Since I have given birth to Catalina, my husband and I decided Cruz would stay at home with me. We took him out of School/Daycare only because I MISSED him like crazy!!! I wanted to take the opportunity before he starts school in August to spend time with him like before. He will soon be four and I know I will not get this time with Cruz back. Also, since baby sister was coming I was worried how he would a adjust. I wanted to make sure Cruz felt happy, secure (and all those other feelings of Cruz not being an only child anymore.) Cruz actually does not talk about school at all. It’s so cute though every now then he will mention some friends. But Cruz loves to learn and catches on very quickly. I knew I was going to have to be more hands-on and have some sort of structure, so we can do activities together to keep him learning.
Welcoming 2018! I have honestly never made any New Year Resolution but I’d figured starting off the year as a Mami of two it would be a great time to start! Cruz is my first born and now 3 years later after giving birth to my daughter, I have learned very quickly my children are totally different! What once worked with Cruz is not the same case with Catalina! I am still learning especially with a toddler around. This time around I want to make changes from what I learned after having Cruz. I want to be a better Mami, I do feel more pressure with Cruz around. My children bring out the best in me and I don’t want to fail them. I am sharing 5 of my Parenting Goals this year to start off!
I couldn’t wait to pack baby Gonzalez hospital bag! It did take me longer than expected, I was so excited and overwhelmed with all the tiny pink outfits, bows and florals everywhere. I kept on imagining how the baby would look in all the tiny outfits. This time around I packed less. My first pregnancy I packed way too much but of course being a first-time mom I wanted to make sure I was prepared. Marcial and I took a hospital tour before, this time we decided not too. We did learn the hospital does provide a lot of essentials for baby. I packed 2 bags one for baby and myself.
Here is a little flashback…. Marcial & I were not planning on this pregnancy were both caught by surprise. I was very overwhelmed. I made Marcial take me to the hospital right away, little did we know I would be at the beginning of my second trimester. The doctor began to rub cold jelly on my stomach, right away I saw Marcial’s face change staring at the monitor. As I was laying there I couldn’t stop staring at the Marcials face, his face was memorizing. He saw our baby for the first time. I couldn’t believe we were going to be parents again. It is truly a blessing.
Once the news settled in I kept looking back for all the signs of pregnancy. I had broken out with a rash on my cheeks, how was I suppose to know it was pregnancy related! lol I never felt nauseated the first trimester. I did have heartburn a few times. It was very soon my nausea & fatigue is still all day into these last days of my pregnancy. Any smell I come across that did not sit well with the baby I’d lose it & vomit immediately during my second trimester. Nothing can prepare you for pregnancy even if you have been pregnant before.
I am counting my blessings & focusing on life growing inside of me. We cannot wait to meet our sweet bundle of joy.