The little things :)

My hubby works on different shifts – yesterday his schedule started at 3pm and ended at 11pm. Usually, after putting Ellie to sleep I became sleepy too and I won’t be able to wait for him to reach home by midnight.

Last night, I was under the covers, dreaming. Then he woke me up with tons of kisses and hugs. He kept on bugging me and making me laugh and asking me questions about what I did the whole day and another topic that I was too sleepy to give an answer too.

He got my attention. He started looking for our spare light bulb for the lamp shade, he wants to turn on the humidifier etc. I got up and told him to stop looking for it and just search for it when the morning comes but he insisted. So I got up and there I saw this pink-wrapped box. He got me a gift.

I was like ” what is this?” What is this??” and he told me “when did I give you a gift and told you what is inside?” My husband, he might get a bit of a snob at times but he is a sweet person -I am so blessed to have him as a partner in life. Whenever I think about it, he knows how to show his love for me in countless ways and I never asked for it. I never asked him for attention or time or even little things like good morning and good night kisses. He makes me look forward the little things that made me appreciate the big things even more.

Details.

Ellie1Ellie2Here are some of the details of Ellie’s first birthday :) After selecting, editing and uploading the pictures. I can’t help but feel proud of myself and my hubby too! From the concept up to the souvenirs,we were able to pull off this celebration.

I was able to organize big events before on my previous job, I never thought that planning the first birthday of our daughter will be a challenge.

If you want to know more about the details just let me know. :)

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Tips When You’re Travelling with a Baby

I’ve learned my lesson and I’ve learned it the hard way.So I am giving out few tips that might help you too.

1.) Dress yourself and your baby in a very chill and comfortable clothes. I said goodbye to my “I-need-to-travel-wearing-these-because..” clothes.  Dressing comfortably is an advantage for us and Ellie too!

2.) Pack in your carry-on the food and/or formula you will need for the duration of your travel day, and bring LOTS of extra (better safe than sorry) Plus, these foodies will at least keep them busy for some time.

3.) and some of their favorite toy/s. One or Two is okay. In our case – Minnie Mouse did the job.

4.) ALWAYS bring at least 2 sets of extra clothes for the baby – for you, an extra shirt /dress will do.

5.) First-aid kit!

6.) If your baby’s ears seem to hurt from air pressure changes during takeoff and landing, encourage him to breastfeed or suck on a bottle, pacifier, or sippy cup.Thank God, Ellie was an angel during our trip.No drama and no fussiness.

7.) Travel with a baby carrier AND a stroller. I know this is an additional load but it is a big help during unexpected moments and when you travel with a baby… unexpected moments happen frequently ( I don’t know why).

8.) Be cool. Things will go wrong like they sometimes will. A good laugh will help you surpass the moment.

9.) Focus on your baby and your partner. Don’t mind the strangers around you throwing dagger-looks if your baby is being cranky and unimaginable things are happening. You don’t know them and they don’t know you.

10.) Bring a camera and capture all the fun.

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TagTrip : Family Vacation HK

Ola I’m back! I wasn’t able to post for a while not because of work but because we finally had our long awaited family vacation. Working overseas made me and my hubby look forward to our annual month long vacation (and staycations and out-of-town dates of course!)

We went to HK. We had a hard time… why? because the booking we made from Cleartrip does not match the booking I had on my printed ticket! After an hour of waiting we finally board our flight hangry and pissed but as soon as we the plane took off I calmed down hehe :)

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Family Vacation 2016 :) First of the many. DXB to HK

We arrived HK 11am and our journey started. Travelling with a baby is not as easy as I thought it will be.The good thing about our stay in Mongkok was, everything was just a stone throw away. We stayed in Stanford Hotel – the people here are very accommodating. The room is not spacious enough but still good enough for 2 adults and 1 baby. You can walk going here from the MTR Mongkok Station Exit D3. :)

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Although I am thankful that Ellie was such an angel during the whole flight. We rested and started our adventure at 3:30 pm just as I planned. We went to Tsim Tsa Tsui East to Victoria Harbour and Promenade where we watched the sunset and ate HK street foods :) We also checked out Temple St. Night Market + Sneakers St.(yes!  sneakers and rubber shoes everywhere)  and also the Ladies Market.

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Our trip to HK Disneyland deserves another blog post :)

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Freeze Frame.

I was browsing some momma magazines last weekend and I came across some articles about planning birthday parties for our little one. Everything looks dainty and cute. Then I just realized that Ellie will turn 8 months and in no time she’ll be one year already. At first I thought some mothers are just over reacting when they say that they want to keep their babies as babies forever. Well…nope… I just realized that it is not over reacting or exaggerating one’s feelings because I for one would love to keep Ellie as our baby for a much longer time. If only I could do that. If only.

It feels like last week that we learned that we’re having a baby girl. Sometime I really miss the days when she’s so tiny and fragile – nowadays she stretches and kicks and explore the world around her crib or our bed.She screams and giggles and laughs and even show her disagreement every time I tell her something. Amidst all the cute antics that she is doing we can see that she is a sweet little girl. We are thankful that we don’t have a hard time during sleeping and eating time. Actually from her first day up to now, she never gives us a hard time and hopefully it will continue until she graduates college or the years after that.

I know that I cannot keep her under my wings forever. I need to let her go eventually so that she can be whatever she wants to be. I know that it is not an easy thing to do for a mom but like what they always say… I will cross the bridge when I get there. :)