Sunday, July 20, 2014

First Official Babysitting By Grandma

Dearest Victoria,

Last night your Grandma babysat you for the first time.

I don't know who was more excited. Our dogs or her for having you over. But gotta say that is was a special day. You can just see the love pouring out of my mom's pores for you.

We went to a pretty awesome concert at the Staples Center called Reventon. It was the who's who of the Spanish Rock genre. Your mom got to meet Beto Cuevas the lead singer of La Ley. That band is pretty much the equivalent of the Rolling Stones in that music genre. So it's a big deal.

It was also our first time away from you since you were born. Needless to say, your mom was a bit emotional about it. Even though you would be with grandma for only a couple hours. But it was strange not being around you since we have not left your site since you arrived.

But it's a good thing. We want you to grow up around those we love. It's important for us and for your development. There is so much we learned from our parents that we want you to learn from them as well.

The first glimpse of you starting to smile happened on the day of your great grandma's bday on July 13th. But we now see more and more of your smirks and that just melts our heart.

One of the movers that helped bring our belongings from Dallas to LA called you cranky and moody. That was funny. Forgive Ron, he misunderstands you.

For now, we continue to see you grow before our eyes and would ever so wish we could stop time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dallas Arrives To SoCal

Dear Victoria,

Big day. All of our good from Dallas started arriving today at our new home. You spent the day unusually asleep. Also a first. You must be growing up a lot. Your mom had to take you to your pediatrician because she thought you had congestion.

You surprised your Abue Josefina today by smiling a lot and talking back to her. You made her day. But the best need of all is that today was the first day that you ate nothing but mommy milk. That was awesome.

Not to be outdone though, it was your Grandpa's last day of radiation treatment. So we thank God.

Well your dads feet are throbbing and completely exhausted. Gotta wake up in 5 hours and meet movers again as they unload and unpack.

Maybe your bath lady night made you sleepy. Just please sleep through tonight.

Butterfly Kisses from Dad.

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's a Wrap!

Dear Victoria,

You will have today deep in your subconscious so you will not remember the significance of the day. We are so happy you were here on this trip to Dallas to see the home that was so very special to your mom and I.

As if knowing, you meticulously observed everything around the house. The movers finalized packing the house today. Yes I am exhausted. 

You thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the special friends who knew all about your pending arrival. Jon & Kristin hosting such am awesome Victoria Meet & Greet along with a Goodbye To Max & Ali dessert and wine get together at their home.

All in all, the closing of a very special chapter in our lives. I think you got your first congestion and apologize if your mom was parading you around doing show and tell with some snot remover device she was gifted at one of her baby showers. 

Sweet dreams my little baby! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You Are One Month Today!

Dear Victoria,

Happy One Month Birthday!

You have been with us only four weeks yet you have changed our lives forever. We can't say it has been easy. Everything in life has been tough and I've had to fight for, so why should you coming to our lives be any different right?

But we loved you before you were even here so know how special you are to us. You had one of those growth spurts today as all you wanted was to eat. And that you did. It was a special day today having you get to know the home you only knew when you were in the womb. You looked around attentively as I took you around the home that we are leaving behind. You looked around as if knowing you had been here before.

One day I will share with you all the beautiful memories your Mom and I lived in this special house on Emerson. In fact, your mom wanted to name you Emerson. So you can thank me later for having saved you being named after our street during the time we lived in Texas.

Tomorrow is another long day and I am seriously getting behind on my sleep. Sweet dreams little one.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy 7th Year Wedding Anniversary My Love!

Victoria, today we celebrate our 7th year of our wedding anniversary.

We thank our creator for you, our precious gift. You are the victory of our seven year journey and the light of our love.

We love you Victoria more than you will ever know.

I hope that one day when you are older, you will read our love story and know that you are what we had been praying for since your parents fell in love and decided to share their life together.

You are our miracle baby and the testament that God is all around us and lives in you with the bright light that guides your life and spirit.

Click Here to View Victoria's Birth Story!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Long Beach Boardwalk

So V went on a cool boardwalk stroll today through Long Beach with a grubbin pit stop at Parker's Lighthouse. She was a total trooper and hung out with us.

She was rocking an awesome dress and daddy did a couple diaper changes and continuous feelings.

She is definitely getting stronger with her limb movements. Some random forced smiles but no genuine smiles from her yet.

She hates being changed but loves the car motion and being in her stroller.

Friday, July 4, 2014