Alone on a Saturday Night

Zzzzzing Z


Well, not exactly alone because your here, beside me, sleeping the night away. It was a tiring Saturday for you, as we went to our Kindermusik preview with Dr. Liz, then went around the mall (again!) and then ate at Cibo with Mamita. Your a friendly little baby as you smile to everyone who’s noticed you. You even wanted to go with two pretty girls who played with you! I got you broccoli and cheese munchies, which you can easily chew and throw on the floor, when it’s too soft already! I let you taste pasta and a little bit of bread which you liked very much!



I always feel emotional as I stare at you, in deep slumber, every night. You like sleeping on your side, legs wrapped around a pillow, just like me and Daddy. Half of the bed belongs to you, the smallest member of the family. Which only means you’re growing, and you’ve grown really fast, it’s as if I just blinked and here we are, just waiting for a few months before you turn a year old.

That’s a bittersweet thought. You at 1. And yes, I had to stop typing to wipe away my tears. By then, you’d be walking, talking, start being a brat, you might even be nursing less but you’d always be my baby. Just what I always say to you every night…

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always… As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be…

Z goes to HK – Packing List


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Here’s what I packed for Z for our 4-day stay in Hong Kong.

  • 6 pairs of top and bottom – it’s the number of days plus 2 extras. Make sure that you also have a good mix of sleeveless and long-sleeved ones.
  • Jacket – erratic weather was expected!
  • Hat – or in Z’s case, his Captain America bonnet!
  • 3 sleep wears – I packed the footed, long-sleeved onesies as it was cold in the hotel room.
  • 1 pair of shoes – that will go well with all of the outfits (I’m OC like that)
  • 4 pairs of socks – matching ones, please!
  • 20 pieces of diapers – we didn’t dare expect that we can buy from there.
  • 4 pieces of dry pad – for diaper-changing on the go.
  • Towel – Z uses the ones from Aquazorb.
  • 5 burp cloths – for the drools, spills, and what-nots.
  • Disposable wipes – J&J’s sensitive skincare wipes work best with Z’s bum.
  • Cotton balls – for washing the face.
  • Alcohol – we use Sterilium from the hospital. It’s not as drying as the usual alcohol. And if the doctors use it, it may be effective, right? There are several small bottles in all our bags.
  • Cetaphil – for Z’s hair and body and my face.
  • Cetaphil’s Restoraderm Lotion – for sensitive skin.
  • Calmoseptine – as Z’s bum is not used to being in disposables all day.
  • Paracetamol – just in case.
  • Salinase drops – just in case.
  • Nail Cutter and Nail File – why do baby nails grow so fast?!
  • Dr. Edward’s Water – We bought 3 small bottles which was more than enough.
  • Mosquito Patch – to be safe from dengue.
  • Insect Bite Gel – I ended up using it!
  • Sunscreen – SPF 50 was recommended to us.
  • Organic Oatmeal Cereal – which was put in a 3-tiered milk formula container. The mini containers also served as the serving bowls per day. I just added fresh fruits to the cereal.
  • Spoons – we had 2 heat-sensitive baby spoons from Mothercare.
  • Disposable Bibs – also from Mothercare. Very helpful in keeping the clothes spic and span.
  • Cycles Dishwashing Liquid and Sponge – yup, OC!
  • Bed Spray – you’ll never know…
  • Toy Cleaner Spray – this really came in handy as Z has started to enjoy throwing things on the floor!
  • Toys – we had not-so-noisy ones like Sophie the Giraffe and Panda’s Pals soft book.

Phew! It may look a lot but we managed to put everything in a small luggage along with our own things. Some items are also in the diaper bag and in my carry-on bag. I’m excited to travel again, as I’ll just use this list to pack for Z!

What are your family’s must-haves when travelling? Do share!

A Proper Welcome!

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Welcome to my mommy blog aptly titled, Young.Mom.Love!

In here, you’ll get to read my adventures as a wife and mom; and consequently, the lessons I’m grasping in every turn of event. Some may call it “oversharenting”, but blogging about my baby is one way of keeping track of his development and activities, which is happening all too fast. I do hope I get to inspire other moms who are visiting but this is all new to me, so comments and story-swapping are all welcome here.

This site owes a lot of gratitude to the following genuises:

  • Dart Tiglao – for the blog hosting and unlimited tutorial sessions;
  • Dainty Mom Media – for giving me a jump start in blogging and for always being a source of inspiration as a mom and blogger;
  • Fancy Girl Designs – for translating what I want to a yummy-looking blog theme, which makes me giddy inside-out. 

And to YOU as well for taking time to read  my musings!

Enjoy your stay and I do hope you’ll come back for more!