Beautiful golden sunset this evening at the soccer field. #hawaii #instahi #godmade #beauty #nature #skyporn #galaxys4 #mobilepic #sky #clouds #skyporn #golden #instagood #hilife #god #created #silhouette #pretty
My son, my first baby, the boy who saved my life in so many ways is almost 13 years old. I still can’t believe how quickly this time with my precious boy has flown by. He’s a young man and not a little boy anymore although to me, he will always be my baby. He brought home his school pictures yesterday and it literally made my day. It’s amazing to me how fast he’s growing up and how wonderful a young man he is becoming. He’s in 7th grade now, his feet are as big as mine and he’s almost as tall as me. Where did the time go? What happened to the days of my baby boy wanting to run in the yard with no shirt and just a diaper on? I miss those days where he’d have food on his face while he was learning to eat or when he was so excited because he figured out how to use the potty. Now he’s this young man independent in many ways but still so much my baby. He has his grandpa Peter’s looks and his grandma Teresa’s smile and he lights up my life with so much love and joy. My boy Alaka’i which means The Leader, the one who leads the way in Hawaiian, has waited so long for a sibling and now as he’s on the brink of 13 he is finally about to have one. He will be the best big brother ever. He’s already an amazing big cousin to my nieces and nephew. I’m really excited to see how he interacts with the baby girl when she makes her debut. Thank you Jesus for this boy I love, the boy I prayed for who would love me no matter what, the boy who saved my life, the boy who gives me so much unending joy, the boy that I will love until the end of time and beyond, my son Alaka’i.
The year is more than half over and I’ve been so neglectful of my precious blog. I got married in early January and things just got more and more hectic. I feel so terrible for not blogging at all but I had so much going on that I couldn’t find the time or the energy. I’m sure by now with the photos in this post, you know why I didn’t have the energy… I’m pregnant!!
My husband Andrew and I definitely weren’t planning on having a baby so soon after getting married but God’s timing is perfect. Shortly after our wedding we conceived our beautiful baby girl and I’m currently 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant. To tell you the truth, it went by pretty quickly from finding out I was pregnant in mid-late February to now where I’m at the point that I could give birth any day and she’d be healthy and strong. To be quite honest, I’m still rather worried and anxious about her coming into this world safely. I trust in Jesus to bring her out of me safely but I’ve seen so many heartbroken mamas who carried full term and some beyond and their babies were stillborn. It frightens me so much even contemplating that possibility. I just trust in God that He will bring my baby girl into this world healthy and strong. Any prayers you could send our way would be greatly appreciated.
As for her name, we have one picked out and will announce it when she’s born. Super excited to meet my little darling girl!! My son Alaka’i is the most adorable big brother to be ever. He talks to her in my tummy and tells everyone she will be “personally” his baby sister and will protect her. He’s wanted a sibling for so long and now God’s finally blessing him with one.
This is how our journey started.
In March I went to my OB to check/verify that I was in fact pregnant and turns out, I was!
After months of appointments and some ultrasounds where it looked like I was having an alien, I reached my 28th week and we had an ultrasound to have a better idea of what she’d look like since she was plumped up a decent amount by then. As you can see from the ultrasound photos, my baby girl is camera shy and doesn’t like having her photo taken. She literally turned away from us and into the placenta and cuddled up to the placenta often times hiding her little precious face.
She’s smiling in this picture as she hides her face from us. I guess she thought it was funny. ;)
So we went back at 31 weeks and did another ultrasound and got a few more pictures. Although she was still quite camera shy, she let us see her little chubby face much more. She literally had her hand up on her face covering like we were paparazzi or something “no pictures please!”
Alohi, Peterboy and Alaka’i taking a selfie with my phone at Whole Foods Yesterday. The looks I get with all these kids and my big pregnant belly.. One lady smiled at my nephew then saw my son Alaka’i and my niece Alohi and then looked at my belly where Arielle is growing and gave me this shocked look. It’s even funnier when I have my niece Kaliko with me too. Lol no, only one of the kids you see is mine. All three of these Gomez kids like selfies though… @alakaiawesome @loveyourstrulie #cutekids #selfie #kidselfie #kidpics #lovethem #thankyoujesus
Best breakfast I’ve ever had. Koko Moco. Yum! (at Koko Head Cafe)
Took the three big Gomez kids out to yogurt today after we picked my son Alaka’i (in the middle) up from school. Yummy! #cutekids #truth @alakaiawesome #thankyoujesus
Aunty loves quality time with her nieces and nephew
My son @alakaiawesome and my nephew Peterboy spending quality time at lunch. So cute. #cutekids #localkids #hapababies #adorable
Baby Arielle at my ultrasound yesterday. 31 weeks and some change. She’s so cute. Can’t wait to meet her! #cutekids #babies #ultrasound @alakaiawesome it’s your sister.
My oldest niece Kaliko and my nephew Peterboy being adorable as I babysit them. #cutekids #chubbycheeks