Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our Sweet Baby Dylan is here!!

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He is finally here and we couldn't be more happy. Dylan is such a sweet precious baby and he is so easy, thank goodness! I prayed long and hard for this to be our "laid back" child and so far it seems our prayers have been answered. I guess only time will tell though. More pics and info coming soon! Must go feed little man right now

Monday, September 3, 2012

New Cousins!


I just realized in about seven weeks we will have baby Dylan here with us… eeks! I am now in major nesting mode. After cleaning out our garage, our laundry room, and mopping the kitchen, I now feel I MUST update this blog or we simply won’t be ready for the baby. Go figure.  I have decided to do some highlights of our summer since I can’t get to all I had planned to update.

One of the BIGGEST highlights of all was that Sammy finally got to meet his new cousins, Landen and Leah! My cousin Cindy has been living out a real life fairy tale the last few years and it has brought me so much joy to watch it all play out. She met the love of her life, Russell (who we all love, pshew!, thank goodness!),  and after dating for a while he popped the question this summer. Russell has two children from a previous marriage, who we had heard lots about and seen plenty of pictures of but with them living in TN we just hadn’t had a chance to meet them.

Thankfully Cindy and her new little family made it down to FL for a visit and Sammy was in nothing short of cousin heaven. He had not one, but TWO cousins just his age to play with. The kids got along so well and had an absolute blast together. It was love at first sight! He STILL asks when he can see them again and loves to look at their pictures. So thankful God brought them into our lives. We love you kiddos, hugs and kisses to you from the DeLucca Family!


AWESOME family get together.. Sammy’s other cousins Duncan and Quinten were visiting from GA too.. just so great to have our family partly together again.


How hilarious is this picture of my son? He cracks me up, loves having his pic taken!


My Aunt Sandra and Uncle LaVaughn, picture is not complete without my mom in it too! She and Richard were on their summer long RV trip, gallivanting around the US


My Uncles- Love these guys and their matching shirts! Sammy still is convinced that Uncle Stan is a “big kid, not a grown up”


This pic right here is what it is all about, the family dipping our plates in Aunt Sandra’s kitchen. Oh the memories, this pretty much sums up my childhood.


My happy boy!! He grinned ear to ear just about all day long.


Meet Leah! Isn’t she a doll? If only you could hear her cute little southern accent, she is such a sweetheart!


Cindy always requests watermelon on her bday! Happy Bday RP, love you so so much


…and her little girl wants to be just like her, pretty adorable huh?


I had heard all about Russell’s body building but I needed to see for my own eyes.. um yup, those are some big guns


It’s a hard knock life. Sammy almost fell asleep in that float


Two peas in a pod- sweet sweet friends for life I’m sure


Sammy with cousins Quinten AND Landen. Duncan escaped yet another picture but he was there, promise


Only took me a few min and I won her over, love my newest little “niece”


and finally a pic with Duncan!


Sam doing what he does best in pools, wrestling with ALL the kids at once. I have to remind him he needs parental permission to throw other people’s kids. He loves the workout


All ready for their first sleepover together


Leah conked out on way to our house but the boys chatted the ENTIRE drive, it was hilarious to hear their conversation as they got to know each other


All little boys who come to our house love the police car


Leah was a little apprehensive at first but then she got right into the driver’s seat too


The doctor is in and watch out b/c she is tough!


Dress up was so fun, I laughed so hard from the other room hearing their imaginations run wild. Sammy was Captain No Legs, Leah was the Doctor that he was trying to rescue and Landen was a police officer who was attempting to save them all from an evil shark.


Sammy turned bad guy- epic battle between good and evil


First time having a buddy sleep IN his room during a sleepover. It went great.. for about 15 min. Then we had some bed swapping and we ended up with Landen and Leah sleeping in Sammy’s bed and Sammy in bed with me & Sam.


Don’t forget to brush!


Thanks Aunt Debbie & the Chapman family for the doggy game, ALL the kids who come over love it


Making surprise Fathers Day presents for the daddies


They worked SO SO hard on the cards


and painted the presents


Leah wasn’t too fond of getting paint on her hands so I decided to put the girl to work washing the paint brushes. She LOVED it and wanted more so I emptied the water and gave her some real dishes to do. That’s right, send your kids to my house and I put them to work!


Landen is a budding artist, he was on cloud 9 painting



Some sand play while they waited for the daddies and then VOILA! The big unveiling…  the gifts were a success and both Dads loved them!


Friday, July 6, 2012

It’s a BOY!


Dylan 1

For those who don’t know yet, we are expecting baby #2 in just about 3 months!!!! He is due on Sammy’s due date, October 27. We are really hoping he will come early and if not that he will choose ANY other day than Nov 3 to make his grand appearance, I want them to have their own special bdays and not have to share. We have also been asked about our adoption plans and yes we are still VERY excited to adopt but it will be in a couple of years when this little guy is around two or so. We have decided to name him….. (drumroll please!..) Dylan Thomas DeLucca. Dylan is just a precious name and just about the only one we could agree on. Thomas is not after the poet but rather we wanted to honor my uncle Tom who has been such a big part of my life growing up.

Little Dylan’s arrival is eagerly anticipated! I had a mild moment of anxiety as I typed that we only have about 3 months left because I have NOTHING ready for this one. Really regretting not keeping more of Sammy’s stuff now, especially since the seasons would have been perfect. Dylan already has a little nickname for himself, courtesy of his big brother. Sammy had been calling him “Baby Quesadilla” and it just kinda stuck. Now that we have decided on Dylan, Sammy calls him Dylan Quesadilla. He is so sweet with Dylan already. He will pause from playing with his friends and run over to my belly and say “hold on, I have to kiss my brother” and then he gives my belly a quick kiss and is off to play. He also prays EVERY single night for Dylan.

Cutest brother moment yet- I was lying on couch and Sammy said he needed to tell his brother a secret. He came over, lifted my shirt up and got positioned directly over my belly button and whispered “ I really wish you would come out already. I love you so much”. My preggo hormones were raging and of course my eyes got teary!

Dylan 3Dylan 2

How we found out~

The above picture of the sticks brings back such funny memories! We were not expecting this little one quite yet and so it was a bit of a shock. I guess God agreed with everyone else that we were waiting just a little too long for number 2. We were thinking a spring baby would have been perfect but look what we discovered!

I had been feeling SO tired and worn out and had had another symptom, ladies you probably know what I am referring too. The only other time I felt that was the day I found out I was pregnant with Sammy so I thought, oh no, better get a test. I didn’t tell Sam, I just took it alone because I KNEW I wasn’t really preggers. Well the first stick I peed on turned out to be a free ovulation kit that came in the box, go figure! So, I had to go drink up and wait a little longer. I could not believe my eyes when within a few seconds of peeing on that second stick it read positive. So I figured it was a fluke and I took a second. It was also positive.

I went to the family room, told Sam I needed him to come to the bedroom alone and put on a show for Sammy. Sam came VERY EAGERLY and was already taking his shirt off, expecting to do the thing that made our sons in the first place! ha ha! Poor Sam. I told him no, it wasn’t that but I had something to tell him. Then I got all weird. I remember my face was hot and I couldn’t think of what to say and I must have sat down and got up off the bed about 4 times before Sam said I was freaking him out and to just tell him. So I spit it out and waited. His response? “No”. “No you’re not its wrong. Don’t worry, you are not pregnant. Ok?” “Don’t worry”. Then he left the room! ???

I was a little stunned, confused, not sure what to do. So, I followed him, told him to look at the tests on the sink, and he went in and came out. “They are wrong, you’re not. I don’t want to talk about it.” Ok. This wasn’t going well. You have to remember, at this point in time Sam was still living in Gainesville, away from Sammy and me, and we still hadn’t sold our Gainesville house. So, timing was a little off. We decided to go buy more tests and I took a total of 3 more. One immediately, then Sam decided there was something wrong with my urine and we should wait until that night to try, again, you know once my system had been flushed out of course. I waited, took it again at 9 that night, STILL Positive (DUH SAM). He then WOKE ME UP the next morning at like 6 am to tell me to take another one. FINALLY, after that last one, he agreed. Yes, I WAS pregnant. It took him a few days to process it all but he then became SUPER EXCITED, and God has provided. Shortly after this Sam got an offer for his job here in St. Johns County and he moved up with us. We are closing on our house in Gainesville in 3 days! God is good.. ALL THE TIME. Even when his plans are slightly different than ours!

Dylan 6

The grandparents all came to the appointment to determine the gender of the baby, so special! Sammy had been requesting a boy, so he was OVER THE MOON happy to have a brother. His names he chose for a brother were “Brady McQueen” and if it was a girl “Sophia”. Love his creativity.

Dylan 5

We bought this little outfit immediately following the appointment. I was feeling slightly panic-y about having two boys, thankfully my cousin Sherry called at just the right time and gave me an awesome pep talk.

Dylan 4

Dylan 7

This last pic is our little Dylan praying. =) I got to have a free 4 D ultrasound and this was our favorite pic. It amazes me how much he looks like Sammy when Sammy was a newborn.