The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Labor of Love

I was induced Friday morning. And we are now proud parents of another beautiful baby girl!
Labor was fairly easy. Of course I am a wimp and got the epidural, as I did with my first two babies as well. Hey I'm not trying to be a hero! Although with this one... I did have about an hour of hard contractions that brought me to tears before I got it done. But from start to finish my labor only lasted a little under 7 hours. Thank Goodness!

Here I am getting ready to push. Not in any pain but we had to wait for my Dr. to arrive, and for 15 long horrible minutes I had to resist the urge to push. So they put me on oxygen because the pressure was intense and I was having a hard time breathing and concentrating on NOT pushing!
But as soon as the Dr. arrived I was able to push. 15 minutes later, I was a Mommy again! Best feeling in the world!
She was born on April 4, 2008 at 3:11pm
Wow! My biggest baby. She weighed 7lbs 9oz. and was 19 inches long.
So how was labor my mom asked? There's my answer...
With an epidural... piece of cake. LOL

Here I am holding her for the first time. Definately an emotional moment. Then I FINALLY got to eat. My mom is the best!

And she got to bond with Daddy for the whole night while Mommy rested. My poor Hubby only got 1 hour of sleep because he was taking care of us. He's the best! So meet Miss Arielle Marie-Grace!
Here she is bonding with her big brother! He's so proud of her already.
Here we are just waiting to be discharged so we could take her home!

Sweet Baby... Made With Love

Jr and I would just like to say Thanks to my Mom and Dad for coming down here to help us this weekend. Arielle was definately surrounded by love coming into this world. Mommy, thanks for everything you've done for us especially! You are Wonder Woman... and we can't say Thanks enough. We all love you!

Jr, Michelle, Diego, Alayna, and Arielle


Jose said...

Awwww, I had to take a couple of your pictures because the ones I took came out blurry. She looks beautiful. It was great for me to have all that bonding time with Alayna. Diego seems to be adapting to Arielle very fast. He is like the greatest brother these two girls can ask and wish for.

Jose said...

As usual I had to brag with my friends and here are some of their replies.

And here she is folks, grandbaby number seven, and I am not even 50
yet. lol

She's beautiful! Thanks for sharing-7 huh, not bad for a chap your age. You have me beat-I have only 2 grandkids at 49 yrs old!!

OO my lord Jose, you are very lucky! She is beautiful.
Alicia Guevara

Cutie! What's her name and when was she born? Congratulations grandpa.
Debbie Salse
Are you ready? Here's the name... Arielle Marie-Grace Duckworth Melo, poor child she is going to get a hand ache just writing it. lol
She was born Friday at around 4:00 p.m.

Wow Grandpa, you can sure say that again. She's a cutie. 7 isn't so bad, I have 11 and the kids are done. whoo hoo.
Debbie Salse

Congrats abuelo! VERY NICE!
Bob Berry

What a beautiful baby, thanks for sharing the pics with all of us.

Congratulations!!!!!!! Again. She's precious!
:-) Genevieve

Congratulations on your new lil granddaughter…
Rita Bermudez

Congratulations! She is so pretty! Don't worry Jose it's like that in almost every mexican family!! =)
Channel Ramirez

She’s a doll.
Sandra Sanchez

Beautiful girl!
what are you putting in your water?
Jaime Palacios

She's gorgeous!
Adela Briner

Congrats! She’s beautiful. J
Lynette Lauterbach

Michelle said...

That's ok I'll send you more pictures too. I hope you got the one I sent you via text message today.

Tell all your friends Thanks... that's so sweet.

And isn't Diego just the BEST big brother? Oh man he is something special that kid. As for Alayna... she still wants me to find Arielle's Mommy. LOL

motherof6 said...

God has blessed you. What a beautiful family you have. Your Dad is such an amazing person. He is just beaming with pride. How lucky you are to have such amazing parents. I am a fellow bixter of your Dads and an email buddy. I love all the pics and seeing life and the world through all of your eyes. What a truly loving family you come from. Your children are beautiful and they get their looks from the 2 of you. God bless you and enjoy those little angels they grow up 2 fast.

Anonymous said...

Hola Jose & Family,

Thankyou so much Jose for sharing these precious pics of your new grandaughter she is beautiful and her name is well chosen.

My sincere, best wishes to your daughter & her hubby they are two lovely young parents and I know she will be well loved bye both them and the rest of the family.

God Bless You All Always & especially little Arielle...


Chely said...

Congratulation to the proud parents!

So now there's three huh? I remember how happy I felt when I had the last of my girls. I savored the 3 different ages they were in, very similar to your little family. I loved it. I have many videos of them at that age, remember? It was hilarious!

Arielle is beautiful and I love the name.

I hope I can meeti all of my new Sobrinitos soon.


Tia Chely