wants to do something..."  What could he want that would make David this anxious, I thought.  Then I look over at the couch and see Campbell with the Boppy pillow around his waist, his shirt up around his shoulders and hear him say, "My feed Baby Andrew!"  Oops, how do you handle that one?  Well, then I had to have a talk with my little 2 year old about why no one could feed Andrew except Mommy.  Oh well, what are you going to do?!?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

doing great

Well, believe it or not, things are going really well right now.  To say that we are blessed is almost an understatement.  I feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.  Here's why.  First of all, Campbell is being the BEST big brother Andrew could ask for.  He loves on him and tries to share all his food with him.  So far we haven't even had any bouts of jealousy or anything.  He's a bit more sensitive than usual, but overall, he's done better than I could have hoped with the transition.  That is a true answered prayer, let me tell you.
And for Andrew, well, he's just about the easiest baby that there ever was.  He never cries, and if you knew Campbell as an infant, you know that we just aren't sure what to do with
 a baby who doesn't cry.  He's just so very content.  He doesn't even take a pacifier because he doesn't need one!  And as for sleeping, David and I have
 to be the most well-rested parents of a newborn.  The last 4 nights, he has gotten up twice each night to eat then fall directly back to sleep.  I usually put him
 in the bed around 9:30 or 10:00 for the night, and then I have to wake him up around 8:30 or 9:00 that morning.  Last night he woke up at 2:00 and then 6:00, so I guess technically he only woke up once that night.  I keep thinking the bottom is going to fall out and thi
s dream world is about to end, but so far, I couldn't ask for my boys to be any better
.  I've also been blessed with tons of help this week.  From my mom who came to stay for a few days then came back for the day yesterday, to my mother-in-law who kept Campbell and has really helped him ease through this transition, to friends from church who have brought us food or taken Campbell on special outings...the list just doesn't end.  But the number 1 name on that list of helpers has to be my sweet husband.  He has gone to work late, come home early, done housework, gone to the store, and pretty much taken care of everything we need 
right now.  My boys are very lucky to have such a great example of a Daddy.  I can'
t believe life is so good.  The Lord has blessed us beyond our imagination.
Here we are on our first little family outing--a walk around the neighborhood.
And here's Andrew in his car seat--don't you love that hat!

And this last one is my two sweet boys.  

Friday, January 04, 2008


This is Andrew...
This is Campbell...Don't they look alike?

Well, my mom and campbell just left after coming up to eat lunch with Chris Anne, Andrew, and me. Campbell tells everyone that he's a big brother and shows them his bracelet that says "Big Brother" that I asked the nurse to make for him. (he was a little jealous that the three of us had one and he didn't). He is such a good big brother and loves Andrew. He has kissed him a hundred times and has held him a few too. I'm not an emotional person, but when Campbell leans over, kisses Andrew, and tells him he loves him, it's all I can do to keep the faucet turned off.
Andrew passed his hearing tests today and his pediatrician says he looks very healthy. We are so thankful with the blessing God has given us yet again. For those curious, here is where Andrew Alexander got his names...Andrew is after one of my best friends in the world Andy Nix. We can't think of anyone better for him to look up to besides his grandfathers. The only other real option was him being the III, but Chris Anne's brother is "Trey" and we didn't care for Trip. So that's where the Andrew part came from. Alexander came from Chris Anne's maternal grandmother Martha Alexander Earps. She just passed away this fall, and Chris Anne was very close to her and wanted to give her this honor. I certainly agreed.
This will be my last blog. I'm going to retire from this point forward and leave the posting up to Chris Anne. She always has plenty of words to share ;)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

He's Here!!!!!!!!

Andrew Alexander Sciortino arrived at 1:08pm weighing in at 8lbs 8.5 oz. and 20 inches long. He looks very similar to Campbell when he was born. Everyone is fine, more to come later. Thanks for the prayers.



It's now 11:30 and she is progressing nicely. If everything goes as planned, he'll be here in the early afternoon. Campbell is doing fine at my mom and dad's house. When I talked to him about 30 minutes ago, he had just gotten out of the tub and told me "daddy, i'm naked". If Andrew is anything like Campbell, the next 18 years are going to be VERY INTERESTING. Will update again later...

Feel free to leave posts for Chris and I'll be happy to relay the messages to her.


Well, here goes nothing...

David here. I've never "blogged" before, but I know all you ladies do so I figured I'd try to make a few posts from here in the delivery room to keep all of you updated...

We got to Baptist this morning at 5:30 and by 5:45 we were already in our delivery room. This morning we have already watched the movie Rush Hour and are currently on Laws of Attraction. They just finished the epidural ( forgive my spelling, I was an accounting major ) and everything went fine. She is resting peacefully, and I'm right by her side ready,, etc. and twiddling my thumbs.

While I have the opportunity, I want to brag on my wife. She is the most loving, caring, Christ-like woman God could have ever blessed me with. Campbell, Andrew, Bogie, and I are the luckiest boys in the world to have her. Please pray God keeps her safe along with Andrew through this delivery. Will update again later...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

tomorrow's the big day

This is it. Tomorrow is the big day when we will go in to be induced and will hopefully get to meet our little Andrew by lunch time. Campbell came pretty quickly, so we can only assume that Andrew will, too. We've been talking about it for the last few days, trying to help Campbell understand what is going to happen. Boy is his world about to be rocked! But he enjoyed wearing his "Big Brother" t-shirt today and talking about his baby brother who is "coming to my house to see me." Who knows how much he really understands, but I'm sure he'll be fine. He is a very loving kid, so I'm not worried.

As for me, I'm feeling about a thousand and one emotions all at one time. I'm not nervous like I was with Campbell because I know what to expect. But I am more anxious about Andrew being healthy than I was before. But, I've prayed about it, and I know that Andrew is in God's hands. We would ask for your prayers for us as well--the more the better!

We aren't taking the laptop this time, so don't look for a post until Friday when David comes home for a little while. But we'll get it done as soon as possible. I hope 2008 is starting off well for you--we are blessed beyond belief right now. God is so good.