Weekend Story: Tagaytay Trip + Condo Visit with Baby NJ

I guess up until our rainbow baby is at least two years old and tiny no more, I’m gonna call her “baby NJ” on this blog. I still can’t believe how we got so lucky for having a baby at this point in my and the hubby’s married life and at this juncture in world history where COVID-19 has changed the way people do things and look at life in general. But before I become more emo, let me talk about the long weekend that passed.

Our long weekend was extra special because the hubby and I got to take baby NJ to Tagaytay, her first out-of-town trip that involved no doctors and vaccines, haha. She wasn’t able to have a picture with the famous Taal Lake though, because the two establishments we visited — Cliffhouse and Bag of Beans — didn’t allow entry to people 15 years old and below in compliance with IATF health protocols. Actually, we never planned to dine inside those restos, we just wanted her to have a decent photo with the famous lake, but to no avail.

Aside from baby NJ, we went to Tagaytay with Mame and my sister Jodie. At Cliffhouse, we took turns in taking photos with the still majestic view of Taal lake as backdrop. It was cold and foggy then but that didn’t stop us from our photo-op. We just bought food from Bag of Beans for lunch and ate them inside our car. We definitely missed Tagaytay (but not the heavy traffic going to and from it)! The cool weather, plus the fact that we were with baby NJ and she looked and acted happy and excited during the entire trip, made waking up early on a Sunday morning worth it.

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Weekend Story: Condo Visit + Naic Trip

Last weekend was quite hectic but still fun. On Saturday, the hubby and I went out of the house for a quick grocery run and to visit our condo to see how it fared after the typhoon (it was fine, thank you). On Sunday, we went to my parents’ house in Naic to get their Christmas tree that was being kept there. They plan to put up the said tree at their place here in Bacoor so baby NJ gets to see one this holiday season. We don’t have a Christmas tree at home (there’s just no space for it in our tiny and cluttered house!) so it’s a good thing we’re neighbors, haha. We got hungry on the road so we stopped by King Bee on our way home from Naic for some delicious Chinese food (my fave!).

The rest of the weekend was spent taking care of baby NJ who’s getting so makulit and malikot lately. She now has eight teeth (and uses them excitedly to bite my poor nipples, ouch!) and is turning 10 months old on the first week of December. Time flies, indeed!

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Weekend Story: FIL’s Birthday Celebration

Last weekend was not so good for a lot of our countrymen because of the after-effects of typhoon Ulysses. My heart goes out to my fellow Filipinos who have been severely affected by this massive storm that hit the Philippines last Thursday. To those who have been spared or minimally affected, let us help in any way we can. There’s so much we can do, really. Nakakalungkot talaga. Hanggang ngayon, andami pa ring nangangailangan ng tulong lalo na sa Cagayan at Isabela. Pero sabi nga, laban lang tayo. Kapit lang. God is good all the time.

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Weekend Story: Baby NJ’s Pedia Visit + 9th Month Birthday Celebration

Last weekend was memorable and fun. On Saturday, we paid a visit to baby NJ’s pedia for her wellness checkup and two vaccine shots. (So, akala namin huling bakuna na nya this year, meron pa pala sa December, haha.) That same day, we also went grocery shopping at Puregold-Molito in Alabang (it’s bigger there and has less crowd!). In the evening, we had a special family dinner to celebrate our rainbow baby’s 9th month of existence. Our Sunday was slow and steady and spent mostly with our bundle of joy. How come our weekends suddenly feel bitin now that she’s here? Nakakaloka, but in a good way, hehehe.

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Review: Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag

Have you heard about the term push gift? It is a present a woman receives after giving birth to her baby. Personally, I learned about it when I got pregnant for the first time back in 2012. I never got around to getting one at that time, though, because it was a sad event for us having lost Pippo, our little angel. But this time around with baby NJ, the hubby made sure I got my push gift or should I say, cut gift? (I gave birth via caesarian section, after all.) It came in the form of a bag that I’ve been meaning to get for myself for so long — Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag. It’s an affordable designer bag (under 200 USD) that’s for keeps.

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