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??!?”

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Mommy Feels Fail #2: Wear baby mittens at all times!

Here we go again… another #MommyFeelsFail I never  thought it would happen so soon. Well, sooner than I was hoping. Another MOMMY FAIL! This time there was more blood. Blood everywhere! Blood…

The husband wakes me up early friday morning (like 4am early) in panic. It was like a CSI Crime scene. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Well a dried blood type of crime scene. It had been long since the tragedy happened.
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Happy 4 months to my baby girl!

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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!
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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

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Go Kiks! Mommy loves you! 

Be a blessing to others! xx

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta

From Jerseys to Onesies

Time really does fly, don’t it? Especially when you meet old friends for play dates instead of night outs. From changing outfits to changing diapers – From drinking beers and poppin’ bottles to feeding milk into baby bottles and pacifiers. Its crazy to see these transitions.

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Last weekend we were invited to the birthday celebration of our friend and my husband’s old teammate, Don Dulay, from when he played for Singapore Slingers in ABL (Asean Basketball League). They both met when they were both still single and still playing professional basketball. I can only imagine what they were up to during those times! Aaaahhh… the single life! And now, here they are several years later; Married and with babies!

Don and Glaiza (Don’s wife) have a little baby boy named Dylan. Glaiza and I met when we were both pregnant so this was Kheira and I’s first time meeting baby Dylan and he’s already 7 months old! This was the first time we’re both seeing each other without our bellies. Aaahhh… memories. Sometimes I still miss my big belly (who’s with me??) It actually became an impromptu baby playdate! I was really excited for her to meet Dylan. First play date! Yay!

This was the first time Kheira has interacted with another baby up-close and Dylan was such a delight! Here are some of their cute out-takes from that night…

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Trading places real quick because mommy wants a lil boy after Kheira and uncle Don wants a baby girl next!

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Dylan is soo sweet trying to hold Kik’s hand

I can’t wait until Kheira and Dylan can have an actual play date where we don’t have to hold them up to play with each other! I can just imagine it… both of them in a play pen on soft cushiony play mats helping each other build blocks or play catch with soft (baby approved) playing balls. I said the word ‘play’ about four times (yes, I counted). Is that accurate?? I’m new at play dates so I’m not so sure how to imagine how play dates really go.. (two more times!) Hahaha!

Nevertheless, here we are, now a bunch of parents getting together with our kids, stroller on each of our sides with our big bulky baby bags. It’s another journey in our lives and I don’t think its going to stop there!

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Look at us all grown up! This is another journey for all of us and I’m excited!

Be a blessing to others! xx

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta

MommyFeels Fail #1: Baby Grooming

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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