We made it!

We made it safe and sound to Puerto Vallarta! I knew at the back of my mind it was a risk and the baby could come at any time during my journey, but I tried to stay relaxed and the journey was relatively easy.  I still can’t get over how beautiful this place is. It reminds me sooo much of Hawaii with the big green mountains, thick forest, and turquoise water. It’s exactly the place I’d like to spend my last week or so of pregnancy and welcome our new baby. Yesterday I met with my doctor who did a quick check-up and determined the baby is still pretty high up in my belly and quite comfortable for now. I’ve started taking my Red Raspberry Leaf and Nettle to strengthen my uterus up for the birth and recovery. I’m still a little nervous but super excited for the days to come. On Monday we have a water birthing class to attend, and other than that we’ll be enjoying the sun and sea in this beautiful paradise… waiting for our baby to be ready.

Franklin Swell

Last week was a fun one. Hurricane Franklin hit just South of us in Mexico, providing some swell that is rare for Texas in the summer. The highlight of my week was watching Damian catch his first waves. At the beginning of the summer he was so hesitant. We didn’t want to push him, so instead we took it slow and just provided him with the opportunity. After a couple of months watching his big sis and all the other kids have fun, he finally found the bravery to do it on his own. Now he’s hooked. We have another little surfer grom on our hands, and I’m officially the only regular-footer in our house. Ryan, Eva, and Damian all surf with their left foot in the back, which makes them goofy footers. I’m the only one who surfs the RIGHT way. Hahaha, just kidding. But I do hope this baby in my belly is a regular-footer so I have another vote when choosing surf breaks to travel to. 😉

38 Weeks

It’s hard to believe I’m only two weeks away from my due date! My ribs would tell you otherwise, though. The pain & discomfort is unreal! I feel this baby both high and low, though. I think it’s going to be a big one. This week I leave for Puerto Vallarta, where I’ll be giving birth. Hopefully the baby stays put until I get there!

Summer Daze

August has arrived and Summer seems to be wrapping up around our little island. The days are getting shorter. Kids are starting to start school back up. It almost never even felt like summer now that I work a 9 to 5. But we made it to the beach as much as possible, and I got to see Evita ride her first waves to shore. The kids enjoyed spending their summer at home. They spent their days between the garden and grandmas and the ocean. Here’s what our summer has looked like so far…