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Birthday Surprise!

I almost thought that my birthday is over already. But the first Monday of my 28th was a bit different. I was at my room until I heard my Mother calling me out. I went down and saw my 2 Childhood friends.. surprising me with Balloons, cake, flowers and a gift while singing Happy Birthday!

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Oh they even have party hats! haha and yes, they look younger than me because they are really younger than me. Just around 22-23 years old! The reason that I look young too because I have young friends! haha

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I was really surprised and Happy! They said that they have already planned this on my Birthday but saw my post on facebook that I am not at home on my Birthday so they opt to go on Monday. They even showed me a video in which they were preparing for the surprise.

So they brought a cake and I blew them, we ate them afterwards.

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The flowers, partyhats and the gift! I opened it and it was a cute maternity blouse, my favorite color blue and polkadots. I wore it just yesterday and got a few compliments.

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Milo even joined the party! So cute!

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Eversince , they always have a way of surprising me. I do not do much for them on their birthdays but they are just so sweet I want to cry!! I’ll definitely miss them once i move to Bryan’s house.

It is times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have such sweet friends that even though I do not really see them much, they always do the sweetest things ever!

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Another year, A new beginning

Last May 20, I celebrated my 28th birthday. I really do not have any plans for that day but my College friends wanted to have a mini overnight get together on my birthday so I agreed. Before we went at Azure Urban residences. I treated my Mom and Oli to have a brunch out, just a simple eat out to celebrate my birthday with them and it will be our Last eat out with Oli because during that time there were only 2 days left before she leaves for Malaysia with my Sister.

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After our mini celebration, I went and met up with Sheryl so we could go together. It was just a simple get together, we met Marianne at SM Bicutan and then to the condo unit that we had reserved. Marianne was assigned to bring the essentials during out stay there, snacks, coffee, water and utensils.

Sheryl, bought a cake for me because I’ve been bugging them to by me a cake already haha! I bought our Lunch and Joyce bought our lunch for the next day.

As soon as we got to the place, we were so hungry so we ate our Lunch but they only ate the Pizza. After that we fixed our things and prepared to go swimming.

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They were insisting that I have my photo taken showing my Bump, but this was all that I could give! LOL

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After swimming, we stayed for a few more minutes and talked. We were only the few ones left in the swimming area. While talking to each other and catching up, Bryan texted me and wanted to see me on my Birthday. He was out for work in their client around Sucat (good thing!). So I agreed and provided him the details of the place we are staying at so he could join us for dinner.

As soon as he got to our place. Me and my friends decided to take pictures with the Cake. Yep, everything was just for Photo op! hahaha!

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So since Bryan came, my friends were teasing us and suggested that the two of us eat at the restaurant by the pool. They were insisting that Bryan and I have an intimate dinner together. So we agreed again.

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This was the restaurant in the middle of the Pool area.

Nothing extravagant but it was just a simple dinner of me celebrating my Birthday with my two Boys 🙂

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It was also raining a bit during that time, as they say if it is raining on your birthday, it just means that you’ll be full of blessings for the coming year. Keeping my fingers crossed for that!

I am now 28 years old, never imagined that I’ll be pregnant on my 28th birthday but I think that this is the best birthday gift so far. It was unexpected, nothing that we planned but so happy it happened. This coming year will be full of struggles, adjustments and will definitely be exhausting but I am looking forward to all of it because I have my two boys with me.

Thankful for another year, a new beginning and our soon bundle of joy.

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Lil Man Mason’s Baby Shower DIYs

Last Sunday which is apparently also Mother’s day (my first!) was also Mason’s Baby shower. As I mentioned in my previous post, my bestfriends and I did and created every detail for the the party.

Weeks before the party we were already planning. I told them that I would like a Mustache theme because I saw one post on the internet about it and fell inlove. I couldnt do the Navy theme because Bryan is not a Marine or what haha so Mustache is the best option and it is easy to draw or cut out.

2weeks before the event we went out and had a dinner at a mall in which we imagined what we would want the party to be. Most of the plans about the backdrop, centerpiece and the cake are from them. we bought the materials, went to daiso,national bookstore and grocery to buy them. I told them that the cupcakes, games, prizes and favors would be on me because I want to thank the guests personally.

At work, I multitasked, I cut print outs and think of ways in which I can design the favors. I at least had 3 samples before I finally decided on what I want in which I created just 2 days before the party. I asked my work mate to buy huge cookies for me. She got me 6 packs of cookies that’s 660php all in.

A week before the event, we went to Mich’s house so we could start with the decors. It was a hot day, Irene was not even feeling well but they were determined to complete the Diaper cake on that day. I helped out with cut outs. We spent all afternoon and came home past 10pm.

A day before the event, Irene was still a bit off so we just communicated through Facebook and Michelle continued with the plan. I didn’t go because I need to complete the favors and cupcake toppers as well. Also, aside from the diaper cake, I have no idea what they would do with the back drop.

On the day of the event, Bryan and I went out early to buy cupcakes at brownies. They were selling 3 for 100 cakes so we bought 9. That’s 300php. We grabbed a taxi asked to first go to Mich’s house to fetch them. We all went together at the place.

At Shakeys we saw one of our high school friends, Sheryl. The earliest bird of all our guests (an hour early!) She helped out in putting all the decors.

Bryan has not yet uploaded the photos on his DSLR so bear with the Iphone photos I grabbed from my friends’ posts.


This was the final result of all the hardwork. Bryan helped out as well in putting all the banners and letters of Mason’s name.


These were the cookie favors that I personally wrapped.This was just a simple white paper bag with plastic bag inside and I decorated with watashi tape, blue ribbon and the tag. Bryan also helped in packing and wrapping all the cookies with me.

The party prizes, a wooden toiletry set. I bought them at Japan homes for 80php. I bought 5 so its a total of 400php. Added blue ribbons and tags.


The cupcakes and cupcake toppers (i just searched google and printed them out) in which I got the toothpicks from a restaurant a night before the party. Hah!


Of course my favorite cake ever! The three later diaper cake of Mason! This was really effort to do. I saw how tired Mich and Irene were while doing this.


Michelle also created and printed out a stand that says Mason’s Mustache bash! Cute!


let’s not forget the banners!! We bought it at the grocery and Michelle added letters on them!

 Im not really sure about this haha! But this was the centerpiece for each table.

It was just a simple celebration and I didn’t expect anything for the party decors but everything turned out more than what we hoped for. This is just one of those events and celebrations that we will be having now that we are having Mason. We’re so thankful for my two best friends. Without them this will not be a success. I am truly happy that we have these people to help us out and are very supportive. Looking forward to more party planning with them!!

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Weekly Bump at 30

I am honestly confused on how many weeks I am this week. Last Check up my doctor said im 27 weeks, the reliever said im 29. As per ultrasound I am 29 going 30 weeks. So Im going to stick to week 30 because my due is around first week of July 9-12 I guess. See?even my due date is indefinite! haha!

Anyway, My bump is so big now!photo 1

I don’t even have time to take pictures anymore because I feel so fat! hehe. Also, this is my only decent selfie for this week. hehe! I think that my nose is getting fat too. haha! My hair is so long I am tempted to cut it,as it is becoming hard to manage with this kind of weather. Hair color is also on the loose. I think I have a lot to do with my hair months after I deliver Mason. I still use the same thing with my face, face powder only and lip tint to make me look human. #nofilter Lol.

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Another thing is I am bit excited and busy for Mason’s baby shower. I have created an event on Facebook to know who will be able to attend the celebration. And Collaborated with an online store, we opt to have my wishlist on the Site:

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I still have lots to do for the giveaways and thank goodness we’ll have a long weekend I’ll be able to prepare and complete some of them.

Going back to my bump, Mason is always on a graveyard shift! haha. He is seems to be moving late midnight and early morning. It is becoming difficult to sleep because I get distracted when he kicks and moves. Also, I am a bit disappointed with myself because I can’t seem to control my habit of eating sweets! Especially for ice creams, halo halo and anything cold and sweet. It is so hot nowadays and I can’t say no to these foods! I don’t want to regret any of this so I need to be strict next Month and until my due date. 🙂

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Weekend bonding

Since I got pregnant and since I still live with my parents and so is Bryan it has been our weekly habit that he would spend his weekends with us. Last night was a bit unexpected as our parents met for the first time. It was a quick encounter and it was only my mom and his dad. Although it was just a quick one, it is nice that they already saw each other.

Anyway,  going back to our weekends together. We would usually just stay here at home, eat sleep and then talk about our plans and eat again.heh! Today was a bit different, he was working because he brought his laptop. We ordered pizza but it never came. lol wut?! So I was already turning into hulk because I was really hungry already. Since he was also hungry we went out to the nearest mall.

We ate shabu shabu and took some photos. I told him that we do not take photos anymore and imiss having new ones with him. Also we love trying new dishes and restaurants and its worth taking a memory.


  
  
I noticed that I am already getting chubbier. hehe!

Nothings special about this day but I realized that It is just one of those days that every relationship needs. Nothing extravagant, just the time together, doing the things you enjoy (for us it is Eating!) is enough to know that you make each other happy.

I know Bryan and I will have a lot more of days like this! He promised that nothing will change even if mason is out. We will still go out and eat and have a date atleast once a month?! lol. Fair enough.

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A Glimpse

Last Saturday we went at Baby Ultrasound and Co. in Robinsons Malate. They said that we could go as walk in and there’s no need to call for an appointment but there is a cut off. We came around 2pm, there are already a lot of people but the doctor is not yet available so we filled up forms and chose our package: 3D with fetal biometry we did not opt to have 4d because aside from it is expensive is that we do not think we would be able to watch it often, it is more important to know that he is moving everyday.
Anyway, since the doctor/ob Sonographer is not yet around we strolled around the mall and canvassed for Bryan’s laptop. I get tired easily so we would sit every now and then. Finally around 5:30pm we decided to wait inside the room since the doctor already came. At 6, I was called in.

The ambiance of the ultrasound room is very relaxing, they have a huge monitor in front of the bed for us to see the baby. Also, the bed is very homie, I mean it just feels like you are at home with the prints and the pillows. They have a huge couch at the bedside, it is where the dads would sit to watch the monitor and to be near the mommies.

So the ultrasound started, KY jelly was put on and the very nice sonographer maneuvered over my tummy. I was a bit nervous (what if there’s something wrong!?) for the first few videos I’m not sure what I am seeing haha! (its blurry and I do not have my eye glasses on! huhu) But once the OB checked my baby’s face, I swear I felt my face lit up as well. Baby was so stubborn he keep on covering his face with his hands. I also saw him cry because the OB and assistant were trying to distract him by touching and moving my tummy. But being stubborn as he is, he insisted. We were not able to capture a good photo so the OB suggested we walk and allow my bladder to be full and come back in a few minutes.

After walking we came back and there is no patient left. So we proceeded again with the ultrasound. Still he was very stubborn, they kept on touching and moving my tummy, I have to change my position sideways so that we can see his face. And after a few twist and turns we saw his face, and he even smiled!!

The OB said he looks like his father but also got a few of my features. I guess, he got his father’s nose! His cheeks were so chubby that made me think to lessen my sweets and carbs, I’m sorry baby.

Here are some of his 3d photos

  
I’mreally in love with his nose! haha, I remembered i kept touching Bryan’s nose because i like it so much.

We were really happy that day. Pictures are enough for the meantime as we wait for him. Bryan was so so happy that he even posted it on Facebook, in which I allowed since I am so proud as well..hi-hi!

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Summer Team building

My Team has been requesting for a summer outing for the longest time already. So last weekend, we finally went on our first ever Team building in Candelaria, Zambales. One of my members suggested that we choose Puerto del Mar as they offer a Boat ride going to Potipot Island.

So since I am 26 weeks pregnant, I needed to bring my Boyfriend as a chaperone and to assist me with all the fuss of traveling. This is quite a good idea since he hasnt been out of their house for the longest time, he is too busy for work. Also, this will be our first outing with the baby boy.

I didn’t had the chance to take photos inside the Resort but  the rooms and the cottages are well cleaned and looks decent enough. Also, the sand is not white so I waited til our Potipot tour to take some photos. (Oh how I miss white sand and the beach!)

Here are some of the photos I took:

This was our boat ride going to Potipot. The boys are in another boat and it took them a long time to get to Potipot, we have to wait for them since their boat is having some issues with the machine.

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Touchdown Potipot. While waiting for the boat of the Boys, we took some photos.

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Of course, I always do photos with me showing my back (Lol) Just kidding! I just think that this pose is a bit dramatic and the details of my dress, bag and hat are so cute in back view!heh!

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Strolling around the Island..

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took some photos of the souvenirs and accessories because they are so colorful!

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Actually Potipot is just a small Island and when we were there, a lot of people are also there so it is a bit crowded. But still, the view is worthwhile.

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Boat docks.

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Of course, I didn’t miss the opportunity to take solo photos as this will be my last outing this summer before I start my Third Trimester.

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and Biggs’ solo shots too. I didn’t see him for two weeks and upon seeing him during our outing.. I was surprised that he gained a lot of weight!!! haha! Dad Bod is it!

Some of my members said that we look exactly alike. What do you think? haha! Since we will be having a baby boy, I would want our little one to look like him. I do not trust my face.

Here’s the group Picture!

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The outing is just from Friday night to Sunday morning. A bit short but nevertheless at least got to spend time and bond outside the office.