Friday, November 6, 2009

Mommy's Instincts

Oh boy! Where do I begin?! Last night as I walked through the door, I see Anderson cooking dinner so I begin to get the girls settled. We had an evaluation with our therapist which was pretty thorough but we were done in no time! Usually my routine is to get the girls changed into their pj's and take them a shower if its necessary, get their bags ready for day care, etc. Once they are settled I get ready to go to the gym. This has been our routine for almost a year. However, last night I had a feeling that it was best to stay home and just skip the gym for the night

Around 7ish, Anderson's mom shows up. She usually does not arrive around that time but it was good to see her. She went into the kitchen and Anderson offered her some honey candy (which by the way looks exactly like a mint ball). She is holding Adryana and Adryana is at that stage that she wants everything anyone is eating. My mother's instinct came into play and I told Anderson make sure you guys do not give Adryana that candy. So I go into the living room and next thing you know my daughter is choking. I thought I was going to collapse. Anderson grabbed Nana from his mother and began doing what we were taught in the NICU ( since we had to be certified for CPR before we could take the girls home) and turned her over and did his magic. My daughter couldn't cry or anything bc the candy was lodged in her throat. But once I heard a cry I knew she was ok. That's usually lesson 101, if your child is not crying its bc they have no open airway. Crying is good for their lungs, believe it or not. All my Adryana could do was cling on to me. She didn't want grandma nor Daddy but mommy. Why is that? Not just with my daughter but with all babies. The first person they run to is mommy. I know what it is! Its bc momma makes all the pain go away. Momma is what makes bad days seem ok. Momma is the one that makes the cloudy days seem sunny. Poppa is the one who protects and momma nurtures!

I know maybe I shouldn't be writing this but honestly I've never experienced such an incident in where I had no control. I just froze! All I could say was "you guys didn't listen to me". People should always respect a mother's wishes. If your mom tells you no its for a reason. And for me to think my mom was just raining on my parade sometimes, but it was bc she knew. Mothers have that special sense. I call it the most valuable sense. The sense when you know something is wrong with your child. The feeling of knowing something COULD go wrong.

Its def no one's fault but its def a lesson learned! I thank God it all turned out ok. But it just made me hold my daughters a little tighter bc things can wrong in a split second. So there you go, not all these blogs will be happy! But they will be honest! Please hold your children a little tighter today and make sure mother's wishes are ALWAYS respected.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle...and to the Potty We go!

I've discovered that my daughters are very fond of music. That is def. not a surprise to me! My family loves anything that has to do with music. Dancing is our passion. Singing is something my Dad and sister is VERY Good at! Even though me and Angi try our best (which if you ask me we are excellent) But music is all around us. My grandfather (may he rest in peace) was a musician. He played the saxophone. He was really good at it. My Dad sings in the church choir since I can remember. Onix sings everywhere from plays, to church, family events and now for a band called Late Night Car Service and she's awesome! I loved to dance since young. I even went to dance classes when I was a little girl. For some reason dancing is what makes me who I am. It could be anything from hip-hop to techno to ballads. You name it I'll dance it. Anderson loves to play the Guira which mostly alot of Dominicans love to do. LOL When I was pregnant, that is what kept me going. I went through it all but music is what made me see things brighter (corny...I know), but its the truth. So you see, it's no question why my daughters love music.

Addyson had a little fear of teddy bears. She would not touch or even look at a teddy bear. That changed last night. My parents came over for a weekly dinner and they brought the girls a teddy bear which is a "Mexican chihuahua" lol. The teddy has a pancho and sombrero and sings a song in Spanish and English. Well my darling Addyson loved the song! It said something to the effect "Mamacita, adonde esta Santa Claus...lallala". It is too cute. So since my daughter loves dancing it became her best friend and she would dance every time she touched the teddy and it sang. Now if you see my 1 year old daughter she moves her hips more than a Hawaiian Dancer. LOL. She moves from side to side with RHYTHM. Let's just say she loves her Chihuahua and no longer fears teddy bears! Yay for Addy! LOL

Adryana on the other hand is my singer! Boy do we have a run for our money. She sings EVERYTHING!!! But what amazed me was this morning. As I'm getting her ready she starts humming twinkle twinkle little star. She tries to say the words as much as she can. But its so amazing how my one year old knows the tune to twinkle twinkle little star. I always say this but sometimes she just reminds me too much of Onix. I swear that's Onix's daughter ...LOL (which is a great thing).

So even though my daughters do not look nothing like me, they have my personality. They love to sing and dance and make everyone happy (well sometimes I try that).

What's even more exciting news? Wait for it............ the sitter will begin potty training with Adryana today!!! Hooray!!!! My girls are growing and never understood why my mom would say not to rush growing up. I just thought it was because that what moms do. But maybe just maybe she just wanted me to be her little girl forever, which is what I'm feeling now and they are only one! Yes, I'm dramatic...I know!!

Until next time!!!



Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!!!

I wanted this Halloween to be special!!! Last year the girls were too small to understand. This year was the year they would know just a little about dressing up!

We had a family party at my parents' house! O boy did we have fun! While I was decorating all you can see is how my girls' eye lit up to all the decorations. Once we were getting them dressed, they just loved it. Although I must say they were a little frightened with all the scary masks but that didn't stop them!!!! They got tons of candy, ate tons of cake and cookies, and absolutely loved being in everyone's arms.



I thought Halloween was the best when I was a little girl. However, the most rewarding Halloween is when you are a parent. Just looking at your child's happy face is what makes Halloween worthwhile. I'm glad I have the opportunity of spending Halloween with my beautiful daughters!!! Because not many parents do.