Happy 8th Monthsary, Louiji!

Happy 8th Monthsary, Louiji!
Happy 8th Monthsary, Louiji!

To my dearest baby boy,

Praise God! You are now 8 months old. You are getting heavier and taller. Some say that you look payat. I say you’re not because you’ve been gaining weight over the months. You’re beginning to look  like me which I think is a big factor which makes you more guwapo 😉

Daddy and I are excited for the growth and development milestones that you will soon achieve. We can’t wait to see you sit on your own and crawl. Or maybe you might skip crawling. Whatever. We won’t pressure you to do things that you are not capable of doing yet. We know that you’ll get there. If anyone dares to do or say otherwise, your Mommy will put her foot down and tell them off. Your Daddy and I know you better than they do.

Daddy and I would like to tell you again how much we are proud of your recent developments. You now enjoy being with Lolo. You’re having fun playing with Daddy. You don’t cry when you wake up from your morning nap. You are eating more solids. You like seating in your booster seat. You enjoy flipping through the pages of your Bible.

Louiji, we enjoy every moment that we spend with you. You might be fussy at times, pee and poop on our shirt, we love you just the same. We hope that you will keep on smiling and laughing whenever Daddy and I take your pictures. We just want to have more baon. That’s our way of taking you with us to work. You don’t know how much we like looking at your photos and videos whenever you’re not with us. We miss you terribly when we’re not together.

Anak, please remember that you are God’s next best gift to us. Second to your Daddy and Mommy’s marriage. We love you sooo much! We pray for all the good things in your life. Daddy and I are praying that God will continue to bless us with good health and longer life so we can watch you grow, enjoy life and have a family of your own.

A million hugs and kisses,
Mommy

The Working Mom All About Kids Bazaar

I hope everyone is safe and sound and have survived after that heavy-monsoon-rain-filled long weekend.

Yes, this is a super late post. I haven’t blog about this right after or soon after. Got caught up with a lot of deadlines. But, here it goes :)

Last August 10, Saturday, we went to the Rockwell Tent to shop at the Working Mom’s All About Kids Bazaar. My husband was game for it because he is just as excited as I am to buy stuff for our dear baby Louiji. The 70% discount on clothes, toys, accessories and equipment which was indicated in the event’s online poster was a big come on for us. We thought that we can buy plenty of things without breaking the bank. We were also hoping to buy a booster seat.

We got there before lunch time because we are attending an Avent event later. We were expecting to see the whole tent filled with booths and kiosks. It wasn’t. The sellers and other exhibitors were confined inside a room that is as big as a function room. There were not too many but most of them have plenty of good stuff to offer.

We were not able to buy a booster seat because nothing was available at the bazaar. We also

wanted to buy a soft and smaller teether for Louiji. Haven’t found one, too. So, we bought what we saw and what we like :)

Baby Company was there and they’ve got small rubber squeaky toys which are perfect bath time companions (aside from Dave the Minion) for our baby. We held out two sets for Louiji to choose from. He reached for the space creatures set. The red star caught his eye. So we bought it.

We dropped by Paper Chic Studio’s booth. I’ve been following this seller on Instagram and Facebook. I have also messaged Cai, the owner, when I missed her free wash design workshop in a previous bazaar. I’ve been to talk to her regarding what happened on IG. I was following another reseller of paper party favors online who has been using some of her product photos pala! I have liked one of the photos. I didn’t know that it belong to Paper Chic Studio! My username was part of the screenshot that Cai took when she called the attention of the copycat. Kahiya! I was mustering enough courage to talk to her while I was checking out on her products. I bought a set of assorted paper straws (50 pcs for Php150) and a pouch of baker’s twine (Php50). I was planning to hand her the payment when more people went to her booth. I lost my chance so I just gave my payment to her assistant.

Just in front of Paper Chic Studio’s booth was that of Zomato’s. Zomato is a restaurant review site. Kind of like Munchpunch. Hubby went to chat with the Zomato peeps while Louiji and I were at Cai’s booth. He got a Zomato shirt, their cool mug and a button

pin because he has a Zomato app in his phone and on the spot, he followed them on Facebook and Twitter. My husband was happy with his swag! We are both easy to please. Give us a loot bag and we’ll be giddy as kids.

I’ve been wanting to get our baby those cute plastic bibs that we can use each time we feed him with solids. We’ve found a stall that sells all kinds of bibs. I saw an animal print cloth bib (Luvable Friends brand, Php100) which has soft plastic as its front cover. I think that my little would love a bib that has a giraffe, lion, monkey and elephant for design. He has become familiar with these creatures because he has seen them from the animated movies that we let him watch occasionally.

The adjacent booth sells pretty dresses, cute onesies and printed cotton bibs with burp pads. We fell in love with the Silly Monkey Clothing Little Man onesies (Php200) and bought one for Louiji. We got the one in navy blue stripes with a printed big tie. I wish I saw it before my baby’s dedication. We had Little Man as our theme. When I saw the seller’s cloth-bib-and-burp-pad combo, I kind of resented buying the one with the plastic. Hubby said that he saw it when I was still choosing from the bibs at the previous booth. For some reason, he didn’t stopped me. My husband told me that we’re fine with what we purchased earlier. It’s in the same price plus it’s cute, too.

We left the bazaar after we’re satisfied with our purchase. We took more pictures outside using the backdrops that Working Mom has set up. We checked out the food stalls stationed in the other side of the tent. We were supposed to eat from the kebab kiosk but we couldn’t bear the heat. It would be too much for Louiji so we went inside Power Plant and had our lunch at Kenny Roger’s instead. We also needed a place where I can breastfeed my baby while eating. I forgot to mention that the organizers made room for a breastfeeding area inside the bazaar. Perfect for breastfeeding mommies who went shopping with their babies in tow 😉

Here are the stuff that we got from the bazaar: Red shirt from Zomato, green animal print bib from Luvable Friends, Zomato button pin, Zomato doodle mug, baker’s twine and assorted paper straws from Paper Chic Studio and Little Man onesie from Silly Monkey Clothing. The rubber squeaky toys were not in the picture. Forgot to include them. Sorry.

Red shirt from Zomato, green animal print bib from Luvable Friends, Zomato button pin, Zomato doodle mug, baker's twine and assorted paper straws from Paper Chic Studio and Little Man onesie from Silly Monkey Clothing

P.S. Notice my watermark? Is it good? :)

June Recap

My June has been a very busy month. I had a lot going on that I need to prioritize. What’s urgent and important must be taken care of first. Immediately.

So, what kept me from blogging during those days? A lot. Really. There’s the preparation for baby Louiji’s dedication, transferring this site to a reliable web hosting provider and moving to another house. Actually, the last one was not really in the pipeline but we decided to do it last month anyway because of the increasing inconveniences that we’ve been having with our previous apartment. I also got sick during the preparations. So sick but I couldn’t afford to take a sick leave for it would only deplete my leave credits all the more.

I’ll share the details of our June activities and other stuff that got in between in the succeeding posts.

Abangan! 😉

When the Baby Gets Sick…

…the Mommy begins to panic! He was not sick with fever but he was not feeling well either.

Monday of last week, I took a half day off from work to be with my four-month old. After seeing the pictures which I asked my sister to take and send to me, I knew I had to rush home. The back of my baby’s ears were flaking again, but that time, they were red and itchy. The unbearable heat that day has caused my baby to sweat a lot. That too could have triggered the itch. He was so uncomfortable that he can’t even take a nap. My sister told me that he barely smiled, too. My parents had to turn on the AC so our baby could rest.

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What’s a working Mommy got to do? It’s a no-brainer; off to my parents’ house I go! Even if it means commuting with a bulky ice box on a schizo weather. Never mind if I have to hurdle the hassle of the commute that lay ahead.

When I reached my parents’ house, I was not able to get near my baby right away, much less take a peek of him. I need to rest, eat and take a bath so I could spare him from the germs and pollutants that have clung on me on my way home. When I have finally settled in, I went inside the room where he was in and kissed him and stroke his head. I laid my hand on him and prayed for his healing and comfort. Then, I took him to my breast to feed him and after that I let him sleep over me. It’s his most comfortable and favorite sleeping position. I gazed him, hugged him and kissed him some more.

When my husband came home that night, we wiped the back of our baby’s ears with a wet cotton and a bit of Oilatum soap to alleviate the itch. Whenever our baby boy would scratch his ears, we would gently block his hands and rub the area around his ears with utmost care.

My husband left us to stay at my parents’ bedroom so our little one could sleep through the night without scratching his ears. We have poor ventilation from where we currently live and it won’t do any good for our baby at that time. I also asked permission from my boss to take a VL the following day to take my baby to the doctor.

The next day, our baby boy is smiling again! He barely scratches his ears. We still used Oilatum when we gave him a bath. I still took him to the pedia just to have him checked. Too bad, she was still out of the country when we got to her clinic. I was about to look for another doctor but when I checked the back of his ears right after the secretary weighed him in, his skin is already back to normal! My baby is healed! :) To celebrate, we went to the mall to eat lunch with my family and enjoyed the AC minus the electric bill.

Our baby is well and he is happy again :) I’m one relieved and happy Mommy, too! :)

Planning Full Throttle

This it it! Everyday, I will work on planning for Louiji’s Baby Dedication. I will DIY everything that I can. I wish to execute those that I haven’t done during our wedding.

Also, I will not allow to bully me into indulging their requests, commands or anything that would go against my will and the plans that I’ve already made with my husband. This time, I will put my foot down. Promise!

Please also pray that everything will fall into place. The suppliers will be superb. Hindi sakit ng ulo. Our loved ones will back up our decisions. Walang kokontra. Every guest will be cooperative. Please also pray for the best weather so everyone will not have a hard time with travelling. We pray that Louiji’s dedication will be the best, fun and enjoyable time for all of us. Thanks a lot in advance :)