The time stops when you don’t use it.Uncle selling trinkets to Ethan and Joy.
We, three, watched this movie on a Friday night—yes, including Bryce who crumpled himself in the seat to sleep. Jaycelle, on the other hand, cried buckets in a love story, as usual.
It was a feel good movie to watch with your better half.
The scene I liked the most was the “stuck-room” and the last five days of Joy in Hong Kong. Here’s this song leading towards the hopeful ending. Part two, anyone?
As my #LittleAdamBryce gets a little older, sleep problems are sometimes our struggle. Toddlers hate to go to bed in the first place because well duhhh, there are so many fun distractions! 🤪
And since our household can benefit from a decent sleep, I have learned some tips from experience on how to make my tot sleep better.
Lots of playtime and running around even indoors help! Being active the whole morning and afternoon help to tire my active ball of sunshine.
Consistent calming bedtime routine also helps! To calm Bryce down and prepare to sleep, we clean up after dinner. We alternate bath nights and sponge bath nights. When we discovered @johnsonsbabyph Bedtime Bath and Lotion, Bryce fell in love with the scent! One time he even said, “Mom, I NEED this.” Sounds like a real grown-up! A need? Really?! How cute! 🤣
Also, we are still co-sleeping and he still breastfeeds (extended breastfeeding FTW). When he does, it’s a sure ball that he’s going to sleep instantaneously! And I do a happy dance! 💃🏻🤩
How about you moms and dads? What are your secrets to your babies’ or toddlers’ better sleep? Share some tips! 💜
I like rainy morning season.Bryce
As a husband/daddy and wife/mommy raising a toddler full of energy and who doesn’t have a helper or a yaya, things between our household, family and career lives can be pretty hectic, to say the least. It’s so easy to get lost in the beautiful chaos of our daily lives and it’s a challenge for our family to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stick to a wellness routine. Unhealthy habits like overuse of gadgets, poor diet and lack of quality sleep make us easily susceptible to sickness.
In an effort to reboot our lifestyle and to #BeHealthyInsideAndOut, Brian and I decided to tweak some habits, inject rest and relaxation and make healthier choices daily in what we eat and feed our #LittleAdamBryce, ingest and use in our bodies.
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A familiar smell enveloped the air. A little fear sank in as I acknowledged Jaycelle’s facial expression that Bryce might have pooped. And this was right in the middle of flight which had the longest time I waited for the “buckle up” light to turn off. Little fear was how I would describe the feeling because of the cramped C.R. an ATR plane has and how I am the default janitor of diaper mess.
As soon as we were allowed to unbuckle, we zoomed pass to the back just like how we do in wedding buffets. Aggressively enough, we were first to lock ourselves in. To my horror, Bryce’s poop was like melted chocolate that was smushed in his shorts and right leg.
Home-cooked meals are the best. The evidence was Bryce’s gusto in eating two to three rounds of rice and viand. We have done this a long time ago—meal planning, that is. And our first (again) was Tinola which is also my father’s favorite food (as long as it’s cooked by my mother).
Yesterday, it rained bullets when I missed the taho vendor by a minute or two. This was after the fact that I promised to prepare it as a breakfast for Jaycelle. So, what a dutiful husband to do? Wake up your wife with another promised breakfast of pandesal, buko juice, and chilled taho (for the meantime because on Sunday is Henry the taho vendor’s rest day).
Early in the morning, Bryce and I walked to a neighboring store complex to buy yummy Pinoy buns from Pan de Manila then we crossed the street to get some buko juice and onto 7-Eleven to get chilled taho. And our Sunday was done!
Bryce could now lift up my DSLR (pancake lens attached) and shoot without limits (unlike me who saved up for 36-shot films). He’s using live view and auto-focus—so he just full-presses the camera until it hits the target. The good thing about this is that Jaycelle and I would always have a paparazzi following us around.
As an office get-up, Bryce wanted to wear his home sando around his neck but I said that he had a better alternative to it—his big-slash-scarf that he had since he was one-year-old. We just didn’t use it often because we all know what happens to real-usage of bibs, right? They become rags!