Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking at the past.

My cousin Clarissa sent me this picture of me when I was 10 years old.  Look at all my awesome thick hair! Those are all my cousins from my dad's side of the family and the man in the back is my grandfather.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Guess what?

We are having another little boy!
 I wanted a little boy and later everyone was saying, "you are going to get a little girl" and I got excited looking at little dresses and pink nurseries and stuff. Yes, I knew it was going to be a boy, but I wanted a girl because they really don't sell a lot of cute clothes for boys and I wanted a princess room because I never had one, so I was going to live my dream through a baby girl. 
I think Heavenly Father sent me this cute little boy because he knew that if he sent me a girl, I was not going to have more children. Yes, I did the same things with this baby that I did when I found out that Mario was a boy... but to tell you the truth, I would never change my boys for a girl. The baby is fine, but the doctors need to monitor the baby closely so he won't get my Grave's disease, also the baby has a 4% chance to get pyloric stenosis, the same thing Mario had, remember that he got a surgery when he was a month old...

This picture shows clearly that he's a boy; that is not a finger.
Jared is so excited for this baby boy and Mario is too (I am glad I didn't give away all the baby clothes).  I am working on names, because I AM NOT NAMING THE BABY LUIGI.  Why? first: we are not Italians, we are a Dominican-Japanese family, second: Nintendo is not paying me at all to name the baby Luigi, third: what kind person would name their son Luigi? You are setting the baby up to be second his whole life and besides, having a good name will set high expectations for the child, and help him to have a more successful life. 

I am transforming the guest room into this beautiful nursery (yes, I have a folder full of ideas for baby rooms). We were thinking of putting the baby and Mario in the same room, but that wouldn't be nice for Mario.  Isn't this room cute? 

So thank you for your good wishes.  Mario will love his new baby brother. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pictures of Our Summer

 I know that I am not in the pictures all the time, and I think this will be one of the last pictures while I am pregnant. I am looking really round and I think I might wait until my last month of the pregnancy to show you how big I am getting. 
I am almost 19 weeks pregnant and my face and body is getting swollen. Yes, I am watching my diet but  like I told a girlfriend of mine, it's as if my body gets an allergic reaction when I am pregnant.
I have also been reading about giving birth "the natural way" (with the good drugs of course), but the truth is that I am getting a little anxious after I saw and heard what happens when women give birth vaginally and you know what I mean, I don't need to get into details. I am trying to learn as much as I can to be prepared for this new experience, but I am not saying that I won't have a c-section, let's just see how I am feeling when that time comes.
Meanwhile enjoy these cute pictures I took of Mario and Jared
 Mario is growing so fast and looking more and more handsome every day, and Jared has always been handsome so that is not news. 
  I am a really lucky woman.  

 Jared and Mario went together to the stake priesthood meeting. They are really active in church and going to the stake priesthood meeting together was one of their bonding activities.  After the meeting, all the guys got some ice cream from Baskin Robbins. 

In other news, Mario knows more than half of the alphabet and he can spell his first name and last name. He loves to count in Spanish and English until 10 (he has problems saying four and five), and he says "Te amo mami ( I love you Mami)" in such a sweet way; his vocabulary is growing so much. We were worried  because he wouldn't make complete sentences and his vocabulary was almost nonexistent but after taking him to speech therapy for three weeks (twice a week) his vocabulary has grown so much, we are working hard at home so he can catch up. I am really lucky to have a child who is so well behaved and so smart. Jared and I are really grateful for having Mario in our lives.  He is obsessed with cars and likes to clean his room because he doesn't like having a "mess" in his room.