martes, 26 de marzo de 2013

Why I Love Freshly Picked Moccasins ♥ Designed by: Susan Petersen

So, it should be no surprise that I fell in love with the idea of having my Son or Daughter in a pair of Freshly Picked Moccs! Moccasins are great for babies because they have soft soles that don't disrupt their foot development. Babies are constantly rolling on their ankles and curling on their toes, and these would never get in the way of that. If my baby is anything like his mama, his or her fingers and toes always feel icy so I’d love having a soft pair of shoes to put him or her in whenever we go out to help keep Baby G’ keep warm. But the real question is, why do I love Freshly Picked Moccasins or what makes Freshly Picked moccs unique? I have always been a child and now woman of the Earth, and soft sole moccasins allow me to feel the earth around me all the time so I feel that this will Happen to my Baby as well he or she will get to feel comfortable and Stylish even without walking. There is something about looking at a pair of moccasins that brings peace of mind and Freshly Picked Moccs is the “CUTEST WAY TO GO”. Those of you the appreciate looking at a sunset or fine artwork or whatever may bring the same peaceful feeling will understand what I mean. Freshly Picked Moccasins are comfy, chic and versatile and fit nearly every situation and outfit, Baby can go from the summery short & t-shirt look to a winterish layered outfit without having to change the footwear. And to answer that main questionnaire, I would say that FP moccs are unique not only because of their different look and cut of the front and fringe around the collar but the overall exclusive look and COLORS! I’ve never seen moccs in such Fresh and Sweet colors and these to me are in one word AMAZING!

To find out more on these cute Moccs Please go to Susan Petersen's (The amazing designer):

18 weeks Pregnant mommy 
.. dying to get my Baby in a pair of these as soon as She or He is born!

sábado, 23 de marzo de 2013

Weekly Bump Update: 17th week

Hello Loveys .. so I took a Little long to post this weeks Baby Bump Update, but it was all on purpose .. wanted to be a Little Closer to Easter!

 Gender Reveal Party might be closer than we think!

This week was EASTER WEEK at “Castillito” SO we had Easter Bunnies and Eggs all over the school! So in Love with the meaning of EASTER .. Truly Blessed this year to be able to celebrate Easter with Our Little Bunny!

¿Baby Size? For week 17 Baby G’ is about the size of a Mango, she or he measures about 4.5 to 5 inches (11.4 to 12.7 cm) long. At this point baby weights about 3.5 ounces (99.2 grams)

What I researched lately: I’ve been feeling a little bit less comfortable while sleeping at night, but my Belly isn’t huge yet so I’ve been able to still sleep on my Tummy! But I was scared so I started to research .. To what point is it actually safe to sleep on my Belly? According to Baby Center Expert Catherine Lynch: There's no problem lying on your stomach in early pregnancy. At this point, your uterus is still nestled behind your pubic bone, so it's totally protected. Later in your pregnancy, sleeping on your stomach just isn't going to be comfortable. You'd be too uncomfortable to want to do it long before you could ever hurt your baby.But then again no time frame? .. I Researched some more ..

So this is what Dr. Marjorie Greenfield from Baby Zone had to say “Surprisingly, sleeping on your stomach is fine as long as it feels OK. Early in pregnancy, your little one is tucked way down in the uterus in your pelvis. As the uterus grows, the top (fundus) moves above the pubic bone, and you may be able to feel a little lump there. Still, the baby is inside the muscular uterus and protected. You may not even feel the lump when you lie on your tummy. As your baby continues to grow, the uterus grows and stretches, reaching the level of your belly button at around 20 weeks. Mid-pregnancy, most moms-to-be start to find it uncomfortable to lie on the "bump." But if it feels OK, it won't hurt the baby! She is in a warm water balloon inside a muscular uterine shell. As you and your baby-to-be continue to grow, the uterus gets bigger and its walls get thinner, but even at 9 months, the walls of the uterus offer quite a bit of protection.So this is one case where listening to your body works really well—as long as it is comfortable, feel free to sleep on your tummy without worry! You will know when it is time to change it up.”

Fun Baby & Bump facts for week #17: 
  • At this point my breast might have increased as much as one or two cup sizes (OH YEAH!)
  • You have probably gained about 5 to 10 pounds (NOT REALLY! Haven’t gained any weight at all, in fact I’ve lost weight!)
  • You may also still be experiencing fatigue and sleepiness (STILL HAPPENING!)
  • Baby G’ starts to form fat under its skin this week, which will keep him or her warm after birth!
  • Baby’s movements are becoming stronger and more frequent (Haven’t felt my Baby yet, anxious for that to happen!)
  • Loud noises outside the uterus may also startle the baby! As well as Mommy’s sudden movements! (Trying to stay still and use a moderate tone of voice!)

Symptoms: Besides the previously mentioned fatigue and sleepiness .. I’ve been really Sentimental lately .. It takes NOTHING to get me teary-eyed .. whether I’m upset or just happy I cry! (I’m a crier!) Trying to control that!

Next Doctors Appointment: is still Set for April, 4th, 2013

Next Ultrasound Appointment: as well as my next scan is set for 04.04.13, but since the next Doctor’s appointment is in the morning I might get it the day before as I mentioned in the previous post! April 3rd, 2013! PLUS mommy and daddy want to find out Baby G’s gender to be able to throw the Gender Reveal Party! Come on Baby! Show yourself!

Important events or Situations this past weeks: Today (March, 23rd, 2013) is Abuelita’s Mane’s Birthday! So were having a Party for her and 2 other special Family members who’s Birthdays were also during this week! Looking forward to celebrating with Grandma M! On another exciting piece of News! .. We shopped online this week for some cute “NEUTRAL” nursery pieces on Amazon! I’ll post about that in a couple of days .. So stay tuned!

About the Picture Below: This is a Little Bunny my mom got me last year when getting Surgery right before Summer 2012 began! It's actually a Rattle! And I totally fell in Love with it! Paired it with an Easter egg and Yellow garden Basket .. Just made a cute First Easter inside the Bump picture for Baby G'!

Have and amazing weekend everyone! Tell everyone how much you LOVE them!
And let’s be Happy and Grateful! Your alive!

And that’s a huge BLESSING!

viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013

Weekly Bump Update: 15th & 16th weeks

Hey everyone! Been a whole bunch of Busy so I haven't been able to Post but here's an in between mini Bump shoot of weeks #15 and #16!

A girl? Or a Boy? What will it be!

These past weeks have been filled with so many exciting News .. Baby is growing normally and Mommy hasn't been gaining any weight! Let’s not JINX that! Any how .. Besides awesome baby news we had many Birthday Celebrations and other Type of Celebrations that are IMPORTANT and must be mentioned!

¿Baby Size? For week 15 Baby G was the size of an Apple he or she measured about 4 inches (10.2 cm) long and weights about 1.75 ounces (50 g). The speed of Baby’s growth over the next few months will be picking up! Baby is growing so FAST! Moving on .. For week 16 which I am currently on (‘til Tuesday of next week) Baby is about the size of and Avocado (which I LOVE!!) that's 4.3 to 4.7 inches (10.9 to 11.9 cm) long from Crown to rump and its weight is at about 2.7 ounces (78 g). I have a feeling this Baby will be the size of DADDY! (Our Daddy is HUGE! Big Big Big Big Daddy!)

What I researched lately: I was truly confused about how you divide the 40 weeks into the 9 months so each time I was asked how many months are you? I’d answer I’m ___ weeks! YEAH WEEKS! Know I've learned (Got a cute magazine of all things Baby from one of Javi’s aunts) that I’m 4 months and something .. STILL CLOUDY! LOL! Besides that I've read that I might start to feel Baby G’s movements at any point from now! I've been sitting very still and tried to feel anything .. Doctor says he or she is a mover because each time we get an Ultrasound its goes all over the place and makes very sudden movements but maybe since It’s my first Pregnancy it might take a little longer than if it would be my second or third belly!

Fun Baby facts for week #15: 
  • My heart is working overtime to supply Baby G’ with Oxygen. It’s pumping about 20% more than it was before Pregnancy. (Love this connection!)
  • As my abdomen increases its size, I might find that it grows harder, that happens so I can find a comfortable sleeping position (Not Happened yet! Having a hard time to sleep at night .. Can’t imagine when the Bump actually kicks in full gear)
  • Baby’s skeletal and muscular systems continue to develop as he or she slowly becomes more active.
  • His or Her bones are becoming harder and retaining calcium

Fun Baby facts for week #16: 
  • Baby’s muscles are now developing to the point that he or she can hold its head erect
  • It’s facial muscles can display a variety of expressions now! (How adorable!)
  • Baby’s nails are well formed
  • Depending on the Baby’s position Doctor might be able to determine my baby’s sex on an Ultrasound Scan.

Symptoms: So the first Trimester for me was good no Nausea just some Back pain which I was told was normal .. But since I've entered Trimester #2 I've been .. How can I put this and not gross everyone out .. mmm .. I haven’t been retaining much of what I eat which is making it even harder for me to choose meals that are not only healthy but filling! I can control it at times with anything citrus like Oranges, Tangerines and fruits like that, but it’s been tough I have to admit! I got sick this past week (Fevers and all) So I went for a quick Doctors check up which consisted Basically of Blood-work and some of my levels were a little low so Doctor said I had to start eating better and exploring different food plates to see what I can eat and actually keep inside me!

I had my Ultrasound and Doctors appointment on March 4th, 2013. This was an eventful day I went to get my US with 5 other family members.. Doctor always says I fill the clinic when I go to get my Belly scanned! Daddy came (wouldn't miss it!) Grandpa Rey and Auntie Silvana joined as well as cousin Mau .. But the most exciting visit was from Auntie Angelica! She came in with me and I know she is enjoying this Belly as much as me! Such a sweet moment when we heard Baby’s heart together .. We bonded it was a GOOD DAY! Above is Baby G’s snapshot that day!

Next Doctors Appointment: is Set for April, 4th, 2013

Next Ultrasound Appointment: as well as my next scan is set for 04.04.13, but since the next Doctor’s appointment is in the morning I might get it the day before! April 3rd, 2013! (Doctor was pretty insisting on finding out Baby's gender that day! .. I'll pray for this to actually happen)

Important events or Situations this past weeks: Auntie Angelica turned 21! (March 5th) my Intentions on taking her to the scan the day before was to give to her as a Birthday present to be the only one (even counting me out) to know Baby G’s gender, but baby was shy (I think due to the fact that there were 5 other people besides me and the Doctor inside the Ultrasound room) He or She had its arms crossed behind its neck and legs very tightly shut (Just like Daddy watches TV!!) Que fresca(o)! Sorry I couldn't give you that Birthday present nena! .. But now the deal is off! It expired that same day! : D .. March 5th was also the day me and Daddy Javi were celebrating our 2 year anniversary! So glad to be with such a loving and caring man! So responsible and Family oriented! Thank you very much Mr.Gonzalez for filling  my Life with such immeasurable JOY and Happiness! And yeah .. Out of respect I will add that Venezuela’s President passed away on this day too and that’s as far as my comment will go wishing his Family is well and in peace! (NOTE: Politics is such a BAD subject to talk about people always argue! My opinion!)

So it’s FRIDAY! YEA!!!!
Thank GOD! I need some rest .. Had 2 Truly exhausting weeks!
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!