Momma of Dos: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All I know.....

Today I felt like I needed truth. Truth.

I know this. I am not perfect. My husband is not perfect. My family is not perfect.

I strive everyday to make it all work. To pull it all together. But, I can't do it all without the help of the person who the Lord chose for me to make it all work with.

My husband.

4 years ago we vowed to pull it all together...together. To make it work. To take the world on. Together. As a couple. As man and wife. Without involving my mommy or his. Without involving my BFF or his. And ONLY involving the Lord. HE brought us here. He has held us. Together. These days life becomes more hectic, more chaotic and more of everything except, together. The only way to keep it together to work it all out. Together. Is to try your best.

God will lead the way. And in your life HE will Lead You. It's me and my husband for our children. The way it was my parents for their children and his parents for their children. We are Blessed and can only do our best. If you are a single parent, I admire you. I really do.

This song. I love it. I just can't enough of it. Read the lyrics. Look the song up. Think about it. Man and wife. Husband and Wife. Not mom and dad and husband and wife.... the Bible states it very clear:

Genesis 2:24 (New International Version, ©2010)


 24 This is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

I believe this mind set should be taken on before you get married. Before you decide to get married and flow into your marriage. I feel like it has been the only way that my husband and I have found focus, peace and truth....

Sanctus Real - “Lead Me”

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying...

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They're just children from the outside
I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine
They're independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying...

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I'm called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won't You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can't
Don't want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I'll show them I'm willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Monday, November 29, 2010

Admit it!

I have to admit.

The months in this year have taken me further away from WHO I AM. From the One I love and WHERE I SHOULD BE.

As my good friend Casey would say....DRA-MA! But, it's so un-needed. I know that. Now.

I embrace it all.

And move forward. Once MORE. Yes. I am human you know?

Well what a better time to embrace who I am, change and move on. Forgive and Let go. Then now. Easier said than done. I know. Trust me. I know. And to my friends, new and old, Casey and Kathy. I may sound like a broken record but I admire their compassion, loyalty and commitment. Their Faith and purpose. In my life and in theirs. Thank You ladies!  

Thanksgiving just passed and much to my surprise it was such a PEACEFUL day. I was surrounded by my family with much Love and plenty of laughs. And oh yes, the food. The FOOD. Was so good! So good

I loved spending 4 days at peace with my family, having fun, relaxing and enjoying. 

One thing that I did was watch Toy Story 3. Yes, I was one of the few that has gone this long without seeing it. But, as with everything around me. It was for a good reason. Life has been so hectic and tiring, that God knew when, yes GOD. He knew when it would be the perfect time for me to watch this movie. Give it my undivided attention. And well, I have seen 4 times now since last week Friday! I love it. 



The message. The story. It's awesome. Plain and simple. Awesome

My favorite part comes at the end of the movie and without spoiling too much and allowing those who have seen it my own personal take on it.

Here it goes: 

The movie is ultimately about; Friendship. I parallel it to MY friendship with God. The characters Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bulls Eye, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, the 3 Aliens, Hamm, Rex and Barbie all prove commitment to their owner Andy. Even though Andy is grown and no longer plays with them, they know that he is there for them the way they should be there for him. They are loyal and devoted to him. As friends should be. I loved this part of the movie. It's very difficult to find true friends who you can be yourself with and who accept you and love you for who you are. So, for this movie to remind children and adults that friendships can be everlasting and that all we need to do is have some FAITH in one another and move forward, was just breathtaking for me. The moment when Woody reminds them that they should all go back to Andy because he is who they belong to, that just leaves me in awe. Woody knew the real reason the toys got placed on the curb and no one believed him. When they too found out the truth. They felt bad and began their mission to return home, the place they should have never left! 

The next moment that just captured my attention was at that very moment when the toys had been betrayed and they were getting ready to loose all hope. Or it seemed as if all hope was lost. Where Jessie asks Buzz what they should do and Buzz reaches out and holds her hand and everyone else follows. They are ready to face the worse possible end. Together. Having "lived" a long life of lasting love, commitment and friendship. They prepare to let go and let God. And at that very moment. "The Heavens" open up. FAITH has reigned and they were saved. They never lost Faith in one another. I loved that. God is like that. He knows when we need Him the most and at that very moment He reaches out as our Saviour and reminds us that we should never loose HOPE or FAITH in Him. He will always be there for us!

I love this movie. 

The final moment and the other thing that got me throughout the movie was Andy. He grew. He grew to fast it seemed. In the end his mom holds him and he reminds her that she will always be with him. I have a son and a daughter on the way. I can't stand to think that one day..... and yes though my son is 15 months and my daughter is not born yet, the day will come when they will have to say good-bye. Being that I should, by then, be a good understanding Mother with FAITH and Hope that her children will be ok "in the real world", I will let go but I can't even think of that day! 

To say the least. I cried. I full out sobbed. I held my Santi and cried. To the point that my husband said; "What in the world is wrong with you!" When he saw the movie. He too looked at our son and said; "I don't want him to leave us." But, we know. Just like our parents have let us go and allowed us to now form our our family, make and learn from our mistakes, and "grow up".

Well we too must let go and Let God.

I hope everyone had as GREAT of a Thanksgiving as I did. And, that you will join me on this new journey and year in my life. I know God has great things in store for us. In the mean time. I am seeking. Seeking ways to get back to me. To get back to God. I need Him in my life.     

Friday, November 26, 2010

PROMOTION!!!!!

MY FIRST EVER FEATURE:

Rolando Huitron
the owner of Arson Entertainment and
Event DJ has asked me to feature his newest promotion.

Below you will find all the details for this upcoming event.

Don't miss out!

Especially if you are having a special event in JANUARY!

As an added feature; If your event is selected for this promotion, I will post about your special day and add you to my "Features of the Day"!!!

You can contact Rolando Huitron at
(281) 226-0858
or through his website at http://www.arsonent.com/index.html
or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humble-TX/Arson-Entertainment/133503256683695?ref=ts

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

How can I not?

How can I not be Thankful?

I have lived a long 29 years going on 30. I am Thankful for my LIFE. For LIFE in general. In those 29 years, yes I have had trials and obstacles but I have never fallen so deep that I couldn't get back up. Every time I have fallen, every mistake, every season has made me who I am. Stronger. With greater Faith.

I graduated from college in 2005 and in 2006 I married my Prince Charming. I am Thankful for him. For what he has allowed me to become; a strong working Mom. I am Thankful for his shoulder on which I have cried many a times. I am Thankful for his strong work ethic with which he supports our family day in and day out. I am Thankful for his loyalty and respect, he loves me and cares for me. I am Thankful for his personality, it's always so hard to stay mad at him. I am Thankful for his arms which hold me when I don't feel well. I am Thankful for his lips which always speak me up and Praise God when I am down. I am Thankful that the Lord gave me such a strong, wise and loving partner to be by my side!



In 2009 I became pregnant with my son and in 2010 I have conceived a daughter. I am Thankful to the Lord that after so many years of doubt and speculation He has allowed me to become a Mother. The most beautiful Blessing in my life. The breath that gives me life as I grow life within me. Being a Mother has changed my path, my goals and my life! I am Thankful for those tiny feet which pitter-patter all over the cold ceramic floors in my house. I am Thankful for those little hands with little sticky finger that grab for my face at 5am. I am Thankful for that little Man that call me "mama" and then "papa" and then "caca" all at once! I am Thankful for his laugh, his cry and his shouts! I am Thankful for the little feet and arms that pushing and pulling within me. She will soon join our crazy little BLESSED home!

I am Thankful for the "things" in my life as well. A home I can call my own, with 3 rooms not with 10 but perfect for  what each one of our family members needs; a warm room to sleep in each night. I am Thankful for my car which takes me places even if it clutter-clatters and puffs some smoke every once in a while, because it keeps me from riding the bus or walking the streets of Houston which are all too often cold, wet and dangerous. I am Thankful for my job which allows me to feed my family and pay my bills on a month to month basis. 



I am Thankful for all the other people in my life as well. My family; Ma', Pa', Sissy, Pelon and Max. I am Thankful for my nephew, Olin and his crooked smile. It's exactly how we should be crazy, out of place and order but in Love. My extended family from Mexico, the Valley, Houston and Michigan! Mis primas; Yoli and Fabs and Moni. Mis primos; Eric and Fred! ALL of my husbands family; his Parents, his siblings-Ale and David, his cousins-all the girls and all the guys! (Erica, Danielle, Eric, Mike, Nana, 'Quel, 'Fia, Yaya, Chuy, Mr. Edward, Gloria, etc etc etc.) I am Thankful for all of my Aunts and Uncles and all of Ricardo's Aunts and Uncles. Family is Love. Family is support. Family is chaos! But in the end, we are all family! I love you all. 



I am Thankful for all my friends; Casey, Yvonne, Alma, Clarissa, Twanda, Delana, Lola, Maria, Ruth, Edith, Teneshia, Du-Ha,Gabby and Kathy...and many many more! I may not see you or talk to you everyday but I love you and appreciate all of your support, your kind words, your slaps over the head and everything that your friendship has done in my life over the years!   



I have so many people and things to be Thankful for. I am Blessed. I am HAPPY. I am Loved.

Thank God.

I hope you have MANY many many things and people to be Thankful for.

Many Blessing to you and your family!

1 Corinthians 13: 1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Don't eat toooo much Turkey!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Year Ago, Today!

I started Blogging in 2008 when I was new to my current job and needed an outlet for daily stresses. Little did I know that I would love it and become a Blog addict. This was my previous Blog which I will soon be printing so that I can review and learn how much I have grown. I hope I can impress myself.

I started THIS Blog a year ago today.

My life was changed and I wanted to start a new Family Blog little did I know that my family would grow so fast. I am now expecting my second child a little tiny Pink Princess. Her name is being decided on and I am just happy to know I can call her a SHE!

A year ago today:

  • My friends were all having babies.
  • My son was 2 1/2 months.
  • My sister was 6 months pregnant.
  • I was experiencing Motherhood full on!
  • I had made a new BFF, her name is Casey. Today she is still by my side...THANK GOD.
  • I was getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband and my son!
  • My husband had been laid off for the second time in the last year or so.
  • I wasn't sure if I would keep up or could keep up with my Blog since I had a baby. 
  • 2 of my uncles had just passed away. 
A year ago today.

We shall see what a year from today will bring us!

Many Blessing to your family this Holiday Season!

Be Thankful and Give Thanks, God is Good!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fears.

Yesterday, I found out that I am having a little Girl to go with my little man.

I never really thought about it. Having children, raising them and keeping them safe. I just thought we would have children and live happily ever after, to a certain extent. I mean, I have 3 siblings we grew up just fine and we are all alive, healthy and happy!

Now that I am a mom, I worry. I think. I think too much. I think too far in advanced. I worry. I have fears. Of my children being hurt. Of their pain. Of their educations. Of their morals. Of their hearts. Of their souls. Of their Love. Their love for themselves. Their love for others. Self-respect and respect for others. Their Faith. Their Love for Jesus. Then I think. It's all on me and my husband. What my children think, how they act, where they are, and who they love. They will only resemble who my husband and I are.

Just last night my husband and little man where getting ready for bed...my husband kicked his shoes off and jumped into bed. Two minutes later our little man was throwing his shoes on the floor and laid right next to him. I walked in and my husband said, "I think I am already showing him bad habits." I said "Why?" He said, "I threw my shoes on the floor and he did the same." He was disappointed in himself and his actions. He then went on to say that he really needs to watch what he does, what he says and what he watches on TV from now on because he realizes that at 14 months Santiago already wants to be like Daddy.

Funny thing is no matter how far we are from each other my husband and I always seem to be on the same page. About it all. Earlier that night as I waited for him to get home from school, I was watching the news. Local and National. No harm done. I work in communications, I am used to media. Well last night was made a  real impact. As I sat and thought about how my son was sitting in my sight playing and how I will soon be a mom to a little girl, the news anchor stated "Nuclear Weapons". My heart skipped a beat and the worse kind of terrorist attack and take over played out in my mind in a matter of seconds. All I could see was my two young children in danger and me having to flee the country with them. You see what I mean?

Normal? Yes. Far fetched? I don't think so. In this world anything is possible. I quickly changed the channel and prayed. Prayed that God would watch over us and that no matter what His will would be done.

I moved on. If I dwell now. I will make myself sick. All I could think was. I have to be careful what I watch, what I say and what I do.

In the end. Yes, as adults our kids are sure to resemble us and follow our steps but they do have free will and God's will. They will be OK. I have Faith and I trust. I will also do everything that a parent can possibly do to help them, protect them, teach them, and guide them. In every good direction as possible.

We all have fears. How do you deal with them?

Friday, November 19, 2010

My "Niche"

This week I established that I want to take my Blog; "to the next level!" Whatever that means and entails? In return I have started doing some research and thinking of topics and different "features" I want my Blog to have. 

Just today I read a "Mommy Blog" where the Blogger established that one must find your "niche" before moving into the "Big Time". I don't have super "killer" photography skills, though if time ever permits I wouldn't mind taking a class or two. I am not a very studied or skilled writer, I don't think. Although, through college I had pretty good grades in my English classes and all those Psychology research papers made me famous; not literally but with my classmates and teachers. In the past I have been told, mostly by my Husband, a very bias critic, that I am an amazing writer. I think it's his way of getting me to help with his homework. I think I am average. But, working on it everyday, hence the Blog.

What I am and what I feel has become my passion more so in the last year is being a Wife and now a Mommy! If I had one thing to say that I was truly passionate about it would be my little family of soon to be 4! 

I love being a wife. I love experiencing God in my life. I love having a son and being pregnant again! These were not words that years ago, at say 24, I thought I would ever say. I was a very career ambitious person. A woman who thought like many at 24; that I was on top of the world and deserved nothing less than diamonds and caviar!

Wow.

I have changed.

Which brings me to my first passion; Jesus. I love God. He has done amazing things in my life and is a huge reason why today I am a Wife and a Mom! 

So, what would I say is my "niche"?

Family and FAITH!

A more thorough explanation? I would say that situations, people and things that bring forth an evolving and growing family and a stronger and more obedient Faith is what I am passionate about. Evolving as an individuals in every aspect of my life and growing as a whole with my family.  I have matured much more than I could have ever imagined and I have learned from every failure and mistake as much as I know I can. And, I want to continue to learn and grow.

I am a  huge advocate of marriage and Godly husband/wife relationships. My LOVE for God is what allows me to learn everyday that every marriage no matter how great could always use a little help. It's the little time of maintenance that creates a wonderful, lasting, and respectful marriage. It's about communication and passion for one another in every aspect.

I am also a HUGE advocate for education. I will tell you many times that I am a University of Houston Alum, it's not to brag but for people to know that I am proud of my accomplishments and wish the same education success to all other young Hispanic students! I can also then say that I am a HUGE advocate for; culture. My Hispanic, Mexican/American roots that is. I love meeting and hearing success stories of other young Hispanic men and women who are achieving everything and anything that they set their minds to! 

As for my Faith, I am making mistakes everyday and growing because of them. Learning, humbling myself and moving on. That's all I can do!

In all, I am not sure I have fully evolved into my "niche" but I feel like I am certainly working hard everyday to get there. Only time will tell.

Have you found your "niche"?

If so what is it? I would love to know!


On a side note:
I have my Gender Ultrasound Monday. Above all I want to see my baby again and make sure he or she is ok! I pray that my pregnancy continues fairly uneventful. Come next week we will know, if Santiago will have a new little Sister or Brother!

We are excited!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend and I hope everyone comes back next week to read more about the new adventures and ideas that my brain and heart develop!
 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

To "D" or Not to "D"?

It seems like these days I am either asking about the "D" word, or friends are telling me about the "D" word or I am witnessing the "D" word.

Discipline that is.

Tantrums. Rants. And outbursts.

Good thing my son can't add words just yet! Oh but the tantrums are VERY obvious and at times much more embarrassing than words. So, what to do? Well on my part I feel like A TOTAL FAILURE as a new parent. My son the 14 month old who not only drops to the floor and begins to kick, but also gives full swings at face if he doesn't get his way. Will he out grow this? If so, when?

My first response at this point is Love. But, does that mean I am condoning it?

As a parent who doesn't want to seems as if their child always gets their way, because in reality he doesn't. It just seems that way around others. What are my options?

Those of you who know me, know that I love to read and I will research this in every way possible.

I know that a major influence come from our culture. As someone who was constantly threatened by the "chancla" or "el cinto". Not because I had bad parents, I am sure I was being bad and my parents were young and frustrated like most parents in their time. But in return, I don't want to chase my son around the house or God forbid in PUBLIC yelling; "Wait 'til we get home te voy a dar con la chancla!" I am sure it will happen but if I can avoid it, I would love to know how. And, in listening to other mom stories, I don't want my child calling me out in public. My friend's son said to his mom; " Why are we going to the bathroom mom, so you can hit me!?" Clearly the child is not beaten on  daily basis but I am sure he is spanked and that's what he meant.

I want to provide love and security like every other good parent in this world but I also want my son to know when I mean business. I don't want to hurt him and I don't want to have to repeat myself everyday, although at first I know it may be necessary, the repeating not the hurting.

Which, leads me to my next point. Hurt. My son cries with such pain when I don't allow him to do something, as a new mom, it breaks my mommy heart into a million pieces. But, even as  a new mom, I know when the pain is real and when it's all about the "DRA-MA" because let me tell you this boy has drama written all over him!

My point is. Research is needed on my part. Patience. Love and LOTS of learning. I take in all the points from outside parties; i.e. my mom, my mother-in-law, my cousins, my friends with children, the lady at the store, etc etc. But, in the end it will be my choices that will determine if my son learns right from wrong, appropriate from inappropriate and when he can ask for a new toy or when he will need to settle for what he has.Which bring up anther important point.

Growing up I told myself, when I grow up and have kids I will give them EVERYTHING I never had, materialist things that is. As I matured and grew older, began working and EARNING my own materialistic things, I said to myself and then to my husband; "Forget that, my son or daughter has to work just as hard I did to get what they want." And, in the end I stand firmly behind that. Even if I had the money, which I don't, but even if I did, I am certain now that I will not be one to give, give, give, at least not the paper giving. I will love, love, love and remind my children that hard work and time will get them what they want and need. But, that you can't always have your cake and eat it to.

Life is too difficult for me to set my children up for failure by filling them with materialist wants and false sense of being what we are not or having what we don't have.

In the end. I think it all goes back to that same little "D" word.

Discipline.

That's my opinion. I would love to know what others think.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Long Overdue and a PROMOTION!

Many years ago (ok months) I promised to begin featuring new people, places or things on our Family Blog.

Well I am...You guessed it....in CHANGE mode!

Therefore, TA-DA!

MY FIRST EVER FEATURE:

Rolando Huitron the owner of Arson Entertainment and Event DJ has asked me to feature his newest promotion. Below you will find all the details for this upcoming event.

Don't miss out!

Especially if you are having a special event in JANUARY!

You can contact Rolando Huitron at (281) 226-0858 or through his website at http://www.arsonent.com/index.html or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humble-TX/Arson-Entertainment/133503256683695?ref=ts

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Disclaimer: I make no promises, representations, guaranties or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information supplied to or by the stated website or vendor. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim any and all liability with respect to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information supplied to or by this website or vendor and accept no responsibility for the reliability, and/or suitability for use. I undertake no responsibility hereunder. Please direct ALL correspondence in regards to this website or vendor to the stated contact person.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ready for the next level!

YES! Change.

THIS IS MY YEAR FOR CHANGE.

Many changes have already occurred but I am continuously evolving and moving on!

Therefore you will notice many new and exciting changes, I am happy and ready for them.

One huge new change that I was, "scared", to make in the past is language. Que? I usually post in English but I want everyone to learn and enjoy therefore from now on some post may be in completely in Spanish or  in both Spanish and English, what we her'in Texas like to call...Spanglish! 

Also, I want everyone to know MORE about who I am. I am a Mexican-American Houston born Mom. I will soon have 2 children and am a working Mom. As you all may know, I am a University of Houston graduate and I am very proud to be a COUGAR! Ha. Not that kind of Cougar but rather a U OF H Cooooooooog!!!!!!! Whoooooose Houuuuuuse!??!!?!?!?!?! WHICH BY THE WAY....Despite the fact that we are in HOUSTON, and that this city is inundated with UT fans and colors, my husband (ALSO A U OF H Student) and I found ONE, ONE UH cooler at HEB AND a small section of UH memorabilia at Target. What does that mean? MOVE OVER ORANGE AND WHITE...THE RED AND WHITE will soon take over as it should have years ago! Ok. I'm done. Ha.

I am just ready for new and exciting things to come and I can't wait.

I want my Blog to be an Everyday Blog for Everyday Moms! Nothing fancy just ordinary talk from an ordinary Mom.

Have a great day all!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh Baby!

Well next week I will be 20 weeks! Officially half way there! Whooo-hooo! I know, I owe some Ultrasound/Belly pics and let me tell you that BELLY...it's a growin'! I love it. I am starting to really feel movement and I LOVE it. I love listening to the baby's heartbeat at every visit, it makes my heart skip a beat. I fall in love every time a little bit more.... just like with my son!

Some updates:

  • At this point I have been LESS sick than with Santiago.
  • I do have Gestational Diabetes but I have Faith and I listen to my doctor.
  • I am 19 weeks this week...and counting!
  • The last almost 5 months have flown by mostly because this time around I began my pregnancy during an Election Cycle, as opposed to when I had my son I began at the end of the Presidential Election Cycle...it makes a HUGE difference. I have been so busy and will be somewhat busy until almost the end of my pregnancy, which is GREAT! Because then my days fly by!
  • I had LOST yes LOST 5 lbs and up until this weekend ALL of my regular everyday clothes and work clothes fit me but I have since gained yes GAINED 3 lbs of the 5 I had lost and well soon enough I will be loving my maternity clothes again BUT...with my son, I was only about 8 weeks when I had to start wearing maternity clothes..which BTW is expensive!!! 
  • Baby is growing good and his or her heartbeat sounds awesome!!!
  • In 7 days we will know....PINK OR BLUE...Violet or Green...Red or Orange! You get my point.
In all, we are getting SO excited..another room remodel will be in the works!!! That's good...little by little we are fixing up our house! That makes me happy....

We will be deciding next week on either a Big Boy Room or a New Nursery..... YAY!

Have a Blessed week!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chaos.

Who me?

Regardless of my usual scatter-brain-ness, some days are just crazy! None like mine I like to think, haha.

So,  yesterday was sheer chaos; without my family and friends to help me through the day, I would have curled up into the fetal position and never gotten back up!

It makes me so Thankful to have the women in my life that are currently in my life, they are always there with kind words of Faith or a slap on the head to get me to move on....BOTH are GREATLY appreciated! When they are not telling me how it is, they are making me laugh and reminding me that life is GREAT! That is also very much appreciated!

Today is Friday.

The weekend is here and I just want to rest and clean my house!

No big plans, just some relaxing.

I guess there is always calm after the storm....


Today; I am 18 weeks pregnant and Santiago is 4 days from being 14 months! I am in love with  my life; being a Wife and now a Mom has made me realize how amazing God has been to me!

I want to post my ultrasound pictures and some belly shots of this growing belly...soon...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

~Praise and Worship Wednesdays~

Yes, it's been a while.

Today, I want to discuss; "Choices".

It seems to be the theme.

"You have a choice -
You can either worry or worship.
You can either pray or panic.
The more you pray, the less you'll panic. Relax, because God will take care of you!"
~Purpose Driven Connection by Rick Warren
Choices come in various forms; pink or blue, fries or tots, fish or chicken, sweets or not, divorce or marriage, children or pets, friends or acquaintance....

As you can see CHOICES make up our everyday and in every way!

My biggest choices these days have come in the form of Diabetes; yes Gestational Diabetes.

I should have expected it but I was thinking happy thoughts the last 17 weeks. I suggest you become informed, especially if you are like me and everyone, YES everyone in your Dad's family has it and well you are genetically inclined to have it as well.

My choices is to be aware. Be active. Be pro-active. Be positive. Make GOOD health choices. And move forward!

What are you choices today? Are you taking that leap of Faith and making the Faith-filled choices? Are the choices for you and for your well being?

Today I choose to be happy and do the right thing. Even if that means that the Dr. Pepper and chocolate filled chocolate donut have to wait for me for 5 months! YES 5 more months to go!

No biggie. I have Faith.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Better than a Hallelujah.....

Sometimes...

I hope you have heard this song...because it has been a TRUE Blessing for me...

These days...my bank account is poor but my spirit REFUSES to be quiet!

Yes, I have been in a rut..for MONTHS now....stuck in that same place, with the same issues....about the same people... why? Why? Should I lie down and die...instead of Rejoice and Praise?! I have been down and then I have up...but today..I say..AMEN!

God is sooo good and nothing and no one can change that!

I am now 17 weeks pregnant..in only 2 weeks we find out if our baby is a boy or a girl! And, at  Thanksgiving we will have ONE more itty-bitty tiny person to be Thankful for. Yes, I have been bad at keeping up with my Blog and updating the world about my latest baby bump! But, you know what..it's only because God has made it this way..he knows why and he knows when!

I have so many pictures to share and new ultrasounds to show off, but I have not had time to get them posted...I will.

Life has not been as laid back as I would have wanted the last 4 and half months..but that will only make me and our new baby stronger....and ready for what is to come!

I hope everyone is patiently waiting for us...we are here and when we come back it will be awesome!