& baby makes 5

 

Hey Everyone, can’t believe it’s been about a year since my last post and ironically this post is somewhat the same. A lot has happened in a year. For starters we had another baby yup baby number 3 and I’m writing this because many of my friends and followers on social media are convinced that we will have another baby soon, but unfortunately that is not the case this last time around.

As much as I love my babies and love being pregnant and would love to keep giving our kids more sibling I just can’t, my body can’t. I feel blessed that my body was even able to carry 3 babies.

So lets rewind back to March 2016…

Our second son Jace was only 6 months old when we found out that I was expecting again. Total shocker since we thought we were done having babies. I was getting ready to go on a road trip with my two boys to Miami to visit family and of course a couple weeks back I still had not gotten my monthly friend, lol so that morning my husband was like just take it to have a piece of mind while you’re gone. Well sure enough I took the test and bam written nice and clear POSITIVE my mouth dropped, I came out the bathroom and once again Bill knew it was positive (my face always gives it away, lol)  We both knew that moment we were having another baby there was never a doubt in that.

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When we found out that our second baby was another boy we were over the moon. We were so happy that we were giving our oldest a brother to grow with and bond with, but in the back of my mind I didn’t feel like our family was “complete” as people say when they know their family is a whole. I felt more fulfilled and even though I knew(well I thought I did until I got pregnant) that Jace was going to be our last baby I just didn’t feel complete. I felt like something or someone was missing in our family to actually complete us(if that makes sense to you) I just felt in my heart that maybe we were meant to have another baby, a girl to make our family whole, but just didn’t think that would really happen. well now that I knew baby number 3 was coming I was convinced I was going to have another boy and honestly I was OK with that. I was ready to take that role of boy mom. I was ready and learning to accept the fact that I was going to be the only girl in my family.

Fast forward to 17 weeks pregnant and about to find out if we were having a boy or a girl. We did a gender reveal photo shoot with the talented and friend of mine Rachel owner of RachelVPhotography.com here in Orlando, Florida. Anxious, excited, nervous for what our gender reveal was about to be… Then boom PINK powder EVERYWHERE. I was so confused and I couldn’t see the actual color that was surrounding all over us. All I saw was Bill’s face with a huge smile and the kids covered in powder. Still unsure Bill threw the remaining powder at me to and then it hit me WE’RE HAVING A GIRL and the tears started to come down and I loved that at that moment our emotions were being photographed and I was always have these moments forever.

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rachel-v-photography_hunt_gender-reveal-7-12-16-40As all pregnancies this one was just as different as the last one. I experienced almost everything the opposite as my last one. With our girl I got really bad skin from red spots to dry skin (Not cute at all, lol) I also had a bad stuffy nose and not just for a few days this went on for weeks and weeks definitely not fun at all, but I knew it would all go away and the best reward would come out of all this…our baby girl.

Now the good(well not so good, but the purpose of this post to begin with)

We were scheduled for December 13, 2016 at 9am to have our girl. That morning came and we were up and out of our house by 6am. Thank god for my family that came from Miami to help. They stayed with the boys while we were in surgery, they came later on that day. We were then called  in and they start to prepare me, put my name tags on, change my clothes into those gorgeous gowns, lol then the best part. Needles. I’m then connected to the monitor to keep track of baby girl and make sure everything is going good on her end. Epidural comes next and last. We wait till I’m numb which for the first time took forever. About 20 minutes later and I was ready to go.

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8:58am. It is now go time. Bill and I are ready and heading to the OR. Oxygen tube is in place and we’re ready to bring baby girl into the world. As I laid there I felt some pressure not much. Some time in between them starting and before she came my two doctors that were working on me asked to call in one of my other doctors.  Not knowing what was happening I heard them say “We need Dr. Ortiz in here now we need another pair of hands” I started to get nervous, but kept myself calm because I saw Bill’s face he looked worried, but was trying to keep his cool for me. We fed off each other and somehow managed to calm each other done. Dr. Ortiz then came in she jumped right in and started to help. I kept hearing all 3 doctors talking but couldn’t clearly make out what they were saying all I know was that Dr. Ortiz kept looking over the curtain that they put up when you have a C-section and said to us ” No more babies mommy, that’s it you are done you cant/shouldn’t have more babies” not knowing what she meant with that Bill and I were jut like no we’re done we got our girl we’re happy and DONE! This was when I knew something was up and not with the baby but with me.. She kept coming over the curtain and kept repeating herself that this was it I was to not have anymore babies.. At that point I looked at Bill and he looked pale. I came to realize reason he was getting pale was because he was smelling burn skin, my skin!

At 9:39am we welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Joyana pronounced Joy-Ana Catherine weighing 8lbs 6oz 21ins of pure love. It was the happiest moment to know she was out and OK. Bill kept going back an forth between the both of us until they brought her to me and put her on my chest for some skin to skin time while they basically put me back together.

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10:51am and they were finally done. Now if you ask me that’s a LONG time in the OR for a C-section. I’ve had 2 before this one and they both had lasted no more than 45 minutes or so. SO you do the math in how long I was in there. Recovery went well and I was out of the hospital 2 days later.

Fast forward to my one week postpartum appointment and I see one of the doctors that delivered Joyana. She walks in and says “how you doing” and shakes her head like wow cant believe what we went through with you. I say I’m fine just very sore as if I did a million sit-ups, lol. She then went on to tell me how they do not understand how my baby was able to stay in my uterus the whole pregnancy. My mouth then dropped and I asked her to explain to me what the hell happened in there. She then told me my uterus is done and that I can’t get pregnant again. I have a hole in my uterus on one side and on the other side I have a small window where the wall of my uterus is very thin which means it could also rip there if I was to get pregnant again and on top of that I had a lot of scarred tissue which makes sense why I felt like I had done a million sit-ups. I had so much scar tissue that when they went in to get her they had to burn (hence the smell of burn skin) a lot of that skin and on top of that I kept bleeding in different areas in there which they also had to burn to shut it close reason why they needed another set of hands. I was bleeding in different areas at the same time. My doctors did not understand how she was not hanging outside of my uterus.. They said it was a miracle she stayed in my uterus the whole pregnancy because she could have easily been in my abdomen. I was in total shock hearing all this. Bill and I just kept looking at each other. I wanted to cry at that moment. This was the reason why they kept telling me NO MORE BABIES during surgery! My uterus might not be able to handle another pregnancy. It’s not safe for me or the baby. Nothing is wrong with me getting pregnant it’s my uterus that might not be able to handle it and it could not end up well for either me or the baby. So on that note for those asking if we will have more the answer is unfortunately nope, but I must say as much as I love pregnancy I’m very happy, content, and feel like my family is now completed thanks to our precious girl Joyana Catherine.

Until next post. Love you all.

xoxo Jessica

My life these days..

 

 

Wow I can’t believe it will be a year since my last blog post and boy SO much has happened since!! For starters we had our second baby BOY! Yes another boy. I am now as people say on Instagram a #boymom It is truly the best. I think my purpose in life was to be a mother to our 2 amazing little boys and give them the best childhood ever! Well that’s my plan..

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On that note for those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram his name is Jace and he’s 5 months old(boy does time fly. Right?!) He is so loved not only by us, his mommy & daddy of course, but his big brother Billy!! Billy can not get enough of him! He wants to spend every minute of everyday with him. Every night as I put him to bed he tells me “mommy I’m mad” and I say why Billy? What happened? He says “I’m mad because I don’t think I spent enough time with my baby brother” I’m like Billy you spent the WHOLE day with him. He then goes off to tell me “why do the days go by so fast?” Wow its crazy how a 4 year old absorbs and listens to everything you say on a daily basis.. He is such a smart young boy and I still cant believe this fall our first baby will be starting Kindergarten, but that’s another blog post.

Billy has been the best with Jace and it warms my heart so much. I’m so proud of the little boy he’s becoming. Yet sucks how fast he’s growing..

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This blog was supposed to go a totally different direction, but instead I’m catching myself writing about our boys.. I mean it has been almost a year right and I’m pretty sure you want to know what has actually been happening in my life, beside the random pictures on Instagram. It sure has been life changing getting used to two kids and trying to figure everything out. I do thank God everyday that I have a spouse who is home with me everyday to help me out with the boys. I’m sure I would have figured it out if he did have a job, but I must say I am pretty much spoiled in every sense. He helps me out so much its crazy. I ask myself everyday how did I get so lucky to have someone who not only puts up with me everyday, but who still through it all loves me unconditional. He’s the best daddy and I thank God he gave me the best partner to walk through this crazy life with.

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I did want to start off this blog about my/our love for Disney and how much it’s become a part of our everyday living, but I figured I would first let you in on a BIG piece of my life and where I’ve been this past year. For now I’ll leave you with a few more pictures that I never shared with you all on Instagram, well for all those that do follow me and for those that don’t and just happen to come across my blog.. I hope you enjoy my pictures.

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I hope you enjoyed these personal, beautiful(to me, lol), I cherish with all my heart pictures. Until next blog post, which will be VERY soon and will be more fun with new and exciting plans I have. Remember it has to do with Disney 🙂

xoxo,

Jessica

 

Valentine’s Big Brother Announcement

Wow where do I begin.. I’ve been MIA since I started my blog a few months back. So much has happened since. For starters Christmas & New Years came and went and now we’re here ending of Feb and Valentine’s just passed about 2 weeks and I shared some exciting new with social media this past weekend.

It all started on New Years Day when I knew something was up with my body. For us women(some not all) are very in tuned with our bodies (I know I am since having our son) and I was telling my hub something is up I still have not gotten my womanly monthly thing so hub suggest I take a home pregnancy test. Nervous as I was and I KNEW what the test would say I said ok I’ll take one tomorrow which will be Friday. I knew if I didn’t I would have a weekend of drinking beers with hub and I KNEW I couldn’t do that to myself because of course I KNOW my intuition was right.. Well the next day came and we had people coming over to do some work on our home that morning. So Bill woke up first went downstairs and greeted the worker that was coming to work on our oven as I stayed upstairs in bed knowing I had to get up and go to the bathroom. Little Billy was still sleeping. So I got up went to the bathroom did my thing and waited and waited what seemed like a lifetime which was only in reality 2 mins, lol then BAM I looked down and the words “PREGNANT” read across the test. My eyes swelled with tears as I read it over and over and over.. I was SO happy I looked at myself in the mirror as I gather my thoughts as to how or what I was going to say to Bill. Billy then woke up I put myself together and went into his room. Said good morning my love and started to cry again. He looked at me and said “mommy why are you crying?! I’m here to protect you” (he always tells me that when I cry, happy tears of course. I’m a big sucker for sad movies, sad commercials etc.) any who I right away told him Billy you’re going to be a big brother and he said yes mommy you have a baby in the tummy(It’s as if he’s known or been wishing for this day since he started asking me for a brother or sis). I said yes honey mommy now has a baby in there and since then he always kisses my belly, almost every single day.

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So now we get ready to go downstairs and it’s time to tell daddy. I know I know I told lil Billy first, but I couldn’t help it he was the first one I saw right after and just looking at him I couldn’t hold back my tears of joy. As I go down the stairs I hear Bill with the repair guy and I’m like damn I can’t tell him yet not with workers in our home, lol. I’m trying to hide my happiness as soon as I turn the corner into the kitchen he looks at me and said “you took it huh” lol I guess my permanent smile sold me and he said “I knew it” lol we hugged and I cried again, lol the repair man at the point had no clue and he was almost done. He left we all hugged and I cried again then it began…

Morning, noon and night sickness has begun! Wow let me just say that my first pregnancy was not I repeat was not nowhere near what I’ve gone through this pregnancy. I wouldn’t change it for the WORLD, but oh lord it’s been horrible. Again I wouldn’t  change it for anything. Being pregnant is a blessing on its own and I know it will pass and it’s just the first trimester. I can get through it and I will. Having the most amazing man in the world also helps A LOT! I can not thank him enough for all that he’s done and still doing since I’m still in my first trimester. I have not done ANYTHING in our home and I’m not lying when I say I haven’t! I’ve had NO energy to do anything even be with my boy which kills me since we went from doing something each and every day to NOTHING at all! He’s the best little boy I tell you. If it was up to him he would sit//lay right next to me and take care of me and being a homebody helps a lot. He LOVES his house and that makes us happy to know how much he loves it and it also makes us crazy sometimes cause it takes us FOREVER sometimes to get him out the house.

So we discussed when to announce this pregnancy. I thought about what holiday was coming next and of course it was Valentine’s after that it’s St. Patrick’s and I felt kind of silly doing it on a drinking holiday, lol. So we opted for Valentine’s even tho I would be almost 3 months by Valentine’s (about a week and 1/2 early) and still kind of undeceive if I should or shouldn’t. Well between my mom and my hub I went along with it and decided to go to Etsy and buy a “Big Brother” announcement image and get started on our DIY project and of course off to my favorite Bow Tie site (www.littlermr.net) I went and purchase Billy a Valentine’s bow tie. Billy was so happy as he’s been since the day we found out, to make this sign with us. Well it turned out great and we fell in love even MORE with the sign and the thought of a new baby coming into our lives.

February 14th came and it was picture time. We got Billy dressed, got my Canon got the dog and off to our backyard we went to do a mini photo shoot and then to the front of the house to take some more pictures of our handsome boy and his big brother sign and lets just say out of 100 we got about a hand full of good ones, but that’s all it takes right? Just to get that one good shot, lol. Here are a few photos from that day. Hope you enjoy them.

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The weeks are flying and I’m starting to feel better (Thank God) I’m just feeling nauseous in the evening more now. I feel good during the day but around 4 it starts to go down hill again. Still very much tired and want to sleep all day, but now it sucks cause if I take a nap I wake up extremely sick and nauseous and my naps consist of 3+ hours, lol so that means I’m waking up right before dinner and I’m so sick I can hardly eat but know I have to to make myself feel better. It’s been difficult, but once again I know well worth EVERY pain and never taking all these little bumps on the road for granted.

I’m now 12 weeks and 3 day and can’t believe how fast I’m showing this time around. I know most of it is bloat but still the thought of how faster I’m showing the second time around amazes me and the most fascinating part is little Billy and the love he has for my belly. For example last night before bedtime he looked at my belly and got the giggles at how “big” it looked. All he did was hug it, rub it and talk to it and tell him or her (which he says it’s a her) was how much he loves it and all the fun they’re going to have together. Melts my heart. On that note I will leave you all with that thought. Until next blog post❤️

Love always Jess

Christmas Trees for dayssss

 

 

Hey guys happy weekend! Funny what my weekends have become since becoming a mom and for starters I LOVE IT:) I seriously wouldn’t change this for the world! I feel that there is a time and place for everything in this beautiful life and I feel that my timing in becoming a mommy couldn’t have been more prefect.  Anyway enough about that and lets get to the fun part!!!OMA

Yesterday was a good day. We went to the Orlando Museum of Art for the Festival of Trees: ‘Tis the Season and it was BEAUTIFUL!  Billy was in Christmas tree HEAVEN and not to throw this in there, but ahhh motherhood is such a joy(Insert sarcasm here) lol, but no really it is..to a certain extend. LOL! I don’t know how many times I told Billy yesterday “DO NOT TOUCH” oh my, but I mean who am I kidding right? Taking a 3(THREE) year old to a Museum! For the most part, heck majority of the time he was a good boy. Just like any 3 year old they want to explore and I mean we cant blame them. Any who after a dozen times he got it!! LOL!! We were smooth sailing after that. Lets get to the fun part.. The Festival of TREESSS. OMA5OMA3OMA4

Yes they even have a Frozen tree! How could they not?! Right?! LOL!!

Back to our day at the Museum. The day was prefect here in #Orlando yesterday. Weather was low 70’s so you know that’s good weather for the sunshine state, lol. Billy had a great time, even though he couldn’t touch much he still had a great time. They had these weird statue men outside the Museum standing in different position and it was hilarious Billy trying to mimic them. OMA7OMA6OMA2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTW The status had scarfs on when we left the Museum 😕 They get cold at night… 🙂OMA8They have a whole room showcase of Gingerbread houses…Super cute. Small ones, medium ones, big ones and I mean BIG! I was amazed with how BIG and pretty they were. OMG I can’t even do one for those kits from Target lmao!! I can’t image how long each of these took and not to mention the PATIENCE!! Once again Billy was in love with them and wanted to eat them.(Lord NOT getting into that!) Lets just say thank god for the ladies in the craft room who gave Billy candy and he was happy! I found out he likes Twizzle & Candy Canes(which he didn’t like last Christmas, lol) He was happy and that’s ALL I cared about!

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He got to color holiday pictures, play with the Building Blocks, and even did an “Eye Spy Tree”  activity which consisted of looking for hidden objects given to us on a list. Over all it was a success OMA14 OMA15OMA16

We had lunch at their café and boy was it fancy in there, lol.  I loved it!  It was a beautiful room with amazing small details. I’m all about details. The tables were decorated very nice and Christmassy(if that’s a word, lol) We had the yummiest Tomato Basil Bisque soup and a large cookie and very affordable for those on a budget. Not to mention the entrance is $10 and kids 3 and up are $6OMA17If you are in Orlando weather its visiting or live here and haven’t gone to the Orlando Museum of Art do so! The festival of the Trees is only a short event during the holiday season but so worth visiting. They also had the AMAZING display from Ethan Allen and OMG I wanted EVERYTHING in there for our living room!! And of course the gift shop. You cant go places and NOT visit the shops 😛 lol . Lets not talk about the wall//narrow room of wreaths!! They were beautiful and a million different designs to say the least! OMA22OMA20

Well I hope you all enjoyed my post about our day at the Museum and if you have ANY questions please feel free to leave me a comment. I will leave you all with a few more pictures from our day at the museum. See y’all on the next blog.

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XOXO’s

Jessica

And then the preppy came outta her…in him!

IMG_5423So I would say about almost 2 years ago I found this little shop on IG called Little Mr. Ties @littleMrties is the IG account shop & her site is  www.littlemr.net   This bow tie company is AH-MAZ-ING! I have nothing but great things to say about this shop! The bow ties themselves are the cutest and not to mention they do not I repeat DO NOT go around the neck(and in my opinion SAFE for kids) which is why I praise this shop. Her bow ties are a unique design that are so easy to wear especially with babies since it doesn’t go around the neck and it actually doesn’t bother them. It’s a button on bow tie. Yup you read right. They are very comfortable because they don’t have a metal clip and stay on well! Now you see why these bow ties are amazing( I will post some pictures so you can visualize what I’m talking about)They attach to basically any shirt that has a button.

There are so many different patterns you simply just want them ALL, lol and not the mention she even does organic bow ties now{HEAVEN} and for the price even more it makes you want them. Under $20 and that’s with S&H included. I’m telling you its a win win situation. The best part about these bow ties are that you don’t have to put them on your kids//grandsons//nephews on only “special occasion” they are so comfortable you could put them on just to show your kids everyday fashion.IMG_5928

My son Billy LOVES all his bow ties so much that if it were up to him he would wear one with his pajamas, lol!  Again they are so simple yet amazing! I have yet had my son ever want to take his off wherever we go. I think he sometimes even forgets he has one on, but isn’t that the best part for us adults, a baby//toddler//or kid who doesn’t want to rip his bow tie off right before pictures with the Easter Bunny or Santa right?! Right!  Well I hope you all enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed talking//writing about it and helped out in any way for future occasions//photo shoots or just everyday fashion.

xoxo’s

Jess

What Better way to start my FIRST post than with “Famous on Instagram” shirt..

Hello World. So being that this is my very first post and I am kind of nervous, but I mean it’s just a blog post right?! Wrong! This isn’t your regular post well maybe it is, lol but I figured since my blog will be mainly about promoting//advertise//support shops on(and of course off) instagram and also a peek into our everyday life. So I figure why not make my first post about one of the many favorite outfits I styled my son in recently.“Famous on Instagram” shirt was purchased from an IG(Instagram) shop @fitspirationcouture (www.fitspirationcouture.com) this shop is a really cool fun modern designs and not to mention fun bright colors. It is owned by two friends who are fit moms who help//motivate others to love the meaning of working out and feel better about themselves! Now ladies don’t worry they even make tanks// tee//bottoms// headbands and lots more for us as well.

This is Billy he is my little model also known as my son, my world, but you all will figure that out as the time passes and you start to see more and more of him, lol! Billy is 3 years old and a little too advanced for his age (in my opinion) and everyone else 🙂 Anyhow back to his #ootd (Outfit Of The Day) you will notice throughout my blogs I LOVE hash tags!! I use them a lot and I mean A LOT! #lol! Back to my little model as for his shorts they are from Osh Kosh B’Gosh along with the socks from Ralph Lauren and sneakers from Adidas

This was about a couple weeks ago. I call Billy my little partner in crime. He does everything with me  and I truly enjoy each and every minute with him. These pictures were taken by me of course with my iPhone 5S. Most of the pictures I will be posting here on my blog will mainly be from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i with the occasional iPhone picture.  I became a “photographer” the day our son was born, lol!! These pictures were taken in our community by our mail room. Billy loves all the roses on the walkway to the pool/ mail room area, but knows that they are filled with many thorns so he knows not touch them but loves them so much and always wishes he could grab one for me. Blessed with such a sweet boy!

Well I hope you all in some way or form found my first blog post fun, informative, interesting, interested in what’s to come, and most importantly not boring! LOL! and worth wanting to come back to.

xoxo’s

Jess