Happy New Year ~ 2016

Well first let me start by saying Happy New Year to all ~ many blessings and well wishes for 2016.  After trying several times to log in and cleaning the dust bunnies collected, I can’t believe my last blog posting was on September 11, 2014. Wait, 2014!?  Where has my time gone?  It came and went in a blink of an eye, that’s for sure.   All I can say, It was a wonderul year full of lots of new adventures. Things are different when you’re a mom!  Oh wait, I have some wonderful news for you… I’m expecting baby #2, we couldn’t be more thrilled and excited. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Gabriela Amy.  YES, It’s a Girl.  There are words to express all the emotions, our miracle #2.

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Hoping this year I can take some much needed small breaks for myself and keep in touch with you all.

Looking forward to catching up on some of my favorites blogs.

Until next time…

 

Flawless baby…

When you hear words like flawless, beautiful, and gorgeous from strangers, you immediately feel great, right!? What if, when you looked at yourself in the mirror or caught your reflection you said those words to yourself? Can you imagine the impact it would have on your day? Your self-esteem? Try it, I challenge you.

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There is nothing more powerful than words but the right words can change your attitude, change the way you even look at yourself. It doesn’t matter how you feel when you wake up, just look at yourself and tell yourself something positive. Anything…

“You’re beautiful.”
“You’re flawless, baby.”
“You got it going on.”
“Hi Sexy”

Remember, attitude is everything!

Smile, you sexy thing!

Until next time…Ciao

Taking a little time travel…

I can’t believe I wrote my first blog in November 2011. Yes, 2011, it’s been almost three years. That’s just insane. I’ve spent a few hours today re-reading and reliving the emotions of my blogs. I came across a few that I immediately thought “What was I thinking?” and others brought tears to my eyes. I felt like I was writing them for the first time all over again. I even wrote two short stories: Amor {Love} Chapter I – Chapter IV ; Obsession Part I – Part V.  I’m very proud of myself for writing those stories, I hit some writers block along the way but I was able to over come the mental block and finish them. I even considered rewriting the ending of Obsession, due to harsh criticism but I’m happy I did not. Perhaps, the next stories will be better, you’ll have to wait and read.

I noticed there are gaps in between months as I scrolled down and then I realized that during the most important time of my life, I didn’t write my experiences and feelings during my pregnancy.  I remember going through so many emotions, up and down.  It was the most amazing and beautiful time of my life.  I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about it.  That’s my cue to stop…

Until next time…Ciao

 

 

My little guy

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Time flies when you’re having fun. Fun, being a mother that is… and this is just the beginning.

My life is amazing and so wonderful with my little guy. He completes me, completes us.

As I sit here and look back at almost eight months worth of baby pictures, I’m in total awe. Where has time gone?  My baby is growing so fast, too fast.

Here are just a few pictures of my gorgeous baby boy, Jace. He speaks through his eyes and his smile.

A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.

Until next time.. Ciao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embracing the new me…

Nothing that takes work comes easy especially when it comes to weight loss. It’s been eight weeks since I gave birth and I’ve been trying to lose the extra 25 lbs I gained.  It’s frustrating not seeing the weight come off and quickly as I had hoped but I am staying positive.  In the meantime, I am embracing the new me, embracing my new curves.  I was feeling down and completely disgusted with myself until I talked myself out of it.  I was being ridiculous, the body changes with a pregnancy and I have to accept it. I shouldn’t be complaining considering that I had a great pregnancy and my total weight gain wasn’t as bad as some of my friends that averaged a weight gain of 60-80 lbs everyone is different.  I only gained 40 lbs and now only 25 lbs from my postpartum weight.  I will continue to eat clean and exercise until I see the results I want.  Besides, it did take nine months. 😉

I’m not going to lie, it’s also been very depressing not having anything to wear.  Yes, I’ve said it, “I have nothing to wear!”  I sound like a typical woman standing in front of a closet lined with clothes from one end to the other.  The problem is that I don’t have a closet full of multiple sizes, I don’t believe in that anymore.  At one point in my life, I use to have several sizes considering my yoyo weight loss/gain and I never worried because I always had something to wear but one day I changed all that and I cleaned house.  I didn’t want to fall back into that bad habit.  Once I lost the weight, I wanted to keep it off and I did. Well until now, that I have a little extra. ::wink::

Wearing clothes that fit right makes all the difference so I went out and bought a few outfits in the meantime considering my mood.  Needless to say, my shopping day was depressing but much-needed.  Despite the larger size, I feel great.  I’m embracing my new curves and embracing the new woman I see standing in the mirror.  It’s been such a wonderful experience so far and every time I look into my beautiful baby boys eyes I fall in love all over again.  At the end of the day, it’s just excess weight because I hold the most important gift in my arms everyday and for that, I am truly blessed and grateful.

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Note to self: Beauty is not defined by SIZE.

Until next time…Ciao

My Boy

My beautiful baby boy turned two months today.  Where is the time going? It feels like just yesterday they were placing him in my arms for the first time. I can’t explain how much joy and happiness he brings me. He is so wonderful.  ::happy tears::

photo-13It took me longer to build and set him up in this super seat deluxe thing than it took to take the actual pictures.  I was only able to get these two shots before his head starting bobbing all over the place and he started crying. Note to self: Brace yourself, this is just the beginning. Welcome to parenthood. 

Oh and another thing, why does everything have to be built? Yikes!!

Until our next adventure… Ciao

Simply trying…

Trying to get back into the groove of daily writing being a new mom is proving to be a little difficult. Some days, it feels like my mornings are my nights and my nights are my mornings. Can someone please tell my son there is a difference! No wonder, the first advice given to me by everyone was, “SLEEP WHEN HE SLEEPS.” Oh believe me, It’s easier said then done but I try my best.  It’s only been 8 weeks since I gave birth so I am still adjusting to all the changes. It’s definitely not easy but well worth it.

It’s this moment…

photo-7I am totally in love with my son. I love looking into his big eyes. I love hearing his goos and gahs. I love seeing him smile.  I also love when he puts his sad face.  He is adorable.

photo-8My little big guy has my heart.

Simply trying…Until next time.

Ciao

What’s new with me…

Where do I begin? It’s been so long since my last login that it took several tries before I could actually log in. (Yikes)  I swear, I have a million and one thoughts running through my head.  It’s a mad house. LOL

What’s new with me? Well… I have the best news to share.  I became a MOTHER.

I can’t explain how scary, wonderful, and amazing this feeling is — I’m a mom. There are no words and if you’re a mother, you know exactly what I mean. Despite it all, (sleepless nights, dirty diapers, feeding schedule etc…) I wouldn’t change it for the world and I would go through my pregnancy all over again. I am so happy and in love with my son.

I gave birth to a beautiful and handsome baby boy on January 9th 2014.  His name is Jace Y. Hernandez.  Isn’t he just adorable.  He is mine, all mine. 😉

JaceHe is now almost two months old, time is flying by (father time, please slow down) I don’t want too miss a single second.  Here is my little big guy now, so handsome.

photo-6It’s amazing how much he changes by the day but he definitely has my eyes. Baby looks like mommy but shhh don’t tell his daddy. 😉  It’s still an ongoing debate. JAJA

To my mother, YOU WERE RIGHT! It’s an amazing, incredible, and indescribable feeling and now I know. Thank you for being my support.  I love you very much.

Looking forward to a new journey and adventure with my son.  Let’s Go!

Until next time.. Ciao

When to let go…

How do you walk away from someone you love whether it’s a friend, spouse, or lover? I honestly don’t know. It’s definitely not easy that’s for sure. God knows I’ve tried.  There is nothing worse than being hurt by the one person you never thought would hurt you.  There are no words to describe the pain and heartache I’ve experienced because of the actions of one person.  I felt lost and alone. It was horrible but that was then, now things are a little different. I’m just taking it one day at a time…

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All I know is that I will never allow anyone to make me feel that pain again. With every tear shed, I’ve gotten stronger and stronger.  Sometimes you just have to let go and love certain people from a distance.  It doesn’t mean that person is bad, it’s just that their story has to come to an end and they no longer serve any purpose in your life.  It’s not easy saying good-bye but sometimes you just have too. I learned the hard way and  I’m still learning lessons.

Perhaps we expect to much from the people we love.  Note to self: Expectations lead to disappointments!  

Until next time… Ciao

Sticky situation…

I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. What to do? What to do? You see, I read a letter today that instantly provoked a million thoughts. My dilemma now is that I can’t write about it because my friend said it was off-limits. Seriously? Why not!? It’s my opinion and thoughts anyways, right!?  Should I respect his feelings?  I am amused but at the same time really annoyed.

I knew the day I decided to start writing that I would encounter these sticky situations. I just never thought it would be so often. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked not to rant about something.  I shouldn’t be limited or limit myself to anything I write, right!? 

I like to write on my terms and not when people say it’s O.K.  I will respect my friend’s wishes this one time only because I promised myself that I wasn’t going to hold back anymore.  Enough is enough!

What are your thoughts?

Until next time.. Ciao