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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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