LOL, did you expect me to keep up?

Of course not. You know me. I don’t keep up. I forget to. Then I forget the password. Then… ooo shiny!

My baby boy is 1. I’ll post his birth story here later since I posted it on Facebook already. Josie is so much fun and is just plain amazing, Julian is a destructo-monster lol. Juan and I are great, better than you! :P I’m in school still, switched my major again… I’m enjoying photography to the fullest, though. I started a photo business and hope to see it bloom. I’m starting a blog for that too to update my clients and have somewhere to post all the goodness that comes of it. Juan is working at the jail and finally on a schedule I can deal with! I’m also working at a great restaurant called Number 13. Um… what else? Hmm… nothing! I should get to cleaning.

Well then. Here goes.

I posted something similar to this when I found out I was pregnant with Josie. So, while I wait on Julian’s arrival (any day now!) I wanted to reiterate: you can keep your unsolicited advice and comments on my parenting to yourself. Period end of story.

I am the mom here. If you have kids, you’ve had your turn. I don’t need you to butt in on my choices for my children. If I ask, sure, feel free to be helpful. If I don’t, then I didn’t ask. I will raise my kids how I see fit. If that means I want to dress Julian in a tutu and make Josie play softball, that is MY and MY HUSBAND’s choice. NOT yours. If you don’t like it, take to Facebook and rant about the crazy bitch who lets her son dress in drag but keep your mouth shut to my face. Because I don’t care! He’s not yours. He’s mine. Juan and I made him, I (hopefully soon will have) pushed him out, WE get to make decisions. Your input is unnecessary and unwanted. I put a lot of thought and research into the choices we make. It’s more than likely not a decision I took lightly if you have an opinion. I will not be changing my mind for you. Breastfeeding (in public uncovered, no less), introducing solids, where he sleeps, what goes on his butt, and which way his carseat faces: none of these things are your concern. If you would like to know more about why I chose to do such things, by all means ask. But do not think that is giving you an invitation to change my mind.

Another thing. I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings when it comes to my children. You WILL respect my choices and my wishes for my children. If you can not do that, you won’t be left alone with my children. You WILL be healthy and free from sickness in my home around my newborn. If you are not, you will not be in my home. DO NOT LIE ABOUT THIS. I find out you’re lieing, even about the sniffles, I can not promise the end result will be something to laugh off. You WILL NOT put my newborn in danger just so you can get a glimpse of his squishy face. I do not have a problem asking you to leave.

So now that my mama bear has had her workout for today, I’m hoping no one makes me bring her out. I love my family and my friends, but my children are FIRST. I will never put ANYONE’s feelings or considerations above their needs. Sorry. If you love me, you’ll respect me. I expect MORE from my blood relatives than I would a friend. If a friend disrespected me, they would not be a friend. You sharing lineage with me or my husband does not give you a free pass.

2012 Review

January I started off the year with a bang… When I hit the floor at Target from a seizure. I gave my family, especially my husband, a nice big scare.
February My beautiful niece was born! I was there within a day or so and got to be the first in our family to hold her! My awesome sister in law did amazingly!
March I went to Vegas! Twice! Once with family before my brother deployed and a second time for The Bradley Method® teacher training! It was the first step to my new life!
April My little brother deployed to Afghanistan. :(
May Started the process for leaving the Navy! My first real Mother’s Day! Josie and hubby took me for sushi!
June Drove off the 32nd street base for the last time. I had an amazing run with the navy. I’ll miss everyone I’ve made friends with. My baby girl turned 1! The best year of my life by far!
July Josie’s birthday party was this month in TC. Also found out I am pregnant! Eep! I started school as well, just one more step toward owning my business.
August Very uneventful month for sure. Did find my amazing home birth midwife!
September Moved out of the in laws house. Big relief for me. :P
October My baby’s first real Halloween. She was a kitty cat and I was a rounded roman princess. Also found out Julian is a BOY! I’ve got my matching set! Haha!
November Our biggest secret yet has been started. Eep! More news to come! Josie, aka little piggy, loved GPa’s fried turkey!
December Another great year is coming to an end. Some great times with friends and family. :)

That’s it. Big changes coming for our little family. Stay tuned for more!

Sick :(

So I’ve been getting progressively sicker for a while. Yesterday I woke up nice and germy. Today ugh. I got very little sleep and then Josie woke up early. At nap time, she decided sleeping was for punks. Blah. She finally did nap after 4, for 2 hours. But problem is now its almost bed time and I’m pretty sure she won’t be going to bed on time. :( she’s throwing clementines around right now. I’m too weak to stop her. She’s got free reign and I’m powerless to stop the madness. Le sigh.

Update!

Wow I haven’t been on in a while!

Where do I start? How about from the last post? LOL. Well a few days later, we packed up our little family and went to visit my sister in law. She kept Josie the whole day while me, Juan and Luis went to Six Flags. The next day we drove to Texas. So nothing really interesting. Well we had Josie’s birthday party (her Bee-Day party!) and started to get settled into our new life. Then the unexpected happend…

Oh. EM… GEEEE! Yes, I found out that I was pregnant. Crazy stuff! Four years of infertility and heartache then BAM pregnant without trying.

Since finding out, I have found a homebirth midwife and am preparing myself for another all-natural birth. I am so excited. We did find out he is a boy! Unfortunately, we forgot to record the big reveal. :( I know, I’m a horrible mother. I was so good about taking belly pictures and writing Josie letters throughout my pregnancy with her. This time, not so much. I am much busier now with her and school, but I don’t feel any less bad about it.

As I said, I’m in school now. I’m working towards a Business Management degree. I want to open my own store but first and foremost I want to make some money LOL! I will realize my dream of owning a store, but with our new house moving forward, it may not be right away. I did find an opening at a place called Elliot Electrical. It’s not an electrical job, but my background in the Navy is helpful. I’m hoping the position, or a similar position, is open when I finally go back to work. I think I am going to wait until Julian (yes, that’s my baby boy’s name) is about 8-12 weeks to start looking and applying. By then I’ll be closer to my associates and on my way to my bachelors so I think with the timeline, I’ll be right on track to get promoted and earn more. :)

As for me and Juan. Well… we’re doing good. We have our days. I hope we start having more good days but it’s going to take some work. I love him more than anything and I’m willing to fight to keep him in my life but it definitely takes two.

So in closing. Please pray for my baby boy, baby girl, my schooling, my job, and my marriage. :)

Roller Coaster

Oh geeze. What a week it has been. Last Tuesday my baby girl turned one. It’s so crazy how quickly this year has gone. I know everyone tells you it goes fast but I can’t believe it’s over! I survived! Haha! But I’m also very sad. My baby is growing up and there’s nothing I can do about it. It feels like yesterday I was crying and praying and screaming at God for a baby. The four long years was worth the wait because she’s such a joy and an amazing baby. I couldn’t ask for a better kid!

Today was my last day in the Navy (unofficially.) I don’t have to go to work anymore but my contract ends on Monday. It’s also crazy how fast the years went by. I’ve had a lot of amazing experiences and met some of the best people ever so I can’t say I regret it. I wish there were less bitter people in the navy. The attitudes and crap I dealt with really soured any semblance of a good experience I could have had. I don’t get it. But it’s over now. :) I can’t wait to see what the next step has in store for me!

A-Z all about ME!

A. age :: 25
B. bed size :: full; I need to get a bigger bed!
C. chore you hate :: dishes. For some reason feels grosser than scrubbing toilets.
D. dogs :: 2 Boston’s-Roxy&bubba
E. essential start to your day : Going to the bathroom, lol
F. favorite color :: pink
G. gold or silver :: Silver or white gold
H. height :: 5 ft. 3 in.
I. instruments you play :: Flute and Oboe
J. job title :: Mommy, Wife, Daughter, Sister, and Sailor.
K. kids :: Just my Josie!

Cuteness!

L. live :: San Diego
M. maiden name :: Vazquez
N. nicknames :: Jay, Jas, j.
O. overnight hospital stays :: Appendectomy, depression
P. pet peeve :: Loud music; do I really need to hear your music?!
Q. quote :: Live your life how you want to be remembered
R. righty or lefty :: right
S. siblings :: Michelle, Carlos, Priscilla, Brittany, Jared
T. time you wake up :: 5am on a regular work day.
U. university attended :: None yet
V. vegetables you dislike: Peas
W. what makes you run late :: forgetting things
X. x-rays you’ve had :: chest, neck, thighs.
Y. yummy food :: phó
Z. zoo animal favorite :: The bonobos at sd zoo.

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