Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER



You may not have my eyes or smile but from that very first moment you had my heart. 
I feel so blessed and proud to be your mommy.
Happy Birthday sweetie! 
I love you to the moon and back.
Your mommy Cladia :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FIRST OOTD AFTER GIVING BIRTH








Dress: Juicy Couture; Handbag and sandals: Guess; Bracelets: Swarovsky; Sunglasses: Forever21; Watch: Michael Kors 
Sofia's dress was designed and made by my mom. You can see it here in another post.
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2013/07/my-little-fashionista.html

So this is it, 2 months after giving birth, I finally had the courage to do my first post-pregnancy OOTD! At first I was like what am I thinking doing an ootd now? I was really hesitant to do this post. I am still at least a good 4 kilos/ 8 pounds away from the weight I want to be, but then I thought,  what the heck, I want to share this no matter what. It's who I am now and I shouldn't feel ashamed or any pressure to lose all the weight in such little time. Dieting isn't a top priority in my life, it never was and never will be specially now that I am breastfeeding my baby boy and he needs mommy to stay healthy so he can get all the good nutrients. I eat very healthy, but unfortunately I have little time to exercise so the best I can do now is go for walks to the park with the kids, running after my daughter, doing chores around the house and let's not forget going up and down the million stairs in my home. At the end of the day I am exhausted and last thing I want to do is push ups and sit ups.
 I don't fit in my clothes the way I used to " yet", but it feels darn good to wear some of my pre-pregnancy clothes again! 
David is gaining weight rapidly, smiling all the time and he's already sleeping through the night, I'm such a proud mama! 

Have a great week everyone!
Claudia

Monday, June 15, 2015

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BROOKE JESSA


We recently did a newborn photo shoot for our baby boy with the awesome American photographer Brooke Jessa.  I am so glad we chose Brooke to capture our son's first weeks! 
She was able to capture gorgeous awake newborn portraits as well as some artistic, modern sleepy newborn photos, thanks to her talent and patience we got some amazing shots.
We decided to do a few cool canvas of the best pictures for his bedroom and our home.
If you are expecting a baby and live in The Greater Toronto Area or near Baltimore make sure to contact Brooke Jessa Photography and schedule your session today! 
She also does maternity, family, baby, children, cake smash sessions and her prices are really awesome plus this month she's doing a promotion on Newborn sessions, offer expires July 1st 2015.

Thank you so much Brooke for your incredible work, it was such a great experience from start to finish! 
We look forward to another photo session sometime in the near future. 

*Brooke is from Baltimore, USA but she travels back and forth from Baltimore to Mississauga. 

http://www.brookejessa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/photographerbrookejessa?fref=ts
Baltimore MD & GTA ON
443.529.8203 or 416.567.7078


Have a great week everyone!
Claudia

Monday, June 08, 2015

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NIAGARA FALLS





I have been to Niagara Falls more times than I can count. Seriously guys, it's one of those places that I never get tired of visiting specially now living near Toronto. We recently did a small trip there and I couldn't resist on sharing some beautiful shots of the falls, they are absolutely breathtaking both during the day and at night. I love seeing them at night when they shine different color lights on the falls. 
If you visit the province of Ontario or the state of New York, you must go to Niagara Falls, just make sure that you visit the Canadian side for a better view of the falls due to their position across the Niagara River, you can see all three of the falls, the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe. 
Truly one of the wonders of the world!  

Have a great week everyone!
Claudia

Friday, May 08, 2015

OUR BABY BOY DAVID GABRIEL IS HERE!

I am back!!! Oh my goodness you guys... I've been wanting to write this post for a while now! Our baby boy David Gabriel, has arrived and we couldn't be happier!
After nine long months, struggling with severe nausea, rib pains, exhaustion, restless legs, backache, lack of sleep, a few trips to the hospital... I am so happy that our little bundle of joy is here with us! My heart is bursting with happiness. 
Born right on the due date, April 15th @ 23:59. Everything went smoothly, thanks to my amazing husband that was by my side every second of it, our awesome Dr. and the wonderful nurses at the Oakville Hospital. We couldn't be happier and Sofia is thrilled with her baby brother.
Can't believe I only pushed for 8 minutes and had baby in my arms. 
It's been really busy with a newborn at home and a 3 year old and that is why I won't be  posting very often for a while now, but I will do my very best to be back soon. Meanwhile I wanted to share with you some of my maternity photos and our new family member. He is a little angel, eats a lot and is a good sleeper already. We are very lucky! 

I really recommend every woman to take some maternity photos while pregnant, sometimes all you need is a good camera and good lighting. This pregnancy was really hard on me, I was pretty much sick all the time and I wasn't feeling my best for pictures, but I really didn't want to miss the opportunity of taking some great belly shots. 

I will keep you all posted and hopefully will soon return with new posts. 
I got so many awesome treats from my dear husband lately, one of them is a gorgeous Guess bag and tons of beauty products for mommy to enjoy. I really gotta share it with you all.
Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Much love from our family to all of you
Claudia 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

500 FOLLOWERS!


Image from: www.traveldesignery.com

Dear amazing followers,
500 followers and 151,500 views! Wow! 
Thank you all so much for following, commenting and supporting me this far. I couldn't do it without you all, literally none of this would be possible without you guys. 
I wouldn't enjoy creating my posts if  I didn't have you as an audience, so thank you very much!
I have to be honest, there were times before when I contemplated deleting my blog, but there were always tons of good reasons that pulled me back. 
 This means a lot to me and I really can't thank you enough!
 Please be sure to follow my blog on Facebook, Instagram, and Bloglovin. 

Once again , thank you all so much! This is amazing!
Sending you all a big virtual hug.

Btw, baby is still not here yet, I will for sure keep you posted. 
Stay tuned! One more day till my due date! :)
Claudia