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Halloween & 4 years of marriage

I can’t believe it has been 4 amazing years already. Alot has changed within these 4 years of marriage: we both got new jobs, we bought a house and we made a baby! It has been a roller coaster of emotion. My dude has been my best friend who understands my quirks, especially during our pregnancy – his patience amazes me. Very lucky to have met my match in nerdiness and obsessions.

Halloween happened and we got to decorate our house. Vera wore her Leia buns and greeted kids at the door. She liked looking at everyone’s costumes.

House Decor Leia Buns Halloween Booty

I can’t wait for next year, Vera will have a favorite character that she will want to dress up as I am sure. Right now, she is obsessed with Daniel the tiger’s neighborhood on PBS, Tangled the tv show, Elena the Princess of Avalor, and Sophia the First. Her favorite movies are Frozen and Moana. We noticed she loves music, especially girl power ballads like Moana’s How Far I’ll Go and Frozen’s Let it Go.

Vera’s newborn shoot

I’m going to be posting some back dated items that I’ve had in my drafts section. And away we go…..

My very awesome friend Andrea took some newborn pics of Vera, she was also our wedding photographer. She was only a week old when we took these!! Andrea aka EthanAvery has an awesome home studio in Houston if anyone is looking for a local studio to visit.

Here are some of my favorite images.

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Having a kid has restricted some of my online time. I think I am getting a hang of balancing now. Off to comment on blogs now!

Say Hello to Vera

Pregnancy was an adventure, an emotional roller coaster with lots of cravings for chocolate milkshakes. For almost 10 months, my body slowly started to change and grow. By 6 months I finally had a cute belly bump and the last trimester felt so short, within one day I went from a prego chick into a new mama. No one tells you how weird recovery is, or how awkward breast feeding can be…OR how everyone in your delivery room will see you naked!!

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Labor didn’t take long, in under an hour I had my very own squishy purple baby plopped onto my chest. I was so lucky my delivery nurse and husband were so supportive and coached me the whole way. Thanks to epidural I didn’t feel anything during the labor. The aftermath, the recovery was another story. Wowza!!! I won’t go into details but this whole new life event has made me appreciate my mom more.

We named her Vera, my maiden name. Dad only had 3 daughters and no sons to continue our last name. Our family name always meant alot to me, since I got married and changed to my husband’s name I did feel a little identity crisis, this really seemed perfect to name her Vera.

Here is my last prego picture at 40 weeks. My mom made Vera a baby wreath with her nursery theme: Totoro!

last prego pic My mom made this baby wreath for Vera.

I’m learning how to take care of this little strange human. My husband is back at work and my mom should be coming back this weekend, leaving me alone with the baby during the day. She sleeps for only a few hours at a time and then wakes up for food. She sleeps more during the day – she is a little vampire and is more active at night. My poor husband is lacking sleep! But she is funny, she giggles alot and gives this cute gummy smile when she is boobie milk drunk.

I love her gummy smile sleeping pose

She is changing and growing so fast! Almost at 3 weeks old and I notice new things about her daily!! I finally got a chance to update on here…she is now crying. Time for a diaper change!

Meeting the baby tomorrow

Its May 19th, I’m home listening to the thunder. Sounds like there is going to be a storm – the perfect day to spend my last moments with my baby in my tummy.

I will be 40 weeks tomorrow and the doctor is a little worried that she is growing so much. So, looks like I am going to be induced tomorrow morning. Going to bed tonight is going to be difficult. Scared, nervous, excited just too many emotions running through my head. I’ve had some small contractions for the last couple of weeks and if that us any indication for the pain I will be having tomorrow….then wowza. I am seriously a wimp, and have low pain tolerance.

I know women have been having babies since the dawn of time but I just never thought this day will come. The only thing keeping me positive is that I will meet our daughter soon. That by the end of this weekend – all the stretch marks, throwing up, the peeing while coughing and waddling around will be worth it. Also, thank goodness for my husband, every night when I am wincing in pain from contractions he is rubbing my back, helping me in and out of bed and going on late night runs to Whataburger!!! My sisters and parents are another pillar of strength for me. Their excitement puts me at ease and helps me try to enjoy these last few hours before I go to the hospital.

Here are the last few belly pics. Weeks 36 – 39.


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Next time I update, I’ll be a mom…..eeeek! For more quick updates and most likely pics of out baby girl will be posted on my instagram: mijavera

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