Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Obstinate Ones....

Jack is a walker! It was so smart and cute of him the day he grabbed two pens, one per each hand, as balancing sticks and took off. We had been trying to get him to walk a little more and he found a way to do it on his own. Two days later his balancing sticks were no longer needed and we were so proud. Once the walking was covered, that was all he wanted to do and now we are at the stage where getting into everything is his obstacle. He's a curious and smart little boy so anything that is not a toy, he wants to examine and make it a toy. The only thing is some things he isn't allowed to play with and when disciplining him has to come into the picture he'd rather look at us, laugh and try to do it again rather than listen. When we say "no" and shake our head, he giggles. When we slap his little hand, it doesn't phase him. It's not until we put him in "jail" (playpen) that he starts to throw a fit because now his privilege of getting to walk everywhere has been taken away. I know it's something that must be done in order for him to understand and even though his trickery of crying without tears is still hard to watch, we have to let him "cry" it out. I would have never thought this day would come so quickly. I was preparing my self for the Terrible Twos, but I guess every age has its "terribleness". :) he has learned how to utilize his cuteness to get his way and it has worked! He has a face we can't resist and I'm afraid it'll get even more cuter with age which will make it that much harder to resist. Sweet boy....

Monday, September 10, 2012

One day away from 1!

This time last year Ram had just gotten home from a workshop and I was nesting! Busy busy mama in the morning. Water leaking and In labor the entire time and not knowing. Then around 5pm there was a little gush and we were on our way to the hospital. Our baby boy was about to surprise us a week early and we were in for an adventure like no other. I can't believe our little man will be 1 tomorrow. Time flies by when you are having fun and this year was amazing! I can't wait for what is in store for us in the future!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Going to the chapel and we're...

Getting married!!! Yes, after almost 7 years of being together and having our first child, we are finally getting hitched! We set our date for April 20th, 2013 and now the planning has begun. I am so excited for everything! I really can not wait to go dress shopping. First on my list - booking the venue. Then after that, I need to ask my very best girl friends to be my bridesmaids, but I need to find a special way to do it. Oooh, this is going to be so much fun. :)


Friday, August 3, 2012

Student of Parenting

As many firsts there are for the baby there are just as many for the parents. It seems as if we will always be on a learning curve. Yes, we start to come into our own and start to realize what works best for the three of us when a situation comes along, but Jack is on the fast track to growing up! I'm sure one day he will do something that will just leave us dumbfounded and we will have to revert back to being a student rather than a teacher. I have to say though, we have done pretty amazing thus far! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy 10 months, beautiful baby boy!

Jack is 10 months today. I can't believe his 1 year birthday is just around the corner. :( So far, being his mom has been the greatest job, adventure and achievement I have ever had. This time last year I was enduring the heat of the summer as I sit 7 months pregnant. I can't believe our 1 year is almost over. Not only will we be celebrating our son's first birthday, but also celebrating Ram and I's survival of the first year. It was tough some times, but we pulled through and stayed the best parents we can be. I am proud to be taking the journey with you babe and blessed to have you in my life. There couldn't be a better father for Jack.

On another note, I have already decided on a theme for our little man. Ever since he was born everyone said he had a little mustache and that he seemed older than what he really was. Well, it makes sense to throw him a Little Man Mustache Bash! I am so excited and already picked the colors and designer. :)

Jack's mom.

Friday, June 29, 2012

What is wrong with me??

So I was told worrying before the baby arrived was normal and I thought it was extreme then. Now that Jack is here, I worry about everything every second of the day. It gets worse - if I'm about to do something with him or someone else is I think about the worst thing that could happen in that situation! Why is that? Why can't I just live for the moment and not stress over my baby's well-being. It is not that I don't trust the people he is with, but I just continue to think about the bad. Maybe it's a OCD thing and if I don't worry I feel like I'm a bad mother or something. Weird, huh? It could be that the older he gets, the more he can get into and so it's more of a task to keep an eye on him. Not to brag, but Jack did learn how to sit, stand, pull himself up in a standing position and transfer himself from one thing to another pretty early! Now he is starting to stand on his own for seconds at a time. And of course, everything goes to his mouth first. He has found the tags on stuffed animals and now that is what he looks for so he can put it in his mouth. I know he can bite it off too bc I have caught the whole thing in the roof of his mouth once and it scared me to death! But that does not stop him. "Le gusta la mala vida" He lives dangerously, my mom likes to say. So now I have you make sure the tag is cut completely off.

I guess the worrying will never end for parents. Even when he is 45 I'll still worry. How does the saying go? "Deciding to have a baby is to decide forever to let your heart go walking around outside your body..."? Something like that! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy, talking, crawling, beautiful baby boy!

It has been a while since I have written in my blog. Ive been through many changes since the last post. I went through losing a job and gaining another, the everyday changes we went through as parents and the growth of our now 9 month old baby boy! I couldn't really find the time anymore to blog and that is something I had to learn to live with. And that goes for any other hobby or activity pre-Jack. And when my time isn't occupied, it is enough to eat, clean and shower. BUT to be perfectly honest, i wouldn't want it any other way. Jack has grown so much in such a little time. I am already starting to think of ideas for his big 1st birthday hoohah!!

Here is an update on our precious baby....

Even though it is baby jibberish, he can talk your ear off and when he sees a "toy" (mainly anything he isn't supposed to play with) he grabs at it. He's a determined little guy and seems like he is studying us all. His new trick is to spit by using his tongue. For lack of trying to find the words to explain I will show you (pic below of him and his daddy).

He just had his 9 month check up and is doing great! Weighs 20lbs now and is 30 inches long - above average on height. We are hoping for a least a 6 footer! :) He is an amazing little baby and no matter what he does, it seems to put a smile on my face. I love it when he crosses his hands while he is sitting and relaxing. Lol. He looks so smart doing it! He loves baths and now can maneuver to where he wants to get out. I think it may be time to get him one of those bath seats....his laugh is the most addicting. You hear it and can't help but laugh too. I love this little guy and my love for him keeps on growing. When I find out someone else is having a baby I jump with excitement because soon they will feel the real love-at-first-sight feeling when they finally get to hold their baby just like i have felt. And will have so much fun with the many adventures they will have along the way.

In another note, Happy Birthday to my now 20 year old sister, Bianca! :)

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