There’s a new Belasco in town!

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“Hello world!” from, the newest addition to my favourite family, baby Noah Nehemiah Yunon Belasco! Isn’t he precious??? My heart melted the day I saw him for the first time, it was like I was being brought back to the time Kheira was just born. I had forgotten how tiny they are the first few weeks out. He was longer though! 21 inches at birth to be exact. Coming from two towering parents; one a professional basketball player, Nic Belasco and a beauty queen, Mafae Belasco Continue reading

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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!”

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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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Kheira’s Dedication

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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.

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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

Happy 28th Birthday Daddy!

Yesterday was my better half’s birth day (now my husband). This is the first birthday he celebrated with our Kheira Delvi So you already know its special…

we had a little impromptu dinner celebration with my dear mother-in-law at Vikings Megamall.

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In Vikings, if its your birthday they give you this really sweet birthday greeting cake, and with it, comes a (I wanna say mariachi) band that sings mash-up songs inputting ‘happy birthday’ in the chorus. They’re really fun, though Kheira wasn’t too happy when they came. Well, that and probably because they woke her up from her nap. This year was quite easy to get my hubby a gift for his birthday since NBA 2k16 came out couple of days before his birthday – which he absolutely must have. My plan was to buy the video game, buy a picture frame the same size as the video game and put a real nice family picture of us in it and wrap them both – giving them to him separately. Picture frame first (he will think its the game) and then the actual – wrapped – game, making him think I didn’t get him the game but I actually did. Of course that DID NOT happen. The day it came out (or the next day I think) we happened to be at the mall with his friend and they were discussing on HOW to get the game, because apparently there was a “waiting list” and they were gonna try to see if any of the vendors would sell to them even if they weren’t on the list. Long story short – there was no list. I was afraid the game would sell out, so I bought it that day. So much for my surprise, right? So I came up with another surprise – which was his birthday cake – which I know is one of his favorite cakes 🙂 After his lil’ birthday dinner, me, Kheira and my mother- in-law quickly prepared upstairs – cake, candle and all – while he parked the car. When he opened the door.. tadah! 

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To Vaughn: It wasn’t much, but I hope we still made you feel extra special on your day. Loving you xx

I have posted on twitter, Facebook and instagram our (Kheira and I’s) birthday greeting. This, however, is NOT a birthday greeting but more of a sentimental note. I’m not trying to be cheesy. I just have a lot of nice things to say about my ‘husband‘ I’m still trying to get used to calling him that, by the way, but I’m overjoyed. Still a little weirded out about it every now and then, but nevertheless still overjoyed. (Hahaha!) We used to say, “we’re in this together” when we hit a bump and it gave me comfort knowing he got my back. Now, I really know what you meant by that.

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You were more than I expected. You made me the person I am today. And I can proudly say (with no shame) that he made me a better person. Because of you I’m a good mother, I’m a better friend and hopefully I will be the best wife. I’m still learning, because let’s face it, this is my first time. This year was, by far, the best year I’ve ever had because of him! It was a lot of ups and downs, emotional and physical hurdles, but we got through it and is still getting through. He is the rock that holds this family together. He was there where I experience the worst depression after my baby girl was born. He kept me inline and assured my feelings through it all; the pregnancy, giving birth and now taking care of the baby. You are my sound mind and my conscience. I couldn’t ask for anybody better!

Thank you for being amazing…

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Happy Birthday bb! from your Kheira and Kharla

Be a blessing to others! xx

Kharla Ramos-Canta

Kharla Ramos-Canta