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Baby Fashionista’s First Photo Shoot

In her first three months, we have had two photo shoots already for Baby Z (not counting the many shoots with me or EJ as photographer). The first photo shoot was when she was just two weeks old and the second one was just recently taken when she was three months old. It’s so funny because in both times, we got the two ladies who specializes in birth photography.

Baby Z’s Two-Week-Old Baby Photo Shoot

For Zeeka’s two week old shoot, we got Ms. Polly Fong of Oh Happy Day Birth Photography to take her picture.

Polly Fong taking pictures of Zeeka, the Baby Fashionista

Polly Fong taking pictures of Zeeka, the Baby Fashionista

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During the shoot, Zeeka was either nursing, sleeping or crying. She was not in the best of moods. I was constantly nursing her and I really admired Polly for being so patient. She had to wait for me to finish feeding Zeeka before we could start again. I interviewed Polly about her job and wrote about it in The Philippine Online Chronicles.

You can read all about it here: Birth photography: Labor and child birth through the eyes of a photographer

For those who want to talk to Polly about her services, you can email her at ohdbirths@gmail.com or call her at +639175398870 / +6329661200.

Baby Z’s Three-Month-Old Baby Photo Shoot

This time around, I contacted Regina Hahn Siy of My Story Photography. Zeeka was already a bit bigger and she could already afford to carry her head. We already knew her schedule so it was also better for all of us.

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I didn’t get to feature Regina in my article, but I got to interview her. I will feature it in my other blog, Manila Reviews, soon, so stay tuned for that.

For those who want to talk to Regina about her services, you can email her at regina@mystoryphotography.com or call her at +6322115007 / +63917534 2881.

For Zeeka’s sixth and ninth month shoot, I’m planning to try other photographers. Are you excited to have your baby’s pictures taken?

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Summer Loving with Baby Fashionista

Hi my loves!

It’s me Zeeka, the baby fashionista! It’s Friday once again and I’m her to share with you my outfit for Baby Z’s Style corner for today.

Well for today, I’d like to share my summer get up. I know that it’s June already and the rains have come, but I really miss Summer. So, with that, this is my summer outfit!

Baby Fashionista wearing her summer outfit

Baby Fashionista wearing her summer outfit

I am wearing a turquoise and orange dress (which is actually a onesie). The onesie is connected to the dress. I got this from Baby Company. Mamou, Papou and Tita K bought it for me. I paired it up with a headband and shades that were given by Lola. The socks are, of course, my favorite socks from Tito Gino. I think I already showed you the box in this link: http://mommyginger.com/2013/06/baby-fashionista-pink.html

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I hope you like my style for today! If you do, please hit the button below and share!

Love,
Baby Fashionista, Baby Z!

*I just love being a girl!*

Rosie the Riveter Look

Hi Readers!

Happy Friday to you! It’s a Friday and I loved this week. I’m actually getting ready for a photoshoot tomorrow. Tita Rej of My Story Photography will be coming over tomorrow to shoot me, my mommy and daddy! I am so excited. I have lined up a few looks that I would like to strut tomorrow. To check out the other shoots of Tita Rej, you can check out her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyStoryPhotography.ph. I remember that the last time I had a professional photographer shoot me was when I was 2 weeks old with Tita Polly of Oh Happy Day Birth Photography. You can check out Tita Polly’s page here: https://www.facebook.com/ohhappybirths?fref=ts

For today, I’d like to share with you my look! Mommy was inspired by Rosie the Riveter in this poster.

Image from http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2009/06/27/weekend-diversion-the-real-ros/

Image from http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2009/06/27/weekend-diversion-the-real-ros/

My mom dressed me up in this pink polka dot onesie from Debenhams and she had me use this blue and pink ribbon which was a gift.

Zeeka's Rosie the Riveter Look

I hope you like my look!

Love lots,
Baby Fashionista
Zeeka

Cluebebe Diapers

When having a baby, mommy has to be on the look out for good and quality products available in the market. But aside from the quality, mommy should also be on top of the budget. Having a baby means having to buy a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of things for baby.

One thing that keeps me motivated to go on breastfeeding Baby Zeeka is that fact that I save a lot on milk. If you give formula, this is how much your baby can consume in a month:

Sorry, I forgot where I got this picture! :(

Sorry, I forgot where I got this picture! 🙁

Let’s just say that on the average, a 500g tin can of infant milk is at Php 500. So If you give your baby formula for 6 months, that would be 40 cans X Php 500 = Php 20,000 for 6 months. You get to save that much if you breastfeed.

The other thing that I want to save up on are diapers. Zeeka gets to use 8-10 diapers a day. She used even more during her first month. I spend close to Php 1000 a week for diapers alone. I’m so glad that there are cute cloth diapers that you can use already. They have different designs that you can choose from.

The first brand that I tried were the Cluebebe Diapers. These are made in Indonesia.

Zeeka in Cluebebe Diapers

Zeeka in Cluebebe Diapers

Zeeka has these three diapers: the red one, a pink one and a green one. Both the pink (salem pink) and the green (bumble green) one are cover petites. Price for each is at PHP 350.

What do I like about Cluebebe Diaper:
– You can adjust the buttons for to perfectly fit baby.
– The material used for the diaper itself is very soft. It doesn’t cause irritation on Baby Z’s sensitive skin (she got that from me!)
– The outer fabric is waterproof and also, it doesn’t leak easily.
– The inner lining is made out of breathable microfleece that keeps that top dry even if baby pees on it. ece
– Ooooh, I love the velcro since it keeps that diaper fitted on the waist. It doesn’t fall off.

What needs to be improved on?
When we washed the red diaper, the color gets offs. I recently found out that it’s because of the non-toxic color that they use. That type of coloring gets off easily. I was happy that Cluebebe Philippines was happy to replace it. I didn’t have it replaced though, since it didn’t bother me that much anyway.

I also got hold of this new product from Cluebebebe!
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Isn’t it cute! I will use it one of these days for Baby Z’s Style Corner 🙂 To visit Cluebebe, please click HERE.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

3rd Run of the Babypalooza Bazaar

Yey! I’m so excited! I heard that there will be a 3rd run of the Babypalooza bazaar! This bazaar is held at the Walter Hogan Center at Ateneo De Manila University. In the bazaar, equal exposure for both PRE-LOVED (i.e. gently used) and BRAND NEW items for babies, young children and expectant parents is given.

Babypalooza's 3rd Run

Babypalooza’s 3rd Run

What’s good about this bazaar and I think what has made it successful is that it implements the Babypalooza Vendor Protection Program (VPP). This means that the organizers will ensure that no two vendors of brand new items will be selling the exact same thing. This helps ensure that shoppers will not get bored of seeing the same merchandise over and over. Items that will be sold are necessities of every parent and their child: clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. All at negotiable, easy-on-the-pocket prices!

To continue providing a family-friendly bazaar experience, special function areas will still be available for free for all visitors, these are the following: breastfeeding station, play area, 88DB Daddy Waiting Lounge and the Twins Lampein diaper change area. Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.

Venue is fully air-conditioned, and the parking and entrance is free.

Hope to see you there!

 

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger