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Happy 1st Anniversary, Babe :*

16 May

Thank you for always being there for me in the past 1 year of our marriage and years before it..

Thank you for being the best husband I could ever have in the most amazing 1 year of my life..

Thank you for protecting, guiding, providing me the best you could ever do in the 1st 1 year of our marriage and hope it will always continue to 50 more years..

Thank you for giving and having Baby Ori with me. Hope we can be the best parents he could ever have..

Thank you for everything that you’ve ever done for me, Baby Ori, and our little family. Hope we can always fill each day with smile, laugh, and love for the 50 years ahead us..

Love you always till the end, Babe :*

Always love,

Grateful Wife


Pre-Wed vs Maternity Photo Shoots

30 Apr

They said quality comes with money. In some cases, I believe it too.

Back when husband was still my fiance, we wanted to take pre-wedding photo shoots like other newlywed-to-be in the entire marriage universe. Problems were, our time was limited, our budget was tight. Hiring a professional photographer was totally not an option.
Gladly took part in our wedding preparation, my brother and cousin were willing to take our pre-wedding photos. Since cousin lost her DSLR camera, they used husband’s camera instead. There was no make up artist, clothes were endorsed by our own wardrobes :D, photo locations were around our aunt’s house as home based.

The result might be not as fancy as if we took it with professional photographer. But we were happy with it. The photo session, the result. Everything.

Fast forward to the time when husband was father-to-be. We were gladly waiting for Baby O to come and wished to capture the moment how grateful we were.

Again our time was limited, our budget was tight, but we were slightly smarter than before. We decided not to hire professional photographer, but instead took the photo shoots in our trusted photo studio, Jonas. 😀

There was still no make up artist, clothes were still endorsed by our own wardrobes :D. But camera and photographer were knowingly credible to take memorable photos. Thankfully we were more than happy with the photo session and results.

However in this case, I think it isn’t. Thank you Sarah & Ekal 🙂

Totally Worth It

2 Apr

People say having a baby is daily struggle. For me, the struggle already began before the baby was born. Because it already was a struggle just to meet Baby O for the first time.

Most of babies are born when they reach 38 weeks inside mothers’ belly. But not Baby O, he didn’t even want to go out when he reached 40 weeks. Which caused me worry, because my Obgyn (dr. Bintari Puspasari) said the longer the baby stays inside, the worse the placenta quality to feed the baby.

That’s why I was recommended to deliver via induction by the time Baby O reaches 41 weeks if I wish to continue the natural birth plan. Longer than that, my Obgyn would only allow Sectio Caesaria to get Baby O outside my belly. I preferred to wait until the last minute due before proceeding to induction. I really don’t want to have Baby O through operation.
Friday (40 week 1 day), no contraction.

Saturday (40 week 2 day), no contraction. Supposed to be control schedule but my Obgyn is out of town.

Sunday (40 week 3 day), no contraction.

Monday (40 week 4 day), no contraction. Obgyn recommended induction that day, but I wasn’t ready, asked for postponed.

Tuesday (40 week 5 day), no contraction.

Wednesday (40 week 6 day), 3 AM, 1 opening.

Thursday (40 week 7 day), 3 AM, 2 opening. Avoiding Sectio, I agreed with Obgyn to conduct balloon catheter at 5 PM in the you know where to speed up the opening.

Friday (41 week 1 day), 8 AM, 5 opening. Continueing the process, I was infused induction at 9 AM to speed up the opening and the contraction. 1:30 PM, 7 opening. 4:45 PM, 10 opening. 5:15 PM, Baby O was born.


Orion: Rising in the sky (Greek); Hatsya: The brightest star (Arabic); Pradia: Child of Pras and Nadia


Trust me, the last 30 minutes before Baby O was born was the hardest breath I have ever had in my life. It was supposed to be long breaths to help Baby O pushed the way out. But instead, I could only took the short and less short and less shorter breaths due to my short breath.

The whole process was total struggle with sweats, blood, and tears. If it wasn’t for my husband who accompanied me through out the delivery process, my pro-natural-birth pro-breastfeed Obgyn, and very patient midwive, I might not be able to deliver natural birth in the end.

Totally worth it to meet Baby O for the first time. Love you till the end, Ori :*

We love you already

12 Mar

I know that by posting this song in my blog, that might reveal my true age. But it’s okay. Because that’s how husband and I feel since we knew I’m pregnant.

Savage Garden might wrote this song to a girl they knew. However, this is still a love a song. For husband and I, this is our love song to Baby O. We knew we love Baby O before we met him.


Enjoy! 🙂

[ youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjnmICxvoVY ]

Savage Garden
“I Knew I Loved You”

Maybe it’s intuition
But some things you just don’t question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant
and there it goes
I think I’ve found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

There’s just no rhyme or reason
only this sense of completion
and in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I’m searching for
I think I found my way home
I know that it might sound more than
a little crazy but I believe

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I found you

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life

Double Celebration, Double Everything

24 Oct

Optimist people would say, Why do we only celebrate once when we actually can celebrate twice? Pessimist people would say, Why do we have to celebrate twice when we can only celebrate once? For some people, double celebration means double expense. It could also means double fatigue. For other people, double celebration means double blessed. It could also means double happiness.

When it comes to twice wedding receptions, it means twice the expense but also twice the gift, twice the fatigue but also twice the blessed. In the end, it will still cause twice the happiness. Because, who doesn’t love a party? ;)The real problem is why would there be any twice wedding receptions? Why not only make one, gather everything in one place, one time, one memory? The reason is maybe because wedding is not only about the groom and the bride. Wedding is also about their family.

When the happy couple wants to celebrate their marriage by their own way, their parents want it too. When the happy couple wants to invite all of their friends, their parents want it too. When the happy couple and their parents couldn’t combined their way together, hence the double celebrations.

Or it’s simply because of Indonesia’s Javanese tradition unduh mantu, which celebrated not long after the wedding reception. It’s another kind of wedding reception held by the parents of the groom to welcome the new bride into the family.

 (Un)fortunately, husband came from Javanese family who still follow some of Javanese traditions. (Un)fortunately, parents-in-law were more than happy to host unduh mantu in their house for their lovely son and new daughter. In the end, husband and I can never thank enough for all the bless and happiness we received during the double celebrations. 🙂

Publicly Wed on 160515

16 Aug

Today, 3 months ago. Finally. 🙂

Photo 5-19-15, 9 25 55 AM

Thank goodness I’m blessed with super beloved husband, superman in the family. Love you always, beb. ❤

Legally Wed on 150515

15 Jun

Today, a month ago. Finally. 🙂


“I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.”

“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.”

(The Vow, 2012)