Baby Kosi's Sprinkle + Cool Modern Mom Newborn Stuff

img_43031-01my sweet sorority sisters threw Kosi & i a Baby Sprinkle (isn't that adorable?!)20161106_143859-01unisex decor :)20161106_144024-01i think i had about 36 of those cheese cubes and even took some to-go for my boys. we looooove us some cheese.20161106_144039-01yes you are, baby Kosi.20161106_144102-01heeeey, baby Nat! my niece, Natalie is as obsessed with balloons as Dego.20161106_144703-01lil' bit of everything, please.20161106_152859-01 hard at work making play-doh babies!  i told my hostesses i'm not really a game person, buuuut this one ALWAYS always turns out hilarious.20161106_161528-01my mom has been referring to baby Kosi as "she" and "her" since we found out we were expecting, haha.  i dunno, Mommy... we shall see ;) 20161106_161839-01my gorgeous, talented, sisters-in-love. 20161106_162015-01grandma Willie!  at my age she was already 9 kids in, y'all.  she had 12 total and doesn't have to worry about me attempting to break her record :Dimg_43011-01opening our unisex gifts.img_42931-01love you ladies dearly!! grateful for your presence and love. #SkeeWeeimg_20161115_173921i have been eyeing this Skip Hop diaper bag for weeks and snagged it using the Sprinkle gift cards i received!  also, the Ergo Infant Carrier Insert (center) is a great newborn item until baby is plump enough to fill out the car seat solo.16809496_alt01

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love everything about this bag, especially the size and and the cuteness factor.

what i'm bringing to the hospital this time around:

  • cozy, comfy, cute postpartum lounging clothes (for pictures! hair is already done, woo hoo)

  • nursing camisoles (instead of just nursing bras for visitors, guests, etc.)

  • socks with the grips underneath

  • my toiletries / ID's 

  • portable snacks, games, etc. for my 5 & 2-year-old while they wait with family

  • car seat & unisex newborn outfit for heading home

  • granny panties

  • breast pads / Lasinoh nipple cream

  • phone & laptop chargers

  • Thank You cards/gifts for the nurses & caregivers 

  • Sonny's bag cause he always waits till the very, very last second to pack!

photogrid_1479515637099then there's this amazing product taking social media by storm: the Milk Snob 2 in 1 infant car seat / nursing cover. i need it in like 5 more patterns!! this one is Milky Stripe.

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*YouTube Vid Inside* 31 week Bumpdate

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holy guacamole. do we really have less than 9 weeks before meeting baby Egwuatu #3!?

#HOW 

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after the 1st tri time sped up and hasn't stopped since.  i am scrambling trying to make sure i finish a couple of projects i'm working on, get my maternity shoots scheduled and done and keeping up with this blog, *taps mic* hello!!! #Ooowee

anyway, check out my 31 week YouTube bumpdate that i filmed this morning after i taught my HIIT class:

  • pregnancy pap smear experience
  • an abnormal test result
  • 3D ultrasound fun
  • baby name possibilities

all under 10 min! press play ;)

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wait, i've known you for how long!? + 29 weeks

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say hello to our little 29 week acorn squash-sized baby! i seriously wish i had done this week by week with the boys. heck, i'm in the grocery store often enough to make it happen.  they both now know what the heck acorn squash even is plus i love having hands-on fun with learning when food is involved. who doesn't!? 20160911_193400_001-01so guess what else went down during my 29th week of pregnancy!?  Mr. Egwuatu and i celebrated 9 years of marriage together!  meeting him on campus at UH back in 2000 happened yesterday.  yall hear me? yesterday *sobs uncontrollably* :( anyway,  around this time last year we were in Maui frolicking on the beach, but this year we stayed local for a change.  not only cause of the current zika threat, but cause of other current financial obligations, a new full-time kindergartener, and because Lord willing, we plan to do it BIG next year for #10 (and take that family Disney vaca before Dego turns 3...CAN NOT WAIT).  it's saving season for us.  so, we found some local things to do and enjoyed our special day together, just the two of us.

20160915_045059-01we <gasp> started with a 530am workout, whoop!  Sonny joined the #5amWorkoutClub for a day and was front and center for my Barbell Strength class.  he is clearly not one of us, haha. 

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facetune-20160925-1515312362"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year."

can't argue with that. season after season, we come out stronger, wiser, and closer....only by the grace of God. 

happy number 9,  Milk Dud Sonny.  <3

20160915_083536-01 we took our time, laughed, joked, and enjoyed our lifting session together.  no rush whatsoever.  usually our boys are in the child center so we have to get it in before the time limit is up and the staff comes to hunt us down!  this was needed.

20160915_101314-01and so was this!  Sonny found the cutest, yummiest little cafe for our post-workout breakfast.  

then we went home to.....REST! oh and clean up our house before hurricanes Chiso & Dego returned.

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matchy, matchy!  we dined at Caracol for our anniversary dinner.  i have been wanting to try this place since my birthday this past April!  i was looking for a nice restaurant back then and one of my Lifetime Fitness class members suggested we go there.  weeell, Sonny had already made plans so this occasion was perfect for checking it out.  our taste buds were in HEAVEN! YUM!  

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  • i started with an unpictured salad (Lechugita Orejona)
  • we split the Taquitos Tronadores de Carnitas (top left)
  • Sonny ordered the biggest hunk of protein on the menu per our waiter (Bistec con Moras)
  • i finally stepped outside of my box and ordered the scrumptious  Callo de Hacha (bottom left)
  • we split the Piña Rostizada (and coulda used 2 more scoops of ice cream!)

20160915_212202-1then, it was on to sing and rap our faces off with P. Diddy at his Bad Boy Reunion Tour Concert!!! we don't do concerts often..in fact this was our very first one together! pregnancy narceolpsey didn't take me out and we were literally up and on our feet for most of the performances reminiscing and jamming.  great show!


remember this lil' lady!? photogrid_1475369014299 she was born on our anniversary last year and we met her via Skype while in Maui.  we are another year older and she is now one.  happiest of birthdays, baby Natalie!

basically, September 15th ROCKS ;)

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happy BUMP day + be grateful

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this girl right heeeere!  my client, Sarita, is knocking on that 3rd trimester door HARD, and still putting it down in the gym both with me and on her own.

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aaaaaand, she has fully committed to a vegan diet for her last trimester as well.  it can be done and she's doing it!

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i opened two gifts this morning. my eyes! by starting each day with a grateful heart you are able to find COUNTLESS blessings from God in this seemingly mundane everyday life.  i look for and find them daily.

headphones: Pink Beats

top: Active Faith

crops: Lululemon

sneaks: Nike Roshe Run High in tarp green (2013) 

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i got these sneaks while i was preggo with Dego (20 months) and they are still fierce! a lot of you think the same! they are great for lifting cause they are nice and flat on the bottom and provide great ankle support. 

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reason number 444882390029289982 as to why i love group fitness right here.  when my class is in the midst of an exercise and the music is blasting and the endorphins are flowing, i sometimes just stop and look across the room and take it all in. it's one of the best feelings ever. 

20160208_161155-01they just want to move! i am so inspired by this group of educators! we get down in the library every single week. they show up to every session not by force, but because they desire to live and be healthier.  effort is everything.

IMG_20160217_193322bwahahahaha! this tickled me to tears and still does.  when mama forgets to bring her snacks while she's out, mama get's a lil' cranky.

happy hump day, ffs!

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m<3m's day '14

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one of my most cherished moments in time. i didn't even know this pic of me and Chiso's first  face to face interaction was captured until later;  i was so wrapped up in his little presence.  simply honored God saw fit to make me his mommy.

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 almost 3 years later i'm still getting all the kisses i can before he starts wiping them off! i woke up to the sweetest mothers' day card from Sonny & Chi along with this little lifesaver right here:

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 my Samsung s4 is so full of pics and vids that i haven't been able to download any new apps for weeks.  i mean really. and i've backed up everything in my phone onto my mac but because i never know when i'll need to upload or get access to a particular pic, i can't bring myself to wipe my phone totally clean. i know. all kinds of crazy over here. but now i have even more space to fill with food and workout pics :P

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i got on up and made breakfast for the fam and had one of my usual combos: mushroom egg omelette with whole wheat toast, natural pb, and sprinkles for fun ( i used a cupcake cookie cutter btw) and some wild blueberries.

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then i threw on my Mothers' Day best and snapped a few 35 week pics before we hit the road to go celebrate with our moms!

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Sonny's mom and sis couldn't make it,  but he and his brother, Brian, treated my mom, his fiance, and his future MIL to a feast of a lunch at Las Ventanas.  May 17th, 2014 is the BIG day for those two!!! i am so happy to be gaining another sister as awesome as Kara.  my dad is a homebody and told us all to have a great lunch lol.

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so this is what i ordered... shrimp & mushroom topped brown butter snapper with steamed veggies.  it originally came with mashed potatoes but i switched them out. i normally ask for any sauce/dressing to be put on the side.....but i didn't want to this time to be honest!  Sonny ordered a side of rice and i took a few scoops.

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 and here's what everybody else ordered!   good stuff. this is actually one of the restaurants that will be catering Brian and Kara's wedding. definitely looking forward to the reception, hahaha!

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 we skipped dessert at the restaurant and headed to get some all natural fro-yo from Tasti D-lite, our first time there. i heard about them via Instagram and was stoked to find out Houston had one too.  my mom and i both got their bananas foster fro-yo...heaven.

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   heath bar and sprinkles for me.

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my love and respect for my own mom grows exponentially each day. especially the older Chiso gets lol. seriously!!!  never knew motherhood would be so challenging yet rewarding all in the same breath.  God bless all mothers, those who play the mother role, and moms-to-be. you are needed and you are appreciated.

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i love you mom!!!!

le