after scouring the internet for the perfect play kitchen that looked exactly how i (i mean, mila) wanted, and discovering that i just can’t justify spending nearly a thousand dollars for the beautiful ones from pottery barn… i decided to give an ikea dutkig a major upgrade, and OMG we are so happy with the final results.
there quite a few blogs and insta posts that show all the cool ways you can hack this kiddo kitchen. i got a lot of inspiration from this apartment therapy roundup of other DIYs. but in the end, i copied a little here and there from different kitchens and this is what we ended up with.
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during my pregnancy with mila, i was so happy because i only had one or two migraines the entire time. it was wonderful. especially because the prescription medication i take when i get migraines is not deemed safe during pregnancy.
this pregnancy, however, has been completely different. starting around week 15, i have been plagued with frequent migraines and terrible headaches that last as many as five days straight.
thankfully, being married to a neurologist has some perks and i was able to get an appointment with one of georgetown university hospital’s headache specialists — a doctor with a two year wait list. she shared some pregnancy safe tips with me to survive the headaches and migraines and i thought i would share them here in case anyone else is dealing with the same thing.
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how many jelly cats are enough for two baby cousins? let us know when you find out because three bunnies + a lamb and these two littles still didn’t have enough!
cami, hong and poh came to visit from california a few weeks ago and o m g i cannot wait until we are all close enough for mila and poh to play together every day! okay, so they didn’t play so much as swipe each other’s bunnies a million times and spend a whole lot of time staring at bubbles and eating snacks. but we all loved watching them!
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from the moment you woke up to the second you fell asleep, we had the best day with you today, mila. i’m writing this so i always remember just how precious and special today was.
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an ode to our number one boy on this national puppy day — mochi, we love ya!
even when you need a bath
even when you pull too hard on walks
even when you get mud all over the house
even when i have to trim your nails
even when you make mouth noises all night
even when you poop five times on one walk
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just before christmas i worked on a post for well rounded x artifact uprising, giving away one of au’s layflat photo books. artifact gifted me a book in return, and it was perfect timing because steven and i had just decided not to buy gifts for each other this year — and we had never had our wedding photos printed.
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people say all the time it takes a village to raise a kid. i think, instead, it takes a village to raise a mama. we need other moms to bounce ideas off of, complain to about our babies sleeping habits and celebrate little milestones with. it definitely helps if their baby is the same age as yours.
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