I originally wrote this post for Hellobee when I briefly blogged for them in 2015. Then I reposted it to my blog but I made the post private because I wasn’t ready to post about my miscarriages. When you write something and put it on the Internet, it stays there forever and I wasn’t sure if this was something I wanted out in the open for the whole world to see. But I realize that the topic of miscarriages is such an important one. It’s such a taboo topic, especially in the Asian community. I hope by sharing my story and the things I’ve learned from my miscarriages, it will help someone else who has gone through it or might go through it in the future.
Our Story- Strike 1
Hubs and I were married in 2009. We wanted to wait at least a year to enjoy being married before we really tried to have kids despite the fact that I was already 34 at that time. In the back of my mind, my biological clock was ticking but I didn’t want to rush into having a baby just because of my age.
After our first year of marriage, we started “trying” to have a baby but we didn’t get pregnant until January of 2011. You can imagine what we were feeling when we saw that “pregnant” sign on the pregnancy test. We were so excited! But I was also fearful of things going wrong. I tend to be a worrywart and have fear of the unknown. I was also scared of miscarrying but I tried to do all the right things like take my prenatal vitamins and go to all my OB appointments. Everything seemed to be progressing nicely. I had a 7 week ultrasound where I heard the heartbeat so I felt things were going well and that we would be parents in October of that year. Little did I know that just a few short week, one of the greatest heartaches of my life would happen.
On June 2, Ju Ju Be announced the release of their newest Tokidoki collaboration called Sea Punk! This print may look familiar because it features some beloved Tokidoki characters from their popular Sea Amo print. Sea Punk features mermaids, mermicorns, and sea creatures set on a bright navy blue background with a hot pink and white striped interior. It’s such a colorful print that’s sure to be a hit this summer! Here’s a closer look at the bag plus some comparison pictures with other Ju Ju Be prints in my collection.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
We’ve heard that quote numerous times yet we continue to compare ourselves to others. Why is that?
For me, when I compare my life to someone else’s life, it’s because I think they have it better than me or they have something that I want. Due to social media (Facebook & Instagram), I find myself comparing myself to others more often. Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on something because I saw it on Instagram! It leads to greater dissatisfaction in my own life even though my life is pretty good. It’s better than just good, it’s amazing. I don’t say it’s amazing because everything is perfect but I know that I am very blessed. But I need to remind myself of this daily and look at what I do have instead of what I don’t have. So what’s a girl to do in order to have joy in her life? Here’s what helps me. View Post
*We were given 3 complimentary tickets to Soak City. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The weather is warming up and what better way to cool off than to head to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark! Not only is it Orange County’s largest water park but it’s the perfect destination for some family fun with their 2-acre expansion!
If you’re a fan of Ju-Ju-Be bags like I am, then you know that Rosy Posy will be releasing on May 30th. It’s a collaboration between Ju-Ju-Be and Baby Tula and was announced back on April 22nd. On April 23rd, at Ju-Ju-Beach, guest were given a sneak peak of the Rosy Posy collection! Rosy Posy comes on an oatmeal background with beautiful pink, blue, and red flowers. The floral print is amazing! In my opinion, the background has a slight sage green tint to it. I like to call it a light creamy pistachio color! The collection consists of the following bag styles pictured below.
Be Quick, Be Set, Be Ready, Be Charged, Be Light, Super Be, BFF, Change Pad, Fuel Cell, Be Right Back, Itty Bitty Be, Mini Be, Messenger Strap, Be Neat, Be Spendy, Be Classy, Be Rich, Paci Pod (Source)