Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing Benjamin’s newborn pictures and one month postpartum. If you follow me on Instagram you already know I had to come back to the hospital five days after having baby “B”.

Let me share with you some details, for the sole purpose of letting everyone one that the best thing you can do is listen to your body at ALL TIMES.

After a few days I delivered Benjamin we went back home soaking all the newborn smell. πŸ™‚ A few days after, I started having some issues breastfeeding him so I decided to see a lactation consultant. She was so kind to come to my house and as usual she asked several questions regarding my health.
Well, let me tell you she literally save my life! She asked all the right questions and I had always the wrong answers or the answers I was least expecting. I had a really bad headache that not even the painkillers for the c-section were able to take away.

I was so focus on taking care of the baby that I couldn’t see I wasn’t feeling like myself. But I knew something was wrong but I wasn’t able to process it. ( I hope I’m making sense!) My blood pressure was high, high enough that I could actually hear my husband talking to me but his lips were not moving. Super scary…I thought I was just tired!

Long story short, I ended up in the hospital for a few days, they gave me magnesium to avoid a stroke and told me how happy they were I actually came back to the hospital. Here I was with the exact same symptoms I had with my oldest son’s pregnancy but I just wasn’t able to see them.

Where am I going with all of this? Take a minute to listen to your body, God send me this Guardian Angel and she was able to see things I wasn’t able to see. We all know taking care of a newborn is hard. Ask for help and let your family and friends help you. Our babies need us healthy. πŸ™‚

  

Hello! Today is almost a week since my second child Benjamin came into the world. My husband, my son and I are thrilled to have him in our lives.

By now you may know that Benjamin is a beautiful rainbow baby, I won’t get into details on how I lost my second pregnancy because today I want to focus in the joy, the happiness that this little soul brought to our family.

After praying and praying to have the chance to become a mom for a second time, we found out I was pregnant the exact same day I lost my second pregnancy, it was definitely a sign from Heaven.

We waited patiently for his arrival and after talking with my OB she decided that a scheduled c-section was the way to go. I had so many complications with my oldest son pregnancy and delivery that even though I was hoping to have a VD I was willing to go trough a c-section once again if both me and the baby were safe.

We arrived to the hospital two hours before the surgery around 10 a.m. and finally went into the surgery room around 12:30 p.m. 30 minutes after, but my husband and I were extremely anxious to see Benjamin’s face, those 30 minutes felt like an hour!

Everyone was helpful and guided me to feel relaxed even though a c-section is no joke! Finally at 12.54 p.m. my little rainbow came into the world I could hear him cry but I couldn’t see him right away. My husband was with him while the doctors ran some tests.
There I was crying of joy all by myself, I felt lonely I wanted to know what was going on, I wanted to see him, kiss him and be with him for just a second.

After who knows how long my husband came with him in his arms… My heart melted, he was everything I dreamed off, everything I prayed for and all I could think now is THANK YOU GOD YOU MADE THIS MIRACLE HAPPEN!

  

Hi there! I was super excited when I was approached by Bornbrite. I’m all about bonding with baby “B” while his still in my womb. I know from my son that that bond is real. When I was pregnant with him I used to listen to music and sing to him, he’s now 7 years old and every time he listens “that” song he falls asleep. πŸ™‚

What I loved about Bronbrite is that you have a book for every stage of your pregnancy. You can create an irreplaceable bond by reading to your baby and you can invite the rest of the family to be part of it.

Bornbrite was created by a caring mom for all the parents who wish to create a prenatal bond with their baby while reading aloud during each pregnancy month. Some of the benefits are enabling early bonding, stimulating brain development, facilitates auditory reception and promotes language and speech skills.

I hope you enjoyed this post and give Bornbrite a try, I can assure you that you will be building this bond for the rest of his/her life. πŸ™‚

Head to my Instagram for a Bornbrite giveaway!

  

Today I wanted to share with you something that is really close to my heart. I thought a lot whether I should write about this or not, but since this is my space feel free to ignore this post if you feel uncomfortable. To those who stayed thank you, I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

I was writing a post about our last travel experience to Disney Hawaii, but I kept thinking about something else. This beautiful blogger community is giving me the chance to know some amazing women, with some of them I’m coincidentally sharing this beautiful stage in life called pregnancy.

With pregnancy comes a lot of unwanted advice, but that’s no the theme of today blog post. Today’s blog is about BODY SHAMING. Yes, you might think who in the world would do such a thing specially to a pregnant woman, but trust me, I experienced it myself and I know many other pregnant ladies that will feel related to this.

We all know that motherhood as is it it’s hard enough. Trust me when I tell you that we know how our pregnant body is constantly changing. We have an entire closet as a reminder that we owned clothes and shoes we can’t wear for quite some time. ;(

We don’t need reminders, not even in a ‘sarcastic’ or ‘funny’ way, that our faces are rounder, our hips bigger and our ankles swollen.
Don’t get me wrong, I received the most beautiful compliments and for those I’m grateful. But not everyone has the support I have and some of them can’t deal with these types of comments. So maybe next time you see a pregnant woman remember that… One kind word can change someone’s entire day. πŸ˜‰

  

  

Hello and welcome to a new post!
Today I wanted to share with all of you some really exciting news! By now you may already know that I’m expecting my second child, a beautiful rainbow baby. πŸ™‚
Baby ‘B’ (I will wait to share her/his name) came into our lives at the perfect time.

Today I partnered up with Freshly Picked to bring you this exciting news! They make the most adorable and comfortable moccasins perfect for newborns and for those first baby steps.

With this pregnancy we found out really early if we were having a girl or a boy, perks of getting older. πŸ˜‰ The doctor did some genetic testing which tells you right after the 10th week what you are expecting ( I found out with my son that we were expecting a boy when I was almost 5 months pregnant), so it was quite fast!

Without further ado we are thrilled to announce that…we are expecting a baby boy!

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We can’t wait to meet our little bundle of joy and welcome this rainbow into our lives.

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Hi, there!
Welcome back! I remember I was once asked by a friend if I cooked every day, at that time I felt it was a silly question. Well… we do eat every single day so the obvious answer was YES! But now, I understand the meaning of that “COOKING” meant.

My husband and I come from a family where food is made from scratch. Every single year during New’s Year day they made homemade ravioli. Yep, they do they take a lot of time! But, the nicest thing about it is building memories around those moments.

Today, I partnered up with Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a subscription service in which you can pick different meal plans depending your lifestyle. They will send everything you need to prepare a homemade meal to your doorstep. How great is that?! They offer different types of meal plans for meat eaters or veggies lovers. I decided to get the Veggie Plan with all meat free recipes.

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Don’t panic with every meal you will receive a booklet with a step by step on how to prepare them. It was super easy and the best part was to watch how excited my 7 year old was.

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I learned that getting my son involved with me in the kitchen was the perfect way to connect with him. Thanks to Hello Fresh he ate three Veggie meals with out hesitating! That’s a total win!
I loved how easy it was and the best part was spending time with my little one.

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I encourage you to try it at least once and have fun with it. Use it as a family activity after all we are making memories every single day of our lives. πŸ˜‰ It’s not just a box with food, it’s a box full of memories. πŸ™‚

  

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you some vegan recipes I like to make on a daily basis but can also be great for Christmas.

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VEGAN RICE, QUINOA AND CARROTS

Ingredients:

2 Cups of brown rice

1 Cup of Quinoa

5 Carrots

Directions:

1) Prepare rice as you usually do (I don’t add any salt to it) Let it cool for 10/15 minutes.

2) Prepare the Quinoa, I buy mine precooked, since it’s faster and can be done in 10/ 15 minutes. Let it cool as well.

3) Take peeled carrots and put it in a blender. Yes, the blender!

4) Mix all the ingredients.

5) Add 2 tablespoons of JUST MAYO.

6) Enjoy! πŸ˜‰

  

We all have friends that are like family. For me giving a thoughtful gift is a way to show my friends that I’m thinking about them and how I value their friendship. Actually I enjoy much more the process of buying a gift for a friend or family than buying something for myself. I love to see their faces when they see something they really like.

So today I gathered a few things that your female friend would really enjoy. From a cute pen to a nice purse all these items are selected so they can adjust to your budget.

Have fun and enjoy this Holiday Gift Guide!

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1. Red Sea Tassel Bracelet 2. Family Rules Art Print 3. Kate Spade Crossbody Bag 4. Calendar Daily Planner 5. Gold Dot Pen 6. Sea Jade Bracelet

  

I wrote this post almost three weeks ago right after my mother came visit us. She was with us for almost a month, in the meantime I was packing to move from our house ( for those of you who are not aware, I recently moved and I’ve been unpacking like crazy).
It was quite difficult to dedicate time to the Blog this past few weeks and trying to keep the rest of the family together while we are dealing with several lifestyle changes. I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

By now you probably know I live in the Houston Area, but I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I went to College there and met my husband who was also finishing his last year of College as well.
Long story short, we got married, moved to United States and had my son here.

We always decided things together and talk about what’s best for our family. When we came to United States we thought of it as great opportunity, we were newlyweds and had all the time to ourselves.

But now things have changed. My son is almost 7 years old and starting to understand “that” feeling. That feeling of saying “Goodbye” to Grandma or ‘Tata’ how he likes to call her or to everyone that comes visit, even if it’s just for a week.

I’m not going to give any tips on how to handle this situation the best way, because there’s definitely not a right way to do it.

My heart breaks a little bit every time when I see him missing the rest of the family. I do cheer him up, I do distract him, I do explain every single thing of why we are so far from each other. But nothing is enough when you see yours child crying. All I can say is to follow your heart, the right words will come out.

Your friends and family might think you are probably not trying hard enough but trust me, you know you are. You are a loving mom or dad all you want is your children to be happy.

The life we choose it’s not always easy but I’m sure we are raising a child that will love his family as much as we love him. He is a joyful child, funny and always full of energy but today he was sad. Today he taught me a life lesson. That lesson was that we don’t always have the right answers, all I did was hold him tight and tell him how much we love him.

  

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