Sunday, August 15, 2010

..there's a calm I can't explain...

I had such a great day at church today. We had a great sacrament meeting and our Sunday school lesson was even better. Our teacher discussed our life before we came to Earth and he spoke about it in a way I had never heard. He put things in perspective that really made me feel so much closer to my savior, Jesus Christ. I had to trust Him and His plan. I actually put my trust in Jesus that his plan was the one that would bring me salvation. I trusted in Him to be our Savior. I felt so moved to think about our pre-mortal life and the decisions we made. I am so grateful for my Savior and that he atoned for my sins. He brings me hope and joy in my life.
On our way home, we got pulled over by the police for dark tinting on our windows.. what a slap in the face. We had such a wonderful spirit and this guy comes along and ruins it. I wanted to be so angry and let it ruin my day, but I saw my husband. He was so calm and respectful. He didn't say one bitter word or complaint. He didn't get angry or walk around pouting. And, especially, he did not let it ruin his day. I am so grateful that he is an example to me. I was in the kitchen, being pitiful, and my dad came in and reminded me something that I can always look at to calm me down. I was holding Isabella in my arms and he said, "Just look at your beautiful daughter. She is the only thing that matters." I still stood there sulking and waited until he walked away. I looked at Isabella and realized he is right. Just looking at her sweet smile made my heart melt. Why would I let something so stupid ruin my day?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Whip it.. whip it good!

So, my new guilty pleasure is the Yoplait Whips... have you tried it? Seriously! I can't get them off my mind! They have a bunch of yummy flavors and I like every single one of them! My mom bought them when she was here... ever since then I have been hooked! Hey, it's way better than eating ice cream or brownies!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blessed.. with trials?

Lately, in my life, I have been challenged to face my trials. It seems like every Monday we have a lesson at family home evening on trials. I have been going through some trials in my life with my health and have been struggling to persevere. A lot of the lessons talked about turning to the Lord when faced with trials and that is exactly what I have been doing. I have been reading my scriptures daily and saying my prayers. It has really blessed my life and I can see the blessings pouring out in front of me.
I watch a show on BYU TV called the Food Nanny. They recently had a family on the show who were faced with a trial in their life. They were in a severe car accident and the husband suffered debilitating injuries. He was unable to work and the wife had to go back to work to bring home money. I saw this young family, who suffered so much and I asked myself, "How blessed is my family?"
This family was so positive and never gave up. They were so optimistic about what the future had in store for them and the husband even mentioned that it is a trial in his life that he just has to overcome.  I see these sweet people as an example of how we should always stay positive and never stray away from the Lord's plan. He has so much in store for each and every one of us and we may never know on this earth the reason why He has put these trials in our way. He wants us to turn to Him.
Even though I am struggling, I know that my Heavenly Father is there every step of the way. I know that he has blessed me with such a beautiful and eternal family. That is the most important thing in my life. I am truly blessed.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Good night, Sleep tight.....

It was a long time comin', but we finally got Isabella's crib. She had been sleeping in her playpen in our room because her other crib was recalled! It was working out perfectly and she had been sleeping through the night since the beginning of June, but all of a sudden she decided she did not want to go to sleep. She fought it every night. When we got her crib, it was like magic. I read her a book, said prayer, put her down and sat with her for about an hour... and she was out. I woke up to her sweet voice on the monitor. When I came in her room to get her, she was so happy! She is a morning person... definitely not like her momma.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Movin' on Up!

It was time.. Isabella has been interested in our food for the past two weeks. Last night she even grabbed for it. So, we gave her her first solid food! We bought the rice cereal and mixed it in with some of Mommy's Milk. When we sat her down to eat, she started fussing, but as SOON as I put the spoon to her mouth her eyes got big and she opened her mouth to take her first bite! She LOVED it! Terry and I took turns feeding her and she was so eager to take every bite; she even grabbed the spoon! She was so content when she was finished, she didn't know what to do with herself. She just sat in my arms, staring. Darling, it's just the beginning!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Where Has the Time Gone?

Since I am so late on updating my blog.. I thought I would just recap some special moments that we have been through so far. Isabella has grown so much and from the very beginning had so much personality. She is very stubborn, like her mommy, and loves to move, especially her legs! She loves to smile and loves looking out to the world! She loves eating and is starting to get very attached to me! She started sleeping through the night a little before she turned three months, but she still gets to take her morning naps with mommy. She is starting to roll over and before we know it she will be crawling!

First and only hicky from Isabella.. I learned my lesson!

First walk outside......

First suck of the thumb.. thanks Nana

First bath...

First trip to church....

Went to watch the kids soccer game.. got her first sunburn!

First nap in the crib.. went very well.....

First nap in the play pen... didn't go so well....

First trip to the infamous Castle near our house.... I was a little more excited than she was!

First trip to Florida.. she got to meet her Abuelo!

Kissing her cousin, Oliver. They love each other already!

First dress of white.. blessing day

First picture with the cousins.... Oliver and Norman

More pictures from the hospital...

Isabella was passed around like candy.. everyone was so eager to hold her....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bella's Grand Entrance.....

What a wonderful day! Isabella Flor Romero was born March 18, 2010 at 4:54 p.m. and weighed 7lbs 15 oz! I was induced at around 1 AM that day and the rest is history. Terry was by my side the whole time as we anxiously awaited her arrival. I watched my favorite movie, Home Alone, and ate so many popsicles I got sick! When it came time to push, I had 3 coaches by my side---Terry, Amber, and Mom. I pushed 3 times and she was here! I actually got to deliver her myself---I don't want to get too technical, but I actually reached down and pulled her onto my chest!(the doctor was there, by the way) What an amazing experience, to see this beautiful little girl laying in my arms... I did it. I told myself the whole time, "You can do this" and it all worked out. It was nothing like I imagined it to be. After I had her, I was ready to push out 3 more! It was like a high.
Isabella was born with fluid in her lungs; she was blue all over and had difficulty breathing. The nurses cared for her right away, but it wasn't enough. She had to stay in the nursery on oxygen for 4 days. When you dream about your first child being born, you never imagine something going wrong. It was extremely scary to think that we could lose her. She received a blessing and we put our faith in the Lord's hands. We tried not to fill our days with tears. I was extremely emotional, especially because I was not able to nurse her right away. The nurses were very supportive; though, and after the second day, I was able to nurse her every 2 hours. Terry and I set our alarm and went in the nursery to see her and feed her, even through the night. It was an experience I will never forget. On the 5th day, the neonatologist assessed Isabella, and decided she was well enough to room in with us! They put her bassinet in my hands and said, "Off you go!" This was the first time I really felt like a mother. She was MY child and I was taking her to MY room. I can still picture that hallway as I rolled her down to my room. The joy I felt was overwhelming.
The Lord blessed Isabella with strength and she was able to persevere. I am forever grateful for the experience I had. It made me a stronger woman. I was able to put my faith in His plan and trust Him. I am grateful for my family and the love and support they gave Terry and I. We are so blessed to have this beautiful little lady in our lives. The adventures begins!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pregnancy Progression

I'm pregnant!!! I am currently 30 weeks and cannot complain! I have good days and bad days, but I am getting so much support from Terry, family, and friends it keeps me going!

2009 Year in Review

So much has happened this past year that I have been way too busy to update my blog! I am just going to go through and update on some important events that happened in our lives...

MOM TURNED 50!!! We went down to Florida to celebrate her 50th birthday and Amber's baby shower!
Terry has been very active playing soccer, football and basketball! I went to all of his soccer games!

We raced down to Florida to welcome little Oliver to this world.. Terry and I made it before they left the hospital...

The Beatty's and Epperson's came to visit... which is always important and exciting for us because we miss our family everyday! While they were visiting Terry and I took a pregnancy test and.... IT WAS POSITIVE!!!!!!! MOM did not find out until later!

In August, we visited Florida again for Oliver's blessing..jhon's bday... and to tell the rest of the family the BIG NEWS!!!! We surprised MOM and DAD Beatty and The whole Romero Family. It was exciting and we got it all on video!!!!
Thanksgiving was our first at home... I made a 30lb turkey and lots of food!!!!!! Carrie and her daughter came over to eat dinner with us.

And last but not least... CHRISTMAS! Terry and I planned a trip to Venezuela (bought the tickets and everything) to visit family. At the last minute we decided not to go because of my pregnancy. $1000 down the tubes! But, it was worth being able to spend so much time with our families in Florida. It was a BIT stressful, but we love each and every one. We can't even imagine how it will be when we actually have the baby...