My big baby!! #6months

My big baby!! #6months

Aug 19. 0 Notes.
Rockin’ the Knitted.

Rockin’ the Knitted.

Aug 18. 0 Notes.
I’m about that #MommaLife!!

I’m about that #MommaLife!!

May 05. 3 Notes.

M O V E D . T O . A . N E W . B L O G

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Apr 18. 0 Notes.

Always on my Mind ❤ Forever in my Heart

Mar 13. 1 Notes.

o (◡‿◡✿) Welcome Home Darling

In his Vibrating Monkey Chair given to him by Aunt Michaela & Cousin Tori 

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After giving him his first bath at home, I was able to wash his hair completely. He came out with a full head of hair!! Obviously I knew that at birth but at this calibre - - no wonder Mommy had lots of heart burn!! I love you, Ezra (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

Feb 24. 0 Notes.
(o^^o) I love the company I work for; they sent Momma & Baby a little surprise!!

(o^^o) I love the company I work for; they sent Momma & Baby a little surprise!!

Feb 22. 0 Notes.

Our First ☆ Day Together

✲゚* We are finally a family & we’re all here together (❁´◡`❁)*✲゚*

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Less than 24 hours ago I gave birth to a beautiful, happy, healthy, baby boy. His eyes are still puffy & his skin is a little bit red but none the less he’s amazing. The most lovely person I’d have ever met. This love is nothing I’ve ever felt before.

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It’s so surreal to actually see these stats on his bassinet. For the past nine months I’ve been guessing what he’ll be. To have it in my hands is fantastical. He came out a lot bigger than I had imagined, right up next to his daddy’s birth weight!!

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I was feeling a lot better by the first day & because of this, we were able to request an early discharge. I was glad for this, I was ready to be in my own bed with my Hubby & to take our son home!! It’s been a long time ( 9 months ) coming (◕‿◕✿)

Feb 18. 0 Notes.
( ^ω^ ) Please meet our Little Prince, Ezra born Feb. 17, 2013 19.5 inches 7 lbs 13 oz ☆ (at St. Lukes Hospital)

( ^ω^ ) Please meet our Little Prince, Ezra born Feb. 17, 2013 19.5 inches 7 lbs 13 oz ☆ (at St. Lukes Hospital)

Feb 17. 1 Notes.

Happy Birthday ❄ Ezra Hayden

Born February 17th, 2013 at 8:29am. Weighing 7lbs 13oz & measuring at 19.5in.

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❤ I’m a woman who’s heart now lives outside her body, how is that possible?

… and for the first time in my life, I’ve never felt more wonderful, beautiful 
& more alive than I have at this very moment. My darling Prince, Ezra Hayden, welcome to the world. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart.

Feb 17. 0 Notes.

(✿◠‿◠) Elephant Bar

I love Elephant Bar, this is where The Yaps took me for my birthday last year. 
I couldn’t wait to get here, we’ve been talking about it since mid-week.

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The Ambience is fun, the food is decently priced & our waiter, Spencer, (who the girls always get when having lunch here) was frickin’ hilarious. Love it!!

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a “drink” so… I figured I’d wet my palate just a little. I ended up with a PINA COLADA EXTRA VIRGIN ( ಥ‿ಥ ) just for Me & My Prince.

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For some reason, I didn’t feel so hungry so I just ordered a Macau Noodle Soup with Shrimp. It was alright, nothing fancy. I haven’t been myself lately as I’m usually hungry for every damn thing. Maybe that’s a sign of impending labor.

Love Always, Princess Rii
`*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*  

Feb 09. 0 Notes.

TEA TREE ❀ GIRLS NIGHT

Nothing stops me from going out with my girlfriends o (◡‿◡✿)
Not snow, not the cold, not even the fact that I’m in my 3rd Trimester.

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Luckily, tonight was “HALF OFF SUSHI” & what’s better than that? Obviously
the fresh Sushi in California, but this’ll do for now I guess… Mid-west CRAP.

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Since we were all going for Sushi, we sat at the Bar (─‿‿─). Kenz couldn’t
believe how much I can eat for such a small person. I was still hungry after Dinner.


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Luckily we got in right before the place got packed, the food was served quickly.
I always look forward to the Wasabi for some reason; I love the way it burns. 

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This is my first plate (nothing raw unfortunately): top. Philadelphia Roll mid. California Roll (2) bot. Tamago - - seriously, I smashed it all. Om nom!!

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At the end, I figured I’d try a dessert. Kenz & I shared this Caramel Turtle Cheesecake. It was delightful, second choice to our Red Velvet that was sold out!!
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I was expecting the bill to be over $20.00 but surprisingly enough it only came out to $16.75 not bad for mid-grade sushi. I will definitely come again!! It gave me some money to watch Warm Bodies & get ICEE’s with the girls. Love me some ICEE!!

Love Always, Princess Rii
`*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*  

Feb 05. 0 Notes.
!(◎_◎;) w H a T ?!

!(◎_◎;) w H a T ?!

Feb 04. 0 Notes.

Darth Vader & Son ✖✖

F R O M . Y O U R . H O M E . C H I C A G O . W I T H . L O V E 

For being down in the dumps about being at the hospital yesterday, I got a very special love package from Tita Phuong for our Little Prince Ezra today.

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As if a card wasn’t enough, she even sent over “Pixies” from Fannie May (One of my favourite vendors in Chicago). Having a piece of home is always so lovely.

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The best part of it all was she gave us the Darth Vader & Son picture book; how fabulous is that? It is freakin’ hilarious & we absolutely love it to death!!
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This’ll be something I’ll read to Ezra when he gets bigger ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿

Love Always, Princess Rii
`*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*  

Jan 26. 0 Notes.

(✿◠‿◠) Mommy & Baby Haul

I’ve done a lot of research lately on breast treatments due to my personal choice to Breastfeed. Obviously various Moms will choose different avenues so I wont be pushing that you NEED TO BREASTFEED. Anyway, this ones for the First Time Moms like me who haven’t yet decided on which products to go for (⌒▽⌒)☆

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[ LANSINOH HPA LANOLIN $10 ]
Hearing that so many new moms go though the pain of “sore & cracked nipples” I figured it was time to go for something that’ll help me. I like knowing it’s a thicker consistency which means a little will go a long way. It’s safe for my baby (100% natural) & doesn’t need to be removed when breastfeeding. It’s also backed by La Leche League International. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy it or if I even though it would be worth it but hearing from other women who’ve sworn by it, I’ve gotten nothing but a positive outlook on this product.

[ LASINOH THERA PEARL $14 ]
I’m fearful of Mastitis & Plugged Milk Ducts so I had to buy this. It’s actually a 3-in-1 breast therapy pad that conforms to any size breast. It helps alleviate pain from engorgement; it can help with “let down” & you can use it hot or cold. I already feel like that first two painful weeks of breastfeeding wont be so bad now that I’m loaded with these treatments. 

[ NUK REUSABLE NURSING PADS $6 ]
Honestly, for this one I kind of went for a blind buy. I had a coupon for any NUK product so I decided to get something I haven’t yet. I’m all about “reusable” & earth friendly so I thought it would be difficult for me to buy any disposable Nursing Pads. When I got home & opened the package I found that the pads themselves were flat & not contoured so keeping them on will be a funny challenge. They are also quite thick, so I’m not sure how they’ll look under clothes. Luckily, I have a pack of Disposable Lasinoh Nursing Pads as a back up. 

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[ VASELINE NURSERY JELLY $5 ]
I got the Jumbo Vaseline due to one thing, my son is getting circumcised straight from the hospital. It honestly makes me feel bad because I don’t want my baby to have a boo boo but it’s necessary for his overall health. The #1 recommended thing to keep his pee pee safe is Vaseline. LOL, all the joys of having a Newborn Baby Boy. 

[ DESITIN $5 ]
Initially I was going to exclusively use BOUDREAUX’S BUTT PASTE; but I thought it would be better to have a variety of different diaper rash creams incase one didn’t work for Ezra. I’m not really biased on these because each baby is different & I’ve read a multitude great things on both Desitin & Boudreaux’s Butt Paste but it doesn’t work for everybody. 

[ PAMPERS SENSITIVE BABY WIPES $3 ]
Since the beginning, we’ve been a Pampers family, so… It’s only ideal to use the same brand for anything diaper related. I’m not sure how sensitive my son’s skin will be but I’m very cautious. I just grabbed this cause I had a coupon for it as well - - this pack of baby wipes goes into Daddy’s Diaper Bag :] I know he’ll need it.
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It’s crunch time, I went to the hospital because I was having some pretty strong contractions causing my Doctor to believe I was in possible labor. I am pleased to say that Ezra is doing well, & I’m already 2cm dilated 50% effaced. I can’t believe my Son is almost here.  (´ω`★) I can’t wait to meet him!! 

Love Always, Princess Rii
`*:;,.★ ~☆・:.,;*  

Jan 25. 1 Notes.
Prossimo