My Must-Have Baby Products

My Must-Have Baby Products

When you’re expecting a baby you feel like there’s a million things you need to buy before your due date. I know I was freaking out at the thought of all the products! Of course, there are diapers, clothes, and all the necessities, but there’s a bunch of stuff you probably haven’t thought of!  It’s hard to figure out which things you actually NEED, which things are simply nice to have, and which things you can totally do without, especially in the first six months. In this post I’m going to touch on all three–My personal top 10 must-haves, plus some “nice to haves,” and some things I discovered just aren’t worth it!

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Am I Mixed?  My Ancestry DNA Results

Am I Mixed? My Ancestry DNA Results

 

If you watched my Youtube Video you already know that my Ancestry DNA shows  African, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American.  55% of my DNA is from Africa–mostly from the Ivory Coast and Cameroon (which is not surprising, because that’s where a lot of the slave trade originated), but also includes Mali, Senegal and Nigeria.  42% of my DNA is from Europe–mainly from Great Britain, but also includes Spain, Eastern Europe, France, Scandinavia and Ireland.  Of my remaining DNA, one percent is Native American, one percent is from Asia (India), and one percent is from the Middle East.  Because both of my parents have had their DNA done, I know that the majority of my DNA from Great Britain probably comes from my father, as does the Native American, and the DNA from France and Spain comes from my mother. By the way, the photo above is not me–but my grandmother on my father’s side–we looked identical as babies.

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My Baby Shower

My Baby Shower

Friends and family gathered at my mom’s house to shower me and Baby Ziya with love! The decor featured pink, gold, and white decor–including a tassel banner, tissue poufs, a clothesline “baby wishes” frame, a clothesline with real newborn clothes, and a dessert table with candy, cupcakes, cake balls and cookies.

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