A couple days ago my husband took Celeste and I to the beach to enjoy the beautiful warm day we were having. Since Celeste’s birth we hadn’t really been out much with her and most of the outings we did have with her had been for doctor appointments, so it felt great to be out together… Continue reading A gift to myself
One of my favorite things this time of year is seeing the Christmas lights on people’s homes, especially when it’s the traditional standard colored lights because they take me back to the early 80’s and so many wonderful memories of Christmas with my parents. There’s something so comforting about tradition, and as I was walking Biggie around… Continue reading Christmas Memories
They say the first three months of having a baby are the toughest…we just survived four weeks. I wonder what happens after the 3 month mark? Does it just magically change or is it that your body and mind finally become accustomed to the sleep deprivation and you learn a new way of functioning? We… Continue reading Four down, eight more to go?
I remember back in my 20’s I could go out with friends after a shift at the restaurant, have some appetizers and drinks, come home, sleep for maybe 4 – 5 hours and feel rested and ready to conquer the new day. Fast forward to my mid 30’s and these last 3 1/2 weeks of sleep deprivation. I feel as… Continue reading Hungover, except without the alcoholic fix
Very excited to finally have a chance to announce that our baby girl, Celeste Monreal, arrived on Nov. 16, 2011 at 5:14p. Baby Celeste weighed a healthy 7 lb 11 oz and measured 20 1/2 inches, she definitely got her height from her daddy! As you can imagine the last two weeks have been filled… Continue reading Heavenly Gift
I’ve been thinking about a few people who are very dear to my heart and who have been going through considerable troubles and obstacles in their lives recently. One of them even asked at one point why bad things happen to good people and the comment made me think about the discussion our small group… Continue reading Getting Past Obstacles
It’s been a cloudy, overcast, rainy day in CA and I LOVE it! I know I’ll be moaning about the cold soon enough and missing the warmth of the sun, but in the meantime I’m feeling refreshed and happy with this welcome change in weather. I’m still very much pregnant and going strong with no real consistent… Continue reading Rainy Days and Round Bellies
Well here I am starting my 39th week in my pregnancy! I never imagined I would get this far. This just goes to show how little is in our control and why it’s best to just trust in God and your body. Seriously back when I was in my 34th week I was just praying to make it… Continue reading I’m A Ticking Time Bomb
If you’ve got a Twitter account would love it and be so thankful if you followed the link below to help out Southern California Bulldog Rescue aka SCBR. I’ve avoided opening a Twitter account of my own for a long time but so want to help SCBR that I joined today. Here’s the link with… Continue reading Calling All Twitter Peeps!
Today I started week 37 of my pregnancy and am now considered full term, yay!! I was doing some light exercises in the living room and then happened to glance in the mirrors we have and felt such a glow and happiness to see my big round belly and I felt absolutely beautiful. It was… Continue reading Round and Beautiful