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Today Paolo turned seven months old. My little newborn is closer to being one year old than to when he was born.  I feel so lucky to be a mother.  Having a sweet cuddly baby around is a constant delight and true gift.  Even with the cranky days and the poop explosions.  (Don’t even get me started there, what with the solids he’s been gobbling down lately.)

Here is my little man sitting on the floor, playing with some toys that, no matter how hard I try, are constantly contaminated with black dog hair.  At least Paolo will have a strong immune system, right?

Notice that is an action shot. Paolo thinks that my cell phone (as that is still my only camera) is the most amazing toy in the world. Whenever he sees me take it out or hears it ringing, he gets super excited. I mean his little arms start shaking and he tries to take it out of my hands.  And if he does manage to get ahold of it, it goes straight in his mouth.  And he often likes to lick the touchscreen, which is really nice.  And all of this happens really quickly, so I am surprised that he hasn’t actually done any damage yet. I suppose I should be more careful, but it’s so funny to watch him. He just loves it.  So you can imagine me trying to sneak a photo of him before he realizes that I’ve whipped out my cell phone.


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My little baby turned 5 months old on Thursday. I just can’t wrap my head around it.  At this rate, I’ll be dropping him off at college next week.

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Four months old.  Exactly four months ago I was huffing and puffing in a Hoag Hospital bed.  It is unbelievable that our little man has been with us for four months already.  It is a giant cliche’, but the time has gone by so incredibly quickly. Paolo is growing so fast. 

He’s huge! Already passing the 18-pound mark!  This week we were visiting with some friends who also have a new baby. Their baby girl is six weeks old, and a FRACTION of the size of our Buddha Baby.  She looked so tiny, maybe weighing a little more than eight pounds.  But this baby girl is gorgeous. In fact, Paolino could not stop staring at her; we pronounced her his first fidanzata. 

So today Paolo Main Dell’Anna is four months old.  I snapped a photo of him sleeping soundly this morning. 


The past few days he has started a new schedule of waking up to eat between 5-6am and then going back to sleep. If I am lucky, he wakes up again before I roll out of the house at 7:45.  He did this morning, and so we took a birthday picture:

He is the most adorable thing in the morning. He wakes up every single day with a giant smile on his face.  And he is such a schnuggler, too. We usually have him bundled up in his footsie pajamas with a Halo Sleep Sack on top.  I love love love these sleep sacks. They are amazing.  I still do not let him sleep with any baby blankets because I am terrorized by the thought of him kicking them up over his face.  When he is in bed with us, I cover him up to the waist with our comforter, as there is no way for him to kick that around.  So the sleep sack keeps him nice and cozy all night long. It is really a fab baby invention.

Four months old!

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