Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mateo's Photo Book project

Hellllllllllllooooo friends!!

I wanted to share with yall something I am working on!! So I am obsessssed with Shutterfly photobooks. I am a totall dummy when it comes to scrapbooking so I figured this was perfect because Shutterfly does it all for me!! How cool is that?!!?

So my idea is... I want to do something really special for Mateo. I want to do a book for each month for his first year. ahhhhhhhhh... I am so excited. I started late so I'm on month one (barely) .. but already did his newborn one and I wanted to share with yall. I tear up when I see and work on these because being new mommy is so magical. I love him so much. I just can't put it into words how much this little human being has taught me to love more, grow more and appreciate more as an adult.

Hope yall enjoy!!! hugs to each and every one of you!!!

just click the link below and then it should bring you to the book... and you can view it "full screen" so you can see it bigger =)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BLOGGER ... Don't do this to meeeeeeeeee!!

Hellllllloooooooooooooo.. I'm writing REALLY REALLY quick to ..

a) lets yall know I'm alive. i repeat. I AM ALIVE!! so so so so sorry I've been MIA x 10000000000!! But i'm back and I want to get this blog going again!!!!

with that being said...

b) i'm trying to get my new background uploaded and header and it's just going south! I am horrible with installing codes and I am so confused that I messed up my page

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd lost my update!!! :: insert screams and tantrum here:: OMGGGGGGGGG.. somehow.. i can't find it. I had't finished it yet so it wasn't too bad. But still!!!

ugh.. I MISS MY BLOG!!! I REALLY REALLY DO!!! so I'm going to get home and work on these codes.. it's saying that I have a shabby background.. which i never even inserted!! so now I'm trying to find my shabby code widget and delete it so my new background will come in.. oyyy vay!!! i need a drink!!!

but im here friends!!! thank you to those who have asked, worried, commented on where the heck I'm at!!! I'm here!!! and yes i took time off... but I want to come baaaaaaaaaack!!



I just HAVE to tell my story and give these wonderful ladies my update on...

my cutie patoooootie loveable sweet cuddly amazing incredible handsome boy,


friends... you're not going to belive this but.. he's 4 months now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i want to go into detail on his birth story and what's been going on but I am at work and technically my work blocks this site but i overpassed it.. u know..being the rebel that I am.. eeeekkkkk.. so I must close this now and get back to work

buuuuuuuuuuuuuut... i do wanna include a picture of my lil one... ready?!?!?! 

here he is ladies.. i present to you...

Mateo... he just turned 4 months on Tuesday ...

say hello to everyone Mattie!!!!!  (we call him that too)

I can't wait to tell yall more!!!!

xoxo!!! much love to sooooooooooo many of you!!! ahhhhhh.. i miss everyone!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

And the award for...


Diana over at Bunless In The Oven … who isn’t even bunless anymore?!? Soooooo that calls for a DOUBLE AWARD for laziness of changing her blog name!!!! Come on down Diana and accept your award.

:: sigh::

I feeeeeeeel like Chuckie... So terrrrrible for stepping back from the blog world. You wouldn’t even believe how nervous I was to even begin this post because I’m afraid to hit POST and people see me and think “OMGGG.. SHE’S ALIIIIIVE!! BOUT FREAKIN’ TIME!!! WELL HELLLLLLOOOOO STRANGER!!! U GET “KNOCKED UP” AND NOW YOU’RE TOOOO GOOOOOOOOD TO POST?!!”  Somewhere those lines maybe??

So before I go on with my novel post… please let me apologize from the bottom of my heart .. I’M SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY I have been away for a month!! A month?!?!?! Geeeeeezuz Diana.. :: slaps her hand::

Ok.. now that that’s over with… I shall get into my Carrie Bradshaw mode and start typing away! AHHHHHHHHHHH.. so what the heck has “Bunless” been doing all this time?!?!?! Well… adventures I guess you can say. My life is far from boring or from being “calm” right now. I have been on the go since the beginning of the year. It seems like there was an event each weekend! I will briefly tell you about the highlights of my adventures and then move on to… of course.. BABY UPDATE!!!

Last time I posted I was at 23 weeks… since then.. we have celebrated my husband’s birthday (Jan 24). Yay Happy Birthday Ernest! What an amaaaaaaazing wonderful man! I tell ya.. J We didn’t do much. We went out to eat seafood and enjoy a beautiful day out with the family. I kind of like birthdays like that. Low key. Mellow. Just thankful for another year alive. Nice!

We then took a drive to Austin, Tx one weekend after that and stopped at one of the BEST BBQ places ever. It’s called Salt Lick BBQ.  Ok so being from the south.. you know WE LOVE BBQ down here. The saucier/messier, the better! Bring on the ribs, sausage, brisket, you name it! YUMMMMO! It was actually featured on one of the Man Vs Food shows and it just so happened to be before we went to Austin that we saw it and just had to go try it. Going back for sure!

does this NOT look amazing?!?!

I don't care if I'm full and about to pass out... I'm eating peach cobbler!!!!!!!


I love broadways or just plays in general. Something about seeing someone acting LIVE and singing LIVE in front of a crowd and tell a story.. just brings me chills! I wish I could do that. They are so talented! Ernest gave me tickets to one anticipated broadway show that I’ve been wanting to see foreverrrrrrrr… WICKED! Have you seen it?? If you haven’t please do! Like today or tomorrow!! Lol.. ok.. whenever it comes out in your city. It’s really good and the story line was amazing. My other favorite broadway was The Lion King so go see that one too if you get a chance!

Two weeks after this.. we went to Florida!! I can’t remember if I told yall but for Christmas I got Ernest tickets to go to the Nascar Daytona 500 race. He loooooooves fast cars and what other gift could I think of as perfect as this?!?! We had a blast! We went with another couple and let me tell you.. the weekend was full of adventure. This year the race was delayed a whole day and a half because of the weather! Can you believe that?!?! Never has the race been held on another day other than Sunday. But yes.. we got wet. We were there with our ponchos and just waiting and waiting before they finally said “sorry friends, the race will be delayed until tomorrow.” Ahhhhhhhh.. but you know what?? I HAD A BLAST! I felt like a kid in that rain and my poncho. Mother nature sure did ruin it for the drivers but I loved it. I found peace in it and to see the rain in front of me. Maybe it was because we literally had a drought in Texas last summer! LOL.. so seeing rain made me giddy! Haha.. no but seriously.. great road trip I must say! Daytona Beach is a beauty and I would love to go back to Florida in a heartbeat!

The rain just did NOT want to stop!

Sexy rain pochos.. Don't be jealous! lol

Day of the race.. finally.. the weather seems to get better!!

No ponchos! Hair is dry, clothes are dry... YES!

The cars came zooming by so fast!!! It was so LOUD and the seats even shook at times.. Ha! Good times!

Remember I had told you that my sister asked us to be godparents to my little niece? Well… that was 2 weeks ago. Along with her first bday party. Kill two birds with 1 stone huh? I’ll take it! The day was beeeeaaautiful to celebrate such a memorable occasion. Nadia looked simple adorable!! There isn’t one thing I wouldn’t do for that little girl and seeing her smile nowadays just brings me so much happiness. Her little face just is to die for! Wouldn’t you agree??? How could you see this picture and NOT want to eat her up?!?!

Good morning!

Ready for my Baptism!


We felt so honored to baptize this sweetheart..

Party time, Minnie Mouse style !

And along with these weeks, throw in a few more get togethers, birthday dinners, Valentine’s day (which I will talk about in a few minutes) and family coming in from Mexico … anddddddd you will have my reason for not blogging in such a long time!!! Geeeeez I’m tired from “reliving” this!!

TA-DAAAAAAAAAAAAAA… ok … that’s the end of my post. Until next time my friends!!!

Bwahahahaha… NOOOOOO WAYYYYYYYY.. how could I possibly end it RIGHT HERE without talking about my lil love!!?!?! I’m sure that’s what you all were wondering anyway!!!


So Mateo (or I like to call him Mat) is doing amaaaazingly well. I can’t help but smile when I say his name or even remotely THINK of him. It’s quite remarkable the love we have for this lil guy. The impact he has upon us is truly magical. For Valentine’s Day we did our 4D US appt! How cool is that?? Perfect day to see our lil love. The moment I saw him wiggling around in there and I saw his face… BREATHTAKING. I looked over at Ernest as he held my hand and we both shared a couple tears of joy. He moved so much for our nurse but she said she was really impressed of the way Ernest would talk to him and Mat would calm down. That’s one thing Ernest hasn’t stopped doing. Since DAY 1, he talks to my belly and says good morning/ good night and Mateo just moved and kicks when he hears daddy. It’s so amazing. Such a smart little baby boy huh? Future president?? I THINK SO! lol..

I can't wait to kiss that cheek!!

Mateo looking down...

Please.. no pictures...

27 weeks !

I have to be honest with you and forgive me for “rubbing” it in to those who may have had a semi- rough pregnancy ride. (it’s all worth it though right?) but mine has been truly magical. No complaints here. I am starting to feel right hip pain and the Dr says it’s normal. My feet have started to swell a little but I find that when I do drink water, they aren’t so bad. Ahhhh.. the power of water. So it DOES DO A BODY good to drink water?? Who knew!! I always went straight for the coke! Haha. I get a few cramping from time to time but nothing major. I DO however get cranky and poor Ernest because there have been times where I blow up on him.. OOOOOPSIE! My hormones do go crazy ALOT. One min I’m fine and the next I’m standing in the shower crying my eyes out. Or I get a temper and just go off for a min and have to literally calm myself down in my head and take deep breaths. I promise I’m a friendly girl !! LOL.

How many weeks am I now?? Wellllll… this upcoming Tuesday I’ll hit my 32 weeks!! What?!?! what?!?! what?!?!? 32 ALREADDDDDDDDDDY!?!?! I just can’t believe it. Mat is doing great. He’s wiggling a lot in there and is having a blast I’m sure. He’s almost going to hit the 4 lb mark. Dr says due date is May 15 but I could potentially have him a week before. We’ll see closer to the date. I am feeling great over all. I haven’t gained any weight!! In fact,, I’ve LOST 7 lbs since one weigh in I had in Nov. What the heck?!?! How does THAT happen?? I eat everything! Maybe not as much of it but I do eat! I’m starting to feel overwhelmed though. We have quite a few things to do before his arrival and I HOPE we have time to do it. Baby showers haven’t started yet. That I know of, I am having 3. My best girlfriends are doing one next weekend (SOOOO EXCITED FOR THAT! they’re the best) My work is doing one the first week of April. And my mom and sisters are doing one towards the end of April. So time is ticking to finish registering, my room, packing a bag, etc. We take a tour of the hospital the end of April too so that’s that. Things are just all moving so quickly and although I am SUPER excited, I am also.. SUPER NERVOUS!! Lol.. Lord help me these next 2 months.  

 3/13/12 :       31 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So there you have it.. my latest and most important news I have thus far. Two goals I have for the next couple of nights:

Goal #1:  tonight and tomorrow is CATCH UP on you all! I have no idea what is going on!!! I feel lost in the desert and working my way out of it. I skimmed last night on the posts to my right hand side and clicked on a few names and DID SEE one birth.. CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!! (will be formally writing on ur blog soon!) and so many of you that I am dying to hear what’s going on!!!!  I’m so glad I used my time wisely and  wrote this post at work. HAHAHA.. sooooo no work was done from me today. OH WELL.. I had to do this dang it!!! I want to go home and read.. not type!! =)

Goal #2:  work on my profile and change my blog name. I may just change the title at the top but still keep the link.. I have no idea how to change all that. I am a complete nutso when it comes to computers!!

It feeeeeeels so good to type and write to you all again. I am so happy to be back and PROMISE to not go away for another month and just be like SURPRISE EVERYONE... HE’S HERE!! I do have much more to write about and fun stuff to write about pregnancy. Things like that. Maybe one of you has already written about it and I’ll just follow up on it. Thank you to those who have left me “come back” or “where are you?!” comments. =) Also to those who have stuck by me and haven’t deleted me yet. Hehe.. Thank you.. thank you.. thank you!

I should realllllly get SOME work done at least before I head out. :: shuffling papers:: that’s me pretending to be busy at work. eeeeeeeeek!

May you all have a blessed day and hope to hear from you all!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

I got my internet & computer back to working.... FINALLY! I'm so excited to catch up and read tonight what everyone has been up to. I'm pretty sure i have missed ALOT!! Hope everyone is doing well. As for me.. the picture just says it all.. Time is flying. =)

Missing you all... Much love!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

(Part 2 of 2) Gooooodbye 2011... let's welcome 2012, shall we??

2011 taught me a lot of things. It opened my eyes to possibilities and made me appreciate life more. I became more aware of the person I want to be. Although infertility played a huge factor in it, I always TRIED (key word here is TRIED) to stay positive. I kept a lot of my infertility issues bottled up inside throughout the years and it wasn’t until a dear friend suggested I started my own blog, that’s when my life changed into brighter ones. When I started my blog in the middle of the year, I didn’t know what to expect. I actually thought I WAS GOING TO BE THE ONLY BLOG out there facing this issue. But then I came across The Stirrup Queens website and put in my info. And next thing I knew.. I had followers!!! 1 became 10, 10 became 25... and so on. And now I’m over 100 followers and it is quite amazing. I’m so happy to share my story and try to provide words of encouragement to many who are facing this rollercoaster ride of infertility. Post after post, I had different emotions each time. Even when I didn’t post, I’d sit, think and just break down. But I always came back to blogger and found it therapeutic. So that I am glad for. I am glad I have met other women who made me feel that I was not alone in this.

2011 had many up’s and downs. Just like any other year. I don’t think anyone lives a perfect life… except Oprah. Hehe. But of course.. the BIGGEST event of them all happened in Sept when I took a simple test and it showed TWO LINES. I remember this day so clearly and I get teary just thinking about it. I literally close my eyes and can describe everything that happened that day and the days after that. What a blessing! What a miracle! What a relief! What a dream come true!!

                          I wish each and every one of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

To those who have gotten their bundles of love already, make God continue to bless that little one and watch over him/her always!

To those who are pregnant waiting patiently for the arrival of your miracle/miracles, I wish you a continued healthy pregnancy and that everything goes well with your labor.  

And especially to those who are PATIENTLY waiting for their BFP… believe believe believe!! Don’t lose faith. It WILL come to you. I pray every chance I get for you and I hope 2012 brings you happiness, peace and MUCH NEEDED joy from a BFP. Miracles take their time, but when they do come… WOW... it’s so magical!!! So hang in there!!! Surround yourself with positivity and endless love.       

Thank you 2011 for being good to me and for creating such a memorable year for me! I don’t want to let you go but I just HAVE TO WELCOME 2012 with open arms! I know in my heart.. that 2012 will be just as magical as you were!

Big hugs to everyone!!!

(Part 1 of 2) Christmas Gift Surprise

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas holiday surrounded by your loved ones! I wanted to go back to the 23rd and tell yall briefly about my US appt! Everything went well. Yay!! We got to see peanut and it was already so cute and formed. Ahhh.. If only I could reach into the screen and hug it!! It wiggled around and was giving the nurse a hard time because she was trying to get some measurement of the heart. My child was being bad..already! =) She said baby weighed about 11 oz so that’s good. The heart chambers and brain looked good, the HB was pumping excellent. What a relief. Ultimately… that’s all you want to hear.. is that your baby is doing well! Then she had us turn our heads on the moment of truth. The moment when she was about to “go down” and see if peanut was a princess or prince. So we did and she wrote in on a card my friend made for me and we sealed it up in an envelope with a Christmas bow on it. So the 23rd.. the 24th… yea… seemed pretty long to me. lol. But finally.. Christmas came and we opened it up when we got together with my family and yup… big letters.. BOY !! We hugged, cried, laughed and just smiled the whole time. I… CAN’T…BELIEVE… THIS.. IS.. REALLY .. HAPPENING!!!!

I’M GOING TO HAVE A SON!!! < ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! >

I feel bad though... because I actually had a TIIIIINY moment of sadness (if that’s what you want to call it) because I would’ve liked to have a little girl. Only because I had been shopping for Christmas and for my baby niece and there was just soooo many cute dresses!! And I pictured my girl dressed up in a holiday dress next year. But then I snapped out of it and was like “DIANA.. SERIOUSLY?!?! ARE U SERIOUSLY SAD THAT IT’S A BOY?? YOU’VE WANTED THIS FOR A LONG TIME!! DON’T BE PICKY DAMMIT!!” =) Then I started thinking of little boys and even as I type, my heart melts and I have a huuuuuuge smile on my face. I can’t wait for my baby boy. I can’t wait for the adventures he will have with Ernest. He’s going to be sooooo loved. It’s going to be ridiculous of how much love he’s going to receive from us. =)

Names? Yes we have a name… already!! =) Butttt I won’t tell yall til he’s born. Hehehe.. JUST KIDDING. I’m always skeptical.. well I can’t really say ALWAYS because this is the first time I have a child to name. LOL. But you know how it is with names.. you say a name and wait for the reaction of the person you’re telling and sometimes it’s a good reaction.. and sometimes it’s like “blank face” LOL.. even with myself. I’m super careful with not making fun or bringing someone down because of a name they choose. Except for Mariah Carey.. now her.. I would’ve straight up told her.. what the ****?!?! Moroccan and Monroe… nicknamed.. ROC & ROE… really?!?! Really Mariah!?!?

::sigh:: to each his own, right??  

Anywho… so our baby boy’s name will be…. Dun dun dun…


Ahhhhhhh… doesn’t Mateo just sound powerful?? =)  We BOTH love the name MATTHEW. And well being from a latin family and having lots of family around, we decided to cherish the name of MATTHEW in Spanish form and embrace our heritage. You know how some can be named MIGUEL and they either call him that or Michael? Well it’s the same for this. Mateo or Matthew. Whatever they wanna say. I LOVE BOTH ACTUALLY. =)

Ohhhhh but the kicker is.. ready for this??   MATTHEW means… “GIFT OF GOD”

::insert tears here:: HOW… PERFECT… IS.. THAT .. NAME?!?! I mean.. seriously… this baby to us IS a gift of God.
Ernesto is my husband’s middle name. His name is Jose Ernesto but we call him Ernest. So we went ahead and put it as our son’s middle name as well. Although…. I will NOT be calling him LIL ERNEST!!!!!! No no no no no!! lol.

::looks down at tummy:: I can’t wait to hold you Mateo ♥         

So there you have it ladies.. my latest and greatest update so far. I hit 20 weeks yesterday so I’m half way there. =) Hopefully my next 20 treat me just as great as my first.

19 weeks

XOXO to all !!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Drumroll pleeeeeeaase.....

We are sooooooo happy!!!!!! Details later but I just had to announce! :D

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