Lucas @ three months

1.  STATS: He is a chunker! Look at his cheeks. I don't know his weight but he is easily 13 lbs!
He is wearing 6 month size onesies. Still trying to squeeze into the 3 mo shorts as long as they are low-rise :) We don't want to squeeze the gut too much!

onesie - I don't remember who gave this to him but it was a gift.. my in-laws, maybe
pants - thanks to one of my sweet Neuro nurses who showered him with the cutest outfits! Thanks, K!


summer with family

outfit deets ~ outfit also featured here
Top, hautelook
Shorts, Jcrew
Chanel mini, preloved
pearls, from the Phils
mirrored sunglasses, DCB

The first cousin to visit us is my nephew. Isn't he adorable?
The Delima genes are so strong on him. He could totally pass as one of our children.

 I am super impressed with my SIL's hair cutting skills! I cut Bastian's hair twice and never again. I am better when I cut my girls' hair. Boy haircuts are trickier.

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fun skirt + white top {my Sunday Best}

//nude pumps //

Top, c/o FashionMia
Skirt, c/o , exact one
Manolo nude pumps, these are in patent
Gucci soho disco bag


why i love summer

Girls' rompers, exact ones
Isabel's sandals, c/o FP
Lucy's saltwater sandals, via eBay

1. the sun, long days spent outside
I love sunny days! Sunny days lift up my mood.  There's still daylight around 930p in June/July and I love that.

2.  Kids are out of school
No rush to get out of the house.
No rush to go to bed (hello  sunset at 9:45p).
My extended family visits us.

3. the beach
Sun, sand and water. That's my type of vacation!
When I think of summer, I think of the beach. Time to enjoy, relax, head to the lake/gulf/ocean (depending on vacation days we can get).


first day

back to school outfit ~
pique polo shirts, here and here
New kicks, thanks auntie Feli! Daniel's here, Isabel's here
socks, crew cut here


summer where did you go?

girls' outfits
Lucy's striped polo dress from my auntie MaryAnn
saltwaters via eBay
Isabel's dress, also a gift, similar
sandals c/o Freshly Picked

my outfit
top, hautelook, old
jcrew skirt, old
saltwater sandals
bangles from India, from my great aunt, similar
sunglasses, similar


finding the balance + missing edel... again... {sqt}

1. I knew there will be blog silence this week because I am working at the hospital. I want to update you all with STUFF. just stuff. But I cannot and won't talk about patients here, of course.
It's only August. We have new student doctors. We have new residents.  There's a lot of teaching going on.
I hope I am teaching them neurology, pediatrics, professionalism, empathy and everything else in between. I had great residents and not so great residents when I was a student. But I owed my education from them too. Now it's my turn to help train the next generation of doctors. Set expectations. How do I want them to present a patient's history. How to examine an infant. How to examine an uncooperative 3 year old. These students may not go to pediatrics or neurology but I hope they "remember" something from their week with me.

2. Since it's a hard week (because of the patient census), I specially liked seeing this on my feed.
10 reasons why being a doctor is a priviledge
I may have lacked big time on my housewife and motherly duties this week but I know this week is just a week. I go back to clinic next week and still have my work-life balance.

3. I missed my kids!
The older three spent 2 nights with my in-laws. It was a huge help for me and hubs. mainly for hubs. He only had to worry about the little 2 while I am still at work.
But I sure missed them! I saw lots of cute babies and preschoolers and 8-10 year old at work. I could not wait to come home and play with my babies.
yes, me... who does not usually play. I played high fives and fist bumps (bee bomp says Lucy) over, and over and over again. I gave them lots of cuddles ~ after I have washed and changed. I don't want to bring cooties home.


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//cute kicks to motivate you//

top, Old Navy, old, similar for only $7
capri lace up leggings, Bally's via hautelook
adidas athletic shoes


what a week {seven quick takes}

Did I just have a post everyday this week?
oh yes, I did!

1. Been lucky to have some time last week  that I was able to schedule blog posts. One was easy – photos of my hubs and his twin. I enjoyed going through his scanned photos just to find the right ones! And then another reason to look at our wedding photos again. I told my children – do you guys want to see a princess? …. I am talking about me!

2. It’s NFP awareness week. {and just to clear things up now: NFP is not the rhythm method... not all women ovulate on day 14}...    I attempted to write a post, but decided to share posts and articles I have read instead.  I think it's so cool that hubs' birthday is during NFP awareness week (sign? yeah? yeah?) as usual I try to connect the dots when there are no dots to connect. 

If you'd like more, let me give you Blog posts around the web worth clicking:
NFP FAQs - Spoken Bride Assoc Editor ~ Christina of The Evangelista
lovely series on Women speak on NFP by Haley
NFP and genetic disorder ~ by Kelly
an all time fave of mine ~ no H8, educate by Carolyn {i do love breastfeeding because it helps my children and it helps delay the return of fertility... there you have it!}

or if you'd rather listen to a podcast~
here ya go!

3.  work stuff ~ back to this typing notes thing instead of dictating -- do wrist pads work? anything you'd recommend, my daily-typer friends? how about a foot rest? I already raise the chair up so I am not reaching up to my desk and keyboard. I am short, short, short.

I put the time making templates and saving my own autophrases.  I hope to be more efficient with my typing.

Any physicians out there who use the dragon software? Should I even try it? Our department is new to this dragon thing. One likes it a lot. One just started and was having issues with it.. because apparently for it to be user-friendly, you'll have to train it. use it. get it to know your voice. add terms in the dictionary.

Training the dragon is not the same as the movie, How to train your dragon.

fascinating tidbit (which is true in my case) ~doctors can dictate 150 words per minute, three times faster than using a keyboard. -source


floral leggings + grocery shopping with children

//shop yellow tops and dresses//

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Top, ASOS exact one
FLoral leggings ~ gift, LuLaRoe
Wedges Marc Fisher, gift from my inlaws
Givenchy antigona
necklace, BR
aviators, QUAY via ebay


nfp is not the rhythm method {nfp awareness week}

reef flipflops
aviators, dottie couture boutique
earrings, from the Philippines

Girls dresses ~ Gymboree


new creation & clothed in Christ {Lucas' baptism}

Lucas' vintage gown, via BettysHeartCo 
Romper, Janie and Jack

on the boys ~ SJ, Janie and Jack linen button down shirt; Daniel, JCP
on the girls ~ matching dresses from NordstromRack. you won't believe the price I got them for!

on me ~
dress, Dottie Couture Boutique


happy birthday to my favorite twins

You two sure know how to party! So blessed to be part of the family. Love you two very much!
Have a great birthday.

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summer tops and ripped shorts

Crochet top, old
ripped shorts, similar on FashionMia
saltwater sandals
LV Neo Noe (the new bucket bag released earlier this spring)


let's do this {seven quick takes}

1. For my first week back at work ~ people have been asking: How are you doing?
As best as it can be for a mom of 5. We are trying to get into a routine. But this routine will change once the children are back in school. Mornings are usually the most stressful. Kids are staying at home right now while I am at work but that will change once hubs drops them off before going to work... and when I have to drop the older 3 to school.

I like my job. I like seeing patients. I am thankful I have a supportive staff and amazing colleagues. It makes missing the babies worth it.

I also like it that I am home part of the time. I get to be a doctor some days of the week. Then some days, I am home changing diapers, sweeping the floor, feeding hungry children, clothing and chasing children who don't want to be clothed.

2. Lucas is not loving the bottle. He made it to 9 hours of crying until he gave in and took 5 oz. The successful person who gave him the bottle was ---------> ate Isabel. She felt so empowered and happy that she was a big helper!

3. Boy scouts camp ~ my eldest enjoyed his week at BSA camp. He hit a bullseye during archery and the BB gun station. They created a toolbox, made candles, cooked pigs in a blanket. They kayaked. They also swam everyday.

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