Trunk or Treat. 

It was our first experience doing Trunk or Treat and we did it on base. They had us follow a trail (around the neighborhood) and stop at tables along the way that were giving away candy. We totally weren’t prepared. I had boots that I was just breaking in (had a blister after) and Rufo…

Happy Halloween.

-Happy Halloween- Oliver was such a good sport. I was surprised I was able to move him when he was sleeping. These definitely turned out very cute! There are a couple of pictures with my finger. Hehe. He needed that hold. I could photoshop it but I was uber excited already to share these and show…

The Rivas at Bakersfield, CA.

.Traveled to Bakersfield, California. -Sushi Time for Lunch. Banducci’s Pumpkin Patch. Open Cottonfield-  As first-time parents, it definitely was an experience for us together as a whole. Boy, Oliver was not having it. The weather was pretty hot and so, he was irritated. Darn heat! There were numerous distractions as well, so that made it pretty…

A Minute for Mommy_Strength

I want to start off with this: “Be encouraged, you are not alone. God is there beside you and will help you along the way. Reach out to him. Pray to God each morning when you wake up. Ask him to be your caffeine. He will lift you up when you are down. He will…

Oliver’s First Bath. 

Here are pictures of his first sponge bath at the hospital. He cried the whole entire time. He probably was feeling some type of way when the water hit him. Hehe. He had the most adorable cry ever (how horrible of me LOL). Oliver managed to crack a smile though in one picture.  We had…

Advantages of Staying. 

As I continue from my previous post “Continuing His Antiobiotic Treatment”,  those additional five days Rufo and I stayed at the hospital were very helpful, especially with us being new and first-time parents. We moved out here to Ridgecrest, California and away from our loved ones. It definitely brought my anxiety level high. We were…

Continuing His Antibiotic Treatment. 

I was discharged after being 3 days in the hospital, but since Oliver had to continue his antibiotic treatment, we stayed for an additional 5 days. Now that I look back on it, we were so thankful and appreciative of the fact my doctor wanted to take precaution for Oliver. We didn’t want to stay…

Meeting Oliver.

The night before my scheduled induction (9/02- Friday), we prepared everything for when we come back from the hospital. Rufo and I were thinking, “Okay we should be home 2-3 days from now”. We cleaned the house, made sure everything was turned off, packed our hospital bags, and spoiled food were thrown away.  Rufo fell…

Prayer for Oliver_Sickness & Physical Harm

Heavenly Father, You alone hung the stars in the sky and put the planets into place. You made the beautiful, perfect world appear; but sadly, we brought sin into this world. Disease and pain are present all around us, but Your Son took all of that away when He died on the cross for our…

Final Thoughts Before Meeting Oliver.

I am at 41 Weeks and 6 Days tomorrow and we will finally meet our Prince Oliver. I have been blessed with such a great pregnancy and hopefully, a smooth sailing labor and safe delivery, especially with a healthy baby boy. Here I am watching his DVD from the ultrasound we did when he was…

Prayer for Oliver_Faithfulness

Dear Lord, In the book of Revelation, John wrote that You are the Faithful Witness. He saw heaven open and there before him was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice, You will judge and wage war on those who do not believe. There will come a time soon when…

Prayer for Oliver_Pride & Confidence

My Lord Jesus, Thank You for dying on the cross so that we may live with You in heaven forever. Thank you that You shed Your blood for us on that special day. In accordance with Your Word, I pray that my child will always remember that it is “Not by might, nor by power,…