Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sneak Peak of our Master Bedroom/Nursery

Hello Friends!

Yes, I'm still here. 

All I can say is between being pregnant and the 'Peak of Pediatric season' (yes, school and sports physical galore), I am just darn too tired and lazy to write a post so I apologize my friends :-(

But today, I want to share with you one of the things that's been keeping' us more busy. 

Aside from the usual normal nesting things that pregnant moms do, you all know that our baby will be sleeping in our room with us, so we started setting this up as soon as the baby shower was done!

So here's a sneak peak of what we've been up to!


Changing area

We are not done yet. 
But I thought I'd share it already because I am just so excited!!!

The changing table was gift from one of Sophia's future godmother. Actually a lot of the stuff here are gifts from friends or family.  :-)

I framed an old "Land of Nod" ABC poster I've had forever (Yes, I have been dreaming of a baby girl for as long as I can remember and I grabbed this poster from the Land of Nod outlet store when we were still living in Chicago... back in 2006!!!), and added the white IKEA picture ledges for displaying toys, Baby lotions etc...

Details of Changing area shelves

Baby's girlie stuff within easy reach
I added Command Hooks at the very bottom ledge to hang her ribbons and put some of her baby socks up top. Isn't it cute?

Since it's a Diaper Changing area, I had to have a diaper organizer right? 
I got this first...

Munchkin Diaper Duty Organizer
It was on my registry and I got it as a gift. However, I realized it was  way too big !

So then I exchanged it to this from TARGET...

Eddie Bauer Diaper Caddy
I thought it was practical since I could lug it around everywhere. 
However, this too was too big as well.

So like any blogger, why not just make my own?!
So I used this $1 wire basket I got from Target a couple of years back and spray-painted it gold.

I think it fit the table perfectly. I added the pink pail (from a gift packaging too)to put
her brush, comb, etc.

I placed  our DEKOR Diaper Pail on one side ( from a friend)

... and the cute Elephant hamper on the other (from my sis)

Here are more sneak peaks...


Bird mobile ready and hung up!

A gallery wall in our room at last? Where? You'll see... eventually. :-)

Like I said, we're not done yet, the room needs some more tweaking and decor upgrade and hopefully, I can share this with you all soon... and of course, enjoy it with my newborn baby!!!



Have a Great Week!!!


VEL 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Our RAINBOW Baby Shower

Our weekend was H-E-C-T-I-C!
Hectic in a good way because we had our BABY SHOWER!!!!

Entry to the party room
Everything was planned and set-up by my close friends who willingly called themselves  
"VEL'S BABY SHOWER DIVAS"!

We truly appreciate all the planning, time, effort and love they've given to us for this special event!
I mean the baby shower was probably one of the BEST gift itself!
Only thing I did was pick a theme - RAINBOW, and sent out invites to my other friends!

Take a look...

Wall decoration- check out those trees on the side made up of leaves with green trash bags

Another angle - love the picket fence! There were flowers at the bottom too that I failed to capture!
Ceiling decoration with personalized mobile with our pics and ultrasound photos!
Center table with gifts, prizes, cakes and giveaways

Another view
Some of the baby bottle giveaways!
Baby cake made by a friend - take note, everything on the cake is edible except for the swan & carriage!

Diaper cake I made for my baby - Hey, I made one for my girlfriends, of course I need to
make one for my own! ;-)
Dessert Table
Slide show

Some of the centerpiece

Another colorful centerpiece
All the food

Yum!
We also had games - my friend Luisa was one of the winners in guessing my belly girth! We also had Baby Bingo, guess the baby's weight and height (prize will come later of course)
My lovely neighbors

Former Co-workers

Friends


And these were the ladies responsible for this memorable and fun-filled day!


My Baby Shower Divas

Another fun pose
Our whole family was excited and happy with all this generosity and love...

But for sure, one member of our family, will someday look back unto this special day and know how much she was loved even before she was born!


Although a lot of people could not make it, our baby Sophia has been showered already with so much gifts, prayers and love.
A big THANKS again to all our friends and family!

Have a Great Week!


VEL 


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Maternity Photos

Hello Friends!

Everything is going great with our baby so far and I just wanted to share with you some of our Maternity photos today since I will also be having my BABY SHOWER as well on this day, set-up and planned by my girlfriends, I'm so excited to see what they've come up with!

Anyway, I think Demi Moore started the trend when she went on a magazine cover naked with her belly out. But no matter what you think of it now, Maternity photos have taken a huge chunk of the photography business too!

I never had one with my 2 boys for 2 reasons: 1) It wasn't the "thing" back then & 2) We probably couldn't afford it too! ;-)

Here are some of my faves from our shoot...














Overall, it was truly fun and truly 'awkward' ( you can see the awkwardness in some of the photos). 
We're just not "professional posers" I guess. My hubs and I kept laughing a lot and it was hard to keep a straight face even if the photographer, was a very good friend of ours. 

We still think it was worth the effort and would be a great time to look back upon this unique time in our lives and in our child's.


Have A Great Weekend!

VEL

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