Monday, July 18, 2011


Since my friend Katie and I didn't get to craft Monday night, we re-scheduled for Thursday.
I came home from the pool with the kiddos around 6ish and managed to get them in the shower and in pj's, cook the famous taquitos {recipe here}, make a caramel fudge brownie from scratch, take my shower and be ready by 8. Wooo go me!!! 
Katie and I have been dying to make these gorgeous knit bracelets
but were so disappointed when neither one of us or Tyler could understand the ladies tutorial. That thing was so confusing. We're going to attempt it again since we have all the materials, and I hate unfinished projects. Seriously it's like the end of the world to me. Dramatic, I know.
So instead Ms. Katie and I opted on working on our rings, which again we've been dying to make. Check them out!!

 I am so excited to wear them, to make more soon and try new colors. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How I knew bump would be a girl

     I had an intuition that it was going to be a girl. Tyler did too.
Maybe we were secretly hoping for a girl?!  
There are so many old wife's tale/myths about determing the sex of your baby.
I didn't want to base it all on silly games but I eventually caved and let my mom try a few on me. In Brazil they hide a fork and a spoon under your couch cushion and depending on which cushion you sit under that's what you get. The fork = boy, and spoon= girl. (I got the spoon). 

I also found this fun quiz online that helped me out.
Here are my results:
You have a 11% chance of having a boy. And you have a 88% chance of having a girl.
And Here's Why...
You are carrying the extra weight around the hips and bottom, so it's a girl.
The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Girls are carried high. You are going to have a girl.
Sleeping in a bed with your pillow to the south indicates that you will be having a girl.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl.
A needle on a thread held over your belly moves in circles, so you will have a boy.
Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.

Tyler read somewhere that if you're extra moody, then it's for sure a girl. Oh. That explains it then :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family time in Dc.

My sister finally came to visit us this past week.
We went to the pool almost every day, got to watch the fireworks together, play games and share some laughs. She's hilarious. My brother in-law came a few days after her and the kids since he couldn't get off for the 4th and just come down with them. She sister has a time share, so she got us a few nights at the Wyndham resort in DC. Thank goodness I have Tyler, because after about 1hour there I was ready to go home. He's so patient and understanding of my sometimes crazy family. I get overwhelmed here & there with them, but husband keeps me sane.

{{Patricia. Me. Bump. Mom}}
{Tyler. Manny}
We had already been to most of the museums in DC. so we ended up being tour guides. I said I'd be fine with going anywhere as long as I got to go to the Abraham Lincoln statue. I've always wanted a picture there, and just go see something new. Needless to say I didn't get to go. By the time the family had finished going to 3 museums and spent almost 6 hours just touring, they all simultaneously started complaining that their feet hurt. I must admit I'm still a little bitter about not being able to go, but I get it. The kids were tired, and they're not completely used to the heat Dc./VA has to offer.
The Guerra family :)

This was actually the place we had "our first date" almost 2 years ago. I picked up Tyler @ the Dulles airport from visiting Tasha & dad.  We went to museums, ate at McDonald's and went through the butterfly tunnel. I sure had butterflies in my stomach that day. Who knew?  ;)

Me at 21.5 weeks prego & my mom.

The drama queens.

The love of my life. My best friend.

I complain about how coo-coo this family can get, but I love them. We had a good time just getting together. My sister still hadn't seen our new house, and we got to adopt two little nieces for 3 weeks. 
We're practicing our parenting skills on them!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bundle of Joy

I've known that we're expecting since early March, but have yet to share our full story. I'll start on today and work backwards then catch up to the present.Our 20 week ultrasound has been scheduled for a couple of weeks now, and since it was around the 4th of July, the clinic was extremely busy. The receptionist told me to call and check cancellations for anything sooner if I really wanted. So of course I called every day and begged them to squeeze me in. Duh! They tried explaining to me several times that for finding out the gender ultrasound it had to be a specific Doctor because only they could give me accurate sonograms. I had to patiently wait my turn until July 12th, 2011 at 10am. So why get my hopes up? Meanies. The anticipation was so much that I tossed and turned all of last night counting down the minutes and seconds. I kept my fingers crossed that the Dr. would be able to really tell what bump was, and that bump would cooperate in showing us the goods. At exactly 7:18 I woke up to go pee-pee for the billionth time that night and couldn't go back to sleep. The excitement was too much to handle. I showered, made waffles, packed lunches for the nieces to take to camp, got em' ready and swept the house. I finally woke up the hubby and told him it was time to go. Our drive to the hospital is yet another 45 minute drive so I brought my baby books to read as a distraction. As usual they made me take a urine sample, which is fine by me since it seems that my bladder won't hold any more than a 1/4 of a cup these days The jelly the doctor slabbed on my tummy was nice and warm at first and then it felt like it had turned into a pool of ice.  I was a little nervous inside thinking of all the possible what if's. What if I couldn't see what the Dr. was pointing out? Would that officially qualify me as a bad mom? What if you didn't look at all like either me or your dad? What if you weren't growing healthy and strong? But Hubby held my hand the entire time and I wish I could have taken a picture of his face. They say that prego's have a glow, but boy was Tyler glowing.
Especially when the Doctor said a few times that bump is a girl!!! (not in those exact words of course). Gotta be professional! We got to hear a little heart beat for the second time and even see it pumping. Your heart is fast my dear, a whole 158 beats per minute. It was funny because at one point the doctor was trying to get a good profile picture and we both felt a kick. He said "isn't it neat that you can feel her and see her kicking feet at the same time?" It was pretty cute and kinda crazy. You're only a pound (which isn't fair considering I gained 9), but you're a shy one pounder. You would not let us get a glimpse of your face and kept putting your forearms and even legs up to your face. You're also a whole pound that I love and can't wait to meet in person. You were camera shy about your face, but not your buttocks which is how we know for sure you're a girl. (We'll for sure be talking that when you're older Missy.)

I'm  just so grateful to have such good friends and family who are so supportive and happy for us. It's been a scary year but we count our blessings everyday in this house. You're our little miracle baby and we wouldn't have it any other way!