Welcome to My World!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Suzan Mayumi Turner. I'm a happy stay at home (expat) mom who does photography and theatre every time I get a chance. Here you'll find some glimpses of my life (now in Spain), my art, and my work. Feel free to drop me a line or two. I'd love to hear from you and make new friends!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nicholas' First Tooth!

For several weeks he's been drooling, biting everything he can, and having some cold symptoms. On Wednesday I felt two little lumps on his bottom gum so I knew they were his teeth (although I thought it was too early for teething).  And yesterday (8/26/10) Nicholas just cut his first tooth! It's so cute!!!! I think the second one is cutting soon too.
I haven't been able to take a photo yet since it's really tiny, but I can't wait to do so.
So for now, just another cute pic of my handsome baby!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Painful Memory

One thing I like about blogging is that it helps me to record important moments and feelings through my photos and random words. It's been three months since I had my precious baby boy and every time I hold him in my arms and watch him fall asleep I thank God for his life. Although it's been a great joy for me and my husband, we can say we had the most terrifying first days of our lives as parents. 
I haven't talked about it much to avoid the pain and if I mentioned to some people, it was a very brief story. Well, I decided to share it cause I remembered one of my posts, HOW GREAT IS THE LORD and realized how indeed God is Great!

When we brought our lil baby home from the maternity we were very excited; however, the excitement went away when we realized something was wrong with him. He wasn't eating and looked very weak so we called his Pediatrician who sent us back to the hospital. I remember thinking, good at least there (the maternity) they will help me to breastfeed him. Man how naive I was! We had to go through the emergency room where is the last place you want to be with a newborn. So there we were in an emergency room, three days without sleep with a 2 days newborn among sick people waiting for someone to do something. 
Man, we were so scared and  there was nothing we could do besides waiting until they admitted us to the Pediatric section. We waited, we fought for them to do something, and we prayed for protection and strength. It took the whole night until they finally admitted us. I cried the whole night as I held my baby and watched them drawing several times blood for tests. I cried all the days we were there. And I cried when we finally were sent home with a healthy baby.

Looking back we still don't know what exactly happened. The peds said it could have been an infection he got it during delivering so they put him on antibiotics. But it could have been also because he wasn't getting enough breast milk. I wasn't producing milk for the first days so the poor lil guy was sucking and sucking and nothing was coming out. I told the nurses I wasn't sure If I was producing milk but they guaranteed me I was. I realized I wasn't once I was put on breast pump and nothing was coming out. So the nurses started to feed him formula so he could get his strength back. It took three days until he finally started acting like a "normal" newborn.

Those days were the scariest and most painful days of my life. I felt hopeless, weak, and desperate. I confess I was frighted I was going to loose my baby. I don't even have words to describe the pain. I wish that for no one. My only hope was our faith in God. We prayed with all our souls for protection and strength. And God is Good and Faithful! He gave me strength to support those painful days. Strength that I know only could have come from up above.

Today I have a healthy, beautiful, and very smart baby! I'm also successfully breastfeeding only! Those days now are only a painful memory that made me realized how God is Great. I was weary but He renewed my strength!  I'm indeed now flying like eagles!  

And here is another pic of my lil guy


Monday, August 23, 2010

Bath+Nicholas = Super Cute

Nicholas just loves relaxing in a warm bath while "tasting" his sweet hand (really, it seems like there is sugar on them). When it's time to get out, oh boy... this little dude complains... he lets you know that he's not done yet :)


PS: Today my dear friend Flavynha made Nicholas laugh out loud... it was so cute!!! It was the first time he's done that. He smiled and giggled many times before, but today was sort like an outburst of laughter!!!! Keith and I was so amazed that we started laughing too.... the problem was we had to retain ourselves cause it was in the middle of the service!
So, tia Flavynha, Nicholas loves hanging out with you! I guess all the talk you did when he was in my belly paid off! hahaha... lov u girl!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Time for another Fix-it-Friday from I Heart Faces.


I went for a touched by the sun look: played with curves + overlay, filled with yellow color from the photo + softlight, and added some lens flare. CS5

PS: Pic is not mine.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Life is so Fun!!!!

Nicholas is already 3 months old! I can't believe how fast time has gone by! He now spends more time alert and playing! He looooooves to "talk" and smile... just like his mommy! The other day he giggled while sleeping. It was so cute!!!! I showed Keith and he said, he is just like you! Hahaha... guilty! I laugh while I sleep!


Look at those cute feet!!!

After so much fun it's time for a nap!

His eyes!!! I just love their shape!!! They're getting darker now.... sometimes it looks brown, sometimes dark green... I think it'll be or like mine or hazel like my grandma's.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Congratulations to my hubby!

After 3 years of hard work and many miles driven my hubby finally got his MBA (masters of business administration). We're so proud of you, Amore!


Watching daddy! He behaved so well!


















Friday, August 6, 2010


Every Friday I heart faces post a photo so we can edit it! This is my first time playing with it and had so much fun!
Ps: I fell in love with this cute little boy! 

Fix-It Friday #65


Played with PS Cs5.