Protect your baby from unwanted chemicals

Note: This is not a sponsored blog.

When I learnt that I am growing a life in my tummy, there’s only one thing that comes to my mind. How will I protect this baby even if she’s still inside my womb?

I have been affiliated in a nutritional company where children’s health is the number one priority. With the organic nutritional campaign that the company has been promoting, I was fed with a lot of medical studies that provide vital information most especially on how critical the first 1000days of babies.

Hence, through these infomation, I was somehow equipped with the do’s and dont’s especially when you are pregnant.

I have read some studies about Generation Z or the Millenial babies having been intoxicated with chemicals due to the diet of their mom as well as the things that they have been using which are full of pesticides and chemicals.

And this is the stage of my life that I have decided to shift from commercialized products into a more natural products that may help lessen the chemicals that are flowing inside my body thus, may affect my baby.

After thorough trade check in the supermarket and grocery stores, I finally found what I have been looking for–Human Nature 100% Natural Products.

I only want the best for my child so as a double purpose of taking care of myself. And so, I totally switch into using natural products (toiletries) all throughout my pregnancy.

SHAMPOO

Before my pregnancy, it is inevitable that most of the time my head’s pounding due to stress at work. Since I have shifted using Human Nature Natural Shampoo, though I still experience headache during my 1st trimester, it didn’t last long and positively progressing especially during my 2nd trimester until today. Good bye headache!

CONDITIONER

Well, as the saying goes that your hair is always better whenever there is a conditioner after shampoo. The partners in crime, indeed. This is my favorite, it is cool and relaxing in the scalp.

BODY LOTION

Pregnancy can make your skin dry. I am not sure why, but thanks to this natural body lotion, it prevented my skin from drying. I just liked the scents of lotions they offer! So fruity yet not so sweet. What I also like about this lotion is it isn’t sticky and doesn’t feel so slimy.

MOISTURIZING CREAMS

I have been so conscious with my face because I don’t want to really see and feel dry. Thanks to these moisturizing creams which I also discovered. It made my face soft and moisturize. I’m using both cream for day and night.

LIPBALM

Well, this lipbalm is a lip saver indeed! During my pregnancy until giving birth, my lips was prevented from drying. So handy dandy!

SOOTHING BALM

This is one of the things I usually travel with. Methol that cures my sudden feeling of dizzyness, which is very common during pregnancy. It made me feel relax and it calms my nose against different smells.

RESCUE BALM

During my 4th trimester, my tummy is too itchy and I need to make sure that I protect my tummy from scratch! Thanks for this little container that always rescue me with bug bites and itchyness.

MOSQUITO REPELLENT

I was really horrified with the news about Zika virus. There were like four (4) cases here in the Philippines and it made me feel anxious and worried that I already developed a fear with mosquitoes! Thanks to this all natural mosquito repellent, its a relief to have this with me wherever I am, all the time.

SUNBLOCK

My 2nd trimester was during the summer season and going out under the sun is inevitable. It really hurts to the skin whenever exposed to sunlight especially with the climate here in the country with only two seasons — rainy season and the summer season. This sunblock is helping me protect my skin from UV rays thus, preventing skin cancer or any other skin problems.

TOOTHPASTE

Yes, even toothpaste. All natural for your teeth and mouth, no chemicals. You may also check the color lable at the bottom of the packaging, its green which connotes that the toothpaste is indeed a natural product.
Though I can’t keep an eye with my diet, but for the record, I have been really trying so hard to eat only healthy and if possible organic food products, for at least all my toiletries are all 100% natural.

Commercialized kind of products (toiletries and cosmetics) that you use everyday can really affect your baby inside because of the ingredients used which basically are chemicals. So, this is really a good simple way to lessen the pesticides and chemicals that your body may absorb and may affect your little bundle of joy.

Hence, it may be a little difficult sometimes but it is more fun and fulfilling to enjoy the entire process of pregnancy.

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Enjoy every moment of pregnancy with these natural products!

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Wedding Planning

Its every girl’s dream to be walking down the aisle with all the flowers, veil and a melody that will fill the whole vicinity with romanticism.

When me and my beau are engaged, we have already made sure that we know what we like in order to have a clear mind as to what to do and prepare thus, not to waste time.

The traditional visitation and meeting of the soon-to-be bride and groom’s families or also called as ‘pamamanhikan’Β to respectfully and rightfully ask the hands of the bride and blessing from her family comes first. This meeting will also serve as the initial preparation of the big day which includes vital information like what is the type of wedding ceremony, when is the big day and where it is to be held.

The tradition πŸ’•

We barely have about two months to do everything as we have decided, as couple, not to have a long period of preparation as it will trigger more expenses.

So what are the crutial details that need final information and confirmation?

  • Type of wedding – Church or Civil or with preferred place to do the wedding ceremony
  • When – make sure you are both comfortable with the date and that all guests are also available
  • Time – consider the weather and the location of your guests, on how long is their travel period
  • Where – consider your wedding location and time travel period from the church to the reception area
  • Who – make a list of all your guests to ensure the number of seats and ensure the budget you need to prepare. Consider as early as now who is the presiding priest on your big day
  • Requirements of all the things needed to submit (seminars to attend to, if ever you have decided to do the ceremony in church)

Once you are already decided with all these details, its time for the couple to chase the schedule to do everything on time.

Guest list done and entourage are already selected, simultaneously, the couple should confirm the attendance of these entourage characters to make sure everyone is set on the big day and expectations are already built. It is important that the commitment of all the participants are confirmed as countless times they will be bothered for all the information and sizes for the gowns and all other stuff needed from them.

INVITATION

Invitation should be done and approved by you and your beau, then make sure that it is in line with your selected color motif of your wedding.

Invitation and reminder cards

DIY invitation of the couple πŸ‘πŸΌ

Make sure you have given the invitation to guests 2-3 weeks before the big day. Follow them up with a text or email message for confirmation of attendance. Make sure to send a reminder message 2-3 days before the big day.

GOWNS & SUITS

Groom’s suit in mocha, white & black color combination.

Bride’s gown & bouquet πŸ‘°πŸΌπŸ’

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen gowns and suits πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Flower girls & bearers attire πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»

Make sure to get all the sizes and have submitted all the designs of the gowns and suits you preferred.

FLORIST (church & reception set-up)

Flowers everywhere πŸ’•

The couple’s couch and overall look & feel of the reception in a garden theme 😊

Play with different accent to add grace at the reception

Pay attention with the little details

Don’t forget to give justice on your favorite flower

Ensure that your florist know what you want. But I suggest you tell your interests and imaginations so it would be easy for your florist to make your imaginations Β somehow into reality.

MAKE UP ARTIST

Entrust the totality of your look to someone who is already experienced πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Jonathan Abagat, a professional make-up artist ☺️

You have to make sure you have an appointment with your make-up artist to do samples of hair and make-up so it would already be easy for the artist to do what is expected from them. With Jong’s team, he focus with the bride, groom and maid of honor. He let his other 4 members to concentrate with other entourage characters.

CHURCH SET-UP

Give a good time to heads up the presiding priest as well as the choir members that will light up the church as everyone walk down the aisle.

RECEPTION SET-UP

You can never go wrong with tiffany chairs πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Don’t forget to make time to do food tasting and do the ocular inspection just to make sure that your guests can fit in the area, depending on the number of attending. Also, to make sure to address little details such as parking space, where to set-up the buffet area as well as what is your preferred table and chair set-up.

PROGRAM

JC, a professional event host

Take note of your master/s of ceremony and give your preferred program flow and names of who will lead the prayer, give messages and the like. Customize each segment with your favorite song.

The grand entrance of husband & wife πŸ’•

It is not easy breezy to plan your own wedding especially there are a lot of things to be done and consider. But, let me assure you that even it is stressful and tiring, it is fun and exciting! You got to test you and your partner’s patience and it makes your relationship heighten. This is the stage where open communication is enhanced, trust is not a question and support for each other is visible.

Hence, regardless of all the preparation, be it small or big wedding that you imagine, it is still and always will be about the marriage after the wedding day. So, if you are giving your 100% in your wedding preparation, then you have to give as well 100% effort in preparing for your marriage life after.

And they live happily ever after πŸ’

For now, enjoy the moment and make sure to embrace the exchange of vows and finally say, ‘I do’.