Sunday, November 22, 2015

Final Trimester! Welcome to the Home Stretch...

I have officially reached the last 3 months of my pregnancy! Yaaaaaay!

Baby boy is now the size of an eggplant. I have weighed myself at different places, and i'm actually not sure which one is correct. At the spa, I'm 139....... at my mom's house using her scale, I'm 129..... hopefully I'm 129. Lol. My next doctor's appointment is Tuesday so i'll see how much I REALLY weigh. It scares me because if I really am 139 pounds, that mean's he's going to be huge because I was 139 pounds when I gave birth to Gabby.
Speaking of doctor's appointments, I am now going every 2 weeks. Which is good for me because I really have alot of questions now. This pregnancy is so different from my first and I am having so many different symptoms. I am soooo tired of eating. I know that is strange to say coming from a pregnant girl but it's like I'm ALWAYS hungry and I'm ALWAYS  eating. Lol. I'm just really tired of stuffing my face. It doesn't feel good at all. Speaking of eating, I have a new craving which is mango smoothies from Chicken Express. :) So yummy and so tart, and just what baby boy ordered haha. Another weird symptom is......I'm not growing any hair. I think I have mentioned before that I do not see any kind of growth with my head hair, but I just recently went to my monthly brazilian and underarm wax appointment, and my esthetician said that I barely have any hair to wax. And the hair that did grow out, it is very thin. It concerns me because of the beautiful mane that I had when I was pregnant with Gabriella. I mean, with her it was like gorilla hair growing. I couldn't shave my legs, or miss kitty enough. But of course I looked it up and I saw many different opinions about that. Some of course say that every pregnancy is different and it's normal, I read one that said when you're pregnant with a boy, your body is producing too much testosterone to make hair (which I don't get because wouldn't that make you more hairy?), then I also read that it could be normal but also a sign of a vitamin or nutrient that's missing and I should talk to my doctor. Exactly what I'm going to do on Tuesday.
I promise that i'm smaller in real life... lol
Besides all of the different symptoms, I am still feeling great. My back pain hasn't gone away but I will be seeing a pregnancy chiropractor soon to try to at least get some relief. I finally finished my registry and I will begin to plan my baby shower soon. I have so much on my mind and so many things to do with so little time to do it. So many plans! So much on my mind! Planning Gabriella's 3rd birthday party for December, planning Baby shower for January, planning for baby in February. I guess this is God's way of preparing me for what's to come with 2 children lol.  

Sunday, November 8, 2015

26 Weeks Pregnant!

Not much going on this week but the fact that this is my last week in my 2nd Trimester!

I am now 26 weeks pregnant :)
Baby boy is the size of a head of lettuce and based on the last doctors visit this past Tuesday, he is already 1 pound. My weight gain is actually being monitored right now. They say you always gain more weight with your second baby but I was 139 at delivery time with Gabby and I am already 132. I haven't even hit the third trimester yet haha. So now my new focus is trying to 1) Gain a pound every other week for the next 12-13 weeks. 2) Start eating more healthy and less junk food. So more water of course. 3) I am doing light workouts. Not as strenuous as they were with Gabby because I passed out twice. Oops. lol. My heartburn pain has also kicked in so it's best that I stay as far away from the grease as much as possible right now. Ouch!!!!! Ugh!!!! By the way, I hate Tums and Rolaids. Most disgusting taste in the world. I HAVE TO find a better remedy.
26 Weeks. (Ugh. I even feel bigger.)
On top of my little health kick, I have been doing nothing but cleaning. Clearing out more space and CLEANING. Yes. The wonderful nesting stage has begun. Haha. I literally have about 3 trash bags full of clothes, blankets and shoes from cleaning out me and Gabby's stuff and it's all ready to be donated. I power vacuumed the entire upstairs. I cleaned all windows and scrubbed the bathroom down. My next step is rearranging the playroom and buying another toy box for all of Gabriella's toys. Whew! I actually can't wait until I'm finished with the playroom.

When I was pregnant with Gabby, I was blessed enough to take a "babymoon" to San Antonio. Even though I was definitely planning on taking another one while I am pregnant with baby boy, I have decided not to. Of course using my free flight benefits from my job, the flight to anywhere would have been free, I just think it's best to save as much money as I possibly can. I just have so much coming up. I'm trying to get my Christmas shopping list done and out of the way, plan and pay for Gabby's 3rd birthday party, and also my baby shower! I have alot to pay for and going out of town right now is just not the best option. But just know for sure that after baby boy is born, we have at LEAST FIVE trips planned for next year.

Pregnancy To Do Checklist: Pre-Register with the hospital.
Done! I did this last year and it helped out so much when I went into labor. No need to fill out all of the paper work, because it was already done and in the system. So if you're having a baby, I STRONGLY suggest doing this.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I Know I'm Late!!!

25 Weeks Preggo! My 21st Birthday! Happy Halloween!
I never meant for these posts to be combined but I have been so busy and so tired to do ANYTHING right now. I finally found the energy to blog... a week later. Lol

I am now 25 weeks preggo. Baby boy is as big as a cauliflower. I just recently went to the doctor yesterday but I will tell you all how that went in my next post. I'm keeping all the goods on my pregnancy for next post.
25 Weeks <3
Last week was my 21st birthday! Exciting but at the same time... I'm pregnant and can't celebrate the traditional way by getting so wasted that I can't walk anymore. But that's okay. I found a way to still make it special by going to TX Spa Castle with my bestie Armoni. I swear it was the best spa I have ever been to. So many pools, so many Jacuzzis, so many saunas (that of course I couldn't go into, but I did peek.), and a juice bar, a sushi bar, tv's and private rooms to get specials treatments. Me and Armoni got facials in the "lavender room". Armoni made a valid point that we both should become members and come back as often as possible lol. It really was a very relaxing and fun experience. I recommend it to everyone. Now as for the drinking, I drank imported Green Tea straight from Japan :) haha. I'll make up this birthday next year after I am done with breastfeeding baby boy. <3

TX Spa Castle!

I wouldn't want to spend my birthday with nobody other than my best friend forever!

Halloween was also this past weekend! One of my favorite holidays and if you all know me, you know that I always say that Halloween is that day that signals the start of the hoilday season. YAY!!!!! I did the basic maternity costume and dressed up as an ancient Greek woman (supposed to be a goddess but I felt so swollen I just decided to become a regular ancient Greek citizen instead) and Gabby was dressed up as a Candy Corn Witch. She originally wanted to be Elsa but it broke my heart that every Party City we went to, they did not have her size. So we settled for the witch costume instead. She still loved it because she got a cool hat lol.

You don't need to see my swollen face....You get the idea of my costume!

With that said, I hope everyone had a great and fun Halloween since it definitely was on a Saturday this year. So no excuses lol. But for some reason it was not alot of houses participating in Trick or Treat this year. Which kind of makes me sad that the spirit of Halloween for kids is going down. Everyone is doing the carnivals and festivals now which is great and fun but I still want the tradition of trick or treating to not go away. Maybe it's just our neighborhood. Maybe. Me and Gabby trick or Treated for about 45 minutes and then we were done because like I said, noooooo houses were lit up. So we followed my baby sister and my little cousins to one of the church carnivals which we still had fun at.
Gabby the Candy Corn Witch!

Next year, Halooween will be much better because i'm planning an awesome trip to...............................
I already began saving and I plan on combining it for my birthday celebration and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party that they throw every year. I'm thinking Disney costumes for me and both of my kids next year :D

Monday, October 26, 2015

I'm 24 Weeks Pregnant and Turning 21 Years Old!!!

Two more weeks and then i'll be in my third trimester with just 3 more months to go. This is crazy! Time is just flying by (which is a good thing but still, give me some time! Lol).
I am now 24 weeks pregnant. Baby boy is the size of a cantaloupe and one thing he will not have to worry about when he arrives is mommy running out of breastmilk because these babies are already full of it. My breasts feel like they are full of milk, and my nipples are so sore and sensitive that I feel as if they are about to fall off. Wuah! They feel so much more worse than when I was pregnant with Gabby. I think I might have to invest in nipple butter early on before I give birth because my girls are in pain! TMI? Oh well. Welcome to my blog. :D
Aside from my aching cow udders, my back, as usual, is killing me and just recently, I pulled something in my knee. I've always read that a pregnant womans ligaments, muscles, and tendons change to accommodate labor. Well my quadricept ligament was pulled for 3 days and it hurt so bad. It healed pretty quickly but I wore a knee brace and kept lifted at all times. My nails are growing healthy thanks to the prenatal vitamins but unfortunately, my hair isn't growing at all! It's making me upset because I want my long hair back. Wuah!
Grow Hair, Grow!
I'm already planning on using my It Works Hair Skin and Nails Vitamins after I give birth.

Due to work training, I have missed about 2 important appointments with my doctor. She's pretty upset with me but next Tuesday I should be able to see her. I hope. I missed the 2nd trimester sonogram (to confirm that baby boy is still a boy), and I will be just off my schedule for the nasty glucose tolerance test. Hopefully she packs them both into one day to get it all over with but I doubt that will happen. Maybe week to week.
I have already started my online registry at Target and Babies R Us. It just feels so different. Of course a girl and a boy are night and day but it's funny because I now know what is a necessity and what is not. But I can definitely say that shopping for boy clothes is much different than shopping for girl clothes for me; But that's because i'm too much of a girly girl and get excited when I see tutus and hairbows lol.
24 Weeks
Now I'm letting my pregnancy emotions get the best of me as I write this next paragraph. All I can think about is how much longer I have to spend time with Gabby and Gabby only. 3 more months and she will officially have to share the spotlight. It kind of makes me sad. Gabriella is my first baby and I know she always will be but she's been the one I came home to every single night and I only had to feed, play with and take care of her. Now it will be 2. I'm promising Gabby and myself that these last 3 months, all eyes will be on her while she still can take advantage of it. I'm going to miss it being just me and her. But I know my heart has plenty of room for her little brother to fit in too. I love both of my babies. I love both of them equally. And I will do anything for them. <3

*wipes tears away*

I will be turning 21 years old on Wednesday!!!
I originally had plans to travel to Jamaica or some island with my girls for a week and just drink on a beach and have a good time. But due to my pregnancy circumstances, I had to change those plans lol. This year I'm requesting to just relax and get pampered. I'll make up for it next year haha. I have plenty of time to do it. Plus with my added flight benefits, I really really do have the option of flying anywhere I wanna go!
Be looking out for my birthday post about how Wednesday and the rest of the weekend turn out! <3

Monday, October 19, 2015

Soo Busy! (Update on 22 and 23 Weeks Preggo)

These past two weeks have been just super busy for me. I haven't had time to blog at all. I've been getting home, having to cook and get Gabby ready for bath and bed time, and by the the time she falls asleep, I get ready for bed and knock right out. Lol. It's so much going on and as each day passes by, I look up and I realize that I only have like 3 months left until baby boy gets here. This year is just speeding by.
Last week, on October 11th was one of my good friends, Chelsea's (better known as Veggie) birthday! So I first want to give a big birthday shout out to her. I miss her because she is going to school full time as well just like Gurley is and we don't get to see each other often either.
The state fair of Texas finally hit town and me and Gabby were blessed to go this year. It was her first time and my first time back in 9 years since I usually go to Louisiana state fair because it's cheaper. But I am still a bit upset because I didn't have time to get my candy apple and cotton candy :'(  It's okay. I just might have to get it at Louisiana State Fair.
State Fair of Texas with my love <3

This past week has also been a very busy one. It was my final week of basic training for my job and it was test week. I took my basic test and passed it! I felt so relieved and so excited at the same time. The test was pretty easy and not as bad as everyone made it seem. So now I have 1 more week of advanced training as well as 1 full monitored week on the phone.

As for new baby boy on the way, I am now 23 weeks!

You can see my Picasa Web Album of my week by week growing bump right here!

He is now the size of a grapefruit and about 11 inches long. I officially have 3 months left and man am I already feeling like I'm in the 3rd trimester. My back is already killing me, I'm getting up at 3am just to pee, my face is starting to swell, it's getting more and more uncomfortable to sleep, I can barely stay awake during the's too early! I have a month left until my 3rd trimester! Why so early?! Lol smh. This just confirms that my 3rd trimester will be horrible.
It's true what they say though. Your body carries a boy differently than it carries a girl. Gabby was positioned high up in my ribs. Baby boy is so low, I feel as if he'll pop out any second. Which explains my back pain. I bought a belly band to help with the back pain but it only helps a little bit.
3. More. Months.

On the bright Wednesday is my birthday! :D I'm accepting gifts starting now! Lol

Monday, October 5, 2015

My First Week at the New Job; 21 Weeks Pregnant; Big Plans Coming Soon!

I have officially finished my first week of a new job! :D Still so happy that I actually got hired after months of being without a job and I just praise God for it because it is exactly what I needed. Yay!
Well my first week of training went pretty well. So far it's not too intense like what everyone was saying it was going to be but of course I have a bad habit of speaking to soon haha so we'll see how the next 2 weeks play out as well. But so far I am still learning alot on how the operating systems and the company works. The systems I will be working with are relatively easy to manage once I get more practice with them. It's the customers concerns that worry me the most because we all know how customer service can be. The company itself is so perfect in my opinion. I really can see myself here for some time while I work towards my degree. Awesome pay. Awesome benefits. And I think the best part is that I get flight benefits! :D Me and my kids are definitely gonna take PLENTY of vacation trips now!
The new official work selfie mirror!
I am now 21 weeks pregnant! Baby boy is the size of a pomegranate or carrot. His flutters are turning into jumps (right on my damn bladder!), and it's also getting harder to not notice that I am pregnant, hence i'm getting up every 15 minutes to pee and my clothes are showing this tiny bump off. I am also starting to feel little previews of third trimester annoyances. Ugh! Little tings of indigestion almost every night (lot of hair already? Just like your sister lol). My lower back is starting to hurt but not too bad just yet. He's sooooo low in my pelvis which is complete opposite of Gabby because she was pretty much high up in my ribs! Since he's so low, I think that is why my lower back is starting to kill me already as well as it kinda hurts when he jumps. But luckily, my mommy bought me another belly band, WHICH HELPS ALOT! I recommend it to all mommas.
21 Weeks
With all these great changes happening, I am so excited to get the ball rolling on my plans I have for the rest of the year, for when I have my son, and all the way up to next year. I just started the process of cleaning out my room and making new space for me and my babies. 2 playrooms, a toddler bed for Gabby and I am also getting rid of A TON of me and Gabby's clothes to make more closet and dresser space. It's alot to do but it takes one day (or one weekend) at a time and I plan on being done by no later than Thanksgiving.

So excited! So blessed! :D

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Autumn! 20 Weeks Pregnant (Halfway Done!) and Making Room!

Happy Autumn!
The season is finally changing! As I get older, I tend to despise summer more lol which is weird. Maybe because I'm beginning to hate the heat or it could just be a Texas thing. Who knows. Of course the only downfall of the seasons changing for me is that I have really bad allergies when it does happen. No matter what season, I always get attacked with allergies for about 2-3 weeks. Haha yes, it sucks. But Autumn/Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. One is because it marks the start of the holiday season with Halloween, State Fair of Texas starts (the best EVA!), the beauty of orange and red leaves is just breathtaking, not to mention the perfect cool weather, football season, sweater weather, and most importantly, My Birthday is in October! So happy fall ya'll! ;)

Today is a big and happy step in my pregnancy...I'M HALFWAY DONE!!!!!
20 Weeks Today!
Baby is the size of a banana. His flutters are definitely kicks now. And it just got a little harder to hide my bump in work clothes that I've tried on lol.
As you can probably tell, I'm too excited to go back to work. I've bought all sorts of office supplies, I've been studying hardcore on the airport city codes, and of course trying to find some maternity office wear (which is very very very hard to find). Once again, I feel blessed beyond measure because I have found a new job. And not only that, it's a job that I know I will love.
I have decided not to move out of the area that I currently live in. I just find it to be more affordable and with 2 kids, that for sure needs to be an important word in my vocab that I need to put to good use. When I start my new job, I cannot wait to buy things for the home. That sounds so funny but it's true lol. Making room for me and my babies should be alot of fun. :)

I didn't make a post last week because of my busy schedule but last Saturday was my best friend, Gurley's birthday! I want to give a big (belated) birthday blog shout to her! Fun fact: We're both pregnant at the same time. How kool is that? lol. Happy Birthday Best Friend. I love you. :)

I might not be on social media too much this week as I try to adjust to my new working schedule. But I will of course tell you all about my first week :D

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It's A Boy!!!

It's A Boy!!!!!!!!

Finding Out: The Suspense Was Real!Since we could not find out what baby was at my last doctors appointment, and the nurses told me that it would have to be at my next appointment which is A MONTH AWAY (October 28th to be exact ;D), I said... Oh noooooooo! I just didn't get excited for nothing and definitely not to wait another month to see the gender of my baby! So Leland, baby boy's daddy, was kind enough to agree to going to an independent sonogram place to see the gender of our baby.
We went to Stork Vision in Garland which also offers 3D sonos and heartbeat CD's and etc. Of course it all costs extra but I just wanted to see the gender of my baby. The entire time there I was so excited but nervous. My family doesn't necessarily have the best of luck when it comes to "a mix of genders" when someone gets pregnant. We all have girls. Haha. So all I could think of was, "What if it's a girl even though I feel like it's a boy? It might just be a different pregnancy." But little did I know, our family luck with having only girls has officially been broken.
Before the Stork Vision visit.
When the sonographer tried to show me my baby's private parts, he told me that the baby's legs were a little crossed. I instantly thought, "Omg. Only girls cross their legs. It's a girl. I knew it." But the he kept searching. Then finally, he said to me, "It looks like a boy.....yeap. It's a boy. There is his peepee." I said, "What?!?! It's a boy?!" And there it was. My baby boy's little peepee on the screen lol. At first to be honest I really didn't see it. I don't know what I was expecting to see lol. But the sonographer pointed it out to me and showed me where his testies were and his little peepee right on top. My mommy senses were right!

My Gender Reveal
Knowing me, I can't hold something so exciting in for so long. Clearly it was very hard for me to hide my pregnancy for an entire summer. If I wasn't so excited (and still waiting for my new job to start), I would have planned a big big gender reveal party. But it was clearly best that I just have a small thing with just immediate family and closest friends.
I looked all on Pinterest and searched Google for unique gender reveal ideas. I really didn't want to do the usual that everyone does. You know with the balloons in a box and pinata with pink or blue candy. Come on now. I'm so much more fun that that. I wanted to do something fun and interactive so I came across the brilliant idea of a "paint party".
I got blue paint bottles from Walmart the night before and black duct tape. I covered all the bottles with the black duct tape so nobody would be able to see the color before squirting out the paint. I went to my favorite place on earth, Party City, and was disappointed to find out that all of their gender reveal stuff is online only. So I just ended up getting some blue chocolate "It's A Boy" cigars for favors.
People who I invited met me at the park across the street from my house, which has big fields and was perfect for throwing paint. By the time everyone made it there, I handed out the paint bottles and we headed out to the field. Leland was in charge of taking video and pictures of course. But since Snapchat is so big now, everyone had their cameras rolling lol. I explained the rules and what to do, I counted to 3,2,1 and the paint went flying all over me and all I heard were screams of joy coming from them all.
Everyone was so excited that I am having a boy. Even my great grandmother, grandmother and great aunt who were all watching from FaceTime from my sister's phone screamed with joy. "We needed a boy" is what my granny said. We really did.
I am beyond excited and I know that this will be so different from taking care of and raising Gabriella but I'm so ready for it. Me and my aunt are already starting to pre-plan the baby shower and shopping for boy clothes lol. Not gonna lie, I'm gonna really miss the tutus and cute clothes from having a girl but Gabby still has a couple more years until she gets too old for them so I'm taking advantage while I can!

You know my biggest fear right now is, what if I go to my doctors office in a month and it turns out to be a girl. I swear I don't know what I would think or do!!!

You can see more pictures and videos of the gender reveal here!

A girl and a boy.... Some say that I am done and I just might have to agree lol. This is about to be such a fun journey. You all have no idea how excited and happy I am right now. :D

Monday, September 14, 2015

18 Weeks Pregnant and Searching for a New Place!

I am almost halfway there! I am 18 weeks pregnant! My baby is now the size of a sweet potato and no.......I still don't know what the gender is yet! :(
But have no fear. TOMORROW, I am going to Stork Vision in Garland, a 3D Sonogram place just to see the gender. I'm more than excited. :D
I really can't believe that I am almost halfway done with pregnancy. I can tell little man/girl is growing in there because not only am I having serious back pains and headaches, but I am having the strangest and dirtiest dreams ever. My boobs have also 2 sizes. I went from 32C to 32DD (34D if I really want to be comfortable). Not to mention they're hard as rocks and feel more like melons than boobies. If this is what fake boobs feel like, I am so glad I changed my mind about possibly getting them.  I am also starting not to fit into my pants any more. Time for Maternity Clothes! February will be here before I know it.

18 Weeks! (Excuse my fat arm)
I was just recently blessed with a new job that I am soooooo super excited to start (It's on my Facebook). I'll be getting a great pay with benefits which is always awesome and with that said, it is now time to start looking for a new place to stay! Obviously I need a bigger space for 2 babies. Not to mention all of the toys that will be taking over. I'm looking for places near my new job in Irving and luckily, Gabriella's daycare has locations around the same area as well which is great because all I have to do is transfer her over to the new location. I'm still unsure if I want to stay in my current area or go ahead and move to Irving but we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck on my search!

Still super excited to find out the gender tomorrow! :D
P.S Amber got moved up to Varsity! I'm so proud of my little sis!

Friday, September 4, 2015

My Little Sister is a High Schooler, Happy Birthday Granny, and I'm 17 Weeks Preggo!

I used to hear all the time about how the older we get, the faster time just flies by. It seems like just yesterday I gave birth to Gabriella. That was almost 3 years ago! It seems like yesterday I was 14 years old entering high school as a wide eyed Freshman. That was 5 years ago! And over 14 years ago, I became a big sister. Jeeeeeeez I feel so old. Lol. Last week, I just experienced my little sister Amber becoming a high schooler. I tried not to imagine this day when I was younger haha. I just couldn't. But my little MooMoo is in high school. I'm so proud of her because I can see how much smarter she is than I was in high school. It used to take a village to tell me to do homework before I would actually do it. Lol. Not proud of it now of course. Amber is also the best volleyball player I know. She loves her sport and I just know it will eventually get her scholarships to her favorite colleges. How do I know? Well she's a Freshman who made the JV team (should have been the Varsity but it's still a great accomplishment). I guess next up is her first boyfriend, her sweet 16, her driver's license test, many many homecomings, and omg...Prom and her graduation. I just might cry...
Volleyball Star Amber!
Yes...She is wayyy taller than me.
Speaking of time flying by, God has blessed my granny with another year of life! 77 years to be exact. My granny has been a great blessing in my family's life and we really can't see a day without her. We're going to Shreveport this weekend for her birthday and Labor Day so it should be a fun weekend with all of our family. Happy Birthday Granny!
My granny with Kamryn right after her Gymnastics meet.
Today marks 17 weeks in my pregnancy!
Baby is now the size of an onion and I am starting to feel flutters! I didn't feel Gabby until I was about 18 or 19 weeks. But this time around, I can tell what is a gas bubble and what's a flutter kick. I can't wait until they get stronger....wait...let me not speak too soon because Gabby kicked my rib out... take your time on kicking mommy buddy! Lol.
17 weeks
Even though I got stretch marks with Gabriella around 35 weeks, I still have been getting an early start on prevention. Just incase this one is a boy and grows to be over 8 or 9 pounds by birth and gives me more (I've seen it happen!). From past experience, I know what works and what doesn't. Yay! Lol. With Gabriella, I tried Bio-Oil (which does nothing but makes your stomach oily) and cocoa butter (which works to an extent by using just the right amount of moisture but gives slower results)and pure African Shea Butter (Pretty much does the same thing as cocoa butter) and many more products I've tried that just don't work. But the 3 fastest working products that worked for me and I saw results with were, CeraVe Intensive Stretch Mark Cream (Walgreens), It Works! Stretch Mark Cream (order from your favorite It Works! distributor) and just because it smells good and even though it took longer to see results i'll go ahead and throw in Palmer's Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks and Tummy Butter (any store). So, fingers crossed that I won't get anymore and the existing ones go away and don't get worse!

My next doctor's visit is next Wednesday and I am so excited! I don't know for sure yet but since I will be almost 18 weeks by then, I might be able to see the gender of my baby!!! I just seriously can't wait anymore. I am also even thinking of the gender reveal party already. ;) Shhh. I'm not telling how I'm gonna do it yet.

My week by week bump update is on my Picasa web album here!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

SURPRISE! I'm Pregnant With Baby #2!

   Trying to keep this a secret all summer was very hard. I'll just start right there lol. With Gabriella, I wasn't THIS sick and I wasn't in my first trimester during the summer. And if you know anything about pregnancy or have been pregnant before, you know the first trimester is the worst part of pregnancy. Morning sickness, mood swings, bloating, fatigue, sore boobs and an aching back, all rev up to 500% in dry Texas heat. If you follow me on social media, I'm sure you've noticed I barely did anything this summer, let alone take a selfie, because I really had zero energy and was sick to my stomach.
   SOOOO now that you know why I've been so anti-social, back to the good news at hand... I'm Pregnant, AGAIN! Lol. I can definitely say that this pregnancy is already so different from when I was pregnant with Gabby. I guess you can say I was lucky with her.

   Now I will be very honest with you guys... I'm still a single mother. Will this be harder for me?, yes. But will I be okay?, I always am. If you haven't noticed by now, I know how to take a bad situation and make it work out for good by my faith and the help of God. We all have life lessons to learn and everyone learns in a different way. Some get the lessons right off the bat, for others it takes more than one way to show them. I guess I'm just better learning the hard way haha.

How I found out-
   I just knew it. I felt it. I had to have only been like 2-3 weeks. My boobs were sooooo sore. When I took off my bra, it felt like rocks falling down in my chest. I was also sooooooo moody. Everyone I talked to, seemed to piss me off just by them opening their mouth. Lol. And finally, I was sooooooo hungry and always eating. And I'm not talking like snacks and little meals here and there. No. I craved STEAK, BURGERS (I don't even eat those anymore), EGGS AND CHICKEN FRIED STEAK. I was eating like a warrior. So yea....I just knew it. But you know you can't really take a pregnancy test until after you miss your period, so I had to wait a while. Then... I missed my period. Haha I immediately bought 3 ClearBlue tests and took them. All positive. By the way, I bought the ones that told you how many weeks you're supposed to be and I just wanted to let you all know, don't waste your money on that bogus s***. It said I was 2-3 weeks which was a lie because I had took the first day of my last period (which is what the doctors do) and calculated my weeks and due date online. I was definitely 5-6 weeks by the time I found out. I told my family the old fashioned way, by word of mouth, text messages, and phone calls. I won't sugar coat it for you all. I am blessed to have a family that is understanding but they also taught me to be independent and take responsibility for my mistakes and actions. When I told them, "It is what it is." "Take care of your s***" "It's gonna be hard but we're always here."

   Since then, my pregnancy has been of course sick and nauseating but like always it gets better eventually. I am due on Valentine's Day 2016. I am currently 15 weeks and 2 days. My next appointment, I will hopefully find out what I'm having. :)  I love my babies and would do anything for them. I'm blogging it all again!!! Welcome to my second pregnancy journey!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015!

Hello and Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
I hope you all had a great Mother's Day and gave thanks to the strong women that raised you.

Well as for me, this was a pretty chill Mother's Day this year.
Our's started the Saturday before actual Mother's Day. We, my sisters and I, wanted to take our mom out early because we just knew that Sunday's restaurants would be PACKED!
So we took mommy out for some Sushi! I wanted to try something different instead of the traditional Pappadeaux, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and such. I was so happy because my mom was happy. And that's all that mattered. And I'm also proud of myself for turning my mom and little sister into sushi lovers! Instead of them getting the traditional and safe California Roll, I convinced them t try the tempura roll (and incase you want to know, Vegas Roll or anything similar to it is the best!!!).
In all, it was a great night for my mom.

Since you all know now, this was my first Mother's Day as a single mommy. Yes, it kina hurt to look back on my last 2 Mother's Day posts from previous years, especially my first Mother's Day. I was so hopeful that our little family was getting off to a great start. Haha but I'm over it like I said. On Sunday, I stayed home with Gabby, cleaned, did laundry and we stayed in our jammies all day and I loved it. <3 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cinco De Mayo at Ojos Locos!

Just giving you all a little run down on our Cinco de Mayo dress up week at my lovely job. ;-*
As you may know, I DO NOT work Saturdays or Sundays. But due to the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight this past weekend, I had to work to fit the night girl's schedules.
So my day 1 dress up was on a Saturday.
The phones were ringing off the hook with people still trying to reserve tables for that night's fight and not to mention, us chicas had to help get everything else set up and ready. So I only had time to take a quick little cute selfie. :)
Day 2 was on a Monday.

I was still kinda drained from the weekend but managed to still look the part.
And Day 3 (the final day) on a Tuesday was my favorite (and everyone else's).

And you see why? Lol! They all wanted some Hot Tamales ;P

I always order my costumes for dress up days and I usually save it for the last day of dress up week. Best for last :)

Everyone always asks where I get my costumes and outfits from and there is always one (sometimes 2 or 3) places I get them from but I order all my sexy costumes and outfits online.
My top 3 websites: (Hot Tamale costume)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doing It God's Way Doesn't Make Sense, But It Works.

Here I am again after a very very long break. And of course I missed sharing everything with you all. <3 Sorry it's been so long. 
Well, let's pick up where I left off. Hmm. In October. I'm officially no longer with Gabby's father, Claude. Not going to get into details about what happened but he found happiness elsewhere besides with me and trying to make our family work. Don't worry. I'm finally over it now. Haha I came to the realization that I don't need that type of man in my life anyway and trying to somewhat "force" our family to work would only make things worse. 
I'm not saying that getting over it was fast and easy because it was anything but. I always tell people that if we didn't have a child together, it would be so much easier to forget about him and let everything go. But since I have to look at him almost every single day because of our child, it was so much harder. For about 4-5 months I felt very lonely, hurt, sad and heartbroken. February hit me pretty hard. Then I finally got over it. With the help of some encouraging people, my family and friends, my new church and a little bit more (or alot more) confidence, I became at peace with myself once again. 
God does everything for a reason. He knows what we want and desire but He also knows what's best for us. So trust in Him because he knows what He's doing.
Just me and my baby Gabby is all I need. 

Since then, I have been feeling like my "old self" again. My confidence is back and I'm now focused on my dream goals again. All of course while being the best mommy I can be for Gabby. 

I haven't really been dating. Just having fun ;) I believe it's because I was hurt so bad and also because I'm so focused on other things right now. My king will come though. I'm not worried about that. Just gonna give it some time ;) 

One thing that I have been doing is keeping my resolutions for 2015. 
1. Try to keep my health up and get back into the gym, yoga studio and dance studio. 
Well I'm still not in the gym or the yoga studio. I'm still kinda lazy for that lol. And it's also I just don't have that much time. But I am eating right. I haven't eaten a burger in almost 5 months :D I also don't really eat too much pork. Every meat I eat, I try to make sure it's either grilled or Kosher. (Go to and watch a video titled Earthlings. You would change your eating habits too). I drink natural juices (Bai5 and Bolthouse Farms are my favorite) and lemon water every day. I'm using the It Works health system and loving my results. I also am using a waist trainer. Yes, it's get fine time! Lol. 
But all I need to do is still try to workout wether it's in a gym or not. Dance starts in the fall (I can't wait for that too).
Excuse the mess. Lol :) 

2. Travel more. 
The reason why I mainly wanted to start really getting healthy was because I had planned on traveling alot this year and how terrible is that, if I were to get sick before, during or after one of those trips. So 1. Yes I have been traveling ALOT ALOT in this short 5 months :) and 2. I have yet to get sick before, during or after those trips (knocks on wood for extra luck).
My first visit to Los Angeles, California. 

I've also colored my hair to red! Haha. Not exactly the red I was hoping for but I need somewhat of a darker color to let my hair repair and grow after my blonde broke it off and damaged it so much. 
Like it? 

As for Gabriella, my big girl is now 2 years old. And what a feisty, bossy, sweet and smart 2 year old she is! Again, I'm so sorry and sad that I didn't have the chance to blog about her birthday party or anything else. 
She's now in a early preschool learning center that we both love and she's learning so much and so fast. I love my little baby. I can't really call her a little baby anymore haha but of course she's still always gonna be my baby. 

I've been at my current job, Ojos Locos Dallas for over a year now. Of course I've looked for other places to work but I guess it's not in God's plan yet. 
I'm so sorry for not posting. But the breakup took a big hit on me. I'm feeling much better now. As I've promised before, and I will promise again (until another much needed break needs to happen again) I will be back on posting more again. It's just too much planned this year for me to let you guys miss out on anything else. 
You can see more of my travels, more party planning, holidays, and of course Gabriella and me. (I turn 21 this year so your don't wanna miss it lol :P)

I love you all so very much. <3