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First of all, i want to thank God for the ar he has brought me and my first born baby girl! Happy birthday again dear Daughter Gabriella.
So my baby made one year on 26th last month but we held her party on 25th same month(her Dad’s birthday). Did i say that Gabby was born a day after her dad(my Husban) was born?! Wonderful.
The party was held in called Maisha gardens, they are beautiful gardens with two swimming pools, so the scenery was beautiful. I invited family members and a few close friends. The decor was simple but beautiful and girly. We had a great time, the cake was yummy and big so everyone took home a big portion. The food was beyond delicious, the dj wowed us. Overall it was the best birthday for my daughter and am greatful to God who brought it to pass.
The party ended by 7:30pm and after we went home for an after party in which Gabby’s Aunt and cousins came over to celebrate with her(they did not make it for the day party so they made it a point to attend in the evening).
Check out the photos below.
As i speak now, Yesterday Gabby my daughter made one year old, and we celebrated her on Saturday(will share with you in my next post). But today i want to share with you guys the photos i took her one week before her birthday while she enjoys her cake. I bless God for this journey, alot learned from being a first time mom and i must say being mother is both wonderful and challenging as well.
Below are Gabby’s one year birthday photoshoot.
How are you? Hope your good. Back to me, yesterday i went swimming at Tal Cottages,some cool place at Rubaga. It had been a while since i last gone swimming,in fact i last went swimming before i gave birth to Gabriella in August last year,so it’s almost a year.
The swimming pool wasn’t crowded so i swam freely,the weather was friendly too. After swimming it felt like i had lost alot of weight lol
I want to continue this culture of taking my self out to different places whenever am off work ,good enough now i have some one to take care of Gabby while am away.
I know the royal wedding was last week and i might be late to post about it but hey like the saying goes, better late than never. And whats the best way to end the month of May but with the ROYAL WEDDING. The prince and princess left me speechless as they looked amazing in there attires. The gown though,breath taking. The make up….simple,natural yet beautiful
Below are my best dressed couples and celebrities
These celebrities killed it on the royal wedding, all i could see was class,style and elegance. How about you? Which look was your best? let me know in the comments section below.
So yes, the week is starting and i guess your wondering what your going to wear throughout the week well i got you covered.
Below are various looks that i styled my self that you can rock this week to work , be it office or casual work type of setting.
Last sunday me and my sister plus the kids went to freedom city mall on entebbe road to celebrate her first born Hashim’s birthday. He was making two years old.
We went to the kids park and i must say we were impressed. There is lots of kids activities and my nephew had a great time. This is a good place to go with the family and enjoy your self, its spacious and relaxing. The only thing i was not happy about was the food. Expensive. And they couldn’t allow any outside food(ofcouse how would they make money lol).
We entered around 3:30pm and by the time it was 6pm, we had had enough fun time. Well this was an excuse for me and Gabby to get out of the house and relax.
I wore a blue knee high dress with a zip at the front(this made it easier for me to breast feed in public) and accessorised with african sandals & green hand and finished off the look with my beautiful hat. My sis wore printed leggings and blouse plus sandals…this was look was simple and comfortable to spend a day with the kids.
There is a way getting out of the house makes you refreshed,relaxed and recharged. Do you agree? Which places have you visited lately? Lets chat in the comments below.
This chic looks good on anything damn!!! I always stock her instagram for inspiration everytime i feel like dressing up. As women looking good should be on our top list of 2018 goals. When you dress up you feel good trust me, i can testify on this. You do not have to wear designer shoes to look good, just know what looks good on you and concetrate on that.
Her looks are sophisticated,classy,chic and elegant…i am inspired by her this sunday to get out of my bed right now and try to dress up lol
Which is your best look?
Photo source: Instagram-@Karen All
Hello lovelies! Since we are in the love week(Valentine), here is a nice piece i came across on facebook that inspired me greatly. Read it and tell me what you think.
I was married, had been with my wife for 15 years. Then I left her 2 months short of our 10 year wedding anniversary.
We were parents of two beautiful children, who are in their late teens now, but were only seven and nine years old when I walked out.
I travelled for work, stayed in a different hotel at least three nights a week. That’s how I met Eve*.
We got to know each other over time. We became Facebook friends. We sent messages to each other all day and night. She was also married, also had two kids. We had so much in common, we soon fell in love. I felt like she ‘got’ me.
This was all during a very trying time in my marriage. I wasn’t happy, I didn’t look forward to going home. My wife had put on weight, we hardly ever spoke, she always looked so miserable.
Little did I realise that I was the reason she was so down and depressed. I didn’t pay her any attention. I took her for granted. I was too busy wishing my life was more exciting, being romanced online, spending all of my free time thinking how I could get out.
I believed she didn’t love me. I convinced myself she never cared about me or my needs and wants and wishes, that all I was was a paycheck.
She spent her free time taking care of us — our kids, making our suppers, doing out washing, making lunches, doing homework, projects, shuttling kids to sport, taking care of the pets they loved so much, their friends, and had a job of her own on top of it all.
Every time she spoke to me, all I heard was nagging and whining. But she was actually begging for my attention: a weekend away, a date night, a movie — everything I ended up doing with Eve behind her back and after I left my family.
We argued and fought because we felt unheard by the other. And yet that was all we actually had to do – LISTEN – to each other!
I moved to another province with Eve. My now ex-wife got custody of our kids. I saw them every second weekend, the usual ‘Dad’ set up.
Life was sweet!
Eve and I had an amazing sex life. A connection I believed I never had with my ex. We had a large circle of friends. My family loved her. My kids liked her.
But my ex could never bring herself to meet Eve – she felt betrayed. I hated her even more! She was childish. She was mean. She never cared about me or my happiness. I didn’t care about my ex’s feelings when I posted photos of us on Facebook… I had Eve and a whole new life and it was fantastic!
We were together for about six or seven years but never married – we believed marriage was not our thing.
I believed that after 15 years with my ex, we’d given it all we could and our time together was up, there was nothing we could do to salvage our relationship or marriage. Eve was my future, Eve was who I should have been with all along.
Eventually, no matter how well we got along in the beginning; no matter how well I thought she “got” me; no matter how good the sex was; the “honeymoon” came to an end.
Eve and I started snapping at each other. Little fights here and there. I had a moment of pure realisation one night, at about 2am.
I realised that I missed the woman who created my first home and family. I realised that if I’d treated my ex-wife the way I’d treated Eve, used the hours I spend woo-ing Eve on my ex, she’d have bloomed.
If I’d stopped being negative about her and our relationship to my family and friends they wouldn’t have been so negative to her and she wouldn’t have pulled into herself and shied away.
She became someone I convinced myself I no longer knew or got along with because I never gave her the time and affection and attention she craved and deserved.
I thought I had, but when I got down and really thought about it I never really did. I never really let her in. I had ended my marriage years before with the simple decision that she was no longer who or what I wanted. And I’d convinced my family and friends the same – that she was no good for me!
Regret sets in
But I was wrong. I missed the best years of my kids lives. Missed being a family with them. I let their mother battle with raising them alone. Yes I helped financially, but a man living outside his family has no real idea what the costs are on the single mother. While Eve and I ate steaks on the weekends, my ex-wife was living on egg and toast.
And do you know that she never complained? She never demanded more money out of me. She never stopped me from seeing the kids. Never said no if I changed plans on her at the last minute. She gave up her weekends so that my mother could spend time with her grandchildren. She left me to get on with my life with Eve, even though it must have killed her.
Like any relationship, it had started out good – great in fact – but when it go bad I decided to leave… I walked out and divorced a woman who – and I can only see this now – would have done anything for me. But I’d told myself she wouldn’t or couldn’t.
My ex-wife stayed single for 8 years. She dated but never got involved. Her being single was also a kind of affirmation for me – that no one wanted her – that everything I’d decided she lacked, so did other men… She actually stayed single to focus on our children.
And then came the day she met Craig. I never thought it would bug me in any way if she got a boyfriend. I thought it would be great! But I was very wrong. I felt hurt. I felt jealous. I even felt angry and maybe betrayed.
She moved in with Craig, along with my kids. She set up a new home. A new family, with my kids… it was a very bitter pill to swallow.
I finally understood how she’d felt all these years. And it felt rotten.
I watched via Facebook and through conversations with our old mutual friends how Craig spoiled her and the kids. Their weekends were spent on the beach – he surfed with my son. They went hiking in the Burg. They went to Mauritius where he proposed on a kayak and she said yes — they got married.
My daughter was a bridesmaid. My son was a groomsman. Craig’s parents and brother welcomed my ex-wife and children into their family. They told everyone how blessed they were to be gaining them as family.
She glowed with happiness. She radiated love and none of it was for me! My heart felt like it had been ripped out.
It should have been me.
Don’t be me. You think you will never be happy when you are in a rut. It is when you are there at your darkest that you need to grip down and try your hardest.
Today I live alone and still only see my kids occasionally. They are big now and harbour anger towards me for leaving them and their mother. Who can blame them?
Of all the things Eve was, she was never the mother of my children – my original true love.”
“HOPE this helps a few marriages, Love and appreciate a Good woman”
By; Mukisa Isma Stalin
Thank me later
Romans : 8 : 28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.
On Thursday 24th August 2017 my water started leaking, so i told my husband and he suggested that the next day we go for check up. I was 39 weeks pregnant by then and i was remaining with 7 days to finish the 40 weeks mark(9 months).
The nurse tested my waters and indeed it was not the usual urine but the amniotic acid from the baby! The Nurse said it is risky to let me go back home so she said i have to be admitted and then put on antibiotics to prevent the baby from getting infected.
That friday was my husband’s birthday and i did not for once think that i would be admitted that day, it was my off day as well and i was hoping to start duty the next day ( my vacation was starting on September…but as you know, God’s plans are not Man’s.)
My husband ran back home got a few baby clothes and food to eat for the night…apart from the antibiotics drip, my contractions were also being monitored. For the whole night the contractions did not come. Earlier on the Nurse had said that if my contractions come then i would give birth if not still they could not let me go home(it’s risky for the baby) and i may end up with a C-section. So my prayer was for God to bring on the contractions as this was my first baby(having a C-section would be a set back for my future pregnancies)
The Night Doctor came in at midnight checked my Cervix but it had not dialeted an inch and my baby’s head was still high(it had engaged though not in pelvis) this did not look good at all. So she said lets wait till morning time and see if my cervix will dialate and my baby’s head go down in pelvis.
Next day Saturday my doctor came in(when i was admitted on friday she was off duty but she had insructed me that incase of any emergency i should go to the maternity ward). So she came in and did all the check ups but the condition was still the same, no contractions, cervix not dilated and baby’s head still high! Yet the waters were still leaking.
So my doctor suggested that i should be induced(i was inserted with Pitocin) and she said we wait for 6 hours for it to be active. But after 6 hours still my contractions did not come… i did not feel anything!!
you can not imagine what was going on in my mind! I was scared to death and my prayer was for God to keep my baby safe.
My Doctor came in and said “Angella we have tried pitocin induction but it has failed and we can not use the drip induction it will be too painful for you since the baby is head is not yet in the pelvis. The baby is tired and the amniotic acid is drying up, so the only option we have is for you to go under C-Section”
Me and my Husband told our Doctor that we do not want c-section we want normal Delivery but the Doctor insisted that the condition around our baby does not accept it so we either go in for c-section to save our baby’s life or we wait for contractions to come naturally but on condition that we sign an agreement that, we the parents chose to risk the baby’s life and wait(in otherwards if we wait and something happens to the baby the blame will be on us not the Doctor.)
The doctor gave us fifteen minutes to make a decision either to go in for a C-section or wait(on our own risk after signing the paper)…
You can imagine first time parents who have been waiting for our first born for all these months and now we have to make such a hard decision. Me and my husband agreed that this is not only about us but also about the life of our baby and we want to see her alive so we called in the Doctor after making the Decision- Yes let us go in for C-section.
I went in for C-section and in a few minutes we welcomed our baby girl Gabriella to the world on 26/ August / 2017, she was very healthy and beautiful as well. I was taken back to my admission room for recovery and after 3 days they let us go…so many friends came to visit us and showered Gabriella with Gifts.
The challenges i faced was, i did not have my family with me in Dubai so it was me and my husband, i did not get all the pampering like other women do but thank God my Husband did the best.
All in all am grateful to God for giving us a lovely daughter and i know everything happens for a reason. Am thankful to God that i came out of the operation alive and my healing process was a success
I had all this fear of pregnancy,delivery and motherhood but so far God has seen me through. . Today my Gabby is 5 months old and i can not wait to celebrate her first birthday. I have learnt a lot as a first time mother like forexample being selfless.
To all first mothers out there, you can do it, do not let fear distract you from your destiny.
To all C-section mothers, you are heros because you carried your baby for all that long and you brought her into the world alive…so do not let any one make you think that you are not a woman enough for not being able to give birth naturally. At the end of the day it is about you and your baby coming out of the delivery room alive and kicking. Remember God never makes mistakes and nothing happens without his knowledge.
Click here to watch the video as well as narrate my delivery story on my youtube Channel.
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