halfway to a year?!

Watch out, Beckham -- he's 1/2 Salvadoran and (if his daddy has his way!) destined for futbol greatness!
Watch out, Beckham — he’s 1/2 Salvadoran and (if his daddy has his way!) destined for futbol greatness!

Dear Ben,

Benny. Benny D. BenDiego. Benny Boo Boo. Boo Bear.

You, my sweets, are a whopping SIX MONTHS OLD today! How is that even possible? It seems like we just met … but time is totally flying. Your fifth month has been your biggest so far.

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Shaken to the core

We spent last night in the emergency room (see sad, sad pic–>) after Maya had [what turned out to be] a febrile seizure, caused by a sudden spike in temperature.

It was the scariest two minutes of my life as she convulsed with her eyes rolling in the back of her head and clear fluid coming out of her mouth, her head limp like a rag doll but her little body shaking violently …I’m crying even as I type that.

For a moment there — and I shudder to even type this — if felt like it might be the end. It was that frightening and I can’t get the imagery out of my head.

I’m still trying to process what I witnessed my daughter experience and I think sharing it here might help. Continue reading “Shaken to the core”

“What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”

For as much as I’m the eternal optimist, I also tend to be a worry-wart : hoping for the best, but freaking out about the (potential for the) worst. I blame my dad for this personality trait.

“It might snow on Thursday — we should cancel the weekend plans!”, he’d say if the weathermen (who were usually wrong) predicted a storm. In truth, it’s just that he is concerned about all things weather and safety related, and he’s passed down his neuroses to me, his first-born daughter.

For as impulsive as I can be when it comes to shopping and food, as a Libra, I tend to hem and haw before making a decision, seeing both sides to every story and often struggling the find the “right” answer.

Which brings me to today. Continue reading ““What’s the Worst That Could Happen?””