January 30, 2009
Last night, Eric got off work early and we got home around the same time. I decided to bbq steaks even though it was in the low 30's outside. Well, Bella wanted to play on our deck while I bbq'd so we bundled her up and let her swing and play the whole time. I did get video of Eric pushing her on the swing and will post this weekend. I think the cold fresh air might have gotten to her because after dinner, she wanted to get in her jammies and was asleep by 7 p.m. It truly was a wonderful and fun night!
January 29, 2009
January 28, 2009
This morning I feel great! No stomach pains or anything! Even the ice stayed away so that I could get to work on time and with no problems! Thank the Lord for getting me and my family to work and school safely!!
January 27, 2009
So after we finished at the doctors, I was really feeling terrible, and Eric's mom came to get Bella for the night to help me out. I hated not spending her birthday night with her, but could barely get off the couch let alone play with her.
Today I am feeling a little better. My stomach still feels funny and my body is sore, but I am back at work hoping to make it through today and get my baby girl tonight for some Mommy & Bella time!!
Oh almost forgot... Bella had her first sushi roll on Sunday. Granted it was a veggie sushi roll and she tore it to shreds before she ate it, but she loved it! And no, I didn't get sick from sushi. It was fish I cooked and apparently not long enough!
January 26, 2009
January 25, 2009
She loved her kitchen!
I will post all about the party tomorrow, but wanted to get a few pictures on here tonight! We'd like to thank everyone that came! She had so much fun at her 2nd birthday party and loves all of her gifts!
Eric, Summer, and especially Bella!
January 22, 2009
Saturday is the big day!!! At 10 a.m. I am going to Party City to get her balloons. Eric's parents & my family are coming over at 11 a.m. to help decorate and get the food ready. Eric is picking up Bella's Elmo cake at 12 p.m. The official party is at 1 p.m.! Trust me, I will take lots of pictures!! Afterwards Eric, me & Bella are going with my Dad & Mary, and Eric's parents to the Oasis for dinner. It's going to be a long but enjoyable day!!
So, have a great weekend, and Happy Birthday Bella!!! WE LOVE YOU!
These are pictures from Bella's 1st birthday party!
January 20, 2009
A month later she went in for surgery and never made it home. The doctors made a mistake during the surgery. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks before passing away on Aug. 5, 2002. To say I miss her is a huge understatement. She was not only my mom, but my best friend. I will never forget the night I got to spend with my best friend.
My Mom & Dad in Puerto Rico 2001.
January 18, 2009
I love that Bella is a Momma's Girl, except for when she sleeps in our bed! She has to hold onto me the entire time she is sleeping so that I can't move the whole night. I got 1 hour of sleep last night total!! Today I am a zombie! I haven't felt like this since she was a week or two old. Brings back memories! Tonight she is at Grandma & Grandpa's having a sleep over. They were so sweet to watch her so Eric & I could get a full night's rest! Thank God for them! I do have tomorrow off, so in the morning I am sleeping in (which for me is a whopping 8 a.m.) and then running my last few errands before picking Bella up and spending the day with her. Sleep awaits!!
On a side note, I am praying for Baby Harper. I have never met her or her mom, but read the story and it touched my heart. She was born a few days ago and is in NICU in Arkansas. Please click the button on the right and read about her. Please help me in praying for this beautiful new baby!!
January 16, 2009
January 15, 2009
January 13, 2009
This week I will always remember:
That Bella hates getting her pictures professionally done. She cried so much until they put the black background on that was made of cloth and she said "Blankie!" and ran right over to it!
I'll never forget how stressful planning a birthday party is! Bella's is a week from Saturday, and my stress levels are high right now.
A memory from the past:
I think this one I am going to do just for Bella. Hopefully one day she can read this blog and appreciate it!
The day you were born...
It was a cold day in January. I had gone to Dr. Solomon the day before to get checked out because of the amount of pain I was in. He told me I was 2 cm dilated and 50%. He called down to the nurses station and booked me for 7 a.m. Friday morning. The doctor said to eat a big breakfast before coming in.
Friday morning, January 26, 2007... Eric and I wake up around 4:30 a.m. We decided to go to IHOP across the street from Seton NW Hospital. I ate so much food and am glad I did. I was in labor with you for 11 hours. Everyone came, your Grandma & Grandpa, Papa & Mary, Aunt Tanya & Austyn, Auntie Melissa, Aunt Sandra & Uncle Mark, etc.
To say I had a hard pregnancy is an understatement, but the delivery was worse. I had to keep an oxygen mask on the whole time to keep your heartbeat up. I pushed for over an hour and a half, and when you were born, I didn't get to meet you for half an hour. The doctor and nurses thought you had broken your collar bone, so they cleaned you and rushed you to the x-ray. Thank God you were fine, and when they placed you in my arm, I knew what love was. The kind of love where within that first minute of having you, I would have given my life to save yours. The kind of love that make me smile everytime someone says your name. You are the reason I am here and my reason for everything Daddy & I do! We love you Isabella Joanie Munoz!
January 12, 2009
Yesterday, Eric had to work, so Bella, my friend Sonia, and I went to Charming Charlie's for some shopping therapy and then had sushi for lunch! Bella was awesome! She never got upset, she walked around the store which is full of jewelry, purses, shoes, clothes, etc and never tried to touch anything! Even at sushi she ate her lunch and was good! That's my girl!! :)
January 8, 2009
If you want to say a bit about how great your hubby is please click on the link above and get your own tab! This is such a great idea! Let's show the world that marriage is everlasting!
My husband is Eric Munoz. We have been together for over 9 years now and married for 4 1/2! Wow time flies by!
To say Eric is good at sports is an understatement. He is awesome at almost any and every sport he tries. Football, baseball, soccer, golf, pool, darts, etc. He is extremely competitive as well, which is actually a great thing because he refuses to let himself or his family fail at anything.
He is such a hard worker. He's been with his company since he graduated college, eventhough he used to work 60-80 hour work weeks when he first started. He's determined and makes sure he always finishes what he starts.
He loves me & Bella with his whole heart, and we both feel the same about him!
To sum up, Eric is the love of my life and my soulmate! I couldn't imagine my life without him.
Love you Baby!
So Saturday is where we get busy. Saturday morning we are going to Academy to buy a treadmill. Nothing fancy, just one we can put in the garage and run on in the mornings or at night to get some exercise in. I have to wear a bathing suit at the end of March and am worried at this point about what it will look like on!! Afterwards we have to get home and make sure Bella gets a good long nap in before 2:30. That's when we get her all dressed up and go to the Picture People to get her pictures taken. (hence the long nap beforehand!) Afterwards we have Mass at 5 p.m. which we're hoping we'll be all done by then and able to go. Lastly, trying to figure out what to eat for dinner.
Sunday is a lot easier. Eric is working that afternoon, so Bella and I are going shopping. Whew what a weekend ahead!
January 7, 2009
So I am probably not going to do this right, but on Wednesday's I am going to walk down memory lane. First I am starting with the past week and the main things I will remember always...
1) Bella tries so hard to say Bananas, but every morning lately when she asks for one she says Naners please! It's the funniest/cutest thing ever!
2) Eric & I realizing that we can actually have time away from Bella and still have fun and enjoy ourselves! (I did call his parents about 20 times to check in, but I am forgetting about that right now!)
3) I will never forget watching the Fiesta Bowl with Eric and the very last play UT had. Eric was in his recliner the whole game, until the last play where he slowly got up and got closer to the TV. When we scored the winning touchdown he leaped up and jumped all over the living room yelling and cheering! He only gets that happy during UT games!
Here some memories about me & my family I'll never forget...
1) We thought Bella was very slow on getting on her feet and walking. She didn't even start crawling until 11 months old! But at 14 months we had a physical therapist come over to the house because she wasn't pulling herself up and/or walking at all. She came over and literally the minute she started working with Bella, Bella got up and took 3 steps! The PT looked at us like, "Why am I here?!"
2) To show you how romantic my husband is not, on our first dance at our wedding reception, Eric whispers in my ear, "Where are the bathrooms at?" Ahh now that's love people! :)
So please click on the button on the right hand side to get the rules off the post I copied this from. Have a great Wednesday!
January 6, 2009
Eric is going at lunch to Academy to buy our t-shirts to commerate the win. I will be sporting it proudly for years to come! Now the question is, do I root for the Sooners (which I HATE) or root for Florida on Thursday night?!