Monday, December 29, 2008


I've been meaning to post for about a week now, I just haven't gotten around to it.

Since Brennan got sick last Sunday, he's been sleeping through the night. Granted, when he was sick he was sleeping A 12 hour stretches, but since he's been better he's averaging 6-8 hour stretches with more of them being 8. Yay! I'm almost back to a normal sleep schedule!

Brennan started much earlier (about 4 weeks earlier than Colin), and with Colin we forced it. We just let him cry. So far, Brennan is doing it all on his own!

An Amazing Woman

I came across a blog a few days ago (via a comment on a friends blog), and started reading her blog from the beginning. It's the story of a preemie that entered the world, lived to bring joy to her parents for 2 1/2 hours, and passed. 

The amazing part is the faith that the mom, Angie, has. She is an inspiration to me. Her love for God is above all and she is at peace. 

I can only hope to be like her. If I could have even just an ounce of her faith, I would be such a different person. 

So, today, I start over. I want what she has. I want the peace that she has. I want the love that she has. I want the kindness that she has. I want the faith that she has.

Visit her blog, and read from the beginning to see what an amazing woman she is.


Just testing to see if I can blog from my iPhone.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Kaetlyn!

Happy 2nd birthdya Kaetlyn! I can't believe that you are 2 already! What a big girl! I hope that you have an awesome day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Christmas day is always spent at my moms house. Miguel, the boys and I went over in the morning to open gifts. Colin & Rachael had so much fun. The part that they enjoyed the most was playing in the pile of paper!
After gifts, we went home to rest for a bit and then went back to moms house in the afternoon for dinner with everyone. Almost all of Miguel's family were there too. We had such a great time. After dinner we played Apples to Apples for hours on end. We are so blessed to be near family during this time!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

As tradition goes, we went to Frances' house for Christmas Eve dinner & gifts.
This year, for the first time, I made the flan. I was so nervous that it wouldn't turn out okay, but it ended up being GREAT!!!
My family was there as well, and we all had a great time eating, and spending time together. We took our traditional 'messy' picture after we all opened gifts!
More pictures are on my smugmug.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Festivus!

This evening was the 2nd annual 'Festivus' celebration at Jonny & Whitney's. What is Festivus you ask? Basically, they have a dinner around Christmas time, but try to make it as un-Christmasy as possible. Last year we had mexican food, and this year...was SUSHI! In fact, we made out own sushi! It was my first time to do so, and it was soooo good! Jonny & Whitney put a lot of thought and time into this evening, and their hard work paid off. It was very nice.

I totally think that I am going to have a 'make your own sushi party'! You can see more pictures on my smugmug.

A Festivus for the rest of us!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Boogie Nose Mommy!


This morning I was sitting at my computer, and I see Colin walking into the living room with something trailing behind him all the way from the bathroom. I looked a little closer, and realized that what was trailing was toilet paper! I asked Colin what he was doing and here was his response: "Boogie nose mommy. I want to blow my nose."

Half a roll of toilet paper later, I helped Colin blow his nose and get the boogies out!
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Brennan & Colin Update

Well, last night Colin threw up and was running 101.8 fever. I wasn't too worried about him. I gave him some Motrin and out him to bed. his fever broke a little while later, and he's pretty much been fine since then, with just a little complaining of a tummy ache this morning.

Brennan, on the other hand, worried me a little last night. He too, was running fever. His only got to 100.5, but for a 10 week old, that's too high. The magic worry number is 100.5. So, I called the pediatrician's nurse line, who then called and talked to our pediatrician. When she called me back she told me that our pediatrician said that we can keep him at home until the morning but to monitor him closely. So, we gave him some Tylenol, and out him to sleep in the room with us. I got up every 2 hours to check his temperature. It dropped, but even now, he's still at 99.1.

This morning I took the boys to see the pediatrician. Colin is fine. Brennan, like I said, is still running a low grade fever. He has a mild right ear infection, which we were prescribed antibiotics for, and now he has some wheezing and crackles in his lungs. He was diagnosed with bronchiolitis. I need to put saline in his nose and suction it out to help prevent pneumonia. The pediatrician said to call back if the fever isn't gone in 48 hours or if it gets to 102. Let's pray that that doesn't happen b/c we would like to spend Brennan's first Christmas at home and not in the hospital.


My updates have slowed, and I'm not sure why. There are always things going on that I can talk about...I just don't. I'm going to try to be a good blogger and update more regularly. That's a promise...I think.

If I get around to it, I may back update...we'll see.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy 21st Birthday Megan!


A few of us took Megan out after her birthday party last night for her first 'legal' drink. I was excited to share in the moment. We all did shots together at the house, but there's nothing like going to a bar for the first time. Megan was a little upset that she didn't even get carded!
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Brennan's First Smile


This isn't Brennan's first smile, but it's the first one that I've captured in a picture! He's so adorable!
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Friday, December 19, 2008

I Joined a Gym

Well, I am so disgusted with myself, and the weight isn't coming off fast enough, so I joined a gym. I'm planning to work out there about 3 times a week right now, and when Brennan is old enough for the 'Kids Club', I'll take the boys and plan to go 5 times a week. I would like to be at my pre-Brennan weight by the end of January, and back to my pre-Colin weight (which I haven't been at since before Colin) by the end of February!

Who-hoo, I'll be tracking my progress here!

Brennan's 2 Month Appointment

Brennan had his 2 month appointment yesterday. Overall it went well. Brennan now weighs 11 lbs. 4 oz. and it 22.8 inches long. He's grown quite a bit since 1 month!

He has a pretty bad cold right now...we blame Colin for giving it to him. He's got a pretty bad cough and is congested. 

Brennan is definitely getting his little personality. He's so much different than Colin. He's much more laid back than Colin was. 

He has started sleeping through the night. Yay! We give him his feeding at 10:00 pm, put him to bed and he's been waking up at 5:30 am to eat. Not too bad!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

GDSX Christmas Party


The annual GDSX Christmas Party was tonight. This year it was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen. The company has grown so much over the past 7 years, that I only knew a few people there...and the were 59 employees! I remember the days when it was Miguel by himself!

I didn't take as many pictures this year as I normally would, but I got a few!
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Brotherly Love


I just thought that this picture of the boys was too cute not to post! It'll be blackmail some day!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Gaylord Texan ICE Exhibit


My mother's group got an awesome discount on tickets for the Ice exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. Miguel and I went a few years ago (before Colin was born), and I LOVED it, so I was so excited to take Colin this year. I left Brennan with my mom b/c I thought it would be too cold for him. Colin had a blast! He loved wearing the huge blue coat and sitting on the ice sculptures!
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Congratulations Ryan & Mandy


We were so lucky...we were able to attend Ryan & Mandy's BEAUTIFUL wedding! Ryan looked so proud, and Mandy was just absolutely gorgeous!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Card


Here is our 2008 Chrostmas card!
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2 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

I don't think they look at all alike here. All of Colin's hair had fallen out by this point. Brennan's nose is a lottle wider. They have similar lips, but very different eye shapes.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Brennan & Alyson


We went to Casey's house today to let the kids play together. Of course, Brennan and Alyson just laid there, but we didn't pose them, I promise ;-)
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

First Pacheco 4 Family Portrait


Frances took out Christmas portraits again this year and I think they turned out great! These are our first pictues as The Pacheco 4!
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And a Happy Thanksgiving To All

I hope that everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! I know that I did! We had dinner at my MIL's house followed by dessert & games...a Thanksgiving tradition! 

This year I wasn't able to go out shopping super early, b/c we didn't have anyone to watch the boys, but we went out at a more decent hour on Friday. Our Christmas shopping is almost complete!

I've posted tons of new photos on my smugmug...for some reason blogger wouldn't let me post any here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Brennan's First Bath


Yeah, I know...Brennan is over a month old and I'm just giving him his first bath now. Bad mommy. I washed him off up until now, I just didn't fully immerse him!

Anyway, Brennan had his first bath today, and he did much better than I thought he would. He stayed quiet for most of it and just cried a little bit.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

First Smile

Brennan smiled for the first time today. I was sad because it wasn't at me, but at Miguel. He did smile at me a little later on, but the first one was to his papi. He has an adorable little smile!


Tonight Miguel and I are going on our first date since Brennan's birth! We are dropping the boys off at their grandparents house and we plan to have dinner and then watch a movie! I'm so excited!

Prayers for Alyson

I just want to ask everyone to keep my dear friend's youngest daughter, Alyson, (who happens to be 1 day younger than Brennan) in your prayers. She is in the hospital for pneumonia and dehydration. Poor baby had to have a lumbar puncture and an IV. She's also on oxygen. I know it's hard for her parents to see her that way. We are praying for Aly & her parents that she has a quick recovery.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Picture Perfect Thursday

This weeks perfect picture is of my two boys. Colin is so loving toward Brennan and he wants to hold him all the time!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1 Month Checkup

Today was Brennans 1 month check up. He now weighs a whopping 8 lbs. (10-25%), and is 21 1/2 inches long (50%). He's a growing boy!

His next visit to the doctor is at 2 months.

Monday, November 10, 2008

1 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

1 Month Old

Baby Brennan is 1 month old today. Oh, how the time has flown! I can't believe that a mere month ago, he was still inside of me waiting to come out!
He is such a blessing to us. All of the trouble and problems that we went through while I was pregnant with him was so worth it because he is such a good baby. I love having him around!
He has his 1 month check up tomorrow, so I will post with his progress!

Good Music Monday

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Picture Perfect Thursday

It's Picture Perfect Thursday again! This week my 'Perfect Picture' is of me and my two boys. Even though my niece is popping up in the background, Colin looks miserable, Brennan looks like a blob and I have a half smile...I still like the picture because it is the first (and only) picture that I have of myself with my boys. I hope many more will follow!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


There is so much to be grateful for, so I hate to narrow it down each week. This week, I'd like to share how grateful I am to be able to stay home (mostly) with my boys. I'm an RN, and my profession is one that is very flexible with scheduling. I only work 2 days a week (will only be 1 when I go back from maternity leave!), and b/c of that the boys are either with myself, my husband or my mother. I'm so grateful that we are blessed enough with my husbands job for us to be able to do that. I spend quality time with the boys just about every day, and then 1 day a week each, my husband and my mother get to share in that special bond alone with Colin (and soon Brennan). It's beautiful to watch their bond grow!

To see what others are thankful for, visit: Heavenly Homemakers

Thursday, October 30, 2008

This weeks 'Perfect Picture' really isn't so much about the picture, but more about the event. Our church, YG (see link on side column), hold an annual social called Shindig. It's a Texas style party which includes 2-steppin', line dancing, country music (performed by our Praise Band...go Miguel!), barbecue food, praise music, snd fellowship. Last year was my first year to attend, and it was a success. So much so that we ran out of food in about 5 minutes! Praise God! I didn't think I was going to get to go this year b/c I didn't want to take Brennan b/c he's still so new, but it worked out in the end and I was able to go. It was an even bigger success this year...and there was plenty of food! Praise God again! It was an absolute blessing to be there and even if we show just one person Christ, it was all worth it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This week I want to share how grateful I am for my mother. We are both nurses, and on one of her days off each week, she watches Colin (and now Brennan after maternity leave) so I can work 1 day. She's such a giving person, and I'm so lucky to have her as a mother! She loves her grandchildren, and is always asking to babysit while DH and I go out.

To see what others are grateful for, visit: Heavenly Homemakers

Monday, October 27, 2008

Brennan's 2 Week Check-Up

Brennan had his 2 week check-up this morning (bright and early at 8:30...geez!). I am happy to say that he has finally started gaining weight! At his newborn appointment when he was 5 days old, he weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. Today he was 6 lbs. 10 oz. Yay! He's now 19 1/2 inches long! He's finally out of his preemie diapers (Thank you so much Casey!), and soon he'll be out of preemie clothes. He's outgrown some already, but for the most part he still wears them. Brennan is quite the opposite of how Colin was. Colin was always in the 75-90% in height and weight. I don't remember exactly what Brennan is (I'll update that later) but it's somewhere in the 5-10%! I still can't believe how tiny he is!

Shindig '08

I didn't think that I was going to be able to go to Shindig (our churchs annual Texas style social) on Saturday night b/c I didn't feel comfortable bringing Brennan since he is still so 'new'. At the last minute my mom offered to watch the boys for me so I could go and spend some time with friends and Miguel. This year Miguel played the electric guitar, and he had been practicing for a couple of weeks, so I was excited to get to see the entire band playing all of the country songs! I'll have pictures a little later...I'm waiting on my MIL to upload her so I can grab them!

Rachael's 2nd Birthday party

Rachael definitely was a little Princess at her princess themed party on Saturday afternoon. She looked incredibly adorable, and her party was so much fun! The rest of the pictures are on my smugmug!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Picture Perfect Thursday

My perfect picture this week is of Colin. He went through a phase where he didn't want his picture taken, and now he loves it again...which I am happy about! Whenever he sees the camera, he lowers his head and scrunches up his face to say 'cheese'. He is such a goofball...if you look closely, you can see that he is wearing his Titi Bianca's shoes!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This week I am grateful for the mothers group that I belong to. They are a really nice group of women, and the children are great too! When I found out that I had to be on bedrest near the end of my pregnancy, they organized to bring my family meals so I didn't have to worry about it. Now that I've had Brennan, they've organized to bring us meals again for a couple of weeks. They are so generous and kind, and I'm so blessed to be apart of such an awesome group!

To see what others are thankful for, visit: Heavenly Homemakers

Friday, October 17, 2008

1 Week Old

My little Brennan is 1 week old today. He is such a good baby. He barely cries...only when he's hungry. He's becoming a good sleeper to! Last night we fed and out him to bed at 10:00, and he woke up at 3:00 to eat and again at 7:30. Not too bad! I just can't get over how tiny he is!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Picture Perfect Thursday

This week my perfect picture is of my older son, Colin loving and kissing his new baby brother, Brennan. This was the first time that he saw him, and he was just so gentle and loving. I was really worried that he would be jealous but he was the exact opposite!