Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Here is the beginning of the adventure that marks the milestone in our lives of going from a family of three to a family of four! Late on the evening of January 16, 2010 my water broke at home. Still I wasn't having any consistent labor contractions. I called the doctor to see what I needed to do. He said if nothing has happened in 4-6 hours to come on to the hospital. If labor kicks in on its own I could labor at home for awhile then come in to the hospital as planned. So, I just figured I'd go to bed without setting the alarm thinking my labor contractions would wake me up in due time. NOPE!!! They never kicked in, and I got my last good night's sleep, waking up at 7am! So, I had a nice breakfast, casually got cleaned up, and Mario and I drove to the hospital to have our baby!

Me and Anthony before leaving for the hospital

Our family of three for the last time!

Lucas Paul Mammina
7 pounds, 2 ounces
18 3/4 inches
born January 17, 2010 at 6:14pm

Yes, the mohawk is natural!
The nurses even tried to smooth it down with some lotion, but it wanted to do its own thing.
My sweet boy can have his mohawk as long as he wants!

Daddy loving on his new baby

Swaddled and cozy

"Dr. Goebel came to check me out...He thinks I look perfect!"


Anthony meets little brother Lucas for the first time

PaPa and Lucas

MeMe and Lucas

Anthony was more interested in "talking" on the unplugged telephone than he was in looking at the baby!

"Showing off my BIG BROTHER shirt"

sweet sleep

Why do our own babies feel so comfortable in our arms???

Ready for the ride home

Home at last

Kisses from sweet big brother

Chillin' on my boppy

Sending my love


Aaron, Lacey, and Audrey said...

Awe, he is so sweet :) he looks a lot like Anthony I think. Very handsome! And I love that hairstyle ;) so glad you had such a smooth and easy delivery. Congratulaions!

Justin & Mandy Payne said...

ahhhh!!!! So beautiful, Mel! I can't wait to come meet him! He looks like Anthony a little, but it's so neat to see he has a whole other look that is unique to him too! too perfect.

Kelly Stovall said...

Oh Melanie - He is absolutely beautiful!!! I have been thinking about you lots and can't wait to hear all about it! What a sweet boy! We are so happy for you all!

Mary Beth said...

He is just precious!! I am glad he finally arrived and that y'all are doing well!!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness!! How sweet he is so precious! Your family is growing i enjoy seeing the wonderful pictures ... oh how i miss seeing you and mario !!! I cannot wait to see anthony and lucas

Katie said...

He is such a beautiful baby. Congrats to your family!!!