Monday, September 5, 2011

Week 36... Four more to go!!! Woo Hoo!!

Little Elias is taken me over! And it is wonderful to feel all of his kicks and punches :)  Gaining about an ounce a day, he's now weighting about 6 pounds (even though I suspect he weights more since on the last ultrasound at 32 weeks, he was measuring about 34 weeks and weighting about a pound over average... thus the belly side!)  He now measures about 18 inches and even though he won't grow much more, he'll still pack some more weight in the next four weeks.  What is crazy to know is that he'll be considered full term after the end of this week!... which means he can come anytime between next week and the end of the month.  Very hard for his daddy and I to plan things like we are used to.  But we are doing our best!  Here is a picture of my belly... it keeps growing, don't worry.  Baby Elias particulary enjoys dancing on my rigth ribs.  He kicks and pushes my ribs and back... and lets me know that he's there active and all.  Even though it's hard to sleep and just get comfortable, I should say I'm blessed that it's the first pregnancy "symptom" I've really had.  Part of hosting my baby inside.. soon to end, so no complaints.  Excited to see him and feel his kicks outside my belly soon!!!

El pequeno Elias esta tomando mi cuerpo!!!  Y es hermoso el sentir todas sus patadotas y punetitos :)  Ganando aproximadamente una onza al dia, el ahora pesa 6 libras (aunque sospecho que es mas ya que en el ultimo ultrasonido a las 32 semanas, el media como 34 semanas y pesaba una libra mas del promedio... y por eso el tamano de la barriga!)  El ahora mide mas o menos 18 pulgadas y aunque no va a crecer mucho mas, el va a aumentar mas de peso en las proximas cuatro semanas.  Que loco es el saber que el va a ser considerado termino completo despues de el fin de esta semana!!... lo que significa que el puede venir en cualquier momento empezando la otra semana o en un mes.  Muy dificil para su papi y yo el planear cosas como estamos acostumbrados.  Pero estamos haciendo lo mejor.  Aqui esta la foto de mi barriga.  No se preocupen, aun sigue creciendo.  Al bebe Elias le gusta bailar en mis costillas derechas.  El patea y empuja mis costillas y espalda... y me deja saber que esta bien y activo.  Aunque es dificil el dormir y el estar comoda ahora, debo decir que he sido bendecida que esta incomodidad es mi primer "sintoma" de embarazo.   Parte de acoger a mi bebe.. pronto se acaba.. asi que no hay quejas.  Emocionada de poder verlo y sentir sus patadas fuera de mi barriga pronto!!!

Nursery is almost ready!!

Here are some pictures of the baby's room.  We are very excited to welcome him and hopefully we won't forget anything before he arrives.  It has been fun looking for things for little Elias and Justin and I have been having fun decorating and accommodating the room.    So far we have the crib, changing table, a swing, a bassinet, the stroller and car seat, and well, a guest bedroom for when our wonderful family come to visit us!   Surely but slowly the room is getting set up, as we are getting closer and closer!



Aqui hay algunas fotitos del cuarto del bebe.   Estamos muy emocionados de bienvenir al bebe y esperamos no olvidar nada antes de que llegue.  Ha sido muy divertido el buscar las cosas para nuestro pequeno Elias.  Justin y yo hemos disfrutado decorando y acomodando su cuarto.  Hasta ahora, tenemos la cuna, la mesa para cambiarlo, un swing, un moises, el cochecito y su asiento de carro.  Y bueno, la cama de invitados para cuando nuestra maravillosa familia nos visite!!  Poco a poco el cuarto esta formandose, ya que la fecha se acerca muy rapido!



Week 32 and 33!

Quick picture taken before I went to visit my family in Connecticut with 32 weeks. Belly has started growing exponentially now! 

Una fotito rapidita antes de ir a visitar a mi familia en Connecticut con 32 semanas.  La barriguita ha empezado a crecer exponencialmente desde esa fecha!

And here I am at my parent's house (33 Weeks) !  More pictures to come!!!


Y aqui estoy en la casa de mis papis (33 Semanas) !!  Mas fotos vienen!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Week 30.. 10 to go.. wow!

Ok, here I am with my little piece of  heaven taking me over!  :)  Baby boy is growing and growing and making himself comfortable inside of me.  At this point, I'm starting to have backaches and well, it's really the only "symptom" I've had since pregnancy.   Well, that and the fact that I'm always hot.  I guess the little heater inside of me is turned on to the fullest.  But I really don't like complaining much.  However, it does make it harder to work in an office and even to sleep.  One thing that helps is ZUMBA... haha.. being active has helped a lot with the sore muscles.. and I'm excited to say that I'm gettting close to the end.. Yay!



Ok, aqui estoy con mi pedacito de cielo que esta tomando campo dentro de mi!  Mi bebe esta creciendo y creciendo y acomodandose dentro de mi.  Ahorita, yo estoy empezando a tener dolores de espalda y bueno, es el unico "sintoma" que he tenido desde el embarazo.  Bueno, eso y el hecho de que estoy siempre con calor.  Y bueno el pequeno calentador dentro de mi esta prendido al maximo!  Bueno, no me gusta quejarme mucho.... Pero.. hace un poco dificil el trabajar en la oficina e incluso el dormir.  Una cosa que ayuda es la ZUMBA.. jaja... el ser activa me ha ayudado con los musculos adoloridos.... y ya estoy emocionada de decir que estoy acercandome al final!! Yay!

Week 28: Can I feel the baby move yet? You bet!

Well, my little baby moves as much as her momma moves on the Zumba floor.  I'm not lieing either.  However, he strategically doesn't move as much when he knows I'm videotaping.  So here are the couple of times I've been able to catch him moving...  I'll keep working at it.  Those were videos of about a couple of weeks ago... he is much bigger now and thus you can see the moves more clearly now.  It is getting uncomfortable, but hey! he lets me know he's doing well and ok... and hopefully time will go as fast as it's been going and I get to hold him and feel his moves (outside of me) soon!

   video

Bueno, mi nene se mueve tanto como su mama se mueve en el piso de Zumba.  No les miento tampoco.  Pero el, estrategicamente no se mueve mucho cuando sabe que lo esto y filmando.  Asi que aqui hay un par de veces en las que he podido agarrarlo moviendose.... Seguire trabajando en eso.  Estos videos son de hace un par de semanas ... el es mucho mas grande ahora y pues se pueden ver los movimientos mas claros.  Se me esta haciendo un poco mas incomodo, pero hey! el me deja asi saber que esta bien ... y pues espero que el tiempo se pase tan rapido como hasta ahora y que lo pueda abrazar y sentir sus movimientos (fuera de mi) pronto!!!

Our little boy comes with his own ride....

So my kind and thoughtful husband thinks of things that I don't really think of until I have to.  Things such as, "Jeez... with our little one coming, it'll be hard for my wife to keep putting a baby car seat in and out of our small littlle white car.  It might not be that comfortable."  So this is our new addition.  It is a Ford Escape Hybrid 2005!  We did get to drive it to Utah last time we went and it was pretty comfortable, even for a 7-month pregnant woman. 

It has leather seats (which will be great from when baby - or I - spill something), it's spacious and will be really convenient for when our little boy is here due to how much higher the seats are than our old white little car.   In addition of the fact that it is a Hybrid and thus gives us awesome miles per gallon for being a SUV.  What can I say, I'm a happy camper :)  Oh, and mind me, I love the color of it!!! 


Bueno, mi querido y adorado esposito piensa en cosas que yo no pienso hasta que tengo que pensarlas.  Cosas como, "Wow... con el pequeno en camino, va a ser dificil para mi esposa el andar metiendo y sacando un asiento de ninio de nuestro pequeno carrito blanco.  No creo que sea muy comodo."  Entonces aqui esta nuestra nueva adicion.  Es un Ford Escape Hibrido del 2005!  Lo manejamos a Utah en nuestro ultime viaje y estuvo muy comodo, inclusive para una mujer embarazada de 7 meses. 

Tiene asientos de cuero (que van a ser geniales para cuando el bebe.. o yo.. derrame algo), es espacioso, y va a ser muy conveniente para cuando nuestro nene este aqui debido a sus asientos mas altos.  Y bueno, nos da espectacular millas por galon.  Que puedo decir, estoy feliz :)  Oh, y por cierto, me encanta el color!!!


Week 27 - Baby Shower in Utah!!!!

We are so thankful for our awesome family and friends in Utah!!!  Thank you Tina, Vicky, and Jennifer for organizing such an awesome baby shower.  Thank you for the delicious treats you made for the shower and for all of the time you invested on getting it ready.  Seeing a lot of my friends and family was such a treat!!!  Thank you for all the presents and for sharing such happy times with us!  We definitely appreciate it!!! 



Estamos muy agradecidos por nuestra maravillosa familia y amigos en Utah!!!  Gracias especiales a Tina, Vicky, y Jennifer en especial por organizar  un baby shower tan lindo.  Gracias por los bocaditos deliciosos y por todo el tiempo que invirtieron preparando el shower.  El ver a muchos de mis amigos y familias fue un gran regalo!!!  Gracias por todos los regalos y por compartir nuestros momentos felices con nosotros!!!  Definitivamente lo apreciamos!!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Week 26.. I know. I've been slacking!!!

Since Justin started taking some classes for his double master's, things have been pretty chaotic and the available time I used to invest updating the blog is basically gone.  However, I'm going to try to catch up... On June 25th, we got the chance to celebrate one of our good friend's wedding in Nebraska.  Lisa used to be our neighbor when we lived in Utah and she happens to be from here.  We attended her wedding two or so hours away from our home.  There was tons of dancing, great food, great company, and overall, a great opportunity for us to spend the night away.  

Desde que Justin empezo a tomar algunas classes para hacer una doble maestria, las cosas han estado un poquitin caoticas y el tiempo libre que solia tener para poner al dia el blog se desaparecio.  Pero aqui voy tratando de ponerme al dia...  El 25 de Junio, tuvimos la oportunidad de celebrar la boda de una de nuestras buenas amigas en Nebraska.  Lisa solia ser nuestra vecina cuando viviamos en Utah y ella es de aqui!  Fuimos a su boda que quedaba a como dos horas de nuestra casa.  Hubo mucho baile, comida deliciosa, gran compania, y sobretodo, una gran oportunidad de pasar una noche fuera. 



Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week 25... 15 to go!!!!

Ok, there's the belly everyone :)  Feeling a little being bigger but still very well.  I have cut my classes to only four hours a week... and I hope to keep this schedule until the very end.  Again... we will see.  Baby is now 13.5 inches and about a pound and a half! ... oh yeah, and my uterus is the size of a soccerball!! No wonder it feels like it does.... And he takes all the space available to move around and more!  Now you can actually see the belly moving and little one protruding from the belly... not enough to distinguish if he's kicking or just pushing with his hands.. but I can see all the moves now. It's like waves in my tummy.  He is now starting to practice his swallowing too.. so hiccups could be felt!! How fun.. even when I haven't felt them yet.

Ok, aqui esta la barriguita!!!!  Me siento un poco mas grande pero aun muy bien.  He cortado mis clases a solo cuatro horas por semana y espero mantener este horario hasta el final.  Otra vez... veremos que pasa.  El bebe mide 13. pulgadas y pesa una libra y media! .. oh.. y el tamano de mi utero es el de una pelota de futbol!!  Con razon se siente como se siente!!!  Y bueno, el esta todo el espacio disponible para moverse y moverse!!!  Ahora ya se puede ver la barriguita moviendose y el pequeno empujandola... no lo suficiente para distinguir si es una patada o un manazo..  pero yo puedo ver sus movimientos ahora.  Es como olas encima de mi barriga.  El bebe esta empezando a practicar el pasar liquido por la boca tambien.. se pueden sentir sus hipos pronto!!!  Que divertido.. aunque aun yo no los he sentido personalmente.



This is our victorious picture taken today, Sunday June 19th, after our first day as Nursery leaders!  Yes, we got that calling last week and taking care of 15 screaming kids was awesome!  It'll be great practice for the little one to come.  Working with Justin in the same calling is also very nice since we get to spend some "quality" time together.. haha.. .  Anyway... 15 more weeks! Yay!

Esta es nuestra foto triunfante tomada hoy, Domingo Junio 19, despues de nuestro primer dia como lideres de la guarderia!  Si, nos dieron el llamamiento la semana pasada y cuidando a 15 ninhos gritones fue super!!  Va a ser una super practica para el pequeno en camino.  Trabajando en el llamamiento con Justin es super chevere tambien ya que logramos pasar mucho tiempo de "calidad" juntos... jajaja..  Bueno... 15 semanas mas.. Yuu juu!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A little bit of Zumba in the Circuit

 I know that I always talk about my Zumba classes.  This is in one of them, at a Curves location.  Zumba at Curves is called "Zumba in the Circuit" because you do one minute of cardio (Zumba) in the middle, and another minute in a machine.  The moves are not to be as intense, jumpy, or high paced as regular Zumba, because you are adding the machines to the workout, thus the slower pace.  Each class is a half hour and full of fun!!  Most of my ladies here choose to skip the machines and just do zumba... haha... And of course, I have to make it so that all the moves are meant for everyone in class, so I make sure to not go crazy on them like I do in my regular classes.  Enjoy!!

Yo se que siempre hablo de mis clases de  Zumba.  Estaes en una de ellas, en un club de "Curves."  Zumba en Curves se llama "Zumba en el Circuito" ya que haces un minuto de cardio (Zumba) en el centro, y el siguiente minuto haces ejercicio en las maquinnas localizadas.  Los movimientos NO son tan intensos, saltones, o rapidos como en la Zumba regular, porque se anaden las maquinas al ejercicio, entonces se baja la intensidad.  Cada clase dura media hora y es llena de diversion!  La mayoria de mis donitas escogen pasar por alto las maquinas y solo hacer zumba... jaja..  Y por supuesto, yo tengo que asegurarme que todos los movimiento puedan ser seguidos por todas en la clase, asi que no puedo alocarme mucho con ellas como lo hago en mis classes regulares.  Disfruten!!


This song is a little bit faster and ladies love it!!!  I enjoy myself teaching Zumba in the Curves and making them shake their bom boms.  They all can now go salsa dancing if they feel up to it!  They know all the basics and some more of latin dancing:  merengue, salsa, cumbia, regueton, zamba, etc!!!

Esta cancion es un poquito mas rapida y las donitas la adoran!!!  Yo me divierto ensenando Zumba en el Circuito y haciendoles mover las pompas!!!  Ellas ya pueden ir a bailar salsa si lo desean!!! Todas saben los pasos basicos y un poco mas de los bailes latinos: merengue, salsa, cumbia, regueton, zamba, etc!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our 23 weeks together!!! .. 17 to go!! Yay

My baby can now feel me dance!!! Haha... I am sure he feels a lot of that, especially during my Zumba classes...  He's about 11 1/2 inches (think of a subway sub.. wow!) and weights a little over a pound!! (about as much as a juicy huge mango) :)  Not that I think about food all the time or anything.. wait.. I do :)

My bebe puede ahora sentirme bailar!! Jajaja.. Estoy segura que el siente mucho de eso, especialmente durante mis clases de Zumba.  El mide 30 centimetros mas o menos (piensa en un sandwich the subway!! wow!) y pesa mas o menos medio kilo (como un mango jugoso enorme!) Parece que solo pienso en comida no?, .. espera.. si lo hago!



He is a mover too!  Even Justin is now able to put his hand on my belly at night and feel the little one move! It is so much fun!  For all the ones worrying out there, I wanted to announce that I dropped one of my classes, so I only teach 5 times a week... I might drop another one.. maybe.  Luckily, I feel great and am able to keep teaching and working out.  Life is busy as usual and I'm just trying to enjoy every second of my pregnancy.  Hopefully it all keeps going as well.  17 more weeks til we get to meet our little bundle of love and joy!

A el le encanta moverse much!  Inclusive Justin puede ahora poner su mano en mi barriga en la noche y sentir como se mueve el pequeno!!  Es tan divertido!! Para los que andas de preocupados por mi por ahi, quiero anunciarles que he dejado una de mis clases, entonces solo enseno 5 horas por semana ahora ... Derepente deje otra mas, ... derepente...  Por suerte, me siente muy bien y puedo aun seguir ensenando y haciendo ejercicio.  La vida esta muy ocupada como siempre y estoy tratando de disfrutar cada segundo de mi embarazo.  Espero que todo siga yendo bien como hasta ahora.  17 semanas mas y vamos a poder conocer a nuestro pequeno paquetito de amor y alegrias!!!

Oh, so my parents are awesome!  They went on a baby store little trip and decided to get our baby his first pieces of clothing!!!  They didn't say anything, just sent a box of goodies of momma and baby!!!  Below is our favorite one!!!  It reads "Daddy's best friend."  ... This is already a very true statement!!  Thanks papis!!!

Oh, so mis papis son maravillosos!  Ellso fueron a un pequeno viaje a la tienda de bebes y decidieron conseguir las primeras piezas de ropa a nuestro bebe!!!  Abajo esta nuestra pieza favorita!!  Dice "el mejor amigo de papa." ... Yo se que esto desde ya es muy cierto!!!  Gracias papis!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

21 Weeks!! Can start counting down now :) 19 to go!!

Well, quick pictures... Mind me one of them is right after class.. but per request, I needed to put a picture with some bright clothes :).. I'm here to please..  The other one is a picture of my Sunday dress... My mommy and I went shopping when she was here and well, this is my favorite item!!!

Bueno, fotitos... Una es justo despues de terminar mi clase.... pero a pedido del publico, tuve que poneer una foto con ropa de color brillante :)  La otra foto es con mi vestido de Domingo. .. Mi mami y yo fuimos de compraas cuando ella estuvo aqui, y bueno, este es mi cosa favorita!!!


By the way, I've been feeling my baby non-stop!! He's a mover!!!  On our last appointment the doctor was glad that I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight and was also glad that everything looks great... He did take a while to find the heartbeat though.. Baby wouldn't stop moving!!! He laughed and blamed all my "Rrrummba" (as he calls my Zumba workouts) to his hyperactiveness. :)

Por cierto, he estado sintiendo a mi bebe sin parar!! Se mueve y mueve!!! En nuestra ultima cita con el Dr., el estaba contento que ya estoy de vuelta con mi peso pre-embarazo y que todo luce bien... El tomo un buen tiempo para encontrar el latido del bebe... Ya que se movia demasiado!! El Dr. se rio y culpo toda su hiperactividad a mi "Rrrrumbaaa" (como el llama a mis sesiones de Zumba) 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Week 20

Right before my new Monday class!  It's getting a little more work to teach... but I still do ok with it.  So we'll see how long I can keep it up.  I still teach six classes...  I just love it... and I think baby does too.  All the shaking... he loves it!

Justo antes de mi clase el Lunes!  Se esta haciendo un poco mas dificil ensenar... pero aun estoy bien con ensenar.  Veremos por cuanto tiempo puedo mantenerlas.  Aun enseno 6 clases. .. Pero adoro ensenar!!  .. Y creo que a el bebe le gusta tambien!  Todo el movimiento le encanta!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week 19 pics

Just a couple of pics for week 19!  I guess some clothes make the lil bump more "noticeable"... :)

Un par de fotos de la semana 19.  Algunas ropas hacen la barriguita mas "notable"... :)

It's a B-O-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Week 19 came and went and with that, my momma and great news came as well.  We got to see our little baby and found out that our poll was correct!  We are expecting a baby boy!  And everything seems to be in place.  I counted 10 finger, 10 toes, two arms, two legs, two eyes, nose and mouth.  It was very special to have my mom there with us to see all of it!!! Some pics of her visit!

La semana 19 vino y se fue y con eso, mi mami y muy buenas noticias vinieron tambien.  Pudimos ver a nuestro pequeno bebe y descubrir que nuestra encuesta estaba en lo correcto!  Vamos a tener un bebe varon!  Y todo parece estar en el lugar correcto.  Yo conte 20 dedos, dos brazos, dos piernas, dos ojos, una nariz y una boca!  Fue muy especial el tener a mi mama con nosotros para ver todo esto juntos!!!

Aqui fotos de su visita!


 And of course my momma came to one of my zumba class!!! It was so fun!! She's my biggest fan!! I love her!

Y por supuesto, mi mami vino a una de mis clases de Zumba!!!  Fue super divertido!! Ella es mi fan #1!! La adoro!!



Monday, May 2, 2011

Week 18.5

So, I know I haven't posted belly pictures for a couple of weeks, so I decided to have Justin take some today!  It's week 18 and a half... and it's definitely showing... right?  :) 

Oh yes, that is in our backyard too... fun sunny day today ...

Se que no he puesto fotos de mi barriguita en un par de semanas, asi que decidi hacer que Justin tome algunas hoy!  Son 18 semanas y media... y definitivamente estoy mostrando.. cierto? :)

Oh si!  este es nuestro jardin de atras de la casa... dia soleado y divertido hoy ...

Utah trip!

We finally got to come back and visit family and friends in Utah.  Even though it was a long drive, it was so much fun!  Seeing my good old friends and spending time sharing the news was so fun!  Since I wasn't showing much (at that point), surprise and disbelief faces were all around. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting ready to share the News!!!!

So this is how we are going to tell my family .... I'm so excited to share the good news with them :)

My sweet Justin is a very meticulous worker so we decided that he was the best person for the job.. He did great!  I think it is a piece of art...  Yay for fun ways to tell people :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

16 Weeks!

Four months!!   Five more to go I guess...  Haven't felt the baby yet, but I'm sure feeling things growing and making room for the little growing one.  This week was pretty uneventful, but I did manage to make one of my favorite Peruvian dish "Seco de Pollo."  Below is the picture of it... It's basically a cilantro-based chicken meal, and of course, rice as part of the meal...  My next appointment is Tuesday the 19th!  Can't wait to see the baby again or at least hear the heartbeat... since I haven't gained much weight (well, nothing yet actually), I just want to make sure everything is ok.  Photos to come :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

15 Weeks


Zumba Time!!!  This was right before I taught my last Curves Zumba class at the 172nd location :(
It was too far away for me to travel, and even though I loved my ladies there (you know I do ladies!), I just couldn't afford the drive and time involved.  We did have a great last class though!!  They are all Zumba queens now :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

14 Weeks




That's my 14 weeks pictures... Mind the not wearing any make up! haha... Right before leaving for work on Friday and before zumba on Saturday...  I think you can tell a little bit.. but not sure that if you didn't know I was prego you could tell.

The first family picture!



And here we are celebrating our little one!!!  This is the day we had our first ultrasound. Long story short, my mom travelled all the way from Connecticut to be with us for the ultrasound and the day of the appointment, the doctor's office called us to tell us he wasn't going to make it and that they didn't have anyone who could see me that day.  I was crying like a baby because my mom was supposed to leave the next morning at 6 AM! 

Needless to say, I stopped the crying and started calling other doctor offices... and yes! I found an appointment for that same day, so we were able to see our little one and celebrate together... and yes, I was very tired :)