By Kristina Guerrero | 08/08/2013 - 12:05
Whoever invented the ‘babymoon’ is genius. I don’t care of some people think it’s just another made up excuse for a vacation. HA! Like I need an excuse for a vacation. It’s been 8 long months of pregnancy and a little treat for my husband and me is exactly what we needed.
First, we skipped the plane ride. That knocked off a couple hundred bucks and used the extra money towards a nicer place to stay. Granted, I live in Southern California so there are so many amazing vacation destinations for me to go in a 100-mile radius.
By Kristina Guerrero | 08/01/2013 - 10:56
The husband recently told me that he wanted to buy a motorcycle. A motorcycle? What? Are you crazy or something? We’re having our first child. A motorcycle hardly seems appropriate and besides, when has he ever wanted a motorcycle? I worried. Was this some sort of midlife crisis?
Nope. It was much simpler than that. It was a calculated ploy. Ask for something major so that when he asked for what he ‘really’ wanted, it wouldn’t seem so bad.
By Kristina Guerrero | 07/11/2013 - 16:48
Congrats to my E! sister Kim Kardashian who, unless you’ve been living under a rock, had her baby two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, which was five weeks before she was actually due!
Panic sets in!
Of course I always knew that there would be a possibility that Baby Bean might decide to come early but now that I’m in the home stretch, ‘early’ is any time between now and his due date!
Cue the circus music because that’s the beat I’m going to these days.
By Kristina Guerrero | 06/27/2013 - 14:04
Baby showers are awesome! There. I said it. I was torn. I felt a little guilty registering for gifts knowing that I was essentially asking my friends and family to buy me things. I was like a kid writing to Santa Claus:
Please buy me a stroller. It’s black and silver. It costs 100 dollars. Also, I know it’s expensive but a breast pump would be great, too. I’ve made buying me gifts easy. I’m registered at Babies"R"Us. I promise to be good for the rest of the year.
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/30/2013 - 14:02
I began my baby registry and had to put it away after the first fifteen minutes because I was so overwhelmed. The opposite happened the next time I logged on to start my registry—I was sucked into this black hole of baby gear and it took me 7 hours to find my way out!
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/17/2013 - 13:23
I thought naming Baby Bean was going to be the fun part. I’ve had the perfect baby names up my sleeve even before I knew I wanted babies. When it was time to put them on the table, I came up empty.
The pressure of a name!
By Kristina Guerrero | 05/10/2013 - 08:58
Is it okay that I have a bummy day? Is it okay that I admit my back hurts, I really miss eating sushi, and I don’t like that my dimples have moved from my face to my butt? Is it okay that the next person to tell me that I look like I’m about to ‘pop’ should watch out because I might have to ‘pop’ them in the face? Is it okay that when my husband tells me I look beautiful, I cry and tell him he’s lying?
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/12/2013 - 11:47
Baby Bean arrives in just a few months and as a first time momma, I’ve got a lot of questions. Luckily, I have a vast support group that I can turn to when I need advice. How many bottles do I need to buy? What kind of stroller should I get? Do I need a bassinet or just a crib?
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/05/2013 - 16:38
I love that we live in a melting pot of cultures; white, black, brown, orange (I live in LA, so I’ve seen ‘orange’ people) — so many different kinds of people and we can’t wait to expose Baby Bean to all of it. But before we introduce him to sushi and Rosh Hashanah, we want him to be proud of his strong Mexican roots. My husband Gibby and I compiled a list of the cultural things we want to pass on to our little Vato L