Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hello! I'm back and I'm sorry.

Hi my dear blog. It's been a while -- over a year, to be exact. I never really intended to leave this blog hanging or go into a hiatus but somehow I just did. So what exactly happened? Well, it's simple. Motherhood happened.

My last post was mid-October 2016, which was almost two weeks before I gave birth. I ended up having my beautiful, healthy, baby boy at the end of October (if you're on the Blue Purse social media accounts you probably found out), and my life has been upside down since then. He's now a year old, and he has me and Aleq wrapped around his pudgy finger.

The baby earlier, playing with his dino friend after having lunch.

I am currently typing up this post while he's napping and I'm trying to be as quiet as I can. I don't even know at this point if I'll finish this post but I'm sure going to try.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

First Baby Shopping Trip, Gifts, and Parenting Mistake

Throughout my pregnancy, people always told me and the husband to wait until after our baby showers before buying things for the baby. Family were also quite superstitious and suggested we buy stuff on the eighth month. Thankfully, we followed everyone's advice. Over the past few months and during our baby showers, we found that we wouldn't have to buy much. We received enough gifts and hand-me-downs from family and friends to get us through the first days, and for that, we're extremely grateful.

Our First Baby Shopping Experience

The weekend before last was only the first time we went to actual stores to buy things for the baby. It was also my first time at the mall in maybe eight months, because with everything that happened to me during this pregnancy, I've been forced to stay home or within the confines of our neighborhood the entire time. We only made it to two stores -- Baby Company and SM Department Store -- because that's how far my energy lasted, but it was enough. A and I were so overwhelmed with all the baby stuff we didn't know about and had to make decisions on! We thought it was best to just buy the few things we need for the hospital and then just research more about all the other things that we will need once the baby is born. Here's what we got:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Preggo Fun: Is your baby a boy or a girl?

There are so many old wives' tales and myths surrounding baby gender. Some say if your nose gets bigger during pregnancy or your skin gets dark or pimply you're having a boy. If you're glowing and looking prettier than ever then you're having a girl. Others say if your belly looks round you're having a boy, but if your belly is wider you're having a girl. Then there are others who say if your baby's heartbeat is less than 140, you're having a boy, but if it's greater than 140 you're having a girl.

There are many other sayings out there, but I can tell you, it seems completely random! As you might already know, we already found out what our baby is. It's a boy! And let me tell you -- almost everyone, even total strangers who came up to me or people I talked to in forums, thought I was having a girl. Also, I have a friend who was pregnant almost at the same time as me, and we had completely opposite symptoms -- yet we're both having boys.

Well, recently, Tiny Prints emailed me about this little quiz they've come up with that helps you predict the sex of your baby, just for fun. I thought it was really cute and took it to see if it would match up with ours.

What do you know, it did! Whether you're expecting and you can't wait to find out what your baby is, or you've found out like we do, or you've already had your baby, you might want to check it out.

  Did the quiz get it right? Let me know what result you got in the comments!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 32-35 Weeks

Hi! Here's my latest pregnancy update. I would like to remember this special time, so I'm documenting it! The past month was hectic, plus I got sick, which was why I wasn't able to update much. I turn a new week every Wednesday (my apps moved up for some reason). I'm actually on the first day of my 36th week now, so let's catch up shall we? Here's the first ever pregnancy update, and you can find all the pregnancy updates in this tag.

32-35 weeks!

Our Baby Showers for Little Boy Blue

"Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn. The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn. But where is the boy who looks after the sheep? He's under a haystack, he's fast asleep." - Old nursery rhyme

Our 33th week was crazy busy because that weekend was filled with baby showers thrown by our family and friends. That Saturday, Aleq's family threw us a baby shower and also celebrated the hubby's birthday. Then the next day on Sunday, my cousin Lek and friend Clang organized a shower with family and friends. We had both events at our place, since I really haven't been able to venture far during my entire pregnancy due to my condition. Thank you everyone for sprinkling our baby with so much love!

Our Maternity Photo Shoot at 30 Weeks

We had a super quick and casual maternity shoot at home a couple of weeks ago, when I was at 30 weeks. Aleq and I have been so focused on the serious side of pregnancy that we never thought of doing one until my cousin Sheila texted me one day saying she was coming over to take pics. She went to our place one Saturday and we just did a 30-minute shoot here. It was fun. If it wasn't for her, we wouldn't have these photos to remember this time in our lives, so thank you so much, Shell! 

As for our Little Boy Blue, we're so excited to see you soon, baby! <3 p.s. Thanks to our friend Jing for the baby's shoes and onesie + our sis Ate Weng for my dress! Okay, without further ado, here go the pictures. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 30-31 Weeks

Hi! Here's my now bi-weekly pregnancy update. I would like to remember this special time, so I'm documenting it! I turn a new week every Wednesday (my apps moved up for some reason), so I'm trying to do these posts during the middle of the week. Here's the first ever pregnancy update, and you can find all the pregnancy updates in this tag.

30 and 31 weeks!