Maternity Pictures

I’m almost at 39 weeks. Enamarie took my maternity photos last week. Had it not been for her, I probably would have let it slip through the cracks. I’m not into documenting myself too much, but it had to happen. So grateful to have a sister that knows me and pushes me to make and document memories. She knows how to make me feel comfortable and like a flower- so gifted. I know she makes others feel the same when she photographs them, because they’ve told me. She is such a warm and kind person, she makes you feel safe <3

If you ever need a photog to document some life, just ask. You won’t be disappointed. (Shameless plug)

Check out some of the pictures I selected from our “afternoon at Casa Canto” shoot.

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Baby Shower Details

June 18th was my Baby Shower. It was amazing! I’ve been blessed to have wonderful people in my life that have made this season of life so sweet. The shower would not have been possible without the help of family and friends. Every little detail was perfect. I don’t take help very easily, so I tend to contribute a lot to planning things for myself- I’m pretty sure it bugs my family and friends, but I can’t help it! lol I collected some Pinterest pins and shared them. Everything I pinned came alive! I’ve attached some pictures (taken by my lovely, Enamarie) of all the decorations, little gifts, flowers and such.

The cake was made by a dear friend, Elizabeth Calle of Leelee’s Cake Abilities, some of the cookies and lemon bars were made by Gaby’s Edibles, Doughnuts from The Salty Donut, mini succulents are from Isaac Farms and the shower location was the clubhouse at TOWN Luxury Apartments (such a good venue!). 

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Giving it up

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.  Exodus 14:14 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God is Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and i will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear , and the burden I give you is light” Matthew 11:28-30

People are people. Meaning we are all broken, and we all hurt. Everyone reacts to hurt differently. Either we keep it to ourselves and let it grow into something else, or we lash out at others, or we hurt others with our comments and attitudes- however it is that we deal with it, I think it’s important to give it to God from the moment it happens so that we don’t end up reacting in a manner we’d regret. I’ve been guilty of not doing this, and I end up taking it out on the people I love most, or whoever happens to be around me. I’m not a perfect Christian, which no one is. Whenever I feel hurt by someone I know, I just give myself a minute for a good cry (even before I was pregnant so its not my preggo hormones or anything) and just ask God to take the hurt away. I can’t change people and how they treat me or talk about me but I can give it to God. Sure, I can confront them about it all, but first and foremost I give it to Him. If you know me, you will know that I repress my feelings as much as I can, so if I’m crying its because I’ve reached my limit. lol I’m working on having some confrontational moments with those who take me there (after I evaluate the situation of course) because #thebibletellsmeso Matthew 18:15-17. I receive so much comfort knowing I’m not alone and that He hears my cries and carries my burdens. 

Just wanted to share some real talk today. 

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Picture source: Andy Ryan Flores

I’m currently at 32 weeks. I feel more pressure on my belly, and seem to waddle at times. I’m on my 8th month and its hitting me all over again-we’re gonna be parents. I’m not gonna lie, I cried a little bit. It suddenly felt very overwhelming, and I felt so unprepared. I know it will all work out, and my natural mommy instincts will kick in, but I had a moment. Just wanted to be real about it. I’m lucky to have Danny be so confident, supportive and encouraging. He’s the best.

Little Mila weighs about 3 3/4 lbs. according to my  Baby Center app. It also says she has fingernails, toenails and hair. It also says I should be gaining about a pound a week until she’s ready to come out. Eek! Yolo. Its gonna be great!

Just wanted to update, hope your week is going well so far! I’ll be updating on the Baby Shower soon!

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