Despite the intense nausea I experienced the first 3 months, I really have enjoyed being pregnant. I never really favored any specific part of my body before until now: my belly! After seeing what it can do and the perfect round bump of love that is our son, I truly appreciate this gift I've been blessed with. As husband and I were walking along the beach in Santa Barbara many smiles were exchanged at my protruding belly. My favorite was a random man on a bicycle calling out "Congrats you two! What a beautiful day!" as he sped on by. At first I was taken aback by this looney tune, but then quickly realized how blessed we really are. I really love life, and appreciate it ten fold more as I've gone through my pregnancy.
Mini photo shoot on the beach....
.....this is what happened when my sister and I were on our way to a baby shower. Only we passed our exit, oh lets say 30 minutes too far, and are forced on a mini detour along the beach.
mama consu's, my grandma's delicious chicken posole
mama consu making her famous cinnamon cookies
cookies in the making
huge pot of posole. we have a large family aka many mouths to feed
steaming mexican rice is under this pretty lid...
sister + brother. so sweet.
I've noticed that often when I go to visit my grandma, I find myself in her kitchen. You can pretty much always count on the fact that she's cooking up or baking something delicious. Her hands work so fast, picking a little bit of this and a little bit of that, to toss in a steaming pot of goodness. Friends and family come in and out to visit for awhile, drop off a basket of fresh fruit or vegetables, or simply say hello. Feeding her loved ones comes all so natural for her.
As a mama of ten children and now countless amounts of grandchildren, it's no wonder. This lady is hands down amazing and I look up to my Mama Consu so soo much. She's a living inspiration of hard work and loving hands.
I can't wait for our little one to meet his great-grandmother!
24 weeks baby bump!
On this day I had went with my mom to work to visit her adorable 3rd grade class.
They were soo soo cute pointing at my protruding belly asking if a baby was in there.
When I confirmed yes, they got so excited and started asking all sorts of questions
Made me miss elementary school kids and their curiosity