Eczema

So what we thought was baby acne on Nura’s cheeks spread and revealed to be the dreaded eczema . We were aware that she had a high chance of being atopic with Dad’s eczema and asthma combined with Mom’s hay fever (Dermatologist told us a combined 90% chance of inheritance) but we still wished she would […]

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Bath Time

I’m very excited to have this activity mastered! It’s truly become our favourite time. I noticed after her first bath that baby Nur really enjoyed water so, every two days, we have our bath ritual that has now become a mommy-baby bonding session! I also decided to write this after I got my first smiles […]

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MY BABY BAG ESSENTIALS

We are four and a half weeks in and we have left the house a few times with Nur, going from nervously lugging this huge bag filled with everything, to bringing it all down to the essentials in a bag that’s surprisingly light and easy to carry. We purchased the Creche & Travel 7-in-1 bag […]

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MY THIRD TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES

The 3rd trimester is here!! I called this ‘the admin trimester’ because it was mostly paperwork, getting organized and final preparations for me. But we did have some fun, spending 6 weeks attending the Thula antenatal classes where we met an awesome group of soon-to-be parents that have become a great support structure for us. […]

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What’s In my Hospital Bag?

Yaay!! we are 4 weeks away and so excited! Life is super busy right now, I’m handing over projects at work, finalizing the nursery but enjoying being spoilt at baby showers! In all this, I mustn’t forget my hospital bag! As a first-time mom, I looked at 3 sources in deciding what I need for the […]

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A Home Maternity Shoot

Before our pregnancy, I had these grand ideas of how I’d style my maternity shoot when the time came. Let’s just say some ideas involved being underwater with bright and colourful flowers, a sheer veil, Madonna and child symbolism…okay…. in truth, it was Beyoncรฉ! I imagined myself channeling my inner Beyonce for the day lol. […]

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MY SECOND TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES

My 2nd trimester was like stepping into paradise. The concoction of nausea, excitement, confusion and nervousness of the 1st trimester was replaced with some calm and familiarity. I also had a burst of energy and used this to get extra work done, list/organise nursery and birth necessities through Google Sheets and to register for antenatal classes. Here are the […]

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Underneath Your Clothes

I must say, the last thing I anticipated through this pregnancy was my undergarments becoming a problem so soon! A few months in, my underwire bra section became a no-go area and the (seldom used) sports section came to the rescue. I was looking for sites that could offer cute maternity and nursing lingerie and […]

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MY FIRST TRIMESTER MUST-HAVES

You just found out you are pregnant, Congratulations!! As much as this is exciting and beautiful news, it may also be daunting if it’s your first! My husband and I felt so overwhelmed and flooded with information that left us feeling like we needed to buy every book out there!  We simply just had to take […]

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