Today I am going to participate again in snapshot Sunday! I think that it is a great idea--since I feel that so often I talk about ALL of my kiddies--not just the ones that have particular stuff going on at the moment!
Today-my second born son~ Joseph Donald Dinello~
Ironically, Joseph's story begins with Darrin and I desperately trying to get pregnant. After we had Hannah- who was a surprise (a wonderful surprise!)- it seemed that it would be easy. When we were ready- we would just go ahead and have another baby.......
Yeah- not so much!
So we turned to lots of prayer--and then lots of fertility stuff- and finally after two years of trying- I found out that I was pregnant on December 20th 2001. This date was so significant to me- because it was the day that my Dad had passed in 1989- so I felt like he was sending me a personal gift!
My due date was September 2nd- but Joseph had other plans! He had grown soooo big. Most assumed that my due dates were off because of how big I was. But since I knew the exact day he was conceived-I knew he was just BIG!
Told ya I was BIG!!!
He decided to make his appearance on August 14th, 2002- almost 3 weeks early-at a whopping 8 pounds 7 ounces! He was perfect, chubby, healthy-and our first adored son! He was an incredibly easy baby--rarely cried-eat, slept...giggled....
and was bossed very early by his big sis!
Joseph continues to be an incredibly easy boy. He is ALL boy--and loves spending time with his daddy watching and going to Redskins games, watching Pitt Basketball, playing baseball, wrestling and basketball- and swimming in the summer.
He is VERY big for his age--and might seem like he would be tough. And he is. To a certain extent. This darling 7 year old also has the biggest heart. He is kind to his friends, his teachers, and most of the time his siblings. He is incredibly sensitive- and hates if he thinks that anyone is mad at him. He rarely gets in trouble--he is just a kind, adorable, cherished, son.
I am so proud of him. In the way that he treats Sam especially. He will sit and rub his head while I change his bandages. He always is giving him big hugs and kisses- and always makes a big deal of saying that people that have differences are the same as anybody. He is incredibly defensive of his brothers and sisters.
And is most certainly a Daddy's boy--but can still be found curling his long legs up in Mommy's lap for a snuggle.
He is our long awaited, much adored, incredibly loved son!!
till next time...