Diaries

Peaceful

Ari turned 2 months old! Ever since he went through the infamous 6-8 weeks fussy phase (those two weeks were killer), he’s been a lot more smiley and social. He coos a lot more now too. But the downside is: when he smiles too much, he uses up all his energy then you have a cranky baby in about 30 minutes flat. It’s like clockwork. But now we know how to tire him out — get him to smile. (more…)

A Good Season

Hello! I don’t know where to start! I haven’t updated much since Ari was born but that’s because with a newborn, everything goes up in the air. I have, however, learned the art of blogging while breastfeeding ever since I downloaded the WordPress app. Let’s do a rapid-fire update shall we? Then I’ll get into it in the end.

  • So this happened: 
  • Russ and I celebrated 4 years of marriage in April 
  • Ari is now six weeks old. He got his shots a few days ago. Here’s a picture from when he turned one month old.
  • And he has also started smiling and cooing.
  • I celebrated my first Mother’s Day!

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Ari’s Birth Story

Ari’s original estimated due date was on March 29, a couple days after his daddy’s birthday. Russ and I spent all of March waiting for this kid. We finished the nursery, washed all the baby clothes, and organized the entire house before March because we thought our son might come at any moment and we wanted to be prepared. We even celebrated Russell’s birthday early. Then March 29 came…and went. I went to all my OBGYN appointments every week and each week the nurse taking my blood pressure and weight will comment how baby wasn’t here yet. I continued grocery shopping and the cashiers at the store started to recognize me and ask me when my baby was coming. I felt a lot of pressure to pop out this kid but he was on his own time. It got hard leaving the house because random people will comment about how I looked “ready to pop” which, yes I was ready to pop, but I didn’t need the constant reminder that baby wasn’t here yet. (more…)

39.5 Week Update

Yup, still pregnant! Hopefully this will be the last pregnancy update…hehe. Bonus: this post is being published on Russell’s birthday! Let’s see if our son decides to come out on his dad’s birthday to say hello 🙂

Baby’s due date is fast approaching and he still isn’t here yet. You can say Russ and I are excited. Everyday, we wake up and wonder if this is the day he’ll make his appearance. It feels like this is the first lesson in parenthood – that you won’t be able to control your child. The baby will come when the baby comes. And that’s okay, but we’re so excited!

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Nursery and Name Reveal!

I figured it was time to blog about the nursery. As we await the arrival of our baby, here’s an update of what I’ve been up to: Project Nursery.

I’ve cleaned and organized, emptied and reorganized, vacuumed, re-vacuumed – over and over again. Seriously, the baby needs to get here already because there’s only so many ways you can organize baby socks. Anyways, the room we used as the nursery is (Was? Still is) the guest bedroom. Here’s the first time I blogged about the Guest Room and how we designed it when we first moved in: Virtual Home Tour: The Guest Room.

After doing all of that, about a year later we decided to make it into a baby room when we found out about our pregnancy. It wasn’t a big project to take on since Russ and I are always switching up our room decor. But it was a slow process since it took me awhile to collect the furniture for the nursery. So let’s start the blog. (more…)