Posted by: katieperez | April 22, 2009

It’s A Girl & 501c3 Status Approved!

We have 10 more weeks to go but the exciting news is that it’s a girl. Elizabeth Estrella Perez. Her name carries a lot of significance for us. Elizabeth was my grandmother’s name and is also the name of my favorite literary hero, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (those of you that know me know I am a HUGE Austen fan!). Estrella (which mean’s star in Spanish) was Pedro’s grandmother’s maiden name. Pedro’s dad (Pedro the 3rd) refers to her as Estrella constantly so we know we have his approval. And our little girl will carry with her part of both of her great grandmothers.
Lizzy (my nickname for her) is going really well. She is kicking up a storm. All of the sickness and things can be a pain but man it’s all worth it when you get to have those private moments with your little one and you can just feel her kicking and moving away. Pedro and I are busy getting everything in order. We taking baby classes, getting the room ready and are working to finish off all of those other little household projects that we know will never happen if we don’t do it now. 
Pedro’s game, The Dark Void, is getting wonderful press. He’s been working insane hours but he’ll get 2 weeks off once the baby comes so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
My other little project, The Neema Foundation is also picking up speed. We just approved by the IRS as a 501c3 so we are now officially a non-profit. This is super exciting as now people can give us money and it is Tax-deductible. The board is busy working to get our logo finalized, website updated, and programs in place so that we can do a big announce and start to officially raise funds for our 1st Project- a Computer Lab at Ebenezer School. Neema is doing wonderful. I just got her report card for her first quarter of 1st grade, All A’s. She is such a smart and talented little girl and it just feels wonderful to know that all of our efforts to put her in school are paying off.

Hope all is well with everyone!




  1. Katie, congrats!! Love the name and am so happy for you and Pedro! xoxo

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