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 Beyoncé! 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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Crocheting

I always had this dream of knitting and crocheting for my baby! It’s really important for me to have one or two items made by me for the baby to grow with. I learnt how to knit in high school, but I felt more comfortable with crocheting, a skill I learnt from my step-mom in […]

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