We all knew this was coming... Gaby's special weekend with mama was super fun!

Something that I know Gaby loves is some adult interaction, which is not something we can do with her little sisters. She eats like an adult, and I decided to take her to the Restaurant where I celebrated my birthday a couple of months ago.

Three friends of mine were there with us and she blended in just fine. She was part of the conversation just like a teenager would. It was refreshing to see.

She ate a 4 ounces bacon cheeseburger and also a slide of pizza. She worked hard to be slim and I like to reward her from time to time. She understands that she needs to eat in moderation all the time in order to have this type of cravings filled.

And of course, she spent lots of time with the pups too. They are already breastfeeding way better, but she still loved to assist.

We went to a different mall for the movies, because I wanted to take her to a ride simulator (third picture below) that I found the other day when I was leaving the gym. Of course, she wanted ice cream and ice cream she got. Then, I begged her to watch a different movie than her sisters did and I seriously regret it. We watched the Lego Movie (middle picture below), and I would have preferred a third round of Mr. Peabody. It was the first time in my life that I was falling asleep at a movie theater.

And here she is outside of the ride simulator. It's called X-Ride 9D and she really liked it.
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... in progress!

I started a 12 weeks program at the gym today.  I'm looking forward to see all the changes this WILL bring to every aspect of my life.

The trainer is simply awesome and I have heard lots of great things about him. I'm also very obedient when I get instructions from a person that I feel knows what he is talking about, and I will do my best to follow every single instruction.

Go pain, no gain!
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It's been a while that I don't make a Wordless Wednesday. And of course, I am not making it so "wordless". I won't say anything about the picture itself, so that is what makes it wordless. Happy Wednesday to all!
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Not only Mia is still in the honor roll for this new period with all her grades over 90, but Mimi got once again the HIGHEST grades of all her class. She got the "Excellence Certificate" which is given to only ONE student... VERY PROUD!!! Gaby is not in the honor roll this month but most of her grades are over 90, only a few are between 80 and 89.
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As expected, Mimi and Gaby organized a strike because they were not going to let me get away with Mia's quality time weekend. They requested one for each one of them.

This weekend was Mimi's weekend with mama, and we did a lot of things.  Opposite to Mia, she IS very bossy so she ask for lots and lots of stuff.  I tried to spoil her as much as time and money allowed. She was extremely happy.

Even though we did a lot of things, her main interest was spending time with the pups and helping with their feedings. She did an awesome job and just can't get enough of them.

Eating is one of her favorite things to do and, as I always say, it must be all going to her brain to make her smarter, because she is still my very petite and very thin baby.  On the first picture below she's eating one of mama's special wraps, then eating at Mc Donalds and then vanilla ice cream.

Just as I imagined, taking Mia to the movies to watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman was going to mean that I would watch the movie more than once. I watched my second round with Mimi.  Thanks Goodness is a good movie. Mimi also wanted to see the aquarium and I took her too. On the third picture, she got into one of those mini attractions you find on malls.. she wanted to pretend for 2 minutes that she was a baby again.

I got naughty bunny ears and tail to wear over my clothes at my work's Halloween party and she tried them on. I promise to embarrass her about it when she is older. She also got a new book about dogs, and of course she wanted to know ALL about chihuahuas.

At the movies the Frozen sign are still up, even though they are not playing the movie anymore... I am sure she would have made me watch it for the 100th time...
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Gigi got into labor early on Monday and even though the vet was worried that she may need a c/section, he was able to help her to give birth naturally. Sadly, one of the pups didn't make it and another one was born sick.  One is chocolate, the other is kinda sandy color and the other one is kinda gold like Gigi.

Breastfeeding has been a real challenge because when the pups cry, Gigi understand they need her and she gets all "mama bear", but she doesn't understand that they just need to be fed. She needs to have the pups put on the breast every 2 hours until she understands that they need to do that.

As I work full time, Gigi has been staying at the vet during my working hours to get help with the feeding and I have been picking them up after work every day. This has really been a full time job and I am not looking forward Gigi getting pregnant again.

Another challenging situation is that Gigi wants to get the pup on top of my bed... I mean, it is YES or YES for her. Many things related to hygiene keeps me from allowing her to do that, but also because if they move, they may felt off. To help with this, I am keeping them all inside of the cage which is sad because Gigi wants to be free, but I will need to do this until she understand that they do not belong in my bed.

The pup that was exactly Gigi's color was not feeding very well, and the vet's assistant told me that he was having a hard time getting him to attach to the breast. Also, Gigi was pushing him away from the others.  The vet explained him that moms do that when they notice a pup is sick as an alert. The vet suggested tube feeding but he was not very hopeful. After a little over 24 hours of tube feeding, and after fighting hard for 4 days, he was just too weak to keep up. We were very sad, but the girls were strong about it.

Here is a picture of the "Male Mini-Gigi"... aka Gigito

And here is a picture of the "Female Mini-Gigi"... aka Gigita... One day she looks gray, then another she looks khaki... We have no idea what color she will have growing up.
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Today Gigi have been showing signs of being in labor and I got really scared (I seriously know nothing about the subject).  She's soo tiny but has gotten sooo big, so I called the vet... he was a total sweetheart and asked me to bring her in for a check up. The told me that the pups seem too big for her, and that she may need a c/section.  I just hope everything works out for her.  Pups are still cooking and she's holding up like a champ!
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Mia needed to have an special imaging done on her eyes and it was far from home.  I decided to give her a whole weekend for her... just the two of us.

We did the test on Friday and then did everything she wanted to do for the rest of the weekend.

She has always been the biggest mama's girl on earth, and since a few years ago, she has grow a huge need to please me. It wasn't like that on her first 2-3 years of life, but she is extremely well behaved and does everything the way that she is supposed to.

She never really asks for anything and it feels like she spoils me A LOT, so it was nice to spoil HER for a whole weekend.

Mia wanted to watch a movie (any movie) and we decided on Mr. Peabody and Sherman (middle picture below). It was her first time watching a movie in 3D and also the first time watching a movie without her sisters. She also got to ride the metro for the first time (right picture below). She also loved the mini aquarium at the mall where the movie theater was located at (left picture below).

We also had lunch at Pizza Hut with one of my friends and she ate like a pig. We also went to do x-rays for Gigi (we were told that x-rays were more accurate for dogs than an ultrasound at the last stage of the pregnancy) and we found out that I'm gonna be a grandma of FOUR!!! Mia loved this experience.
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