My Birthing Story

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To hear about other people’s birthing story is expected when you’re expecting. Typically, mothers would recount how they endured labor pains, how they delivered their baby, and how they were postpartum. When I was pregnant, I heard countless of birthing stories from my friends and relatives, and although no two stories are the same, each of them is special and beautiful in ...
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Lucas’ Safari-Themed Baby Shower

Milestones are meant to be celebrated with people close to your heart. Being pregnant is already a milestone let alone being able to come this far in a pregnancy that wasn’t easy to begin with. For this, our family and friends gathered together to shower Lucas with lots of love, well wishes and beautiful presents. Although it was our family who threw the shower, we got t...
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Baby Shower for Lucas: Supplier Review

Exactly two weeks ago, we had our safari-themed baby shower for Lucas and it was such a success that I wanted to post a review on the suppliers specifically the venue/restaurant and the party services that we hired to decorate the place. So here goes our experience with both... The Restaurant: Contis Katipunan Food: 5/5* Service: 5/5 Ambience: 5/5 Cleanliness: 4.5/5...
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Gender Reveal Party: Restaurant and Cake Review

Gender Reveal Cake - Apple's Confections
I know there are lots of really awesome gender reveal party ideas on the Internet but we kept ours as simple as possible. As mentioned in my post here, it was a family-only event so there was really no need for a major party prep. The Resto: Racks el Pueblo Food: 4/5 Ambience: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Value for money: 5/5 Location: 5/5 For the restaurant, we chose Rack...
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Our Little Gender Reveal Party

It wasn’t until my 28th week that we learned about our baby’s gender and nothing can be more exciting at that time than knowing what we will be having. Initially, we wanted to have a gender-reveal-and-baby-shower-in-one, but we can’t help but make it two different events instead because McCoy and I wanted to know the baby’s gender already and we can’t wait until we’re ready for...
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A Love Letter

My Dear Lucas, I know you are still too tiny to read this or even understand all of what mommy’s gonna say but I decided to write to you anyway because I wanted you to know how special you are to me and your daddy. We have not met each other yet but one thing’s for sure—your daddy and I fell in love with you even before you came into our lives. You see, we wanted to build...
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One Big Miracle

Not everything in this world is definite. We may have the freedom to live our lives the way we want it, plan our future, plot our agenda for the day, set goals and stuff, yet uncertainties are inevitable. And when an unfortunate thing happens and there’s no clear way of escaping it, we can only do one thing: pray. But, let me ask you a question--do you believe in the power of p...
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18 Weeks and Counting

Mccoy and I are beyond blessed to have gone this far. We're having a healthy and happy pregnancy—no pain, no bleeding, both of us are emotionally positive and most importantly, the baby is growing accordingly. The baby is now the size of a bell pepper, around 5 inches long as per my trusted reference, BabyCenter App. Last time we checked, the baby’s heart was beating at 156 per...
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Touchdown Tokyo!

Like many of our travels, a lot happened on Day 1. Aside from doing the first tour in Tokyo which was super easy as it was arranged, it was the travelling and arriving part that beat us the most--left our home to get to the airport at 2:30, boarded the plane at 5am, then nearly 4 hours after the plane left the grounds of Manila, Mccoy and I, together with my folks, arrived in T...
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Exploring Hong Kong Like Locals

As unconventional as it is, the lodging that we got from Airbnb was unlike a hotel where you’d wake up, go down for breakfast, and when you go back to your room, it’s all made for you and your set of toiletries is replenished. Here, no morning paper waited at our doorstep, no one made our beds or vacuumed the floor for us. We did our own grocery, made breakfast in the kitchen, ...
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