Thursday, January 19, 2012

Back to Blogging... lots of news

My blog has been callign to me... Yes, it’s been – well way to long. So here’s a VERY short and sweet recap of the past year or so.

- I got pregnant around July. Anyone surprised? Probably not. Easier pregnancy than the first time - less swelling, same amount of nausea for the first 5/6 months. Less energy since I was chasing around Dominick. Look at those lips!

- Had a great summer, fall.

- Dominick fell and chipped his front tooth. Major parent guilt on that one since he was under my watch. He just fell face first off of the kitchen chair onto the kitchen floor and I was too pregnant to move quick enough to catch him. Tooth didn’t die… but it’s not pretty either. We decided to wait a while before we did anything to it.

- Visited Costa Rica with my family! Left Dom at home, but went with my mom, step-dad, siblings, and my two nephews. It was a great time. I was 7 months preggo, but still managed to have a good time. But no zip-lining for me but we had monkees sit on our shoulders! Did have some contractions while I was there – that was SCARY! But ended up I just needed to drink more water. So I took it easy – no problem!

- Dom turned two. Had a great party at our house – while I was 37 weeks pregnant. He talks and talks and talks. The things that come out of this boy’s mouth just make me smile! I’m so grateful! - Maternity leave from end of March till August! It was heavenly.

- We welcomed our second son, Rocco John on April 11, 2011 with a scheduled c-section. Great birth date! This was another “big baby” at 8 lbs 14 ounces and 21 inches long. He is healthy, easy going, loving, happy baby. Love him to pieces and he fit right into our family.

Here's my family getting their first look at Rocco!

- I chopped my hair... not sure what I was thinking, but I needed a change. And let’s face it – I really did it to hide the fact that I LOST tons of it after I had Rocco. It’s growing back and I’m growing it out once again.

- Took a trip to Nebraska to visist my extended family. This is the boys' first baseball game. Dom didn't sit for very long. Think we made it to the 4th inning.

- Lost my dear step-mother Susan to a horrible battle with cancer in October. It's still painful to talk about. She was a HUGE part of my life.

- Just recently got promoted at work. Minor promotion, but way over do. Takes guts to ask for a promotion after being out on leave... You are your own best advocate.

- Met several celebrities at work – Bethenny Frankel reality Bravo TV star (former Real Housewife of NY and mastermind behind SkinnyGirl products), various New York Giant’s players past and present including Victor Cruz, Former Miss America Teresa Scanlan (met her while she was the reigning queen) All of these celebs come in to visit the children’s hospital where I work AND I happen to be the celebrity handler so to speak. One of the most fun parts about my job.
Dominick will be three in March. Rocco just has his 9 month check up and will be one in April.

That’s it in a nut shell. Lots more to come.