Tuesday, December 15
Monday, December 14
Anyway, two weeks ago we went and had our ultrasound to find out the sex. Well, without further ado.......IT'S A GIRL!!!! We will be welcoming Emma Grace Delima to our family in April and we could not be happier.
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Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, November 18
The hubs and I have been working on a few things in the house....you know, just sprucing it up a little. Making some minor changes.
Alexi has been going through some changes of her own. Yes, it seems that since she is turning 3 next month, she has become too old to call us mommy and daddy. Yup, we have turned into mom and dad. And you know, its not that our "names" changed that bothers me, its the tone she uses when saying it. She is really trying to sound like a "big kid". It kills me. Seriously...please tell me why my almost 3 yr old needs to sound like she is 10?!?! I decided to ignore her when she calls me mom...I think she's starting to realize bc she ends up calling me mommy to get my attention. This is one change I am not ready for.
Friday, November 13
Tuesday, November 10
For all of those who have important decisions to make in life, I wish you all the best of luck. Just like my husband says, we need to try to trust in God. Believe me, I know its not easy!
Sunday, November 8
Well we were kicking the ball back and forth when all of a sudden my daughter sparked the following conversation:
Alexi: Mommy I need to take a break.
Mommy: How come?
Alexi: I need to take a smoke break.
Mommy: You need to what?!?!?
Alexi: I need to smoke (as she pinched her fingers together and put them to her mouth)
Well let me tell you...this was the last thing I had expected to hear come out of my daughters mouth!! And although I was furious, I did not yell at her. I just said that smoking was not something children or adults should do and I did not want her to ever say that again. I then called my husband while he was at work and "nicely" gave him a piece of my mind on the situation.
You see, I don't smoke...never have. My husband on the other hand has smoked ever since I met him over 11 years ago. Now although he has never been allowed to smoke in our home or cars, my daughter has seen him smoke outside. She is well aware of daddy's extra curricular activity and just like any curious child, she wants to do the same.
Needless to say; this has been a push for my husband to quit smoking...for many reasons. You see, he felt so guilty when he heard what she had said and he has been talking for quite some time now about quiting, so I hope this is it. Not to mention, due to my current work situation we can't really afford the added expense. Wish him luck; I know it's not going to be easy for him.
Saturday, November 7
- "I said NO!" (If she does not want to do something)
- "Not yet" (If I tell her to clean something up)
- "I don't know how"
- "No, I don't think so"
She is def. testing my patience...that's for sure. GOD I pray you give me the patients to get through my daughters new "independence" phase.
Thursday, October 29
On another note, I have been feeling better and was able to keep down some noodles today. Yay! (Hay, its a start, right? Lol)
Tomorrow Alexi gets to dress up in her Halloween costume for daycare. She is so excited. I will reveal what her costume is tomorrow ;-)
Good night all
Wednesday, October 28
About 20 minutes after eating, I figured I would try to take a bath and get washed up....finally, since coming home from the hospital. (Mind you, Fred and Alexi were not home yet) I wanted to try to do it on my own.
That's when the meltdown began. I filled the tub, no problem. I got undressed up to my bra. Please tell me why I could not get my bra off with one hand? I know guys do it all the time! Well I kept trying and couldn't. I don't know if I was just getting frustrated or what, but I lost it. I balled and balled on the bathroom floor. This whole process has been so terrifying to me and I think I just reached my breaking point.
Well of course what happens next while I'm sitting there, eyes full of tears? Yup...I start getting sick. Ugh!!! Just what I needed! I have not been able to keep anything down since Saturday morning...I mean nothing! Fluids just started staying down yesterday.
Today I get a break from the IV fluids. Dr. wants to see what I can get and keep down on my own today. I obviously don't get to take the IV lines out of me yet; they are a little bit more permanent, but at least I don't have to carry around the backpack full of fluids. Oh-well, we will see how things go today. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, October 27
I had my regular monthly check-up scheduled at my obgyn yesterday morning. Nothing new, I'm now 14 weeks and 1 day pregnant. My due date is April 25th.
Well they finally call my name and do the usual prep work including the good ol' weigh in. The nurse said to me, "wow, you lost 17pnds" I said I was aware I lost some weight due to not being able to keep down food and some fluids, bt not that much. I informed her that I went through the same thing with my first pregnancy. My body just does not do pregnancy well. Anywho, so she put me in a room and told me to wait for the Dr.
My Dr. came in and said "You need to go the hospital now" I said "Um, no. I don't understand, I went through this before and never had to go to the hospital." Well come to find out, I had lost 17pnds just in the last month; a total of 26 pounds in two months. I'm losing weight much faster in this pregnancy.
So after my meltdown and clearing of all the tears, I head over to the hospital. I get admitted and sit there with an IV for about 6hours, waiting for the "Pick" Nurse to come and put in a Pickline (travel IV) in me. Yes, they put in an IV in my upper right arm, which goes up my vein to my clavicle and back down just above my heart. I am having a really hard time coping with this. Other than giving birth to Alexi, I don't think I've ever been this nervous about something.
A nurse came to my house last night to give me my IV bags and to teach me how to change my lines. I'm telling you, I really should have just gone through nursing school. I have learned how to undo the lines, flush the lines, and set up a new IV bag. I then get to program my pump accordingly; all while trying to stay as sterile as possible so that I don't get an infection in my arm.
I can't wait to get this out and start eating real food on my own. I could not sleep last night. I'm so nervous that I might accidentally pull it out of my arm if I move the wrong way. I'm also nervous that my daughter might get caught on it and pull it.
All I know is that I just want a healthy baby and I will do everything possible to ensure that. (I just hope that this doesn't last my whole pregnancy)
Sunday, October 25
Monday, October 12
I am currently altering Alexi's Snow White costume to fit her a little bit better. Just our luck...the 3T dress was too big and the 2t is too small. Seriously?!?!?!? So what am I doing? Altering the 3T dress to fit her better :) This is when I wished I had a sewing machine. I do know how to work my way around one. It makes it much easier than sewing by hand. Oh-well. That's the joy of being a parent :-)
Just think...I'm going to be a parent times two in 6 more months. That's right, I am now 3 months pregnant! That has been quite a challenge lately (we'll blog about that later, too).
Happy Monday All!
Wednesday, September 23
- How my pregnancy has been going
- Our ordeal with the Swine Flu....yes, Mr. Swine Flu had paid us a visit. Ugh!!
- Latest Drama with a capitol D!
- Details on our upcoming Disney trip.
- And much more.....
Stay tuned :)
Thursday, September 10
Soooooo, although I would not normally take Alexi to Disney at such a young age, I can not pass up this opportunity. The hotel=free, mine and Alexi's flights=paid for (we had airline credit), park passes=stupid cheap. Do you all see a pattern? My Aunt always finds the best deals. This is something we could not say no too. On top of the hubs and Alexi going, my sister and her family is going as well. We are so excited.
My sister keeps texting me everyday the countdown...as of yesterday it was 38 days till we fly out. I can't wait! I was able to book our layover in Philly (which is where my Aunt, cousins and sister are flying out of), so we will get to fly to Disney all together on the same flight. It will be the same when we come home. We truly are blessed to have this opportunity.
Along with hitting up the parks, we are going to go to Cape Canaveral, Universal Studios and the beach! I will keep you all posted!
Alexi-"I'm going to be a big sister".
Woman-"Oh yeah? That's great! Are you excited?"
Alexi-"Because I don't know how to be a big sister!"
Needless to say the woman got a chuckle out of it and told Alexi that she would learn. She then gave Alexi a dollar to "buy something special" for herself (come to think of it, that dollar is still in my purse).
Kids can say the darnedest things :-)
Wednesday, September 9
Anywho, it was so much fun. I first told my parents that I was flying in. This gave my siblings and I no other choice but to drive my sisters small car to pick our parents up. Yup, picture this: 5 adults in a 4 door Mazda. 2 of the adults are over 6 ft, 2 adults get hot flashes (yes, I'm one of them) and the shortest adult who scares us behind the wheel was the driver. Yes....gotta love my family. Let's just say it def. gave us time to bond. Lol. On a serious note, it was a lot of fun. We joked and laughed as we took my parents to the Picture People to have a new family photo done. We were all so surprised at how great the pictures turned out. (The last family photo we had was when I was like twelve and I have a sour pus look on my face)
After our photo shoot we took my parents to my Aunts house for a surprise party. (Only it wasn't so much a surprise b/c someone had spilled some of the beans before hand. But it worked out anyway, so that was not big deal. My parents didn't know details.)
The theme was memories. We had hung up old and new pictures of my parents all around the house (that was hilarious b/c we even put some in the bathroom). I had also typed up memories that myself and siblings had growing up and taped them on the leftover invitations (which were a picture of my parents at my wedding). I then taped them all over the house. This was such a fun thing to do. All the guests had a good time reading the memories and looking at the pictures. We also had the guests get involved with the fun. As each guest arrived, they had to write down on a little paper a memory they had with my parents and put it in a bucket. Just before we did the cake, my sister read each memory and my parents had to guess whose memory it was. Let me tell you, we all were laughing. Everyone had good memories, but I think the best one was when my sister read "My memory was when it was just the two of us". It took us all a minute to figure out whose memory it was. We are fortunate to still have my Great Grandfather around and his memory was of him and our Great Grandmother together starting our crazy family. How sweet is that!!
So that was the secret. It was such a good time for all! My parents said they were so happy and grateful for the party. They truly loved every bit of it.
Pictures are still to follow.....
Monday, September 7
Wednesday, September 2
So.....when I get a little more energy, I will get back to blogging regularly. If I don't talk to you all before then, have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Friday, August 28
Here's what the flyer says:
A fund raiser of never before seen outrageousness
for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Friday, September 4th from 11:30 to 1:30 and 4:30 to 5:30
Have you ever wanted to smear pudding in your boss’ face?
Do you know what it is like to be able to throw sticky wet objects at your Manager without getting into trouble?
Do you have a decent throwing arm? How is your aim?
Need some exercise and tension relief from your job?
Well then, come join us during your lunch period on Friday, September 4th and for the small and nearly negligible price of $5, we will give you a hot dog and drink for lunch, 3 soaking wet sponges smeared with Chocolate Pudding, and the show of a life time.
You eat the hot dog, down the drink , and throw the wet slimy sponges at the face of the Manager of your choice and then you get to step back and, for the remainder of your lunch period, watch your co-workers throw soggy slimy sponges at the managers. Think of it. All this for just $5. Why we should be charging twice that for all this exercise and good fun. But No! Just $5 and, after expenses, all of that will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society charity.
Want to know the CRAZY part??? The managers want you to throw at them!!! They want to raise as much money as they can for the Leukemia Society.
Just picture it…you step out from behind the crowd…carefully apply the pudding to your selected heavy wet throwing sponge…the sun is out and there is a clear view of your pompous target down range…that face looking back at you, defying you to hit him…you take a deep breath….wind up…and let it fly…SPLAT! And the Crowd Goes WILD!!!...a direct hit on your boss, right square in the face with a slimy disgusting blob of sticky goo…turn around and raise your hands in victory and accept the applause and gratitude of the cheering crowd gone wild…and the best part??? You still have two more to throw.
So come one, come all to this great event. Come for the food. Come for the fun. Come to support the fight to THROW OUT LEUKEMIA!!
Tickets $5 each sold only in advance. See your Supervisor.
It's a good cause and I am so proud of him for doing this. I think he will have just as much fun as his employees will.
Let the throwing begin!!!
Thursday, August 27
Well, now I can officially say that if my boss was to yell across the office and ask me if I was pregnant, My answer would be ..... YES!! That's right everyone, I am pregnant and so happy. I guess all that "working" paid off ;-)
I have a Dr.'S appt. On Monday so I will fill you in later on the details. Until then, it will be heartburn city (I had heartburn 24 / 7 when I was pregnant with Alexi and from the start of this pregnancy, it looks like it's going to be no different).
Everyone have a wonderful evening!!!
You want to be upset, that's fine. Your entitled. But you are taking this way too far! I don't understand all the lashing out and lying you are doing. I don't understand why you are so quick to write off those that love you. Yes, things did not go how you planned, but we have made it very clear it was never intentionally done to hurt you. Remember....this was your choice.
I don't appreciate you saying hurtful things about us. I expect more from you. I'm sticking to everything I said on the phone.
So you want to throw darts...well then here's mine!!!
Tuesday, August 25
My grandmother flew in from Myrtle Beach so it was nice that we all got to spend time together. Its not very often we all get together so when we do, my grandmother likes to get a group picture of her and her grand / great grand babies .
Wow .... I can't believe how the time has flown by. We are all adults and starting our own families now. Amazing!! We love you grandmom!!
Friday, August 14
Anyway, we are heading up just past the Philly area for my cousins college graduation from Penn State. How exciting! He is the first to finish college out of us cousins (I've attempted twice and didn't complete. I really need to go back to school and finish my degree. Ugh!). Oh well....so we get to go and enjoy family and.........hmmmmmm??????, that's right, some real cheese steaks! Oh yeah!! We look forward to them every time we go up there. There is no greater sandwich! OK, let me re-phrase that, there is no greater sandwich for your taste buds....not so great on the thighs!
OK, time to stop. This is supposed to be a tribute post to my cousin, not cheese steaks. Moving on....I am so excited to see everyone and can't wait for Alexi to play with her cousins. I will be back late Sunday so I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will see you all next week.
Tuesday, August 11
Wasn't that the cutest! I am so happy for them and can't wait to meet my new niece/nephew! (secretly I am rooting for a girl ;-)
I love you guys!!!
Monday, August 10
I know…..I’m living in a fantasy world and this would never happen, but wouldn’t it be nice?
Monday, August 3
I think that I will be having one of these every morning for breakfast.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to enjoy any cucumbers yet (they are taking a little time, I started off with seeds) and I have a feeling that our green and red bell pepper plants just aren't going to make it this year.
Friday, July 31
Alexi: “Mariposa mommy, mariposa!!”
Me: “Huh, sweetheart?”
Alexi: “Mariposa mommy! There is goes.” (as she points)
Me: “Oh, you mean a butterfly?”
Alexi: “Yes mommy, mariposa!! It’s flying away”
Me: “Lexi, do you know that it’s called a butterfly, too?”
Alexi: “Diego says mariposa. It’s mariposa.”
Me: “I know honey, but it has two names…..mariposa and butterfly.”
Alexi: “DIEGO SAID IT’S MARIPOSA MOMMY!! MARIPOSA!!”
I left it alone after she started getting worked up about it because seriously, who am I to question Diego? According to my daughter, he and Dora know everything….. and me, I obviously don’t know anything! Lol
Wednesday, July 22
At this stage in my life I am being flooded with a multitude of emotions. My emotions are the root of all of my blogs; they are what make me tick and my fingers talk. Each blog/emotion is based on a particular feeling that I am experiencing at that particular time….happy, sad, angry, sympathetic, confused, love, discouraged, stubborn, excited and grateful.
Tuesday, July 21
Alexi and her Ms. Niecy dressed the same during Red, White and Blue week at daycare.
Alexi dressed up for fairytale day at daycare.
Alexi came home from daycare with hair like Cindy Lou Who during Dr. Seuss week.
Monday, July 20
Thursday, July 16
Ok.... so I am really late with these recent postings and I am so sorry. There has been a lot going on in the Delima Household. Some good.......some bad.
But I do not want to go without showing love where love is due. I received a beautiful sketch from Personalized Sketches & Sentiments. The picture is of a young lady playing a flute. Its symbolic of Lauren as an angel playing music. Words can't describe how perfect this piece of art is and how talented Maria is. The entire sketch is made from the word Joy. It is absolutely amazing how she does it! I am so in love with her work, that I am currently trying to decide on a picture of my daughter to have a sketch created. Anyway, enough about me and what I want......without further ado, here is the sketch that Maria created. Her artwork speaks for itself. If your ever looking for the perfect gift for someone, check out Personalized Sketches & Sentiments. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.