S: My First Month - DCC
BC: What Mommy's learned in the first month? I've learned to LOVE like I have never before. Thank you baby boy.
FC: Diego Cain
1: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful baby who was welcomed into the world by two loving parents and their family and friends...
2: We became Daddy and Mommy when our pregnancy was confirmed on May 28th 2010. | Baby Boy on 9-9-10
3: Our Baby | Mommy and Baby at 38 weeks. | Baby's due date : Thursday February 3rd.
4: Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. Length: 20 in. Day: Friday City: Santa Clara State: California Hospital: Kaiser | We Welcomed Diego Cain Castro into this world on February 4, 2011 | As he was placed on my chest, I said to him, So that's what you look like. Baby tilted his head up and looked right at me as soon as I spoke. He knew who I was instantly. I'll never forget that moment.
5: Diego's first days (In the hospital). | Feb 4 -Feb 6
6: Daddy caught us getting some zzz's.
7: Leaving the hospital.. beautiful sunny day during winter. Diego's first glimpse of sunshine and first time being outside. | Going Home | Monday 2-7-11 | Weather was in the 70's.
8: Diego's first days at home. We were so happy to have him home after 5 days in the hospital.
9: One Week Old | Until we experienced it for ourselves we could never imagine the utter joy this little baby would bring to our lives.
10: Daddy's Little Man
11: Mommy's Little Love Bug
12: Our handsome love
13: Mommy is snapshot crazy. I can't get enough of my boy.
14: One day he'll make it to the big apple. Nino Pete, Auntie Minette, and cousin PJ brought this onesie back from New York, it's authentic :-) | ...BUT
15: Diego's faces at 2 weeks old. 2.11.11 - 2.17.11 | I CA Most
16: My sweet boy, From the moment you looked at me I knew I would never be the same. I promise to be the best mommy. Forgive me if I'm not so great sometimes, it's my first shot at this . You'll be my best teacher, I'm sure of it. I plan to learn a lot from you (and already have in these few short weeks). My one wish is that you forever have happiness in your life. As much joy as you bring to my world, I want you to bring just as much joy to the rest of the world. I love you my sweet boy. Love, Mommy < | Love
17: Daddy can't stop talking about his baby boy. He can talk about him for hours, it is so cute. He is so proud to be Diego's dad and can't wait to show him all the fun things this world has to offer. He is already planning daddy and son trips. (Mommy is going to tag-along). | Week 3, 2.18.11 - 2.24.11
18: Nino Vince purchased Diego's first set of wheels. Lucky Boy.! | PACIFIER, don't leave home without it.
19: Sweet Cheeks | Those CHEEKS. I kiss his chubby little cheeks over and over again, They are just too cute and oh so kissable.
20: Baby boy born in the year of the rabbit, enjoying his rabbit swing - very fitting. | I just love this face.
21: Spending time with Daddy and Mommy | Beginning to smile at 3 - 4 weeks. I call him happy boy and he smiles bigger. If anything warms my heart it's his smile. | First smile caught on camera. Saturday Morning 2-26-11
22: His feet in Daddy's hands | Mommy holding his hand | tiny | Look how
23: His little body and itty bitty baby parts. | So tiny that his umbilical cord is still attached.
24: T | I | T | U | M | M | E | Y | M
25: Diego enjoying tummy time using his Boppee. | Tummy time is to help build his neck muscles so that he can hold his head up. He's a very strong boy and holds his head up for quite some time before he gets tired. Many nurses in the hospital told us he was a strong boy. He would fight back when he didn't like what was gong on. Good to know he's no weakling.
27: Our first self taken family portrait
28: Sweet Dreams my sleepy boy.
29: Nina Bumz came to visit Diego. He's got so many people that LOVE him to pieces.
30: Our Bundle of Joy | 1 | M | O | N | T | H
31: First Month Highlights February 3 - I was scheduled to be induced at 8:00 PM. February 4 - 6:00 PM I had dilated 10 cm and began pushing. 7:52 PM YOU were born. February 6 - The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV (45), beating the Pittsburgh Steelers with a final score of 31-25. February 7 - We got to take you home. February 8 - First outing to the Newborn club at Kaiser February 14 Valentine's Day - First time Mommy and Daddy left your side. We went to get our taxes done and then enjoyed a Valentine's lunch where we talked about you the whole time. Grandma Anna watched over you. February 18 - Your first Dr. appointment February 26 - You begin smiling. February 28 - First Family picture (taken with my mobile phone)
33: Twinkle twinkle little boy, how you feel my heart with joy. | I take a picture of Diego everyday. I hope to capture his ever changing face. Oh, I can't forget to mention that Diego has the most facial expressions of any baby I have seen. He would be a great actor or comedian with all of his expressions. They crack us up. Pictures on the opposite page help show those faces.
34: First purchase we made after we found out we were expecting. | Baby shower cake gifted by cousin Denise. Baby shower was thrown by both Grandma's and all aunties. | Both were gifts from the baby shower. Crossing my fingers you'll be a 49er fan. | 35 weeks along. You would come at 40 weeks and 1 day. | 27 weeks along. | NT ultrasound at 12 weeks. First clear picture of baby. | In your first 9 months of life in the womb, Mommy was already capturing pictures for memories to share with you.