Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time flies!

My baby is growing up so fast! 2 nights ago was Dylan's first night to sleep in his very own room in his crib. We all survived. Last night, he did it again and we survived. I love it.
He's definitely showing his personality now. I wish I blogged about it more so I won't forget, but I love just spending time with him. By the time I remember, I'm too sleepy to blog. Here is just a few things we've seen Dylan do already:
· 2 weeks ago, Dylan did his very 1st few army crawls towards his Auntie Jasmine. So exciting! He's been rolling around and trying to get better at crawling ever since.
· Because he's teething, he likes to make bubbles and spit. So much drooling!
· He tends to throw tantrums. Especially when he's eating and has has to much to eat. His way of throwing tantrums: freaking out and scratching his head.
· He loves to play with his shadow. I love this little guy.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

He's Growing

My baby boy took a few army crawls Sunday night. Ever since then he's been doing his very best to become mobile and perfect his little army crawl. I'm such a happy mama.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quirky Parents

Everyone always says that you should keep a little notebook of the cute/fun things your children say and/or do. I'm definitely planning to do that, most likely on my blog.

But what about a notebook for the fun/crazy things your parents say? My parents are notorious for saying such random comments. After today's random comment, I plan to keep a notebook of what my parents say as well.

Today, my mom was carrying the little one as he was sleeping.

Mom (As she's checking his forehead): "You know, when you go to the doctor, you need to ask why this is bumper than the other." 
Me & Lana: ??? Blank stares. Then complete laughter. 

I love my parents.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cover Songs

I love finding great cover songs from various people. Especially when they decide to make it their own. It's starting to become a routine, but me and the little one listen to music every morning after his play time and breakfast feeding. Today was all about cover songs. Here are some of my favorites from Walk Off The Earth and Carissa Rae & Michael Alvarado of Us. Love their covers. I think I could listen to Walk Off The Earth covers all day long.

Walk Off The Earth - Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye)

Us - Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles)

Walk Off The Earth - From Me To You (Beatles)

Walk Off The Earth - Payphone (Explicit Version)

Walk Off The Earth - Grenade (Bruno Mars)

Us - In The End (Linkin Park)

Us - Sway

Us - Where Have You Been (Rihanna)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Post Labor Body

When I was pregnant, I was so fascinated with how my body changed throughout the whole process. I actually felt pretty cute as a pregnant woman. It never occurred to me that my body will be very different after our little Peanut entered this earth...until the day after Peanut entered this earth.

Ladies, your stomach DOES NOT immediately flatten out like a deflated balloon. Nope. It looks like you're still pregnant. I even had some lady congratulate me and ask me when I was due at the hospital. I had to tell her that I just had my baby a few days ago. Ok, so I can accept that. My body had just gone through a drastic event. Understandable. My body still had a lot of recovering and healing to do.

It's only until I was pretty recovered and had to go out more that I began to get sad. I couldn't fit into any of my older clothes. Nothing looked the same and I still looked pregnant. I went shopping yesterday for work clothes, since I will be going back to work eventually. I went up 3 sizes! It may not sound a lot, but for someone that has been always small, it's pretty drastic.

My new mission while I'm still on leave is to start eating healthier and exercising. I would like to have a flat stomach before I go back to work. Is that too ambitious? Maybe. But it doesn't hurt to try.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Not So Dirty Thirty

Yesterday, I turned 30. The only time I actually feel my age is when I'm around my nieces and nephews and realize they're teenagers. Man, does time fly.

Hubby decided to work from home yesterday so that I can do what I'd like for the day. With Dylan, it wasn't much. All I wanted in the morning was to go to Starbucks to get my free coffee. It's the little things that I love. He then took me out to lunch and to get tapioca milk tea, which I'm currently obsessed with. I found out later that he had booked dinner for me at the Hornblower in San Francisco. I loved it. As much as I dislike the travel to the city, it's very beautiful. I'll have to post some picture soon. We just purchased a fancy smancy camera and took some awesome pictures on the boat. The sunset over the bay is gorgeous.

In addition to that wonderful birthday gift, Dylan decided to give me one on his own also yesterday. He rolled over on his own! I laid him down on his back on our bed while we were getting ready for the day. I watched him move onto his side and thought, "Hmmm, he must be more comfortable on his side right now." A few moments later of quiet movement, he rolls himself over to his tummy. I was so excited, and then realized we now must really watch him now that he's become more mobile. I wish I caught it on camera. I was just too entranced with watching his movements.

So happy birthday to me. I have a wonderful set of men in my life. God is good.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oh Peanut

Oh my little peanut, you're growing so fast already. Each day, even each hour, you are beginning to look different. You've been gaining weight and getting longer. Pretty soon, we'll have to start bringing out the larger clothes for you.

In the past week, you've started to talk more. You're now slowly finding your voice and cooing more. I've been trying my best to take a video of you coughing and frowning, but you haven't been really helpful. I'm pretty sure you know what I'm trying to do, which is why it's been so difficult to catch those cute moments.

You're also smiling more now. You have the sweetest smile that just melts my heart. There's been frustration with trying to get you to breastfeed correctly, to burp enough, not spit up all your food, and more. But just one smile from you, and all the stress and frustration disappear.

I can't wait for you to begin showing more of your personality. God truly has blessed us with you.



Friday, July 6, 2012

Bernhoft - Cmon Talk

Happy Friday! This is such an awesome song. I love watching him create the song right in the video. My baby was fussing and having such a hard time going to bed. The second this song started, he calmed down and just listened to the song. Half way through the song, he was already asleep. Baby has good taste in music. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Dear Jesus,

Please give me the patience that I need while learning how to get our little Peanut to latch on and feed. Help me to understand that he will catch on when you feel it is the right time for him to do so.


Make Good Art

An awesome inspirational commencement speech by Neil Gaiman.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stretch Marks

Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I get sad and sometimes a little grossed out about how my body has transformed after pregnancy. Then I saw this picture online and it put everything into perspective for me. Now I make a point to remind myself that my body is beautiful because it carried my little Peanut.

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It held you until my arms could, and for that I will always find something beautiful in it."

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Hmmm...what habit do I want to change?

Saturday, June 23, 2012


I heard about this website from a blog. This is such a fabulous idea. Budge will help you meet a goal of yours by sending you reminders each day. The site is free while it's still in beta. I've decided to test out the Plank Animal and Flossing games. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Being Pregnant

I loved being pregnant. Watching your body go through so many changes so fast was fascinating. Not only does your body change, but the way people treat you drastically changes as well. They all mean well, but it's interesting to find out what begins to irritate you and what you love. Here is just a small list of what I began to observe during my 34 weeks of pregnancy.

  • People will automatically state the obvious. "Oh my goodness, you're getting bigger!" Really? I didn't notice. I had no idea that's what happens when you're pregnant. 
  • Everyone will all of a sudden know everything about what you should and shouldn't do while you're pregnant, and they'll vocalize it. "You shouldn't be drinking caffeine." "Deli meat is bad for you." "Should you be eating that? It has feta in it." I know that they mean well, but after awhile, it does get on your nerves a little. I truly believe that moderation is key. Have a cup of coffee if you really want to. Go ahead and eat that salad with feta in it. As long as you're not having a ton of caffeine everyday, I think you'll be fine. You know your body best. Listen to it. 
  • Almost everyone will ask you, "How are you feeling?"I would always answer that I'm feeling fine, but it seemed as if the person would be waiting for more details or they think I'm sugar coating how I really feel. Were they hoping I'd go into too much information and tell them that my feet are swelling, my sciatica is acting up, it's getting harder to walk around? I know the people mean well, but it was always a question that I felt awkward answering sometimes.
  • Becoming pregnant automatically enters you into this "Motherhood Sorority". All of a sudden every mother will talk to you about what it's like to be pregnant, the actual labor, and raising a child. I'm a pretty open person, so all the conversations that had a little too much information didn't phase me. You're about to embark on such a wonderful and huge change in your life. It's great to know that once you're pregnant, every other mother around you feels some sort of bond with you.

Overall, I loved being pregnant. If you're currently pregnant with your first child, enjoy the ride. It's wonderful.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne

For the past few weeks, this song has been on repeat for me. I love it. Plus, when I play this song, it somehow puts baby Dylan to sleep. He must love the song too.

When I first heard the song on the radio, I thought that the group was a 60's group only to find out I was so wrong, once I used shazaam on the song. I must get their CD.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Will Smith

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jesus > Religion

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"Religion puts you in bondage while Jesus sets you free."

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I have been neglecting my blog, which makes me pretty sad, but it was for some good reasons. This year, I've made a few blog goals of my own.

I have also decided to start my 365 project over again. In 2011, I started doing the project for the wrong reason, which was because everyone was doing it. It caused me to not be into the project 100%.

2012 is going to be a fabulous year for me & the hubby. With my cousins wedding, my 30th birthday, and a little addition to the family, I can't even begin to explain how exciting this year will be. I can't wait to capture it all with the 365 project.

I think I'll post the photos mainly on Flickr, but we'll see if I end up wanting to post it on my blog as well. Somehow I feel like I will post the pics here, just not as regularly.