34 weeks and busy busy busy



With unexpected work going on at our house and Team Bonilla living out of a hotel, things have been very busy. Once we get back into our house, we will probably start scrambling to get things ready for our new addition’s arrival.

Baby Bonilla has been moving around a lot in mommy. Sometimes to Val’s delight, other times causing mischief. Just like with Jacob though, Val is strong and a real trooper. She goes through all of that and still manages to be a great mom to Jacob.

Just a few weeks separate today from Jacob meeting his little brother and we could not be more excited, even with plenty of life distractions keeping us busy.

Breaking my heart and filling it with joy at the same time


Being a father has opened me up to all kinds of emotions that I didn’t even know existed. Sure it is a lot of work, worry, and stress, but it is all worth it. Times like when your son wakes up, jumps out of bed and runs over to your bedroom to find you. Even if he does say, “I went poo poo daddy.” You can’t help but laugh.

Apparently you can have your heart broken and filled with joy at the same time. Jacob must love ‘Father & Son Friday Mornings.’ After we finished at Coffee Bean, we headed to school to drop him off. As I got ready to leave, Jacob pulled me close, gave me a big hug, and whispered in my ear, “Don’t go daddy.”

It broke my heart, but after a little thought, it filled my heart with joy knowing that he loves me so much that he wants me around. It’s one of those mixed emotions that just makes you sit in your car and reflect and relish that moment.

Things are very hectic at home right now. Things are tough on Jacob and they won’t be easier for another month or so. Plus, the time change has prevented our near-daily trips to the park (or ‘pawk’ as he calls it) after school. He has been trooper. The stress of everything going on really gets to me sometimes. However, moments like that bring me back and remind me of how much we have and how blessed we truly are.

30 weeks and counting


Valerie at 30 weeks

The other day, Valerie showed me a little countdown app that she has on her phone. It said there were 60 days left until her due date.

How has time flown by so fast? And with the holidays coming up, these next two months will probably fly by too.

Valerie is now in her 30th week. It is almost time to get the ball rolling on baby’s new room. I’m a little surprised there has been no nesting yet. Of course, we are both so busy and about to get even busier.

Yesterday, Jacob said that for Christmas, he wants a baby. Well boy, do we have a surprise for him!