S: Enrique Maldonado
1: My precious little baby I have loved you from the start You are a tiny miracle Laying closely in my heart Each day I feel your presence Each day you quickly grown Each day your heart beats softly as only I could know So I'll keep this in a special place and remember each year through Of this very special time of life The months I carried you | My First Picture the "Ultrasound"
2: Baby Shower
3: Grandma and Tia Mona helping mom | Lots of clothes | Melva helping mom
4: Welcome my precious baby boy. You were a week overdue. I'm so happy that you're finally here. | My heart, my soul, my joy, my boy, my pride, my everything
5: You cried when you were born and naturally latched on and nursed and nursed, my precious
6: The Best things in Life are worth waiting for | Born Dec. 6, 2010 7lbs 13oz at 6:20 pm
7: Not so happy at the hospital during your first bath | My First bath
8: "A brother is a gift given by Nature"
9: Brothers for life | Thank you Lord, for these blessings of my three boys. Guide them to love, understand and help each other and appreciate the blessing of brothers.
10: "All for one and one for all My brother and my friend What fun we have The time we share Brothers 'till the end." | Brother Love
11: Te cantaba esta cancion: "Porque te quiere, yo tanto Enrique mio, tanto tanto. Te abrazo y no me canso de abrazarte, no me canso, eres todo para mi, Eres mi alegria."
12: 100% Mama's Boy | "You are so precious to me, sweet as can be, baby of mine"
13: A Perfect blessing is a child, with coos so soft and temper mild, a baby truly is a gift. Sweet smiles can make your spirits lift.
14: So many pressures in our lives, but when the little one arrives, It's like a breath of fresh air and an answer prayer
15: Rub-a-dub-dub, Look who is in the tub | Family Jewels | BATH TIME
16: BOTTOMS UP | You make us smile, silly boy, my sunshine. Gracias por tus sonrisas
17: El Nuevo Bebe Que Orgullo | Enrique, tu eres el mejor regalo que Dios nos a dado
18: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | You look like an angel when you're asleep, My angel baby. Te cantaba esta cancion: Mimis con mi mama, Mimis en mi cuna, Mimis en la noche Mimis me voy yo.
19: My "mini me." You are definitely your mama's child. I love looking into your beautiful eyes. | Mira esa cara tan linda. Me encantan tus ojos tan lindos. Mi prequeno bebe.
20: Mi taquito de Ojo, My eye candy
21: Que ricos somos de recibir muchas sonrisas preciosos de ese hermoso prequeno
22: I love all those sweet expressions of that precious little face
23: Oh My Goodness, look at those chubby cheeks and those precious hands.
24: Mama loved taking pictures of you. She loved to dress you up. | What a Doll!
25: Teething Time Fingers in my mouth for some relief and smiles instead frowns!
26: My Boy, My Blessing | A moment in tummy but a lifetime in my heart. Love is in the air..... Thank you God for expanding my heart with my boy
27: Alert and Ready to Go | You had Rosacea and had redness on your face and body | You enjoyed riding in the car and loved your carseat
28: At 2 months, we put you in the swing and you loved it. Daddy made sure you were safe by placing folded covers on each side so you don't slump over. | Swing Time
29: "What A Life Eating Sleeping Playing... And Being Cute" | Picture Time Mom and brothers where taking pictures of you for your baptismal invitations
30: We have the pictures, Adan took this and he was so proud
31: Irresistibly cute We had so much fun taking pictures of you, your brothers were really excited and involved
32: Loved by All | Hoy las flores tienen un color especial, los pajaros cantan mas, el sol brilla con una nueva fuerza, y esta noche las estrellas sonreiran en nuestra casa
33: Me and Dad | You are blessed to have such a great dad. He loved to make you laugh and you would love it when he would hold you up. You would crack up in laughter
34: You were so loved and everyone wanted to hold you. We are blessed to have a big family and you are the new member. | Maldonado's Love
35: Your favorite Toy | Your favorite toy was a ball, any ball would do. Here you are at Adan's basketball game, happy with a basketball in the benches.
36: Priceless Pictures | You loved lollipops. Here you are the day after Halloween crawling towards the candies and happy with one in each hand.
37: The Cutest Tiger Ever | Your first Halloween. We went to your aunt Mona's and everyone went trick-or-treating. We stayed at her house since it was so cold. You crawled towards their candy bag
38: Picture Time Tiger | You crawled everywhere and started at 8 months.
39: Look at you helping yourself towards the candy. You are such a smart little one. You are holding on to the table already. You are so strong.
40: My Baptismal | Mi madrina me vestio y mis primas estaban ayundandole.
42: Enrique you were observing everyone around you and seemed overwhelmed by the attention. You looked like an angel sent from heaven in your white tuxedo. | All Dress up and Ready to go
43: Holy Family Catholic Church | Altar | Entrance | Outside
44: My Family who attended my baptismal | Everyone wanted to hold the angel in the white suit.
45: Hoy recibes el sagrado sacramento del bautismo | En este día especial, la luz de Dios se encenderá en tu corazón... Para iluminar todo el camino de tu vida! | Que la luz especial que leega hoy a tu vida, brille por siempre en tu corazon
46: Blessing to Enrique | Que Dios te bendiga hijado y siempre
47: Con mis padrinos y mis padres
49: Doy Gracias a Dios por mis padrinos por guiarme en el camino de la luz.
50: Time to celebrate! Food, cake, gifts, and all the guest. Lets get this party started!
53: I'm with my mommy, my favorite person, opening all my gifts. Clothes, clothes, and more clothes. Finally a toy, yuppie!
54: Gifts for Me!!
55: Enrique, December 6, 2008, I went to Adan's basketball game and the end-of-season party at Dion's. I didn't feel good and was having frequent contractions. When we got home at 1:30 pm, I took a nap. You grandma Antonia came to visit and told me to drink manzanilla. She left at 3:30 pm. I went to the bathroom and notice that I was bleeding and my water broke at 4pm. We dropped the kids with you aunt Mona and went to the hosptial at 5:00pm. Your aunt couldn't resist and she was at the hospital at 6:00pm. You were born at 6:20pm. We were so happy. Your aunt wanted to be a midwife after she witnessed your birth and teased me for being so calm and quiet. You were born Dec. 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm. You had brown hair and clear blue eyes. You received compliments all the time on your blue eyes and your dimple. When you were born, you were crying. I was so happy and relieved that you were finally here. You were overdue and you were scheduled to arrive Dec. 1.. Everyone thought you looked like your mom. The day we left the hospital was around 11:00 am, we needed to pickup Andres from head start at 11:15 am The sun was out but it was still cold outside. You kept me up all night since you wanted to nurse. My milk wasn't in yet and you were hungry. On Dec. 9, you had an appointment at 9:30 am and you weighed 7lbs. They tested you for jaundice since you appeared yellow. You didn't even cry when you were poked and were squeezed from your left foot. The nurse wasn't able to get enough blood. We got a call to go back at 4pm, mom wasn't happy. We gave you your first bath and you were upset. You would sleep 4 hours from 8 pm - 12 pm and would wake up to nurse At two weeks, you weighed 8lbs 4oz.
56: Your first Christmas, we went to my brother's Chuy's house, and you had just gone to sleep but everyone wanted to hold you so you woke up. Then we went to your grandma's house and you were up the whole time. Your first outing was Laura's wedding, I nursed you before and after the church and it was the coldest day. You sleep the whole reception even with the mariachi's singing next to you. I was so proud of you. We were all so in love with you. Andres would say that he loved babies I felt so much love and joy for my baby. At one month, you were holding your head up. We put you in the bouncer and you loved it and were mesmerized by it. You would smile and make noises. Mom would love to sing to you. The kids started school after Christmas break and we would go for long walks since Andres was in school for only 2 hours. At 2 months, you were sleeping for 5-6 hours. You got your first shot and cried. You weighed 12 lbs and mom was happy since she would worry that you weren't nursing enough. Adan loved to tease you and hold you. He was so happy. He was in 5th grade and his teacher, Mr. Beg, said that everytime he asked about the baby, he would smile and was excited. Sometimes you would get mad at Adan since he would tell you in a stern voice, "Be aggressive." You would look at him in a serious mean look and we would laugh. It was hilarious and Andres, of course, wanted you to react the same way and would try to upset you. I started working from home on Thursdays and Fridays. I went to work for a meeting and Wednesday, and you stayed home with your dad. You gave him a hard time, he was stressed out. You didn't nap and were fuzzy. Mom left you at your aunt Mona's for 2 hours since she had a presentation for the Manos program. You cried for 30 minutes and gave her a hard time. You wanted to nap.
57: At 3 months: Gosh! You are heavy. When I pick you up at night, I felt it. You're so adorable. You are such a good baby and sleep 7pm - 7am and wake up at 3am for feeding. As soon as I hear you, I pick you up because you need to nurse. During the day you don't nap as much only 1 hour. You sit next to us on your high chair during dinner. You don't sit up but are firmer. Adan and Andres get upset if you aren't in between them so they can see you. Sometimes I think it is another excuse to argue. You love sitting up in your highchair. I place you in your crib when I exercise upstairs and you love looking at your mobile. At 4 months: You took your first pictures with your brothers and were tired and ready for a nap. Dad was able to make you laugh once. You looked adorable. You weighed 17lbs. Your dad took you and he said you were so happy with the doctor and were laughing out loud until you got your shot, poor baby. Daddy started his sabbatical and will be home with you and Andres for 2 months. You lucky kids. You have the best dad and I"m proud because I choose him. You and dad and doing fine without me, I'm jealous. I'm back at work and I miss you. It is bitter sweet because I'm happy you are bonding with your dad. He discovered how to nap you in 5 minutes, he is good. He swaddles you and makes sure the blanket covers your head. You guys went fishing and Andres caught his first fish. Easter morning, you woke up and were so happy I got you an easter basket with scrabble game for everyone, heresy, stuff animal and Holly got a hold of it. Adan and Andres got mini basket balls, chocolate, (lion and frog stuff animal), football and bow and arrow. It was windy and cold so we stayed inside and hide eggs in the house. Towards the end of the month, you were grabbing your foot and putting it towards your mouth. Not sucking yet. You've had a few rough weeks at night, You were yelling in the mornings and making "aah" sounds. You started cereal and loved it. You would open your mouth wide and make noises. At 5 months, you are sucking your precious little toes, cutie pie! How adorable to watch this magnificent creature grow. You are also trying to sit up and will go grab toys that catch your attention. You brothers are still in "aw" with you and so are we. You are drinking 3.5 oz every 2 hours and wake up at 3pm and are ready to sleep by 7:30pm. We have been enjoying the outdoors and you love it. The dogs lick your sweet feet.