Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It really is the most wonderful time of the year

This past thanksgiving we were able to spend it with friends from college at his parents house. It was a good time with REALLY GOOD FOOD. Since thanksgiving is an aquired traditon in my family i've never had thanksgiving traditions or food like mash potatoes sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie. My husband likes to call me "his little ecuadorian" sometimes when I lack in these traditions. But i love them now and i was so happy to be able to enjoy these traditional foods at our friends house this past weekend.
The hubby played in their annual football game and had a BLAST . I love seeing him so happy playing his flag football and just enjoying his time. I had to be with my baby boy plus im BF and im not going to throw myself to the ground with these ninnies.

Now that the thanksgiving season is over i have TOTAL right to be in christmas mode 24/7. My christmas tree i ordered online came in today. I have no idea what it will look like other than the pictures on line but they can be false.  So im hoping its a nice tree :).

Hubby had to work so tomorrow we will be putting it up :)
i can't wait , seriously christmas is my favorite time ever.

also little andrew is wanting to crawl SO SO SO bad. he manages to throw himself to where he wants to be. but i dont think its safe since he doenst have complete balance and sometimes hits himself on the floor and i can't handle that. Im so a first time mom. for realsies

 Not much to say. just happy to be here with my family and loving the moments with them

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Thanksgiving has been something "new" in my family. Not my new family but my family. We are from ecuador where there is no thanksgiving, but my aunt said it best this morning on FB, that this is the best holiday here in the US. Now my family enjoys the celebration and loves it.
Unfortunately I won't be able to spend it with them but luckily we have friends here in orlando and they have welcomed us into their homes. This year has been a year of BIG changes and im thankful for all of them.
- Im thankful for my husband and all the hard work he does. He takes care of us and allows me to be a SAHM
- MY sweet little baby boy. Its crazy to think im raising a HUMAN BEING and it shocks me to think he grew inside me and now is a baby. He has brought joy ,tears, happiness that my heart never knew i could possibly experience until he came into my life.
- My wonderful family that has been behind us this year and who loves us so so so much its crazy.
- Friends that are happy for us and love our son.
- For life and waking up to a house and food.
- For every little thing that happens that makes life so interesting.
- For kisses and hugs from the hubs :)
- For Our loving Heavenly Father who blesses us beyond compare and watches over us everyday.

Be thankful today and count every blessing.

- The Dormus Family

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crazy MIL! And check out this giveaway!

Hey guys! go over to 
she has an awesome giveaway for CSN store a 45 dollar gift card! would be awesome to win this especially for the holidays! So go check this out NOW! :)

I feel like im in a new completely different stage with my baby boy.
I don't know how to feel about it. I've been his ONLY source of food and he's been attached to my hip 24/7, now that he is sleeping through the night ( so far this is day 3) i feel like he doesn't need me so much. I know im being ridiciolous an my hubby thinks so too, but i feel like he's leaving my already... someone stop me before i become those crazy typical spanish mother-in-laws. I m not 100% sure on how the sterotype works for other cultures but in the spanish world they are not the nicest.. to say the least.
But i refuse to be that person- I'm just having a hard time with the transition of a new born baby to a growing baby boy.
Im going to be a mess when he leaves for college, or boarding school.

I went to boarding school from my junior and senior year Broadview Academy and i LOVED EVERY MINUTE! it was something i looked forward to since 7th grade when my academy in chicago used to go spend weekends for band fest or choir fest. Sadly due to lack of students and money funding from our religious administration the school closed down :( . It was a big school that could house 300 students yet there was only 60 or 70 tops by the time it closed down.
Anyway i hope my son can go to boarding school to enjoy the experience, although my hubby doesn't agree because he's never been. At the same time i don't want him leaving the house at 14 yet.
Im a mess i know.
I didn't think i wanted more children but the more im with him i think that a couple of months of getting through the newborn stage isn't so bad in order to have a cute little cuddly baby.
But i do really want a girl. like BADLY. I see all these super super cute things and i can't help but to wish for it. I want that connection between a mother and a daughter. Although i know its one of the hardest relationship to nourish, it would be nice to have my baby girl.
We already have a girl and another boy named picked out. Now im not sure WHEN i should have another baby, i don't want a HUGE age gap but at the same time we are not completely stable. Next year my hubby is going to get his masters and we'll be on a MUCH tighter budget. So im not sure 2 kids will help that situation.
anyways im thinking of writting my love story soon!
stay tuned!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Cards yay :)

This year I plan to finally take christmas pictures!
Im SO . SO. excited
and of course since we are living in orlando this year all my family in chicago and my husband family that just moved to canada want to see pictures of the new baby.
He's the first grandson in my family so everyone is SO SO SO SO SO upset that we can't make it for christmas this year. I have bought some things from shutterfly before such as a photo book with my engagement pictures and i LOVE IT, i don't think any other photo book  compares.. just saying.
On top of that i've received peoples birthing announcement  from shutterfly and i loved it too, always great quality and awesome.

Here are a couple of my favorite cards from shutterfly for this christmas ( sorry i can't figure out the HTML just copy and paste the link :) tell me what you think)

1. http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/rejoice-lord-king-religious-christmas-5x7-folded-card?sortType=1&storeNode=93495

2. http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/christ-wishes-religious-christmas-card-5x7-flat

3. http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/how-holly-story-christmas-5x7-folded-card?sortType=1&storeNode=93476&fb=1&fc=2Luckily shutterfly is offering 50 free cards for their bloggers! YAY. Im hoping to get them!
So go ahead and head over http://blog.shutterfly.com/5358/holiday2010-blog-submission-form/
and see for yourself!

ps . Have i mentioned im SO SO SO SO excited to see my parents and have a disney christmas! SO excited!

Can this be true tell me can this be real

Andrew and I have been co-sleeping with our little boy since the day he was born. Basically cause he was the worst sleeper ever, hated to be swaddled and just cried all night. We had no choice but to bring him to our bed in order for us to remain sane. Its been 6 months now and i finally felt it was time to try ferberizing him. Believe me it took all my energy my heart my life to let him cry it out but I did. on accident.
Let me explain
Saturday night we had come back from shopping and it was time for baby drews bed time. We did our regular routine and nursed him, hoping he would fall asleep, no luck, so i got up and rocked him and he was NOT HAVING IT. He squirmed and screamed and just seemed like he didn't want me to hold him. So i was pretty fed up trying to rock a 17 pound baby and just came out the the living room and told my hubby " i cant do this anymore"... We decided to put him in the playpen next to our bed and let him cry. He cried for about 30 minutes ( with my husband checking on him every 5 minutes) and then he stopped.
Could he have fallen asleep without me constantly rocking him?
It was true. he fell asleep.
and stayed asleep till about 4:45 am.
and the i let him cry and he fell back asleep around 6:00 am.
 The next day we tried to let him cry a little to fall asleep for his morning nap. sure enough he fell asleep again.
And last night we let him sleep in his own room in his own crib.
And guess what.
He slept most of the night
with an exception which i don't remember cuase my husband got up to "reassure" him we are still here.
then i woke up 8 am and i couldn't believe that i had actually slept more than 2 hours in a row. increidible
i had my own bed.
But i did miss him
i cried last night when i realized he wasn't with us in the bed.
But i guess its normal since he's been there for 6 months, half a year!
But tonight i hope not to cry. Im sad but also happy and relieved that he can put himself to sleep, I was started to think that it was going to be impossible.
I know the CIO method is controversial but luckily he isn't crying for 2 hours or anything like that. the most has been 35 min.
And i can handle that. Last night my husband put him in his crib and i just went to take a shower to drown out the crying, becuase it still hurts me.
I know there are other  " no cry methods"
But so far this has worked for us.
I hope things stay this way. I really do. But  i know babies change and go through stages but as of now i have gotten my first real night of sleep.
and it feels good. oh so good.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

6 Months

Dear Andrew,
Today your 6 months old today!
You are such a happy little boy. You love to watch your daddy and you just LAUGH and SMILE at him all. the .time.
Although you are attached to my hip, its okay im enjoying every single moment with you.
You are the joy of our lives! seriously. You make everything so happy in our house and I can't imagine a time without you.
At 6 months you are doing the following things
1. laughing and smiling at everyone
2. You love when I read you seasme street zoo book you love the colors and things you see.
3. you JUST started to roll over and have realized that you are rolled over and you wake up. sigh i hope you realize you can go back to sleep.
4.You love to jump jump and I love it.
5. You are not sleeping through the night ..yet.. its okay
6. You nap a little sometimes your suprising and nap 2 hours other days just 20 min.
7. You love to put EVERYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH.
8. You want to grab everything daddy and I eat.
9. You eat rice cereal and oatmeal. Your not a HUGE fan but you like it
10. You are just a joy. i love you.

My sweetie
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Football till feb..

Its clear that like *most* men, mine of course loves him some football.

Sunday by sunday we usually stay in and watch football all day. WHich is fine with me, i enjoy my time with my hubby and son and enjoy his excitment when his teams are winning.
And we sometime got and get dinner to go so thats nice too :)
But i must say sometime i can't wait till the season is over. Its too long i think.. Late August till Early February.. AHHH its okay, my husband doesn't have any "bad" habits except this one so i'll take it!
I've been super excited about my parents coming, at the same time worried about how things will go around my house. See my Dad hates being a "bother" to others which he doesn't understand that he is not a bother to me at all or my husband. Anyways this will be the first time that they will be visiting me as a "married" woman in MY house, it will be different but i hope that my dad can feel comfortable enough to be okay. I know my mom and sister will feel fine because they probably think its their right to feel at home :) which is fine i want them to feel that way.
I can't wait to get christmas stuff up!!!!!!!! Although my hubs isn't a HUGE fan of christmas, I am and i want to keep it that way forever. I love everything about it and this christmas we will be having a disney christmas here in orlando.
We're going to spend all day at magic kingdom on the 24th have dinner somewhere and come back home and show my parents videos of the stuff the baby has done thus far to catch them up on some things.
I feel like i havent recorded NEARLY as much, i don't think i have any newborn videos and that makes me so.so.so sad.
oh well i can't dwell on that right now
I LOVE etsy.com, seriously
I just ordered an iron on sticker of a turkey with the miami dolphin colors for him to wear on thanksgiving, which we are spending with a bunch of friends from college at their parents house

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Decorating plus a magical discovery

At last!
I have ordered some slip covers for my couches!
My hubby doesn't know, maybe he'll be surprised!
We got handy me down couches from who knows who and they have probably been around for awhile.
Plus my parents are coming for christmas and i need to make this house look homey
Also i finally ordered a tree decal for the baby's room!
I know he's 6 months old but we just got his crib set up and now finally getting things organized
reason is we were in between moving from tennessee to chicago then to orlando
so clearly there was no "room " for him
now we have been living in orlando for 3 months ( feels like ive been here for 3 years) and its time to get things set up
plus once he turns 6 months im going to TRY to put him in his crib and let him cry it out
if it doesn't work,, then it doesn't work, but im going to try.
My hubby and I need OUR bed back asap.
plus his room is going to look so cute :)
SO normally my little rascal only takes 20 min naps 45 TOPS but today i decided to turn on the bathroom fan thats in our room... and guess what!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he slept for almost 2 hours!
I was shocked. the first nap, i naped with him
then the afternoon nap i let him sleep on his own, he ended up sleeping an hour and 35 minutes which is amazing. I was able to clean his room and make some rosette flowers for a new headband im making i couldn't be happier.
Lets see how this works out....
FInally he's almost 6 months.. were is time going..
now to get family portraits done for christmas cards

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekend with my boys

This weekend was laid back. My hubby worked all day saturday and i was pretty bummed, but at least we spent saturday night watching a movie ( just the two of us) which i can't even remember the last time that happened and eating subway :)
We were suppose to go to the zoo on sunday buttt i wasn't feeling all that well.
I was able to sell my extra moby wrap for full price on craigslist, not intentionally there was a poor mom who was in DESPERATE need of her moby wrap because the airline lost hers and she was visiting disney for the week, she wanted to pay me full price so i didn't argue.lol
I was able to buy a rocking chair i needed badly through another craigslist person.. so all in all win win :).
I love craigslist, i've gotten nanny jobs for most my college summer days, and now im buying items i just don't feel like paying full price for.
We decided to go to the mall to see if we could find sales, and we did!
i got Andrew David a GAP shirt and the cutesttttt yellow rain coat for 14 total for both things.
the coat was like 49.00 and the shirt 25.00... i think i got a good deal. :)
THey are sizes 18-24, but i dont really have any big clothes for him so im starting to collect clothes for him.
Also you need to check out Adventures of Us, she is having an awesome giveaway 50$ target gift card great for christmas coming up :).
Anyways, I'm trying to get myself ready for middle of November when andrew turns  6 months and we're going to try to teach him to sleep on his own, trying various methods.. right now he is TOO dependent on my to sleep i every way, i need to sleep one of these days a full night or at least 5 hours straight.. sooo yeahhh... we'll see what happens.
I'm happy about all the christmas decorations in all the stores. i wanna make this one extra special.... and for Christmas i want a 6 hour massage,..HA. i told my hubby and he said... good to know :)
we shall see.