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A Baby’s First Month and a Four and a Half Birthday

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Celebrating Baby’s first month

The baby’s first month is like the biggest first milestone. Mommies and daddies scramble to prepare something for the first month. Although it depends on the budget and availability of the parents, the baby’s first month does not go unnoticed in many Filipino families.

Even if she knows that it was not really her birthday cake, Dindin was still very happy to blow out the candle for her half a birthday.

Baby’s First Month and Half a Birthday

Do you celebrate baby’s first month? Do you celebrate half-birthdays? Well, we do. When our eldest daughter Dindin was still a baby, we marked each month with a photo shoot. Aside from baby’s first month, we especially marked the sixth month, because she is already halfway to her first birthday. That also meant that we had been parent for the last 6 months already. haha

But this year, we did something a bit different. It is Shane’s first month and since both of them were born on the 11th of the month, it was also Dindin’s day to turn 4 1/2 years old last Wednesday. And then it was my mother’s birthday on the 9th, so it was sort of a triple celebration.

My brother sponsored the two-layer birthday cake for the three girls (my mother included). Because of some unexpected turn of events, the celebration didn’t happen quite as planned. Nevertheless, there was one very happy little girl who blew the single pink candle on a strawberry shortcake. It was covered with creamy icing with rosette design made by Bacolod Cupcake Cafe.

Celebrating With Our Families

We celebrated with both paternal and maternal sides of our little family because they are our support. Though motherhood is hard, things became a bit easier because of them around. Especially during crazy hours and crying spiels in between feedings. Their help is invaluable. And so we celebrate our kids’ milestones with them.

Our families for baby’s first month.

Thank you for the love, prayer, and much-needed help.

“Thank you, Lord, for the wonderful blessing of children and of family. We are ever grateful. Things can be difficult from time to time but indeed, we live by Your grace, Your comfort, Your sustenance, and Your provision. We praise you God and thank You for the milestones in our children’s lives. It has always been our prayer that they will grow up to become lovelier each day in all aspects–inside and out. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

I Know

It’s kinda funny because Dindin knows that it is not yet her fifth birthday. So we keep reminding her about it, lest she would forget. She would reply, “I know.” But, dressed in a nice pink formal, she is so happy. This is just part of creating happy family traditions with our kids.

Thank you Lord for these blessings on baby’s first month and Din’s 4 and a half birthday.

We had our dinner at SumoSam at The District North Point for this treat and I have them to thank for this, too. We got this free treat as a Bacolod mommy blogger. It’s one of those times that you get a nice celebration because of some gift certificates you got.

The staff were very accommodating and they came round to sing the birthday song for Dindin. I really didn’t ask them to because after all, it was not a real birthday celebration thing. But then again, thank you very much, you surely made the little girl very happy. 😀 Baby’s first month celebration and a half a birthday was a success!


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Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at:
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18 Comments

  1. Awe what an adorable family! Happy 1 month to Shane and happy 4 1/2 to Dindin. I love the beautiful cake, it looks yummy. I just love strawberry shortcake!

  2. What a lovely way to get the whole family together after having a baby. The first month is crucial. I bet Dindin loved being able to have a half birthday party!

  3. I have never celebrated a half birthday before but I think it is so sweet that you do and that you even have celebrations for a baby’s first month. I think it is nice that you document these celebrations through photos because these will be precious souvenirs for years to come!

  4. Your post reminded me of my sons first month we had a small get together and also we have many traditional get together as well when baby is 21 days old. A babies arrival is all about near and dear ones coming and visiting frequently .Loved all the pics of yours.

  5. You guys look like you had such a wonderful time! I think it’s great that you celebrate the different milestones, big and small. As far as half birthday go, we only ever did 6 months when my oldest was a baby. but with 4 kids, we’d be celebrating all the time if we did it now!!

  6. Blair Villanueva says:

    Oh what an adorable baby! Kids nowadays grows faster so its better to create more memories with them.

  7. What an adorable baby! It’s always fun and endearing to have a new baby in the house. It’s so nice to celebrate baby’s first month. 😀

  8. Not only in the Filipino is the half birthday and first month overlooked but also here…and some wouldn’t even recognize the first birthday! That sounds so unfair. Anyway, it sounds very nice and unforgettable to celebrate Shane’s and Dindin’s birthday with family…such cute kids.

  9. Your kids are the cutest! Made me miss mine when they were this little. It’s always nice to just celebrate with loved ones and bring the family together. I’m sure everyone had an amazing time!

  10. oh my god, so adorable to celebrate baby’s first month and even half a birthday 🙂 It is important to cherish all and every memory you have with your loved ones 🙂

  11. Aww what a beautiful way to celebrate everyone. It reminded me of what my best friend and I do as we’re born in the same month so we’ve been picking a day in the middle of our birthdays and celebrating it together.

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Wow That’s so nice! 😀 Have you been doing it till now?

  12. Looks like a nice family party. You have a lovely family who looks like they are having a great time.

  13. That’s cool that you celebrate that way. We didn’t really do anything to a year. And then it was modest. Although for my niece it was this crazy thing they did with my brother and his church. Was the largest 1st birthday I’d ever seen.

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Here in our city, parents go all out for the baby’s first birthday. OUrs would be modest but we invited a lot of people, like our relatives and church friends.

  14. Those first kids birthdays are such an important times and is just lovely to share them with family and friends. I really like your photos, you guys look on them like an amazing, adorable family. Thank you for sharing

  15. Oh wow, loads going on! Well done to you Momma and Happy birthday to your little one. Loved how you guys celebrated so many beautiful things this month–baby’s first month and half a birthday. 😀

  16. Here we too celebrate baby’s first birthday with family and friends…. it will be a grand party for all family members…baby is so cuttteee…god will give a long life to this little angel.

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