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Monday, December 29, 2008

Blessing Day

This last Saturday we blessed our little baby boy. The day was perfect! I really wanted my brother, Tommy, to be able to help bless him and we also wanted a more personal setting, so we decided to bless him at home. We held the blessing at Gabe's dad's house and invited some close friends and family. My mom bought his blessing outfit and it'll be used for the future grandson's blessings. It is so cute and he looked scrumptious in it. It even had a little bowtie! His Aunt Mely put him to sleep just before the blessing and he stayed asleep the whole time. Gabe gave a really beautiful blessing. I knew he would - he always says the best things when he prays. I never imagined I would be married to anyone but a worthy priesthood holder, but it's times like these that make you really appreciate the significance of that. I am really grateful to be blessed with such a good man as my husband. Anyone who knows him knows exactly what I mean; and good is an understatement:) It was surreal listening to my own son be blessed. Will it ever feel real? I'm so excited to see him grow into a boy and then a man and I know he will be a wonderful person if he lives up to the blessing Gabe gave him. I love my little family. And I'm super biased, but it's hard to not love my little man when he's so darn cute! 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Feliz Navidad


Merry Christmas to everyone. Here are just some pictures of our Christmas in Provo with my family. It was fun and we ate a lot! Little Gabriel had a great time with his cousins and just hanging out. It was a white Christmas. How perfect!!!












Monday, December 1, 2008

So Beautiful!


One of my friends, Tara Salinas, came over last week to take pictures of Gabriel. I was so excited to see these 2 that she had posted on Facebook. I love them - I can't wait to see the rest. And Tara - Wow! You are an amazing photographer!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Little Love

We love our little boy. I absolutely adore him. I just look at him and think he must be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Everything he does is cute and no matter how fussy or difficult he is my heart still melts for him. Sometimes I feel bored with being in the house all day, everyday. Sometimes I feel frustrated when I can't figure out what he needs. Sometimes I feel exhausted and I'm not sure I can face the next day. But in a weird way whenever I feel these feelings I just love him even more. I guess the hard work makes it all the more sweet. Today we napped on the couch together and when I woke up he was so cute just lying there with one of his arms over his face and I felt really grateful that he is mine and that I have the privilege of being his mom and he is my son. He is my little pal and I am so thankful that we can spend every minute together. I don't think we ever realize the sacrifices mothers make but it makes me so happy to be able to give all of myself to him. And even though when I hold him and he looks right into my eyes and smiles it's probably only gas, it still makes all the difficulties and frustrations worth it. I love him.

Nap time


He really likes to sit and just hang out. Often little Gabriel just stays put while checking out the surroundings. He also enjoys small naps while sitting down. Nothing too extraordinary, but I really like the picture.

Friday, November 21, 2008

One Month




Happy 1 month!!!!

It has been one month since little Gabriel arrived. He is getting bigger and filling up really well. He sure loves to eat and to make deposits in his diapers. He is very alert and very active. He follows us with his eyes and turns his head very well. He has a strong little neck.

He loves being in the bathroom. No matter how sad or fuzzy he is, as soon as we set him on the changing pad he lightens up and all of his troubles seem to go away. Even before changing him.

We are very happy that he is here with us and we would not want it any other way.

I will be adding a video of him from last night while on the changing table,very shortly.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Good Mom

My mom came out from California last week to come meet Little Gabriel. We had a really fun time with her. I am so grateful that she could come out since it's not an easy thing for her to do and it was up in the air whether she would even be able to. I have to say I have the greatest mom. One thing I have always admired about her is how hard she works - this woman doesn't stop. She is incredible. She got here Tuesday night and that happened to be a night the baby had really bad gas. She stayed up until 4:00 a.m. burping and carrying him. It was so nice of her to sacrifice her sleep to stay up and help me. Did she sleep in? Oh no, she was up early the next morning (several hours before me). When I woke up she was in our back bedroom, Little Gabriel's future bedroom, organizing and cleaning. This room was like a messy closet - everything and anything shoved into it. She worked her butt off all day to take care of this room so that I could have some order to it. I don't know how I would have ever gotten this room cleaned up without her. I probably wouldn't have. She also organized my kitchen cupboards, cleaned the top of my refrigerator, did lots of laundry, and many, many more things to help me have a more organized house.
Thursday night my stake held a special Enrichment evening. Sister Julie Beck, the General Relief Society President, spoke. She is actually in my stake, which I didn't know. She held a question and answer session. It was wonderful and I am really glad I got to go with my mom. We haven't been able to do something like that for a really long time.
Since we would not be together for Thanksgiving my sister and her husband came to Provo from Bountiful and we all had a Thanksgiving dinner. My mom spent hours cooking for us and it was dang good!
I just want to thank my mom for all she did for me. She has always been the kind of mom who would sacrifice anything for her children. Growing up she always put us before herself. I have a great model of what a mother should be and I hope that I can be as good as she was and still is. I love you, Mom!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy 3 weeks


video

Little Gabriel arrived 3 weeks ago!!!
He is now 8lbs 8oz and 21.2 inches tall.
(Oct 21st stats: 7lbs 8oz and 20.5 inches)
We are very happy in knowing that he is eating well and growing.
This little video is from last night after a very hefty diaper change, which is always
good news.
Enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hanging out

Just wanted to add another picture of little Gabriel. He is doing great and growing. Erin took him to the Doctor for his 2 week appointment and we have the stats. I will add them when I get a more recent picture of him.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Casting something other than a ballot

We have had some really good laughs since Gabriel was born. And Saturday night was the best yet. My sister, Lindsay, was visiting and we knew Gabriel needed to be changed so we took him to the bathroom where we have our changing area set up. He had had a very minor blowout so I called Gabe to come look. He came in and was starting to wipe his little bum when Gabriel ripped a loud one. As he did he literally shot poop out, and halfway across the bathroom as you can see. I was standing dangerously close and jumped back to avoid being hit. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard. I was struggling to breathe and as you can imagine my bladder is a little weak at this point...
As I was writing this post Gabriel started crying and wanted to be fed. I thought he needed a diaper change so I took him to the bathroom before I fed him. Ironically, the same thing happened, only worse! He shot poop all over my hand, the floor, even to the wall across from the counter where he was. It was a total mess and kind of hard to clean all by myself, as Gabe wasn't home this time. I guess this is my welcome to motherhood!

Happy Halloween









Here are some pictures from Halloween. He looked so cute! It was kind of hard to get a really good picture. He didn't like the socks and booties much... We love our little skeleton!

-Erin

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa



Happy Birthday today to my dad and little Gabriel's Grandpa Thom! Wish we could celebrate with you, but we will see you sometime soon! Hope you have a great day! We love you!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

More Pictures

This one is just too funny to not post it!!!






Not too much to say, other then we are just in love with our little guy. These are some pictures from yesterday and today. The ones from the top are from his first bath at home. Which that is a great story for later.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The little things in life




I can admit now that during this couple of days sleep has been almost absent. It does not matter if its morning or night, I feel just as tired. Who could have thought that such a small boy with a very tiny digestive system could go through so many diapers in a day. I have to admit that it makes me VERY happy when I know that he has a dirty diaper, because this means that he is eating!!! Little Gabriel has been struggling a little bit with breast feeding. It is because of this, that when he gets a dirty diaper, I know that he is getting some food.

It is the little things in life that mean the most. He will eventually not struggle eating, and eventually will be able to sleep a whole night without waking up, someday he will be able to go to potty by himself. Until then Erin and I will enjoy the blessing that it is to be a parent, waking up about every 2 hours , and not remembering if its day or night, or when was the last time we had something to eat, wondering if the last time he woke up was 1 minute ago or 1 hour ago.

I say it again, I admire parents and the sacrifices they make, especially mothers. I cannot believe the kind of energy and patience that Erin has and the love that she shows little Gabriel. No matter how loud he cries and how much attention he needs, Erin just calms him down. Love you Erin ;)

(Our little boy is 3 days old)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our little BIG guy


Today we left the hospital. Up until now little Gabriel has been wearing the little shirts that the hospital gave us. Since he peed on two of them when we were changing him, we changed him into something of ours. As you can see he could not quite fill it in. He looks just adorable. We know it wont be long until he fills them. So we will enjoy the fact that he just looks so cute in his new clothes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

LIttle Gabriel is here!!!











Little Gabriel Lucas Guerrero. He arrived at 12:04 AM October 21st, the day of our second wedding anniversary. He weighed 7lbs & 8oz and measured 20 1/2 inches. We adore him and love him so very much. It is hard to explain, but all of you parents out there know what I am talking about.
Erin is doing great! She was able to do it naturally and without any drugs!!!

We were hoping he would come the 20th or earlier, but I think he knew what he was doing and waited four extra minutes to give us the best anniversary present.

He is healthy and there seems to be no problems. I have so many pictures but I can only post this phone picture until we have more time.

Thanks to everyone for their support and love. This is by far the best experience of our lives! video

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Latest Picture Update


This is the most recent picture of Erin's belly. I bet little Gabriel is having a pretty good time in there. It is warm and cozy...I think :)

Maybe he will be here this weekend, maybe not! It is so exciting! Every time I receive a text message or a call when I am away ,my stomach turns and my heart starts going so fast with the anticipation that he might be coming!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Time is Near

The time is near. Little Gabriel could be here any minute now. Although he most likely will wait until his due date, we cannot stop thinking that he might be here earlier. We are under two weeks to go. When I say we, I mean Erin. There has been small contractions and some soreness. It has become a bit difficult to sit or stand for long periods of time. Even with all the change that Erin has experienced, she is just excited and grateful for this blessing and experience, and so am I!

Here are some pictures of Erin and the baby. We have not been really good at taking pictures of her belly, but here are some.



There are some pictures that I still have to add, but I figured I better post the ones I have just in case little Gabe decides to surprise us.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Graduation

I am such a slacker! It has taken me way too long to post about Erin's graduation!!!
With that out of the way;




Erin graduated last month from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education. To be precise, she graduated the 14-15 Aug. It was great! We were all very happy and very excited for her. Erin's family and mine were able to attend and celebrated with us.



I am very impressed with Erin. Especially at how hard working she is. She was able to go to school, work, do an internship and be pregnant all at the same time! I don't care who you are, but that is impressive.



Little Gabriel was also present, I can say that my son has gone through a BYU graduation!!!




After graduation we over indulged with insane amounts of meat at Tucanos Brazilian grill. Even though our bodies were screaming afterward, it was a great experience.




Erin, you are amazing and we are so very proud of you!!! Congrats!!!Felicidadez!!!