• Family,  Motherhood

    My Birth Story

    And just like that, it’s 2016! And it’s already February! Christmas and New Year just came whizzing by that, to be honest, I didn’t get a chance to savor them at all. In a sense, it was the best Christmas yet because we have our little bundle of joy with us, but at the same time, I can easily just dismiss the thought. Time can be irrelevant when you’re taking care of a newborn. It’s been almost two months since I gave birth to my handsome and adorable (says his mommy) baby boy and, similar to life’s other milestones, I’m writing my birth story down before I forget the details,…

  • Family,  Friends,  Life,  Motherhood

    Seeing Blue Everywhere

    Deej is finally done working on the baby’s room, it took him maybe a month. If I haven’t been stopping him to buy stuff that I find expensive, he would have completed this project earlier. I’m obviously the “economical” (the fancy word for cheap) one between the two of us. Haha. I like how it turned out, it’s not too much and not too ordinary either. Deej really has a knack for decorating our house – thanks to his Houzz app! LOL. The baby won’t exactly be sleeping in this room, though. He’ll be close and cozy with mommy. :) Since we’re having a boy, naturally, most of the baby’s…

  • Family,  Marriage

    One Year Married

    Deej and I celebrated our first year anniversary last October 25, 2015. Yes, it’s already been a year! :) We didn’t have a special trip planned, which is very unlikely of us, because I was 29 weeks pregnant at that time (and would really just rather stay at home) but we both agreed we shouldn’t spend our day very mundanely just like any other day, so we booked a nice but affordable hotel and spent the weekend in Tagaytay where we got married a year ago. So what did we do in Tagaytay? We really just slept and ate and slept again! I think my husband is enjoying this pregnancy…

  • Family,  Friends,  Life,  Motherhood

    My Baby Shower in Bacolod

    This weekend was extra special because I spent it in Bacolod with friends who insisted I come home so they can throw me a baby shower. It started when two of my close friends bumped into each other at the mall two weeks ago. They then messaged me and got me to confirm I’ll be coming home this weekend so they can organize a baby shower for me. I laughed at the silly thought at first, but they were serious, it turns out. So I thought, why the heck not? I packed my overnight bag, with mama in tow, and off we went on a 2-day/1-night trip to my hometown.…

  • Family,  Motherhood

    All about this pregnancy

    A lot has happened since my last blog post in April, but one major thing that I must write down is the news that I. Am. Pregnant! I told myself that I should blog about this at least once before this very important event in my life comes to pass, for my own future consumption. So here I am! Getting pregnant 6 months into marriage wasn’t part of our original plan. We wanted to heed other people’s advice and wait a year before trying. But somehow, during our second honeymoon in El Nido earlier this year, we just decided to go for it and let God draw up the “baby…

  • Family,  Loved ones

    An open letter to my niece Adia

    My Dearest Adia, It has been a month since you passed this life and I’m still finding it hard to believe that you are no longer here with us. For me, it still feels like you are just at home with your family and I’m looking forward to the next time I see you and play with you. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I excitedly wrote about you when you were in your mommy’s tummy and when you were born, my niece whom I fondly called “my mini me.” We were all very excited for you as you were the first baby girl in our family. Today, I…