Monday, November 24, 2014

Victoria's First Not Good Day

Dear V,

Today was Sunday and what started as a lazy day of continued unpacking and playing with you most of the day turned ugly for you at the end.

It first started with the bloody Mickey and then with the loud bang at 2:15 in the morning.

Love seeing you grow and the big developments you are going throw on a daily basis. But some of those clearly as the saying goes will make you stronger.

You're a strong and feisty little girl. You bring so much joy to our lives. Trust that we will continue protecting you and being there when things are not always perfect.

Luv you more.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ears Piercedat 5 Months!

Dearest V,

This was a special weekend. You turned 5 months. We took you to finally get your ears pierced. You took it like a champ. Yes, your mom cried more than you did.

Today you are exactly 22 weeks old and took you to Disney California Adventure for the first time. You loved it!

You are starting to completely roll over now and getting up with your knees as if your ready to crawl. You are getting stronger day by day.

You are also starting to explore our faces and grabbing and pinching. You now reach out to glasses and food we eat. Your inquisitiveness is going from your sight to your hands.

Your uncle Jerry and Christina took off to Miami Friday morning. Another big milestone as they are moving and doing the cross country road trip. You will miss them as they liked hanging out with you.

Love growing up with you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Fever!

Little Lady,

You gave us a a scare today. You had your first ever fever clocking in at 102.4

You were cranky most of the day but my mom was here to help us out with you. Your little body was hot yet you were smiles all around despite the fusiness.

All this was caused because of your second round of vaccines from yesterday. Seems like you have recovered this evening.

The big debate now is what to do with your sleeping arrangement. Whether to bring your crib into our bedroom or not as you have outgrown your bassinet!

Monday, October 13, 2014


Miss V,

As you can see. My letters to you are not as frequent. That's because the last several weeks have been quite busy now that you are in our life.

Today was a big day though. Grandma came to babysit you at home whe we cleaned the house. Yeap, we need help. Later she went with us for you to get your second round of shots! You cried but quickly recovered with your happy face and squirms.

Your Mom's bday on the 9th was epic!

First, you outgrew your infant seat and we put in the next baby seat. We also took you to Disneyland! You loved it!!!

You are gaining a lot of strength. In fact your growth is now that of an 8 month old and you are only 4 months!!!!!

Doctor today measured you at 27 inches long and weighing a bit over 15lbs.

You are a worm in bed and in your stroller chair. You love to twist.

More later love, Dad has to catch some zzzzz's.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crying Yourself to Sleep


Gotta say that at your young 3 months you are showing your colors already. Today was the first time you literally cried yourself to sleep. Nothing would calm you down as your mom went to pick up Cowboy from the groomers.

You are not liking being in the company of dad.  :(

You literally cry like there is no tomorrow. Your instant consolation is your mom picking you up. We will need to continue having serious conversations about this!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Uncle Ivan's Birthday

Dearest V,

Dad was quite meloncolic today. At one point two things happened as they usually do with days like today with two signs that Ivan was still present.

As I cleaned and unpacked boxes from the move I thought about dad and Ivan all day. Sure enough "Nunca Que Olvidare" by Enrique Iglesias played without prompting. This always happens. It's s special song we played at your grandpa Maximo's funeral and it had been his sign of him being with us.

An hour or so later I ran into a box that contained all of Ivan's funeral memories. I took a copy of the eulogy out and stated at it in awe. When your mom saw me glance it, she asked I sit down and read it to you. I reluctantly did but was unable to finish the first sentence. It's been 33 years today your uncle was born and also 23 years of his passing. Yeap, he was born and died on the same day, Sept 14th.

How I wish he could have met you. I will keep his memory alive by telling you how much he meant in my life and showing you his photos and videos. But most importantly telling you about his big heart. His loss left a tremendous void in my life. A pain and mourning I really never accepted sobi chose to bury it in the darkest corner of my in a bittersweet way was the darkest day of my life 23 years ago. I hope that wherever he is, he is proud of you just as that pride I felt for him when he was alive.

Victoria, you will learn that love transcends so many things, even life itself. You will experience it too in your own way.

As I close my eyes, I see Ivan in your smile, in your energy and in your glow. It's tough to loss a brother. But I know he was with both of us today. I know you also told him Happy Birthday Tio Ivan.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Special Labor Day BBQ & Pics


Today will go down as the day you asked your ninos to baptize you.

It was quite special as you asked them in Dallas. It was a special evening that I am sure they will tell you all about one day. (or you can watch the videoclip thanks to your daddy's skill at capturing these beautiful live moments).

You also had your three month photos today. I am sure they will come out stunning. You are just a natural with the camera. 

You did give Ally though a hard time. You were fussy the entire time. 

Ok, that's all. Our Dallas vacation ends tomorrow and we've gotta get back to the grind. Today is already September 1st and it will be a busy month for you.

You also turn THREE MONTHS already this month. Where is timing going?