S: Aiden Joseph Marino
FC: The story of aiden...
1: Were Pregnant! baby number 4 is on its way, im about 13 weeks here
2: All about mom and dad | Before you were born, lived two people who loved each other very much. They were your mom and dad | YOUR MOMS FULL NAME WAS: Emily Anne Marino SHE WAS BORN ON: December 3, 1982 IN Santa Rosa AND GREW UP IN: Petaluma, CA. HER SPECIAL TALENTS AND INTERESTS WERE: gardening, cooking, quilting, shopping ONE OF MOMS FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES WAS: On rainy Friday afternoons when my mom would pick me up from school because she didnt work on Fridays we could come home and she would make me grilled cheese sandwiches with hot chocolate while i warmed my feet on the wall heater!
3: YOUR DADS FULL NAME WAS: Mathew Marino HE WAS BORN ON: December 26, 1975 AND GREW UP IN: Coram, NY HIS SPECIAL INTERESTS AND TALENTS WERE: reading, expositing scripture and writing! ONE OF DADS FAVORITE MEMORIES OF GROWING UP WAS: road trips down to Florida...going to Disney world, and then on to Alabama to visit Grandpa Storey
4: A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone. | 4 months
5: Progress | I am now 5 months pregnant. I feel much better and the twiggles i feel now become real kicks! We have our ultrasound and...drumroll please, its a BOY!!! Daddy and Joshua are very very excited to hear the news, and now the score is even. 3 to 3!
6: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason | Months 6 and 7
7: YOUR FAMILY | YOU: Aiden | SISTER: Hannah SISTER: Isabella | BROTHER: Joshua BROTHER:_______ | MOM: Emily DAD: Matt__ | MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Janey Michael | PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Larry Judy | PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Carl Mary | MATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Ray Jo | MATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Norm Maggie | PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Larry W. Nancy
8: At 29 weeks pregnant, i hired a photographer who was just starting out to come take some pictures of my baby bump!
9: Oh Baby!!!
10: Progress | Daddy loves baby Aiden!
13: my baby is in me!!
14: There were so many things to do to get ready for you FIRST MOM WENT TO SEE: Megan Kirsch, CPM THE FIRST SIGNS OF LIFE WERE: hearing your heartbeat on the dopplar with Megan at 9 weeks MOM FELT: Wow!!! There IS a baby growing in me! SOME OF THE BOOKS MOM READ TO GET READY FOR YOU WERE: Spiritual Midwifery, The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy WE DREAMED OF YOU OFTEN. SOME OF THE THINGS WE WISHED FOR YOU WERE: That you would have an awesome close relationship with your brother Joshua, mostly that God would call you to himself at a very young age!
15: here is a glimpse of your goofy siblings so excited for your arrival!
16: March 1, 2010 I was 39 weeks pregnant. For the past 2 weeks I had been slowly but steadily dialating, and Megan had stripped my membranes. The weekend leading up to this Monday I had tried some herbal tinctures that pretty much promised labor would ensue! I was exhausted, HUGE, and when Megan checked me she found that I was a whopping 6 cm dialated! Which meant i only had 4 to go and i was not in labor yet!! So that morning I talked to her and we agreed to bring me into the birthing center that afternoon and break my water and see what happened. So, that morning we spent some time with our kids, loaded up our labor bag, and right after lunch time, handed the 3 off to Pam Orr (now known as Aunt Pam!) . When we arrived we decided first to try stripping my membranes again and have me walk around. I walked for at least an hour and nothing really happened. So around 4pm she went ahead and broke my water. Much to everyones surprise and relief contractions started almost immediatly after that, and within an hour I was in hard labor. Soon I asked to get into the bathtub. As soon as i got in the tub i began puking and feeling like i had to push. So Megan checked me and I was complete!! Exactly 4 hours and a few minutes later Aiden was born!!! In the water!!! I wasnt exactly planning on a water birth, but i had just gotten in mere minuted before i was ready to push, so i stayed put. Aiden did get stuck for a very scary 2 minutes and had the cord wrapped around his neck. But with the expert help of Megan he was just fine!
17: "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart" Jeremiah 1:5 | Aiden Joseph Marino 9lbs 12 oz 23 inches long!!
18: Welcome to the world lil man! Mommy and Daddy, big brother, and two very sweet sisters are so glad that you are here!
21: Aiden enjoys his first cuddles with daddy and nana, and then snuggles down for the long haul with mommy! Thank you to whomever it was that got me a nightshirt and some water...ahhh...much better! | Aiden enjoys his first snuggles with daddy and nana, and then settles in for the long haul with momma. Thank you to whomever got me a nightshirt and some water! Ahhh..much better! | I love love love you!
22: Mommy and Aiden arrive home from the birthing center on March 2nd. We get settled on the couch and wonderful Pam Orr comes over to make delicious and healing (iron!) stew for us. Soon nana arrives with the kids and they get to meet Aiden!
23: Isabella was instantly jealous and made her way on to my lap and snuggled in as close as she could get! She then grabbed my hand and firmly planted it on her cheek!!! She stayed that way for quite some time...it was pretty cute. Thankfully she was so cute then because it gave us something to reflect back on when for weeks on end after that she threw jealousy fits!!
24: Your name: Aiden Joseph Your name means: Aiden-little fire Joseph- Jehovah increases Aiden is gaelic and Joseph is Hebrew Why we chose this name: Aiden-because mommy loved it! Joseph-because we hope that Jehovah will be ever increasing your passion for Himself as you grow up in Him!! Fun Facts about your name: The A in A.W. Tozer stands for Aiden. Aiden was ranked the #1 most popular boy name in 2010! Other names we considered: Caedmon, Jeremiah, Gideon | Whats in a Name?
25: Big brother Joshua gets to hold Aiden for the very first time. Cant really tell by his facial expressions or talk what he thinks about him just yet. Hopefully this first meeting was the beginning of a "thick as thieves" brotherly bond that will last their entire lives!
26: When Aiden was just a few days old, Megan came over for a postpartum visit and to check on my very uncooperative uterus. While she was here she decided to give Matt a sling lesson so he could help me better with Aiden and still get something else done! Aiden liked it ok, and Matt was happy...but someone was not happy and that was Isabella. As soon as she saw daddy with Aiden like that she threw herself on the floor and started crying. It was her way of saying "that makes me sad, i want daddy to hold ME!"
27: M O R E D A D D Y T I M E | D A D D Y I S V E R Y T I R E D
28: A rare free moment for mommy when Aiden decides to conk out in the baby papasan chair. I sure wish that I had one of these!
29: Baby Aiden 1-2 weeks old
30: 8 days old
33: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news" Romans 10:15
34: "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever" winnie the pooh
38: all snuggled up for his first car ride. We ventured out to Sears to buy a thank you gift card for our midwife Megan. It was evening so we bundled him up tight. Mommy still was not feeling very well and so she and Aiden stayed in the car while daddy procured the goods.
41: TWO MONTHS OLD
42: Tummy Time!!
45: AIDEN IS A VERY BLESSED BOY. HE HAS TWO BIG SISTERS WHO LOVE HIM VERY MUCH! THEY ARE ALWAYS VERY EAGER TO HELP MOMMA, ALTHOUGH SOMETIMES THEY, ESPECIALLY ISABELLA DO NOT QUITE KNOW HOW TO BE MOST HELPFUL! ON THIS DAY THOUGH, THEY BOTH DECIDED TO KNEEEL NEXT TO HIM WHILE HE WAS SITTING IN BOUNCY SEAT AND TALK TO HIM, PET HIS HEAD, AND TRY TO MAKE HIM LAUGH!
46: Hey, how did she get in here? Well, I WAS taking some pictures of Aiden, but this cute girl just begged me to take some pictures of her too...I couldnt resist, could you?
49: 3 months
50: 4 months | Smiley cute buddy
52: our little football buddy sporting his first official boise state broncos gear, given to him by "grandma" Rosalee.
55: God has blessed us tremendously with a sweet, happy, smiley baby! Just about everytime that you look at him and smile, he smiles right back..! He only cries when hungry, and loves to play toys.
57: Time for church!
59: Aiden gets to eat some food! | July 2010 | He was so excited her grabbed the spoon and started shoveling it in!
60: it just never hurts to SMILE!!
63: Bathtime with Aunt Pam!
64: our buddy budderick, mr. buddy, Thank you God for such a smily blessing!
65: 6 months old
67: 11 months old | at 11 months old i like to eat anything meat, drink out of my sippy cup, crawl on one knee with the other one sticking up in the air, play toys with my siblings, and most of all i still love to be held by my mommy!
69: mommy, i know you think this hat is really cute, but did you really think that i would leave it on? no way you silly mommy, big boys dont wear fruffy frog hats!
70: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIDEN! whew, we made it to one years old! Nana brought you a fun baloon that you loved, and aunt Pam and Uncle Hugh joined us for pizza dinner. You ate like such a big boy and enjoyed every minute of the attention. When it was time to open presents you sat down and knew exactly what to do, tackle and conquer the paper and get to the goods! You got some balls, a firetruck ride on, some socks, and a savings bond. Also a fun puzzle
72: we finished off the great dinner and presents with cake balls attempted by mommy! they didnt look so pretty but they tasted great! Daddy helped blow out the candle!
73: its Aiden!! photos taken by Aunt Pam!!!
74: So time it was for Aiden to have his first haircut! I enlisted the help of Aunt Pam, who was quite sure we should just let it grow out! But anyway time it was..so we brought his highchair into the bathroom and attempted to begin cutting. but Aiden wouldnt have anything to do with it! We got one cut in and he freaked out...so instead we piled into the car and brought him to great clips!That experience went much better and he was pretty much completly still the whole time she was cutting-amazing!
75: Oh MY what a big handsome boy you are mr. 12 month old Aiden