A Year of Addy

Part 6 

Wow has this been a great month for our little texas flower! She has become so loving lately and also very spoiled to say the least. She is so much fun to be around and I love watching her grow. She is both a mama and daddy’s girl to watch her act a certain way with dad and then a certain way with me is crazy. It blows my mind how smart and independent she is. 

She loves talking and screaming (not crying but actually screaming) her head off when she doesn’t get what she wants. Which is usually to be held or just sitting with you. She is full of spunk and I just love her so much for the sass she has. She immediately starts to smile when she hears the kissing noises her dad and I make to her. ​

She just completely has me in awe every second I am with her, being her mom has been the best thing ever. She got her six months shots and soon we will be piercing her ears! She is 26 inches and 15lbs and 10 oz. she is right in the middle of her age percentile! The doctor kept saying how perfect she was and also how strong because she would not lay down for anything. She is our daughter so of course she is strong! She is now crawling and standing on her own and I couldn’t be more sad and happy at the same time. I can’t believe in just 6 months we will have a one year old.  

Happy Half Birthday Momma 💗

Galentine’s Day 2017

Galentine’s Day is a holiday celebrating all the women in your life that you love. I wanted Adaileé to celebrate and continue to celebrate it, because she has so many lovely women in her life that love and adore her but also can show her how wonderful being a girl is. She has two grandmothers that have seen a lot of sorrow and pain in their lives and I hope these two strong and powerful woman show Addy all that she can be. I want Addy to grow up with kindness and complimenting her fellow gal pals, never trying to put them down but only empower them. I want her to be comfortable in her own skin not to dwell on her imperfections because I’ll always see her as the beautiful person she is and will grow up to be. With that being said we are celebrating the two lovely grandmothers Adaileé has been blessed to have.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Galentine’s Day 💕

Mission San Juan Capistrano 

Lately Marco and I have been busting our butts working full time hours, barely getting time together as a family. Most days we see each one another for an hour and fifteen minutes tops. Sometime at the end of January he took a half day at work. He got home and we quickly got ready and went for a 6 mile walk through a park. Where we spent time talking and catching Pokémon! Our destination was to our first Mission. It was a lovely day outside and I have been wanting to adventure out more this year it was one of my many goals for us. 

There was a lovely stream of water under a bridge. Where we stopped to admire and take pictures 

There was a perfect opening along the trail, it seemed so magical. 

About 1.5 miles later we stumbled upon part of  an old building it was a great place to snap a few shots of us. 

Also there were these really cool coral looking things so of course Marco asked if he could take pictures of me. He is my personal photographer ha. 

We finally arrived at our destination, I think Marco had said this is the smallest mission of them all. It was very beautiful place to think that we were walking on a part of history blew my mind. 

My very handsome soon to be husband making my heart swoon like always. 

As we walked back Adaileé was getting restless in her stroller so daddy decided to put her on his shoulders and it made my heart melt. I love watching them together. 

This has been our very first adventure of 2017 and I am so ready for the next one! Very soon it will come! 

A Year of Addy 

Part 5 

Wow has this been a month! Teething is still very present. So present that she received her first fever. Thankfullly it wasn’t too bad, it went down in less than 24 hours and she was back to her normal self. Unfortunately still not teeth breaking through. Does she have some strong gums! She did learn to sit up on her own and has taken a few crawling steps but still nothing major. I’m really hoping she starts crawling soon, even though people tell me I’ll regret those words. I want her to be everywhere, exploring and learning new things. She can pull herself up from sitting down and stand so who knows after how long she starts crawling will she start walking! 

We’ve finally started feeding her rice milk and she is a fan! We don’t put it in her bottle but spoon feed it to her. That’s what the doctor recommends just because she can choke and we would have to cut the nipple of her bottles and I don’t want her accidentally choking. Soon she will start trying veggies and fruits! ​

I just can’t believe how fast time is going, I wish she could stay forever this small! 

The Same Question 

Over and over  again. 

Marco always seems to ask me “why do you love me so much”. Most of the time it’s hard for me to answer. I don’t quite know how to put all my feelings into words. I am really grateful to be in love with such a a raw human being. Someone who doesn’t hide himself at all from me. It’s always been this way, from the moment we became friends, he showed me who he truly was. Maybe that’s why I fell so in love with him, he didn’t pretend to like the same things as me or pretend not to do something he knew I didn’t like. He has always been the most honest man I have ever met. We always liked similar things, we are both old souls and seen our future the same way. The more we talked and got to know each other the more I realize this is the type of man I want to spend my days with, the type of man I want to have a family with, and grow old with. It’s why I didn’t think twice about having a baby with him. I just knew he was the one. 

A love so deep I didn’t even know it existed inside of me. It caused a flame to burn so high I couldn’t contain it. It burned all my walls down, he didn’t make me weak but stronger. He did nothing but support me in everything. He challenged me, taught me stuff about myself I didn’t know I was capable of. To this day he is the most supportive and patient man. He is someone who isn’t afraid to hide his love for me, if you ever get the chance to talk to him he’ll tell you how much he loves me and knew from the moment he saw me he had to have me. He is always calling me his dream girl. Honestly without him I wouldn’t be the woman or mother I am today. He keeps me humble and also proud. If that makes any sense. I am so thankful to have someone so amazing love me and never once gave up on me or us. Even when we have these stupid ginormous fights he never tells me he doesn’t love me or doesn’t want to be with him. Even through the harsh words and hards times he still lets me know no matter how stubborn I am he’ll never stop loving me. He taught me how to forgive and let go. Most importantly, he taught me how to truly love someone. 

So I think what I’m trying to say is I love him because he is simply him and I wouldn’t change a thing about the person he was or who he will become. 

Life Update 

Two weeks into the new year and so many good things have happened already. We celebrated entering the new year with Marco’s family, as we did the year before. Staying up until 12:00 am to have that New Years kiss with my lovely soon to be husband. We have a huge and exciting year in store for us. I couldn’t be more thrilled! 

Addy has started to sit up on her own. She is now getting into the bear crawl stance and has taken a few steps forward but nothing too major yet. I am guessing by the middle of her 5th month she’ll be crawling. She loves watching Little Einstein’s! Which I am super happy about! it’s such a great educational show. She amazes us everyday with not only her beauty but how advance she is. She is already so freaking smart! Also she is starting to get her teeth so she has a mild fever. If any of you momma’s out there have any advice it’ll surely be very helpful! 

In other news Marco and I are one step closer to becoming husband and wife. We booked a wedding venue this past weekend. We are so in love with it and it makes me so excited to start preparing for the wedding. I can’t wait to show you guys how lovely it is. So here come all the planning and getting ready for our big day! 

Forke Store built in 1865 Image

Here is a photo of where our dinner reception will be held. It’s a lovely antique filled store. I love the overall feel of our wedding venue. It’s prefect for our old souls. 

With me, I got the promotion I wanted at work! Being a full time working mom has its toll but its also very rewarding. I work with some pretty cool peeps. Trying to balance friendships, family, and work can be difficult but if I do say so myself I’m doing it quite well. 

I’m just super proud of Marco and I, we do such a great job together. He helps me so much around the house and of course with Addy (she is a daddy’s girl, no doubt). We are killin’ it in the parenting bizz. She is beyond loved by our family and friends.

I’ve just been so busy lately with everything and I honestly don’t plan on slowing down! 

A Year of Addy 

Part 4 

This has definitely been a transition for us, she has become so advanced on her tummy time. She is always trying to crawl, she wants to so badly! She is doing things she isn’t supposed to be doing until she is 7 months old. Her teeth are bugging her a bit more, usually during the evenings. She is up most of the morning and hardly naps during the day. It’s usually for only about 30 minutes at a time. She is now drinking about 6 oz. sometimes less but that’s usually during the night. She is still cosleeping with us and we all love it very much. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Waking up to a happy baby filled with smiles and love makes our hearts melt. She is definitely getting spoiled, grandparents-on both sides- never put her down and she is always being picked up and held, plus all the other attention they give her. Then you have mom and dad who constantly pay attention to her, give her kisses and play and talk to her all day long. She is now playing with her toys on her walker, pressing the button that plays music and then giggles, she plays with the rings and spins the little thing on it as well. She is just so smart for how young she is and I couldn’t be more proud of her. 

She had her second set of shots and was a big girl about it! Daddy was there so it was easier on my heart the second time around. We learned she is 15.2 lbs & 25 inches tall. She is in the 80th percentile for her age group, she is slightly bigger than most her age. I can’t believe we have a two feet tall baby already! I can’t wait to see what the next month holds and all the first we are going to see. Hoping soon she’ll start her rice cereal!