Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 29, 2016


Happy Friday! This week went by faster than expected for me. With Matias we did a few errands around the city, and even went on a play date. I am super excited for the weekend, enjoy some food with friends, maybe some pool time with Matias, and we will be definitely back at Matias' baby sensory class this Saturday.
Today, I wanted to share my second day in the yoga retreat that I and my family went on last weekend. While I woke up at 6 am on Saturday morning, my boys stayed in the hotel room, cuddling and counting sheeps. The morning yoga lasted 2 hours and a half, with a combination of meditation, partner yoga, sun salutation, and of course savasana at the end.
After breakfast, we all went on a tour to visit an organic farm on the other side of the island. We learned about the farmer's friendly farming method, and about the history of his land. I also adventured myself to try durian. A local fruit, known as the king of fruits, and with a very strong smell and taste. Almost everyone loves them here. As for me, I will stay away from it for now.
Later that day, my family enjoyed the ocean and the pool until it was time to dinner. I finished my day with a neck massage by the beach.
I sure enjoyed our weekend at the beach.


Yoga Retreat

Tuesday, July 26, 2016



I was away from the blog this weekend because my family and I went to the island of Penang, on the West coast of Malaysia. I was invited to a yoga retreat in Penang by my yoga instructors. I have never been to one, even though I have been practicing yoga for 10 plus years I was very lucky that Gavin could take one day off from work and bring the entire family along to my retreat.
On day one, we all met early in the morning with our bags. Of course, the day we had to wake up early, Mati decided to sleep longer than usual. After 5ish hours of travel, we got to our hotel in Penang. We enjoyed good local food at the hotel restaurant and some delicious kombucha brewed at home by the instructor. Definitely need to start making kombucha at home.
In the afternoon, we did an hour of yoga in front of the beach. It was so lovely to be able to hear the waves from the ocean, practice with all the other yogis, and let Gavin spend time alone with little Matias.
It was a very short day, but everything went great. Mati got uber spoiled by all the yogis that cuddled and carried him whenever it was possible.

Hope your weekend was as memorable as mine!


Baby's Update

Wednesday, July 20, 2016





My sweet little boy has reached the age of 6 months, in what appears to be the fastest six months of my life. I remember in school how long it felt to go through one semester just waiting for the mid-year vacation. I didn't know that once I became a mother, the months would feel like weeks and days just like short minutes. Matias is everything I ever dreamed of a baby. He smiles every morning when he sees my face (and Papa's face of course), he enjoys solid food as if his mom was a professional chef with 3 Michelin stars, and he rolls with the flow (literally) throughout the day making every moment very relaxed and easy breezy.
I cannot wait to experience the next 6 months of his life. There will be so many firsts in the near future; I can tell.

Here's Matias update:

How old is he now: Matis is 6 months old today.
Baby MJ's size and weight: He weighs 7.3 kg and his height is 67 cm.
Best moment this month: It is very hard to find one special moment this last month, because there are too many. Matias got to meet a few family members and friends of ours. Also, my family moved to a new place, and Matias got a new bedroom and swimming pool. He mastered the art of rolling over, and had his first solids.
Sleep: He is still waking up in the night. Now, he is religiously waking up at 2:30am for eating, and sometimes will wake up at 5am for more food, or around 6:30am. He takes 3 naps a day, and usually they last 45 minutes. He is really good at falling asleep fast, either in the carrier or by himself (yay!). He is really good at knowing when he is tired and to let me know he wants to sleep.
Movements: He loves to grab his toes and eat them. He looks around at his surroundings when he is in my arms, and observes every single thing that's happening. He usually is happy in my arms, and if I am talking to someone, he will listen closely to our conversation like he wants to say something as well.
Favorite Toy: Everything is a toy for him - my cellphone, a spoon, a paper, you name it. He does love to grab any toy that is around him, and moves around and makes noises telling us he wants it. He likes to hold his little crab during bath time, and the monkey with different sensory items. He also likes anything that goes in his sight when he is laying down.
He Likes To: Go to his baby sensory class, and see other babies crawling around and making noises around him. Loves when you take him to the changing table, or when you change his clothes and tickle his belly and cover him in kisses. While drinking milk, he moves his free hand around my face, almost like petting me and feeling every part of my face. I love these moments so much.
Favorite Food: He loves everything that I have introduce him so far. He eats apple and pear puree, sweet potato with carrots and peas, and brown rice. He is still drinking mama's milk and loves it so much.
Mama's experience: I am so grateful for having such a loving, happy, cheerful, little boy with me. He makes my days so much fuller than I could imagine, and so much more busy of course.
Looking forward to: This weekend we are leaving to the old town of Penang for a yoga retreat and the whole family is going to enjoy some time at the pool/ocean while drinking fresh coconut water. And I will get to relax with some yoga at the beach.
Not looking forward to: My little boy growing up!!! Please stay this tiny forever mini Mati!