Wednesday, February 29, 2012

All Babies Are Cute

Don't you agree? I do. Seriously, all babies are cute! There's something about their cute, little faces and tiny hands and their feet that is just so adorable. And their character is something else. They are so innocent, but they seem to understand us. They are smart in their own ways. They smell so good, their skin so soft, eyes so beautiful... they are perfect. They are perfect because God created them. I never really understood my Mother's love until I became a mom myself. Now I know how my mom feels about us (her children) and why she loves us so...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Watermelon Girl

So here's the story... Raul and I are at the arcade in Rowland Heights and they have one of those claw games where you operate the claw and then it grabs a toy as a prize. Do you know what I'm talking about? I hope so. Anyway, I asked him if he could try to win a Hello Kitty stuffed toy for me and he did. He actually won a couple. One of them is of Hello Kitty wearing a watermelon dress. So, when I spotted a watermelon dress for Danica at the Gymboree store, I bought it for her. And now we have matching Hello Kitty and Danica. Too cute, right? Today, my sister asked me to take pictures of her and post it on facebook. So I did. And I figured since she's only worn the watermelon dress a couple of times, I might as well have her wear it again... get my money's worth. And here's the photo:
She was only 5 months old when she first wore the dress. And now that she's almost 13 months old, she wears it as a top. Don't you just love them? By them, I mean Danica and Hello Kitty. Hehe...

Monday, February 27, 2012

She's Walking

... and dancing around the house! I just love Danica's energy. So she recently learned how to walk and all she wants to do now is... yup, walk!!! She has been walking around the house the whole morning! She must be so tired from walking and dancing, because I just gave her milk and she knocked out right away. Oh, what joy. I love my little energy bunny!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

So Blessed

I was just thinking of God's goodness and how I truly am blessed to have Raul and Danica in my life. Seriously, I don't know what I would do without them. They are my life and I love them! God is so good to let me be a wife and a mother. I pray that He will continue to guide me and help me be a better person. I'm so happy to be alive and well. Hope all is well with you guys, too!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just Because

Today, I wrote a little I love you note to my husband, just because. Actually, I didn't get to write him a Valentine's card so when I found a card I've made, I wrote him a love note. We have been married for a year and nine months now, but have dated for nine years before we got married. Wow! I've known him for a long time and the best part is there's more to learn about him. He truly has grown up and I am proud to say that he is my husband. If you are reading this, I love you Raul! Muah! And guess who else loves you? Here is the answer:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Double Posting Today

It's me again. LOL. Just wanted to share some pictures of Danica that I've taken before I put her to nap this afternoon. The weather today is beautiful. How I wish I can take Danica to the park. Once she starts walking, I will take her places. A lot of moms tell me that their daughters didn't really start walking until 14 months, so I'm not too worried. But I can't wait until she starts walking!!! It will definitely make things easier for me.

I'm a Mess

My husband always catch me eating...and I'm quite embarrassed about it. Last night, he caught me taking food out of the refrigerator just before bedtime. As if I didn't have enough for dinner. I even had a Belgian waffle with banana for dessert. Anyway, I can't control my eating habits lately and it is driving me nuts!!! I feel so bad for eating so much, but I really can't control it. Being on high dosage of steroid makes me super hungry. I bought a lot of vegetables and fruits so at least I'm munching on healthy food. I just want to be back to normal again. I've developed that "moon face" look due to Prednisone. I hate it! I look so fat, even though I only weigh 105 lbs. It's so funny how people tell me that I've "gained so much weight." Hello??? Seriously, I weigh 105!!! Steroids cause fluid accumulation, which makes me look fat. Don't ever tell a girl that she's fat. Even if it is true, do not ever tell a girl that she is fat! Just trust me on this... Lol.

That's all for now.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I just wasted the past couple of hours, napping, thanks to Benadryl. I ate a purple yam candy and all of a sudden felt my right eye puffing up. So, I took 50 mg of Benadryl and here I am two hours later. My eye is still a bit puffed up but it's tolerable. Not sure what happened there because I've had purple yam in the past.

Earlier today, I went to see my BMT doctor at Kaiser Sunset. My liver enzymes are still a bit high, so I've been on high dosages of steroids and immunosuppressants... again. I have Chronic Graft vs Host in my liver, that's causing the enzymes to go out of whack. For now, I'm seeing my doctor every 2 weeks and getting blood drawn every week to monitor my labs. I'm just thankful that I am not needing transfusions anymore. I've been transfusion-free since June 4th, 2011.

In the background, I hear Raul reading books to Danica, so I think I will stop here and just enjoy what I'm hearing... I love them!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Got a New 'Do

Hi, everyone! I dropped by the wig store near my Mom's house and bought a new wig. It's called a 3/4 wig. Basically, I just clip it from the crown of my head. I like it, so far. The best part is I get to wear my own bangs. The only thing is that my hair is like a dark brown but can pass as black. And they don't have a perfect match, so I got like a lighter black shade. That sounds weird... light black. Ok, I don't really know how to explain it, but it's not jet black. Here's a photo:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Danica is One Year Old

Danica turned one last Thursday, Febuary 2nd, 2012. She had a Pink and Orange themed party. I had a great time, even though it was at the same time very tiring. Here are some photos from the party:

I made pink and orange cake pops & rocky road marshmallow pops.

Dessert table

Party bags for the kids

Food with Orange labels

Pink and Orange balloons

The birthday girl with Daddy, ready to break the pinata

Cupcakes made by my sister

Here I am (almost 9 months post chemo) with Danica 

I cut out mustaches for use as photo props

Moose A Moose and Zee cake by Rose Bakery in Van Nuys,
the cake tastes as good as it looks!

The Magician from Galaxy Party was awesome!