Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our First Baguio Trip...

... as a family. And also Luke's first long trip. :) We spent Christmas in my hometown and did some sight seeing too. Luke was too young to be interested in the butterflies but he enjoyed seeing greens and a lot of people.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What's Up!

Luke is finally napping giving me some time to be able to write something. I miss blogging a lot and now is a really good time to resume this hobby to document mine and my family's journey.

This post contains a summary of what we've been up to lately (holidays included).

First up, we survived a 5-hour drive with Luke! We spent Christmas up north in my hometown (Baguio City). I was both excited and worried. I was worried that Luke would start fussing and crying that we had to stop to calm him. But to our delight, he was calm. He fussed a little because he wanted to nurse. I can only offer him a bottle because I was scared to nurse in a moving vehicle. He slept the rest of the trip.

He seem to have enjoyed his first trip to Baguio. He was able to spend more time with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was all wrapped up for the cold weather. Of course I was excited to dress him up. Where we live, it is really warm so we take advantage of any opportunity to wear warmer clothes.

Second up, my husband and I celebrated our first year as a married couple. I was expecting a simple surprise celebration (yeah - surprise is my husband's thing and I love them surprises!), instead he booked us a villa, our own chef and a band that played the violin. How's that for a surprise! And they played one of our favorite songs and Luke's lullaby - La Vie En Rose. I really really loved the surprise. I love you babe!

Third up, we had our very first New Year celebration as a family in our very own home. I am not used to celebrating this holiday in this big city as I always spent it with my family up north. It was a simple yet fun and relaxed celebration. I loved it.

Other things going on, Luke will be eating his first solids soon so I have started hoarding baby utensils. I can't get enough of them. These utensils are too cute.

My husband will be flying out to Switzerland next week for a work assignment. Yeah, I know. It's sad. Luke and I will be flying out in a couple of months to join him though. Hopefully all goes well so that we can join him earlier.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Watching Luke Play

This is about 10 minutes of Luke's time in his bouncer. I was observing him and he was observing me and my camera. I love it when he plays quietly on his own. It gives me some time to complete some chores or just spend quiet time with him. 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Luke is now 5 months

The 5th month is so far the most challenging yet best month. Luke is being adventurous (just like Mommy), curious about most things around him. Sometimes he prefers playing over nursing which kind of worries me. Bath time is becoming more difficult because he keeps on moving and wanting to stand up or sit up. Anyway, I love how he looks around for me and calls for mam-ma. He loves being hugged by Mommy and Daddy. And of course he still loves playtime with Daddy.

Luke at 5 months:
- officially rolling over, back to stomach and stomach to back
- loves saying mam-ma and buh-buh
- his favorite toy is a stuffed worm
- still loves his bouncy chair even though he is too big to be on it
- likes observing Mommy and Daddy eating and makes a chewing motion
- likes the novelty of drinking from a feeding cup 
- twinkle twinkle little star calms him
- wears 6 to 9-month size pants
- sleeps more than 10 hours but still wakes up to nurse
- loves bath time

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Adventure

Two years ago I dreamt of leaving everything behind to travel around the world. My days were spent planning how I would go about this endeavor. Where do I start? How much do I need? How is my itinerary? I even had a book where I marked the places I will be visiting. It was going to be the best adventure ever.

These days, my days are spent differently. I no longer day dream of what could have been the best adventure ever. I am living it. I am not exactly executing what I have planned before. This is entirely new, more exciting than I have ever thought. And though my days are spent changing nappies or calming an inconsolable baby, there's no greater happiness and fulfillment than being a mother.

My plans of traveling is not totally trashed though. It is shelved for now and will be revisited. By then, travels will be a lot more fun because I will have travel buddies - my husband and my son.

The new adventure has begun.