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My Life 5 Years From Now

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Sunday, June 30, 2013
When imagining what my life will be like 5 years from now the very first thought that comes to mind is I will have a 5 year old!! My natural reaction was a frown, this sweet baby boy that is currently fast asleep in his portable crib next to my bed will no longer be this small. He will be talking, running, eating solid food and getting ready for kindergarten in the fall. He will have his own opinion and favorite movie that we have seen like a bajillion times, my baby will be a big boy!

I say now that I will return back to work when little man can come with me at 2.5 years but I will probably still be a SAHM because he will definitely be a big brother by now. (Honestly I can think of a better job than raising my children.) I will be a Mom to two cuties!! One of whom may still be in this very portable crib next to my bed. And there is that silly dumb smile that I get when I think about my future kids! Maybe there will a daughter in my future, I would love a mini me but I am so OK being a Mom to boys :) 

The End!!

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Friday, June 28, 2013
This weekend is the end for Google reader. Don't forget to make the switch to Bloglovin'!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday night :)

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10 Things I Live For

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
So I'm 1 day late for Becky's link up but I wanted to join this week, I missed it last week completely!

Jesus! I quite literally could not live with out Him. He is in the center of everything that I do and I live for Christ!!

Spending time with my husband. He is my best friend, my soul mate, my other half! He see's me at my worst, and at my best. I love him so much, he is truly amazing and works so hard for my son and I so that I can stay home.

Being a Mother. Oh my goodness where do I even begin with this little man. I feel like he was the missing piece in the puzzle that we didn't even know was missing, he brings us so much joy. I absolutely love being a mom!!!

Family & Friends. Some of my very best memories in life are those spent laughing with my family and friends.

Traveling. Since I have been married my husband and I have taken a big vacation every year trying not to visit the same place twice. We are so excited to take our son traveling! My favorite vacation so far was our trip to Europe.

Making Your Own Font

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Yesterday I wasn't feeling very well so I stayed home from Church :( I hate missing Church! Something new I realized is that Mommy's don't get sicks I wonder how my Grandmother did it with 7 kids!! Ok moving right along...

I naturally went on my favorite site Pinterest and stumbled upon a pin & blog that changed my life. Ok not really but it certainly changed the next hour or so while my son napped in my arms!! Elsie @ A Beautiful Mess wrote this post about how to make a font using her own handwriting using the iPad app iFontMaker (it is $6.99 in case your wondering).

MOMent 2- The Revolving Diaper

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Oh my goodness I was not prepared for "The Revolving Diaper"! Maybe I missed other people talking about this or I simply forgot. I'm not talking about multiple diaper changes in one day, I'm talking about multiple changes in one changing session. After lots of sleep deprived nights and getting used to changing a newborn who hated having his diaper changed having to change a diaper back to back, to back, to back makes you feel slightly defeated!

The first time this happened to me I think I went through 3 or 4 diapers. I remember just looking at little man thinking what just happened. Over the course of like a week or two it happened all the time. We just couldn't get the timing right! It became slightly funny untilI was ordering diapers at a rapid speed. Diapers add up when your going through 15+ a day! I am not the type to leave him dirty to save .27 cents, I change him as soon as I know he is wet or when he has a stinky (after a couple of minutes to make sure he is done). 

When it comes to diapers there are lots of surprises, literally!! The lesson learned from this experience...wait it out, and when you think that was long enough wait just a couple minutes longer! 

Mom's do you remember the first time this happened to you? For those who are not Mom's, did you know about this?

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Tasty Tuesday

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I am beyond excited about todays link up with Tiffany @ The Momma Bear Diaries for Tasty Tuesday. I love to cook but spend so much time trying to figure out what to make nightly that I end up making the same things over and over again. I defrost meat and then make whats quick or my few go to meals. Menu planning is such a wonderful idea! I have like 100 recipes just waiting to be cooked on Pinterest all of which are easy. So this week I'm cooking what I already shopped for and here is what the week looks like....

Tuesday: Tacos w/Mexican rice & salad
Wednesday: Free night going to a bday party!! 
Thursday:  Sesame Chicken w/white rice & salad
Friday: Turkey burgers w/fries 
Saturday: Tilapia w/rosemary potatoes & asparagus
Sunday: Beef Stew w/salad 
Monday: Puerto Rican chicken w/rice & beans

Ok time to defrost the meat for tonight!!

MOMent 1- The Phantom Cry

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Imagine this: Baby is totally content just ate, fresh diaper, and you decide to take a shower...right in the middle of shampooing your hear you hear crying, and I'm not talking about a whining cry I'm taking about a full blown screaming cry. So you speed up your shower and finish in like 30 second, you may or maynot still have soap on you. There is baby happy as can be looking at you like what's wrong with her?!?!

What do I call this? The Phantom Cry! I didn't make the term up myself one of my friends in a mom's group I attend used it and I loved it! I am able to hear him crying in loud places or when I'm on the opposite side of the house clearly. There is something about your baby's cry, you just know it and hear it before anyone else.

After the rushed shower there is truly not much else to do but laugh. I'm realizing that showering while my husband is at work will never be the same again! I used to take long relaxing showers...they are all about efficiency now!! I'm not sure what it is about the shower that makes me think he is crying, because I haven't heard it any other time. Oh my I was never hearing cries to begin with :) Am I the only one who experiences this?

Monday MOMents

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Coming this Monday I will be starting a series called MOMents. Those MOM-moments that I may or may not have know about. I am was a Montessori teacher by day, I teach Sunday school and have babysat kids countless amounts of times. I read books, follow some pretty awesome blogs, and talked to many people all about babies. Therefore expert, right? Oh and let me not forget about Google the time and research spent on there. Once you Google something you then feel like you really know what your talking about or total opposite end of the spectrum where you have just self diagnosed a very terrible condition. I was prepared and feeling pretty awesome about being a Mom!

Ummmmm NO! There is nothing that compares to actually having a real life child, your child with you 24/7. The difference between the research, books, blogs and chats with people was the individual story or the generalized aspect. My son is so not like any other baby, he is unique in every way and as with every child. I'm not just talking about looks either; sleep & eating patterns, swaddle or no swaddle, to swing or not to swing...he is his own person with his own set of preferences.

I didn't read anything about changing a stinky and just as you secure the tabs on the diaper baby decides he wasn't finished...three diapers later and 2 days of this I was onto something. The term "revolving diaper" was made and now we wait a few moments.

I love being a Mom, seriously I feel like I was born to be a Mom and not just because I am a woman. I am learning new things daily and these new discoveries I coin MOMents!

Learning to Let Go

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Friday, June 14, 2013
I am a high energy, multi tasking, neat freak kinda girl. I have always been this way! When I start cleaning I do it all at once, minus laundry which I do almost daily, it takes me a while but I love having the house nice and clean always!!!! The kitchen being clean is a big one for me! I never leave dishes in the sink to be washed, and I have to put them away as soon as they are dry. I was cleaning up until 3 days before I gave birth so that when we came home my husband would just need to maintain things. Cleaning was a huge no-no it could slow down the healing process. My husband knows how I am and made sure I steered clear of the mop and broom and did all the cleaning.

That was the beginning of my learning to let go. There is no need to try to do everything in one day or all by myself. I drove myself crazy the day my husband went back to work I tried to be supermom and have the house clean and dinner ready when he got home. Notice that I said I drove myself crazy? I tried to do too much, with my sweet little guy just a couple weeks old. He didn't  doesn't like to be put down much so the swing and bouncer are good for like 5-10 minutes tops. I am insanely in love with holding him so it truly doesn't bother me :)

Instead of trying to everything now I've learned to let go a little, I'm still working on it! I had a small power struggle with having to do it all, and it was not settling with me well. I plan to do one maybe two chores a day while he naps. I cook dinner with him in the bouncer in the kitchen with me. Sometimes we have to take breaks and dinner is not made until after my husband gets home and I can honestly say I am OK with that!

I'm back!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013
So I've been on a 2 month hiatus enjoying every second of being a new mommy!! It is seriously the best full time job I've ever had. Sure there have been some bumps in the road and in the beginning sleep was like an uphil battle, but I have learned so much in this short 12 weeks of being a mom.

I can remember coming home from the hospital with nervous excitement and tears of pure joy streaming down my face like it was yesterday. The moment we waited 40.5 weeks for, through 21 hours of labor and 2 nights in the hospital had finally arrived, this happy couple just formed a trio with the most handsome baby boy. Being in the hospital was surreal, there were so many nurses coming in and out checking me, checking little man, so many tests and forms that being parents didn't quite sink in yet.

It wasn't until that drive home that it felt so real. I hobbled in the house well medicated from the war my lower half just went through while my husband brought our baby inside...and the first learning moment already occurred. My sweetie didn't bring our sleeping baby in with the infant car seat, just him. So baby was up, fatherhood was just as new to him as motherhood was to me...he has since made the change and little man has got the most out of every sleeping opportunity!

We spent the first few days maybe even the first week or two sleeping in shifts. Little man screamed every time we put him in the co-sleeper, then one night he was ok and we both got to sleep for a few hours. We used to be night owls but the second baby went to sleep so did we. I'm not sure what week we all slept through the night, it was blissful and it didn't occur again until just last week. While those nights are rare he sleeps soundlyy next me. Fast forward to today, baby goes down around 9 and usually wakes up twice to eat and goes right back to bed. I take each night for what it is I was trying a nighttime routine but he wasn't having it yet...I can dedicate a whole post on sleep I think I just might!

I have chosen to breast feed and in the beginning it is rough I knew it would be. Latching was painful and he was hungry all the time. I remember nursing in tears at times but was determined to stick it out. At around week three the pain went away and we both got the hang of it. So glad I didn't give up, I love it and the amazing bond we have formed!

I'm not going to back track on all the moments prior to now, instead I will reflect on them in future posts. I am trying to make time to post as it is :)

Thank you all for you sweet comments welcoming me into motherhood. A few of you commented on posting photos. My husband and I think our son is the cutest thing in the world, but don't feel comfortable sharing his precious face with the world. It has been something I've gone back and forth with for weeks about and to be honest is one of the reasons it's taken me so long to post. I love reading my favorite blogs and seeing their posts come to life with pictures. Ultimately I have to do what I feel comfortable with. With that being said I won't actually show his face in any photos I post. Photos shouldn't stand in the way of me doing what I enjoy, blogging :)

Thanks for reading :)

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