Monday, November 21, 2011

June thru October in a Nut-shell

Hey friends! Sorry I have been such a slacker lately with this blog. I will try to do a quick update of the last 5 months and then try to keep up with this for the future!

So on June 23rd my beautiful baby girl made her appearance! Juliana Grace weighing in at 7.6oz and 19in (actually 21in) long. She was a heffer that one!

A week after she was born we headed to Tucson for Ladd and Kates wedding. Her first trip out of town and first stay at a resort. We spent the weekend in Tucson and on that Monday Jorge took off to Maryland for training with his new job.

He was in Maryland 6 weeks and I'm not gonna lie it was a really hard time for me at first. I was really depressed, sleep deprived and poor Gabe was getting the brute of my anger. It was not a good time for me. Thank goodness I have amazing friends who helped me through it and a husband who was more then understanding and sorry that he couldn't help me out. AND thank goodness Juliana was/is an angel baby. But after the 6 weeks I had had enough and I decided to fly out to Charleston to spend Jorges next 4 weeks of training with him.
We flew out on a Tuesday..just me and the 2 beans. I was scared to death to fly with 2 kids, a new baby and a potty trained little boy, who I was sure would want to go to the batheroom half a dozen times. But the trip went exceptionally well.

Charleston was amazing!! We decided that we would move there in a heartbeat. It was so beautiful! We did a carriage ride downtown...went to the beach several times, ate sooo much delish food! Unfortunatly after being there only 5 days my back totally gave out on me. I was in bed for a week. It was truely the worst pain I have ever had in my life. I was fortunate enough to have found a great doctor there who took great care of me. I have to have an MRI done to know for sure but they think I have chronic bulging disc...the chronic part does not make me happy at all. Even now I am still recovering from it.
After the 4 weeks in Charleston we flew home and started to try to get back to normal life. Jorge was thrown on the the night shift at work so that took some getting used to, but I like it for the most part. I feel like we get more time with him.
I think September was fairly uneventful. My birthday was the best this year that it has been in a long time. We had a fundraisor for Susan G. Komen.. Amanda ended up with over $500 from it! It was a really fun night..even though I had a curfew that darn babysitters.

In the begining of October we took a trip to Rocky Point (Mexico) with Jorges mom, uncle, Haley and Caleb. It was so relaxing and a great time as always. I love that place so much, the water is so blue and beautiful and its just the best place ever.

The Friday after we got back I got word that my Uncle passed away. So that night I bought plane tix for me and Gabe and on Sat. the kids and I took off to Indiana. My aunt Susie and cousin Brooke are more like a mother and sister to me. So all I could think was that I just had to be there for them. I couldn't imagine not being there. The whole week we were there was like a whirl-wind..everything was so crazy and happend so fast, but I am glad that I was able to be there. Plus I got to see my grandparents which I always love to see.

We were there 9 days and then we flew back home on Monday. Tuesday I had a Hida Scan, to look into my gallbladder...I have been having a lot of issues so after 2 ultra-sounds, lots of bloodwork and now this Hida Scan the dr. has finally concluded that it is indeed my gallbladder. I meet with a surgeon this week to see about getting it out. Anyway..we got back on Monday and Jorge had been sent to California for work. So the Tuesday and Wednesday we were alone and I really wasn't sure what to do with myself.. I felt like I need to just go go go. After talking to Jorge on Wednesday I decided I would pack the kids up and drive to Jorge. I was super nervous but I decided to do it and on Thursday we got up and out by 7am. It was actually a really fun experience. Thank goodness I have been blessed with the best travelers in the world! The kids did amazing!
We got to Cali after 9 hours of driving and Jorge had the whole weekend off so on Friday night we went to Dave and Busters (which was a BLAST) and then to dinner at Midievel Times, Gabe LOVED it! Saturday we got up and took the kids to Disneyland. It was fun, but I don't want to take the kids back until they are older and can really enjoy it.
The rest of the week Jorge had to work so I just went to the mall...a lot... everyday. Hung out with the kids. I'm not a huge California fan..I can say that for sure. Friday morning we woke up and drove back home.

So that has been our past couple of months in a nut-shell. Who knows what new adventures we have in our future but I sure am excited to find out!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} how many times have you been a bridesmaid/maid of honor?

Hmmm.... I'm not sure.. I was a flower girl 3 times when I was little... peed my pants at 2 of them lol. I can only remember 2 weddings that I was a bridesmaid... my cousin and miss Elena. I was supposed to be in a friends last year but...we ended our 12 year friendship soooo... that didn't happen. And I have a wedding comig up in 2013 for my Bestie DyAnna!! That was all way TMI sorry... lol

{two} what’s the last thing your do before you fall asleep at night?
Ususally watch t.v. lately Dexter. But the past 3 nights I have been trying desperatly to get Gabe back to his bed and back to going to bed at a decent time...soooo I have been in his room. ug.

{three} you just won your dream vacation, all expenses paid. where are you going?
Oh man! I don't know! Italy?! Bahamas?! Australia?! This is too hard!

{four} what is your favorite outdoor activity?
Swimming! Being by water at all on a nice hot day... and snowboarding!

{five} as a child, what did you want to “be when you grew up”? did you end up there?
I wanted to be a dolphin trainer!! I still do!

{six} what are 3 things your dream home would have that you don’t currently have?
An extra room...either another living room or another bedroom..somewhere to shove all the toys that have consumed my house!

{seven} what’s for dinner tonight?
No idea...I have a meetin tonight so I am hoping they feed me..:o) so that means Jorge is on his own tonight too..he will probbly go to his moms and eat some delish Mexican food.

{eight} if someone stopped by your house unannounced on a typical Saturday night, what would they find you doing?
Hmmm.... I'm not sure...we have not been home on Sat. nights lately... but if we are we are probably bummin it... working on the nursery etc.

{nine} what’s your average monthly water bill?
$19 buckeroos every month! Thats why all of our grass, trees, and bushes are eh monsoon will bring em back.

{ten} what do you do to relax?
If I told you I would have to kill you....I have Jorge scratch my back and lately Gabe has been so sweet to rub my feet. He has to have lotion to do it lol he's so stinkin sweet!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

Stolen from Shannon! Since I can't do anything else except sit here then I might as well Blog!

1. People always tell me I look like: Jennifer Love Hewitt.... I get it allll the time. "Do you know who you look like?" yes...yes I have heard.

2. Friends don't let friends: Pick their nose for them! You can pick your can pick your nose, but you CAN'T pick your friends nose!

3. A sunny day is perfect for: Going to the park! I love picnics!

4. My favorite accessory is: My wedding ring of course! And then Gabe is a great accessory :o)

5. If I could afford it I would: Build my dream house and travel

6. The cure for boredom is: Watching Gabe play when he thinks nobody is paying attention. He is so funny to watch and has such a big imagination.

7. I am currently "in like" with: J Bev....mmm my hair smells so good!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Potty Training....Don't make that face!

That's right its that time for Gabe to start peeing in the big ol pot! I put it off a little bit longer then I had planned...I just didn't have the motivation and then one day 2 weeks ago I got super inspired and excited about it! I decided that I was going to do it and that was all there was to it.
Now when you tell people that you are going to be potty training,they give you the face and the ugggg...I'm sorry. They like to tell you how horrible it is and that its going to take forever. Especially when you tell them you aren't using pull-ups...not even at night! I didn't let it discourage me though...if anything I let it feed my determination.
There are so many different books and ways of potty training out there. I had already decided long ago that I was not going to use pull ups and that once I started there was no turning back! Nikki happened to have the perfect book for me. "3 Day Potty Training". So I read the book twice...made my notes and highlights, bought everything I needed and on Tuesday May 10th the training began!

Day 1
The very first day I could instantly see how this process could work. Of course it wasn't super easy. But after an hour Gabe caught on pretty fast. He had his accidents but he got the concept. We started at 9am and at 9:45am he told me he had to pee and he went on the potty!
On that first day there were a lot of times when he would tell me he had to pee but didn't make it. Either way it was progress! The first day he went pee on the potty 12 times!
He went to bed at 9pm and he did wake up at 2am. He tried to make it to the potty but only got to the hallway and had an accident. At least he got up right?!

Day 2
On day 2 he started off really good. He woke up dry!  He pooped for the first time, not in the potty but I dumped the poop in the potty and made a big deal out of it anyway. Towards the end of the night we had a set back. He was acting really weird and didn't want to sit on the potty anymore. He was acting like he was in pain, I figured he was constipated. He only peed on the potty 8 times this day. By the end of this day I was a little discouraged, he had been doing so good and I just wasn't sure what to do.
That night I let him drink water way too late plus he took some water to bed with him. He woke up 2 times to go pee but didn't make it either time.

Day 3
This day he was still acting the way he was the night before. I felt bad for him because he was clearly in pain. He went pee once on the potty. Finally he pooped, I just let him poop in his underwear because I didn't want to run him to the bathroom and have him stop and then he is still in pain. It was a huge hard piece of poo! Poo kid, no wonder he was in pain! After that he had a few accidents and wasn't really telling me when he had to go. I think the poop really traumatized him. This night I cut him off of water at 8pm! He went to bed later then normal.

OK so this doesn't seem very promising right? I am sure a lot of people would have thrown in the towel by day 3...I mean he totally got it and had really good times and of course some bad. But I was determined and not ready to give up! Obviously with this book your child won't be fully potty trained in 3 days, but I think its a good way to start and a good way to help them understand their bodies. So let me tell you about day 4 and 5 they are much more enlightening!

Day 4
Gabe woke up dry! He told me he had to pee and he went! I left him for about an hour with my dad and in that time he went pee 4 times, 3 of those times were in the potty! For awhile in the morning he was fighting it, he wasn't telling me he had to go pee but I knew he had to go so I took him to the potty anyway. I didn't want to force him on the potty so it was kind of a hard morning. Again I was a little discouraged..I didn't want to scare him away from the potty from making him go, but I knew he had to go and he always would go when I put him on it.
This whole time I had been giving him stickers, I decided to switch it up. I started giving him money. Pennies. He loved this! Plus I told him that it makes mommy sad when he doesn't tell her that he has to go. Almost instantly he started telling me again and had no accidents for the rest of the day!!
He peed in the potty 12 times this day!! Back on track! Thank goodness!!

Day 5
So today is Day 5! Gabe slept all night and woke up dry, its 10am right now and he has told me he had to pee and went pee on the potty 7 times already. He hasn't had any accidents! AND the best news... he has pooped 2 times on the potty!!!!! I am sooo proud of him!! I know he will still have his moments for the next couple of days but I think we are passed the hardest part. He has lots of "monies" already!

So now that I have gone through this process myself, I think I can give a little advice. Find a method that works best for you and your child and your life. STICK TO IT! Don't get discouraged, and don't let anyones negative words bring you down. Have a person that you can call to vent to, or boast to. I am So lucky to have Nikki! She totally helped me to get through it. She was so encouraging and told me "I will not let you go back to diapers no matter what!!! Haley was also a great cheerleader for me! She even cleaned up Gabes pee! My dad also helped to encourage Gabe to go potty and made a big deal whenever he would go pee! Poor Jorge wasn't home much, but when he was he did give make me feel good about the day and encouraged Gabe too.

Day 1 was definitely the hardest for me, even though Gabe did really good that day, I was not used to running back and forth. In the first hour Gabe was going pee every 15 minutes.. I threw out my was pretty horrible. Plus you have to do NOTHING but focus on the child the whole time. No cleaning, no computer, no phone calls...nothing. Its harder then you would think. But overall it has been a positive experience. I think its all how you go into it...your attitude, your motivation.

Sorry this got so long! I am really praying that Gabe keeps it up!
By the way, in the time that I wrote this Gabe pooped on the potty again! He even took a book with him and sat there as long as he needed too lol.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Pregnancy in Comparison

I wanted to do a side to side comparison of when I was preg with Gabe and my pregnancy now. I was having some trouble doing it, but thanks to miss Ambrosia I have this nifty little collage!  Thanks Lady!
With Gabe I was really good about taking pictures.. Sorry I am missing some clothes :oP
This pregnancy I have not done so well taking pictures..but here are the ones that I have taken! I tried to match them up the best I could.
Enjoy and I will add the last few weeks as they come...:o)


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oh Facebook where art thou...

I decided to take a sabbatical from Facebook 6 weeks ago. I had been wanting to get rid of it for awhile but kept coming up with excuses to keep it....Finally I needed something to give up for Lent...I'm not Catholic but Jorge is so every year I give something up for 40 days. Its not always easy but I like the challenge. So I decided it was a great excuse to get rid of Facebook. I figured if nothing else it would be a nice break. After the 40 days I could open it back up or I could keep it closed.
I LOVE not having facebook, I feel like I get so much more done around the house... I spend more quality time with Gabe... and when Jorge is home I feel like a better wife. Of course I have missed it to though. I miss seeing what everyone is up to, seeing pictures of new babies that have been born. I am always hearing my friends say..."WELL, if you were on FB you would know that...".
Its freeing and I am so conflicted on whether or not to re-open it... I guess I could open it and then stop anytime I needed a break..or I could just get on and say HI! and then jump off lol. 

So I decided to open it back up..but I am going to have better control and if I can't then its bye bye FB once again...:o)

Live Below the Line

This is a challenge I would love to take on. The problem is that I don't think that I could do it in a healthy way being pregnant. Not that people, even pregnant people, in poverty have a choice... But maybe some of you would like to take on the challenge.

May 16th people all over the world will eat under $1.50 a day, that means even whatever is in your house can only add up to $1.50 for the entire day!!

I'm thinking Ramen and water...?

They will do this for 5 days! This is to help give people a perspective of what it is like to live in serious poverty. The economy is not so good over here right now...but I am sure everyone is still eating just fine... pizza for dinner...eggs and bacon for breakfast? We really can't complain right?

In the meantime if you join this cause you will also be raising money, you can find out more about that on the website. 

Maybe right now you will just want to do the challenge of eating for under $1.50 and after you see how horrible it really is you will make your own donation. 

I hope you will take on this challenge...and I will do all that I can to suppport you if you choose too!! 
Good Luck!!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

...and the toilet paper rolled away...

Hello my friends! This is just a...I'm bored don't expect anything snazzy... I know I know... I am the QUEEN of snazzy.... is that how you spell it? Snazzy?

Well my hubby is gone again... that leads me to my title... Jorge was gone for a whole month and I had tons of toilet paper. He was home for 2 weeks and MAGICALLY the TP all disappeared! He is one nasty Mexican... I need to buy stock in TP just because of him! He left this morning back to Texas and yesterday all day I kept telling him.."I can't believe you came home just to use up all of the TP and then leave".

We did get a few things done while he was home..he never really had a day off in the 2 weeks he was I felt bad making him do anything when he would get off work. Yesterday he had the day off so I put him to work! I said things HAVE to get done before this baby comes! I am finally nesting and it came at me at a overwhelming quickness. 10 weeks really is not that far away!!

So now I have enlisted my dad to paint the nursery...I think once I get that done I will feel complete and can relax. It will make the room feel more like a nursery...BUT since we don't know what we are having.. I am not going to less stress I am hoping.

If anyone feels like pulling weeds or cleaning carpets or couches...please don't hesitate to come to my house... I wouldn't want to deprive you...:o)
 I am working on a Blog of Preggo pics right now.. I need to take a 30 week picture and then I will put them up.
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Miss Shannon tagged me in this one! Thanks lady!

Here is how it works:

All I have to do is just answer the "About Me" questions

& then pass it on to a few other RAD bloggers!

So here goes it...

A list of favorites!

Food: Plain and simple I LOVE pizza! LOVE!

Color: My fav. color is PINK! Always has been... but the last couple of years I have been really into greys, teals,and turquoises.

Animal: I love monkeys...and dolphins..and turtles and frogs.

Dessert: I just love all things SUGAR!

Artist: I don't really have one...

Pair of Shoes: flip flops ALL DAY LONG! I agree Shannon!

Outfit: I love dresses and skirts, any reason I have to wear either of those I take advantage of. But I also love PJ's!

Skinny Jeans: I LOVE skinny jeans... My hips and thighs are probably too big for them but I sport them anyway.

Brand: I love Hurley, especially for Gabe. I like Vigoss jeans... and I love Target tank tops... I could..and do wear them all day every day lol

Perfume: Right now I wear Jessica Simpson's Fancy and I love it! I also like Curve Crush.. and the first gift Jorge ever got me was Dolce & Gabbana light it will always have a special place in my heart. I love all smells sweet. I don't like strong smelling or flower smells eekkk

Accessory: My wedding ring is almost always... I often forget it (i don't really wear it around the house because I am constantly washing my hands..and I don't wear it to bed) . My mothers ring that Jorge had made for me and usually a necklace... and lately my watch.

City: I really do love Sierra Vista! Lafayette is my other love! Of course i have fav. vacation cities too...

Hobby: Right now my hobby is Gabe..and I am ok with that.

Beauty Product: I LOVE Mary Kay eye make-up remover. Also Bare Minerals make-up. And L'Oreal eye make-up.

Holiday: Christmas of course and I love Thanksgiving when we go to Rocky Point. If we stay home there is usually too much drama.

Snack: cookies. BUT right now I actually love pears and fruits as snacks!

Movie: Ultimate fav. movie is Meet Me in St. Louis but I also love The wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Music: Country, Pop, some rock

Guilty Pleasure: Reality T.V...




Monday, April 11, 2011

Laboratory Confessions

This morning I had to go do the 3-hour Glucose test. For those of you that haven't had kids or don't know about it, its when you fail the one hour glucose test and have to go take a 3 hour one where they take your blood 4 times. Its no fun at all. I had to do it with Gabe also, but I checked out just fine.

So I went into it prepared to be totally bored. It turned out to be the complete opposite. I'm not sure if I just have a friendly face, or if my big pregnant belly makes people want to tell me their whole life stories. Pretty much the full almost 4 hours I was there, someone was talking to me and telling these crazy stories. I never asked to be told such personal things, and once one girl would come and tell me her story then she would leave and before I knew it there was another one. I have to share some of their stories.

The first 2 ladies I met were there doing the one hour glucose. The one girl has 2 kids already, or had I should say. Her first baby died from SIDS at 4 months old. So incredibly sad. She was very chatty and fun to talk to about all things Doctors. Every girl I met had something or another to say about the Doctors in this town. Anyway she was on well fare but really excited about this baby.

The other lady I talked to at the same time was a mother of 4 children and pregnant with her 5th. She also was on well fare and struggling financially. She told me that she is due in 10 days and that she is giving her baby up for adoption to her daughters teacher. And that it has been an emotional roller coaster but she has to do what is best for the child because she can't provide for her.

In the meantime, another girl came in who was probably about 18 weeks along. She told us that her Doctor told her she is fat, when I asked her how much the Dr. told her to gain, she said the Dr. told her she wants her to LOSE weight! WHAT?! She said with her 2 children before she gained 12lbs and was fine. This girl was not even obese, she wasn't even big. This Dr. is a well know...excuse my language deaush bag...

The girl that came in after her had the same Dr. for her first child but she had a miscarriage. This Dr. said, "why are you sad? It was just cells". WHAT?! And when she went to her regular Dr. that Dr. asked what she did to cause the miscarriage. Anyway this girl was there to get some blood work done and to find out if she was pregnant. She has one little girl already and she did not want anymore. After she had her daughter she asked to have her tubes tied but the Dr. wouldn't do it. She told him.."I'm on Welfare, I can't afford more are paying for my kid right you want to pay for more?" When she was 7 months pregnant with her daughter, her now husband got another girl pregnant. So she has a 2 year old and a almost 2 year old step-daughter.

The last girl that came in seemed very young, she was very chatty. She was having her blood drawn to see if she was pregnant. She said she wasn't ready to have kids. She is going to school. She told me that her first time she was raped, she started to tell me something but then got called back...errr I hate that!

I'm not gonna lie..I like to hear peoples nitty gritty life details. When you are sitting in a room full of people you never really get to know their stories and so many are sooo interesting. But more then that when I hear these stories it makes me realize how good I have it. I am pretty good at realizing how good I have it but sometimes you need a little reminder to appreciate it even more.
I have a house, a husband that has a good job, a healthy baby, a healthy pregnancy, money to buy food and pay my bills. Money to pay for a 2nd child. I am blessed in so many ways and I know that, sometimes its easy to forget just how blessed we are... and these blessings are in every little thing that we have or do.

I hope you can appreciate your blessings no matter how small they may seem at times.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} what is one food that, as an adult you love, but as a child you said you’d never touch?

Probaby ANY Veggies... I HATED veggies up until fairly recently. Now I LOVE THEM!
two} did you go to college? if yes, what was your major?
Yes I went to college got my degree in Criminal Justice... but I started with architecture, then did business and finally settled on criminal justice and loved it!
{three} what’s the most wild animal you’ve seen in real life (not counting the zoo)?
I think Javalinas are pretty freaky or badgers!

{four} have you ever been to a fortune teller?
Nope I haven't. I remember my uncle once told me that they were evil and that by going to one you are allowing the devil in. So I have always been a little bit freaked out. Plus I don't want to know the future.

{five} can you juggle?
Not anymore... I could in elementry school. I could juggle AND double dutch at the same time..impressive huh..

{six} hardwood floors or carpet?
Hmmm this is a hard one. I like my hardwood floors but I HATE sweeping everyday... but carpets get so dirty... so I am conflicted...

{seven} is it called “soda” or “pop”?
Both! Or Sody Pop!

{eight} what was your first car?
A Green Geo Storm. I romped around in that car like it was a Monster Truck! Good times!

{nine} what is the most decadent dessert you’ve ever eaten?
Oh man.... I don't know... Cheesecake Factory cheesecake does it for me everytime. Also BJ's warm cookie with ice cream...yummmm... my mouth is watering!

{ten} how often do you rearrange your furniture?
Not too often... there is not too many ways to move the furniture. I rearrange Gabes room a lot now though.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Longest Fastest month ever!

Wow! Tomorrow is April 1st! I can't believe it! This month went by really fast...but it went by slow at the same time.
Jorge will be home tomorrow!! After being gone 32 days... I wasn't counting or anything. Thankfully I had great friends to keep me busy and distracted. I have kind of gotten used to him being gone that it might be a little weird having him back... but I missed him like crazy and I want him home more then anything!
I love everything that he does for us, he is such a hard worker, an amazing daddy and a incredible husband! I couldn't ask for better!

Today I went to the Doctor. I am officially on 2 week appointments... talk about time flying! June is only 2 months away!! WOWZA! I have 12 weeks left, which I know is going to fly by WAY too fast!
I have just been trying to enjoy my alone time with Gabe and the ease of being to come and go as I please with just him. I will probably never leave my house when I have 2!
You will all be pleased to know that my badunkadunk has not grown anymore in the past 4 weeks! I managed to maintain my weight since the last appointment where the Dr. made me feel horrible.
Anyway this was just a random blog about nothing much.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday!

I decided to join my friends in Wee Bit Wednesdays! So here it goes....

{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?

We are planning a trip in September and Jorge and Gabe would go of course and we are planning on taking Jorges mom and uncle with us too! 

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?
I have no idea... Jorge put a CD in my car but its hate music so I don't really listen to it...

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?
I love All~spice..easy. Garlic is delish! And Cajun spice in bueno!  

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?
I have always wanted to learn to play the drums but lately I have been into the guitar... I asked the hub for a pink one...with lessons!

{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?
Adam and Eve Getting Busted.

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?
I just finished my Criminal Justice degree which I LOVE. So I'm not sure... if I was smart enough I would love to do nursing but I don't have the good study habits or patience to get through the courses.

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?
I LOVE football so the Super Bowl for sure! Except I would want it to be my teams. Last year would have been PERFECT when The Saints when against the Colts because they are both my teams...:o) Then again I don't like big crowds soooo.... I dunno.

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?
I have an automatic right now.

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?
It depends.. I don't do well with presentations... I get all jumbled up. But if I can speak freely then I am usually ok.

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?
Once while I was in California.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day~9 and little bit more... Baby Got Back

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

It is kind of hard to do some of these daily blogs because I don't go shopping everyday... until today the last thing I had bought was a bra..which is adorable but I doubt people wanted a picture of it... so I have been waiting until I bought something else.
Today I went to Wal Mart and bought a few necessities and then I went to Target. Where I bought Gabe some PJ's, I found my baby boy take home outfit! (so now I have my girl outfit and boy! yay) and I bought myself a little dress. None of those are too exciting that I would think anyone would care to see a picture of. So partially because I am being lazy and partially because nobody wants to see my purchases really... I'm not putting up a picture.
BUT let me just tell you that while I was trying on my cute dress today I saw the back of my body and realized how enormously nasty my whole back end is.

This is where I am headed..I'm pretty close already.

Jorge said that I am pregnant and beautiful...and I responded with..the front of me might be but the back of me is fat and nasty!
I'm not looking for any compliments, I just hate that I had to see that and I hate that my friends have to see it more often then I do.
For this I am sorry.
I am going to cut back on sugar..I already have and its really hard for me BUT I am going to do it! I have been walking whenever I can... and as of today I will be doing squats regularly.
I just might need a random message from you all to remind me to keep going and whip me into shape!!!
Tata for now my friends!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 8~

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.

Ok I have been putting off doing Day 8 because I have just been waiting for that day when I have the perfect song to match my mood.
But it hasn't come...
yesterday I was in a horrible mood... so I had the perfect song picked out... but... then I just didn't feel like being on the computer...
So the song never made it....
So... that leaves me on today.
Today I have been very tired... taken more naps then I would like to admit to
and watched more Dexter and Desperate Housewives then I am proud of (While Gabe slept of course)
Even on my worst days I can look at Gabe and he just puts the biggest smile on my face.
When I feel the baby move (kick the crap out of my insides) it gives me the best warmest feelings.
And when Jorge sends me a text just to say he loves me or to tell me I am beautiful it melts my heart.
I have so much to be grateful for... even in my worst moods, and my most tired days.
So here is my song......
Love me some Celine! Enjoy!

P.S. you will have to pause my music at the bottom of my page...sorry about that...:o)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 7~

Day 7 ~ Your dream wedding.

My dream wedding was and has always been on the beach! Jorge and I actually started planning on wedding to be in Cancun... I contacted the resort, picked out flowers..pretty much had everything. But then we realized it just wasn't logical. There was no way my grandparents could go there and I really wanted them at the wedding. So I looked at other places, California..etc. but nothing compared after the amazing wedding I had planned out in Cancun....:o(  
I loved our wedding anyways, it was outside and it was perfect for us.
I figure when we have been married 20 or so years maybe we can renew our vows on the beach.
Other then the beach there really was no "dream" part. I wasn't one to sit around and dream about my wedding.
Lame..I know...oh well...;o)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Check 1..2..

So for the past 3 almost 4 days I have been at my bed. People ask "how is the pregnancy going?" and I answer "it's going great! oh except that I have caught every disease known to man since I have been pregnant!"
For 8 weeks straight I have had one sickness after another. As soon as I start to feel better and start to socialize again..
BAM it hits me! It always hits me pretty hard too.
This time I am not sure if I got the stomach virus that seems to be going around or if it did have to do with the pregnancy. I am really hoping just a virus because if I have to go through anymore of what I did this weekend..then I want out of this deal! (not really...:o))
I haven't eaten since Thursday...not a real meal anyway... today was the first day that I was able to actually get up and move around for more then 3 minutes at a time.
I can handle being sick..thats not so much the issue...the real problem is that I just don't get why everything ALWAYS happens when Jorge is gone.
He has only been gone 15 days and if I counted all of the poopy diapers...
and I don't just mean yummy thick poopy diapers...I mean leaking out the side diapers...
and all of the throw up I have seen and cleaned up in these 15 days....
it would equal more...then the 2 years that Gabe has been alive!
Thats not an exaggeration...
I have no right to complain about Jorge being gone...
there are women who go without their husbands for 3 months...6 months...a year and longer.

I have mad respect for all of you ladies!

This is the first year that it has really bothered me that he is gone...
I'm sure the fact that I am pregnant and sick has something to do with it.
And the more I think about him being gone after this baby comes scares me to death.
I just want him to be here..for all of us.
I am so lucky to have a great mother who helps me out. And Jorges mom who brings us food.
And Awesome friends who would drop everything to do whatever I needed.
So I don't have a right to complain...
Plus the fact that Gabe will come out of nowhere and give me kisses for no reason at all. He makes it all better...:o)
So this is NOT a me complaining BLOG this is a me just getting it out....
ahhhh I feel better now....
thanks for listening!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 6~

Day 6 ~ A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

I love lots of animals! I would love to have a Dolphin...but not sure my bathtub would be big enough...
I love turtles and used to get one every summer and at the end of summer I would let it go..if it didn't run away before then.
I love frogs too... but don't really want one.
I wouldn't mind a baby bear..any kind..Polar Bear, Brown Bear, Panda cute.
And of course white tigers are just great..especially the little cubs.
So many to choose from!
But I would really love.....

A Monkey!
They are so stinkin cute! But honestly I already have a little Monkey... who also loves monkeys...

I just have to tell the story behind George really fast. Gabe LOVES Curious George...and whenever I ask him to tell the baby (in my belly) goodnight and ask him what the babies name is he either says Sunshine or George. Sometimes the baby is Sunshine George. 
So last week I took Gabe to the Dr. and all of the nurses were callling Gabe George (Because they are all white girls who can't pronounce Jorge). 
I thought it was cute though and that afternoon when I went to Target I found this George...

Gabe and my mom play Curious George all the time at her house..she has a few of them and he just loves him. So I guess we are both monkey lovers...:o)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One very long week...and Thomas the Train

So this past week was a bit of a crazy one. Last Sunday (Feb. 27th) Jorge got a call that they needed him in Texas...the whole state is on fire, so on Monday he took off to save the world. My hero ♥ !
We had planned a trip to Globe to see Thomas the Train for Gabe, so I was super bummed out all week trying to figure out what to do...
Drive up there and right back...
Drive up and stay the night at my sisters...
Drive up and stay in a hotel....
Uggg... decisions.....
On Thursday Gabe started acting kind of something was wrong, then the unexpected...he threw up...
The rest of the day he acted ok so I figured it was a fluke and we went on with our day.
On Thursday my good friend Trina was sweet enough to offer to let us stay with her on Sat. night! So we had a plan!
Friday Gabe woke up and was not feeling well.. he was laying around a lot, totally not like him and he had a temp.

I took him to the Dr. and sure enough he had a ear infection. Now I really didn't know what to do about Sat.
Take a sick kid...
Don't go...
What to do... by that night he seemed to be feeling a little better so the plan was A~GO. That morning we woke up at 4:30am went to my cousin Yuri's house and we loaded into my car.
Yuri, her husband Dennis, their son Levi and Yuri's mom and Dad. We fit perfectly!
Off we went..
We got to Globe and first thing we did was ride the train!

On the train!



Gabe didn't want to take a pic with Thomas..:o(

I think Gabe still was not feeling very well, he just wanted me to hold him and he wasn't really too interested in anything, even though he does Love Thomas.
He did love watching the trains race...

Levi and Gabe watching the train races

I got him a tattoo (Which is still on his face today, they are impossible to get off!)

Globe is a super cute little town. It reminded me of a mixture of Flagstaff and Bisbee. Very Historical

The Train Station
A old really cool museum

Headed back to the car
We headed to Mesa next... Yuri and Dennis got set up in their hotel (Which happened to be the very same hotel we stayed in when we did the 60 mile walk)

Then Miss Trina came and picked me and Gabe up! She took us to her parents house which is right on the edge of Fountain Hills and Scottsdale.
If you have never been to Fountain Hills I highly suggest you go! Trina informed me that they have the highest water fountain there. The houses are just RIDONK! Its beautiful!

Trina's parents house was just gorgeous, I felt like I was at a resort the whole time.
Gabe had a blast playing with the toys they had, and he watched Kung Fu Panda with Trina's dad.

Her parents were so sweet and made me feel right at home.

As the day went on my stomach started to feel weird and was very tight. It was finally time for dinner...which I had been waiting 2 days for...
Trina's family is Italian so I was so excited to eat some yummy homemade Italian food, but when the time came I just couldn't eat at all.
It was Horrible.
To have Delicious food sitting right in front of you and not being able to eat it at all.
I wanted to die!

Trina and I chatted all day and night and then Trina put me and Gabe to bed...
I went to bed super early because I was feeling so nauseous.

I was waking up all night long, feeling horrible. Finally I just couldn't do it anymore.
I went to the bathroom and it all came out...
I don't even know what IT was..all I had really eaten all day was Jack in the Box...(Gag me)
But I felt much better afterwards.
As the night went on Gabe would wake up and cry a little and go back to sleep.

This is the bad part...
I heard him wake up, he was on the left side of the bed...
he got up and I think he went to reach for me...
but he reached the wrong way.. before I could grab him...
he was on the floor.
I felt sooo horrible my poor baby fell of the bed!
I just held him for the rest of the night..and kept telling him I was sorry.
Anytime your kid gets hurt or sick or anything bad happens you just feel HORRIBLE.

The next day we woke up and Trina took us back to the hotel.
I felt like we were such bad house guests, but it was so nice to spend time with her and to meet her mom and dad.
Mexican and Italian Families are definitely my favorites!

Right before we were about to get back into my car to head to Sierra Vista...
Gabe Threw up...
He already didn't have any pants because he had gotten poop all over them.. and now his pj's were ruined. 
Thank goodness for Tia Yuri and extra Jammie's!

Finally headed home. We stopped in Tucson for lunch, I tried to eat but still couldn't.
Got home, we had Levi's birthday party to go to at 4 so I gave Gabe a bath, got him dressed and we were ready to go. 
And BAM...
Throw up...all over.
Back in the bath... and I had to get in the shower...
We didn't make it to Levi's party..:o(

That night I let Gabe sleep in my bed, and all night he woke up crying and moaning
just as I was thinking what I was going to do if he threw up...
BARF... comes flying out of him. 

I get up clean him up..
change my clothes...
take off the sheets..
Put on new sheets..
lay back down. 
Gabe is still crying though... not good...

So I get up clean up Gabe..
Change my clothes..
Take Gabe to the living room.. he wanted to lay on the recliner..
I go change the sheets again..
go to get Gabe and he is passed out asleep.
I get him a blanket and myself a blanket and I slept on the couch.
Thankfully he didn't wake up again.

Thankfully he didn't throw up at all yesterday and so far today he has been good. Still nasty poops but I think he is on the mend.
I have cleaned, disinfected, lysoled, fabreezed, gladed, fabulosoed and more to my house.
I want these demon germs out NOW!!! And I want my hubby home...:o(