Despacito

Did you know that the top song in America for the last month is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee?  Did you know that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have been making music since I was a kid?  Did you know that they have no idea why?   Did you know that it makes…

#EpicFail

Before I had Lukas, I told myself (and Osiris and my best friend): “I’m only going to post about Lukas ONCE a week on social media.”  Yeah right. Also, before I had Lukas, I told myself: “I’m going to lose the baby weight within his first year of life.”  But instead I ate cake and…

Feliz Año Nuevo

Mocos.  Estornudos.  Flemas.  Dolor estomacal. Así comenzó el feliz año 2017. Desde el mismo domingo empezaron mis calenturas y viajes al baño.  Para el lunes, Lukas y yo estábamos moqueando y estornudando.  Esa noche no dormimos nada.  Ni el marte en la noche, aunque el martes si volví al trabajo.  Claro, no me quejo porque…

2016 – Over and Out.

Okay, fine!  I’ll write. As I know many many many of you are eager to read how the Castillo’s year went and the hopes for the next year, I’ll write a short reflection of 2016 and um… our hopes for 2017.   2016 was awesome and crazy.  We raised a little Lukas.  I got postpartum anxiety….

Balancing Act

Life has been interesting the last couple months, to say the least.  We’ve watched Lukas grow from 4 months to 8 months (I haven’t done a good job at keeping up with this blog).  We managed to travel internationally and back (Thank God) with a 6 month old.  We caught a disease most of America…

Pain

I had the sweetest moment with my mom yesterday. She came over during the time that Lukas naps and I work out.  I’ve been doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme videos that are totally killer.  I was on Day 5, which is the Cardio Extreme one, and I said “You can work out with me…

Mark 10

I was reading the devotional book that my friend Natalie gave me and today’s was based in Mark 10.  I just want to share some brief thoughts I had while reading this. In Mark 10, Jesus is teaching to another crazy crowd of people when some folks start bringing children to him.  When the disciples…

Un poco de aqui

Aqui les va una pequeña actualización sobre nuestra aventura… Primero- La familia Castillo, o sea nosotros, está haciendo planes para ir a Santo Domingo en Julio.  Preparense.  Para que no digan que no les avisaron. Lukas ya cumple 4 meses este mes.  Que rapido se pasa el tiempo! Ayer cumplí un mes de haber regresado…

Sleep Training

Oh. Em. Gee. Sleep training ROCKS. We started skeptically and fearfully sleep training Friday Morning. The objective of sleep training for us was so that Lukas could fall asleep on his own – without eating or being rocked or being sung or being patted to sleep (etc). Just him.  His crib.  His eyelids.  That’s it….

Fetching Water

I’ve lived in a world where you have to “fetch water.” There is such a thing. I’ve been without running water for over two weeks straight, getting creative with cold bucket showers in order to make it last a few days. I also know what it’s like to be in the middle of cooking a…

El Dad – The Interview – La Entrevista

Siempre se oye de los pensamientos de madres… como se siente ser mamá, como su vida a cambiado, que siente, que piensa, et cetera, et cetera.  PERO pocas veces se escucha de las experiencias de padres nuevos.  Es mas, parece que el padre se desaparece de la familia porque solo se ven fotos de mamá…

Welcome to 2016

Okay!  Lukas is sleeping and Osiris is holding him so I have a second to update the world. It’s a New Year!  Yay. For those who don’t know, we had a baby on December 22.  You can read all about it in my Birth Story post. Osiris got to spend 3 weeks at home with…