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Alexa @ 4 Months

My baby is 4 months old today!

Mommy and Daddy is having so much fun playing with her. She would laugh and make a high-pitched “aaaaahhhh!!!” when she’s happy. She’s is starting to imitate sounds around her, and the one she imitates best is Mommy’s cough! Lol!

Alexa loves it when people notice her and talk to her, and cries when nobody does. What an attention-seeker! Just like Grandpa, haha! She also likes watching TV, those shows with people talking because she thinks that they are talking to her. While watching, she would smile and respond.

At night, she can sleep for 5 to 7 hours straight, which is good because Mommy and Daddy gets some rest too. No more sleepless nights! I hope her sleeping pattern stays that way.

When awake, she doesn’t like lying down. She would try to pull herself to sit up, which she can’t do yet. She can lie on her side, though. And she loves eating her fingers! (I think she’s sucking on her fingers to pacify her hunger at night, she doesn’t want to wake us up!)

If only I could just spend the whole day cuddling this cutie pie. *gigil*

*Gigil n. 1 tagalog word; trembling or gritting of the teeth in response to a situation that overwhelms your self-control. 2 when seeing a cute baby, one gets overwhelmed that it’s hard to resist from pinching the baby’s cheeks.

How Dad is at Home

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I know I’ve been gone for quite some time. Here’s just some humor to start me off into the writing mood.

It has been crazy busy these past weeks with the holidays and other things. We went back to Manila so Alexa can meet the rest of the family. They were all so excited to see her. Who wouldn’t be? She’s such a doll!

She’s turning four months tomorrow! Oh, time… can you slow down a bit?

Some more recipes on my Pinterest are yet to be tried out. I’ll keep you posted on that.

Lunch break’s over, gotta get back to work! Ciao!

P.S. It’s kinda late, but I do hope you had a great Christmas celebration and a joyful start of 2014. We did! I ate too much though, so I need to do something about these extra pounds, asap!

Alexa @ 2 Months

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Alexa turns 2 months old today. Isn’t she lovely in that little dress and pink headband?

Daddy and I were amazed the first time we heard Alexa’s “ooh” sounds like she can understand what we are telling her. She would look at us in the eye as if she’s trying to remember every detail of her parents’ faces. And those little giggles? Priceless!

At night, we sleep next to each other, and I would wake up with her lying on one side facing me. In a few weeks, maybe she would already be rolling over to lie on her tummy. Another milestone of hers to look forward to!

We can’t wait to see how she is as a toddler, a school kid, and as a grown up. But of course, we’re taking things one step at a time and we would not want to miss her “firsts” for anything.

A great weekend to all!

Alexa’s First Week

Today, Baby Alexa is 9 days old. These 9 days have been a challenging but learning experience for me and hubby, being first time parents.

I still cannot believe that she’s here already, and that I am already a mommy.

Her first photo at home

Like a boss!

Drink up!

Nice eyebrows, ‘no? That’s the first thing that people notice when they first see her.

She had her first day out yesterday. We visited her pediatrician and applied for her passport. Her Auntie is coming over to visit next week so she can expect more day and night outs around the city.

More updates soon. Will be baking some brownies to give my gyne tomorrow as a thank you gift for a job well done.

Thanks for dropping by!

Baby Shower for Baby Alexa

In about five weeks from now, another life-changing experience will be coming to our lives. Baby Alexa is due to arrive and meet us all!

In preparation to that, we had our new home blessed and had a small baby shower get together with our close friends last Saturday. The preparation was a lot of fun, having my friends Ms. S and Ms. C to help me out in cooking, baking and decorating while we chat, laugh, and catch up on each other’s life stories.

The baby shower ideas that I have gathered from Pinterest were a huge help! We did not have an outdoor BBQ party as planned, but instead had a simple lunch-to-dinner at home for convenience and comfort.

Of course, I did not want to miss this opportunity to do the dessert table for our first born. And so, I want to share with you how it all turned out.

Lovin’ PINK already! And I am happy with the way all the details have matched and turned out really pretty.

These cute paper lanterns are from Daiso (at S$2.00 each.. love that place!).

The pink cherry bunting and baby feet are free printables found in the internet (sources can be found on the template). Thanks to the generous sources, it saved me so much time and effort to do the decors.

As mentioned in my post sometime last month, Alexa’s nickname is MAX, hence Baby Max written on the bunting. It has already been approved by her grandpa (my dad). He wants a baby boy, so for the meantime a boy-sounding name will do. Haha!

Free printables are also used to decorate the treats. Click below for the sources:

Our baked goodies on improvised platters — chocolate crinkles on a wooden chopping board, mini carrot muffins on a cupcake stand (out of 2 plates of different sizes and a coffee mug in between. No gluing done.), and cinnamon mini donuts on a plate with light blue paper. I will post the recipes soon!

Alexa’s parents… Daddy on the left, mommy on the right. Do you think mommy’s cuter than daddy? *wink*

Light pink table cloth, bright pink doily-like table runner (originally an anti-slip mat, but its color contrast to the table cloth is pretty so had to use it here!), and pink with white polka dots photo frame are all from Daiso (also at S$2.00 each. Everything you can find there is at S$2.00!). White photo frames are from Ikea.

It was a fun day for everyone. Tiring though from all the preparations that hubby and I had to sleep in till noon of Sunday. But it was all worth it.

Hope you liked my baby shower table setup. I will definitely do it again for Alexa’s first birthday, or a friend’s baby shower… let’s see what event will come up next.

Please stay tuned for the recipes of the baked treats I made.

Happy Monday!

Ideas: Nursery for Baby Girl

Hi everyone!

Recently, I have been collecting inspiration for the nursery. I want it simple, soft, and white, with touches of grey and pastels.

Here are some of them, collected in my Pinterest board, Baby Love:

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Love the soft pastel colors! Just replace the blue color with pastel pink, it would be perfect for a baby girl nursery.

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I would prefer gray + pink…

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White + mint is also love!

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Don’t you love the natural lighting?

Which one is your favorite?

I am also collecting inspirations for nursery room accents and decorations. I will share it with you in another post.

Today, we are starting to pack our things for the house move which will happen in three weeks… excited!

Have a great weekend to you all!