Monday, November 11, 2019

Life’s A Beach

We’re lucky in that we live so close to the beach yet still feel we don’t take advantage of it enough.

This evening we went to Laguna Beach which happens to be one of my favorites. It’s beautiful and love the town feel of it by Main Beach.

Took the baby to hear some real ocean sounds vs the ocean sounds from Alexa.

You know technology is ruling the world when your own daughter references nature sounds to what Alexa plays.....lord take the wheel!

All in all things moving along nicely. Wife realizing she needs to slow her roll which is good. And since I’m the Pregnant Husband, I’m experiencing serious nesting symptoms. I never and rarely through anything away. Well, I’ve found myself purging random things well beyond midnight these days. The trash bins have gone out quite full. No joke, what’s wrong with me!

I also have to admit I’ve been indulging in more than my usual fair share of tacos. No wonder V says that while Mommy has a baby I have a lot of tacos in my belly.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

I Have A Crush

So little Ms V at only 5 decides to share with us that she has a crush. 😳😳😳

At first, I was like no honey you can’t drink soda, remember your teeth will fall out.

“No Pápi!!!!” She exclaims. “I have a crush on a boy!”

As speechless and floored as I was, I realized I wasn’t prepared for this. It’s a joke. She’s 5!

Is this what technology is doing to these kids? I thought it would be the opposite, that it would be a distraction. But no her crush was on an actual boy. What? WHAT? W h a t ? ? ?

Well the lucky boy is a kid she loves from Kinder. Sawyer I’ve gotta say is awesome and really like him. I’ve had the chance to hang with him in many occasions and as usual with us boys, he has no idea for sure. We tend to be oblivious to these things. But I now find myself on this other side and I’ve gotta say that it feel weird and awkward. After all, V is being trained and conditioned that she can’t have a relationship or sex till she’s 40! Dad’s orders. Ok, I’ll have to keep digesting this bomb.....

Speaking of bombs. Mommy feels like a bomb has hit her. The 32 weeks are weighing on her and feels every pregnancy symptom in the book. She swears she is growing every 20 minutes. But she still looks fantastic.

Today we started talking about having a suitcase ready for when deliver day comes. We are very far behind. Baby room is far from being ready, who knows where all the crib parts are and I still have to book a videographer. Yes, pics and vids are very important to me. But you know that already.

I still have to schedule a flu shot as it’s mandatory as the Pregnant Husband and might as well schedule a physical.

I’m craving some tacos so gonna heat up my to go stash from this morning. Gotta keep up with wife’s growing belly of course!

By the way, I settled for tacos this morning since El Camino Real in Fullerton was out of Menudo again! They do about 400lbs of Menudo Friday and Saturday and it runs out in 3 hours! Highly recommend their food. It’s a place that Kobe Bryant and his wife actually consider their favorite Mexican food dive and they live in Newport Beach. But get their early with your empty pot to take some menudo home!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Ronald McDonald House

By far Ronald McDonald House is our family’s favorite charity.

What they do is such a powerful testament to the need that exists and how people come together to selflessly help when family’s most need help. Many of us count our blessings with good health. But we never know when a helping hand will be needed. Ronald McDonald House has one single purpose. That’s to provide a home away from home to families who have a child undergoing cancer treatment or any other ailment at a local children’s hospital. It’s free of charge to the family. It’s one less thing for them to worry about and allows them to focus on the child’s treatment and recovery. Sometimes there are happy outcomes, others there are not. But what matters is that for the moment, it’s a refuge that provides a sense of normalcy in the family’s most vulnerable time.

Now that I’m a parent, their mission hits home even harder. Over the course of the last couple years, we’ve met friends, neighbors, strangers whom have shared their story and how they’ve either benefited or been impacted by this house that love built.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of this cause, I invite you to research them a little more and maybe get involved. Either by contributing financially or giving of your time as a volunteer. They also have a popular program where people get together to make dinner for families staying at the Ronald House. It’s a great way to experience their mission first hand.

Tonight was the fundraiser for the house in Pasadena. Absolutely beautiful evening. I hope to instill the value of giving and service to my girls.

Friday, November 8, 2019

32 Weeks Pregnant: Meet Our Girl

Well, we went in to peek inside of our little girl and see how she was doing in 3D. It was pretty cool.

At this stage, the pregnancy starts getting pretty gory. As in uncomfortable. The bathroom breaks begin to occur more frequently. Words like leakage are thrown around. And mobility is definitely more limited given the duck 🦆 waddle is in full effect.

The baby continues filling in and growing its wave length connections.

Without delay, here’s a sneak peek into our baby girl!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? ⛄️

Surprised Victoria today by taking her to the world premiere of Frozen 2 tonight in Hollywood. She was ecstatic.

Mommy had bought her the outfit of her favorite character, Anna, so she was quite giddy the entire time. We were worried she would fall asleep as the movie didn’t start until 7pm then they had a vip after party with all the stars afterwards. Well, she hung in there the entire time and had a blast.

Mommy and baby were completely exhausted and actually this pregnant husband thought mommy would go into labor tonight. We very wel May have had to name our baby Elsa or Anna!

All in all, these special priceless memories we are making for her are what brings such smiles to my heart. There is something to be said when you are living life through the lens of your kids. It’s most definitely rejuvenating and reinvigorating...that’s how we get all the inexplicable energy. My bride’s friends tell her she is made of steel. She goes the distance and is always ready and willing to build a snowman, do you want to build a ⛄️ snowman?

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

3D/4D Ultrasound: Big Cheeks!

So today we went in for a 3D/4D imagining of our daughter!

OMG...those cheeks!

She looks absolutely beautiful.

It was quite exciting and emotional experience. We were able to see her wiggling about the uterus and stubbornly and shyly keeping her arm on her face.

While she didn’t cooperate wholely, I hope it’s not a sign of her stubbornness to come. V already comes fully loaded with that package. In excess.

We will be going back a Friday for another shot. Funny thing is the trick to the trade is to drink cold orange juice to get the little one moving.

The baby’s lungs are now more developed. If the baby decides to come out at this point, it will need to be in the NICU at least 6 weeks with a ventilator. Because the brain is much more developed now, there is less change of bleeding in the brain according to the Mayo Clinic.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Princess Ariel

So Victoria is in a princess outfit phase lately.

She’s currently obsessed and wears it a the time. Even to school if she could. And is constantly asking to go see her at Disneyland.

Luckily we live very close and can oblige as often as her busy social life permits.

Baby must have not been happy with today’s Mouse visit as she was very active at the end. Maybe it’s a sign telling mommy to slow down a bit too!

V did share today how happy she was that she would be a big sister. I think our gender reveal was the perfect thing to do as she has internalized it and taken it to heart. Very special.

My fierce princess also wanted to pilot the Falcon in Star Wars land and did an outstanding job saving us as we fought throughout the galaxy. We even had time to ride the Guardians of the Galaxy which is a scary drop ride but was brave and rode for the first time thanks to a little motivation from her friend Sawyer!