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Lexi Velasquez  Mama to Ocean Grey. San Antonio, TX. 24. Vegan.

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Ocean was DONE by the end of the show but we had a blast dancing to @envyonthecoast tonight! Honestly never thought I would see them play again so I enjoyed every minute. When I was 18 I found myself in a random tattoo shop somewhere in Arkansas and decided to get the album art from one of their albums tattooed on my hand and although it's totally faded now it was cool to finally show the man that inspired it after so many years!

EIGHT MONTHS! Let's pretend he isn't already nine months.. This monthly photo thing is hard to keep up with! πŸ˜‚ Ocean is crawling now and he's ALWAYS on the move! He has one tooth with his second coming in. He says mama, dada, bye bye, and up. He gives kisses when he's feeling sweet and he's done so well adjusting to me going back to work! I'm so grateful for another month with this handsome little guy! πŸ’™
#myoceangrey #oceangreyrivera #eightmonths

We've been moving towards a zero waste lifestyle this year and although we're FAR from where we would like to be this infographic inspired me to share a little of what we do in our home. We shop in bulk, bring our own mesh produce bags and reusable grocery bags, try to buy items packaged in reusable or recyclable materials when possible, compost food scraps, buy used over new when possible, when we see litter we pick it up, I make most of our meals at home but when we do go out we bring our own take out containers for leftovers and refuse straws and paper napkins, we use cloth instead of disposables, and we switched to compostable toothbrushes vs plastic when we learned that EVERY plastic toothbrush that has ever existed is sitting in a landfill! Being more conscious of our decisions isn't always the most convenient thing but we only have one planet and it's so important for us to take care of it. There's no shame in caring!
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If you're interested in learning more www.bezero.org has some great resources on how to get started and I've tagged a few zero waste people you can get inspired by!

SEVEN MONTHS! This month has been the most challenging and most rewarding month yet full of teething fits and the best snuggles. Ocean loves kicking and playing in the bath, drinking smoothies and juices, and watching our dogs play! He's sooo close to crawling! Totally in love with you, Ocean Grey. πŸ’™

Ps please ignore my terrible diaper skills.. πŸ˜‚

#myoceangrey #OceanGreyRivera #sevenmonths

Blown away by what I experienced today at the @womensmarch in San Antonio. So proud to have my mom and my sister by my side with my son snuggled close the whole way. As we ate lunch after the march we watched coverage of these marches taking place all over the world and I couldn't help but smile. I have so much hope! #womensmarch #womensmarchsanantonio #raisingfeminists #whyimarch #itwassunny #dontmindmysquintyeyes

My sister and I stayed up late finishing our signs for tomorrow's @womensmarch. Currently nursing my son back to sleep as I type this full of hope for tomorrow and for the future! I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a mother. I am a PERSON. I am fearless. I am strong. I am worth the space I take. I am loving. I am loved. My voice matters. My body is my own. Tomorrow I march for all women.

SIX MONTHS! Let's ignore how late this post is.. Ocean is starting to wave when you say hi or bye to him, he loves to play with his toys, and has a couple of teeth that look like they might break through any day! He has tried avocado, red, orange, and yellow peppers, sweet potato, apple, banana, and cucumber and is starting to pull himself up into a crawling position. I can't believe how much he's grown this month! 😭

#myoceangrey #OceanGreyRivera #sixmonths

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I haven't mailed these out yet (no surprise πŸ™„) but look at my sweet boys! I hope everyone is having a great day full of family, friends, and food! πŸ’™

I have to share this incredibly thoughtful gift from my amazing friend Tania! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

My sweetheart.

FIVE MONTHS! This month was a big one for Ocean! He's now sitting up on his own, rolling here and there both ways, and giving big belly laughs (Not that you would ever guess that judging by this photo. He wasn't having it tonight. πŸ˜‚). We've been practicing elimination communication with Ocean since about 3 months and because he's going mostly on the potty now we've transitioned to cloth diapering full time. If you've never heard of EC it might sound crazy to put an infant on the potty but it has honestly been the best bonding experience all around. This little guy is growing so fast and I could cry thinking about the fact that he will be SIX months tomorrow!! Still can't figure out what I did to deserve to be his mama! πŸ’™

#OceanGreyRivera #myoceangrey #fivemonths
#eliminationcommunication

A year ago I heard your heartbeat and saw you for the first time! Although you were so tiny you looked so much like a baby already! I was fully expecting a tiny peanut looking blob at most! Seeing you now I can't believe how much this little image actually looks like you (maybe only because I'm your mom) but I see your tiny little nose and mouth and even the way you still sleep with your arms up over your head. So much happens in a year.. I'm so grateful to be here with you, little one. You've changed my life forever! You made me a mama and I'm so lucky I get to call you my son. πŸ’™

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