Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Welcome Baby 2

Still at the hospital but wanted to post it here.

Welcome Emiliana Lane Vega!!

Born March 30, 2009 at 4:45am

6lbs 13oz

19 3/4 inches

She is great! We are great and I will write more later when we get home!

Friday, March 27, 2009

What I was supposed to be doing...

Still waiting! Still waiting!!!

I was supposed to have a little girl by now, but we don't she is still in my belly happily thumping away. This I am thankful for :)

After an unsuccessful cervical ripening, I was sent home from the hospital. Twice now we have done the walk of shame, back to our car with a pregnant belly and bags in tow. I have to admit yesterday I was ticked. My mom is here, we have meals ready. And sugar is sounding really good! I was looking forward to a piece of cake on Luis's birthday. But alas, no cake for me!

Did I mention it is 30 degrees here again...

Otherwise, not much planned but we will do something fun today. Because I have the day off of work. :) Smiles

Otherwise thinking about our neighbors in Fargo area, so much flooding and it just keeps getting worse. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday My Love!

Because we will be a little busy tommrow, I just want to say: Luis I love you and you make my life and the world a much better place to be in.

Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Feliz Cupleanos!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our new nephew!

Welcome Senor Derrick
****this is not our baby*****

Trying to get Matias and Evelin(Derrik's big sister) to smile for a picture!

Grandpa, new grandson and other grandson!
Us Vega's are all about baby making these days with two little people appearing within weeks of other. Luis younger sister and her boyfriend welcomed their son, this past Thursday and we were able to meet his acquaintance on Sun. He is very peaceful and I have only seen him sleeping, so he seems pretty content little fella. It was some what reassuring that a small baby comes out of you and not your the 3month old babies that you see on the tv...
Welcome to the familia!

Still Waiting

Dress at jcrew for a sweet little girl
Ahh, little girls. I am having one. With the impeding birth of this baby with in the next 8 days, I find myself swinging between extreme excitement, nervousness, blueness, happiness and fatigue. I find myself feeling a little sad about not being pregnant. One of the best things about being pregnant is the instant conversation starter that it is and how people will offer you advice for no apparent reason, just because their pregnant.
I will miss that
I will also miss the thumps that this baby gave me during my pregnancy and how it made me realize that each little person is different and special.
Matias met his new cousin yesterday and went from being really interested to showing no interest at all. I am sure that it will be different when our gal is attached to my boob or something. I find myself mourning a little bit about how our relationship is about to change. In other words, I am kinda scared deep in my soul... I was scared to have Matias and I talked about that feeling all of the time. Now I am scared again and I don't know if I have mentioned it as much. In the end I know it will work out. It always does. But for the moment where I don't know what it is like, it is scary really scary.
Phew, I feel a little better now that is out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

False Alarms and The real thing

It has been an event filled 24 hours around these parts including gas that was mistaken for labor. All is well, baby is fine and still in utero, but not with out a trip to the Birth Center where this "2nd time mom" was pretty embarrassed, but in the end about 1am the pain subsided and I was able to sleep the entire night!

As we made a quick exit from small group, I was barley able to not yak all over our fellow friends!

However, we do have an induction scheduled in the upcoming weeks. (I not telling the day :)) So either way a baby2 is coming and she is coming soon.

In other news, did you know that health insurance for a 2 year old is hard to get in MN. When I lost my job, I have had CORBA coverage and Matias also has. We have been getting help from the county and while not ideal, it has help us survive the reduction in pay and the loss of benefits. I had to reapply after 6 months and Matias no longer qualifies for the insurance. What is confusing is we make less money now than when we first applied, so has the county already put into place new income restrictions to deal with their budget crisis? Who knows, I do know that it will work out in the end and that stressing about it makes it more stressful.

But, this is what is so sad about our county and its health care system. Not that its cost are out of control or that we have to worry about our children and their health. No it is that we are not able to give people options to help them in times of need. I feel like a little bit as a failure as a parent because of the fact that I can't provide this for my son. The only place to get help for it is not able to help, so what are our options....

Ok enough. with. the depressing. How about a kid in a bear suit....Too much cuteness!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Easy Dinner

Tonight I made the best easiest dinner. Matias and I walked into the house at 5:15 and were eating by about 5:35! Not to mention the hardest part of it was to remember to buy french bread.

What was it you ask?

French Toast

Sliced French Bread

Dip and cook in a skillet, serve with butter and syrup.


Friday, March 6, 2009


  • I am trying to not rush the end of my pregnacy...but all I can think about is labor and the action of going into it.
  • I am also trying not to nest to much more, or I might drive luis up a wall
  • I am trying to read the Great Gatsby, but it feels like touture (Plus I am reading Julie and Julia and that is awsome!)
  • Drinking lots of water and taking my vitamen and pills
  • did I mention i am trying not to think about going into Labor

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

oh cute!

Feb 28th baby shot, 35.5 weeks
Me pregnant with Matias at 36ish weeks. (I swear i am happy now too :))
So the difference in these two pictures beside my better fashion in the 2nd picture is that notice how there is no belly button sticking out...and Matias is about 20% higher on my frame. Everyone at work yesterday, was saying how the baby has dropped. Today I have an OB check and hopefully will get "checked" (fun times, when your private parts are no longer that) So we will see if anything is going on down there. I actually slept all of last night which was great, just one bathroom break. On Tues. I got up about 30 times and was not a happy camper yesterday at about 5:00pm when I had to be at work for 2+ hours more. But thankfully it came off as goofiness vs. crabbiness.
Overall, though things are going well, I can't wait to meet this person and start figuring out how this is all going to work out with 2 small people in the house. Not to mention 6 weeks off of work, yeehaw! Just to spend time with my kiddos. :)

Matias just being cute.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Loving Feeling

It is spring in our house but not outside. It seems in MN when March 1 hits, every time it is below 20 degrees it is too darn cold.

But what I want to write about today is how as of Sep 2009 I will be a grad student at Augsburg College in Minneapolis pursing my Master of Social Work!!! WOO Hoo! (I am saying it again in my head) I am shocked that I was accepted! I know that I can do grad school, and I know that I want to social work. But I feel so happy and proud of me! Ok enough gushing. But it seems like there is lack of good news these days so it feel awesome to have a good news for a change.

Matias is progressing on potty training. He went 2 times this weekend. Which I was impressed! Good job buddy (I also thought I would never chat about my son BM over the net but oh well) Anyhow I hope everyone has a little bit of good news today!