“Mom, I’ll have a bottle of the house white... and keep it coming!” 😂 Some things just don’t have the same meaning anymore since this little human came into our lives #milkdrunk
5 923:46 AM Jan 9, 2019
Being a mom is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how. That advice they all say “Sleep when baby sleeps”, I’m applying that to laundry... Fold laundry when baby folds laundry 😜 Have a cozy Saturday y’all #momlife#sendhelp
Merry Christmas Eve 🎄 Officially on Santa Watch! Wishing we could take some snow back to Iowa, so we can have a white Christmas. We squeezed in FOUR Christmases so far. We are slightly exhausted but gosh, our hearts (and car 🤦🏽♀️) are so full. We experienced so many ‘firsts’ with mini. Wishing you all a joyous holiday 😘 #blessed#merrychristmaseve
7 1303:24 AM Dec 25, 2018
Cozied up & got these ready to mail 🙌🏽 This year’s holiday card is extra special & sums up how blessed we really are. We’ve dreamt of having a mini for so long. After three miscarriages, years of trying, and delivering a preemie (10 weeks early)... our dream came true. We have our happy, healthy, rambunctious baby Luq who is turning ONE in a few weeks ♥️ #rainbowbaby
10 1363:10 AM Dec 11, 2018
Coming in hot for his messy, drooly, teethy, and sweet perfection kisses 😘 I swear, I smother him with so many kisses daily that it could last a lifetime. But, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Is this obsession normal?! #mamasboy
24 1353:47 PM Nov 28, 2018
Can we just live in our Christmas jammies until Dec 25th?! Baby Luq was obviously very into this (NOT 🤦🏽♀️). He was pissed that we won’t let him chew on the lights. Sorry kid, we don’t need an ER visit. Note to self: Baby & Xmas lights combo sounds super cute (and it is), but may not be the safest 😂 #firsttimeparentsfail
18 1442:32 AM Nov 26, 2018
Alhamdulillah.. hari ni genap sy 4 bulan. Terima kasih Allah beri sy kesihatan yg baik dan rezeki susu yg cukup.. Sy happy! #babyLuq#4mo
Two sets of pom poms are def better than one! Twinning with my mini 👩🏽👶🏽 Swipe to see our tree inspo for this year; this mama is itching to deck the halls 🎄 but promised hubby to give the middle child of holidays (aka Thanksgiving) a chance... you’ll find me bolting to my xmas decor right after pumpkin pie! #mommyandme#twinning
I feel ya Luq, I feel ya... We both have mixed feelings about this season’s first snowfall. One minute we’re super excited about it 🎄, the next minute we’re totally bummin’ when we’re reminded of the actual freezing temp ❄️ We lasted half a minute outside 🙄 #babysfirstsnow#notafan
17 15712:07 AM Nov 10, 2018
Being a mama is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had... today, I found one of those strengths. I managed not to throw up (multiple times) while covered in projectile vomit from head to toe & cleaning up after many VERY messy diapers courtesy of this mini 😩 For those who know me well, they know that I’m not that friend who will hold your hair when you’ve had a few too many, bc I will join you in praying to the Porcelain God. So, I’m chalking it up as a big win! Luq Bear, I don’t care how sick you are, I will still kiss and snuggle you every chance I get 💙 #mommyingainteasy
AMORE 💜 The best part about being an only child is that I get to CHOOSE who I get to call my ‘sisters’ 👯♀️ I’m lucky enough to have these amazing ladies in my life & baby Luq gets to call ‘aunties’ • 14 years of friendship & counting #sistersbychoice
Ini budak dah pandai sekarang..
Bangun awal2 pagi.. Taknak susu, taknak tido..
Tapi nak main.. .
Lepas mandi tido kejap, tengahari bangun,
petang plak baru die tido..
Pas tu lewat petang tido kejap, maghrib bangun..
Pas tu tunggu papa balik keje, baru tido.. Mata ngantuk, tapi di tahannya.. #budakbaik#budakbertuah#mylittleprince#babyluq
Ini budak suka berbedung.. Tak kira siang malam.. Panas or sejuk..
Tak bedung xlena tido la jawabnye.. Kejenye mengepam, tido..
Nak main pun susah.. 😂😂 Lepas pam buang banyak2.. (Jluok)
Pas tu sedut banyak2 pulok.. G tu lah hari2.. Jangan besar cepat sangat dik..
Tak puas nanti ibu nak main ngan awak.. #babyluq#littlebrother#MuhammadLuqmanHafiz#42hari#babyteachersday
0 136:42 AM Jun 26, 2018
How can I not enjoy late nights & early mornings when I’m greeted by this happy face 👶🏽 Thankful for coffee & espresso shots for keeping this mama somewhat functioning | Tap for details
15 3075:20 AM Jun 24, 2018
Baru sebulan.. Berat dh 5kg..
Ibu ingt 5kg lebih je.. Nampak gayanya ibu kena sadokan diri lah lepas ni..
😁😁😁 Berat ibu 44kg.. Masih d tahap memuaskan.. 😂😂😂
Harap tak turun lah.. Tapi kebiasaannya berat anak menaik, berat ibu compom menurun.. 😁😁 #babyluq#luqmanhafiz#adiksado#34hari#5kilo
A little R & R after a fun filled holiday weekend! We finally hosted hubby’s store Christmas party (yeah, just a tad late 😂 bc baby Luq came in Dec instead of March) combined with a Memorial Day weekend party. Baby Luq had his FIRST pool experience & loved it. We’ll be living in the kiddie pool all Summer long ☀️ All of this would NOT be possible without our brave military personnel to ensure our freedom. Thank you for the sacrifices you & your family have made 🇺🇸
3/1/18 Happy due date to our little love, Luqman! Today, instead of falling in love with a stranger, we are lucky to have had the opportunity to love on you for the past two and a half months. Witnessing you fight at NICU, we won't take for granted every breath you take, the rhythm of your heart beat, every little noise you make, and the warmth of your touch. We will love you unconditionally as the years pass by and you grow into a temperamental toddler, rambunctious little boy, moody teenager, and an independent man. But for today (and everyday), we are grateful for what you will ALWAYS be, no matter what age... a true miracle ✨
Million thanks to the incredible NICU team at Unity Point St. Luke’s NICU Cedar Rapids and @leahrenee612 for your advice on savoring every second & documenting every little detail of Luq’s NICU journey 💙
Our 💕 are so FULL!! After calling the UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids NICU our home for over 5 weeks, we are so incredibly thrilled to announce that we brought baby Luq home on Sunday (2 weeks earlier than expected) 🙌🏽 He did so well with his oral feedings, gaining weight & staying stable that the NICU team felt confident that he’s ready. He’s still a preemie (35 weeks old if still in mama’s belly) but so strong! All this is possible because of amazing NICU team and your continued prayers/support ~ With Love from NuNu, Ry & Baby Luq
Hi! I’m Luqman, but you can call me Luq. Today, I am exactly 3 weeks and 3.4 lbs (33 weeks preemie). I am small BUT mighty. I said Peace Out ✌🏽 to my incubator in the Small Baby Pod & moved into a new crib, literally ✨ New Crib, New Rules:
1. Ditch my b-day suit
2. Wear cute preemie clothes, even though they’re too big
3. Get acquainted with my milk source 😉
4. Get bigger like my new neighbors
5. Keep impressing doctors & nurses
Oh you know, just having a casual chat with Baby Luq. It’s still pretty surreal to think that a little over a week ago we thought that we’d welcome 2018 with him in my belly. Precious moment like this makes his early arrival worthwhile. We are ready to take on this rollercoaster ride as a family of three 👪 Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! P.S. He propped himself up like this during kangaroo time 💙
On the calendar you may have been early, but in our hearts you were right on time 💙 Luqman Ryan Manzke decided to make his grand entrance to the world early (at 30 weeks) on Thursday, 12/21/17 at 11:37AM. We are overjoyed & blessed with incredible teams at Dubuque Finley Hospital & Unity Point St. Luke’s NICU Cedar Rapids, who’ve cared for us non-stop through this whirlwind journey. Baby Luq is resilient and making great strides. Mommy & daddy are doing well and can’t seem to peel away from this little miracle ✨
24 4243:19 AM Dec 24, 2017
Muke seronok kena cium ngan ibu balik keje..... #babyluq
0 812:12 PM Oct 17, 2017
Alhamdulillah. Luqman dah ada selera makan✌. Sejak 2 minggu ni tonsil bengkak asyik meragam makan tak nak menyusu pon kurang😔. Membesarlah dengan sihat tau luqman😚. Ibu tau anak ibu ni kuat. 💪