Hello! I am Luz … I have a newborn named Nicholas. (He was a newborn when I began writing this entry, he is now 2 months old >_<) He goes by Nick, Nico, and Nicholas … we will see which nickname he ends up adopting or if he’s the type of person who will want everyone to call him by his full name. My husband and I have been married for almost five years and this is our first child.

I am an immigration and criminal defense attorney. Before Nico arrived, even the last few days of my pregnancy, I would spend 10+ hours at the office, however things have now changed since June 26, 2015. Here in California I was able to get 3 months of maternity leave, which means I will not be going back to work until the end of September. The end of September is when I will truly begin to struggle between being a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, and an attorney.

I started this blog in order to inspire others and learn from other  mothers along the way of my journey. I am by no means an expert in motherhood, in fact there are still days when I feel like crying right along with my baby because I have no idea what to do. And I understand that this feeling will be with me for years to come, possibly even when Nico is out of our house and off to college. I am starting this blog and treating it as a learning tool for myself, to better myself for my child. And hey, if I can help others along the way, why not?

I have named this blog specifically “adventures” with Nico because I feel that every day is an adventure with him. Everyday we experience new “firsts.” For example, about a month ago he smile, and I mean really smile, not gas smile. I now know that simply calling him “corazon” (heart in spanish) will automatically produce a smile on my sweet baby. Just this week he began grabbing the little toys that hang from his playmat … I caught myself sitting there in front of him, as he learned this new skill, I as mesmerized about it as he was. Nevertheless, I know that there are a lot of other “firsts” and “adventures” that await my husband, Nico, and I. I want to share these with you and hope that you also share your adventures with me.

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