Wordless Wednesday, with a few Wordful words

by Migdalia Rivera

This week I had a scare when Big K’s school nurse called to tell me to pick him up. She insisted he showed symptoms of swine flu and had to be taken to the emergency. I was terrified! Just that morning I had read about the first death in New York City. I quickly jumped into a cab to pick him up from school and take him to the nearest hospital. The hospital triage nurse immediately handed Big K a mask and ushered us into an isolation room. As we waited for the doctors to come check him out, it became apparent to me that he could not have swine flu. Why? Because like any other typical teen he was complaining that the mask cramped his style and made him look un-cool! I might of  laughed if I hadn’t been so worried.

It didn’t appear to be swine flu so we were eventually released and on our way home with strict orders from the hospital to return if his symptoms progressed or worsen. That night as my oldest slept, I wept with joy. My baby, my closest friend,  was going to be alright. 

For this Wordless, ummm Wordful Wednesday, I searched through my pictures to find the perfect one. I found not one but three, all of Big K. They are a bit grainy since they were taken almost 15 years ago. I also hid the look of sheer pain and terror  joy and glee that I felt at the moment since its a look that should be guarded closely to ones’ heart and not shown to others who have not given birth themselves, as it may make them flee jump on the bandwagon that only parents can appreciate!


I know it looks like I swallowed a basketball but trust me its Big K, all 8 lbs 13 oz of him! My petite size 2 was destroyed and never to be seen again!


 There’s my big hunk of boy, 5 seconds old, and 2 weeks late! Isn’t he HUGE!




Seven days later, Big K’s first smiles and winks, his trademark!


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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Muthering Heights May 20, 2009 at 12:07 am

LOLOL, Il ove the smiley face over the first photo!

2 Life with Kaishon May 20, 2009 at 12:15 am

He looks like he was a wonderfully adorable baby : ). I am so glad he is ok and it was just a scare! I can’t even imagine the thought of something like that happening to my son! Ay yi yi!

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3 Michelle May 20, 2009 at 12:16 am

I’m glad he didn’t have the swine flu!

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4 Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy May 20, 2009 at 12:17 am

Aww, isn’t it great looking back at old pictures!

5 debi b May 20, 2009 at 12:29 am

So glad to hear he is ok.
What a beautiful big baby!

Happy WW!

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6 Staci A May 20, 2009 at 1:13 am

What sweet photos! I’m glad things went well at the hospital and all is okay!

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7 Robin from Israel May 20, 2009 at 4:12 am

What a sweetheart (and yes, quite a big baby!). Hard to believe he’s 15 now.

You must be so relieved that it wasn’t swine flu after all!

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8 KARELTJE en ikke !!! May 20, 2009 at 4:32 am

Lovely shots:)

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9 Staci May 20, 2009 at 5:41 am

How sweet! I lol at the smiley face!! What a handsome little guy! TFS!

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10 Trish@Iamsucceeding May 20, 2009 at 6:01 am

Awe! Thanks for sharing!

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11 Harriet May 20, 2009 at 8:32 am

Neat photos!

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12 Julie@Momspective May 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

I remember being that size, too! You had a perfect round belly! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing!

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13 Eileen May 20, 2009 at 9:03 am

Boy, am I glad those prego days are over!

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14 Daddydayone May 20, 2009 at 8:52 am

Great photos, I remember when my wife was pregnant seems soooo long ago now. Great photos.

15 Melinda May 20, 2009 at 10:17 am

what great baby smiles!

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16 Marcy Kennedy May 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww! I could just squeeeze him!

Thanks for sharing! I’m still working on my Wordless Wednesday!

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17 Sabrina May 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

Happy he’s ok. Always nice to go down memory lane. Love the photos!

18 Jenn @ The Coupon Coup May 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

Oh that would be so scary! And TOO funny it was “cramping his style”….Ahhh hahhaha!

I’m glad he is okay :)

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19 Katrina Newell May 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for sharing. The pictures were so awesome and touching, (sniff sniff). Thank God Big K is alright and doesn’t have the SF.
The pics reminded me of when I had my kids, an awesome experience.

20 JusticeNy May 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Awwwwhhhhhh … what a great post and what a cute baby. I can only imagine the memories that these photos brought back!

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21 Amy O'Neal May 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

he is precious!!! Thanks for sharing! I love new babies! It makes me want another one… but NO WAY would i act upon it! I have a 5 month old still! lol

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22 Lisa May 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Cool pictures. I would’ve done the same thing with my face. I don’t want people looking at my swollen face. lol

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23 Isolated Existence May 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Scary thing for someone to have to go through. Thank God it was not the swine flu and he’s doing well. He was a big boy when he was born! He, he. Como decimos casi criado. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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24 Angela May 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I love the winking picture! How adorable. My second was born 8lbs13oz too. Thankfully he was out quick.

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25 AD May 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

wonderfulllllllllllllll! fantasticccccccccccccccc… yummmmmmmmy!

happy WW

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