Here is a list and pictures of the most relevant things that happened each month of this year.

January
* Started the year telling my whole family that I was preggo with Mimi. I cried a bunch at the party and I knew I difficult year was ahead of us.
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* I found a good OB to treat my case and he was very optimistic. He sent me for a bunch of tests and asked me to go every two weeks for check up.
* As we were still living in Higuey and he was in Santo Domingo, I was traveling back and forth every two weeks.
* We cut Gaby’s hair because she had lices. Here is a picture of her short hair (picture taken on the firefighters trip from school)
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* On my birthday we went to a resort just with Gaby and we had a great time. Mia was at my mom’s house.
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February
* The OB asked me not to whole Mia anymore. She was heavy and I was feeling a lot of pain while holding her.
* Mia “moved” to my mom’s house.
* We find out we were having a girl, even though they always said they were not sure.
* We took Gaby for a walk in "El Malecon" at it was a great "alone time" with Gaby.
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March
* We moved from the apartment were we lived since we moved to this country to a three bedroom apartment.
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* My friend Luz put together an online Baby Shower for me, and I got tons of gifts from people that have never seen me face to face but that I consider my family.
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* Mia is having lots of milestones this month... Here is a video of her clapping.



April
* I reached the 28 weeks milestone and got my first steroid shot for Mimi's lungs
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Poor Mia got Dengue
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Mia turned one!
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Mia's birthday party. We didn’t make a big party because I was really tired and exhausted, but she had a great time and she got to be with lots of people that loves her very much.
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May
* I reached the 32 weeks milestone!!
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* My OB wanted to see me every week, so I packed and “moved” to my mom’s house. Here is a picture of the last pregnancy appointment that I had in my life!
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My friend Luz was in the country from Arabia and she was the biggest help of all. She “won” the right of being Mimi’s godmother.
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After three days in the Hospital Amelia was born 6 weeks prematurely. She was 4 pounds and 7 ounces.
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This month was my first Mother’s Day as a mother of three, even though I couldn’t spend it with all of them together because Mimi was still in the NICU.
Mia started walking!!
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Releasing Mimi from the hospital
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Mia's expression when she saw Mimi for the first time
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The first time together as a family of five will be a moment I will never forget.
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June
* Mimi's eyes check ups
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* We got our first complete generational picture.... My grandmother, my mom and her daughter (me) and her three granddaughters (my girls), plus my aunt, her 2 daughters and the daughters of her daughters!
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* Saying goodbye to Gaby at the airport
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* Seeing that plane taking off was one of the most painful moments in my life.
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* Gaby in her home town (New Jersey)
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July
* I hosted for a week a preemie Board on BBC because their host was having Internet problems, and I learned so much about preemies. It got me thinking in all those babies that are still having problems, and made me be grateful for how healthy my preemies are.
* Mia won a huggies race
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* Holding my girl again after 4 weeks of not seeing her
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* Mia got to go to the pool again after a long time
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* The frist broken bone in our family in our lives
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* We celebrated the Dominican Father's Day with my father, his wife, my brothers, nephew, hubby and the girls
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August
* Hubby and I decided to move to Santo Domingo after he accepted a new job offer.
* I met an online friend and her family!
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* I became Ariel's godmother
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* Gaby's first day of Pre-K
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September
* Gaby cracked her head open at Isabella's birthday party
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* I started taking my designing work more serious and started getting lots of customers.
* Mia got a haircut
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* We went to the National Aquarium for the first time
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October
* We got the keys for our new house.
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* Gaby turned 4 years old
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* Mimi's godmother Luz came to visit from Arabia
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* My mother in law came from New Jersey to spend some time with us after a very delicate time.

November
* Hubby got me a ring for our 5th anniversary
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* We celebrated Gaby's birthday party in our new house.... My mother in law, sister in law and her husband were here
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* We all got pink eye, but I got the worst one
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* Gaby sang and danced "Mi Burrito Sabanero" at the School Christmas Play
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December
* We had our first pool party at home, and it was Mimi's first time
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* Lost some money and gained some more.
* Lost a friend but strengthen a few others friendships.
* Got my domain for my business
* I hosted my first Christmas Eve dinner with some extended family.
* The girls got lots of presents for Christmas Day (more to come)
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In overall we had a great year. Full of ups and downs, but this was the year that be completed our family, so it will be in our hearts forever.
Posted by Anelys Perez On 2:05 AM 2 comments

2 Lovely comments :

Heather said...

Great job!!! i remember each of those moments!! So proud and lucky to be a part of your lives!
-h

Mom to 3 Little Flowers said...

Heather: Im really happy to have shared those moments with you, and Im looking forward for more!

 

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