Friday, June 30, 2017

April, May & June review #lasttrimester

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone has had a good spring.  Mine has been blessed & we  are so excited to be moving into the summer :) Especially because our blessing is due June 11th :) #notanxiousanymore,moreexcited:)

The last 2 months have been a big blur for me.  Just a whole lot of baby prepping going on over here. So I will try my BEST to recall what has been going on in our life & recap it :).  April was fun & all about the princess.  I was blessed to have two baby showers.  My church hosted one in which the princess was spoiled.  Then it was Easter & we spent the day at my parenst house with the family.  Then my parents hosted another one at their crib where we were SO blessed & SO loved :) 

 Church baby shower 
 Baby shower at my parents house was SO plush :) 

At this time I was already 34 weeks.  Everyone says I am SO small even the nurses at the doctors office.  I beg to differ :S Im the one caring this extra weight around and the extra 23lbs.   Im beyond thrilled that I bet my weight goal.  My overall weight goal was to stay between 25-35lbs and at 38 weeks I weighed in at 23lbs.  This weight has stayed the same up until the end.

Random 3D/4D pictures of the angel at 30 weeks 

Then at 35 weeks we decided to go on a baby moon & headed to Palm Springs.  we LOVE our little get aways & this will be in our future with the princess & friends that have kids :)  It was cool that it landed on the 5 de Mayo holiday & our timeshare had availability.  Like I said our timeshare the way it is, is the BEST investment EVER :) I was a trooper & still able to hang out all night.  I amazed myself :) I've always mentally told myself I would be all good until 37 weeks.  Which I have been.  No horror stories in this pregnancy.  Its been all good up until recently :S I am SO uncomfortable these days :S
#nopictures #thelast3weeks:S

Then it was mothers day weekend & my moms birthday so I spent time with the family.  My neice/God daughter did her holy communion that weekend as well.  
Then the following weekend was friends/fams birthday :) So we went out to dinner for Rashads birthday in long beach at a Greek food place :) I hung out all night again & didn't get home until 2am :S at this point I was about to be 37 weeks that Sunday.  So, I decided to have my last BIG outing for Lisa's birthday.  Thankfully she had friends over at here house in Rancho Cucamonga which isn't that bad at all :) So, as it was my last outing I didn't get home until 3:30am :S I was SO amazed :) but then I turned into a huge baby... I was officially 37 weeks & everything hit me at once :S Everything I never experienced and people asked me about was happening :S Morning sickness, acid reflex, back pain & a whole lot of discomfort.  These days everyone says to walk which is a whole lot easier said then done... LOL But, I still get to moving :)  The good thing is my garden still gets my attention.  In  the process of trying to maintain it :) We have a whole lot growing out there.  Bell peppers, Jalapeños, strawberries, cherry tomatoes. aloe vera, green onions, cucumbers. squash.  We had to take down our bundle of greens so I need to add that back out there, but not right now.  We even have Avocado trees growing from the seed.  I wonder sometimes what am I doing out there :S but, I enjoy being productive :)

Ellie Isabellas Holy Communion

Even I got to celebrate mothers day this year :)
Mothers Day 2017
Garden, Avocado trees, Green Onions, Bell Peppers, strawberries, Jalapeños, Cherry tomatoes, aloe Vera

Then things started to slow down for us thankfully cause I couldn't take any more. At least everything  was FUN :) 

Then my brother came on 5/31/2017.  I was SO excited to see him & meet Samuel for the first time :) Joey & Claire are adorable too and are getting SO big already

So when he got in town I went to go see him and the family :) then naturally he had plans with his family & I didn't get to join in cause I have NO energy :S So I missed a couple of family outings/get togethers :S Like, a pool party in Irvine, a family dinner at downtown disney an outing to lego land, adventure city & medieval times:S all the fun stuff, but I am too far in my pregnancy and only focused on getting this baby out safely :) SO I am bummed, but nothing I could do about it :S

Sonia. Lizz, & Joseph -me  #poolparty
pool party - Samuel.  He was there just didn't make it in the picture.

These people got disneyland in & the rest of the family meet up with them later at downtown Disney for dinner.

On Sunday 6/4/2017 I was able to get the word in :) SO happy that at 39 weeks I was still able to go, and it was the first Sunday of the month, so it was a Holy Communion Sunday 
#perfecttiming #prayingforasmoothdelivery:)

The nursery has been complete for several weeks now :) The princess is beyond blessed ;) Thanks to all of our family & friends :) She has SO much cloths #alotarehidden We only had to invest in the dresser, everything else were gifts :) Thanks mom & Dad, Vanessa, Tiffany & Alex, the church everyone :) Thank you for everything :) Also, thank you to my wonderful Fam that came to help set up last minute things.  Thanks, Gabe, Sean, Isaiah, Jamila,Zoe #muchappreciated:)

We did a make shift maternity shoot :) Brandon wasn't big on this & I wanted a picture to capture the moment so we just used the camera on the phone and took a couple of shoots :) 

38 weeks pregnant :) 

Now we are just anxiously awaiting her arrival :) At this point I am beyond curious and anxious to meet her.

My brother spent a whopping 10 days here & I didn't want to miss all the family activities, I had to get something in :) So at 39 weeks & some days I joined in on another pool party my family had :) It was fun and I am SO glad I had enough energy to go :)

Oh I forgot to mention that at 38 weeks I got to go pamper myself :) 

This baby doesn't seem to want to make her way out :S The doctor has been talking about the possibility of Induction which I SO do not want for several reasons :S So, I have been getting my walk on, taking vitamins, doing sumo squats, using my exercise ball.  Doing everything and anything to try to get her out naturally.

It is now June 13th 2017 and I am technically 3 days past due :S I am scheduled to be induced on 6/14/2017 if my water deposit break before then.  I know everyone has their opinions about induction SO do I, but it is what the doctor recommended.  I am assuming they know what they are talking about.  At some point your placenta stops working and your fluid levels drop so they have been monitoring me for that.  I SO do not want to get induced but I would much rather be safe then sorry.

This overall has been April, May & June :) 

Now we have the pleasure of introducing to the world 
Yesenyah Esperanza Williams
#Angel #Blessing #Miracle

8lbs 2 oz7 20 inches long born on 6/14/2017 @ 8:10pm

There is her name people.  We waited to announce it at birth.  So, many people were mad and everyone was guessing.  We LOVE her name and LOVE that it is SO unique :) 

Everyone is amazed that I had an 8lb baby.  Even I am SO amazed.  
Its So hard to believe she was delivered naturally.  I amazed myself.  Delivery thanks to God went smoothly it wasn't too painful.  I expected it to be more painful then what it was. I opted to get the epidural.  It is HIGHLY suggested.   
At delivery we had a minor complication.  The placenta was stuck so I had to go in for minor surgery and have a DNC done.  I have one of the best doctors in the world :) I have been able to move on with my recovery without a problem.  

We came home Saturday morning 6/17/2017 and we are in the easy stage.  She is such an easy baby.   With a head full of hair :)  She hardly cries unless she is hungry or dirty and pretty much just eats, sleeps and goes to the bathroom.  #EasyStage

Then it was fathers day, Brandons first so I got this shirt for Yesenyah to wear.  I felt it was appropriate & my parents came by :) 
appropriate fathers day gift
He is the Man :) 
 Fathers Day card 
#Best dads get promoted to grandpa :)
She is a character :) 

Brandons mom came for a visit shortly after the baby was born & stayed with us for 3 weeks.  6/20/2017-7/8/2017.  Her presence has been a huge blessing.  We are getting sone good southern cooking in which is one less thing to worry about :)

Ok I don't want to overwhelm you guys too much with all the pictures.  I am enjoying being a mom & totally enjoying her :) I haven't been posting much to Facebook because my time is consumed by her & we aren't real big Facebook fans when it comes to her. so I will be updating you her on my blog monthly :) I hope everyone has had a good summer thus far, we are :)
Stay blessed people :) 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

3 month review :) #pregnancyproblems#LONGpost

its been one heck of a year and the last 3 months have been SO enjoyable.  Ive taken forever to create a post :S I had every intention too but then got busy with other things & kept telling myself next month :S so I finally decided enough is enough and since the baby be having me up at weird hours I decided to sit in front of the computer and type my away.

I SO have to work on my memory on this one to re-cap the last 3 months. Thankfully I write everything down and have a ton pictures :) 

The month of February,  Was CRAZY :S at the end of the month we traveled to Mobile Alabama for Mardi gras.  it was SO a last minute trip.  I think we bought our tickets like 2 weeks before flying out :S thankfully it wasn't to expensive.   This is a new tradition we have been fortunate enough to hit up Mardi Gras the last 3 years & would like to keep the tradition going.  Mardi Gras is SO huge in Mobile.  Its like christmas :)

This year was Brandon's first year to ride a float.  I opted not to ride the float because of my pregnancy problems of having too pee all the time :S IT was still good to be out there in the atmosphere of the Mardi Gras parades.  

 Family picture
The Mardi Gras float Brandon was on :)
 Brandon & his cousin Val
Brandon got be a huge goof ball with his cousins :)
 Cousin time 
Random photo opt
Thats when the belly really started to poke out :) 
We spent 10 days out here & almost missed our flight use it was a 
red eye flight which totally threw us off :S 
We Made it though thankfully :) 

When we got back home it was the beginning of March.  We didn't do much in March.  We got a fabulous 3D/4D ultrasound done :) Baby Williams is such a character which was evident in her ultrasound:)
She was grinding * hiding her face then showing us & stuff like that.  She was such a character :) 
I also got some family time in cause it was this guys birthday.  I felt really CUTE and full on pregnant at this point :) for the longest I just felt super bloated and fat.  Its amazing that a belly truly forms.  

Thankfully my pregnancy hasn't been and at all.  Not like how I though it was going to be thankfully.  No morning sickness in the beginning.  I just have had for like the last 5 weeks very occasional muscle craps & occasional morning sickness & sleep discomfort besides having to go pee like every 2 hours. Which my doctor informed me is normal.  Truly not bad at all :) 
Still amazed at my pregnancy....#prayerworks

I attended a family baby shower in Arizona.  So I did the drive with my cousin & BFF.  I thought i would do really bad on the drive since i have to pee all the time but I didn't do bad at all thankfully :) I have a cousin the is due 8 day after me :) Glad we went to the baby shower & saw the family.  #cosuins

We had been actively planning my baby shower for about 6 weeks.  There is a lot of planing.  Thankfully everyone kicked in & did a wonderful job.

My church threw me a baby shower on 4/22/2017m thaT I played no role in & it turned out beautiful.  I have been So blessed since i joined this church last year :) They have gone above & beyond for me & have done SO much and donated SO much to me.  I am truly blessed :) 
Church baby shower

Then my family hosted a baby shower the following weekend :) on 4/29/2017.  & like I said the planning had been going on for about 6 weeks & everyone played a critical role in its success.  I wasn't stressed at all in it all just glad its over :)  Now going through and trying to organize all the gifts is another story.  It is SUCH a process.  We are SO blessed & she is SO loved :) 

These are all the pictures from the family baby shower :) we had a GREAT time & a GREAT turn out SO blessed :) 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Year :) Better late then never #pregnancyproblems:S

We brought in the New Year at the Schumann residence.  It was fun and eventful :) We played pictionary, girls vs. boys and of course the boys cheated LOL 

OMG OMG OMG  Im excited about this year SO many things to look forward to, especially the birth of our little blessing.  Im scared to death of labor and delivery But I am coming to terms with it and figure its in gods hands. He has blessed us so we will continue to be blessed and I will have a smooth delivery.  Im leaving it I'm his hands :) #butwithoutfaithHebrews11:6

 This is me at 20 weeks.  People think I'm small but I beg to differ LOL...
thankfully no maternity clothes yet.  Still in my size 4 jeans with a belly band :)
 we went in for our 20 week ultrasound when i was about 21 weeks.
Here is our princess yawnig :)
Side few of the bundle of joy.

We got invited to Round 1 bowling alley to celebrate this big kids birthday.  Hard to believe he is 17 already.  I went to go and spend some time with the family.  I didn't bowl because of the obvious pregnancy.

I went out to lunch with a long time friend this month :) I love that when I see her it reminds me that some friendships haven't changed :) as a result of life and the accident I have noticed a whole lot of changes in my relationships with others.  It's sad but ok life happens.  #healthylunch

Though i'm preggers I'm still on that workout grind when I have the energy.  So, depending on the weather and my energy level I walk about 3x a week.  Not much but I figure something is better the nothing :) I also do squats and this arm workout every time I walk.  So again I don't do a whole lot but I figure something is better then nothing.
I got to spend some time with this little guy.  He is such a character.   The fact that I'm a Great Aunt still amazes me all the time.  He is such a good little boy, and such a character.  #CyrusHazzouk
Ive still been experimenting with my cooking :) this chicken meal but not great :S I try to make healthy choices these days.
Being pregnant and knowing that a whole lot of expenses are soon to arrive it was hard for me to buy what I needed.  SO, the hubby went ahead and bought it for me with no problem it seems.  My sleep was getting highly unconfortable and this body pillow has been a life saver.  I can't even believe I didn't even know about this pillow before hand.  Pregnant or not it is a penny well spent.  Best investment thus far in this pregnancy.  Thankfully the pregnancy has not been that bad at all except for the disturbance in sleep into order to urinate and having a lot of hiccups :S Other then that the pregnancy has been so pleasant.  At times its hard to believe we are going to be SO blessed.  I told myself don't let this pregnancy get in the way of you living your life so maybe thats why I was out until 4am for Sean's birthday.  But, the next day trust I felt it and thought how in the heck did I do this when I was younger LOL
Photo booth shot
baby daddy #RashadJones
Gaby, Mom & I
a family shot :) my parents with her parents and the soon to be parents :)
A whole lot of baby shower shots :) Yes my best friend Jamila is pregggers too.  Its amazing.  I'm glad I'm not going through this on my own.  I currently know several people that are expecting.  like a neighbor, Jamila, Tiffany Rubio just to name a few...

Its been a eventful month and I don't see it slowing down.  We shall see what February brings :) I hope everyone else had an eventful month as well.

Stay blessed people :) I am SO proud of myself I haven't missed a Sunday in church yet :) I enjoy going to church and praising him for all that he has done :) I thank him everyday :)  #PraiseGod:)