Friday, November 4, 2011

9 months old already?

Halloween is much more fun when you have a baby to take trick or treating! We dressed Brynlee up in a flower, I may be biased but I sure thought she was the cutest flower I ever did see! We went to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday and had a lot of fun! Daddy came along and Brynlee loved every minute of it. She doesn't get to spend too much time with daddy since he works all day everyday and she couldn't get enough of him! We went trunk or treating with our ward Saturday as well. I can not wait for next year! I am sure Brynlee will have her own opinions on what she will want to be then! :)
At Boo at the Zoo
My baby girl is 9 months :( Such a bitter sweet moment!
 Yesterday she had her well check. They poked her finger to make sure her Iron was okay and she didn't even flinch when they pricked her finger. They put a band aid on and since it was the first time she has had a band aid she was trying to take it off. It was soo cute! She would shake her little hand like if trying to swoosh it off! When I figure out how to upload videos I will share it!
Brynlee will now shake her head if I tell her to do something that she does not want to do. She had quite the attitude and I am not looking forward to her teenage years. She screams if she doesn't get what she wants. She has even started hitting when we dont let her do something, which we are trying to nip it in the butt before it gets to far! I am pretty sure Brynlee is going to start walking before she turns 1. She is already balancing on her own for a few seconds, which scares the heebeegeebees out of me!
We are now trying to figure out what to get her for Christmas. Something to keep her entertained for hours and keep her from getting into things she shouldnt! I am also freaking out because I have no idea what I am going to do for her birthday party. We are going to have a BIG party just not sure what or where!
I am such a proud momma and I am soo excited to see Brynlee growing up!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Update on baby girl!

Brynlee is 7 1/2 months old. My baby girl is getting so big and it is such a bittersweet moment! I am sad because soon I wont have a baby anymore but happy because she is growing big and healthy!
Brynlee can now crawl. She is going everywhere she can. She will also grab on to anything and pull herself up to stand which scares the begeebers out of me. She has had a few bonks here and there but nothing that a hug and a kiss hasnt fixed and then she is right back at it! We are going to start remodeling and baby proofing our house.
Brynlee has no teeth but since she is still nursing I have no hurry for her to get teeth. lol. She has been on www.babysteals.com 3 times already and I love it. I never thought I would be such a bragger until I met my beautiful baby girl! She is eating everything I put in front of her except for peas and spinach, she has even some tasty paper when I wasnt watching lol. She loves car rides, loves shopping (which daddy hate's), and she is so social! She is also very spoiled (from mommy and daddy and grandparents) and I thought I was spoiled growing up. Ya compared to Brynlee I was a deprived child. lol
She is such a big girl now!
Crawling around and hiding under the side tables.  she was so proud of herself!
 These next ones are from www.babysteals.com 


Day 17 of picture challenge!

A picture of something that has made a huge impact in my life recently...
My sweet baby girl impacts my life everyday. I am always trying to be a better person because of her. She turns my world upside down and I love it. Everything and anything I do is because of her! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Family Pictures 2011!

We finally got some family pictures done! They turned out perfect! Better than I could have ever imagined! These pictures were the "first" for a lot of things. First family pictures with Brynlee in them, First family pictures with my in laws, First family pictures for my in laws, First family pictures since I was 4 for my family, First professional pictures done of my in laws, and many other "first" that I cant think of anymore. lol. Here are a few of the wonderful pictures....
 ^ Hubby's side of the family ^
 ^ My side of the family ^
 ^ My baby girl ^
 ^ Hansom hubby and adorable baby girl ^ 
 ^ Our cute little family ^
 ^ Momma and baby girl ^
 ^ My sisters in law, brother in law, hubby, daughter, and I ^
^ All because two people fell in love ^

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thirty-One Gifts Consultant!

You are looking at the new Thirty-One Gifts Consultant!! Whether you’re looking for style, organization, the perfect giftable item, or a little bit of everything. I have trendy and affordable purses, totes, and accessories! I have something for everybody! You can see many of the products I offer here Fall 2011 Catalog. I do parties as well so if you would like to receive some free products by hosting a party let me know and we can set up a date and time! I am so happy I found something I can do to earn money while still staying at home enjoying every minute of being a mommy to Brynlee! Thanks for helping me grow my business! :)

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 15: Something I would like to do before I die!


Well those of you who know me really well know that I have always wanted to go to Alabama!! I have never even seen pictures of the state or know any cool facts about Alabama all I know is that I use to be obsessed with going there! I think its mostly cause one of my favorite movies is Sweet Home Alabama. haha :) Hopefully someday I will get to go there!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 14: Someone I could not imagine living without!



of course my baby girl! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 13 of 30 day picture challenge!

A picture of my favorite band/artist....
Well I have no favorite band or artist I use to think I liked certain bands/artist but turns out I just like some songs and some that I dont. To me, when you have a favorite band/artist I think you should like all their songs. So for now I dont have a favorite one! Looks like I really do fail at this challenge! :(
thats ok though.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brynlee's Nursery...

I have been looking at so many blogs and I have been getting so many ideas for Brynlee's nursery. Originally my idea was just to leave her room just the way it is, not decorate it or paint it or anything because I didnt want to put money into a room that she wouldnt really use or use for a long time (our dream is to buy a home soon). But now looking at other blogs and other sites online I have decided I want to decorate! Paint, more furniture, pictures, the whole shindig! Grandpa Ricky made her a log crib so I want to do something that would look ok with the crib but not do an outdoors theme... I am thinking of painting her room a light pink. Maybe a tree, but have you guys seen how expensive the Tree decals are? $65 dollars seems like waaayyy to much money to spend on a tree. So I'm thinking of using my artistic skills (what artistic skills you say? I have no clue... lol) to paint a tree in a corner of her room, something like this tree

maybe a rocking chair in another corner with a canopy thingy over it. Her crib on one wall, a lighted flower that my mom bought from Ikea next to her changing table and the changing table on another wall. I will post pictures of her room like it is now and then hopefully of her room when it is done!! Wish me luck guys! If anyone would like to help with their drawing skills and painting skills I would surely appreciate it... maybe a Decorating Brynlee's Nursery fund as well ;)

Day 12 of picture challenge!

A picture of something I love...
(challenge said something and not someone so...) I absolutely love shoes!! I love all types of shoes and in all colors (yes I know the pic is of pink shoes). If I could I would buy shoes for every day of the month (I may or may not have that many already) my husband would probably shoot me though. Now that I am a mommy I would much rather spend money on Brynlee than on shoes. So for now I will be content with the shoes I have. (I guess)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 11 of picture challenge!

A picture of something I hate...
I HATE green vegetables!!! I will eat some green veggies every once in a while just for my health but if I had a choice I would totally do away with green veggies. Yes that does mean that I rarely eat a salad. There are many things that I hate but this is a big one!

Monday, July 18, 2011

day 10 of picture challenge!

A person I do the most messed up things with...
Well when I used to do messed up things (I would hope I dont do any messed up things anymore since I'm a mom now) I would do them with my bestest friend Marissa. Good old times!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 9 of picture challenge!

someone who has gotten me through the most...
Well you guys all have a mom so you know that moms are the best and are always their for you. I love my mom, she has helped me through a lot and I am very grateful! She is so wonderful with Brynlee and is always here for us when we need a helping hand with her! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Updates on Brynlee!!

Brynlee is getting so big! She is already 5 months, how she got so big I have no idea! 
this is how little she was when we brought her home and now....
she can hit the panata!
she asks for tickets to go on the rides at the carnival!
she gets mad if we take something away!
she can sit all by herself!
she can reach and grab anything in front of her, she reaches for your hands when you extend your hands to hold her, she laughs at funny things, she falls asleep all by herself in her OWN crib (who does that) she can recognize the people she knows from new faces, she eats all her viggies (or the ones I have given her), she no longer cries just because (purple crying no more), and lots of other things that I can not think of at the moment! Oh and best of all... she is on a sleeping schedule!!! Such a lifesaver! I know when I can run errands and when I can clean and so on and so forth! :) 
much more to come!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 8 of picture challenge!

A picture that makes you laugh...
hehe, my hubby still has no idea I took this picture! It was our very first vacation together. We were in California at the Queen Mary boat. This was us going through the Scorpion submarine. The vacation was so fun and we got to know each other a lot more! The whole trip we were laughing, I could not have asked for a better trip with one of the people I love the most!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 7 of picture challenge!

I always forget I have a blog so of course I forget about the challenge...
Day 7 is a pic of my most treasured item...
My wedding ring is my most treasured item because it symbolizes the love and commitment my husband and I have for one another. I would also not have my wonderful baby girl if I had not met the most wonderful guy on earth! <3

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 6 of picture challenge (which I suck at) (the challenge I mean)

Person I would like to trade places with for the day!
I love my life and wouldn't trade it for the world, but since this is a little challenge game thing I would like to trade places with Kourtney Kardashian. She is such a great mom, has great style, and runs successful businesses! She seems to do it all and much more! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 5 of picture challenge...

A picture of my favorite memory...
My favorite memory is when I became a mommy. Beside the 21 hour labor I absolutely loved that day! That day will always stay with me because that is the day I stopped being so selfless and started putting others before me!

(I skipped day 4 of picture challenge because my nights start when Brynlee is asleep and I like to take advantage of my nights and not spend them taking pictures)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brynlee is getting bigger :(

Brynlee is 4 months old and is getting chunkier and growing everyday. She acts like such a big girl sometimes that it makes me sad to think that soon I wont have a baby anymore :( I recently bought her a baby excersaucer and didnt think she would have much use for it yet. Boy was I wrong! She loves it! she already tries to stand up on her own and sometimes even goes all the way around looking at all the toys by herself! It is meant to be for 6 months old but I guess they were wrong!

I am in search of the perfect convertible car seat for her because she is soon going to outgrow her baby car seat. She isnt to the maximum weight but she hates being cooped up in the small seat. Her feet touch the back of the seat in our car so I am hoping a convertible car seat will make her feel more comfortable. I wish they would make car seats that were safe enough for babies to look forward in and now they have changed the law's to not turn the seat around till they are 2 years old! My poor baby girl! I know she would just love it that much more if she would look forward.
Saturday was my little cousin Gustavo's birthday party and I put her next to the pinata and she started grabbing the confetti paper it was way cute to see her reaction to it.

Then my uncle put Brynlee's face next to the cake thinking she wouldnt know what to do but she surprised us all by taking a big bite out of it! How does she even know what a cake is?
awh my baby is growing up! :(

day 3 of picture challenge

a picture of the cast of my favorite show...
One Tree Hill is my all time favorite show, it was a lot better when lucas and peyton were still on the show but I am a true fan no matter what. I have all the seasons on dvd and watch the show on tv as much as possible. I know im a nerd! lol

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 2 of picture challenge...

A person I have been close with for the longest time...
Even though she is far away she is always there when I need her, even if its just over the phone.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 1 of 30 day picture challenge!

Facts: 
1: I was born 2 days after Christmas.
2: I am 21 years old.
3: I am an only child.
4: I have been in six different elementary schools.
5: I am part Mexican, part Guatemalan, and since I was born in the U.S part American and I my husband is from Argentina so my babies are from all over!
6: I have been married since Dec. 29, 2009
7: I have not had a wedding reception YET ;)
8: I have a beautiful baby girl that is 4 months and plan on having 3 more babies!
9: I want to start my own baby boutique but I am to worried that it wont do so good. 
10: I am ADDICTED to Chilis and Taco Amigo.
11: My dream car is a Range Rover.
12: I want to finish my Medical Assisting certification. 
13: I am horrible at saving money.
14: I am 10lbs away from reaching my target weight.
15: I am very self conscious about everything. 



30 day picture challenge!!

Day 1: A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have been close with for the longest.
Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 4: A picture of your night.
Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 6: A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10: A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
Day 11: A picture of something you hate.
Day 12: A picture of something you love.
Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19: A picture of you when you were little.
Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23: A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25: A picture of your day.
Day 26: A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 27: A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 28: A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29: A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30: A picture of someone you miss.

nurse before or after giving baby puree/cereals?

I have recently started Brynlee on baby foods, cereals and carrot or squash puree, and I was doing my research on line to see other mom's experiences. I was curious to know how much food Brynlee should be eating, and if I should be nursing her before or after giving her food or if I should nurse her at all. 
Well my mommy instinct, my research, and the docs suggestions has led to my decision. I will be giving Brynlee 2 tablespoons of food and nursing after. She seems to be doing really good with this and loves seeing a plate full of food in front of her! She loves squash more than cereal or carrots, which is strange cause I hate the taste of squash and cant imagine what she could possibly like about it. 
 Brynlee eating carrot puree
Brynlee eating cereal

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hello blog world!

Well I am new to the blogging world, so here i go...
I will start my blogging with a little about my family and who we are.
I am married to, Matias Contreras. We have been married since December 29, 2009. I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful guy, he truly is my other half and everything I could have ever wanted in a husband and much more! On February 3, 2011 we added a little baby girl to our family. Brynlee Maite Contreras is the most wonderful baby in the world. She is beautiful, energetic, happy, and has the cutest smile. She is my EVERYTHING.
I absolutely love being a wife and mother and could not be happier with my life right now! I am a stay at home mommy and co-own a day care with my mother in law. My husband has worked as a granite counter top installer and has been working on cars since he was little and now is working on starting his own shop.
I am excited to see what our future brings us and can only hope that it's as good (if not better) than it is right now.