Wednesday, February 23, 2011

~Mommy Wish List~

Some things that have recently made my heart skip a beat:

I want...{yes like a little spoiled girl, hehehe}..and NO..I don't have one yet...a James Avery charm bracelet and I want...these two charms...

I need...yes I really do... mani/pedi, waxing, and a really ask Ricardo and his little cousins and his sister..who have all seen me in shorts and barefoot recently...HA.

I dream of having...a Canon!

I have Faith that my Husband will graduate this year! Go Coogs!

I can't wait to hold my daughter in my arms and to see Santi's reaction to it all...should be say the least!

I long to be so filled with His peace and everlasting Love that no one can shake me from my place....

I pray that Ricardo and I can be the parents that Santi and Cami need, that I can be an organized and realistic Momma of Dos, and that God gives me patience in all situations. 

I have been Blessed with many amazing people in my life...

I give Thanks for all those amazing people in my life!

Finally, I know that no matter what, God will provide and that God is with my family as we grow, learn, make mistakes, and move forward....

{A little different kind of wish list today...but a "wish list" nonetheless....and you....what's your wish list looking like these days?}

A picture of my little man on one of his Lil'Man Missions:

Friday, February 18, 2011

CAMILA Update ♥


{Pregnancy Updates}
·         How Far Along: 32 Weeks
·         Size of baby: According to my doctor, Camila is 5 lbs and 3 oz, about 2 ½ lbs larger than she should be. But, I am praying that she will remain healthy and active. And that I can carry her until the 38th week, when she is currently scheduled to arrive. There are too many possible complications if she is born before, BUT it will be God’s will and NOT mine, ultimately..He will know when she is ready to arrive.
·         Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained between 7 and 9  lbs (Some weeks I lose it, not sure how! The weight not my brain…that I lose everyday…HA!)
·         Maternity Clothes: I am as of 30 weeks wearing my old maternity clothes { mostly jeans and pants and some shirts~} and some of my old regular clothes. My doctor was amazed that I was able to get away with regular clothes for this long!
·         Gender: It's a girl!!! We already know this....and I love the name Camila Isabel { and I said that “That's what I am sticking to!” but have recently had a change of heart…we shall change on the Camila just on the middle name. I like my new change, LOTS, very meaningful….}
·         Movement: She is VERY active now, DAY AND NIGHT..I love it and feel very happy every time she karate chops me! Brings tears to my eyes just to think about it as I write and as I see her foot or knee move about in my belly… she is VERY visible now…
·         Sleep: Sleep? What’s that? No really I am that point…where sleep is a wonderful luxury….even though I am not as big as I was Santi at this time and the heartburn has NOT yet set in…I am very uncomfortable and finding my goodnight spot is very difficult….but I manage…..
·         What I miss: Other than my ENERGY, maybe my agility and the ability to bend over!  HA!
·         Cravings: Hmmm…. Enchiladas, BBQ, and uhm……Jello!
·         Symptoms: Mostly TIREDNESS and lack of energy, in total waddle mode now, back pain, leg pain, some nauseous-ness, and just tired most days.
·         Best Moments so far:  Every time I tell Santi to say Hi to the Mama, he comes over, lifts my shirt {no matter where we are!} and kisses my belly! I love it!!!  And of course seeing my baby every week in our weekly monitoring and ultrasounds…seeing her move around under my shirt everyday more and more..I think she is anxious to be here…we are ANXIOUS to meet her as well!!!
·         Updates about this week: This week at our weekly monitoring we discovered that she is bigger than she is supposed to be and may have to arrive sooner than March the 30th which is when is scheduled to be here… via C-section. Just waiting and praying that all goes well.
·         Momma Perks: Same as 6 weeks ago… Ha. Because I've been so sick my husband hasn't even asked one night why dinner isn't cooked {instead he runs out and gets us take out!} or why I am laying in the middle of a pile of dirty clothes. And, because I have started to feel sooo pregnant, I don't care that my house looks like a robber came in specifically to mess everything up and take nothing! lol! That plus the fact that I have a 17 month old leaves me with little worry for what my house does or doesn't look like at this moment! Love it!
Over all, I feel Happy. Some days sad and overwhelmed but BLESSED nonetheless! I am waiting….we are all waiting and God is watching over us and taking us through each step to reach our next goal….for His purpose….NOT OURS! I HAVE FAITH. Lots.
Camila HAS ALREADY STARTED BUILDING A WARDROBE Thanks to her Auntie Jess {My sis} and Kathy {One of my Besties!}

I still have not started working on Camila's nursery! You see, we are STILL trying to finish up remodeling our kitchen, once that nightmare is over, I can start on my DREAM....of PINKS AND LILAC and butterflies all over! I love it!

{Blog-cation will be over soonnnnn, I hope..hehehehe :D }

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Porque? {Why?} No really...Porque?

Why do we do what we do?
Why do we say what we say?
Why do we behave how we behave?

I have recently taken some "time"...for a Blog-cation....and I was thinking...why the quiet time....why?

For me. I remain quiet and out of sight for A reason...for HIS reason. For His purpose. For His Glory.

Sometimes we just need the quiet, the peace, the time away from those who you usually talk to listen TO HIM!

Sometimes I just need to get away from the "busy-ness" of the "Social Networks", they are a true distraction from Him. Not to mention, if you let that get too out of hand...well you end up regressing {stuck, the same, and without true change} instead of progressing {for His will, His purpose, His Glory} ...does that makes sense?

Balance. That's all. Balance. Priorities. Real Priorities.

So, the silence and away time. Is much needed.

Also, I am very much in research mode. HA. I keep saying that, but I have started answering the Top 10 New Mommy questions and the research is going GREAT! If I do say so myself.

{Just a little update... I do have some baby updates and belly bump pics that I will post soon..not sure back to my Blog-cation...hahahaha.}

Luke 10:38-42 (New International Version)

At the Home of Martha and Mary
 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”    41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”