Beer & Stares๐Ÿบ

So today we went to the hub, my boyfriend was drinking a beer and I REALLY REALLY wanted some, it’s a Sunday, I had a very long week and I decided yeah, to hell with it, why not! I didn’t have formula with me so I fed her right then, made sure she was full and decided to do a rushed relaxed beer and head home to give her formula when I was done. 

I got so many stares, rightfully so as they had just seen me breastfeeding and now drinking, people must have thought I was such a bad mum, but anyway I really enjoyed that beer though, it was exactly what I needed after the month I’ve had! โค

Sidenote; Wah wah wah, I had 2 beers and I felt like I had gone out clubbing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bloggers Food Tasting: Asmara Karen

Firstly, I’d just like to take the time to appreciate how good my man looks ๐Ÿ˜ 

Ok, I’m done drooling ๐Ÿ˜Š Asmara restaurant in Karen hosted us for their food tasting event last night and it was wonderful. We had such a nice time! It was filled with great food and great company & it also happened to be Olive’s second bloggers event ๐Ÿ™Œ We were welcomed with some yummy passion fruit cocktails (non alcoholic for me of  course) and some Olives & spiced nuts, we then moved onto some canapes, and finally onto the main course which was absolutely delicious, I love the Eritrean food at Asmara and they definitely came through! I must say that the Shiro they made was my favourite ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ unfortunately we couldn’t stay for dessert although they were kind enough to pack us some to take home! THANKS FOR HAVING US ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Beautiful milk stains

MY MILK IS BACK!!! WOOHHOOO!!!Never thought Iโ€™d be this HAPPY to have milk stains all over my shirt. Iโ€™ve even just squirted all over Olives face and the bed. I have to start wearing breast pads agan, never thought Iโ€™d be excited about that either! Big thanks to all of you who gave me advice on how to get my milk flow back, it all really helped.

leaving O for the first time!

Last night I left Olive for the first time since she was conceived really!! She’s only 3.5 weeks old but I felt that I needed a night out and a drink ๐Ÿป It was really one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, I cried all day yesterday thinking about being away from her. I breast feed Olive so I put her on Formula yesterday which she took to very well and will be on till tomorrow and I left her with both her grandma’s, so I knew she was in capable hands, didn’t make it any easier though! Grandma Chemeli made this delicious spiced cake with lemon icing and Orange slices for garnish which definitely helped make me a little happier ๐Ÿ˜ I had the biggest slice ever!!

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World meet Olive, Olive meet world! <3

Olive Chemeli Karanja-Mutiso born March 6th 1:25pm.
Named after and born on the same day as my wonderful cucu (grandmother) Olive Karanja ๐Ÿ™Œ

I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to every single one of you who have written texts, whatsapps, emails, fb messages,sent snaps and called etc, I am so sorry I have not gotten in contact or replied or called anyone back yet (even maybe not answering calls etc), its been a bit of a hectic time for me ;p You have made me feel really special and I will get back to you all personally ASAP!

I would also like to give a BIG shoutout to the real MVP, my mother @ellenkaranja who stuck by me through the toughest of times (LITERALLY), sleeping on hospital floors, making sure everyone did everything properly for me, sorting out pillows, rooms, bills…you name it, but most importantly just being there for me through the toughest and most beautiful experience of my life! Mum, I couldn’t have done any of it without you I am so sorry for all the anger during labor!

@wza92 WE MADE IT! I am so in awe of our little beautiful creation, I can not wait for this next chapter of our life โค
Again, I am so sorry for all the anger during labor haha!

Thank you for being there for me as well famalam; Katarina & @ian_karanja, & @chemeli_partington, YOU GUYS ROCK!!! โค

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Fave family portraitโ€‹ yet โค

Our first family shoot really ๐Ÿ˜Š Ecstatic to have been able to get a 2nd maternity shoot with my loves and the LOML @wza_92 โค @poppymiyonga took these beautiful photos of us yesterday and I couldn’t be happier, we had a really fun shoot and I’m so happy that I have one where Bahati Is actually looking at the camera, even crossing her legs like the respectable young lady she is๐Ÿ˜‚! Poppy made us feel super comfortable even though we were struggling to get some poses together ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks so much for capturing some beautiful moments, Poppy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Maternity shoot โค

I wanted to share a pic here that shows more of myself, I’m super proud of this pregnancy and myself to be honest, I’ve been really trying to eat well, with lots of failed days but all in all a balanced lifestyle has helped me feel good about myself at a stage where I’ve been gaining a lot of weight, for a beautiful reason of course! In Kenya it’s very common for everyone around you to keep feeding you because you are “eating for 2”, especially your aunties and grandmothers, they want to make sure you’ve eaten 5 plates of food, it’s been a journey, I’m almost at the due date and feeling great!!! I shared a similar picture on my previous post saying “it’s very scary posting this kind of pic up because let’s face it, I’m in Kenya where you got to be more ‘conservative’ than say if I was still living in the Netherlands I wouldn’t even think twice! But If this was a bikini it would be fine, right?” ” It’s so liberating to have a shoot where your tummy sticking out is a beautiful thing and your not trying to suck in all your ‘flaws’, I felt amazing.
I want to say a big thank you to @lyraaoko for taking these amazing pictures of me and making me feel so comfortable and beautiful during the whole process! @wacukathimba for making me look and feel flawless with her stunning makeup! @doubledeeske for gifting me with pieces from their beautiful and very comfortable nursing line! and last but not least my sister Katarina for coming over at late hours of the day to do my hair and make sure I feel beautiful ๐Ÿ˜˜ It took a village ๐Ÿ˜‚”

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Maternity shoot things ๐Ÿ™Œ

Ok, so it’s very scary posting this kind of pic up because let’s face it, I’m in Kenya where you got to be more ‘conservative’ than say if I was still living in the Netherlands I wouldn’t even think twice! But If this was a bikini it would be fine, right? To be honest, I Love everything about it, I Love how I look, I Love Bahati playing around me, my precious Olive growing inside me and the fact that it looks like I’m in a dreamy forest. It’s my favourite picture of me, ever! It’s so liberating to have a shoot where your tummy sticking out is a beautiful thing and your not trying to suck in all your ‘flaws’, I felt amazing.
I want to say a big thank you to @lyraaoko for taking these amazing pictures of me and making me feel so comfortable and beautiful during the whole process! @wacukathimba for making me look and feel flawless with her stunning makeup! @doubledeeske for gifting me with pieces from their beautiful and very comfortable nursing line! and last but not least my sister Katarina for coming over at late hours of the day to do my hair and make sure I feel beautiful ๐Ÿ˜˜ It took a village ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Cutest Cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜

My sister Katarinaย had these beautiful and delicious cupcakes made for my baby shower over the weekend! The baby shower was stunning, I had my AMAZING friends and family there along with the very talented band @rozziswork playing, I couldn’t hold back all the happy emotions and started crying all over the place. THANK YOU ALL (you know yourselves) for making my day so special, especially you @katiwiki, you are the best sister a girl could ever ask for!!Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 11.18.53 AM

A great day to have a great day

Today was a great day to have a great day, and a great day it was๐Ÿ˜€ Got super spoilt by the LOML, Wayne๐Ÿ˜˜ ย and also decided to take my mums advice and “Be bold” so here I am wearing the most colour I’ve ever worn and the most form fitting top I own as well as my new extremely short hair! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY ERITREAN AND ETHIOPIAN FAMILY&amp; FRIENDS๐ŸŽ„๏ฟฝScreen Shot 2017-04-07 at 11.13.39 AM