Happy Birthday, Daddy EJ!

Happy Birthday to the one person who makes my life unbelievably happy!

Happy birthday to my panggah, EJ!

Life has been a blast with you by my side. I have been smiling from ear to ear every since the day I met you (my jaw hurts already).

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You have been a very understanding and supportive husband, a good provider and now a loving and caring dad to Baby Zeeka. I want the whole world to know that. I also want the world to know that you are a very genuine, humble and kind-hearted person. You have a good heart, gah! Stay that way.

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Always pray. I know that we have gone and now are going through a difficult situation in our lives, but always remember that the Lord will not give you anything that you cannot handle. He loves you and I know that He will continue to bless you. Just keep the faith! Kaya natin, ‘toh!

Ginger and EJ

I cannot express enough how much I am grateful for all the things that you have done for me and for Zeeka. I am so proud of you. May you have a great, relaxing and stress-free day ahead 🙂

Again, happy birthday! I love you, panggah! 🙂

Love lots,

Baby Zeeka’s Fourth Month Birthday

Last Monday was Zeeka’s 4th month birthday. This month, we didn’t get to buy Zeeka a cake, but it was still special since Daddy Ej took a leave of absence just to be with is for the day.

So what is a typical “month birthday” like in our household? A lot of people ask if they should celebrate the monthly birthday of their little ones or just celebrate the 1st birthday. Well, in our home, we do celebrate “month birthdays”, but it really is just a simple celebration.

Each “month birthday” celebration is uniquely celebrated — different from how we celebrated it the last month. This month, our day started early since I had to go to a meeting in Shaw Boulevard. My meeting was at 10 am so we had to leave at 9 am. We got there pretty early (didn’t expect traffic to be light). We got to start early so by 10:15 am, I was done.

One of the rituals though is that we dress Baby Zeeka up. During her month birthdays, she always wears a special dress with matching accessories. For her fourth month birthday, she wore this…

Zeeka's Fourth Month Birthday Outfit

Zeeka’s Fourth Month Birthday Outfit

We wanted to go to Shangri-la Mall, but we decided yo go to Megamall instead since the former didn’t open until 11 am. When we got to Megamall, we decided to eat and celebrate at Yabu. Baby Z, as usual, was in the best of moods. She’s like that when we go to malls or when we stroll around in places she hasn’t been to.

Baby Z at Yabu

Huh? Where's my Rosu?

Where’s my Rosu?

Of course, we had to have dessert, so we bought ice cream from Gelatissimo.
Gelatissimo Ice Cream

Poor Baby Zeeka. She still couldn’t eat, so on the road going to her pediatrician, she was eating her Fisher Price “hammer” toy.

Baby Z with her Fisher Price Hammer Toy

Baby Z with her Fisher Price Hammer Toy

We left Megamall at exactly 12 noon to head to St. Luke’s Global City. Baby Z had to have her second round of 5 in 1 vaccines today with Dra. Saulog. Maaan, she couldn’t stop crying. We gave her paracetamol to ease the pain. She would stop then after a few hours she would cry again. This went on during the entire afternoon and evening. Even if we went to my lola’s house after. To distract her, we had her play the piano.

When we got home, we gave Baby Zeeka our gift. It was a dress that we bought from Mothercare in Bonifacio Global City.

Mothercare Dress for Baby Zeeka

Mothercare Dress for Baby Zeeka

Then, after that, I nursed Zeeka (oh by the way, I failed to mention that I’m still exclusively breastfeeding her so I didn’t get to mention that we would nurse every so often) and then she went to bed.

That’s pretty much what we did and how we normally celebrate the month birthdays. We’re a simple family so how we celebrate is pretty much basic and simple, too.

How about you? How do you celebrate your baby’s month birthdays?

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger