Allergic Reactions suck,

As a first time mommy, I go through a lot of first.

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And taking Victoria to a night lite Drs office for an emergency was a first.
I know I’m mentioned before about Victoria having sensitive skin. We came to realize this after using johnson and johnsons baby powder. She got a bunch of red dots but very mild. At the moment I didn’t know what it was, so when I took her to her first dr visit I asked her and she told me it was just a heat rash. ( we changed Drs office soon after). We came to realize she only got the red dots when we used baby powder on her. We used only up and up baby powder by target and it worked great with her skin. A few days ago we went ahead and bought publix brand rushing and didn’t notice the bottom said ‘ingredients similar to johnsons and johnsons’. I noticed the red dots at night before her shower which I found very weird. I decided to not put the baby powder just because it was the only ‘new’ product we had used. The following morning they weren’t as bad, but as mid day came they began to spread into her face and became larger and brighter. Her father was at work, and we decided to take her to night lite, which is 10 minutes from our house. My sister came with me for moral support. It took about 20-30 minutes to go into the room. And Victoria was just fine until she saw the nurses and doctor. She scream, and yelled and cried and clamped onto me. The doctor recommended a medicine to help her sleep, he said it would make her dizzy but it won’t be a problem. Which really annoyed me. He left the room and a nurse came in with a shot, and said if she’s ready. I asked what it was and she used a big word which I didn’t understand, and the she said “it’s a steroid” which was a huge red flag and I said “I’m not giving my daughter a steroid”. She looked at me crazy and then left the room to get the doctor. When he came in he had the same crazy look on his face and asked how come I didn’t want to give her the steroid, and I told him exactly why. He said the steroid was to help control her itching. Which annoyed be because I specifically said she had no itching. My daughter rubs her tummy when she’s hungry, she pats her pamper when she does a number 2, and she rubs her arm or leg when she had a booboo. I know if my daughter was itching because she would have been itching. I knew she did NOT need no steroid nor medicine to make her drowsy. While leaving everyone looked at me all crazy. My sister read up on other mothers who’s children had the same thing and said calamine lotion did the trick! I took Victoria home and showered her in plain warm water, no soap. And then I put the lotion all over until it dried off, then put on her pajamas and by the next morning the rash was down 50%. By bed time it was 100% clear.

Always do your own research, you don’t have to do exactly what the doctors tell you. It’s your child and you know best!

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V’s Outfit

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Dress: Jillians Closet – Sandals: Gymboree

Another hot winter day in Florida ( hot and winter shouldn’t go together ). This night we were on our way to dinner, and wanted to dress her up a bit. I dressed Victoria in this beautiful lace pastel dress, which was a gift to V for her first birthday by her auntie KiKi. I love how light weight the dress it, and the detail on the neck and shoulder is gorgeous. Her shoes are by Gymboree, a gold flat. Which reminds me so much of Cinderella for some reason. But I love them, and they fit just right, so I want to get as much use as I can !

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Things have changed,

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/58e/72020433/files/2014/12/img_3986.jpgGrowing up as a child, the most exciting thing for me was eating a huge feast and then getting to open our gives on Christmas Eve (a Hispanic thing). We waiting until real late to begin to open gift, and I remember being so happy and my heart racing of excitement to know what I received !

But now that I have my daughter, it’s stopped being about gifts. It’s stopped being about how many things I received and if I was given all the things I had asked for. It’s become more about lighting up my daughter faces. Last year she was a month and a half so we opened everything up. This year she was much more involved, ripping her gifts up and having joy written all over her face. The holidays to me means much more, it’s about teaching my daughter the importance of family, love, and appreciating everything you had before you opened gifts. About coming together for family traditions. I could never receive a gift again for Christmas, because all that matters to me is begin able to create a memorable, loving, and blessed childhood for my daughter.

I’m extremely happy to say this Christmas was a success, and I’m already looking forward to next year to see much how Victoria has grown, and being able to continue and maybe even start new traditions. I hope everyone had a safe holiday season, your healthy is well, and your stomachs are full. Xo Jesse

Snowing & Shopping

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/58e/72020433/files/2014/12/img_3702.jpgWe are getting closer and closer to the end of December, and winter has yet to start. It’s still warm with a light breeze, all you really need is a sweater. We spent the morning finishing off our Christmas shopping, the malls were full of so many people and the lines were pretty long. This is the first year I actually finished all my Christmas shopping before Christmas Day, because I can be a procrastinator. Then at night we headed over to Celebration, Fl. A beautiful little town with everything you need inside. Right in the middle of town you’ll find a big shopping center along with many different type of diners and restaurants. All of the month of December you can go from 6-10 to see the snow fall every hour. It may not be your usual snow but it’s definitely fun for kids and it’s also looks very beautiful. Victoria really enjoyed seeing the snow fall down, and attempted to blow the snow away and giggled the entire time. Lots been a tradition with my family and I’m so happy to continue it along with my boyfriend and daughter. Log onto YouTube and find my channel: Mommyandv Daily – to see a video of all these activities from yesterday.

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Victorias outfit: Sweater H&M Skirt GAP Shoes H&M

Spring in December

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If you did not know, we live in central Florida. Our winter is more of 74 degree weather. We are still is dressed and sandals in December, so because of the hot weather I dress V appropriate for how it is that day.

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On this December day, it’s a bit cloudy but still quit warm. I’ve been dying to put this top by baby gap on V and finally it fits ! So I took advantage and just went for it, babies grow so quickly you just need to take advantage of outfits that fit at that moment before they grow and then lose the chance in seeing them in it. The top is a floral top, mixed with pastels of light corals and lilacs. Along with her top, the shirt has a matching hat, with the same concept of the short with the flowers.
Her jeans are by carters, it’s a light denim wash, there Black Friday sales were amazing !

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Well I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments if you’d like to see anything specific. God bless, xo

December

IMG_3024-0.JPGWe have officially entered the last month of the year. And to be honest, it makes me pretty sad knowing that I’ll never return to the first year of my daughters life. The year she mad so many milestones, and adventures. To a year were my my honey and I became even closer, and fell more in love. This year is at its end.

Ending November was surreal because I was hoping we kinda just stayed there. Victoria is officially a one year old, walking and even saying a couple of words. She’s becoming so independent every single day, by wanting to do things all on her own with no help at all. It’s amazing how quickly time flew by and poof they’re not babies any more. And yes she still needs me for a lot of things, but slowly but surely she’s achieved so many things alone it makes me such a proud mama bear. The way she smiles for no reason at all, and giggles over anything. The way she screams “mommyyyyyy” and when she finds me she walks as quickly as possible holds on to both of my legs for dear life, kisses my leg, looks up at me and giggles.

To know my little girl will never be this little again.

Then on the other hand, I’m filled with joy and excitement because my daughter is getting bigger ! She’s going to be full on talking and running and playing dress up ! And helping me bake some brownies and cookies. She’ll be dancing and singing in the car with me, and sooner or later will be on our way to preschool. Okay I’m going a little a head of my self. BUT I’m excited for what motherhood has coming up for me. It’s a thrill to know I get to experience life through my daughter all over again, and be able to guide her through it all along side her Prince Charming ( papa – dada ). It’s going to only get better and better from here on out and I can not wait to see my little girl grown even more beautiful and smarter then what she already is.

I’m one very proud mother to Victoria.