Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Letter to my little one...38 weeks

Dear Sienna,

To say that your Daddy & I are excited to meet you would be a complete understatement.  We find ourselves laying in bed at night asking each other questions about you - when will you come meet us - who will you look like - what will it be like to see you and hold you for the first time - the list goes on and on. We laugh at how we think you're gonna have a full head of hair like your Daddy. Your Grandma wants your name to be Ava or Julia, I wish I could ask you what you think about those but I think Sienna is the most beautiful name and it will be perfect for you. You have a cousin who is dying to meet you, I think the two of you will become the best of friends, she hugs and kisses my belly all the time and says "I love you baby cousin" The other day she said to me " Sofia will be so happy when baby Neni is here" yes, she calls you Neni and I started to call you that too..I think its adorable.  You have the absolute best Daddy any little girl could ever dream of, he is so completely & utterly in love with you, imagine what he'll be like when he actually meets you.

I hope you will read this one day and see just how loved you are.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Last weekend of February..

Everyday we say to ourselves  "hmm could today be the day shes born?"

I wish I knew exactly when shes going to decide to come meet us, but since there is no way of knowing we have been enjoying our time together as a couple, things are about to change big time!

This weekend, we went to this awesome sushi joint in Phoenix near Dans office called
 "How do you roll?" its like the subway of sushi, you pick what you want & they roll it for ya right was delicious!! 

The area where this restaurant is located was absolutely gorgeous, some of the most amazing neighborhoods & homes I've ever seen, we kept saying how we're going to make a goal to buy our next home there, since the weather was beautiful..everyone was outside on their porch, playing with their kids, gardening..ect. It was the perfect little neighborhood.

One sweet lady came up to me and asked about my pregnancy & offered us some of her homegrown lemons as she had a surplus, we took a bunch since our lemon tree is still a baby and only has about 6 lemons right now...nothing like homegrown! they smell amazing.

Another man who was gardening, gave us a brief history of the town & offered us some water as he told us to enjoy our walk...seriously, I cant believe how friendly & kind these people were

Sure as hell wouldn't meet people like this in NY.

Sofia helping uncle plant flowers

Monday, February 27, 2012

38 week bumpdate!

I hope she has Daddys eyes!

watermelon? sounds about right - my stomach screams watermelon, or basketball!
yet, I'm really gonna miss it!

Call me crazy but I don't even like saying "February" I was really hoping she wouldn't be born this month, especially on the 29th... and now that silly subway commercial " Feb-rue-any" is  stuck in my head. I don't want to relate my child's birth to a sandwich shop

starting weight 92lbs...current at 38 weeks...128
ouch!! I think I need to invest in a jogging stroller

Doctor said her head is very low & shes pretty much ready! weighing approx 6lbs 10oz
we're ready when you are baby girl!

I <3 my bump

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How I picture our little girl...

 Just daydreaming away....

I think she'll have..... 
Big brown eyes like her momma
long long eye lashes like her daddy
little button nose & teeny lips
& lots of hair!

I think she'll be born...
close to her due date,
 I'm going to guess March 10th
She wont be too big, since my belly isn't as huge as I expected
I'll say she'll be around 6lbs 7oz & 19" long

I think she'll be....
a complete Daddys girl
Sassy little personality
BFFs with her cousin Sofia

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

we are ready for our Princesss....

My back is so very ready!

Nursery is finished!

Coming home outfit is picked!

Eco friendly momma to the max!
collection of cloth diapers washed & ready!

Sweet Charlie is ready to meet his sister

Sofia asks me to see baby cousin ALLL the time! 
she says she will push her in the swing, read to her and help wash her :)

Car seat is installed!

Daddy began his spoiling
her first piece of jewelry!

Princess bed is set up next to our bed!

My dear friends are ready! lol

though I'll miss the pampering...

and sweet little surprises

We are all ready for this sweet girl to make her debut!
Hurry up March!

Monday, February 20, 2012

37 weeks!!!

Sunday, 2/19/12

How Far Along?  FULL TERM! 37 weeks...she could be here any day now! :) though I rather her stay in there a couple of more weeks so I can be assured shes healthy & perfect! at my 36 week appt the Midwife estimated her to be a little over 5lbs
Maternity Clothes?  not one thing surprisingly, never thought Id be sporting non-preggo clothes this late in my pregnancy..but hey, better for my wallet...maternity clothes are pricey!
Weight Gain? 33 pounds - ouch!
Stretch Marks? I check everyday - still nothing! THANK YOU LORD
Sleep? whats that? heres my routine...down to sleep at 10PM the latest/5 pillows to get comfortable/up for bathroom/ down again/ up to switch position/ down again/ up for bathroom/etc...catch the drift? 
Food Cravings? cereal..especially the sugary kinds! cinnamon toast crunch, frosted flakes
What I Miss? having energy, my Independence... its getting tough to put on shoes, bend down to pick something up...I hate asking Danny for help every 5 seconds...I cant vacuum, clean the bathrooms, lift the laundry basket...etc..Hubby has been wonderful with taking over those duties. ( Thanks babe)
Symptoms?  get this...we're in the middle of the supermarket & I get a pain in my back... definitely my siatic nerve...this pain had me bent over in the middle of the aisle with Hubs rubbing my back. I didn't care who was looking at us funny. IT HURT!
Best Moment of the Week? washing her clothes & picturing her in them

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Valentines Day

Somebody asked me what Hubby & I did for Valentines Day, well...we didn't do anything different then what we do on any other day of the year. 

To be honest, I don't care for it...Its cute when you're in High School but now I find it kinda corny, no I didn't get flowers, candy or a teddy bear...& I was more then happy with that.

My sweet husband said he didn't want to get me flowers because a made up holiday says he should, he likes to get them just because & that's when they mean more... and that's exactly what I think too. Those random little gifts & reminders of love are best when they're not expected.

Our evening consisted of cooking together as we always do, having dessert under a blanket on the couch while watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" & feeling our baby kick up a storm :)

We did exchange cards though!

isn't that the truth? 

Here's another quote that came to mind...

" Find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood,  Bad mood, ugly, pretty...handsome...what have you. The right person will still think the sun shines out of your ass, that's the kind of person worth sticking with. " - Juno

Danny knows the ins & outs of me, what makes me tick, what makes me happy, what makes me sad & how to make me smile...but most importantly of all he loves me unconditionally, and that's what real love is all about.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nursery: Project Pom Pom & Frames

I cant get enough of her room! I hope she loves it as much as we do

Saturday, February 11, 2012

How we spent our Superbowl Sunday

Hubby & I could careless about Football, 
yep, even if there is a NY team interest.

So while everyone was at Superbowl parties, we had our own little party...with the ducks in the park hah...we took all the bread we had in the house and spent the day in by the lake  feeding ducks, watching our pup run around soaking up the incredible Arizona weather.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Is this not the greatest fortune ever?

oh baby

I seriously don't think there is anything cuter than baby girl clothes... I'm clearly obsessed, my daughter  already has more clothes, shoes, bathing suits than me.

How can I possibly resist things like this...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

a beautiful kinda love

There are so many things that I love about where I am at this exact moment in my life that I would like to pause it and stay here a little while.

All my life, I have dreamed of being a mother...this chapter of my life has been without a doubt the best yet, I have loved every mintute of this pregnancy, even the uncomfortable, cranky minutes...from the second Danny & I  saw those two pink lines, we were smitten.

To know that something you've dreamed and prayed for is just around the corner is an indescribable feeling.

32 days ( or less) till we finally get to hold our daughter :)

until then...I have this little video of her in my belly that I watch several times a day, 

It never fails to make my heart skip a beat.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It all started with a very corny myspace message...

Six years ago when Myspace still existed & was the cool thing, for high school kids like myself... I found this terribly cheesy message in my inbox...almost went to delete it as it was just another  repetitive awful pick up line.
 ( sorry babe)

This is now in a scrapbook & still in my inbox on that silly site

For whatever reason...either out of boredom or just a 'what the heck'  I proceeded to click on this persons page definitely thinking to myself "lets see who this creep is" and saw this in his collection of profile pictures....

yep, this picture did the trick.
 I thought he was the most handsome thing I've ever seen
 ( I still do)..So I quickly responded and gave him my AIM screenname
our first conversation went like this...

The corniness of this conversation & ridiculousness of our screen names cracks me up every time I read this.

we were both 18 and in that first conversation realized we shared the same birthday so we decided to meet, as we thought it was a 'sign' that we should

Turns out, my best friend at the time Danielle, knew Danny from a summer camp they attended together & the two of them hung out when they were about 13 years old. Im sure she had talked about him to me when we were in Middle school, never could have predicted she was talking about my future husband, but just another boy she met & liked.

I worked at a restaurant 5 minutes from my house called "Friendlys" where I got Danielle a job as a hostess, this was the perfect place for us to meet...Danielle being the ice breaker. That day before my shift I remember putting in extra effort in trying to look spiffy, I was unable to focus on being a waitress at all...I kept staring at the hostess stand/door to see if hes come in yet.

As soon as he came in, we made immediate eye contact and gave eachother a smile from a distance...I'll never forget that moment, I remember exactly where I was standing when I first saw him...So after that, Danielle sat him in my section...table number 57...(yep I still remember that).

At that point I was so nervous I may have dropped my other tables food....Danny ordered a coke and orange sherbet with sprinkles on it ( still remember that too). After I somehow caught up with my other tables I had time to sit and chat with him and we made lunch plans for the next day at Panera bread.

Danielle snapped our first picture, she said I'd thank her later
so glad she did...& I cant thank her enough now.
don't the smiles on our faces say it all?

After our first date at Panera, we were inseparable ever since.
He kissed me in the parking lot ( yep we kissed on the first date)
but that sealed the deal, we knew it was the start of something real

So there you have it, from Friendly's table 57 to my husband 6 years later.
pretty crazy how fate works its wonders.

Speaking of fate.....
I realized that our first vacation was to Arizona
Aug 2006

Maybe it was foreshadowing & we didn't even know it yet.

I hope when Sienna is older, we can take her to Friendly's...sit in table 57 & tell her this story over some orange sherbet with sprinkles :)

Danielle's speech at my Baby Shower