Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 25th - April 30th

What an eventful week. A week filled with nothing but fun. Danica got bangs trimmed for the first time. How adorable she is.

She got to go to Chuckee Cheese. She enjoyed her time sitting right beside Chuckee Cheese. She enjoyed being part of the game. She climbs on everything. She sat next to Cristian and did not enjoy the ride she was on.

Then came all the concern on swine flu . Mike and I decided to take extra measures, being sure that Danica is not exposed to the, we decided the best thing for her is to lock her up

just kidding, there is no way in hell we would do such a thing. She was free to roam the apartment grounds, play in the dirt and run around for a bit. Afterwards, it was back to her cell.again, i'm only joking. Though, she expressed signs of cabin fever, she was indeed fine. She was my little helper. Helping her mom put away the dishes.and helping me with the clothes. She loves to help out.
The wonderful blessing, a child to care and love is everything AMAZING. The journey as a parent is only the beginning to many BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS TO CHERISH FOREVER.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time out!

(my teary eyed baby)

Oh my, Time out! I'm still in disbelief that my 18month old, who is seemingly Angelic, has to be placed on time out and how she understands the concept of it, amazes me. Sure, little ones are to show defiance, yet to think that somebody so young in age needs this kind of discipline surprises me. Danica sure has been my little monkey on time out. What did my angelic child do to deserve such punishment? at breakfast she sat in her high chair, her food and water at reach. She had been playing with her food and started to spill, a little amount of water on the floor. I had told her not to do that and again, she spilled more water on the floor. It seemed like a game to her.Then, the cup of water was on the floor. Immediately I sent her to time out. While she cried and did her time, I quietly ate the rest of my food. I could hear the whimpering cry. After three long horrible minutes it was time for her to say sorry...she walked towards me, teary eyed little one, with her arm reaching out for momma. I picked her up and she nestled on my shoulder whimpering, I comforted her.
I ask myself, does she really need this kind of discipline at such a young age? To answer my own question, of course she needs time out, I don't want her thinking she can get away with things. Goodness there are other kids out there that DO take have control over their parents...young little kids who have control over their parents and do they get away with a lot of crap. I won't tolerate that if my child becomes one of them. It's best to instill time out for all the right reasons and hopefully my Angelic little girl will be just that, Angelic...and here she stands on time out.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


This morning when I woke, I was hoping not to wake the precious little Danica who slept right beside me. As I got ready for work, I felt these hands wrap around my thigh, it was Danica Rei, and she looked up at me and said "Momma". I picked her up and embraced her while she rested her head on my shoulder. I'm quickly reminded of what I live for. "Momma" that sweet word, said clearly...It melted my heart. The perfect way to start my day.

Today at work wasn't a bad day. It was pretty steady at Continental Airlines. During down time, Soduku made it easier for time to pass.

I arrived home around 615pm and walked into the house to see my two kids, my husband(he's the oldest kid) and my Danica Rei. Sitting in her high chair, she wanted to escape so that she can greet me. She ran and gave her momma a big hug and juicy kiss. Once again, I'm reminded of what I live for. We played til daddy got dinner ready. We chilled on the floor and played with her dolls. She has now finally became a "doll" lover, calling them her babies. Yes, she can say "baby". Simone Raina, her cabbage patch doll, and Abby her cry baby, Abby really does cry, and Lil Squirt all joined Danica in her futon. She actually tucked all of them in, and laid with them. Momma, that's me, took pictures of Rei and all her babies.

Dinner time. Those who have seen my girl eat knows she can eat like a champ...More rice, please. She loves to eat rice.
After dinner I gave her a bath and we watched and danced to Barney. We just love that purple dinosaur. She turned in around 930pm. Now I'm able to do a few things around the house.
She lays right next to me and I'm reminded of what I live for....I Live for her, Danica Rei Domingo. She is my love bug, my munchkin, my turkey butt, most of all my Love and my Life.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Honoring Maddie Spohr.

Today was the memorial service for Maddie Spohr. My thoughts were with Heather and Mike. My heart goes out to Heather and Mike. Maddie will always be remembered.

Maddie is an Angel looking down at her mom and dad.
Maddie is a Star shining brighter than all the other stars in the sky.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

On her ponytails...

I love to try to pick her hair up into ponytails but the little booger throws a fit. When it's Auntie Shawna, everything's cool. Hair tied and it's in pigtails all day long..., by the time she gets home it all comes off.
Goodness, now see what she looks like after...continue on down.


The meaning of Easter...

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

*Today I celebrate Easter here at work with co-workers, some full of shit, others very nice and respectable. I'd rather be at home snuggling with my love bug.
The other day we attended an Easter bash at aunty Josie's. She always knows how to throw a party. Especially, when it's for the kids. Well Danica got to participate this year in the Egg hunt. YAY! she did so well.Never in my life did I think I'd enjoy cheering on a child as she hunted for eggs. Motherhood as changed me for the better.HA!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Two sizes small

I was at work most of the day. I received a call from my husband, asking what size our daughter wore, I just laughed. He wanted to take her swimming and of course Danica needed a swimsuit. Oh my, I was worried, when dresses her, he has no sense of fashion or style when it comes to Danica.
Home from work, I entered the house to daddy and Danica rolling around on the floor. He did good with the swimsuit. I praised him.

Then, looking at my daughter trying to put her shoes on, daddy bought new shoes, more kuddos...until I notice the shoes are two sizes small. Gotta hand it to daddy, he tried.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

In the hospital

On on the morning of March 25th Danica and I woke up early around 5am early...laying beside me was my little love bug, Danica. I could hear her, a congestion, a gurgle in her chest. The day before she was outside playing, and came in with a runny nose, I thought to myself it was just a common cold. On Tuesday March 25th , when I woke up I decided to give to give her a nebuelizer treatment, in the past this has helped, she sounded better and definitely showed no signs of being ill. I dropped her to the sitters and I headed off to work.
Around 10am Shawna(sitter) called me to let me know that Danica wasn't happy, and that she just wanted to be carried. We just assumed her teeth were bothering her and Shawna gave her Tylenol. Another call around 10am, her breathing didn't sound normal, but she was out and about running around playing with Casen(sitter's son). I didn't think anything of it, and said maybe it's just allergies. Twenty to thirty minutes passed, Shawna called again...I heard Danica in the background...WTF! her breathing was labored. Oh my, I freaked! I needed to get to her...called my husband to make him aware...called her pediatrician, an appointment was set for later in the day 230pm. I manage to leave work early, and once I got there my tears came in such a daughter wasn't doing well at all. Shawna apologized, I couldn't blame her, she was not at fault. We left, she had an appointment set at 230pm with her doctor, screw that! I was taking her to the E.R. on my way there I would check on her, she was asleep but gasping for air, her lips turning blue, I kept crying telling her it will be ok, you could hear the wheeze, so strong, so loud. Is she going to make it? We got to the E.R. and of course she had to be processed...i was pissed! so I signed paper, and rudely said to the front desk personnel, get her a nurse, she can't breathe!
Thankfully, a nurse...oxygen stats real low 70-85....she was rushed to a room, doctor treated her on the spot...treatments after treatment. It seemed as Danica responded well to the treatment, and was told she'll be instinct was telling me otherwise. Minutes had passed and I heard the wheeze, Danica once again trying to breathe. I called the nurses station, nurse checked
her oxygen stats...real low, she was given oxygen and another treatment. I was told she was being admitted. I'd rather she be here, in the hospital where she can be cared for, it was a good thing.
Later in the evening an I.V. was inserted, she didn't like it at all, but once it was done she was fine. My little girl enduring so much pain while daddy and mommy were helpless. How is this fair? We couldn't protect her from all this pain. The doctor came in and checked her ask questions...the question about asthma, well it was easy. I have asthma. I grew up with this disease, all my teenage life i was a pin cushion...I was educated enough to be aware of what has now stricken my daughter. Doctor gave me praise for my awareness on asthma, and informed me, not many mothers know about respiratory illness, sometimes it can be fatal if not treated right away.
The next day, she was doing a lot better. Her Nino(god father) Roger came by to visit with her, all day, and had taken her to play. It was a challenge to tend to her needs, having an IV line attached was no fun, having to see your daughter run with the IV line attached.It was funny to see Nino right behind her catching her before she fell, and Uncle Ritchie pushing the IV pole right behind them. It sure was a work out for them. Later on, the nurse took her for a ride in the buggy, then returned my girl to me with a band wrapped around her ankle "High Risk, she Climbs, and Falls." That was an indication Danica Rei was back to her normal self.
nino chasing lovebug*

*the buggy she jumped out of.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First time blogger

Curious....As I search for the word "Blog", I am fascinated by what had followed. A world full of bloggers, people writing about their lives, online journal, where the hell was I when this all started? Well I guess I must get with it. I started a blog account and ofcourse still not certain about how it all works...more research to come. I was intrigued by the many writers out there...mainly on the mommies and daddy (matt logelin) out there. I was inspired to start this, so thanks.
To introduce myself, My name is Gerri Domingo, a full time airline employee and mother to an 18month girl, Danica Rei. As a first time mom, I find myself to be an over protective mother, I'm sure all mothers and fathers can relate. My husband and I try to balance our work life and daughter every single day, which can be hard...I know I should be thankful i'm not alone.
Recently, my daughter was diagnosed with Asthma, and admitted into the hospital. Fortunately, she is doing better, happy as ever, carefree child of mine. We definetly are blessed.