So after this post, I kept thinking about why not starting a baby/kid blog. I’ve toyed with the idea of creating a blog where I can document all baby/kid related things for a long time, so House 36 would just focus on home projects, design, decor, diy and crafts, but the idea of keeping up with two blogs made me a little hesitant.
I worry about posting often in both blogs. Sometimes I can’t even post often in this blog! But who says I have to, right? Blogging is a creative outlet for me, it’s fun and relaxing, so I shouldn’t self-impose non-existent obligations of daily postings and stuff. And more important, I should always remember why I started blogging. In this case, I wanted to start a baby/kid blog as a diary of all my experiences raising two kids, as a testimony of my motherhood experiences, as a journal I can show to my kids someday and tell them I wrote it for them.
Why mamemima? Well, “mi mama me mima” is a very popular sentence in Spanish, one of the first kids are taught in school. It could be translated to “my mommy pampers me“. And that’s want I want to do for my boys! The whole sentence was too long for a blog name and the mister said it sounded like a riddle. He couldn’t even pronounce it without getting stuck. I like the sentence and didn’t want to give it up. I started playing with it, took out the first word, shortened “mama” to ‘ma” (which is another short way to say mom) and that’s how mamemima was born.
I already migrated all the baby related posts (that’s why you’ll see some pictures with the House36 logo) to have the complete story in one place. Someday I’d like to turn the blog into a book to present to my kids so I wanted everything baby/kid related to be there.
Oh baby! Wednesdays, which never happened in House36, will be happening there. If you are a mom, stop by. You’re going to like it.
Born June 11th, 6:22 p.m., 9 pounds 14 1/2 ounces (4.450 kilos), 22 inches (55.88 cm.)
As I mentioned before, all my family and closest friends live in Lima but they still wanted to celebrate the arrival of Baby G. So my mom and sis threw a “Virtual Baby Shower” for me last Saturday and it was adorable! We were able to see each other via web cam (connected to both tv’s, so we had a bigger and better image of each other) and talk like we were there. Oh! the wonders of technology!
My little sis did a great job. She is an amazing baker and made yummy treats like cupcakes and brownies. But not only that, she did an amazing job with the decor! She made paper pom poms and little signs in a nice color palette. It was very thoughtful. My mom put together a delicious Tea Time party and came up with some fun games. My mother-in-law and I were able to see all the fun.
It was very touching for me to see so many of my aunts, cousins and friends together to celebrate this special occasion with us. Even from the distance I could feel the love and joy we all shared that day. I saw them laughing, playing games, taking pictures, eating. It was great to be able to celebrate with them even in this way.
My family worked so hard to put together this moment for us. Even though baby showers are women events for the most part, my dad, brother and brother-in-law stayed there, helping and sharing with us. It felt so great to see my family working together. And they did it for us! I feel lucky to have such an amazing and caring family.
So again, I want to thank all my family, my friends and my mom’s friends who were there with us for all their love and generosity. Thanks so much for all the cute and thoughtful gifts for baby G and especially for all the good wishes. Baby G is such a loved little boy! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! It meant the world to us!
P.S. My mom arrives tomorrow night! We are so excited!
We had our maternity photo session two weekends ago, and last night I got our pics! And I love them! Honestly I was a little afraid to have the session this far along in my pregnancy (34 weeks). I read the recommended time is between 7 and 8 months, when the belly is not that big and swelling hasn’t made their appearance yet. But for different reasons we had to rescheduled. And finally did it. And I’m so happy with the results.
- via alejandra martins photography
via alejandra martins photography
I knew I wanted something different from the bare belly (and sometimes bare everything!) traditional maternity pictures. I wanted something casual, modern and fun. And that was not a problem with our photographer Ale, whose style is precisely that! I met her through her blog
. She is Peruvian as well, and very talented. She was very open to my suggestions and very accommodating. We had the session at our house and even though it rained all day we managed to get some nice outdoor pics. I think we got great results!
- via alejandra martins photography
If you are looking for a great photographer in the New York area, check out her site. Thanks Ale!