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Winter Wonderland

 

These photos were taken during last month’s winter storm in Seattle. We woke up to more than 10 inches of snow. It was so beautiful outside that we couldn’t resist but to do an impromptu photo shoot. We don’t get snow in Seattle often so I was giddy with excitement to take Jayce to play outside. Let’s just say he wasn’t as excited about snow as I was. Nevertheless I love these first little moments with him.

Jayce is growing up so fast. He’ll be 7 months soon. He has been rolling over everywhere and grabbing everything he sees. His 2 bottom teeth are already out and oh boy, they’re sharp. He loves to smile and giggle. The best part about coming home is seeing how happy and excited he is to see me.

Outfit:

On Me:

Sweater: Ann Taylor (similar here)

Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)

Beanie: Old Navy

On Jayce:

Jumpsuit : Carter's 

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2016 RECAP

My favorite photo from our maternity photo shoot.

Visited San Francisco!

I was 7 months pregnant with Jayce here. It's amazing how the body heals after having a baby.

I had two baby showers. One with our family because we both have a huge family. Second one was a tea party theme with my close girlfriends. 

This was taken a week before Jayce's arrival. I miss being pregnant sometiems. 

We welcomed Jayce in August. He has brought so much joy and love to our lives. Everyday is an adventure for us. 

This "Moogle" character is from my husband's favorite video game Final Fantasy. We made this costume ourselves because we wanted Jayce's first Halloween to be special and memorable. This was our first sewing project. The costume is a little big on him but we're happy with how it turned out.

This Christmas was extra magical with Jayce. He loved all the sparkly ornaments on the Christmas tree. We helped open all his Christmas presents and he was more interested in the shinny wrapping papers than the presents. 

Our very first Santa photo. Jayce didn't cry but he wasn't very happy either. 

Happy New Year loves! 2016 was an incredible year for both me and Jimmy. We welcomed a healthy beautiful baby boy and it has been an exciting journey for us. We feel so blessed to have Jayce in our lives and he’s the best gift we could have ever asked for.

We’re excited for what 2017 has in store for us. I’m sure it’ll be an adventurous year for us. Thank you all so much for your love and continued support. It means so much to me!! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Holidays are my favorite time of the year and even more so this year because of Jayce. Our holiday gatherings are always a lot of fun because we’ve a big family. This year we’ll be at my cousin’s house. We live less than 10 minutes away which is pretty great because Jayce doesn’t sitting in a car seat for long. We do a potluck style so there’s always so many dishes to eat. I always like to try every single dish which is more than what my stomach can handle. That’s why I make sure to dress comfortably, a loose fit sweater like this one I’m wearing is perfect for hiding a full belly.

As you do your Black Friday shopping and early x-mas shopping, I know you’ll want to add a custom design phone case or laptop skin to your list. I recently got this beautiful marble phone case from CaseApp and I can’t get enough of it. The quality is great and it fits my phone like a glove. The custom design tool allows you to put your personal touches to your case or skin. If you don’t want to design it yourself, you can choose from a wide selection of pre-designed cases and skins. Use “BLACK25” to receive 25% off from your order. This code is valid from 11/24 to 11/27.

Outfit:

Sweater: J.O.A.

Jeans: old (similar here)

Shoes: Halogen

Phone case: CaseApp c/0

 

Thank you CaseApp for partnering on this post. All opinions remain 100% honest and my own.

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Welcome Home my Sweet Baby!

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Hello loves! It has been a little over a month since my last post. I was 39 weeks pregnant when I last updated this blog. I needed a little break to prepare for the arrival of our baby and recover.  

Jimmy and I are now proud new parents to our precious baby Jayce Im. Jayce was borned in early August, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19.8 inches long. We are both madly in love with this little guy. People warned me sleep is going to be a thing in the past once the baby arrives. Oh boy, were they right! I was only getting 3 to 4 hours of sleep during the first 3 weeks. I felt like a zombie but all the cuddles made it so worth it.

This little guy was 6 days overdue.  He was so comfortable inside my belly that he didn’t want to come out. I gave birth to him after 26 hours of painful labor. I had my heart set on having a natural birth but I finally gave in and asked for epidural after 12 hours of intense contractions with little progress. My body was exhausted from having little sleep the night before due to painful contractions. I’ve never been in so much pain. Jimmy was there with me the entire time supporting and encouraging me. Every time my contractions came, he would held my hand or rubbed my back to let me know I wasn’t doing this alone. I could not have done it without him. I also had a kickass team of midwives and nurses supporting me.

Giving birth was the most painful thing and yet the most incredible experience ever because at the end of it I got to finally meet my sweet baby. I’ll never forget the moment when I held him in my arms and saw his sweet face for the first time. I couldn’t help but shed tears of joy. He was so tiny and beautiful. I have never felt so much love and joy.  Jimmy and I just stared at him sleep in awe the entire time. We both absolutely love being parents to this sweet little guy. Welcome home my sweet baby!!!

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Maternity Photoshoot in Vintage Romantic Lace Dress

Expecting mom and dad leaning against split rail fence in the woods. Haze light effect applied to image.

Expecting mom and dad holding each other while enjoying a nice day outside. Haze light effect applied to image.

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I’m so excited to share our maternity photos. They were captured by our good friend and talented photographer Tom Baker of Tigerpix LLC. Tom took our engagement photos almost 2 years ago and this photoshoot brought back those memories. I’m so happy with how these photos turned out and how dreamy they look.

This ethereal vintage romantic lace dress is exactly what I envisioned wearing for this photoshoot. The raw edge fringe on the lace and sheer long sleeves bring romantic charm to this beautiful dress. I also love the sweeping floor length of this dress. Surprisingly, this is not a maternity dress. I sized up to medium to fit my baby bump.

I can’t believe how blessed we are to meet our first child in a few more months. I’m in 3rd trimester of my pregnancy now. I’m trying to enjoy every second of this pregnancy. I must admit it’s getting harder on my body as my belly continues to grow. This pregnancy makes me love and appreciate my mom even more for the unconditional love she has for my sister and I and all the sacrifices she has made for us.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Photographer: Tigerpix LLC