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Pregnancy the second time, makes me feel even more tired than the first time. Maybe the fact that I'm older plus having to chase Aidan is the reason why. HAHHAA. Sorry for the tardy updates, here's Aidan's milestones from 20 - 22 months old!

  • Aidan started childcare at 20 months old as there was a childcare slot FINALLY. Initially, Skai and I had plans to only send Aidan to childcare at 2 years old but since a slot finally opened in Punggol, we leapt at it!
  • He loves school and hardly cried. He loves socialising with his friends and have lots of fun. I think childcare is fun for him and we think that it's good that he socialises.
  • Unfortunately, he also fell sick pretty often in childcare. Cough, cold etc. He was even hospitalised for a bit.
  • I started dabbling into essential oils to help both Aidan and myself. Since I'm pregnant, I can't take much medicine. Also, I didn't want Aidan to take too much medicines too.
  • I still latch but I have stopped pumping. Latching was a bit difficult at this stage as I suffered from nursing aversion. More on this, soon!

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  • With childcare, Aidan tend to sleep a bit earlier. While he is still energetic, he gets tired easily now.
  • He has started to be a bit more vocal these days. Saying more, milk, papa, mama, meimei, Aaaaa (as in referring to himself), sit in mandarin etc
  • He is still so manja which I love. He kisses our face all the time. LOVE IT. He is so cute when he does that! Though recently he started¬†giving wet sloppy kisses hahhaha
  • He is still very very sociable.
  • Unfortunately after his bout at the hospital, he has been introduced to the land of YouTube. ADDICTION MAXIMUS.

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Can't wait to see how he reacts when Davina is here ūüėÄ

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As mentioned in my pregnancy announcement post, my good friend Elaine back then suggested I do a gender reveal photoshoot / party.

I was toying with both ideas for a while and finally decided on a gender reveal photoshoot! Party sounds fun but there's so much stuff to prepare plus I really wanted Skai and Aidan be part of my photoshoot! If it was a party, I would think all girls would be better!

So, we set the date, chope-d Withminn, who took my pregnancy announcement pictures, Fidelis to do my makeup again and also to get my #mysterymakangirls to join in!

As our luck would have it, things did not go as well as we had planned. The weather didn't seem as ideal, weather forecast showed that it would rain, Aidan was unwell and I was starting to feel under the weather.

Thankfully the stars were finally aligned and we managed to pull through. Aidan wasn't as energetic as his usual self but I think we did fine. He loves looking back at the pictures and always points at them.

What to wear for the Gender Reveal Photoshoot?

I wanted to wear something white. Nothing blue or pink as I had asked my girls to wear the colours that they thought baby #2 would be!

I think I looked through all the blogshops and maternity shops with BFF Jacelyn and couldn't find what I wanted. I had ordered a few from some blogshops in preparation (like 3 different outfits) and in the end decided on this cream dress that I had bought in November for CNY. HAHAHAHA.

One of the blogshop dresses was so pretty but unfortunately I couldn't even button up past my belly. SAD. Hopefully I will be able to fit into it post delivery.

So.... I actually did not needed to buy any dresses cos I already have this dress. LOL. Time to shop for another dress for CNY then! I wore it with my comfy Melissa flats!

What sort of makeup and hairstyle did I wanted for my shoot?

I pretty much left it up to Fidelis who I trusted. I told her I wanted something brown, like a more light hearted smokey look (oxymoron I know! But I didn't want black black black smokey ya know?)

For hairstyles, I told her as long as my hair was down and there is some braids, I'm good. I LOVE all of her braided looks so I was pretty easygoing. Prior to the shoot, I visited Caely at Leekaja and she gave me some highlights heh.

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Fidelis braided one side of my hair and curled the ends. Something different from the previous shoot where she braided both sides.

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Official pics from Withminn below. The wind was a bit strong so hair was hair was slightly messy oops! I should have taken pics at the beginning. Sorry Fidel!

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Deciding on a location

While deciding on a location, Withminn and I discussed on places to go. I wanted somewhere with lots of greenery. We thought of locations such as Coney Island which was beautiful but was not ideal. Being pregnant and going to Coney Island with the long walk / cycle was one thing but bringing a toddler was another. Plus having to cart around huge balloons was gonna be a pain in the ass.

We decided to stick to my hood, being the northeast areas, Sengkang and Punggol instead!

Props

Withminn asked what sort of props I wanted and I kinda over prepared. HAHHAHAHAHAA. We had props such as:

Letterboards - I already have the black one and borrowed the pink one from Jacelyn. Previously wanted the blue one but couldn't find anyone who has it! And I didn't wanna buy another since I had the black one already lol!

The words on the pink one doesn't seem so clear in pictures but it says 'Or a girl'.

So basically together it says.... "Is it a boy or a girl" HEH

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Rompers - We wanted a contrast so we prepared a blue stripes one and a pink polka dots one!

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Diaper cake - Tiny T Diaper cakes together with Absorba Nateen Diapers sent over a diaper cake in the colour of the gender alongside #2's name.

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Balloons - Been looking at Pinterest and there were so many different gender reveal balloon styles! There was the classic pop the balloon where confetti would fall out and the recent trend of revealing the balloon in the box.

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In the end I decided on the classic pop as I thought it was cuter! Btw I'm scared of balloons popping but I still chose that. HAHAHA.

I had also ordered side bunches of pink and blue balloons from Celebloons and got my girlfriends to wear the colours that they thought #2 was. Only Jace chose pink! HAHAHAHA. Both Fidel and Esther (together with their spouses) chose blue!

Alrighty, this entry is getting a tad long.... so let's reveal #2's gender!

We are having a.....

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A girl!!!!!

I was pretty surprised as my gut feel was that #2 would be a boy. But of course, I was extremely happy. It's nice to not be outnumbered anymore. HAHAHAHA.

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Unveiling the diaper cake! I hadn't seen the design nor made any specifications so I was really surprised looking at it.

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Unicorn, pink with her name! #2's name is Davina! It's actually a combination of Skai's english name David and my name. I LOVE the diaper cake

I'm HUGE on names as you can tell... with Aidan being the opposite of my name and Davina being a combo of our names.

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Now... just to anticipate Davina's arrival in April ūüėÄ And soon... Aidan will no longer be an only child heh.

Listing down all the services and vendors that I worked with here for this shoot!

Hair colour and highlights
Caely from Leekaja located at Mandarin Gallery.
Website: http://leekaja.sg
Instagram: @leekaja.sg
Location: 333A Orchard Rd. #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
Contact: 65 8133 0818
Promo code: 'nadia' for a discount

Hair and makeup
Website: https://www.theluckiestchickmakeup.com
Instagram: @fidelistoh
Email: fidelistoh@gmail.com
Contact: 65 81212296

Photography
Website: http://www.withminn.com
Instagram: @withminn
Email: contact@withminn.com
Contact: 65 88080521

Diaper cake
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tinytdiapercakes/
Instagram: @tinytdiapercakes
Contact: 8484 8549
Promo code: 'nadia' for a discount

Clothes
Model's own. HAHAHAHA. I got my dress from Temt and my shoes from Melissa Shoes. Ages ago though! TIME TO GET TWINNING SHOES FROM MELISSA SHOES. hahahhahaa.

Letterboards
Bought the black one from Amazon ages ago before any Singapore shops brought them in LOL, Pink borrowed from Jacelyn!

Rompers
Our own personal stash. HAHHAA. Pink one is from Carters. ūüėÄ

Balloons
Website: http://www.celebloons.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celebloons/
Instagram: @celebloons

Awesome friends
Team blue: @theiceangel and @fidelistoh
Team pink: @daintyflair

And of course, the fam.
@skaichuan
@babyaidansim

Thankful for the support from my talented friends <3

Do check out my pregnancy and baby blog posts here:

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! Do follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dayre and Snapchat (nick: @nadnutdotcom) to get quicker updates of my life! For advertorials, media invitations or sponsored reviews, please contact me here.

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2017 is coming to an end. Soon we will be ushering in 2018. Have you guys thought about what you've done in 2017?

For today's post, as per last year's and the year's before, I'm going to "throwback" major events (good and bad) in my life in 2017! Here are my 4 Major Things That Happened To Me in 2017!

1. Successfully planned for Aidan's 1st Year Birthday Party

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We did the DIY Candy table ourselves instead of hiring the professionals. I think it looks damn good for a DIY effort. That being said, now with Aidan being bigger, might be tough to do so next time!

2. Still surviving playing the parenting game.

We didn't rage quit. And we liked it so much that we decided to continue to the next level. (See next point.)

3. Am pregnant with kiddo #2.

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Once we decided on having a second child, we decided to 'plan' for one. I thought with breastfeeding and all, it would have affected my fertility... but looks like we were blessed by the baby gods once again! We planned for a 2 years gap... and we hit it with our first try. HAHAHA.

4. Re-evaluated my priorities.

Family became the main priority for me, as you can tell from my social media posts. We have cut down on social obligations (like blogging events etc) and lessened travelling etc. But it's all good. No resentment whatsoever. I would rather give up everything to enjoy these precious years. I don't want to miss out on Aidan's precious years.

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That's the 4 Major Things That Happened to Me in 2017. How was yours? I'm looking forward to 2018! We will see baby #2 in 2018!

I would love to thank everyone for being supportive of www.nadnut.com. You've followed my journey from the frivolous camwhoring days to getting engaged to losing weight to planning for my wedding to my honeymoon exploits to getting pregnant to giving birth and having Aidan and now being pregnant again!! I have never regretted blogging as I loved sharing my experiences. It's more of a Nadia's Lifestyle Blog rather than a Singapore Lifestyle Blog. LOL.

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! Do follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dayre and Snapchat (nick: @nadnutdotcom) to get quicker updates of my life! For advertorials, media invitations or sponsored reviews, please contact me here.

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2 years ago, we announced about the third party. Today we will be announcing about an additional pax joining our party next April.

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For those who are curious, this is planned. (unlike Aidan. HAHAHAHA) We wanted a 2 - 2.5 years age gap and we hit the jackpot.

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We are going to know the gender soon. We were thinking if we should do a gender reveal thingy like a photoshoot / a party. My very good friend Elaine suggested we do one and we are thinking about it!

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Does Aidan know what's going on? No he doesn't! hahaha. He doesn't know that he is going to be an older brother. He still jumps/hits my tummy. Just last night, he slept on my tummy. HAHA.

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I'm past 20 weeks currently and am more than halfway throughout my pregnancy! So fast! We're excited about our new addition. We have thought of two names for baby #2, now just gotta know the gender! But no matter what, it'll be Baby D!

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Love these series of photos by Esther from WithMinn! It was easy discussing the concept with her and she's very fun and spontaneous! She is very comfy with kids too! Do check her out for your prewedding, wedding and family photos! Will share the rest of the family photos in another post!

Website: http://www.withminn.com
Email: contact@withminn.com
Contact: 65 88080521

My hair and makeup was done by my incredibly talented friend Fidelis from The Luckiest Chick Hair & Makeup Artistry. Love her works!!!

Website: https://www.theluckiestchickmakeup.com
Email: fidelistoh@gmail.com
Contact: 65 81212296

Thankful for the support from my talented friends <3

Do check out my pregnancy and baby blog posts here:

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! Do follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dayre and Snapchat (nick: @nadnutdotcom) to get quicker updates of my life! For advertorials, media invitations or sponsored reviews, please contact me here.