A Beautiful Miracle
Posted on: 4th of November 2012
| Under: Baby Tales
, Life & Love
**This will be my attempt to look back and share our whirlwind experience giving birth to a premature baby. Zoë’s NICU time, which lasted two and a half months(!), was a series of ups and downs. Most of it was really scary, but in the end, Zoë proved to be a great fighter. She is now a happy one-year-old, so loud and active, it’s hard to believe she came into the world so tiny and fragile.**
We are blessed. So very blessed, because God gave us a beautiful miracle in the form of a baby girl.
Our precious gift.
No one can ever be prepared to give birth two and a half months too early. She wasn’t meant to arrive until November 2011. Eleven-elven-eleven, the day that we were looking forward to. I had pictured myself making that drive with my husband to the emergency room, armed with our hospital bag essentials. I had even planned on bringing my camera to the delivery room, hoping that one of the nurses could document her arrival. But all that went down the drain when our little girl decided that she wanted to come out early.
Posted on: 13th of January 2011
| Under: Life & Love
Happy New Year, guys!
Yes, I know this post is almost two weeks late, but 2011 has already been pretty busy for me. From spending time with friends and last minute shopping in Singapore (yay, to all the sales!) to flying back to Manila and trying to get some wedding errands done.
2010 was quite busy too:
- The first day of 2010 came with the most beautiful surprise: JR officially proposed. :)
- I finally managed to redesign this blog. My favorite layout, so far.
- We went on a quick KL Getaway for Valentine’s.
- We got married! We civilly tied the knot through a quick ROM (Registration of Marriage) ceremony in Singapore. To top it off, our families also flew in to witness our exchange of vows and to be with us for a couple of days.
- I had my first Blog Giveaway.
- To start taking care of our health and getting on a fitness regime, we started jogging/running religiously. I had a hard time the first couple of runs, but now I can happily manage a 5 km run in 35 minutes. :)
- We started planning for our church wedding.
- I turned 27.
- We had our Prenup Photo Shoot in Singapore. We’re not used to having a photographer follow us around, but we definitely had fun that day. I love all the photos too. :)
- An uncle passed away. It was hard to accept, but something that strengthened the family bond more. I love my Viduya family. <3
- One of my new year’s resolutions was to read more. I achieved it by finishing fifty books by the end of 2010. I hope I manage to do more this year.
- The husband and I spent our first Christmas and New Year together in Singapore. We were away from our families, but we enjoyed it nevertheless.
We greeted 2011 at home, with our kitchen table brimming with food and drinks. It was quiet with just the two of us, but we still had a feast.
The first hour of the new year was also spent taking photos together and pocketboothing:
2011 has just started, but I know it’s going to be better than 2010. There are so many things coming up for us, and I’m excited to welcome it all. :)
Posted on: 25th of December 2010
| Under: Life & Love
It’s our first Christmas together. :) We’re spending it away from our families this year, which means we’ll be missing out on the annual family photos at home. And because taking photos next to the Christmas tree every year is something that I look forward to, we decided to just start our very own annual photo tradition too.
Our first Christmas. <3
We also prepared a hearty Noche Buena, which we devoured right after our photo session, but I’ll post about that some other time. :) Now it’s just time to enjoy the next few days, before I have to get back to all the wedding planning. Bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories and church requirements, see you again soon!
Hope you all have a blessed merry Christmas! <3
Photos of My Life No. 2: One Thing that Symbolizes Home
Posted on: 6th of June 2010
| Under: Artsy Fartsy
, Life & Love
For my second set of Photos of My Life, Kat requested:
Since you’re here in SG, i’d like to know what is the one thing that symbolizes “home” for you and/or the thing that makes your homesickness go away all the time :)
This was a little hard, because I have quite a long list of things that make me miss Manila. But, there is one particular thing that I like looking at every time I’m in our living room, and that’s this Umbra Fotofalls Desktop Photo Tree my brother gave me a few Christmases ago:
It holds eighteen different set of pictures of people that make Manila home for me.
I reckon it’s a beautiful piece of art.