Monday, November 09, 2009

9 November 2009

Dear next baby,

I promise to do the following:

1. Exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, start weaning from the breast on your 7th month bday, stop pumping by 8 months until my milk dries up. (More or less you'll get one year of breastmilk this way.)
2. Cloth diaper you exclusively when you start sleeping through the night (hopefully by 2 months old).

Love,
Nanay
9 November 2009

Dear next baby,

I promise to do the following:

1. Exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, start weaning from the breast on your 7th month bday, stop pumping by 8 months until my milk dries up. (More or less you'll get one year of breastmilk this way.)
2. Cloth diaper you exclusively when you start sleeping through the night (hopefully by 2 months old).

Love,
Nanay
9 November 2009

Dear next baby,

I promise to do the following:

1. Exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, start weaning from the breast on your 7th month bday, stop pumping by 8 months until my milk dries up. (More or less you'll get one year of breastmilk this way.)
2. Cloth diaper you exclusively when you start sleeping through the night (hopefully by 2 months old).

Love,
Nanay
9 November 2009

Dear next baby,

I promise to do the following:

1. Exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, start weaning from the breast on your 7th month bday, stop pumping by 8 months until my milk dries up. (More or less you'll get one year of breastmilk this way.)
2. Cloth diaper you exclusively when you start sleeping through the night (hopefully by 2 months old).

Love,
Nanay

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Project 10 Pan

Concept is simple: You don't buy anything until you have used up ten things in your stash.

This is mainly for make-up, but since I don't wear any, I do this for my "Watsons Stuff". Last year I was pregnant, and when you have that baby bump, you just have to check the ingredients of the things you put on your skin. Among the ingredients a pregnant woman should avoid are:

  • Parabens: Heavily used preservatives, they are found in 13,200 cosmetic and skincare products. Studies linked them with cancer because of their hormone-disrupting qualities which mimic estrogen and can disrupt the body’s endocrine system.




• Mineral oil, paraffin, and petrolatum: They coat the skin like plastic, thus clogging pores and creating a toxin buildup. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. Worse, disrupting hormonal activity, they’re suspected to cause cancer.



• Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (a.k.a. sodium laureth sulfate: Found in over 90 percent of personal care products, they break down the skin’s moisture barrier, causing dry skin and premature aging.



• Acrylamide: Found in many facial creams, it’s been linked to mammary tumors.



• Propylene glycol: Found in common cosmetic moisturizers and fragrance oils, it may cause dermatitis and skin irritation. It’s been associated with kidney and liver problems.



• Phenol carbolic acid: Found in many lotions and skin creams, it can cause paralysis, convulsion, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.



• Dioxane: Hidden in ingredients like polysorbates and laureth, it’s common in personal care products. Easily absorbed through the skin, it’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and confirmed in studies, such as that of the National Cancer Institute, in 1978.



• Toluene: Made from petroleum and coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances, it may be very poisonous. Chronic exposure to toluene has been linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage. Warning to pregnant women: It may affect a developing fetus.


Anyway, I prefer frequent quick showers over long baths (perhaps due to the fact that I have a little baby at home).  And I hoard on soaps, and body wash.

My list to empty now includes:

1.  Body Shop Shea Butter Foaming Bath

This is part of my trying-to-be-stretchmark-free-regimen during my pregnancy. I've used 3-4 bottles of this in my entire baby bump days, making my husband think this is the line I love the most from Body Shop. The last bottle I have, he gave me as anniversary gift.

A bottle costs 695php.





2. St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash

Again this is part of my attempt at being stretchmark free. It costs only 250php.

Watching 2nd movie: Sagwan

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Watching 2nd movie: Sagwan

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Watching 2nd movie: Sagwan

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Watching 2nd movie: Sagwan

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ber-Months

As a child I always looked forward to Christmas. More like, to Santa Claus. So when I got married and had a house of our own, I made it a point to make sure I get my own tree.  Even if we were not going to spend our first Christmas in our home because we were going to stay at my mom's after we give birth to Cecilia in December,  I asked Mike to buy my Tree on the first week of September -- my birthday week.

This was our tree last year.

Now it's September 1 and our tree is up again. Will decorate soon. =)

Ber-Months

As a child I always looked forward to Christmas. More like, to Santa Claus. So when I got married and had a house of our own, I made it a point to make sure I get my own tree.  Even if we were not going to spend our first Christmas in our home because we were going to stay at my mom's after we give birth to Cecilia in December,  I asked Mike to buy my Tree on the first week of September -- my birthday week.

This was our tree last year.

Now it's September 1 and our tree is up again. Will decorate soon. =)

Ber-Months

As a child I always looked forward to Christmas. More like, to Santa Claus. So when I got married and had a house of our own, I made it a point to make sure I get my own tree.  Even if we were not going to spend our first Christmas in our home because we were going to stay at my mom's after we give birth to Cecilia in December,  I asked Mike to buy my Tree on the first week of September -- my birthday week.

This was our tree last year.

Now it's September 1 and our tree is up again. Will decorate soon. =)

Ber-Months

As a child I always looked forward to Christmas. More like, to Santa Claus. So when I got married and had a house of our own, I made it a point to make sure I get my own tree.  Even if we were not going to spend our first Christmas in our home because we were going to stay at my mom's after we give birth to Cecilia in December,  I asked Mike to buy my Tree on the first week of September -- my birthday week.

This was our tree last year.

Now it's September 1 and our tree is up again. Will decorate soon. =)

Watching 1st Movie: Baler (2008)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12

Watching 1st Movie: Baler (2008)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12

Watching 1st Movie: Baler (2008)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12

Watching 1st Movie: Baler (2008)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12

On Childproofing

I wanted Cecilia to adjust to her environment, rather than put her inside a bubble of sanitized toys, purest and gentlest bath things, and airconditioning. As much as possible, I want her to belong to our world rather than creating a world for her.

At exactly one month old, I removed her mittens. I saw that she needed to feel with her hands the different textures of mommy's clothes, daddy's bigote, and her own skin.

Starting two months, I do not warm her bath water anymore. Now she takes a bath directly from the faucets of our home.

At three months, Cecilia was drinking thawed, but really cold stored breastmilk directly from the refrigerator. I was a working breastfeeding mother. (I never warmed water for her milk until now.) And I had her ears pierced.

When she was four months, we brought her to Mindanao, making her ride the airplane, and swim in the beach. (Well, it was PAL and Dakak. )

She was on her walker at 5 months because she can already sit without support at that time. (Even without the Pediatrician's go signal.)

I never really babied my baby. Maybe that's why she's so mobile now at almost 9 months.

She's so mobile that she can climb from her playpen like there's no such thing as "falling"; she can run as fast as she can on her walker like there's no such thing as "bumping"; and she can crawl like there's no such thing as "end of the bed".

And I thought I wouldn't need childproofing, because I want her to adjust to the things around her. She's somewhat trained not to pull out the plugs (or so I thought). But I was so wrong when she injured herself in our electric fan. -- oh yes those oh-so-appealing-elisi-to-our-babies' eyes. To think I was the one with her at that time.

Imagine: soft little fingers vs. electric fan blades = bloody baby fingers

Solution:



Fan Covers from Daiso (Japan) 88 store in Waltermart, QC.
Sometimes I wish I was more motherly on thinking ahead and childproofing.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Too Excited for Cecilia's New Cousin -- An Entry for Cathy

My one and only sister-in-law is due to give birth on January next year. Kuya and Cathy are expecting a baby boy, and everyone in Pasig (my parent's house) is very very excited. Baby Boy will be the first apo with Dad's surname.


This same month last year, I was too excited to have Cecilia, that even when I didn't even know if it was a boy or a girl, I started shopping for Baby Stuff. Once a week I'd visit the baby section of department stores in the mall, and get my then unborn Cecilia her baby stuff. I bought gender safe colored baby stuff such as a Green Safety First Bath Set, Plain White Clothes, Green Rubber Mats, Red Feeding Bottles, yellow mittens and violet blankets. I'm sure Cathy's enthusiasm now does not compare to mine as they have been expecting to get pregnant for quite some time now. She's in the States and taking advantage of every sale they have.



By the time I was near term, I was still buying lots of cute baby stuff, still hoarding every brand of small sized diapers I could have, and still "preparing" for being a mother.

How I wish I knew then what exactly is useable, and what are just cute but useless. Swear, I wasted a lot of money on this.

Here's my own take of the new mom-to-be must haves before she gives birth:

Baby Clothes
1.  Tops should include at least 8 of tie-sides shortsleeves, sleeveless of size 0 or size 1, depending if you have a big baby at birth (or longsleeves, but not as necessary). Cecilia was born on December so I had three sets of each, since I assumed she would be needing the long-sleeved ones. A baby still in your tummy wouldn't say yet if he would spit a lot or not, making you change him more during the day. Cecilia did not spit a lot, in fact she was asleep most of the time during her first weeks. Cecilia's first sets of tie-sides were bought by an officemate.

2.  Burp Cloths. Babies make lungad and you constantly have to wipe and burp them after feedings. Having burp cloths would make your life easier and a lot hygienic. Babies' milk is very nutritious, attracting more bacteria everytime. Bibs woun't be useful until the baby sits up (around 5 months), unless you want to use bibs as burp cloths.

3. Mittens. The ones which are not easily taken off by the baby are hard to find, and would actually take experience in choosing. You need at least 10 of these as newborns tend to just spit up just when you have changed their mittens. It would be hygienic to change this at least three times during the day. You'll know why.

4. Socks. This is where you can get all cutesie. Newborns are usually cold, and you don't want to miss out buying the cute little baby socks on the shelf. Just don't buy too much as babies' feet get bigger by the week. (Cecilia wore her size 0 socks til she was 5 months old -- I have a generally small baby girl.)
 
5. Receiving Blankets. I should have put this as number one on the list, as newborns want to be swaddled. The first few weeks in the wide-open world can be unsettling for a newborn, who's recently emerged from the closeness of the womb. Swaddling, or wrapping your baby snugly in a blanket can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. You have to swaddle baby if he is having trouble sleeping, because he is eaily startled, or his own muscle movements wake him up. You have to swaddle him if he feels uncomfortable for no apparent reason. You have to swaddle him if he seems distressed by the free movement of his own arms and legs. Newborns are still not used to the fact that their arms and legs are part of their body. However, do this only for the first month or until your baby has adjusted, as swaddling can inhibit babies' movement which may restrict babies' motor development.  
 
6. Whether you like it or not, when you are in the Philippines, you have to get a few pieces of bigkis for your newborn. They would say it cures kabag, it would make your baby sexy as it is tied in the waistline, and that you yourself had worn one til you were old enough to remove it. This was one small thing tried to argue but everyone was nagging me on it, so I just had to give in, so I let Cecilia wear it until her umbilical stump fell off. (And occasionally when we have to visit in-laws who would check if she's wearing one.)
 
7. Shorts, Pajamas, Panties -- These were not as useful for me during her first few weeks as I always let her be on her diapers. Pajamas (at least 8 pairs of size 2 or size 3)will start getting useful on her 3rd to 4th month, when she starts rolling over.
 
8. Pretty Sets of Clothes for Girls and Little Cute Boy Clothes (At least 3 pairs of size 0 to size 1 would do) As your newborn receives her first visitors, if would be nice to dress her up in pretty clothes. Oldies would say not to splurge on little baby clothes, but, what the heck. It would cost you only one or two cups of coffee from that coffeeshop. (And I don't even drink coffee haha)
 
9.  Cloth Diapers. I have two dozen bird's eye cloth diapers, thinking I would want Cecilia to go natural, making her use cloth diapers in the day and disposables at night -- not successful even for a day. When newborn baby girls pee, even their backs get wet, making you change her top and the sheet she is on. And you have to change her cloth diaper everytime she pees, which is approximately 10 times during the day. Or maybe I'm just not talented on this aspect. So I have used her cloth diapers as her towel, easy access cloth for anything when she was around 4 months.
 
Baby Gear
 
1.  Stroller. I was eyeing on a stroller in Trinoma a few days before I gave birth, thinking I won't be needing one until we go out when Cecilia is a bit older (Mike and I decided not to bring Cecilia to the mall while she's still a newborn). But since she was born during the holidays, 5 days after giving birth via Cesarian Section I was already out and about, Starbucks-ing with the in-laws and Party-ing with the friends, (Cecilia included because I was breastfeeding).  So the in-laws gave us a stroller for Christmas which almost broke my heart, saying goodbye to my beautiful pink stroller in mind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A good stroller would mean:
-- it is lightweight, you can carry it even without your husband or yaya.
--you can install and uninstall the whole thing with one hand (imagine carrying your baby, baby bag, your bag, and getting the stroller from the trunk of the car by yourself..Anyway who goes out alone with a baby?)
--has enough secured space to put your baby bag, and all other stuff.
 
I therefore conclude my in-laws gave us a good stroller.
 
(It's my going home time.. Will continue this tomorrow) 

Too Excited for Cecilia's New Cousin -- An Entry for Cathy

My one and only sister-in-law is due to give birth on January next year. Kuya and Cathy are expecting a baby boy, and everyone in Pasig (my parent's house) is very very excited. Baby Boy will be the first apo with Dad's surname.


This same month last year, I was too excited to have Cecilia, that even when I didn't even know if it was a boy or a girl, I started shopping for Baby Stuff. Once a week I'd visit the baby section of department stores in the mall, and get my then unborn Cecilia her baby stuff. I bought gender safe colored baby stuff such as a Green Safety First Bath Set, Plain White Clothes, Green Rubber Mats, Red Feeding Bottles, yellow mittens and violet blankets. I'm sure Cathy's enthusiasm now does not compare to mine as they have been expecting to get pregnant for quite some time now. She's in the States and taking advantage of every sale they have.



By the time I was near term, I was still buying lots of cute baby stuff, still hoarding every brand of small sized diapers I could have, and still "preparing" for being a mother.

How I wish I knew then what exactly is useable, and what are just cute but useless. Swear, I wasted a lot of money on this.

Here's my own take of the new mom-to-be must haves before she gives birth:

Baby Clothes
1.  Tops should include at least 8 of tie-sides shortsleeves, sleeveless of size 0 or size 1, depending if you have a big baby at birth (or longsleeves, but not as necessary). Cecilia was born on December so I had three sets of each, since I assumed she would be needing the long-sleeved ones. A baby still in your tummy wouldn't say yet if he would spit a lot or not, making you change him more during the day. Cecilia did not spit a lot, in fact she was asleep most of the time during her first weeks. Cecilia's first sets of tie-sides were bought by an officemate.

2.  Burp Cloths. Babies make lungad and you constantly have to wipe and burp them after feedings. Having burp cloths would make your life easier and a lot hygienic. Babies' milk is very nutritious, attracting more bacteria everytime. Bibs woun't be useful until the baby sits up (around 5 months), unless you want to use bibs as burp cloths.

3. Mittens. The ones which are not easily taken off by the baby are hard to find, and would actually take experience in choosing. You need at least 10 of these as newborns tend to just spit up just when you have changed their mittens. It would be hygienic to change this at least three times during the day. You'll know why.

4. Socks. This is where you can get all cutesie. Newborns are usually cold, and you don't want to miss out buying the cute little baby socks on the shelf. Just don't buy too much as babies' feet get bigger by the week. (Cecilia wore her size 0 socks til she was 5 months old -- I have a generally small baby girl.)
 
5. Receiving Blankets. I should have put this as number one on the list, as newborns want to be swaddled. The first few weeks in the wide-open world can be unsettling for a newborn, who's recently emerged from the closeness of the womb. Swaddling, or wrapping your baby snugly in a blanket can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. You have to swaddle baby if he is having trouble sleeping, because he is eaily startled, or his own muscle movements wake him up. You have to swaddle him if he feels uncomfortable for no apparent reason. You have to swaddle him if he seems distressed by the free movement of his own arms and legs. Newborns are still not used to the fact that their arms and legs are part of their body. However, do this only for the first month or until your baby has adjusted, as swaddling can inhibit babies' movement which may restrict babies' motor development.  
 
6. Whether you like it or not, when you are in the Philippines, you have to get a few pieces of bigkis for your newborn. They would say it cures kabag, it would make your baby sexy as it is tied in the waistline, and that you yourself had worn one til you were old enough to remove it. This was one small thing tried to argue but everyone was nagging me on it, so I just had to give in, so I let Cecilia wear it until her umbilical stump fell off. (And occasionally when we have to visit in-laws who would check if she's wearing one.)
 
7. Shorts, Pajamas, Panties -- These were not as useful for me during her first few weeks as I always let her be on her diapers. Pajamas (at least 8 pairs of size 2 or size 3)will start getting useful on her 3rd to 4th month, when she starts rolling over.
 
8. Pretty Sets of Clothes for Girls and Little Cute Boy Clothes (At least 3 pairs of size 0 to size 1 would do) As your newborn receives her first visitors, if would be nice to dress her up in pretty clothes. Oldies would say not to splurge on little baby clothes, but, what the heck. It would cost you only one or two cups of coffee from that coffeeshop. (And I don't even drink coffee haha)
 
9.  Cloth Diapers. I have two dozen bird's eye cloth diapers, thinking I would want Cecilia to go natural, making her use cloth diapers in the day and disposables at night -- not successful even for a day. When newborn baby girls pee, even their backs get wet, making you change her top and the sheet she is on. And you have to change her cloth diaper everytime she pees, which is approximately 10 times during the day. Or maybe I'm just not talented on this aspect. So I have used her cloth diapers as her towel, easy access cloth for anything when she was around 4 months.
 
Baby Gear
 
1.  Stroller. I was eyeing on a stroller in Trinoma a few days before I gave birth, thinking I won't be needing one until we go out when Cecilia is a bit older (Mike and I decided not to bring Cecilia to the mall while she's still a newborn). But since she was born during the holidays, 5 days after giving birth via Cesarian Section I was already out and about, Starbucks-ing with the in-laws and Party-ing with the friends, (Cecilia included because I was breastfeeding).  So the in-laws gave us a stroller for Christmas which almost broke my heart, saying goodbye to my beautiful pink stroller in mind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A good stroller would mean:
-- it is lightweight, you can carry it even without your husband or yaya.
--you can install and uninstall the whole thing with one hand (imagine carrying your baby, baby bag, your bag, and getting the stroller from the trunk of the car by yourself..Anyway who goes out alone with a baby?)
--has enough secured space to put your baby bag, and all other stuff.
 
I therefore conclude my in-laws gave us a good stroller.
 
(It's my going home time.. Will continue this tomorrow) 

Too Excited for Cecilia's New Cousin -- An Entry for Cathy

My one and only sister-in-law is due to give birth on January next year. Kuya and Cathy are expecting a baby boy, and everyone in Pasig (my parent's house) is very very excited. Baby Boy will be the first apo with Dad's surname.


This same month last year, I was too excited to have Cecilia, that even when I didn't even know if it was a boy or a girl, I started shopping for Baby Stuff. Once a week I'd visit the baby section of department stores in the mall, and get my then unborn Cecilia her baby stuff. I bought gender safe colored baby stuff such as a Green Safety First Bath Set, Plain White Clothes, Green Rubber Mats, Red Feeding Bottles, yellow mittens and violet blankets. I'm sure Cathy's enthusiasm now does not compare to mine as they have been expecting to get pregnant for quite some time now. She's in the States and taking advantage of every sale they have.



By the time I was near term, I was still buying lots of cute baby stuff, still hoarding every brand of small sized diapers I could have, and still "preparing" for being a mother.

How I wish I knew then what exactly is useable, and what are just cute but useless. Swear, I wasted a lot of money on this.

Here's my own take of the new mom-to-be must haves before she gives birth:

Baby Clothes
1.  Tops should include at least 8 of tie-sides shortsleeves, sleeveless of size 0 or size 1, depending if you have a big baby at birth (or longsleeves, but not as necessary). Cecilia was born on December so I had three sets of each, since I assumed she would be needing the long-sleeved ones. A baby still in your tummy wouldn't say yet if he would spit a lot or not, making you change him more during the day. Cecilia did not spit a lot, in fact she was asleep most of the time during her first weeks. Cecilia's first sets of tie-sides were bought by an officemate.

2.  Burp Cloths. Babies make lungad and you constantly have to wipe and burp them after feedings. Having burp cloths would make your life easier and a lot hygienic. Babies' milk is very nutritious, attracting more bacteria everytime. Bibs woun't be useful until the baby sits up (around 5 months), unless you want to use bibs as burp cloths.

3. Mittens. The ones which are not easily taken off by the baby are hard to find, and would actually take experience in choosing. You need at least 10 of these as newborns tend to just spit up just when you have changed their mittens. It would be hygienic to change this at least three times during the day. You'll know why.

4. Socks. This is where you can get all cutesie. Newborns are usually cold, and you don't want to miss out buying the cute little baby socks on the shelf. Just don't buy too much as babies' feet get bigger by the week. (Cecilia wore her size 0 socks til she was 5 months old -- I have a generally small baby girl.)
 
5. Receiving Blankets. I should have put this as number one on the list, as newborns want to be swaddled. The first few weeks in the wide-open world can be unsettling for a newborn, who's recently emerged from the closeness of the womb. Swaddling, or wrapping your baby snugly in a blanket can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. You have to swaddle baby if he is having trouble sleeping, because he is eaily startled, or his own muscle movements wake him up. You have to swaddle him if he feels uncomfortable for no apparent reason. You have to swaddle him if he seems distressed by the free movement of his own arms and legs. Newborns are still not used to the fact that their arms and legs are part of their body. However, do this only for the first month or until your baby has adjusted, as swaddling can inhibit babies' movement which may restrict babies' motor development.  
 
6. Whether you like it or not, when you are in the Philippines, you have to get a few pieces of bigkis for your newborn. They would say it cures kabag, it would make your baby sexy as it is tied in the waistline, and that you yourself had worn one til you were old enough to remove it. This was one small thing tried to argue but everyone was nagging me on it, so I just had to give in, so I let Cecilia wear it until her umbilical stump fell off. (And occasionally when we have to visit in-laws who would check if she's wearing one.)
 
7. Shorts, Pajamas, Panties -- These were not as useful for me during her first few weeks as I always let her be on her diapers. Pajamas (at least 8 pairs of size 2 or size 3)will start getting useful on her 3rd to 4th month, when she starts rolling over.
 
8. Pretty Sets of Clothes for Girls and Little Cute Boy Clothes (At least 3 pairs of size 0 to size 1 would do) As your newborn receives her first visitors, if would be nice to dress her up in pretty clothes. Oldies would say not to splurge on little baby clothes, but, what the heck. It would cost you only one or two cups of coffee from that coffeeshop. (And I don't even drink coffee haha)
 
9.  Cloth Diapers. I have two dozen bird's eye cloth diapers, thinking I would want Cecilia to go natural, making her use cloth diapers in the day and disposables at night -- not successful even for a day. When newborn baby girls pee, even their backs get wet, making you change her top and the sheet she is on. And you have to change her cloth diaper everytime she pees, which is approximately 10 times during the day. Or maybe I'm just not talented on this aspect. So I have used her cloth diapers as her towel, easy access cloth for anything when she was around 4 months.
 
Baby Gear
 
1.  Stroller. I was eyeing on a stroller in Trinoma a few days before I gave birth, thinking I won't be needing one until we go out when Cecilia is a bit older (Mike and I decided not to bring Cecilia to the mall while she's still a newborn). But since she was born during the holidays, 5 days after giving birth via Cesarian Section I was already out and about, Starbucks-ing with the in-laws and Party-ing with the friends, (Cecilia included because I was breastfeeding).  So the in-laws gave us a stroller for Christmas which almost broke my heart, saying goodbye to my beautiful pink stroller in mind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A good stroller would mean:
-- it is lightweight, you can carry it even without your husband or yaya.
--you can install and uninstall the whole thing with one hand (imagine carrying your baby, baby bag, your bag, and getting the stroller from the trunk of the car by yourself..Anyway who goes out alone with a baby?)
--has enough secured space to put your baby bag, and all other stuff.
 
I therefore conclude my in-laws gave us a good stroller.
 
(It's my going home time.. Will continue this tomorrow) 

Too Excited for Cecilia's New Cousin -- An Entry for Cathy

My one and only sister-in-law is due to give birth on January next year. Kuya and Cathy are expecting a baby boy, and everyone in Pasig (my parent's house) is very very excited. Baby Boy will be the first apo with Dad's surname.


This same month last year, I was too excited to have Cecilia, that even when I didn't even know if it was a boy or a girl, I started shopping for Baby Stuff. Once a week I'd visit the baby section of department stores in the mall, and get my then unborn Cecilia her baby stuff. I bought gender safe colored baby stuff such as a Green Safety First Bath Set, Plain White Clothes, Green Rubber Mats, Red Feeding Bottles, yellow mittens and violet blankets. I'm sure Cathy's enthusiasm now does not compare to mine as they have been expecting to get pregnant for quite some time now. She's in the States and taking advantage of every sale they have.



By the time I was near term, I was still buying lots of cute baby stuff, still hoarding every brand of small sized diapers I could have, and still "preparing" for being a mother.

How I wish I knew then what exactly is useable, and what are just cute but useless. Swear, I wasted a lot of money on this.

Here's my own take of the new mom-to-be must haves before she gives birth:

Baby Clothes
1.  Tops should include at least 8 of tie-sides shortsleeves, sleeveless of size 0 or size 1, depending if you have a big baby at birth (or longsleeves, but not as necessary). Cecilia was born on December so I had three sets of each, since I assumed she would be needing the long-sleeved ones. A baby still in your tummy wouldn't say yet if he would spit a lot or not, making you change him more during the day. Cecilia did not spit a lot, in fact she was asleep most of the time during her first weeks. Cecilia's first sets of tie-sides were bought by an officemate.

2.  Burp Cloths. Babies make lungad and you constantly have to wipe and burp them after feedings. Having burp cloths would make your life easier and a lot hygienic. Babies' milk is very nutritious, attracting more bacteria everytime. Bibs woun't be useful until the baby sits up (around 5 months), unless you want to use bibs as burp cloths.

3. Mittens. The ones which are not easily taken off by the baby are hard to find, and would actually take experience in choosing. You need at least 10 of these as newborns tend to just spit up just when you have changed their mittens. It would be hygienic to change this at least three times during the day. You'll know why.

4. Socks. This is where you can get all cutesie. Newborns are usually cold, and you don't want to miss out buying the cute little baby socks on the shelf. Just don't buy too much as babies' feet get bigger by the week. (Cecilia wore her size 0 socks til she was 5 months old -- I have a generally small baby girl.)
 
5. Receiving Blankets. I should have put this as number one on the list, as newborns want to be swaddled. The first few weeks in the wide-open world can be unsettling for a newborn, who's recently emerged from the closeness of the womb. Swaddling, or wrapping your baby snugly in a blanket can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. You have to swaddle baby if he is having trouble sleeping, because he is eaily startled, or his own muscle movements wake him up. You have to swaddle him if he feels uncomfortable for no apparent reason. You have to swaddle him if he seems distressed by the free movement of his own arms and legs. Newborns are still not used to the fact that their arms and legs are part of their body. However, do this only for the first month or until your baby has adjusted, as swaddling can inhibit babies' movement which may restrict babies' motor development.  
 
6. Whether you like it or not, when you are in the Philippines, you have to get a few pieces of bigkis for your newborn. They would say it cures kabag, it would make your baby sexy as it is tied in the waistline, and that you yourself had worn one til you were old enough to remove it. This was one small thing tried to argue but everyone was nagging me on it, so I just had to give in, so I let Cecilia wear it until her umbilical stump fell off. (And occasionally when we have to visit in-laws who would check if she's wearing one.)
 
7. Shorts, Pajamas, Panties -- These were not as useful for me during her first few weeks as I always let her be on her diapers. Pajamas (at least 8 pairs of size 2 or size 3)will start getting useful on her 3rd to 4th month, when she starts rolling over.
 
8. Pretty Sets of Clothes for Girls and Little Cute Boy Clothes (At least 3 pairs of size 0 to size 1 would do) As your newborn receives her first visitors, if would be nice to dress her up in pretty clothes. Oldies would say not to splurge on little baby clothes, but, what the heck. It would cost you only one or two cups of coffee from that coffeeshop. (And I don't even drink coffee haha)
 
9.  Cloth Diapers. I have two dozen bird's eye cloth diapers, thinking I would want Cecilia to go natural, making her use cloth diapers in the day and disposables at night -- not successful even for a day. When newborn baby girls pee, even their backs get wet, making you change her top and the sheet she is on. And you have to change her cloth diaper everytime she pees, which is approximately 10 times during the day. Or maybe I'm just not talented on this aspect. So I have used her cloth diapers as her towel, easy access cloth for anything when she was around 4 months.
 
Baby Gear
 
1.  Stroller. I was eyeing on a stroller in Trinoma a few days before I gave birth, thinking I won't be needing one until we go out when Cecilia is a bit older (Mike and I decided not to bring Cecilia to the mall while she's still a newborn). But since she was born during the holidays, 5 days after giving birth via Cesarian Section I was already out and about, Starbucks-ing with the in-laws and Party-ing with the friends, (Cecilia included because I was breastfeeding).  So the in-laws gave us a stroller for Christmas which almost broke my heart, saying goodbye to my beautiful pink stroller in mind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A good stroller would mean:
-- it is lightweight, you can carry it even without your husband or yaya.
--you can install and uninstall the whole thing with one hand (imagine carrying your baby, baby bag, your bag, and getting the stroller from the trunk of the car by yourself..Anyway who goes out alone with a baby?)
--has enough secured space to put your baby bag, and all other stuff.
 
I therefore conclude my in-laws gave us a good stroller.
 
(It's my going home time.. Will continue this tomorrow) 


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Going Regular Again

I delivered Regina Cecilia on December 11, 2008, giving me a 9-month-no-period time. Then I breastfed until she was 6 months old, giving me another 8 months more of no-period-time.

Continued exclusive nursing meaning, breastfeeding without added bottles of formula or solids tends to delay the return of ovulation and menstruation. In fact, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) is a well-studied method of child spacing which is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy in the first six months as long as exclusive nursing is practiced. Breastfeeding is a more effective method of birth control, world-wide, than all other methods combined — without taxing the household’s financial resources or endangering a woman’s health. Mothers who breastfeed exclusively -- that is, frequently, on demand, including during the night, and with no supplementation -- generally enjoy a significant period of natural birth control. Lactation-induced infertility serves to increase the spacing between births.

But I was too scared to get pregnant immediately even if I knew the benefits of pure breastfeeding so I asked my OB-Gyne at my 2 week postpartum visit to prescribe me breastfeeding pills. She gave me Cerazette.

Cerazette tablets are a type of hormonal contraceptive commonly known as the “mini pill” or progestogen-only pill (POP). They contain the active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.



I took this until May 2009, when I was about to wean Cecilia from breastfeeding. Then I wanted to try the Injectable, as it was always being shown in TV commercials.
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) is a hormonal injectable contraceptive administered to women every three months to prevent ovulation. It stops the ovaries from releasing an egg every month (ovulation). DMPA also thins the lining of the uterus, which makes it unfavorable for implantation. DMPA also thickens the cervical mucus making sperm penetration and fertilization impossible.

This was supposedly my choice of Family Planning Method for us, since I did not have headaches, nausea, or moodswings, And I didn’t feel the “drying effect” – it could be the pills, or simply because I was breastfeeding and co-sleeping with Cecilia, waking up every two-to three hours every night to nurse, and feeling oh-so-losyang. And for a forgetful girl like me, I’m assured Cecilia will still be my unica hija (for the meantime), if I fail to drink pills at the right time everyday.

A woman on the “injectable” is supposed to have lighter periods, or even none at all. But I was not one of them. I haven’t had my period for the longest time – 17 months, but on the injectable, I had light bleeding for 30 days! This is actually worse than having a period for 3-5 days.
So come August, I was due for my supposedly next shot of the three month contraceptive, my Ob Gyne gave me pills, this time the ones containing two female hormones, estrogen and progestin. These are similar to the natural hormones women produce in their ovaries.

These combined pills -- I’m taking Diane 35 -- works as the cyclical production of the female hormones and the maturation of a follicle (egg) in the ovaries are controlled by a small organ (size about 1 cm) connected to the brain, the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is not able to distinguish the hormones contained in Diane 35 from those produced by the ovaries. It, therefore, stops inducing the natural hormone production by the ovaries and eventually the process of egg growth and release. This hormonal feedback mechanism is based on the same principle which blocks the maturation and release of further eggs during pregnancy.


However, in my first month of using it, I’m suffering from its terrible side effects:dizziness, nausea, and unusual tiredness and weakness. I know these side effects may go away as my body becomes used to the medication.

My pack of pills has the 21-day cycle, and I’m on my 7 day pill-free week. Meaning I get to have my menstruation anytime during these 7 days.

Despite my preference for injectables for the reasons I have said, I have decided sticking to my pills for the next month. I’m so happy I’m going regular again.

Going Regular Again

I delivered Regina Cecilia on December 11, 2008, giving me a 9-month-no-period time. Then I breastfed until she was 6 months old, giving me another 8 months more of no-period-time.

Continued exclusive nursing meaning, breastfeeding without added bottles of formula or solids tends to delay the return of ovulation and menstruation. In fact, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) is a well-studied method of child spacing which is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy in the first six months as long as exclusive nursing is practiced. Breastfeeding is a more effective method of birth control, world-wide, than all other methods combined — without taxing the household’s financial resources or endangering a woman’s health. Mothers who breastfeed exclusively -- that is, frequently, on demand, including during the night, and with no supplementation -- generally enjoy a significant period of natural birth control. Lactation-induced infertility serves to increase the spacing between births.

But I was too scared to get pregnant immediately even if I knew the benefits of pure breastfeeding so I asked my OB-Gyne at my 2 week postpartum visit to prescribe me breastfeeding pills. She gave me Cerazette.

Cerazette tablets are a type of hormonal contraceptive commonly known as the “mini pill” or progestogen-only pill (POP). They contain the active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.



I took this until May 2009, when I was about to wean Cecilia from breastfeeding. Then I wanted to try the Injectable, as it was always being shown in TV commercials.
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) is a hormonal injectable contraceptive administered to women every three months to prevent ovulation. It stops the ovaries from releasing an egg every month (ovulation). DMPA also thins the lining of the uterus, which makes it unfavorable for implantation. DMPA also thickens the cervical mucus making sperm penetration and fertilization impossible.

This was supposedly my choice of Family Planning Method for us, since I did not have headaches, nausea, or moodswings, And I didn’t feel the “drying effect” – it could be the pills, or simply because I was breastfeeding and co-sleeping with Cecilia, waking up every two-to three hours every night to nurse, and feeling oh-so-losyang. And for a forgetful girl like me, I’m assured Cecilia will still be my unica hija (for the meantime), if I fail to drink pills at the right time everyday.

A woman on the “injectable” is supposed to have lighter periods, or even none at all. But I was not one of them. I haven’t had my period for the longest time – 17 months, but on the injectable, I had light bleeding for 30 days! This is actually worse than having a period for 3-5 days.
So come August, I was due for my supposedly next shot of the three month contraceptive, my Ob Gyne gave me pills, this time the ones containing two female hormones, estrogen and progestin. These are similar to the natural hormones women produce in their ovaries.

These combined pills -- I’m taking Diane 35 -- works as the cyclical production of the female hormones and the maturation of a follicle (egg) in the ovaries are controlled by a small organ (size about 1 cm) connected to the brain, the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is not able to distinguish the hormones contained in Diane 35 from those produced by the ovaries. It, therefore, stops inducing the natural hormone production by the ovaries and eventually the process of egg growth and release. This hormonal feedback mechanism is based on the same principle which blocks the maturation and release of further eggs during pregnancy.


However, in my first month of using it, I’m suffering from its terrible side effects:dizziness, nausea, and unusual tiredness and weakness. I know these side effects may go away as my body becomes used to the medication.

My pack of pills has the 21-day cycle, and I’m on my 7 day pill-free week. Meaning I get to have my menstruation anytime during these 7 days.

Despite my preference for injectables for the reasons I have said, I have decided sticking to my pills for the next month. I’m so happy I’m going regular again.

Going Regular Again

I delivered Regina Cecilia on December 11, 2008, giving me a 9-month-no-period time. Then I breastfed until she was 6 months old, giving me another 8 months more of no-period-time.

Continued exclusive nursing meaning, breastfeeding without added bottles of formula or solids tends to delay the return of ovulation and menstruation. In fact, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) is a well-studied method of child spacing which is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy in the first six months as long as exclusive nursing is practiced. Breastfeeding is a more effective method of birth control, world-wide, than all other methods combined — without taxing the household’s financial resources or endangering a woman’s health. Mothers who breastfeed exclusively -- that is, frequently, on demand, including during the night, and with no supplementation -- generally enjoy a significant period of natural birth control. Lactation-induced infertility serves to increase the spacing between births.

But I was too scared to get pregnant immediately even if I knew the benefits of pure breastfeeding so I asked my OB-Gyne at my 2 week postpartum visit to prescribe me breastfeeding pills. She gave me Cerazette.

Cerazette tablets are a type of hormonal contraceptive commonly known as the “mini pill” or progestogen-only pill (POP). They contain the active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.



I took this until May 2009, when I was about to wean Cecilia from breastfeeding. Then I wanted to try the Injectable, as it was always being shown in TV commercials.
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) is a hormonal injectable contraceptive administered to women every three months to prevent ovulation. It stops the ovaries from releasing an egg every month (ovulation). DMPA also thins the lining of the uterus, which makes it unfavorable for implantation. DMPA also thickens the cervical mucus making sperm penetration and fertilization impossible.

This was supposedly my choice of Family Planning Method for us, since I did not have headaches, nausea, or moodswings, And I didn’t feel the “drying effect” – it could be the pills, or simply because I was breastfeeding and co-sleeping with Cecilia, waking up every two-to three hours every night to nurse, and feeling oh-so-losyang. And for a forgetful girl like me, I’m assured Cecilia will still be my unica hija (for the meantime), if I fail to drink pills at the right time everyday.

A woman on the “injectable” is supposed to have lighter periods, or even none at all. But I was not one of them. I haven’t had my period for the longest time – 17 months, but on the injectable, I had light bleeding for 30 days! This is actually worse than having a period for 3-5 days.
So come August, I was due for my supposedly next shot of the three month contraceptive, my Ob Gyne gave me pills, this time the ones containing two female hormones, estrogen and progestin. These are similar to the natural hormones women produce in their ovaries.

These combined pills -- I’m taking Diane 35 -- works as the cyclical production of the female hormones and the maturation of a follicle (egg) in the ovaries are controlled by a small organ (size about 1 cm) connected to the brain, the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is not able to distinguish the hormones contained in Diane 35 from those produced by the ovaries. It, therefore, stops inducing the natural hormone production by the ovaries and eventually the process of egg growth and release. This hormonal feedback mechanism is based on the same principle which blocks the maturation and release of further eggs during pregnancy.


However, in my first month of using it, I’m suffering from its terrible side effects:dizziness, nausea, and unusual tiredness and weakness. I know these side effects may go away as my body becomes used to the medication.

My pack of pills has the 21-day cycle, and I’m on my 7 day pill-free week. Meaning I get to have my menstruation anytime during these 7 days.

Despite my preference for injectables for the reasons I have said, I have decided sticking to my pills for the next month. I’m so happy I’m going regular again.

Going Regular Again

I delivered Regina Cecilia on December 11, 2008, giving me a 9-month-no-period time. Then I breastfed until she was 6 months old, giving me another 8 months more of no-period-time.

Continued exclusive nursing meaning, breastfeeding without added bottles of formula or solids tends to delay the return of ovulation and menstruation. In fact, the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) is a well-studied method of child spacing which is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy in the first six months as long as exclusive nursing is practiced. Breastfeeding is a more effective method of birth control, world-wide, than all other methods combined — without taxing the household’s financial resources or endangering a woman’s health. Mothers who breastfeed exclusively -- that is, frequently, on demand, including during the night, and with no supplementation -- generally enjoy a significant period of natural birth control. Lactation-induced infertility serves to increase the spacing between births.

But I was too scared to get pregnant immediately even if I knew the benefits of pure breastfeeding so I asked my OB-Gyne at my 2 week postpartum visit to prescribe me breastfeeding pills. She gave me Cerazette.

Cerazette tablets are a type of hormonal contraceptive commonly known as the “mini pill” or progestogen-only pill (POP). They contain the active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body.



I took this until May 2009, when I was about to wean Cecilia from breastfeeding. Then I wanted to try the Injectable, as it was always being shown in TV commercials.
Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA) is a hormonal injectable contraceptive administered to women every three months to prevent ovulation. It stops the ovaries from releasing an egg every month (ovulation). DMPA also thins the lining of the uterus, which makes it unfavorable for implantation. DMPA also thickens the cervical mucus making sperm penetration and fertilization impossible.

This was supposedly my choice of Family Planning Method for us, since I did not have headaches, nausea, or moodswings, And I didn’t feel the “drying effect” – it could be the pills, or simply because I was breastfeeding and co-sleeping with Cecilia, waking up every two-to three hours every night to nurse, and feeling oh-so-losyang. And for a forgetful girl like me, I’m assured Cecilia will still be my unica hija (for the meantime), if I fail to drink pills at the right time everyday.

A woman on the “injectable” is supposed to have lighter periods, or even none at all. But I was not one of them. I haven’t had my period for the longest time – 17 months, but on the injectable, I had light bleeding for 30 days! This is actually worse than having a period for 3-5 days.
So come August, I was due for my supposedly next shot of the three month contraceptive, my Ob Gyne gave me pills, this time the ones containing two female hormones, estrogen and progestin. These are similar to the natural hormones women produce in their ovaries.

These combined pills -- I’m taking Diane 35 -- works as the cyclical production of the female hormones and the maturation of a follicle (egg) in the ovaries are controlled by a small organ (size about 1 cm) connected to the brain, the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is not able to distinguish the hormones contained in Diane 35 from those produced by the ovaries. It, therefore, stops inducing the natural hormone production by the ovaries and eventually the process of egg growth and release. This hormonal feedback mechanism is based on the same principle which blocks the maturation and release of further eggs during pregnancy.


However, in my first month of using it, I’m suffering from its terrible side effects:dizziness, nausea, and unusual tiredness and weakness. I know these side effects may go away as my body becomes used to the medication.

My pack of pills has the 21-day cycle, and I’m on my 7 day pill-free week. Meaning I get to have my menstruation anytime during these 7 days.

Despite my preference for injectables for the reasons I have said, I have decided sticking to my pills for the next month. I’m so happy I’m going regular again.

Hello World

I am turning 25 in a few days, and I would like to start a habit of sharing what I have learned and what inspired me. And I simply would like to get back into the habit of writing.

Hello World

I am turning 25 in a few days, and I would like to start a habit of sharing what I have learned and what inspired me. And I simply would like to get back into the habit of writing.

Hello World

I am turning 25 in a few days, and I would like to start a habit of sharing what I have learned and what inspired me. And I simply would like to get back into the habit of writing.

Hello World

I am turning 25 in a few days, and I would like to start a habit of sharing what I have learned and what inspired me. And I simply would like to get back into the habit of writing.
Hindi ako sanay na tinatawag akong "misis", kahit na isang taon mahigit na akong kasal kay Mike. Napatunayan pa ito lalo, nung nagkaroon kami ng isang mala-awarding sa trabaho, at tinawag akong "MISIS" nung emcee. Nakakapanibago.

Misis na ako kaya naalala kong meron akong blog na "Missdekay" ang pangalan. Ito ang pagkakaabalahan ko ngayon.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Cecilia’s Birth Story. More like, what happened to me December 10 to as far as I can remember.

 

 

December 10 Wednesday

 

Half-day si Mike sa Poveda. Naka-Yellow Polo sya nun, yung may kapareho siya na teacher. So yung mga sandamakmak na gamit na iniisip kong kailangan kong dalhin e nasa likod na ni City.

 

Dumaan muna kami sa Mercury Drug sa E. Rodriguez, kasi nakalimutan kong magdala ng water. 2 Wilkins na 1.5 L. Punta kami sa Admission, may Admission Slip na kasi kami. At shempre ang parating tanong ko e kung may dinner pa ba ako.

Admit kami ni Mike, wala kaming magawa, kundi mag-senti, kesyo bukas e tatlo na kami.. Last preggy pictures ko.

 

At nag fill out na rin kami ng Birth Certificate form nya, Regina Cecilia Berjamin Pante.

 

 

Maligo na raw ako, kumain ng dinner, at bawal na raw ako kumain or uminom by 11pm.

 

At shempre protesta ako dahil kung buntis ka e parati kang gutom at uhaw, lalo na sa 2 million times mong kailangan bumangon para magwiwi sa madaling araw. Binista ako ng residente ni Dr. Meguizo, at wala naman akong masyadong maraming tanong. May Pediatrician rin na nagtanong-tanong tungkol sa pagbubuntis ko.

 

December 11 Thursday

 

Mga 3am yata nagising ako para magwiwi. Tapos si Mike na kayakap kong matulog, hindi na bumalik sa tulog at naupo na lang sa tabi ko. Tapos umiyak ako, kasi ayun. Ewan kung bakit. Secret ko na yun. Hindi na natulog si Mike. 6am ginising ako ng Anaesthesiologist. Dr. Cortez, Pogi sya in all fairness talaga. First time kong nagwapuhan sa intsik. Sabi ko kung pwedeng pinakawala akong mararamdaman. At sinabi nya na sya na raw ang bahala sa pain. At talagang ang kulit ko na kung pwede lang na wala akong maramdaman kahit ano. Pinagbihis na ako ng labgown yata. Tapos binista ako ni Dr. Meguizo with her ever cheerful voice. At sabi nya e see you downstairs.

 

Si Mike e may mga admin matters na inasikaso pa, at sabi nya, basahin ko raw yung ginawa nyang sulat. Ginawa nya pala yun habang tulog ako, at hindi na nga sya natulog. Shempre iyak to the max naman ang drama ko habang wala si mike sa kwarto. Sobrang nakatulong yun ha – naramdaman kong mahal ako ng asawa ko. Napakadalang pa man din mag-express ng ka-chorvahan yang si Mike.

 

E di sinundo na ako ng mga nurse. Sabi ko wiwi lang ako. Tapos yung dalawang nurse e nag-turn over churva pa sa isa’t isa, na para akong trabaho na kailangan walang detalyeng maiiwanan. Anyway, nakahiga ako sa bed na may gulong at ayun dinala na ako dun sa Operating Room. On the way, may mga pinirmahan akong forms – labo nila, sa dami ng pinirmahan ko the night before at nung umaga e meron pa rin. Nadaanan ko rin yung labor room at recovery room. Kaloka yung feeling. Tapos nung nandun na sa operating room, aba, e parang wala lang sa kanila. May music pa, at parang nasa Faura lab lang ang itsura ng mga tao dun – na normal na sa kanila yung gagawin nila. Kasabay ko si Dr. Meguizo, ang OB nun. Tapos nakita ko uli yung pogi na Anesthesiologist na si Dr. Cortez na intsik, e di natuwa naman ako at sabi ko ayoko ng masakit kahit ano. True enough wala akong naramdaman simula nung sinabi nilang “Game”. Ang naaalala ko lang e ni-strap nila yung katawan ko sa table (yata) tapos pinatagilid ako (para yata sa epidural) tapos nun e twilight na.

 

 

“Baby out”, at yung iyak ni Cecilia.

 

 

At anong sabi ko?

“Paki-abot ng celphone ko, itetext ko si Mike na nanganak na ako.”

 

Ito pa:

“Gusto kong makita ang placenta ko, patingin”

 

to be continued…

Friday, January 02, 2009

At Three Weeks..