Throwback Thursday, the birth.

Hello! Today I’m bringing you a little #ThrowbackThursday story, more specifically my labor & birth story. I cannot believe it’s been over a year & I am definitely glad I wrote it out last year when a lot of the details were still fresh in my mind. As I edited this I found myself remembering some details I had forgotten & it made me smile. This is one of the reasons behind my decision to start this blog, to be honest I’m not sure how many people will find my life interesting or even read some of my posts but at the end of the day I will have some sweet memories documented for my son. But that’s enough chit-chat, on to the story. P.S. I won’t totally hate you if you don’t read all of it, I know it’s long lol.

 

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Back at it.

My husband and I went to a wedding this past weekend, sans child. I have to confess, it was amazing dressing up and being able to enjoy a nice [quiet] brunch. It was all great until one of the grooms had his dance with his mom, and the song included lyrics such as: “Mama, you taught me to do the right things. So, now you have to let your baby fly.” Cue the waterworks! Next, it was the other groom’s turn to dance with his mom. Their song was Vanessa Carlton’s “Thousand Miles” and while in and of itself the song is not too sentimental, the moment was filled with wonderful emotions when his mom shyly walked to the dance floor and he said “Come on mom, it’s our song.” In that moment I though, I can only hope that my son and I have such a great relationship that we have “a song,” that we share a connection. My husband didn’t understand why I was crying or why I was even thinking about our one year old’s [distant] future wedding. But I couldn’t help it. Time is flying, I wish I could hold time still. This past year went by in the blink of an eye.

This is the part where I use what I said above to excuse my absence from the blog. But truly my only excuse is … Life happened. Nick (remember in the last entry when I said I didn’t know what he would go by? Well, he answers more to Nick than Nico now.) is now a one year-old toddler. He started walking at 10 months and has about 5 teeth. When he was six months we bought a new home so he already experienced his first move. Thankfully, he can barely remember our old hut so the move was like nothing to him. We absolutely love our new neighborhood and the town sometimes makes me feel like I live in Stars Hollow, minus the nosy neighbors. I’m still a working mom. And … I think that’s all the updating needed for now.

More than anything, I really want to document my adventures with Nico for him; but I would also love to hear about your adventures along the way. Follow me on social media for daily updates :).

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Hello!

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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