Happy Birthday Adorable Toddler

Happy Birthday to our adorable toddler Celeste.

It seems like only yesterday when mama and papa heard your first cry.  We were ecstatic to finally be able to hold you and talk to you.

Oh how time flies.

Now, with your big sister smile, you continue to amaze us with how good you are to your brother.  Mama and papa never dreamed to be blessed with such a wonderful human being.

You continue to surprise us with your smart ways. Knowing your letters, your numbers.  Your ability to have an adult conversation with mama and papa.

Thank you for letting us experience the world through your eyes.  For letting us discover again the wonder and joy derived from just counting the stars and the rose petals.  For letting us rediscover our inner child.  We know that without you, life would be so dull.

You are two now, with a 2 year old temperament and a 2 year old curiosity. Just a day over your birthday and you are picking words out of thin air.  Your vocabulary is expanding like crazy and mama has to really pay attention on what comes out from her mouth.

I can’t wait for you to grow up some more.  I can’t wait to show your photographs from years past and your first ever themed birthday party.  The “wow” that we heard when you first saw your birthday cake and especially the wonder in your eyes when you had a bite of Mickey mouse’s head.  Mama and papa and baby brother is very proud of you.

We love you baby girl and thank you so much for letting us become parents to you.

Thank you Lord for our daughter.  May you continue to be present in her life for eternity.

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Writing, Sleep and Migraines

I miss writing.

I have been constantly occupied with mommy duties lately that by the end of the day, I just zonked out.

I miss my “me” time too.

A couple of weeks now our adorable toddler kept on having night terrors. It was gone for sometime but returned now with a vengeance. It not only happen during nighttime but on nap time as well.  It has come to a point that when i lie down with her, I am scared to move.  Because any little movement will make her half awake and thus  trigger uncontrollable shaking and crying. During the night I lost count of how many times I get up, to console her.  I can’t really do anything but I have to get up and watch her trashing around to make sure that she’s not going to hurt herself.   My limit is 5 minutes if it goes more than that, then I wake her up by washing her hands in cold water or her feet.  It does not wake her up immediately but after a couple of seconds she becomes concious of what I am doing and would politely say “No, Mama!”

Most of the time all the ruckus of big sis will not matter to lil bro. A bomb would go off and baby boy would still be sleeping. Noise don’t matter much to baby boy but try to move him from bed to crib or crib to bed then you got one screaming baby in your hands.

Basically that’s how we spend our nights that by the time it’s daylight mama is nursing a headache.

Headaches is getting so bad that I am contemplating of seeing our family doctor. It sometimes develop to full blown migraines and if not migraine I get all dizzy and my eyes hurt so bad and everything gets blurry.  Tylenol helps, so I have become a Tylenol popping person.

My husband has been great. On top of working hard, he makes sure that I can have a quiet moment even for just 30 blissful minutes. 

I know that this is just temporary and my baby girl’s nightmare will go away. And I know also that my body is telling me to start taking care of it.  With doctors appointment looming, I hope that there is nothing wrong with me and it is just the constant lack of sleep that is causing all this migraines.

There is a reason for everything and God will provide. I raise all my worries to you Oh Lord. Thank you.

Monsters and Bogeymen

The world is sleeping,
Mr. Moon is up.

Your scream, pierced the night so quiet!

Bogeyman, monsters, and creepy crawlies made you shoot right up.

Mama and her trusty stead rode to the night.
Slaying your dragons with might.

As you stop shaking,
And Bella’s comforting warmth.

All rights in your world,
Little one sleep tight.

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Fear

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The familiar brings comfort and sometimes it is the main reason why we are in a rut. Fear of the unknown stops us. Letting go of fear, replacing it with God’s words of affirmation is more than enough comfort. Be brave. Be bold. Explore the world. Be a disciple by living your life. In God’s perfect time, everything will be alright. Amen.

Prayer and Faith

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Truly, God works in mysterious ways. It is beyond comprehension, beyond compare.

No matter how random and unstructured one’s prayer it does not matter for God hears all.

There is a reason for every heartbreak, every trial, and every crossroad.

Thank you Lord for everything.

To God be the glory.

Amen.