Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Miracle

I found Ashley's blog, a few months, before I got pregnant with Gabi. I LOVE it!! She is honest, straight forward, and posts about real life. I thoroughly enjoy reading Little Miss Momma.

Recently, Ashley has been posting less and less. Which is totally understandable. She's expecting baby #2. A little boy. And is having a tough pregnancy. I can relate. During my first pregnancy, I'm almost 100% certain, I was sick 95% of the time. It was horrible! There were plenty of days, when I didn't get out of bed. I couldn't stand the sight or smell, of food.

I'm not crazy. I know, that not every pregnancy is perfect, goes by the book, or is some sort of fairy tale. Sals is a good example of that. My poor friend, had 4 tough pregnancies. That left her on a long bed rest. But I'm positive, that she was OK with it. Sals never complained. She was so happy, to be pregnant. Adding to her family. Just like I was, and am.

That's why this post, just shocked me! I mean, really? Not just the post, but the comments. I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes here. But pregnancy isn't that bad. And I'm having a tough 2nd pregnancy too!

Just look at Ashley. She was 29 weeks in this picture. At 29 weeks, I was still having "morning sickness." My hair, was permanently straight and boring. Most of the time, in a ponytail. As I hugged our toilet! I just didn't have the energy to do much more, than wash and comb my hair.

To me, Ashley is glowing! Reminds me a lot, of Anna Marie. They 're all baby! Glowing. Where I was bursting out of my skin. Being a smaller person, I think that just happens. My breasts grew and grew! They were so painful. Before the beginning of my 3rd trimester, I couldn't see my feet. My belly got places, before I did! Most of my shirts, had little holes in them. From me trying to cook, or bumping against things. The fronts would just wear out. But I loved every second of it!! Including the waddling!! :)

I read this post, and just thought. I was a little shocked. Really shocked at the comments. And decided, to put it on the back burner. Come back to it. When I was a little further along, with my 2nd pregnancy. But it's been bothering me. Today, I'm 10 weeks along. Still have almost no energy. Have "morning sickness," almost 24/7. But I could never feel like this...

I guess, everything about this post, and the comments, just shock me!! Since I can remember, I've wanted kids. When Gabe and I were in college, some nights the only thing that got me to study, was dreaming about the beautiful babies we'd have one day. I'm not lying! The entire time that Gabe worked in music, and we travelled the world, I just wanted babies. I yearned to be pregnant!!

With all of that said, and all of the horrible sickness, I LOVED every minute. of being pregnant with Gabi!! And now with our 2nd baby. Even on the days, when I could barely lift my head off the pillow, I wouldn't trade it for a thing!! Now, I just curl up in bed, with my sweet girl. And think, one day, I'll remember this very moment. When I cuddled Gabi, and was growing our 2nd baby.

I love watching my expanding belly, even my swollen feet. It's not just about the baby growing inside. Although, all those flutters, kicks, hiccups, etc. are wonderful! But it's about watching my own body change. You won't find me sporting a bikini these days. But I love how my body gets these soft curves. How it embraces the growing baby inside my belly. Makes all the changes, that are necessary, for this new life.

Even in the late weeks of pregnancy. When heartburn starts up. Cramps are almost too much to handle. Headaches and crazy mood swings happen. When my back is killing me. My breasts feel like they're about to explode. And the nights are just sleepless, because I can't find a decent position, to lie in. Even the very inconvenient shortness of breath. How in the world did Selena do it? 3 small girls, pregnant, and on bed rest, with the twins. She's my hero!

But even with all these "inconveniences," this is the most magical time in my life. I often feel bad for Gabe. Because he doesn't get to really experience all of this. It's an honest miracle. One that I completely embrace. And couldn't ever imagine, not enjoying it. To me, pregnancy is the most amazing experience, that you could ever go through. Even with the bumps, along the way. Even with hours of labor. I still love being pregnant!!

This post, is not meant to criticize Ashley, or her readers. I'm just shocked, at how many women, don't enjoy pregnancy. Enjoy every little part, of this magical journey. To me, there is nothing in the world, that comes close. And nothing in the world, that I don't look forward to repeating. Yes, I said repeating!! Even with the sickness. And the tough days, of taking care of a baby...and dealing with "morning sickness," Gabe and I want more than 2 kids!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Looking For...

It shouldn't be much of a surprise. I LOVE red!! I'm starting to think, it's a "Latina" thing. Most of my friends, yup, they love it too! And now that I've got a fair skinned, dark haired, little lady to love, I want to dress her in little red dresses! Just like this one. :)

Has anyone seen this dress anywhere? Or now where I can find it? I'm just in love with it! The color is perfect! The style is adorable! And to me, this is just perfect for spring and summer!! Now if I could only find it...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meet Zoe

One of the reasons, that Gabe and I wanted to move home, was so we could spend more time with Marianna. It was very important to us. Since we agreed to be her Godparents, we wanted to be active in her life. Not just a phone call, once a week.

Our Commadre is a good inspiration for this. She is very active, in all her Goddaughters' lives. It's super important to her. She makes special trips out here, for birthday parties, dance recitals, things like that. She can tell you what size, each girl wears. Favorite colors. The must have toys. And favorite characters. Wow! We only have 1 Goddaughter, and I have a tough time, keeping it all straight!!

As my pregnancy is coming close to it's end, I feel like we need to spend more time with Marianna. Show her, that she's still important to us. Since March, we've gotten really close to her. She stopped relying so much on her momma for food. Which meant, more sleepovers for us!!

While getting to know our Goddaughter, there are certain things that just make me smile. Girl loves her some frijoles! Like nobody's business! Gabe is getting her addicted to Bueno tortillas. Sorry David!! Marianna can talk your ear off. But it's the sweetest sound!! She loves her twin brother to no end!! Whenever Marianna stays with us, we have to call David Jr. (aka, "The Boy.") They talk for a good 15 minutes. Telling each other about their day, how much they love each other, and goodnight. It melts your heart!!

We're also learning, don't you mess with Marianna's Sesame Street time!! Don't do it. We have to watch both the english, and the spanish version. Even if, on the rare occasion, it's the same show. Oh, and don't get between Marianna and her BFF...Zoe!!

Yes, this rather ugly, orange creature, is our Goddaughter's BFF!! Her smile gets bigger, there's a twinkle in her eye, and those belly laughs grow...whenever Zoe is on!! Why Zoe? I don't know! But that's her gal!

We've asked our Commadre to make an outfit, just like Zoe's, for Marianna. One of her Christmas presents. :) I'm pretty sure, we've bought out Target, of all Zoe products. Gabe and I, are actually looking forward, to heading north. Hopefully, we can find some new products out there!

And Miss Zoe, must always be tucked in with Marianna. Yes, this ugly orange creature, is a MUST!! Don't forget her. It makes me wonder, what glorious character, is our daughter going to love??

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Little Ones

At this point, I can't believe how big our friends' kids are getting. Little Marissa is 4! Today is her birthday. Still in shock! I remember Selena waddling around our wedding. :) My friend, Maria from school, her kids are 10, 8, and 6! Where in the heck has time gone? I still remember when she first found out she was pregnant.

I know the questions are coming. So when are WE going to have a baby? I don't know. We may start trying for a baby next summer. It just depends 0n Gabe's work. And where we will be living. We just don't want to start our family while living here. Nothing wrong with Mexico, we just want to be closer to home. And friends and family.

In the meantime, we will enjoy our friends' kids. They are growing so fast! And have the best little personalities. We talk for hours about Barbies, Transformers, and Disney World. One day, we will have our own little ones. But for now, we are more than happy to be the tia and tio that spoil these precious kids. ♥L

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Planning a Trip Home

We are planning a trip home! Sanchoncito is too. With the work that Gabe and Sanchoncito do, it is hard to get away. It is difficult to take time off and to get to travel home. But we are ending a traveling tour. We have 2 weeks off, and we are going home. Well, the guys do have a show in Las Vegas, but it is close to home!

While we are there, we are going to Marissa's 4th Birthday Party! At least I am. The guys have to work. 4 years old! Girl is getting old!! We are also going to spend some much needed time in our Palace in the Desert, as my husband refers to our home. And eventually we will make it up to see our parents for a few days.

To tell you the truth, I am just looking forward to some time with our friends. The Matanza sounds too good to be true!! And it is green chile season. I can't wait to smell the fresh roasting chile! Gabe is dying for some Bueno corn tortillas!! Now, it is time to actually start planning this trip home. ♥L

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Time to Start

It is about time that I start my own blog. Gabe and I travel so much, that we don't get to see our friends and family nearly as much as we'd like. Living in an entirely different country doesn't help either!

We don't even get to talk to family and friends over the phone as much as we'd like. I rely on email to keep in contact with some of our loved ones. But it would be nice to have a place to document some of our life. I see a blog as a online scrapbook of our life. A place to share our adventures. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do! ♥L