Monday, November 26, 2012

Birthday in the hospital

After an appointment at the MD office today, I ended up in the hospital. While I was at the MD, I had an NST performed and was having regular contractions. I thought they were just Braxton-Hicks contractions, but apparently the fact that they were occurring during regular intervals made my doctor worried. That and the fact that I had been nauseated, vomiting and dizzy along with high blood pressure didn't help the situation any. So I was in the hospital for a few hours, bored and hoping that this baby wouldn't be arriving anytime soon. 3 more weeks until she's full term!

All of these things happening honestly made me forget that it was my birthday but my friends didn't let me forget :) We had a little dinner at the palace, decorations and all. Thank you to Rees for planning and everyone else who helped make my night a little more special! Love you guys :) Turning 30 ain't that bad after all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bed rest

So today I had an MD appointment and my doctor noticed that my blood pressure was high. So starting monday of next week I'm off work and on modified bed rest. Basically, I can shower, quickly fix my meals and drive myself to and from appointments as long as I'm feeling well enough to do so. So, how do people with toddlers do this exactly? 

Anyway, I was a little relieved but bummed that I had to get off of work. However, I know it's what's needed to take care of this little one in my belly so for her I would do anything. I must admit though, I know this bedrest is going to drive me crazy. On top of that we have a party at our house next saturday and it's going to drive me nuts that I'm not able to clean the house. Just thinking about it right now, I want to sweep and mop the floors already! 

But regardless of what Francis will tell you, I will take care of myself. Despite the occassional LIGHT cleaning (and by this I mean picking up a bottle that Alana has thrown on the floor), I will restrict myself to the bed. Wish I had time to stock up on art stuff to play around with though before this bed rest. Apparently I'm not allowed to go shopping either!!! (cry)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Why hello there!!!!!

Today the following people joined Francis, Alana and I during our 3D ultrasound of our little one (Lola Celia, Lolo Bal, Lola Cristina, Lolo Roy, Auntie Heidee). It makes me happy to know that baby #2 is being so loved already before she's even born! I was a bit worried that she would be neglected since Alana was born so recently but it hasn't been that way at all. Both families are extremely excited and it makes me happy.

Here are the pictures from the day. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


For those of you with more than one kid, do you ever get that sinking feeling when you're worried you're favoring one child over the other? Well today I've been thinking a lot about that. I know I have less time in the day for random things that I did with Alana, but should that be an excuse? I'm worried that I won't know how to balance my time and that I may neglect one of the other when the new baby finally arrives. How do you guys juggle all of this? With work, marriage, family and friends, how do you make time? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Here I found a post that another mom blogged about and it made me feel a little more at ease that I'm not the only one afraid of having a second child.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Time and a little balance

Because of her jet black curly hair and white complexion, this year we decided that Alana would be Snow White :) Oh how times have changed. This year my friends went to an Egyptian-themed Halloween party and pregnant me just didn't have the urge to go. Maybe it was a little bit of the fact that I can't go dressed as anything but a pumpkin at the moment, haha!!! But all jokes aside, I do need to find a better balance. I'm sure that you moms can relate to this but when I look at Alana, my only desire is to spend every waking moment with her. Looking at her right now while I blog, I feel like I should be teaching her something new, something more than just sitting her in front of a tv or toys. Then I start to think about going out with friends and I feel torn. I want to spend time with friends, but at the same time I have a responsibility to her, don't I? Don't get me wrong, it's not like I never leave the house or something, but there are just those days when I wonder if I'm doing it all wrong. Am I one of those mothers that just hover over her child and never take a break that I probably need? What if I'm just not the partying type anymore? I still make time for friends, talk on the phone, go out to lunch/dinner with them. Anyway, I guess this is all just a learning experience, right?

Back to Halloween though, Alana was the most adorable Snow White I have ever laid eyes on but I guess I'm a little biased. Hey, she's my daughter. I think I'm allowed! Hope everyone had a great halloween!!
Snow White ate the apple!
My beautiful Snow White
Alana and Mommy
...well...she ate the apple! 
Cutie Pie