My Journey Into Motherhood Samantha a Rios

Once upon a time there was a 16 year old me. I wasn't a rebel or a misfit. I was smart but naive. Out of that came number one, Javier. The best thing that changed my life.

January 13, 2013

One, Two, Three, Four. 12:34 PM. That was the time I finally understood what Love at First Sight meant. It was powerful, instant, beautiful. I knew at that moment I would never love anyone or anything as much as I loved him. He would change my world in the best of ways. That day he made me become a Mommy. I will cherish this day forever.

Javier Fernando Garcia Jr.


Oh Brother!!!!

That's right.. JJ at 2 years old would become a big brother. This was totally unexpected. But none the less I was thrilled. Now, I didn't find out what I was having that day the ultrasound picture was taken. I decided to do a gender reveal birthday cake. Sadly, I wouldn't find out on that day neither. The cake decorator called me the day before to tell me they were out of angel food cake and if it was alright to use white cake and dye it blue... Yupp. I cried like a big baby. He ruined my party and at the time I seriously thought I was going to have a girl. What a day!

Not like I already knew. They cut the price in half since they ruined the surprise! It was fun for everybody else though.

March 14, 2015

3.1415. The day of Pie. That was the day I had my second child. He was this tiny little guy only weighing 5lb6oz. His journey into this world was tough. But he was a tough kid and still is. He had all the odds against him, IUGR (just means he was super tiny and not in "normal" range), and placenta failure at 5-6 months. He came in this world ready to fight. Although he could barely hold his temperature and had trouble breathing, but by day 2 he was perfect and ready to come home with me. He showed me what strength is. My little man.

Noah Jesus Garcia


Brotherly love

SNAP! That's how quick it was. The day they met they were inseparable. JJ was head over heals for his new little brother. He coined the nickname No-No because it was easier for him to say since he was only 2. He was my number one helper. From bottles, to diapers, to bath time and JJ wanted to help with everything. It warmed my heart to see such a incrediable bond. To this day they are close and Noah copies everything he does. Yes, they fight and argue over who was playing with this toy first but in an instant everything is better and they are back to being best buds.

My boys. <3

Me and my JJ

JJ is my best friend. I know it sounds silly but seriously he is. From cuddles, to jokes, to cries. He'll even tell you himself. "My momma is my best friend." I know it might not be like this forever and one day I won't be able to be his friend instead his mom. But for now I'll stick with it.

My little guy noah

What can't I say about Noah. He is the ultimate Momma's Boy. Noah is strong willed. That the nice way of saying hardheaded, mean, and spoiled. But he has a sweet side. Sometimes I may be the only person to see it but its there. In the nights when he cuddles close, and the days when he runs up just to give a hug and kiss. He truly is one of kind and the reason why I don't want any more kids. Lol.

I gave birth to you, but you didn't come with instructions. I know that I made mistakes along the way, and for those I am sorry. I pray that you understand that they came from me not knowing and not from a lack of Love. From the moment you were born my heart was yours. I looked in your eyes and saw all my hopes and dreams come alive in you. I love you more than you will ever know. For now for always.
I will always need my son, no matter what age I may be. My son has made me laugh, made me proud, made me cry, seen me cry, hugged me tight, cheered me up, kept me on my toes and driven me crazy at times. But my son is a promise that I will have a friend forever.
Being a young parent means we met a little early. But it also means I get to love you a little younger. Some people said my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. You didn't take away from my future, you gave me a new one.
We've had a lot of cakes over the past 5 years. Gender Reveal Cake, Birthday Cakes, Baby Shower Cakes, and My favorite cake JJ's congratulations cake for not getting sick a whole year from his Kidney Disease.

My journey has just begun and it will never end. Even on my last breath I will forever and always be your momma. And you will forever and always be in my heart.

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