It’s a beautiful wrap…

 

To start with, let me apologize for the few typos in my previous post,i read it a day later which was a little too late to do anything but considering i was working on it just a few minutes before i went in for my CS (story for another day) and posted it a few hours into my recuperation then i strongly feel that my typos should be excused.lol.

My beautiful low key pregnancy journey came to a beautiful wrap on 19.6.2018 when i was officially handed my beautiful baby that am so grateful for. I thought i would have managed to share most of these images by the time i was due but heeeey,the fatigue and a few pregnancy related health issues slowed me down  and i was running waaay behind my schedules and timelines but am hoping that i can now re-organize myself by the time we are getting into July.

I’m grateful to have had a beautiful pregnancy whose joys and very few lows were shared with a very small circle of friends for atleast 37 weeks but am still grateful that at some point i finally got to share with my readers who have been so kind and sweet with their words and wishes for us,thank you so much friends.

In my journey i learnt that sometimes its okay to just enjoy some of life’s beautiful & precious moments with the few that are genuinely happy for you and in the journey with you.Documenting and freezing beautiful priceless moments is for you and not for the gram;actually not every beautiful part of it made it to the gram and i surprisingly love it like that.

One of my most major lessons is that we are all imperfect and we have very many flaws and we should never be the first to cast a stone at a sinner because we all are. No matter how good you are or how careful you do your things,the one time you will make a mistake ,no one will care to remember about your good deeds and you will be judged based on your past for awhile. So friends,as much as you need to keep that good reputation,do not be scared to live and make mistakes,but also do not forget that as much as mistakes come with lessons,changes,growth and experiences,they also come with consequences and those can get tough sometimes. It’s all a part of life though.

Thank you for being so kind with your words on my social media platforms,am slowly warming up to the idea of sharing a little more in text than just visual and hopefully as we get into mummy tales i will be comfortable with the deep conversations without the fear of too much public scrutiny but hey,i hear once you hit a certain age the public scrutiny becomes the least of your worries,so lets see how it goes.

So yeeeiy,its a beautiful wrap with my baby bump shoots… 🙂

Photography by Bor Daniel & Naphtali Foster

Venue ; The Hub Karen

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Love & Joy…

 

Embracing The Bump !!

I do not know about other young preggers mommies but for me it has always taken a while to embrace the bump. Do not get me wrong,being pregnant is such a beautiful thing and is even believed to make a woman look more attractive but sometimes it comes with a lot of uncomfortable stares and glares.

Thankfully both my bumps got to show way later in my pregnancy and as much as am not the kind to give a hoot what others think of me,it takes me awhile to walk around flaunting a baby bump but i eventually embraced it.

In my first pregnancy i was only 20years and i honestly do not remember much about the experience because i wasn’t keen to know much or even that excited to be in that state but hey,i was blessed with one of the cutest little smurf and i couldn’t be more grateful. This time round, i was excited from the minute i found out i was expecting,a little nervous and anxious yes,which is normal but i was quite excited and couldn’t wait to embark on the journey.Given the circumstances i was scared of what the society would say as my bump grew and no husband in sight,hahahahaha ,but i had one of the most amazing support system around me that having to explain my situation to people that did not even matter was the least of my/our worries.

The first pregnancy was not documented as much especially in form of pictures,the time literally flew and before i knew it i had a baby.Lets just say i was young,naive and knew nothing about anything anymore,or at-least it felt like it.This time though,at age 25,i went for my first clinic at 8weeks,started planning ahead as soon as i found out i was expecting and i made sure that i was very informed during the whole process and even made sure to document most of the journey especially the bump and thankfully my best friend takes the most beautiful and candid images of me/us.

I can proudly say that i fully embraced my bump and loved everything about it,it was perfectly rounded and gave me such a beautiful glow. Maybe the society exchanged a few whispers behind my back ,but all that counted and still counts is that i have experienced God’s amazing Love and Grace,had my immediate family’s unconditional love and support,got great support from the surgeon boy who thinks am nothing like anyone he has ever met but looks forward to seeing what our baby will be like( i think i may have just opened another box but hey,this is my story,this is my testimony,this is my journey,it shall unfold as i grow) and got some of the most amazing God sent friends who walked with me,did not judge me and stuck by me through it all.

I think this is already too long of a post and too deep and honest compared to my usual short and right to the point posts but its one of those days i feel that one needs to be true,bare and honest about their journey as much as others have already concluded your story as per your social media content. Life is good,life is unfair,life is a gift and life is what you make it. Life is defined differently by everyone depending on what it has thrown at you,how it has treated you and the kind of seasons if keeps taking you into but what i have come to realize is that no matter what life is to me at whatever particular time,so long as God is in it,its a constant GIFT that i should be grateful for.

So dear ones,embrace whatever you have going on,adapt to the new changes,surround yourself with a lot of positivity and do not hide your scars. We are all going to make mistakes( sometimes very beautiful ones) in this life but whatever lessons you take from those mistakes and the growth that follows is all that counts.

I hope you love the amazingly beautiful bump shots by Naphtali Foster at the Tigoni tea farm in Limuru.

Leave a comment and tell me how you have embraced your “bump” or changes in life …

Thank you for stopping by…

Love & Joy..

The Big Sister Hack Tool Box !!

I have been told so many times that kids tend to feel a little left out whenever there is a new baby coming and i was worried about my Sheyce who is used to getting the undivided attention of every grown up around her so i went ahead and created a hacking tool box to help her feel like she is also a part of this new journey.

If you follow us on social media then you know that she is a little reader,she only knows how to read keywords;that’s egg,ebb,if,it etc which means you have to read the story books to her which she really loves.Once you read her the story,she interprets it into her own little understanding and tells it to you or her friends and will rarely forget. During her free time she prefers to draw,paint,color or write people little cute colorful notes and hand them to them.

So for her hacking tool box as a big sister,Naphtali and i got her books that she can share with her little sibling,a few colorful pens and a little baby that came with a little toy car-seat so she can play mommy too when mommy is being mommy to the new addition.

So far She seems to be adjusting just fine without any signs of feeling left out. I keep her very updated on whatever changes that are taking place and am amazed & impressed by her little understanding. Now that i feel Sheyce is fully on board with the changes awaiting us,lets see how she will do as a big sister and if at some point she will be clingy or a little too emotional. I will share how the journey will be with both of them.

Leave us a comment and tell us how your older kids hacked with a new sibling and did not feel left out… 🙂

Photography by Naphtali Foster

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Love & Joy ..<3

As you grow,So do I…

It is hard to not grow when you have something so precious growing in you. Am honored and humbled to experience this kind of growth for the second time and as much as its not always as blissful as people make it look,i wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Growing a little human in me is one of the greatest gift and role given to me as a woman by God and at no day should i ever take it for granted.Not every one of us women has the ability to bring forth a child but we are all created as life givers,care givers and nurturers.

As my belly bloomed and the little embryo grew into a fully formed baby with a little nose,tiny fingers,tiny eyes and the cutest tiny feet that love to kick me and stretch in my belly so did i grow physically and got my well rounded stretched out belly,a round face,slightly fat legs,enlarged hips and big boobs.And not to forget the beautiful skin glow that comes with being pregnant.

Other than the obvious physical growth,i have been growing emotionally by becoming more aware of my emotional state and learning how to keep it in a stable state that is good for me,the baby and those close to me. Spiritual growth has been amazing and through it i have experienced Gods never ending Grace,His faithfulness and His unconditional love for us despite our many flaws and imperfections.

It has sure been an impeccable kind of growth for both of us which i feel is just the beginning to so much greatness.

May you keep you keep growing so i can do so as well……

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Thank you for stopping by….

Love & Joy,

Mommy … Waceke…:)

Suuurprise !!!

Can we just ignore that i have been missing in action since February and dive right into the post ? yes?great…
So many changes have taken place since late last year and we had to lay off social media for sometime but now we are back and with an amazing suuurprise..:)


A few months ago i found out that my family was growing and i was super excited. All sheyce’s friends had been getting siblings and she had been nagging to have a small sister or brother so despite everything that was happening around me,i was excited to know that some little person was going to have her wish come true.


I had planned to tell Sheyce about the news in a dramatic way and even record her reaction but she beat me to my own game with her witty self. She figured out there was a baby in my tummy sooner than i expected. I tried to sort of avoid giving straight answers but she was too smart to keep beating around the bush.


One day before bedtime she went like ,’mommy,u know i know there is a baby in your tummy? ,i asked her how she knew and she told me because my tummy was too big and she felt something moving,hahahhahaa,and when i asked her if babies move,she told me that they kick.I was astonished to say the least but i knew her friends had already told her how their little siblings would kick and move in their mommies tummies and hey,she had been around pregnant mommies to know one. Hahahahha.

Eventually i gave in and told Sheyce she was going to be a big sister and she was too excited,she told her friends,her classmates,her friends mommies,her school teachers and even announced the good news at the salon. She tells everyone she thinks will care to listen to her and even calls the baby “her baby”..haahhahaha. I bet this is the most excited she has ever been about anything in her little life and it gives me so much joy to know that she will make the best big sister ever.


My best-friend Naphtali and i have been documenting this amazing journey and i will share some of the pictures as we go.I also hope that i will be able to share my mummy tales, musings and life experiences now that i will have so much time to myself( so i pray,considering my first born was a pretty chilled out baby). Today,lets enjoy Sheyce’s announcement shoot and love her little surprise.

Thank you so much for being patient and for nagging us to make a comeback on the blog,we missed you and we cant wait to take you along in this new journey.

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Love & Joy,
Mommy & Sheyce…

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