We don’t know yet if we’re having a boy or a girl but I’m definitely picking baby names for fun. Every time I get the chance to glance at names, I try to pick my favorites. I did it during the ABC’s of Hand Lettering book launch & I would also do it when going through my workshop sign up sheet. So far, Ponggo’s totally against the names Asterisk & Ampersand. We’re not having twins but I just thought a weird mom-to-be must give equally “unique” names to her child as a legacy. LOL.
Anyway, here’s a continuation of my pregnancy diaries. I swear, I try to refrain from updating this but I just can’t with so many new things happening in my life. 😀
Day 39 – So morning sickness finally kicked in late in the game. My usual triggers are soap, toothpaste & overeating *oops*. I have to change my soap and the process of buying a new one is funny, arduous & torturous at the same time. Today, I was at the grocery trying to smell all the body washes and checking to which variants I wouldn’t react to and trying not to puke in between.
Day 40 – Every time I feel a contraction in my tummy, my dad tells me to rest. He says that my baby might think “Hay, my mom never stops moving.” I told my dad, well, actually, that’s what the doctors say about my baby too–it’s always moving.
Day 41 – When someone tells me “Congratulations on your pregnancy”. Sometimes, it sounds to me as if they’re saying “Congratulations! You won a big sack of hormones!”
Day 42 – When I find myself waddling with my feet turned out I start thinking “Awww…You’re starting to walk like some legit pregnant woman!” Then, I suddenly realize “Nahhh…You always walked like thanks or no thanks to ballet. Helloooo? Remember your friends even wanted you to take walking classes before your wedding?”
Day 43 – Today’s thought: Wow, there’s so may people in this country & I’m about to contribute to its population!”
Day 44 – It gets tricky when I say “My inner child is happy. I’m referring to the younger version of myself and not the CHILD growing INSIDE me.
Day 45 – They were having a hard time conducting my ultrasound exam because the baby kept on moving. I think our child is a future swimmer or dancer. Oh wait. All babies are swimmers by default. 🙂
This was a hangout that was 2 years in the making. Lisane of Cottontail Cake Studio & I have been planning to meet up to make cake toppers for a while now but our scheds never matched.
Finally, we agreed to meet up yesterday at Royal Picadilly, her sister’s restaurant. They gave me gumpaste & food coloring to play with but I just got overwhelmed with the medium. I realized, I’ve been working with flat elements all the time so the whole 3D aspect is really new to me. I watched her & her sister Lora work on a baby topper & some flowers instead.
Some tools! I didn’t even know these existed. These are probably the cutest most colorful art tools that I’ve ever seen. Paint brushes tend to play it safe: they usually have wooden handles and basic colors such as red, black & green.
Here are some flowers. I also made one for myself but it was nowhere near this quality. Hahaha. Cake decorating can be fun & I’ve always daydreamed about these things since I saw a feature on TV when I was a kid but it also takes a lot of practice and time spent figuring out how you’ll execute your design.
Here’s the finished baby! *Yeah!* I had my picture taken with it because technically, the baby in my tummy is only as big as this–3 inches. Hahahaha.
Thanks Lisane for the instant 3D portrait! Wow! :)
Cottontail Cake Studio is accepting orders for all occasions: birthdays, weddings & parties. They’re also holding workshops once in a while. I suggest you check out their website and discover more about their cutesy & whimsical design (not to mention quality work)!
‘Til the next cutesy hangout! 🙂
Cottontail Cake Studio
Landline: (02) 435 38 19
Address: Cake orders may be picked up at 2nd floor of Petron La Vista, Katipunan Ave. cor., Mangyan Road, Quezon City, Philippines
Happy 2 Weeks Riley! 🙂
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