Four Months Already

Yes, I know time flies, but now that I have a baby I see a timeline of how fast it really goes. It feels as if it was yesterday when my bundle of joy arrived. He is now four months going five.

Being a mom has changed my perspective of life. I focus on purpose when I’m doing something. Why I’m I doing this? That’s the question I ask myself. That question gives me clarity and it helps me to engage on tasks and projects with more intent.

My baby is teaching me so much, not just how to change a diaper J. For example, my baby is my best time manager. With him, every minute counts. I enjoy the time he is actively awake to play with him, to do tommy time. When he is passively awake, I read out loud or put soft music. When he is resting, catch up on reading, writing or other tasks.

I also love how he has bonded with my husband. He loves spending time with his daddy. He knows he is loved. His smile is the most beautiful and the one that has brought the most joy to my life. What a great blessing is to be a mom.

Big hugs,

Querin

 

 

My Pregnancy

Here I am… I was absent from blogging for quiet a few months. I blame it on the severe morning sickness I had during my pregnancy. Yes! I am a mom! and it is a beautiful experience. But before I get into all the details of being a mom, I want to share my memory, my experience during my pregnancy.

First of all, all women are different and every pregnancy is different. That’s what my doctor told me…and friends who’ve already have been thru it. I will speak about my experience.

I started feeling different right about a month and a half into my pregnancy. I started feeling extremely sleepy. I would come home from work and I would fall asleep until next day. Prior to my pregnancy, I was taking some tae kwon do class and I remember one day that I had to attend class, I was taking a nap and I struggled to wake myself up and get out of bed. Shortly after that, my doctor confirmed that I was pregnant.  My blessing started growing each day inside of me. Happiness and joy filled me, while at the same time my body started to change. All of a sudden my body started to feel hot all the time. I hated meat for the first few months, but craved it during the later months. Prior to my pregnancy, I could not imagine life without coffee and during my pregnancy (and still now, postpartum) I dislike coffee. Even now, after I gave birth to my baby, I don’t crave coffee (but who knows, sometimes I find myself needing the energy boost the coffee used to give me). Another factor that changed for me was that I like my drinking water room temperature and during my pregnancy I only drank water if it was ice cold.

Almost from the beginning of my pregnancy, I started vomiting. During my first and second trimester, I would vomit daily, sometimes three to four times a day. I started dehydrating. Instead of gaining weight, I was losing weight. I was hospitalized due to dehydration. The doctor prescribed me medicine to control the vomiting. When I was twenty-two weeks, I was hospitalized again due to pain and discomfort on my lower abdomen. At the hospital they told me that I was having contractions due to dehydration, which was due to all the vomiting. I had to take a couple of weeks off from work to have bed rest and take care of myself.  During most of my pregnancy, I was by myself, as my husband was in The Dominican Republic and my mother was having spinal cord surgery in Florida. Luckily for me, I never felt depressed. Even with my severe vomiting I managed to make it to work almost every day. My breathing became very heavy and oftentimes I found myself gasping for air. My team at work was very supportive and very loving.  In addition, I had some people who were very caring and attentive, like Delsy, my nice’s Querin’s mom and Don chucho.  I also felt like I had angels surrounding me and protecting my baby and me.

I was planning on working for as long as I could until my due date. But about a month before my due date, I was at work and I started feeling very sick. Moments later the paramedics came and I was taken to NYU medical center. Right after this event took place, my doctor put me out of work.  I wanted to have a vaginal delivery, however, after two days of labor pain (contractions started on Monday and Baby was born on Wednesday), I delivered via C-section.  It was the most beautiful day of my life. As soon as I heard my baby crying when the doctor said, “It’s a boy!” I started laughing with joy right in the operating room.

My pregnancy was a rough pregnancy. But the joy my baby has brought to my life is indescribable. I am so grateful and so blessed. Thank you God! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

 My baby and I…just minutes of baby being born             Picture with grandma at the hospital

First time on his car seat.  Day we were discharged from the hospital

God bless you all,

Querin

Thank You 2016, Welcome 2017

Hello everyone,

It may seem late to say Thank you 2016 and Welcome 2017, as we are a quarter into 2017. However this has been my tradition to thank every old year and to welcome the new one on my blog. It has been quite a while since the last time I wrote and posted something. The reason for it: I was pregnant and my symptoms were very bad (I had hyperemesis). But I am happy to report that I am mom to a beautiful baby boy.  He was born on February. That being said, I thank God for 2016; there were many blessings and lessons learned.

2017, Welcome! My baby boy Isaac Ismael was born this year. Thank you God!  Just days ago it was my birthday, on March 18th, and my best gift from God was my baby.   My next post is actually about my experience being pregnant.   I wish you all the best.

With Love,

Querin

New pony


In this picture is my youngest niece Miranda hugging the latest addition to the family.  It is a baby pony that was recently born in the family’s farm in The Dominican Republic.

When I saw this picture, it melt my heart with joy.  I love that she loves animals so much.  I love that she is having that opportunity to be surrounded with nature.  This picture put a big smile on my face and even a laugh.  For one second I thought that she would choke the creature hugging him so tight.  The baby horse was probably thinking, “is she trying to Hugh me or to choke me? Help!”

I love that she is creating this kind of bond with animals and with nature.  She really loves nature.  She cries when they take her away from the Finca (farm).

Miranda, you are only four years old and I love you so much my little one.  May You never lose that love you have for animals and for nature.

Querin, Mia, and Maiya, my three other nieces also love animals, but since they have to attend school they don’t get to spend as much time as Miranda does with the animals.  My oldest nephew Ronny, is more of a city boy, but I know he loves animals too.  His unconditional friend snowy (his dog) is proof of that.

Have an amazing day!

With love,

Querin