Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Last pregnant pictures before I went in for surgery~!

Welcome to the world Gavin

Big Sis came to meet her brother!
She loves him
I love sayng "My Kids"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Welcome to the world Gavin Xavier 11-11-11

Gavin Xavier was born 11-11-11 at 7:55 am, 7lbs 15oz. He is such a good baby and Gabriella is enjoying her new ''toy". We are all doing great!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The 'Day' is almost here!

So these 9 months quickly came and went, I'll be meeting my sweet boy on Friday. I turn 40 weeks today and although the doctor gave me the choice to schedule my c-section anytime after 39 weeks I wanted to wait as long as possible, to see if my body would do its 'thing'. I discussed having a vbac with my Dr. early on and there was some criteria that needed to be met. Unfortunately, they would not be able to induce labor when trying to go for a vbac and since my body has done no progress-zero zip (I have not dilated not even 1/2 a cm and cervix is still compltely closed) and the baby is measuring big the odds were really against me. Therefore  I'll be delivering at 40 weeks 2 days.We'll be heading to the hospital at 4:30 in the freakin' morning, surgery is scheduled at 6:30am, God willing.

Today is my last day at work and I'm running around like crazy trying to finish up on any last minute things for my sub. I've felt great up to now and I'm thankful for that so I can save up all my days to be with my little one.

I do admit its a little nerve wrecking to have a 'scheduled' delivery and having surgery and all but today as I was going through Gabriella's school (daycare) work from last week I came across a coloring sheet she had done with the bible verse Genesis 26:24 "Fear not for I am with thee", I thought it was very appropriate :)
I will try to post an update/pics of our new addition as soon as I am able to. Keep us in your prayers.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Neighborhood Fall Festival

The Big 3-0!

I didn't exactly spend my 30th birthday as I envisioned, hmm.....trip to Italy, crazy 80's party, skydiving..etc. etc. but I did have a great birthday and feel very blessed. Hubby planned a nice dinner for the two of us at Strip House and I indulged in a juicy steak and a huge piece of chocolate cake. After all what else can a very pregnant girl ask for?

Why yes, that's a pumpkin under my dress! 36 weeks

 Delicious chocolate cake as featured on Foodnetwork's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"-Strip House Houston

I'm officially in my 30's!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Less than 5 weeks away!

We officially have less than 5 weeks away until baby gets here. We should be set for a November 11th arrival via c-section. To be honest we have done nothing to prepare for his nursery and now we need to step it up. I've gotten a sudden urge to "nest"-decorate, clean, paint, etc. Ok maybe not paint myself but I've came up with the baby's room inspiration. I didn't want to do a theme this time since I did one with Gabriella and was sick of it by the time she got here. I decided on just a "vintage" theme (without a theme) if that makes any sense. Pretty much a collection of vintage pieces using reds, browns, tans, black and some blue. I have a vision of somehting very masculine. Anyway I got my inspiration from this piece of art below:

I love all the dark boyish colors and figure this could grow with him. Along with this here are a few other pieces that I've put together for his room. Hubby should start painting the room-(G's old room) this weekend. By the way we've ordered Gabriella's big girl bed from pottery barn kids and its beautiful. I can't wait for it to get here. We are doing a shabby-chic theme for her room. So we not only have one room but 2 to decorate. I'm loving it!

Nothing says vintage more than a Radio Flyer wagon. This is a mini version used just for decor and the monkey sock is also a must. I love the PB Kids bedding with the reds and browns and a classic vintage airplane. The "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" sign is a classic. I am having a lot of fun planning for my little boy's nursery!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Gabriella!

Gabriella had an Elmo Party at The Little Gym because isn't every toddler in love with that little creature! It was a fun and very low-key party. We had about 11 kids who attended. They played then had pizza and cupcakes. We decided to bring the gifts home since we didn't have a lot of time so when Gabriella woke up from her nap she thought it was Christmas morning. I love to see the expression she was making as she opened all her gifts. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl.