Ronna Bonifacio | Welcoming Sabs Hernandez’s Baby Boy with Rustan’s
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Welcoming Sabs Hernandez’s Baby Boy with Rustan’s

Sabs Hernandez and myself. Isn't her pregnancy glow beautiful?

Sabs Hernandez and myself. Isn’t her pregnancy glow beautiful?

Babies, babies, babies! I’m always elated whenever friends conceive and begin their journey to motherhood. Motherhood is one of the best things I’ve done with my life so far and I would indeed count it as one of my top experiences. Last week I was invited to Sabs Hernandez’s (aka The Makeup Maven‘s) baby shower thrown by Rustan’s for Baby Henri at the Raffles Makati Writers Bar. It was a fun afternoon of delicious high tea, games, and of course chika, and I’m glad I was able to meet more beauty bloggers.

Some of the savory pastries from the Furla Spring-Summer 2015 Afternoon Tea we were treated to. I probably ate the most, haha!

Some of the savory pastries from the Furla Spring-Summer 2015 Afternoon Tea we were treated to. I probably ate the most, haha!

(Left) Sweet pastries, those scones were delish! (Right) Cute stuffed toys from Rustan's as decor

(Left) Sweet pastries, those scones were delish! (Right) Cute stuffed toys from Rustan’s as decor

Ahhhhh! I can't wait for my own baby boy clothes <3

Ahhhhh! I can’t wait for my own baby boy clothes <3[/caption]

I remember when I first found out Sabs was pregnant. I think she posted on her Instagram account and it brought me back to an interview I did with her for a blush line with Snoe on my column. Just a few months before the interview, we were chatting with Shen (of Shen’s Addiction) about motherhood at an event because she was about to pop and Sabs was sharing about how she had been wanting to get pregnant too. I had asked her in my interview which of the blush shades, named after admirable traits of women, did she need in her life and she’d answered Patience, because she knew that God would answer her prayer in time. Though I never asked Sabs about it, I had always assumed it was for a baby. And God did answer her prayer in Baby Henri just a few months after that interview! Amazing, isn’t it?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="648.0"]My gift for Baby Henri which took all of 5 seconds for Rustan's to wrap! My gift for Baby Henri which took all of 5 seconds for Rustan’s to wrap!

(Left) Treats from T. Le Clerc and (Right) Pralines and chocolate truffles from Furla's Afternoon Tea at Raffles Makati

(Left) Treats from T. Le Clerc and (Right) Pralines and chocolate truffles from Furla’s Afternoon Tea at Raffles Makati

(L-R) Dior Co, Kira Ramirez, Shen Gee-Cala-Or, Sophie Uy, Rica de Jesus, myself, Valerie Tan, Sabs Hernandez and Jackie Go

(L-R) Dior Co, Kira Ramirez, Shen Gee-Cala-Or, Sophie Uy, Rica de Jesus, myself, Valerie Tan, Sabs Hernandez and Jackie Go

Sabs had registered at Rustan’s for her essentials and when I picked out my gift, I of course wanted something she would find useful if not a can’t-live-without. Some of the things I found to be an essential were already picked by other guests (drats!) but I was still able to find something. It’s actually something my husband and I could never leave the house without maybe up until a few months back, when V started wearing pull-up diapers 24/7. A portable diaper changing kit! When we would run a few errands or just go to the grocery, my husband would always just pick her up in whatever clothes she’s wearing (often in pambahay!), take the diaper changing kit, and go!

It was my first time to shop with Rustan’s for a baby shower, I had registered there for my wedding a few years back, and it was a good experience. I barely had to move–maybe because the felt bad for me and my belly but they processed everything for me! I didn’t have to go to the counter to pay. And surprisingly, when I returned a few days later to buy a maternity belt for myself, they did the same thing! My aching back and legs love you, Rustan’s! 🙂

The #StyleYourBaby game table

The #StyleYourBaby game table

Items for our

Items for our “The Price is Right” baby edition game. This is reminding me to finish my list of essentials for our baby boy! Gah!

Sabs' photo with her guests and friends. Huhu, too bad I missed this because I had to leave early :(

Sabs’ photo with her guests and friends. Huhu, too bad I missed this because I had to leave early 🙁

We played #StyleYourBaby, where we dressed up “Baby Henri” in cute little boy clothes, a who-can-drink-juice-from-the-baby-bottle fastest game (they used Pigeon bottles, my favorite! And the only thing that worked on V!), a “The Price is Right” game for baby items, and of course, guess the chocolate poop in the diaper game which I participated in. Too bad my pregnant nose wasn’t enough to win the game! I should have just tasted the chocolates, no shame! Hehe.

Thank you, Sabs, for having me at your baby shower! I wish you an easy delivery, quick recovery and a joyful foray into motherhood. 🙂 I rejoice with you and your family. Congratulations! God is good 🙂

Contact Rustan’s Weddings and Beyond at tel. nos. (Makati) 817-8007, (Shangri-La) 633-4659, (Alabang) 850-5532, (Gateway Mall) 911-2410, and (Cebu) 231-5642. Writers Bar is located at Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City; tel. no. 555-9777.

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