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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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: