Right now you are 10 months old and in a few days you will be 11 months old! Time has been flying so fast and it doesn’t seem to slow down for me to catch up.
- Crawling and have been for a couple of months now,
- You have 8 pearly whites (that you love to use when anyone tries to feed you),
- You stand up by holding onto anything you can (including my pants leg)
- You can say mama but not dada (sorry love)
- You love to play with anything that lights up even if its not your toy
- You would eat anything if we let you
- You are super attached to me but that’s okay
- Are okay with being held by women but not by men lol
- Love to torture Eve
- Love to feed Eve any of your food
- 28 3/4 tall
- 18 pounds 12 oz
As I write this you are fast asleep, taking your daily nap. Typing as quietly as possible to try and not wake you up. I have recently accepted an offer for a new job as a parent educator, my first professional job and it is both exciting and nerve wracking. I am grateful that I got the chance to wait until you were a little older before going back to work, but at the same time I wonder if I should have waited a little longer. There are some who are luckier than I, and got to stay at home until their kids were 10 years old! Honestly though, I don’t think I could have stayed at home for that long without going stir crazy at home, so maybe I’m the lucky one.
Either way, whatever it is someone chooses to do it is up to them and I hope I am making the right decision. I am going to miss seeing you all day and watching you grow up, but I will have you all to myself on the weekends and after work. Your dad also got a new job and funny enough we both start on the same day. With our work schedules it feels as if we will not see each other as much because when he goes off to work in the morning I won’t see him, and then when I come home he still won’t be home. When he works nights I might not see him either because he goes to work right as I am coming home.. That schedule is definitely going to taking some getting used to. Luckily my hours don’t really change so when he is off we can see each other for a little bit.
I am sorry I haven’t written as much but perhaps I will have some time at work to write some things when there is nothing to do.
It is December one of my favorite times of the year! I love all the Holidays, all of the joy, all of the decorations. It just feels like a time where everyone comes together and just has fun. This year will be your very first Christmas and I am so excited for you to open all of your presents. Sadly, we do not have much money this year to buy everyone presents, but hopefully next year will be better. We don’t even have the money to take professional pictures of you on this holiday, and your dad knows I would love to have had your pictures taken… Luckily, we have your great grandpa who happens to know Santa Clause and we got to take some family pictures with him this year! It all looks very professional and I even took some pictures of you and our tree with my camera. I am just one of those people who love the little things like watching the fireworks every year even though it’s always the same thing. I love Christmas, I love Valentine’s Day, I love Mother’s Day I love Birthday’s I love all the Holidays.. I even love surprises. I am probably the easiest person to make happy. All you have to do is buy me a card and pretend to enjoy all of the things I do for each Holiday (like dressing up) haha. I made your dad go with us to take pictures with Santa and I even tried to make us all match. I am one of those annoying parents who likes to dress up the whole family in the same outfits and take a picture together. I know, its annoying, but I love it.
On another note, I know It has been so long since I have written anything and I feel so bad about it! I wanted you to be able to read all about your life..Yeah, I know, your life has barely begun and I have so many years to write, but I wanted to write about all of it. I want to take all of these monthly pictures and Holiday pictures, because as I said I love it. But sometimes I just get too lazy to do anything even though I want to be like all the other moms who take monthly pictures of their babies, and make food for their babies. Sometimes, life just happens and I can’t do all these things I want to do… Sometimes my own emotions bring me down and I just don’t feel like doing anything… I see people on Facebook all the time who have the cutest pictures of their babies every month and I have been slacking in that department I know. Looking back on this I am going to regret it I know because I would have liked for you to look back on all of your life. Its also that I am enjoying the moment too much to even want to take a picture and I don’t want to take pictures all the time. Hopefully though I can continue to be more proactive with you and do all the things I want to do and not let my anxiety or my feelings get the best of me.
Since my family and I have been on vacation for a couple of weeks, I have not had the chance to write very much! I’ve also been worrying about Hurricane Irma, currently on its course through Florida, and praying that everyone is okay. David and I have family in Florida and surrounding areas, so we are praying for their safety. Although that is the case, I am still determined to write so that Kaleb can learn more about his life and hopefully help others through their journey as well.
As we finally arrived at Pensacola, Florida, our first destination, I was exhausted. We stopped at a restaurant called Charley’s (which is out of this world) and sat down to eat with Liz’s father. I ordered a shrimp plate and chose a strawberry lemonade cheesecake for dessert. We were literally the last people in the restaurant, but they were oh so patient with us as we ate our meals. I felt like a mess in my attire in such a nice restaurant and it reminded me of the time I went to Olive Garden with my parents after returning from Florida. Anyways, after enjoying such a great meal we went back to the hotel that we were going to be staying at for a couple of days.
The next morning we ate breakfast at the little restaurant downstairs and we were planning to see the eclipse. Before we had left for our trip I had read about the eclipse that was going to be passing through, but we did not prepare for it! The only way to see the eclipse was through special glasses or if you made something to view it with. We were unable to get a hold of any glasses so we had to create our own eclipse viewing mechanism with a cereal box, tin foil, and toothpicks. Honestly, I did not believe that it was going to work, but it turned out to be a really awesome way to view the eclipse! While we were at the hotel pool we viewed it through our home made eclipse viewer. At the same time, Kaleb got into a pool for the first time in his life! He really enjoyed it because the water was warm and the temperature outside was perfect. Unfortunately, we were not in the path of totality and the sun was only 88% covered. In the path of totality, the sun was almost covered 100% and it resulted in darkness for a bit.
Later on in that day, we went to eat at another restaurant (that I forgot the name of) but the food was also amazing. There was an aquarium and these awesome looking fans that looked like oars in the ceiling. Somehow, all 8 of us were able to fit in a booth and were able to eat without bumping elbows. As we were waiting for our meals, Kaleb was beginning to fuss so I made him a bottle. After drinking the rest of it he fell right asleep in his stroller while we ate our dinner… Seeing it was our first time at the restaurant, the waitress gave us all free cookies that were gooey and delicious. After our meal, we returned to the hotel to sleep for the night.
We are finally back after being gone for about two weeks! A vacation is always something to look forward to, but when it’s over I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation!
As crazy as it may seem, my son my husband and his family went on a family vacation to Florida. Now what is so crazy about that? The crazy thing is we drove 30 plus hours with a 6 month old who would rather be rolling around the floor than sitting for 30 hours. Heck, I would not voluntarily choose to sit for that long, but it was for good reason. Talk about determination!
Por fin estamos de vuelta después de habernos ido por alrededor de dos semanas! Una vacacion es siempre algo que esperar, pero cuando se acaba me siento como si necesite unas vacaciones de mis vacaciones!
Tan loco como puede parecer, mi hijo mi marido y su familia fuimos en unas vacaciones familiares a Florida. Ahora, ¿qué es lo loco por eso? Lo loco es que fuimos 30 más horas con un bebe de 6 meses que preferiría estar rodando por el suelo de estar sentado por 30 horas. Yo no me voluntaria sentarme por tantas horas pero era por buena razon.
One day I would love to take my son to Florida so he can experience the magic that is Disney World! Some people may not like Disney World (they have no heart), but seriously, any vacation you take with a baby is going to be difficult! One has to be well prepared for any thing that can happen while you are away from home. So, if I were to go to Disney this would be on my list of things to bring.
- A suitcase: Having a suitcase (or a duffle bag of some-sort) is the number one thing you need to have with you when traveling to anywhere. Without one, you would have nowhere to put your clothes, your toiletries etc. You can’t go on vacation without a change of clothes or your toothbrush. I mean, you can but I don’t think anyone would want to come near you after a couple of days of wearing the same clothes… Personally, I bought the American Tourister, the official luggage of Disney World.
- An emergency kit: An emergency kit contains everything that you would need in an emergency! These things include a thermometer, pain medicine, a medicine dispenser, nail clippers, bandaids etc. This is the kit we got at our baby shower.
- Toiletries: Like I was saying earlier, nobody is going to want to come near you if you don’t bring some soap, a toothbrush or toothpaste. Luckily, you can buy these things in travel sizes like this one, for you and your children.
- Sunscreen: Sunscreen is very important if you are fair skinned or prone to getting sunburns. It helps protect you and your baby’s delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Going to Disney World requires being out in the sun most of the day, so this is a life saver.
- Stroller: After a while, carrying a 15 pound 5-month-old baby is going to get tiring, so a stroller is a must have item. It also doubles as a bag carrier for you and your baby’s stuff.
- Comfortable shoes: Make sure to buy comfortable shoes for walking long distances. You do not want to have blisters on your feet at the end of the day because of your poor choice in shoes (ouch).
- (Optional) Portable phone/camera charger: On your Disney trip you’re going to want to document all of life’s special moments. You’ll also want your phone charged in case you get separated from your group. Make sure you always have battery power with a portable charger! Otherwise, make sure to bring your regular charger and have your appliances charged the night before.
Its been a couple of days since I have written anything, and I do not want to give up on writing. Life is always so crazy with a baby that I have not had the chance to sit down and write… During my time away from my blog, I began thinking about writing in spanish so the Hispanic side of my family can read about your life too.
Translating my blog into spanish is going to be time consuming, but I will try it for a while and see how I like it. I might even have to write less or post two different blog posts. Hopefully everyone will enjoy it.