Soooo, I had a baby. YES! My labor had to be induced last minute due to my struggle with high blood pressure and in the end, preeclampsia. For her safety and mine, it was best to bring her into this world a bit early at 37 weeks — my daughter, Elisa María was born small but strong and healthy on the morning of July 2nd. Leading up to the
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Not too long now before my darling girl makes her official debut into our family — end of July is the tentative date, but I’ve always given birth early around 37 and 38 weeks. Before now I haven’t done much to prepare for her arrival, but now it’s game time! I’ve been shopping over the past few months for special items and cute pieces — and now
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NurseryMusts #CollectiveBias 24 weeks — woo hoo! I am mid-way through my pregnancy and the kids are getting excited as they see my belly grow. Me? I’m slowing down, but dreaming of that sweet baby smell and holding my baby girl! Together with the kids, we’ve been purchasing newborn essentials
Little L is midway into her three months of life. THREE MONTHS! I’m not sure if time has flown by to be honest — it’s going just right and I’m enjoying every minute and each and every day is a new challenge trying to manage two children. Naturally I take way too many pictures (what mama doesn’t?!) and when local Northern Virginia photographer Becky Gardner
Yes, I’m all smiles because of my baby girl, but truth is I’m a hot (literally) mess! It’s been 2 months since giving birth and she being my first summer baby (the other two were in January) I have to say I’m NOT loving this time of year with a newborn — high temperatures, super long days, mosquitoes and the other kids are home for vacation.
“if I have to wear clothes when it’s cold then I’ll suit up in this sparkly, stylish and warm @justbornforbaby cozy onesie…” #JustBornClub #showyoursparkle ad A photo posted by Maria Jose Ovalle (@majoseovalle) on Aug 31, 2016 at 2:05pm PDT Yes. She’s mine and I can’t stop staring at her! Elisa is my saving grace, my light, my everything. Amazing how she, my third child, has
How to start acting — it’s a question I get when I tell people that I’m venturing down this road at the tender (ahem) age of 37 and a mother of 3. Not as difficult as you might think no matter where you live, but like everything, it takes hard work, training, dedication and CONFIDENCE. At this moment I’m out of acting commission given the
I don’t claim to be a money saving expert, but I am money conscious. Times have been tough for a few years and being a one (steady) income household (my work varies depending on projects and clients and it’s not constant) we have to continuously change the way we budget our lives — sometimes month to month, other times at longer intervals. In partnership with Luvs and SocialStars. Money saving ideas
Aside from Elisa bringing total joy and happiness to our family, she has also given her older brother and sister TONS more screen time. Yeah. They are OH SO LUCKY right now! Matías, my toothless 7 year old took on the extremely difficult task (ha!) of playing new game Airside Andy on his tablet and then doing a video showing how it works and what his favorite features are.
No joke, I’ve been trying to sit and write this for days now. Any parent will know that having a newborn plus other kids can be INSANE. Throw in summer vacation and a massive heat wave that doesn’t let us be outside for too long to the mix and well… I’m a ticking time bomb. In partnership with Luvs and SocialStars. Tales of motherhood and cute kids are my own!
As parents, we each have a different kind of busy. Busy with a newborn is much different than busy with toddlers, school aged kids and so on. However at the end of the day we are all knee deep in motherhood doing what needs to be done to keep our families, happy, healthy and… alive! However when it comes to us, it’s easy to leave
When talking to others about my kids and life as a mamá, I don’t just say “I’m tired” or “it’s hard…” Because that would be a lie, a complete understatement. I go all out and use film and TV analogies when describing the struggles of motherhood so they really get it. I don’t plan them — they just pop into my head. Recently I noticed many of my analogies