MommyFeels Older and Wiser!

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

After all the hustle and bustle in our household these past few months, I’ve finally settled down and able to write yet ANOTHER overdue post. This is my (belated) Birthday post and yet ANOTHER year I’m celebrating my birthday with a baby in my belly – I couldn’t feel anymore blessed!

Continue reading

Advertisements

MommyFeels… Deja Vu

babya

Since I have announced that we’re having another one on the way I can start blogging about my pregnancy! This is something I didn’t get to do when I was pregnant with Kheira because it was my first and I was so focused and careful as every month went by. Now, on my second trimester as of this Monday, I’m more aware of WHAT IT REALLY FEELS to be pregnant. Continue reading

A month vacation for Mommyfeels

headerkiks

Hello MommyFeels!!! Its been quite a while since my last blog post… I don’t know if you’ve notice that my last entry was about two months ago. Well, Mommyfeels and family has been on a two-month vacation! Lol.

Ooh my has Kheira grown ♥ I feel really bad not being able to update Mommy Feels but I’m working on catching you guys up on everything! And no, we didn’t go out of the country- on the contrary, it was family from another country who came to visit us. It was short and bittersweet, but amazing nonetheless… Continue reading

Hi Ninang Aileen!

*’Ninang’ (n.) is Tagalog((Filipino) for Godmother.

Now that we’ve established that – it’s another first for Kheira! #KheiraDelviFirsts She has officially met every one of her Dad’s-dad’s family! Did that make any sense? After the rush of the holidays, we weren’t quite ready to settle down and put our feet up just yet… there was another visitor we were anticipating to see! “Hi Ninang Aileen! It was great to finally meet you!”

Continue reading

6 months with a new whip!

It’s time! While Kheira is still learning to crawl – Nana (what my mum decided for her to be called by Kheira) bought Kheira her first walker for her 6 months! HAPPY 6 MONTHS Love! I know its suppose to be crawling first before walking, but it is positively cute! I love the face she makes when she sees something new, shiny or full of lights. The amazement in her face and the was she looks at me – if she could talk she would’ve said, “Mommy what is this amazing thing??!?”

kikswalker

Continue reading

Kheira’s Dedication

KDBanner
What is a dedication? A lot of people ask me that question when they found out that Kheira will not be baptised but rather she will be ‘Dedicated’.
For those who do not know what a child dedication is, it is – literally – the act of dedicating. Ha! Bet you didn’t know that lol (just kidding). In this case, we are dedicating my child to Jesus Christ. As a Christian, I chose to do this because I believe that one should know when and what it means to be baptised by the Holy Spirit. I chose to dedicate Kheira to Jesus Christ to show our family, friends and community that my husband and I will be responsible parents taking on to bring Kheira up in the fear the Lord, in faith and teach her how to live life, the best way we can, as a good Christian and servant of the Lord.

Continue reading

Meeting Ninang(Godmother) Chloe

I, for one, am not good at keeping secrets. I’m like a ticking bomb. For the most part to those whom I’m very close with, i.e. my husband. We’ve known each other and have been friends for so long we’ve come to tell each other everything. Even the boring noting of our everyday lives. Especially now that we’re married, I find it hard to keep things from him. So, imagine my surprise when my father-in-law gave me information on the biggest secret from my husband and mother-in-law I had to keep for about 2 months. His only sibling and sister, Chloe, is coming to the Philippines to visit us. It was the secret of the century for me. It was a mission!

Continue reading

Happy 4 months to my baby girl!

 Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset
Another month has yet passed us by. And I anticipate every 27th day she turns another month older. Kheira has opened my eyes to life’s little miracles. Her life advancing everyday just stuns me!
♥   ♥   ♥
This was how I grew up in my mum’s very eyes. I can’t explain this feeling, but my husband thinks I’m crazy. Everyday there’s always a point in time where I see myself staring at her and admiring this little human I made. She’s incredible; her eyes, her smile, when she grabs my fingers, when she touches my face. I get a heavy feeling in my heart, a lump in a throat and a lil’ tear in my left eye. Oh how sweet is it to be loved by this lil’ human.
Her amazing improvements this month:
  • turns to her sides, both left and right
  • grabs her toes
  • grabs your hair, your shirt, your necklace, everything and anything she gets her hands on!
  • crawls with her head slightly up
  • can lift her head up all the way when she’s on her belly
  • reaches for her dangling toys
  • sucks all fingers
  • drools everywhere
  • talks back when you talk to her (though she seems to respond more when you talk to her in Tagalog.)
  • mimics face and mouth expressions
  • Laughs and smiles ALOT
  • Able to drink from the bottle when mommy isn’t around to fed her
  • comfortable being in her stroller while wandering around the mall

So far that’s pretty much what she’s all about now… The list keeps growing and I’m over here, looking all goofy, cheering every move she makes

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

IMG_3260

Go Kiks! Mommy loves you! 

Be a blessing to others! xx

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta

MommyFeels Fail #1: Baby Grooming

header2header1  header3header4

Newbie mum alert!! I think i was anticipating my first mommy fail too much and it has arrived.

I’m not talking about spills, or putting baby clothes on the wrong way – I’m talking about those mommy fails that makes your heart drop and ALMOST call 911. I said almost, please don’t tell me I over react. Though I know I did quite a bit. I was panicking so much  I cried a little bit. I’m not talking about a tear, I literally cried.

So, I’ve been a mom for (exactly) three months and nine days i think i was too confident this time around when I was grooming Kheira. Grooming her in a sense that, we were doing our normal afternoon routine; took a nice bath, getting her all dressed up and brushing her hair when I noticed a scratch on her face. Its the time of the week where her nails grew long enough to scratch her face and actually cut her with them.

kiks

kiksface

Its not so visible in the picture. I took this one when it was already about to heal. She had 3 scratches; one on the right cheek, on her lil’ button nose and a long one along her left cheek (didn’t get to take a picture though, because it was the first one to heal). So the story goes on, as I badly needed to cut her nails already, I used the nail cutter that came from a gift set of baby grooming kit.

IMG_2846

My lil’ baby grooming kit from Safety First. It has a comb, soft brush, safety scissors, cute lil’ nail files and the small nail cutter that has a special handle for mommies to hold onto.

 I’ve actually cut her nails using this particular nail cutter a few times already. I guess I just felt a lil confident. So this is me telling you guys NOT TO BE TOO CONFIDENT. EVER. NEVER. EVER. I feel absolutely horrible that, as I said, I cried.

IMG_2833

I didn’t just nip a finger. I nipped two. Mommy guilt punched me hard in the face and I cried when she cried, which did not help. I kissed her little fingers to try to make things better – which surprisingly worked. My little champ was such a sport after I kissed her boo-boos she automatically loved me again 

IMG_2835

Keeping a note that kissing boo-boos is a must!

  Throughout the day every time I saw the lil’ cuts I made on her finger I would tear up. There it was again, Mommy guilt. It wasn’t Kheira who was crying, it was mommy. Let’s all keep in mind that, as a new mom, we will make mistakes. This one I’m not so proud of, because it was her first boo-boo and it was mommy’s fault! *hides behind hands* But at the end of the day everything is a learning process. Especially motherhood. I’m already twenty-four and my mum tells me that she’s still learning everyday. I’m now in her shoes and I couldn’t agree more.

More things to come, more things to learn! I’m scared, excited, ecstatic, anxious, and happy all at the same time! Oh the joy of motherhood!

Be a blessing to others! xx

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Happy 3 months to my Kheira bear!

3months

I’ve been officially a mom for about three months now! How crazy is that?! I still pinch myself every once in a while. Though I’m a lil’ sad I wasn’t proactive enough to start off my blog when we celebrated my Kheira bear’s 1 month, but better late than never right?? She’s been an amazing addition in my life and now I can’t imagine my life without her!

In her 3 months of being here on earth.. she can now do the following:

  • Can crawl from point A to B (she can crawl as far as 3ft!) on her stomach still though lol
  • Loves tummy time (for a max of 15-20 mins then she gets upset. Ha!)
  • Watches TV/people/anything that moves
  • Loves it when you talk to her and would respond with her coo’s
  • Can grip fingers, cloths, soft toys
  • Drools everywhere
  • Sucks fingers (all – no favorite finger yet), cloths, stuff toys, stuffed rattle, anything that fits her mouth (and is soft)
  • A lot of leg kicks! (Which also is the origin of her very popular nickname, “kiks”)
  • Can lift up head while sitting down/ can support her head to turn and look at things
  • SMILES all day!

I’ve never been more proud! Every smile, every coo and everything ELSE she does that’s new I DIEEEE of cuteness and I just end up annoying my husband just to show him. I’m so amused by everything and anything she does. Hahah! I’m a new mom and I don’t know much of what I’m doing, but she seems happy (LOL). I feel blessed everyday. God is so good to me. ♥ I can’t wait what to see what she can start doing this month!

Be a blessing to others!

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta