Friday, May 30, 2008

20 Weeks and Kicking!

I am halfway through and it has flown by! I have felt the baby kick a little over the last few weeks! Multiple times I have felt the baby kick and then Gabe has tried to feel it kick and nothing! But today I sat down for a little bit, had a peanut butter sandwich, and pretty soon I felt a couple kicks. I grabbed Gabe's hand to feel and he pushed in my uterus a little bit. After about 10 seconds there was a really big kick and he felt it! We were so excited! He thought maybe I had faked it somehow for him, but little Baby Warrior was kicking for his dad! And it's only going to get better!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

18 weeks

I have reached the point where I now look pregnant, not just like I've suddenly gained 10 pounds. It seems like all of a sudden it happened; I went from having a pooch in my stomach one day to having a round, full tummy. I have dreamed of this point all of my life. Sort of... for some reason I have been enthralled with pregnancy since I was little. When my sister and I were little our favorite dress-up was shoving pillows under our shirts and pretending we were pregnant. We have both dressed up as pregnant women for Halloweens and I was looking at some pictures today and for the circus my class put on in kindergarten I was not just any clown, but I was a pregnant clown! We loved the jean maternity jumper my mom had from the eighties and always looked forward to the day when we got to wear it. And now the time is come! I am loving the adventure so far and can't wait to be able to hold our little "IT" as Gabe calls 'it'.

( Sorry for not posting a picture with the blog entry, we forgot our camera's battery at Lindsay's. But thanks to Cyndi for letting us use hers)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


After our visit to Disneyland a couple of weeks ago ( You know, where I distracted Minnie and ruined someone's "Make-a-Wish" moment) we also took the opportunity to get together with some of my extended family from my Dad's side, the Guerrero family. Since we moved to Utah I have only seen my grandma and one of my aunts. As far as the rest of my family goes, it has been almost eleven years. During our visit I also met some of my cousins that have been born since we moved from Mexico.

This is my grandma Anna and my sister Melisa. My grandma has been sick for the last year or so and we really wanted to see her again. She is really cool and not like your conventional grandma. There are just too many stories and I guess it would be hard to explain, but she is great!

My uncle Gerardo (on the right) was kind enough to let us stay at his house during our visit. He also made "pozole" and it was delicious. I think I gained a few pounds, but they were totally worth it.

Only four of my uncles and one of my aunts , with their families, were able to make it. My dad comes from a family of 13 siblings, so this visit would have been really interesting if all of them and their families would have made it. On the picture above my dad is the one wearing the BYU t-shirt with my grandma and my uncle Edgardo.

Since my dad's family is really numerous, and my dad is one of the older siblings, I am close in age with one of my uncles. My uncle Roberto (above) is about 6 years older then me. He is one of the uncles that I was able to spend more time with when I was younger. Also my aunt Maribel, who was not there, happened to be close to our age and spent a lot of time with my sisters and I in Mexico. She now lives in Washington DC.

We were only there for a couple of days, but it was great seeing my family. It was a whole other experience for Erin also, since most of the conversations were in Spanish. But my family loved her. They kept telling me how pretty she was and that she could've done better for herself. I do agree that she could have, but I am glad she didn't ;0) My cousins and Roberto spoke English, but for the most part, it was a Spanish speaking visit. Good job Erin!

We are planning on going back next year, and hopefully will be able to have the whole family there. That will be very so great and we are so looking forward to it.

PS: No family gathering is complete without an ice cream truck. This guy had such variety that it was chaotic trying to choose just the right delicious treat.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mimi's assumption

This is a random picture that I took at Disney while getting ready to take one for my sister Mely and her husband Jeremy. I have no idea who those people are, but I just wanted to take a test shot. The funny thing is that everyone is looking at the real camera, but not MIMI. She totally assumed that I was their camera man. I guess I might look like I am part of their family! Ha! :0)

(Mimi is Minnie's name in Spanish, I bet the worker inside the suit spoke Spanish)

Friday, May 2, 2008


Where your dreams come true. Last week Erin and I left for California to visit Disneyland and California Adventures. We decided to have this be our celebration for our a 1 1/2 year anniversary (good excuse) and our new baby that should be here in October. So, we planned on being there for 3 days. It was a blast! Last April we bought year passes and they expired on April 27th, so we wanted to make the best of them. We have visited the parks in the past. We have done pretty much everything at Disney, but there were some shows that we had not seen since we concentrated the previous times on the big rides. So this was our trip to achieve 100% completion. And we did!!!

Some of our personal favorites are: Soaring over California, Screamin, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and its a small world. But we truly enjoyed all of them.

Since we decided to go to California, my side of the family ( The Guerreros) decided to get together in Palm Springs with my dad's family and my Grandma. This turned out to be a wonderful trip. My Dad, Mely and Jeremy joined us for the last two days at Disney. It was Jeremy's first time visiting Disneyland and California Adventures, so we were pretty excited to show him around.Erin and I were super exhausted by the time we left Disneyland. We felt that we did everything we wanted to do and ate at the places that we wanted to eat. It was FANTASMIC!

And YES!!! We had IN-N-OUT! It was delish!