Took a few outdoor maternity photos back in October. Two months later, we thought it would be fun to go the exact same place and did similar poses to show the process of my pregnancy.
Our nursery room is slowly coming together. Baby shopping is an extremely dangerous activity. Everything for baby is so small and cute that it just becomes hard to resist not to buy everything you see. Here is what we have currently in the room:
3) Fox blanket
7) Fox mug for mommy
‘When is your baby shower?’… At first, I was quite against the idea of having a baby shower. It seemed like an event that people were forced to get us gifts. And then our best friends told us that gifts were only one part of the event. The main idea was for our dearest friends to show us how much they love us and they wanted to spread the joy of welcoming a new member into our circle of friends. Also, there will be food, tasty pastries and sandwiches… So, we said yes to the shower.
The event turned out to be the most amazing baby shower with the most delicious food like I was promised. It got fox cupcakes (our favourite animal), freshly baked scones, fruit and veggie kabobs, cake, multiple selections of finger sandwiches and macaroons.
Everyone brought a story book to the shower and each of them was signed with a special message to our baby. When the baby grows up and reads the messages, she will know how much she is loved by her parents friends even before she is born.
I never feel comfortable having my photographs taken by other people. I just feel awkward with a frozen smile. However, I do want to leave some record of me being pregnant (after all this is one of the most daunting yet weirdly exciting time of my life). I have decided to do my own maternity photos with a tripod and remote control. And here is the first of the series…
For our new nursery, we want it to be really fun and colourful. I’m not a big friend of wallpaper or wall decal, so naturally when my designer brother offers to paint my nursery wall, I know I can count on him to bring my vision into reality.
There are a few must-have items I want on the nursery wall:
1) A bear
2) Simple and bold background
3) Gender neutral colour
After going to my friend Pinterest for some advices, I came across a post from Emily Henderson blog. That post gave me tons of inspirations and ideas. I created a mood board for my brother to illustrate what I’m looking for. A few days later, he gives me the design and it is exactly how I would imagine it…
Everyone knows babies are expensive. I’m searching the web up and down to find free baby samples, baby coupons and sweepstakes. This list will be updated as I receive them:
Shoppers v.i.b. programs
Sign up on Shoppers website. You must be a Shoppers member to get the freebies.
Freebie: Bib, diaper, baby wipes, baby wash, Optimum coupons for baby products
Babies R Us
You must create a baby registry in store to get the freebies
Freebie: Newborn diaper, baby wipes, rash cream sample, baby wash, Playtex bottle, nursing pads, pacifier, baby wash cloth, coupons
Sign up on Nestle Baby website.
Freebie: Diaper bag, Nestle Good Start baby formula (340g), change pad, pacifier, 4 bottles of disposable ready to feed infant formula, diaper, coupons
Sign up on Similac website.
Freebie: 8 bottles of disposable ready to feed infant formula, Similac Advance infant formula (352g), Similac regular infant formula (227g), coupons
Buying a crib is a big decision for new parents. There are many factors that will affect the decision. Safety, comfort, practical, price and the most important factor for me, style. Here are some of the top my choices…
4. Oeuf – Rhea
I have always wanted to buy an accent chair for our living room. Now that I’m pregnant, I finally have a reason to drop some serious money on the most comfortable chair ever… Just for ME… Well while holding my baby!
The search on finding the perfect chair is a lot of fun. I have never known how comfortable a chair can be until I try sitting in a nursing chair. It rocks, it glides, it reclines and it has amazing back support. Here are some of the nursing chairs I have tried and absolutely love. Now I just need to figure out which one to get…
2. West Elm
3. Dwell Studio