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My first baby was born almost a month after 9/11.
When the second plane hit the one of the Twin Towers, I remember holding my tummy and thinking, what kind of world am I bringing this child into?
When Benjamin was born on October 9, 2001, my life was never the same again. For the first time I felt a kind of love I have never felt for anything or anyone in the world, and a kind of fear that I might lose him, that he might get sick, that his life depended on me. But I got over it. Can you tell this is my son?

Newborn Ben

It is with deep regret that my son had blond hair and blue eyes for a very short period only.

When Ben was a blond

This was Ben at four months. Ten years later he gets detention in his school—and enjoys it because they gave them “fun” activities such as fixing bags, books and picking up garbage!

Ben, 4 months

Yesterday my son turned 10 years old. I am really blessed to have a son who is in love with me. (I know because he told me earlier. )
When the titos and titas asked what he wanted for his birthday, Ben said clothes. For once he didn’t ask for toys. So I took him and his brother to Zara, where we spent a small fortune.
The boys love Zara, Debenhams, and Gap, and it doesn’t hurt that mommy is a stylist who can guide him with his choices.

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Photo taken after a full meal at Cibo 🙂

I was wondering what made him decide at such a young age that he was into clothes and shoes. I figured it was his obsession with Woozworld, a virtual world where coolness is measured by one’s clothes and possessions.

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Both my boys and their cousins are into this game. I give them a monthly allowance of Wooz money so they can make purchases and buy and sell in their virtual stores.
The boys are only allowed to use the computer when there’s no school the following day, so usually Friday after tutor, Saturday and part of Sunday.
Woozworld has saved us money because now they’re not interested in toy stores, which is a relief.
On days they can’t Wooz, there are Legos, Playmobils, board games, books, and basketball to pass time.

http://www.woozworld.com/

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Ben is sooo gwapo na. he looks a lot like you Ms. C! 🙂

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Oh cool. We have the same birthday! Happy birthday to us!

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So when Ben was born, he had dark hair, but it then lightened then became dark again? What color are his hair and eyes in his passport? la lang, nakaka aliw.

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CEA

i should have asked you pala! anyway how cute E had the same exact stroller but in green, in fact i will show him this post, he will be aliw to know this. Cutiepie Ben! gigil his cheeks and lips. C.

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big_chill

he’s a mini-you when he was four months but now that he’s ten parang he’s a mini- elmo magalona na! hehe happy birthday, ben 🙂

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the first pic is funny. hehe! at a young age he knows what he wants na. galing!

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Winchelle

Omg.. Ur son at 4mos looks very similar to my 3month old–also born blonde with blue eyes

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When I first saw photos of your kids on your blog, I immediately saw how much Ben resembled you. I’m still trying to figure out who Markus resembles more. Pero it’s nice when one of your kids is a mini-you. 🙂

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Naks, bata pa lang maporma na! Matinik sa chicks yan ‘pag binata na 🙂

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For the first time I felt a kind of love I have never felt for anything
or anyone in the world, and a kind of fear that I might lose him, that
he might get sick, that his life depended on me. But I got over it.> HOW?! Time will tell lang ba? I’m paranoid like this!

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my daughter is 7 mos now and she had gray eyes till she was about 5 mos. now her eyes are darker too, brown na may gray. we were all hoping that her would stay gray hehe

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So gwapo naman your son! :p
Sana pag nagka-baby narin ako ganyan rin hehe. LOLZ.

Wow di nga sila into toys pero into clothes naman. Japorms! Haha. Di ba it costs a lot rin? Hehe.
Pero … hmmm, male stylist? Bongga! Mana kay hot momma!
Galing naman, Ms. C! 😀

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When your son was a baby, for me he looked like a Suri male counterpart. I like how he look now, resembling you miss c. 🙂 You must be proud 🙂 He also has your style already. [Reply]Anonymous Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 3:11 AMFunny you mentioned Suri… but for me,  he’s giving me the Shiloh vibe… 😀 [Reply]CVS Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 3:42 AMno [Reply]Anette Aas Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 5:01 AMOops… I didn’t mean to offend anyone by my comment. Sorry po. CVS Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 7:37 AMthat wasn’t for you Anonymous Reply:October 11th, 2011 at 8:22 PMWas… Read more »

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Funny you mentioned Suri… but for me,  he’s giving me the Shiloh vibe… 😀

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wahhhh i like the first pic parang naka dirty finger sign

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