sooo yeahhh...

So Miguel and I are moving. We just got settled in our apartment but so many things keep happening that show us we shouldn't be here. We have had things stolen, the car has been vandalized TWICE, and we have had to call maintenance for so many things. We are moving into an extremely nice area into a nicer, larger apt. And it's in the area where our church just started a new campus. We are very excited to be apart of that... BUT, we have to move in on the weekend of the 20th... Can we say STRESS.
In other areas of my life: Alejandro was dedicated in church today! It was awesome. But what was even more awesome was that some of my family members who have not been to church in a long time were there. Our family took up 1-1/2 rows! It felt good to have all of my family, generations of my family, in one place at one time.
Speaking of family, I have been struggling with the idea of taking Alejandro to meet my dad... Any advice out there?
I can't wait for my baby's 1st Christmas! Were hosting it at our apt, yes, the new one. Lol. I'm starting to feel so grown up!


italian food & some good vino

oh my gosh.
i just had the best pasta...EVER. stuffed rigattoni filled with ricotta cheese in a tomato vodka cream sauce....heaven! paired off with a nice glass of wine. okay two. whatever. YUMMMMMMM...
well, it is so boring watching my husband and my brother play video games all night long. so, don't watch them, you say? well, in this tiny apartment that is pretty much impossible. my son is asleep in my room. i don't really feel like hanging out in the nursery (i'm not that much of a mushy mom..LOL).
so, although the carpal tunnel is seriously acting up tonight, i decided to mess around on the internet (ya know...googling people, "facebooking", & blogging. the usual.) in order to cure my boredom. so far, it hasn't helped. and now i'm just getting tired. could be the wine.
so, my sister is getting her hernia (that she aquired 14 months ago after giving birth) removed on monday and she is pretty freaked out about it. pray for her.
so, miguel and i got into it...i mean, really got into it, the other night. i think that our relationship is being attacked big time. probably because we are trying to do so many things to better it. and because we are trying to incorporate christianity in our relationship. it's really scary. i sometimes feel like i won't be able to have the strength to fight off evil.
it's hard growing up. let me tell you, i really wanted my "mommy" while we were fighting/"under attack" (in like a thumb-sucking, blanket-carrying kinda way). but, that's not how things are anymore. i'm the mommy now. i'm a wife. i have a family of my own and i need to get strength from God to help me through those arguments.
so yeah. that was pretty much how my week went post-marriage small group where we were discussing being "safe" (not physically) in our homes. ironic how satan tries to undo everything that we try to do pro-"us". he's a jerk. lol.
okay. i'm done. time for my final glass of wine.
hey, it's the weekend. lol.


baby update

oh no! alejandro got his first shots today! :( i wasn't sure if i was going to get him vaccinated, but i decided (after about 2 months pros & cons lists) that the main reason i would not be getting them done is because other people told me not to. not because i thought it was the right thing to do. needless to say, it was awful watching my baby cry in pain. even now that he is home and comfortable, he keeps crying at random times even in his sleep. so sad...

it is interesting though to have this "mommy instinct". there are certain things that have happened just within these two months of his life that i just knew what the right thing to do was. i am proud and happy with all of my decisions, thus far. hopefully, i can keep that up!

so, for anyone who reads this that wants to be updated on my baby, he is growing like crazy! here are some of his stats:
  1. at birth- 8 lbs 13 oz, 20.5 inches
  2. 5 weeks- 11 lbs 6 oz., 21.5 inches
  3. 7 weeks- 12 lbs 12 oz., 22.5 inches
  4. 9 weeks- 13 lbs 6 oz., 23.5 inches

THIS KID GROWS LIKE A WEED! He is between 80-90% range for weight and height for his age...but his head circumference (35.5 cm) is in the 10% range! Big boy, little head. :)



so. earlier today, i wrote my first blog on here. put a lot of thought into it, had just enough time to write it while my son was sleeping...and then the computer froze. i lost everything. grrr. needless to say, i hadn't cooled off until just now. so, i shall try it again!

alejandro, my 8 week old son, smiles all the time now. i was watching him today and wondering how he could be so happy. he smiles when he sees me first thing in the morning, when his dad gets home from work/school, any toy that lights up or makes noise, & (definitely) his bottle. such simple things. i realized i hadn't been smiling that much lately. that made me kind of sad. why shouldn't i smile. i am married to a great guy, i have a beautiful son, i love my church, i have the best "first apartment", i am very close (in proximity & relationally) to my family...the list goes on. there is so much i am truly thankful for. i can't stop smiling just thinking about it.

and trust me, my marriage is not perfect (by far), it is sometimes very overwhelming having a little baby all day, i am really not where i want to be in my walk with christ, i can't wait to move out of this town, and the fam sometimes drives me nuts...why is it so easy to focus on all of that instead of the things that make me smile? my life may not be perfect in general terms, but it's perfect to me. anyone feel the same?