rest in peace tito noe. Today, my Tito Noe died from cancer. May 18, 1943 – June 11, 2009 I have fond memories of my uncle despite the distance and prolonged absence. But one assurance I have is knowing that he loved Jesus, and preached His name even in his last years. His smile is what I remember most, his composed stature and calm personality. What I learned last was his love for writing, something I wished I knew earlier, since it is one common denominator we both share. If you can, please pray for his family. He will be surely missed.
We had my dad’s 65th birthday party last Saturday. To honor my dad, known for his numerous hats and signature moustache, the theme was “Big Hats and Moustaches.” People were requested to bring either or both. We want to thank those who were game enough to take the physical challenge, so here’s a blog homage to those brave souls. To view all the pictures, go to our twelvesixteen.net photo gallery. Thanks for everyone who came. We’re blessed to have friends that support our dad, and blessed to have a dad who is an integral source of love for his family.
Our beloved daughter Zienne is officially a month young :). Her month-bday was spent going to the pediatrician to get her checked out. After being measured and weighed, here are her results: Weight: From 5lbs. 11oz. – 7lbs. 12oz. Height: From 18.75 in. – 20.5 in. The ped said she was doing really well, and as you can infer, she’s a great eater, sleeps well, and is pretty well behaved (considering her Ate Emma was “challenging”). She’s a breastfed baby, with an occasional bottle at night. At birth, we agreed she looked almost exactly like her Ate Em, but now, she’s really rounded out and now has features of her own, but resembling more like Perze (except the nose). She can control and hold her neck more; we don’t have to completely always support her head. She also is starting to abhor being carried on her back (like Ate), so when carried, she prefers being upright. She’s also pretty alert for long periods of time, and her sight can follow people and objects when they move in front of her. Another difference this time around is the absence of a pacifier. So far, we haven’t had to use it, so […]
It’s been 3.5 weeks and I’ve lost 21.2 pounds so far. 🙂 9 pounds to go, but my ultimate goal is 13 more pounds. I’ll let you know how that goes. Wish I documented my first post partum weight progression (or digression). All I know was that I gained almost 50 lbs. It was much harder to lose all the weight from Emma. This time around, only 30. Due to different circumstances, I’m pretty sure it’s feasible.
Doubt ***/***** After seeing Streep’s nomination for best actress for this movie, I definitely wanted to see it. She’s truly one of those actresses who gets more incredible at her craft with age, because I never gave her much credit before. But recently, she’s been on my radar for movies to watch. With that said, Doubt was an intimate movie, specifically crafted for a stage play, but translated well into a tension filled film. I liked it for its subtlety, for its need for you to really listen and close your own built theories. The movie still leaves some room for doubt. So to the point: Nun accuses priest of abusing a student during the 60’s. Confronts a lot of issues such as morality, authority, gender, sexuality, etc… The acting in the movie is superb, even the ever so innocent Amy Adams (although, not really superb, just good…). Philip Seymour Hoffman was convincing also for his ambivalent nature of nurturing and creepy. But the oscar definitely should have been written out to Meryl Streep. Believe me, I saw Rachel Getting Married, and Anne Hathaway didn’t deliver that worthy of an Oscar.
here are my girls and me. it’s hard to look any good the first 2 weeks post pregnancy, so all the home photos are with my best friend- pajamas. but i wanted to have some pics up for my daughters to look back to when they come back to the twelvesixteen archives. i love you, mes filles bien-aimée. your tatay and i consider it the grandest pleasure to raise you. .
I don’t know about other moms, but I love reusing the same clothes from my first daughter for my second. Every time I go through Emma’s (1st) clothes, I find myself getting so nostalgic, recalling the moments she’s worn them. Being a fan of fashion, I can usually remember the occasions when she’s worn specific clothes, esp. if that particular piece of clothing was a favorite of mine. Today, I’ve gone through numerous old clothes again for Zienne (2nd), and it made me a little sad that after the couple weeks of wearing them, I’d have to put them away again, thus ultimately and metaphorically saying goodbye to that specific phase of her infancy. Oh, who would have thought, tags saying 0-3 can make one such a sap. I’m such a sucker for that, and can’t seem to get over the sentimental emotions. *sigh* What can I say? I am one of those moms who are so in love with her children…and will probably one day transform into a horrible mess once the empty nest syndrome arrives, clinging to old pictures, cataloguing old videos, and stitching initials onto their children’s clothes made by their former swaddle blankets…hahah I laugh now, […]