Baby Blessing: Christmas Came Early, My Niece is Here! Thursday 25 December, 2014

So last night was kinda hetic. It was the night before Christmas, and my family and I were in the hospital waiting for my niece to be born. My niece, Zendaya, arrival has been a long time coming. My sister seemed like she has been pregnant for 2 years, and what made it worst was she was already a week late.

My family and I actually got a phone call that she was in the hospital early Wednesday morning, 4:30am we went to the hospital. My nephew was already with my sister and after a few hours, they concluded she was only 2 centimeters dilated…so we decided to go ahead and leave the hospital, take my nephew and go back to my parents house to wait. Around 4:00pm they said my sister increased to 6 centimeters, so we rushed back to the hospital.

There was a little complication, stress and high blood pressure that was causing a little trouble for Zendaya to be born naturally, so they had to opt for a C-section. My mother went in the room with my sister. I was there for my nephew’s birth 10 years ago, my mother missed his birth so this was a special moment to be in the room as Zendaya came out.

She arrived Christmas Eve at 7:50pm. She was 8lbs 12 ounces and 12 inches long! She was a pretty big baby!


Elijah seeing his sister Zendaya for the 1st time


Big Brother and Little Sister

It was a great Christmas Eve. I was actually so thrilled she came on Christmas Even and not Christmas, because I wanted her to have her own birthday. She is as cute as a button and beautiful. She looks like a great mixture of her mom and her father. Zendaya is my  Christmas gift this year. I realized that as the years go on, I really do not want much at all. Is that maturity kicking it?

Seriously we have a culture that is focused around material, what we want, what to buy, presents and sometimes showboating about it. It’s ok to “want” things in life – we are humans and we are always going to find sometime that catches a twinkle in our eye (Come on MacBook Pro). I realized Christmas/the holidays is always just going to be a feeling and a great time to be around family and start to reflect on this year and prepare mentally for the year ahead. I look at all my blessings that came out of 2014, and I can say I had some serious ups and downs – but it seems like to be ending on an UP NOTE.

Zendaya birth taught me a lesson on appreciating the little things in life. Her coming to the world healthy and beautiful and being apart of the family is truly a beautiful gift. I promise I am not trying to sound cliche I am speaking from the heart. So today is Christmas, I watched my nephew open his gifts, watched a Christmas story 3x already and will be hanging out with loved ones and I can say I am truly happy.

zendaya-christmas-eve-baby Happy Holidays Everyone! I just wanted to share my family gift with you all. She was a Santa Baby afterall (kinda).


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Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at + @kiwithebeauty

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