martes, 20 de agosto de 2013

Mia's Birth Story ♥

Mia Isabelle Gonzalez Rivas 
Born: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
11:20 am - Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela)
49 cm - 2,985 k

You can tell Mia's a Happy Baby!
She's constantly Smiling!

Our Birth story:
I had my last Doctor's appointment on Tuesday (13-08-13) It was the day I went in to confirm my C-section was going to happen on Friday, BUT we actually had a slight change of Plans (God's ways are truly amazing by the way) Doctor checked me and then he broke the news to us (I was accompanied by my dad, cousin and Husband) "You're going to be induced TOMORROW and we will try natural birth, if that doesn't work i'll perform the c-section" .. That's when my eyes popped out and we all yelled WHAAAAT!

I was filled with emotions, I felt joy because I knew I was even closer than I thought of meeting my little Princess Mia We asked the Doctor over and over again "are you sure?" We just couldn't believe it! At that point (6:30 pm) we started to run and getting ready for what was going to be one of the best days of my life! I went to get my hair and nails done very quickly .. Then ran home to prep my Hospital Bag & Mia's Diaper Bag, I finished at about 1:20 am

We were at the clinic the next day at 6:22 am (We barely slept because of the excitement) I got admitted at about 7:15 am after handling all the paperwork. That's when my labor process began .. Nurses were amazing and treated me super nice! My Doctor came in not long after and at about 8:00 I started to feel my first contractions, I thought that they were because of the Meds they used to induce labor .. at about 10:20 am my Doc noticed that the meds they gave me were just vitamins .. at that point we found out my labor started all by itself, and that I had dilated 5 cm without any meds to induce labor

Without a doubt Wednesday was the day Mia was coming! God works in the most amazing ways! At about 10:30 am I got "THE MEDS" (The ones to induce labor of course, THE REAL ONES!) And at 11 am I was fully dilated and contracting like crazy! The shooting pain during every contraction was overwhelming words can't even begin to explain, I even almost started to cry! At 11:05 I got my epidural and not to many pushes after Mia was Born at exactly 11:20 am! Doctor asked if I wanted to carry her and I responded a BIG BIG YESSS!!

He layed her over my bare chest and that's when it hit me .. Even though I wasn't alone in the room with my Baby girl that moment then and there had turned into the most intimate memory ever! I felt her warm tiny body and that's when I realized "I'M A MOMMY!!!" I began to shed some tears and didn't want to let her go, but she had to get cleaned up to meet Daddy, so they took her away! My heart was tiny I really didn't want to let her go!
I got stitches and at about 12:30 I was in the Recovery room! I got many congratulations from several Doctors and Nurses because I had concored NATURAL BIRTH! I felt brave and empowered! God blessed me and Javi that day with so much patience and strength, but most of all with a Beautiful Healthy Baby girl!
Mia was born with a circular (umbilical cord around her neck) but Doctor had no problem removing it .. there were no complications during the whole pregnancy and labor just a bunch of BLESSINGS!!
Our stay at the hospital that day was pleasant! We had so much family come in to meet Mia .. and most family members and close friends got "MIA SHIRTS" done you can see in the pictures! Over 25 shirts!!!!!!

It was a very happy day .. no words can truly describe how we both felt that day .. we can say we fell IN LOVE all over again not only with our baby girl but also with each other! Javi was amazing throughout my pregnancy and specially on that day! He has always been caring and loving to me .. now to our little Princess!

The Happy Daddy!

I have to add words from DADDY Javi to our sweet Little Mia: "My beautiful princess, I want to express that the first time I really saw you changed me internally, your face made ​​me a new man and it awoke a sense of huge protection in me, at that exact moment I knew I was going to have a beautiful reason for overcoming anything and I want to be better every day to give you everything you need in your life! I want to help you awake your conscience and I want you to feel proud of your dad. I'd like for you to experience what happened to me. I want you to have children and I want you to be as good or better as my parents were to me and taught me (your grandparents). I want to be pleasing but correct, I want to be fun but I also want to teach you in order that you someday you know the truths of the kingdom that God gave you and delivered you to, so that you can be whatever you wanna be in your life without a hassle! I want to share two biblical phrases which always were crucial to form me as a living person in this beautiful kingdom here on earth: 1) I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13) 2) The man is what he thinks it is. The limit is in your mind, and in this life you can get where you want because God is in your favor and will always help you .. I love you with all my heart. Love, Dad: Jav'D"
We both got discharged the next day at about noon! We happily went home and that's when the fun began! But that's a whole new story which i'll be sharing soon!

Sweet Baby Mia in her "Going Home outfit" with Mommy!

Mia's Grandparents and Aunties couldn't wait to take her Home!

I can't finish up without also have mentioning the people that during this experience were next to me all the way! My mom, dad and little Sister who were upgraded to "GRANDPARENTS and AUNT" not only were they beside me at all times, they were also the best support system anyone could have! I love you guys so much! You filled me with love and Mia felt it through me! We are so grateful to God for you.

Family Love!

Shout out to my in laws and sisters in law .. Who were also with us along this wonderful ride and their support and advise will help us during this new step in our lives! To my cousin/more like a sister Angelica and my childhood friend Yoanka I'd like to give special thanks I love you girls and hope to have you in our lives forever!

To end this in the cutest way here are some adorable outfits I've put Mia in!

Mia's First Sun Bath and Bath Time! And then ..
Cozy time in her Crib!

Sweet Baby Mia in one of her many animal print Outfits!

To finish up all I can add is that she's our new obsession! Me and Javi are so Grateful and we'll dedicate this AMAZING, HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL to our Lord! Because he granted us one of the most deep, loving and enriching experiences in our Lives! To be Parents! 

miércoles, 7 de agosto de 2013

Important Family dates on Display!!! - 37 weeks!

Currently: 37 weeks
Status: Healthy & Happy!


  • Meaning of Mia: Deeply hoped-for child, someone beloved, a work of the, high-spirited, daughter, my or mine
  • Meaning of Isabelle: is "God's promise; God is my oath"

To my sweet Princess Mia in your month!

Because you are deeply loved and wanted ..
and you are the most beautiful Promise from God to us!
We love you!

So .. Decided to do this: (Bottom Image)
Combining the MOST important dates in our Life in one strip of Images!
I Loved using part of the meaning of Mia's name in the Picture of her ultrasound just like the girl in the original Idea (Link at the end)! ♥

(Click here for the Link to the original Idea)
I also pinned it in my Pinterest Account

domingo, 30 de junio de 2013

Mia's Room/Nursery Progress Report

Mia's Room/Nursery Progress Report

Mia's room had been painted for a while now! But last week we finally got to actually work on it with the help of Abuelito Rey & Abuelita Diaxne!

Crib is in ..
Drawer organizer is in .. and even 
the closet!

Curtains are up and Mia's Clothes are folded!
Still have plenty to do, but it was a really fruitful weekend, we got so much done!
Wall decal is up too!

I don't really have a theme in her room its just VERY PINK and full of cuteness!

Top: Picture #1 - As you can see the crib is officially IN the nursery Mmm .. no mattress yet, but soon! Picture #2 & #3 Mia's Drawer organizer is filled with cute clothes, socks, bows, it's all in there, but I still have plenty of things to Fix on top! Picture #4 - Inside of Baby Mia's crib - it's Filled with things that are going to be hanging on the walls, Baby Crib bedding set and Toys.

Bottom: Mia's Closet as you can see in the picture where the closet door is opened, all the Tiny Fabulous clothes are on hangers but the little hanging tubes are not in yet! Once again, it will be done soon!

Top: These is Mia's Drawer Organizer. Four Drawers are filled, no more space for now!

Bottom: Ever since I got our 3d/4d done I just can't stop staring at our Little Cutie, Javi and I can't have a Bad day when waking up to this on our Fridge door! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH MIA ISABELLE!

Now that I'm on the 3d/4d ultrasound subject here is a Tiny collage of Mia's and Fabi's (Yoanka's healthy Baby boy, she's a childhood friend who I adore and someone I have been glad to be sharing this experience with!!)

Mia is currently 31 weeks and 5 days and Fabian is 29 weeks and 5 days!
Were hopelessly in LOVE with these two!

Hope to meet them soon, but I really have to finish the nursery first!
Things are coming together!! I feel humongous-ly BLESSED & so does Javi!

Hope everyone continues to enjoy their weekend!

martes, 25 de junio de 2013

Weekly Bump Update: 29th week - 30th week

¿Baby Size? 

  • Week 29 & 30: Mia now weighs between 2 1/2 to 3 pounds (1.1k - 1.4k) (about the size of a butternut squash or a large cabbage) and is a tad over 15.2 to 15.7 inches long (38.6 to 39.9 cm) from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. To meet her increasing nutritional demands, I'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron.

Daddy & Mommy went on their
Babymoon .. Plus we celebrated Daddy's
1st Father's Day!

What I researched lately: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Less than 2 months away from meeting our sweet Baby Mia! Now that were closer and closer Baby Mia is more active than ever! I've learned a pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will shrink as she gets bigger and takes up more room in my uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Fun Baby & Bump facts for week #29 & #30: 
  • At this point I'm getting tired more often, even when doing activities within my normal routine
  • I'm having trouble sleeping
  • I also feel clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Not only am I heavier, but the concentration of weight in my pregnant belly causes a shift in my center of gravity
  • Mia's lungs are developed enough to breathe air
  • She's moving at least 10 times an hour

Symptoms: Now I REALLYYYYY feel pregnant! I'm not huge but I can totally not hide my belly (Which I don't mind, lol) Besides the Back pain  I've noticed that when I take long to have either breakfast, lunch or dinner I get nauseous. So I try my best to eat at the right hours!

Next Doctors Appointment: Is set for the 1st or second week of July! Not sure!

Next Ultrasound Appointment: no ultrasound set anytime soon!

Important events or Situations this past weeks: We had a 2 in 1 celebration! Celebrated Javi's 1st Father's Day and our Babymoon at Crowne Plaza Maruma for the weekend! Gradparents and Auntie joined us! We Had a Blast .. Hoped you liked my gift of a Mini-Vacation to you Babe! I Love you! Plus on June 23rd we celebrated Abuelito Rey's Birthday! We LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!

Mommy & Daddy by the pool, about to start off what was an amazing
and very relaxing Babymoon!

Auntie Silvana Happy to be celebrating Father's day near such a HUGE and Fun pool!
She had a Blast and even struck a pose or 3 lol

These two are part of my AMAZING support system!
I Love my Parents, who I've upgrated to Grandparents due to their FANTASTIC job!

With my mom! My rolemodel and Best Friend!!!!

Javi and abuelito Rey celebrating their 1st Father's Day & 1st Grandparent's day with the shirts Mia gave them! So cute! (We'll all be wearing them on the day she's born! Can wait to meet you Baby Mia .. But just hold on a Little longer!

miércoles, 19 de junio de 2013

Weekly Bump Update: 28th week

¿Baby Size? 

  • Week 28: Mia weighs about 2.2 pounds (997.9 g) this according to the "I'm expecting app" (Which I absolutely LOVE & highly recommend) but she has always been above the average so she's probably a little bit over! She measures about 14.8 inches (37.6 cm) long!

Baby Mia is about the size
of an Iceberg Lettuce!

What I researched lately: I can't believe I'm less than 3 months away from meeting Baby Mia!

Fun Baby & Bump facts for week #28: 
  • Her face is practically formed, her ayes, ears and lips are in place and she even has eyebrows and eyelashes at this point (Hopefully she gets daddy's long lashes, mines are tiny "Thank God for Mascara" lol)
  • Her lungs are now half way developed, and won't be complete 'til the 8th month!
  • She can feel pain now (Which is not "FUN")
  • Baby Mia should be able to react to light changes (We played with her and a Flashlight, we got quite the reaction)

Symptoms: I've had no Big signs of anything except for some back pain (when I do things around the house) I've even started to loose my appetite again which Javi doesn't like at all (He get's worried all the time, but I've been eating healthy ever since I learned I was pregnant)

Next Doctors Appointment: Is set for next week - Monday, June 10th

Next Ultrasound Appointment: as well as the Ultrasound .. Getting 4D by the way (WE CAN'T WAIT!)

Important events or Situations this past weeks: Grandma Diaxne and Grandpa Rey finally went on their trip to the U.S and got Baby Mia everything she needs! Daddy Javi and I made a list and budget for them so it would be easier for them to not miss anything! And now we have everything! Crib, Closet and Organizer are on their way, but might take a little longer than we though since it's a lot more work than we thought for Grandpa Fala! But we are thrilled and relieved that we are on track and still have time to get the things ready! God has been so kind to us .. I know Baby Mia is so healthy and he will allow me to be at peace before she comes!

miércoles, 12 de junio de 2013

Mia's Closet of Holiday Outfits Ideas

So YES .. I did what you think I did! I got Mia and outfit for every Holiday! Christmas .. Halloween, Valentines just everything! I do not want to spoil the fun or even give you an idea of what my Princess will be wearing for each Holiday but here are some Fun Ideas for your Little girl or stud to try:


St. Patricks:

Valentine's Day:



Sports Season:



I Hope this give you an idea and encourage you to try cute outfits for you Baby so in the future you have plenty embarrassing photos to Blackmail with! LOL (Just Kidding) Poor baby Mia! By the way I didn't add 4th of July because we live in Venezuela so we'll probably celebrate 5th of July (Venezuela's Independence day)

About 10 facebook friends shared this Huggies Video for Father's Day
Yes I cried! Wish Javi could feel Mia kicking!

lunes, 10 de junio de 2013

Nursery Ideas - Mia's Sweet Baby Room

So for a while I had been Planning Mia's Nursery Decoration and this is what Grandma Diaxne and I came up with .. 

I found most of these ideas on Pinterest you can Follow me as @asweetreport .. I pinned the ideas under the Board Titled: "Baby González".

Anyways .. 

I went online and did a Little Shopping on Amazon:

To find the item go to Amazon by clicking on the Price link! (Below)

  1. Closet maid Fabric Drawers - $13.96
  2. American Baby Zigzag Bumper - $40.99
  3. Self Adhesive Shelf Liner 2-pack (Chevron Graphite) - $11.99
  4. Gray Polka Dot Tote Bag - $39.99
  5. Gray Polka Dot Carry Bag - $47.99
  6. Zig Zag Toss Pillows (Set of Two) - $30.50
  7. Gray Dot Fitted Crib Sheet -$37.00
  8. Gray Dot Pillow - $30.77

Soon I'll post pictures on the plain and empty room .. Tiny I must add, but so filled with LOVE! And later on .. (once I'm done) I'll show you the Final Result of Mia's Nursery and where I placed every item listed above! Can't wait to have it all ready for her!

Waiting on .. 

The Crib ..
The Organizer ..
The Closet ..

'Til then .....................