Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday Facts

I am totally copying from Karla, but I couldn't resist, this is fun!
Delayna's Fun Birthday Facts:

  • Your baby's half birthday is July 21
  • Your baby's birthstone is Garnet (Loyalty, Constancy)
  • Your baby's Astrological Sign is Aquarius
  • Your baby's Flower is Carnation or Snowdrop (Black, Dk. Blue or Red)
  • Your baby was born in the Chinese Year of The Brown Earth Rat
  • Your baby will start kindergarten in 2014, be old enough to drive a car in 2025, finish high school in 2027, and will graduate from college with the class of 2031, give or take a year. Can you imagine?
  • This time last year you weren't even pregnant yet!
OK, and the site kinda stinks, because I can't do my other kids'...GRRR!

Here's another site I found with neat facts:
Delayna's
20 January 2009
Your date of conception was on or about 29 April 2008 which was a Tuesday.
You were born on a Tuesday under the astrological sign Capricorn.

Your fortune cookie reads:
There is a true and sincere friendship between you and your friends.

The year 2009 is not a leap year.
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 24 Tevet 5769.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 25 Tevet 5769.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 12 April 2009.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 25 February 2009.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 9 April 2009.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 24 February 2009.

As of 3/27/2009 1:20:13 PM EST
You are 0 years old.
You are 2 months old.
You are 9 weeks old.
You are 66 days old.
You are 1,597 hours old.
You are 95,840 minutes old.
You are 5,750,413 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Rob Bourdon (1979)Gary Barlow (1971)Bill Maher (1956)
Paul Stanley (1952)David Lynch (1946)Dorothy Provine (1937)
Arte Johnson (1934)Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin (1930)Patricia Neal (1926)
Federico Fellini (1920)DeForest Kelley (1920)George Burns (1896)
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 2.58317025440313E-02 years old. (You're just a pup!)

Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
Your lucky dates are 8th, 17th, 26th.
Your opposition sign is Cancer.
Your opposition number(s) is 2 & 7.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 299 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 1 candles.

Those 1 candles produce 1 BTUs,
or 252 calories of heat (that's only 0.2520 food Calories!) .
You can boil 0.11 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 2009 there were 4,091,063 births in the US.
In 2009 the US population was approximately 281,421,906 people, 79.6 persons per square mile.
In 2009 in the US there were approximately 2,181,000 marriages (7.4%) and — divorces (3.7%)
In 2009 in the US there were approximately 2,423,000 deaths (8.3 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birth flower is CARNATION

Your birthstone is Garnet

The Mystical properties of Garnet

Garnet is used as a power stone

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Emerald, Rose Quartz
Your birth tree is
Elm Tree, the noble-mindedness

Pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, tends to a know-all-attitude and making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humour, practical.

There are 273 days till Christmas 2009!

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waning crescent.

Dominic's

2 December 2004

Your date of conception was on or about 11 March 2004 which was a Thursday.

You were born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Sagittarius.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Don't forget to do good deeds as you accumulate wealth.

The year 2004 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/22/2004 and ending 2/8/2005.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 19 Kislev 5765.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 20 Kislev 5765.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 11 April 2004.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 25 February 2004.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 6 April 2004.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 24 February 2004.

As of 3/27/2009 1:26:37 PM EST
You are 4 years old.
You are 51 months old.
You are 225 weeks old.
You are 1,576 days old.
You are 37,837 hours old.
You are 2,270,246 minutes old.
You are 136,214,797 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Britney Spears (1981)Ric Felix (1980)Nelly Furtado (1978)
Monica Seles (1973)Lucy Liu (1968)Michael McDonald (1952)
Cathy Lee Crosby (1948)Gianni Versace (1946)Maria Callas (1923)
Charles Ringling (1863)Georges Seurat (1859)

Top songs of 2004
Yeah by UsherBurn by Usher
If I Ain't Got You by Alicia KeysThis Love by Maroon5
The Way You Move by OutKastThe Reason by Hoobastank
I Don't Wanna Know by Mario WinansHey Ya! by OutKast
Goodies by CiaraLean Back by Terror Squad

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 0.616829745596869 years old. (You're just a pup!)

Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th.
Your opposition sign is Gemini.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 250 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 5 candles.

Those 5 candles produce 5 BTUs,
or 1,260 calories of heat (that's only 1.2600 food Calories!) .
You can boil 0.57 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 2004 there were 4,091,063 births in the US.
In 2004 the US population was approximately 281,421,906 people, 79.6 persons per square mile.
In 2004 in the US there were approximately 2,181,000 marriages (7.4%) and — divorces (3.7%)
In 2004 in the US there were approximately 2,423,000 deaths (8.3 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birth flower is POINSETTIA

Your birthstone is Blue Zircon

The Mystical properties of Blue Zircon

Zircon helps one be more at peace with oneself.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Blue Topaz, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli

Your birth tree is
Hornbeam, the good taste

Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, tends to egoism, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads reasonable, disciplined life, looks for kindness, an emotional partner and acknowledgment, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with her feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.


There are 273 days till Christmas 2009!
The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.

Adriana's
3 November 1998

Your date of conception was on or about 10 February 1998 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday
under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 5.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Your greatest fortune is the large number of friends you have.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2451120.5.
The golden number for 1998 is 4.
The epact number for 1998 is 2.
The year 1998 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/28/1998 and ending 2/15/1999.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 14 Heshvan 5759.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 15 Heshvan 5759.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 12 April 1998.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 19 April 1998.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 25 February 1998.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 11 April 1998.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 24 February 1998.

As of 3/27/2009 1:29:12 PM EST
You are 10 years old.
You are 124 months old.
You are 542 weeks old.
You are 3,797 days old.
You are 91,141 hours old.
You are 5,468,489 minutes old.
You are 328,109,352 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Dolph Lundgren (1959)Adam Ant (1954)Kate Capshaw (1953)
Dennis Miller (1953)Roseanne (1952)Ken Berry (1933)
Michael Dukakis (1933)Charles Bronson (1921)

Top songs of 1998
Too Close by NextThe Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica
You're Still the One by Shania TwainTruly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
Together Again by Janet (Jackson)All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
Nice & Slow by UsherI Don't Want to Wait by Paula Cole
How's It Going to Be by Third Eye BlindNo, No, No by Destiny's Child

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 1.48610567514677 years old. (You're just a pup!)

Your lucky day is Tuesday.
Your lucky number is 9 & 11.
Your ruling planet(s) is Mars & Pluto.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Taurus.
Your opposition number(s) is 6.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 221 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 11 candles.

Those 11 candles produce 11 BTUs,
or 2,772 calories of heat (that's only 2.7720 food Calories!) .
You can boil 1.26 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1998 there were 3,941,553 births in the US.
In 1998 the US population was approximately 248,709,873 people, 70.3 persons per square mile.
In 1998 in the US there were 2,256,000 marriages (8.4%) and 1,135,000 divorces (4.2%)
In 1998 in the US there were approximately 2,148,000 deaths (8.6 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birth flower is CHRYSANTHEMUM

Your birthstone is Citrine

The Mystical properties of Citrine

Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Yellow Topaz, Pearl, Diamond

Your birth tree is
Walnut Tree, the Passion

Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.


There are 273 days till Christmas 2009!

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing gibbous.


Anthony's
26 December 1995

Your date of conception was on or about 4 April 1995 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday
under the astrological sign Capricorn.
Your fortune cookie reads:
Your heart is a place to draw true happiness.

The year 1995 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/31/1995 and ending 2/18/1996.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Pig.

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 3 Tevet 5756.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 4 Tevet 5756.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 16 April 1995.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 23 April 1995.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 1 March 1995.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 15 April 1995.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 28 February 1995.

As of 3/27/2009 1:31:09 PM EST
You are 13 years old.
You are 159 months old.
You are 691 weeks old.
You are 4,840 days old.
You are 116,173 hours old.
You are 6,970,411 minutes old.
You are 418,224,669 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Lars Ulrich (1963)Ozzie Smith (1954)Carlton Fisk (1947)
John Walsh (1945)Phil Spector (1940)Alan King (1927)
Steve Allen (1921)Richard Widmark (1914)Mao Tse-tung (1893)
Henry Miller (1891)Charles Babbage (1791)

Top songs of 1995
Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio featuring L.V.Waterfalls by TLC
Creep by TLCKiss from a Rose by Seal
On Bended Knee by Boyz II MenAnother Night by Real McCoy
Fantasy by Mariah CareyTake a Bow by Madonna
Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) by MonicaThis Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 1.89432485322896 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
Your lucky dates are 8th, 17th, 26th.
Your opposition sign is Cancer.
Your opposition number(s) is 2 & 7.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 274 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 14 candles.

Those 14 candles produce 14 BTUs,
or 3,528 calories of heat (that's only 3.5280 food Calories!) .
You can boil 1.60 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1995 there were 3,899,589 births in the US.
In 1995 the US population was approximately 248,709,873 people, 70.3 persons per square mile.
In 1995 in the US there were 2,336,000 marriages (8.9%) and 1,169,000 divorces (4.4%)
In 1995 in the US there were approximately 2,148,000 deaths (8.6 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birth flower is POINSETTIA

Your birthstone is Blue Zircon

The Mystical properties of Blue Zircon

Zircon helps one be more at peace with oneself.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Blue Topaz, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli

Your birth tree is
Apple Tree, the Love

Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.


There are 273 days till Christmas 2009!

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing crescent.

Sorry, here is the link to the site I used. Scroll down to the bottom & you put in your birthdate
Birthday Fun Facts

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mom's 51st Birthday


Last Wednesday was mom's birthday. James & I planned on making her tacos, rice & beans for dinner.
James, Gail, Sarah & Devin came over around 4pm. Then Mona & Emilio came over & we had a surprise visit by 'good 'ol' Victor.
We made a good dinner & Gail made apple dump cake...YUM!
This was also the same night that we pierced Delayna, Adriana & my ears.
Well, here's pics...
Mom playing with Devin & Dominic

James & Brutus


Getting ready for the cake

Me, Mom, & James

Jose

Gail & Sarah

Baby Wearing

Who said only Mama can baby wear???
Anthony has been dying to wear Delayna, he's so silly! Saturday night we were cleaning the living room up & found the front carrier. He asked if he could put it on and put Delayna in it, so I let him.
Here's a pic,,,TOO CUTE

2 Month Weigh In

I went & worked out yesterday for the first time, since having Delayna. I weighed in & I don't have all of my stats, but this is what I am going off of...
My highest weight before getting pregnant was 225lbs, yesterday I weighed in at 203!!!!
I am focusing to work hard and get down to 199 right now. I want to be able to say I weigh "one-hundred and..."
I have to really focus on how I am feeling right now. This feeling is awesome, knowing that I have lost 22 (or more) pounds and how I feel physically. I used to be so tired and ran down & not wanting to do anything. I feel so much more refreshed and I can do anything.
Last night I was talking to Noe and he was sharing with me the Pastor Mike wants to do a marathon. I told him that I wanted to participate. So I just may be getting ready to do a marathon. They are looking into a 26 mi marathon, but my idea may turn them and we will do something different.
Honestly, I am NOT a runner, but if we do what I want to do, I plan on training to be in this marathon & RUN!
I am excited!!! My adrenaline starts pumping when I think of it, the excitement builds up and I really want to do something like this. My goal in my life has always been to run. I hate running, always have & was even teased in school for it. But as an adult, running has been embedded in me and I want to do it!
Of course Jose will be my little trainer & that would be nice to do side by side with my Honey =).
So that's that...

Friday, March 20, 2009

She's 2 Months Old...Already

Things are getting SO much better! A few friends told me about Gripe Water (all in another post) and she has been SO much more pleasant! I am finally getting some sleep, but still not enough. We've had family & friends over for mom's birthday & Delayna has done really good.
Anyway, here's our photoshoot from the day...















Ears Pierced

We had originally planned to have Delayna's ears done in Laughlin, but that went another direction due to her not having her shots yet...
Come to find out, Gail wanted to do them. Wednesday night was my mom's birthday, so I planned to have them done on her birthday.
Since Delayna was getting her ears done, I figured I would allow Adriana to get her second hole & I would do mine also. Just a way to remember that we all got them done at the same time.
Well, here's pics & a video...
Marking her ears














First One














All Done














Adriana was so scared, she was holding Sarah's hand. She was literally shaking.


One Down, One To Go


All Done!


video

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yeah!

I think I found a solution! My poor baby has been suffering with this monster called Colic. I hate it! We have tried Hyland's Colic Tablets, Manzanilla (aka Chamomile Tea), Hierba Buena (aka Peppermint Tea), Rubbing her belly, swaddling, positioning when eating, warm baths, and whatever else.
Well, someone told me about Gripe Water. I looked for it, but didn't find it. Then another friend brought it up to me again. So my mom started calling stores, calling Rite Aid first. They carry it!
I went down yesterday afternoon and bought Little Tummy's Gripe Water I gave her a dose after she ate around 5:30/6pm. She was SO pleasent all evening! Then I fed her again about 8pm. She was talking & coo'ing with everyone. Just content as could be.
At 9pm Jose took a shower with her. I got her out, lotioned, massaged & dressed for bed. At 10pm she was nursing, until 11pm. She feel asleep. I put her in her crib thinking she'll be up w/in minutes.
NOPE! She was out! I stayed up watching Biggest Loser until almost 12am, expecting her to wake up.
I couldn't believe she stayed asleep without screaming & crying for hours on end! I was so happy for her, I was crying! Went down & told my mom, woke up Jose to tell him. I wanted to stand there staring at her & make sure she was ok!
She slept until almost 2am, when she woke to eat again.
I am praying this is the trick! We will see tonight!
YEAH!!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ok, I know I'm a day late, but man have I been busy!!!
Dominic & I woke up yesterday morning & found that the leprechauns had visited us. We know this because, they turned our milk green & swapped mama's vanilla coffee creamer with irish cream creamer.
Then while Dominic had Lucky Charms for breakfast, Grammie told him a story of leprechauns in the grass. He then insisted that we go out in the back yard and look for them.
We had to go to Adi's school for parent/teacher conference. So we showered & got dressed in our green attire, so no one would pinch us (Ms. Bridgett taught him that Sunday at church ;-)).
On the way to sissy's school, mama put on her Rare Gold perfume...LOL!!!
For dinner we had Corn Beef & Cabbage with potatoes, & Green Watergate Salad. We ate on green bordered plates & bowls.
It was LOTS of fun! Dominic really had fun pretending!
I didn't get a pic of all the kids & I in our green, but I did manage to get a pic of Delayna on my phone. Here she is...


Friday, March 13, 2009

And my boy made the paper!

I got the Record Gazette (our local paper) and was reading through it. I came across a pic that looked familiar & sure enough, it was Ant's soccer team...The Titans!
I can't find the article online, so I will quote some lines from the article here:
"AYSO teams among region's best"
"For the first time in many years Pass Area AYSO qualified two teams in the same division at the Southern California Section 1 Playoffs, in Riverside."
The two teams were The Highlighters coached by Debbie Hopp and The Titans coached by Lenny Hernandez.
"The two U-14 Boys teams, after playing the regular 10 wk fall AYSO season in Beaumont, battled for the Regional Championship in Nov. 2008. The Titans clinched the championship spot with a 2-1 victory over The Highlighters. Both teams moved on to represent Pass Area Region 641 at the Area N Playoffs, held in San Bernardino & Hemet over four weekends in Jan. Once again they met in the championship round--only this time, The Highlighters came out on top with a 2-0 victory (*This was the game that I made it to during the 2nd half, just after having Delayna. Ant had a goal go past him. Then in the 4th quarter another went in =( *).
Both teams earned theri well-deserved spots advancing to the Section Playoffs in Riverside. At the end of Sat. games, the Highlighters finished 2nd in their pool, ending their season ranking 8th in Southern California.
The Titans won their pool, advancing to the semi-final round on Sunday. Loosing 1 & tying 2. (Ant only let 3 goals in the whole 2 days of play!)
The Titans are the first team in the Pass Area history to advance to the semi-final round in the U10-U14 divisions. They finished fourth at the end of Sunday and ending their season ranked fourth in Southern California."

Then they wrote, "...would like to extend a congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents of both the Titans & Highlighters for their accomplishments this season and for representing the region with integrity, class, and great sportsmanship."

I've had some stuff come my way about the board of AYSO (which I am part of), but I must say in the end...It's always been for the kids & things are done for them to succeed.
I am proud to be part of this organization & especially the Mama to this boy who has an awesome future ahead of him!

She Made Captain!

Saturday was Adriana's first Spring Select Game out in San Bernardino. Coach handed her backpack and she started going through it.
Well, in one of the pockets she found a 'Captain's Band'. She asked him, "Hey, you hid this in my bag." Coach Randy kinda chuckled and said, "It's yours, I knew you would look in there."
So Adriana went around asking the other girls if they got one too. She never found out if anyone else had one or not.
We thought that she was captain just for that game and then they would switch each game...
Boy was I wrong! I emailed Coach Randy on Tuesday letting him know Adriana is sick & wouldn't make it to practice. When he responded this is what he said:

Melissa,
Hi, thank you very much for your email! Adriana is a pleasure to have on the team. She has been very mature about her injury and I think she is doing very well. I was also happy to make her Captain because she really took it serious to help out and I know she understands what it means to help Terry and I lead the team on the field.
Please let Adriana know she will definitely be missed at practice if she is too sick to attend but that we will all be looking forward to seeing her on Thursday!
Thank you again for your email :o)
Randy
Yeah! My Girl ROCKS!!!