Friday, December 11, 2015

One Week With Dominic

Dominic Julio Castro was born just seven days ago. Dominic is a name I have loved and I love its meaning: "belonging to the Lord." Julio is Victor's stepfather's name and the man our boys will know as their grandfather in this life since Victor's father has passed away. He is a selfless, serving, and kind. We hope Dominic will emulate. 

I am so in love with this baby, even if he is a more dramatic newborn than his brother was. By that I mean that this photo shoot took several tries, as you will see with his crying faces ha. He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and he is long. He's so skinny!
^^His pose: both fists up ready to go^^
If he's a mama's boy, I will know why. I have learned how fast fast fast this newborn stage goes, so I just want to snuggle with him all day, and he totally indulges me. He will take a nap with you for as long as you want. I think those luxurious naps will end when my wonderful mother in law leaves, so I am soaking it up!!

Now things in the photo shoot got...interesting. Joseph loves Dominic. Dominic didn't want to take pictures. So, our sweet J who loves the camera totally stole the show!! 
 ^^kisses for his crying brother^^
^^big feet, little feet!!^^

 If that wasn't interesting enough, let's try to get some with the three of us!
^^this may be my favorite. Real life^^

 These boys are my treasures. I am so grateful to have these pictures to remember this time in life that goes by so fast. Thanks to my sweet husband for taking them!


  1. They're too cute. Plus J is such a HAM!

  2. Both fists up trying to guard himself from his crazy brother! So cute

  3. Oh my goodness soooo adorable! Such a cute family!

  4. OH Annie!! These pictures are such a treasure. Your boys are so handsome! J is totally a little boy now, and Dominic is a beautiful newborn baby. You are right that those days go by so fast, so keep soaking in all the awesomeness. You are a beautiful mom.