Monday, December 08, 2008

Dinos Live

Ok, I know I totally abandoned my blog for the longest's something i want to share with you guys.

Thanks to sis Morning Madrid (nawie), we were able to go to the Dinos Live for free!

We went there late, but still we had a great time.

Todo pose and then....

Surprise!! Nakabuka na ang bibig ni Dino and bumubuga ng mist na malamig...check basty, super higpit ang yakap kay daddy.

Will post some more pictures :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preschool Hunt Part I

I am still on maternity leave and I realized that Basty could use some time out of our condo unit. He stayed at his lola’s house for quite some time and there were lots of kids there and a large area to run around, but now, it’s just our small unit and some time in front of the condo building with some kids. When we went to the first school, I really didn’t have any standard on what school I’m looking for. I didn’t even have prepared questions to ask. I didn’t even think how Basty will react (it's a different story now after reading a lot of stuff on sending kids to preschool)

First school: O’dea International School

I’m sorry but I forgot the name of the first person we talked to. The principal is Ms. Ann. I was asked about Basty and I said that his speech is ok. I want him to mingle with other kids and do some scribbling. I was informed that they have a promo. Instead of the Monday to Friday schedule, they are offering a 3 day/week schedule at lower monthly fee. The are also offering 3day trial class to see first how the child will react to “schooling” cause some kids are having separation anxiety. After the short talk, I asked if I can see the rooms. It so happen that the toddler class is about to begin when we entered. I was holding Basty’s hand, but the moment he saw the toys, he let go of my hand and went straight to the car toy and didn’t even bother to look back….I was surprised! I just said “oh, I guess my baby doesn’t have separation anxiety”….LOL. So he went straight to have his first trial class.

The second day, he was excited when he saw another toy car, he went straight without removing his shoes, but the teacher asked him to remove his shoes first. I was surprised that he followed the instruction. He normally would shout “AYAW”. Whenever I take a peek (there’s a small space in the door wherein you can take a peek inside, without those inside noticing it), he’s riding the toy car. I even saw the teacher asking him to let another kid ride the car but Basty refused. That’s actually something that I want him to change. He doesn’t want to share toys. He normally plays alone with his toys even when there are other kids around.

There’s a reception area where parents are allowed to wait for their kids. When it was time to go home, I saw most of the kids went out already but no sign of Basty, then I heard the teacher say “ma’am, si Basty ayaw pong lumabas”. I had to go to the room and get him out of there. He actually protested and gave me the “AYAW” line. The teacher had to turn the lights off so that he’ll come with me. Grabe ha, no separation anxiety tapos ayaw pang umuwi…LOL

 Here's a picture when I went in to get him:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Some updates

Gave birth @ Makati Med last July 1 to a healthy 6.5lbs baby girl. We decided to name her Alecxia Mari. Birthing kwento to follow. Just sneaking up some online time while my baby is sleeping. Most of the time, I also sleep when she sleeps cause it's really hard to keep up when she's awake at unholy hour.
We are currently staying here in Pampanga, at my parent's place. We'll probably be here for 2 weeks, then back to homebase. There are things that I like better here, but there are certainly things that I miss from home (like aircon and hotshower)...of course I miss my hubby. He's actually the reason why we can't stay long here...wawa naman kasi sya, nobody but him sa bahay. No one to look after him. Pagdating nya sa house, he needs to think pa of what to eat for dinner then pag gising naman what to eat for breakfast. Kung sya lang ang masusunod, gusto na nya kaming sunduin this weekend :)
Just check my twitter for updates. I do my updates using twitterberry in my Blackberry. Thank God for Blackberry, I'm still connected to the online world.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Grocery Shopping tips

There's a topic about grocery shopping tips in one of my yahoogroups. Somebody mentioned about having a list (as well as list police) when you go to the grocery/market. I'm not really a list person, but my hubby is. To please him (and avoid argugemnts) I create a list before we go to the grocery. But I don't really stick to the list. I know, I'm such a bad shopper. I can't be a budget officer, I can't even police myself. But lately, I'm trying my best to minimize our expenses. Super mahal na lahat ng bilihin.

Some of the things I'm trying to do:
- put more veggies and fish in our weekly menu (less expensive than all meat meals,not to mention healthier) but I don't really like buying the fish or even meat in palengke. I just feel that it's more prone to not too good quality meats(smuggled,double dead...u get the picture)
- avoid going to the grocery as much as possible...if I don't go there myself, I avoid the unnecessary buys, I just provide a list of things to buy to the maid, of course she sticks to it.
- I use my loyalty card to get loyalty points then exchange the points to vouchers.- buy shampoo sachets. I noticed that our maid tend to use up more shampoo when we buy the bottle. At least if it's in sachet I can monitor how long the packs should last.
- I use my credit card to pay. This way, I get points as well and I don't have to bring cash. I pay all the amount due on or before due date, to avoid getting any charges (finance charge, late payment,etc). This way, I get the advantages of having a card.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Sabi nila when you're about to give birth,you'll be nesting. I think I did the nesting kanina. Nag general cleaning kami ng house. I'm supposed to be on bed rest so I just supervised the cleaning. I do hope na di pa lumabas si baby eventhough mommy did the nesting thing already. I'm supposed to give birth on july 1 pa. That's the time my baby will be 37 weeks and that's the safe time. Well I'm not yet totally done with the prep thing. I'm actually postponing putting in the bag, the things we need to bring to the hospital. I would like to think na lalabas si baby on scheduled date so I refuse to finish the packing as early as now. So goodluck sakin if na excite si baby at naisipang mag hello world ng maaga

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lolo & lola

Lola and lolo arrived last Saturday. Tita Bok and I went to the airport and then we all went to Pampanga. I'm glad they arrived safely. Mukha naman silang tumaba and I'm really happy na healthy pa rin talaga sila kahit na going 85 yrs old na si lola.

Before they arrived, I asked my cousin Rich to tell lola to buy some things for me. Guess what, Rich bought the items you cuz :)

So now I have my Avent sterilizer for microwave, 1 pack 4 pcs 40z bottles and digital ear thermometer. The sterilizer would be great when we travel, at least we don't have to carry the bulky electric sterlizer. And the digital ear thermometer will really come in handy when Basty gets's so hard to get his temp using the regular thermometer that we put in his armpit, he can't get still for more than 30 seconds.

Update on shirt design contest

I did not win :(
But, I received consolation prize :) I got 1 shirt, 1 shorts, 2 cans of Pepsi max, 1 beach bag, 1 dozen sachet of Clear shampoo, 1 set Shampoo and conditioner from Zen Zest (in gift pack). So it was still worth joining the contest :)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

1 week rest

Last Monday, while I was in the middle of a meeting, bigla na lang ako nahihilo. I told my boss, who's sitting at my right side, kaso di nya masyadong narinig and she asked me kung ano daw yun, di ko na inulit kasi baka mag panic sila. After a while nawala naman yung hilo ko, so after the meeting I told my boss and told her that I'll just attend another important meeting in the afternoon and after that I'm going home na. Nagkataon naman that I'm scheduled to go to the endoc on Tuesday, kaya I decided to visit na rin my OB, which I'm supposed to visit after a week pa.
My OB did an IE and she said that my cervix is soft, and she's not happy with the contractions so she ordered for me to rest for a week. So here I am now, at home, blogging.
I was also informed by my OB to choose a date first week of July for my delivery. Hubby and I originally picked July7, but my OB said that's too late na. She wants it earlier than that, so now we're thinking of July 1.
BTW, my visit to the endoc was ok. 92 sugar ko and it's within normal range. I'll go back there after 2 weeks. Thanks for al those who prayed for me when I was really depressed having to go through the OGTT.

Jazz up your shirt contest

We have a contest in the office, it's called "me na me, jazz up ur shirt". It's designing ur shirt that best describes you. I just found out that there's a poll going on. Please vote for my shirt. You can text: 1Jazz POLL H send to 70076278.

The design of my shirt describes me as a certified CRACKBERRY. Oh yes, I'm an addict....I'm addicted with my Blackberry. I feel incomplete if there's a day in my life that I don't receive emails...weird ha! You won't hear me say that I need to go back to the office because I am waiting for an important email. There's no need for me to be in the office just to send and receive email. I'm always connected, anytime, anywhere...hahaha, Blackberry's you know I'm a real addict.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hepa A vaccine and Allergy

Went to BAsty's pedia last Saturday for his Hepa A vaccine. He did not gain weight :( But according to the pedia, it's common daw na hindi na ganun ang weight gain at his age. Before kasi parang halos every visit may weight gain sya. All in all ok naman sya except for the bungang araw which according to the pedia, we can apply Curash powder. Unfortunately, after going to 2 branches of Mercury drugs e wala akong nabili.
Saturday night, nung binibihisan na namin sya ng pangtulog, we noticed na may rashes sya sa body. We thought na baka may kumagat lang sa kanya or something. He was complaining na itchy daw and super kamot sya and irritated na ayaw nyang ipalagay ang diaper nya.
Sunday afternoon meron na ring rashed sa face nya, so we decided to have him checked sa makati med ER. Actually, I texted his pedia and asked if possible ba na effect nung vaccine, but according to her, not likely daw and if we're worried, better bring Basty to ER of makati med na, that's what we did. Sabi dun, allergy daw so ininject sya ng Benadryl. Nakatulog lang sya siguro ng mga 1 hour then nagising na. Yung rashed naman parang medyo nawala pero not totally. Nung gabi na, he's complaining again na itchy daw so I called the ER if I can give him the meds na, kasi before we left ER, I asked if bibigyan ko ng gamot ng gabi, pero I was told to give him na lang the meds next day na. When I talked to the attending pedia, he told me na it's ok daw to give the meds na. After few minutes of giving the meds, nakatulog naman na sya. This morning when I checked, parang nawala na yung rashed sa body, pero meron pa yung sa face. I just hope na mawala na soon. He's supposed to take the meds for 5 days.

Friday, May 23, 2008

AI Fever

This is totally not related to my family...but please let me blog about AI coz I still have "Cook Fever".
In the beginning of AI, my fave was Michael Johns. I was really sad when he was eliminated earlier than he deserved (ok, i'm griping). So when MJ was eliminated, that's the only time I appreciated Cook. From then on, he's my new fave.
My hubby and I watched the last performance night between the 2 Davids and we appreciated how Archuleta gave his all, in all the 3 songs. Based on what Simon said, we thought Cook has no chance of winning. I thought that the fanbase of Archuleta is bigger than that of Cook. Boy, was I wrong, he won by 12M votes, that's a lot!
What I like about Cook is that he can sing any song and make it his own. I so love his version of "Always be my baby".
I laughed so hard when I saw the performance of Renaldo Lapuz; what a big production number :)
I am not familiar with the movie The Love Guru so I was not even aware that it was Mike Myers. It was shameless plugging. I saw his interview at the Ellen Show, he was so funny.
side kwento:
Before the last performance night, we saw (memory gap, i forgot the name, famous for the line "Let's get ready to rumble") the famous announcer on boxing, he was in the crowd. Me and hubby were actually joking each other that he can do the announcement on the next show for the final match of the Davids. So it was so weird and funny when he did :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In need of yaya

Almost three weeks ago, nagpaalam ang yaya ni Basty to go home, pero babalik din daw. My mom said na ihahatid sya ng nanliligaw sa kanya. Actually, we're not sure if nanliligaw pa lang or boyfriend na nya. Eric said na baka mag asawa na sya. Yaya was so defensive, sabi nya "naku hindi pa kuya". She promised na babalik sya after three weeks. She came earlier than that, kaso lang magpapakasal na daw sya by August and ayaw na sya pag work ng guy :(

Where art thou good yaya? Sana naman makahanap na kami ng yaya na magtatagal talaga. This yaya knows how to take care of Basty na including yung pagpapakain which is really hard. The first yaya nag-asawa din kaya di na rin bumalik.

The sad part is andun pa rin ang baby ko sa mama ko dahil nga wala pang yaya. I miss my baby so much.

Friday, May 16, 2008

More clothes from bazaar

Sabi ko nga may self control ako, so heto at may dalawa na naman na damit akong nabili for my baby :)

Happy weekend...will try to go tomorrow to the ExpoMom @ Rockwell.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Check up

I had my regular check up with my OB. I gained 3 lbs (yey), I now weigh 107lbs. According to my pedia, everything looks ok. Before I went to her, I had my blood sugar checked at the endoc office and it was 82. She asked me to visit her again after 3 weeks, by then we might be able to finalize my schedule (Scheduled CS kasi ako), since I have gestational diabetes, my OB wants to do it as early as possible to avoid complications daw. Me and hubby wanted July 7, para 7-7-08. At least madaling tandaan. Sabi nga ng OB ko, a lot are choosing 8-8-08. Syempre kung makakapili lang ako na aabot sa ganung date e di ganun din ang pipiliin ko. Tapos, Makati Med's new building will be opened on Aug. 8 din daw. I would love to give birth in a new delivery room/Operating room and stay in a new room...kaso lang, mas maaga ako, so the old rooms will do (like i have a choice...hahaha).
While my OB was checking on the heart rate, super galaw ni baby. As in moving talaga na kahit di mo hawakan ang tyan ko e makikita mo na nag mo-move. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, mas malikot itong pangalawa. Pero the size daw is almost the same. Basty kasi was 7.11, sana nga ganun din si baby girl, di super laki pero tama lang para di mahirap hawakan. Pag kasi mas maliit parang nakakailang hawakan at baka mapilayan or something.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Baby clothes

Just want to share the clothes I bought yesterday in a Bazaar (Ayala Ave., I'm not sure if it's part of the Kaplan building) near our office. Actually, ang daming cutie na clothes for girls, kaso lang i had to control myself at baka pagalitan ako ni hubby pag uwi ko. Well, natuwa naman sya nung pinakita ko, at ang sabi bat di ko pa binili yung iba...hahaha.

Baby Gap lahat. Sabi nung nagtitinda, sa Cavite daw ata yung factory (pero she did not sound so sure) tapos for export. All items 100 to 200 ang price. Kung ano yung price, yun na, wala ng tawad. Funny, pero feeling ko better pa rin yung may tawad kahit 10 or 20 pesos ang fun sa bazaar di ba, yung feeling mo na nakamura ka talaga dahil may tawad.

For those interested, you can still visit the bazaar, until Friday pa sila dun. Actually, every payday week e may Bazaar dun, di ko lang sure kung laging andun yun nagtitinda ng baby clothes.
I also bought clothes dun sa Bel-air (48 Zodiac St.). Mga precious minds, baby of mine, carter, mga pang new born to 18 months naman ang meron sila. I was able to buy pangtulog na terno. I think the price is more affordable than mall price. Kasi I got the terno for 140 lang. Sayang, I left the items dun sa car ng friend ko. Post ko na lang ang pictures pag nakuha ko na. Buti pa dun may tawad sa overall price nung binili ko :)
May side kwento pala yun. Ang sungit kasi nung manang na nagbabantay, as in! Buti na lang may isang manang na pumalit, yun mas friendly na. May kasabay ako na bumibili din, as in nagtatawanan na lang kami kasi nga ang sungit nung unang manang, tapos ayaw na nyang magtanong dun sa manang kasi parang galit pag sumagot.
Di naman obvious na excited na ako na bihisan ang baby ko...hahaha.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Happy Mother's day!

Credits: You are so beautiful kit (march 2008) by Doro (Doreen Stolz). Wordart by Bnbharty
“You’ll never fully appreciate your mother until you become a mother yourself”

Lagi ko itong naririnig, pero na realize ko lang sya talaga nung naging mommy na rin ako. Naisip ko lahat ng mga nagawa ng mom ko for me (sa family namin). Nung bata pa ako, there were many things na iniisip ko na bakit ganito ang mga decisions ng mom ko…pero now I know why…sobrang kapakanan namin lagi ang iniisip nya. She sacrificed a lot for us. Dati sinasabi din nya na instead na bumili sya ng damit for herself, para sa amin na lang ang binibili nya, di ko man lang na appreciate yun noon…feeling ko kasi dati responsibility naman nya na gawin iyon. But now, ganun na rin ako, pag nag mall ako, most often than not, para sa baby ko ang na shop ko, not for myself or hubby.
I have a lot to be thankful to my mom...sabi nga nila, kahit anong gawin mo, you'll never be able to repay all the things na ginawa ng mom mo for you. Until now, she's always there for me. She's taking care of my son. I can only imagine how hard it is for one to become a new mother without her own mom by her side. My mom stayed with me few days bago pa ako manganak...asa hospital sya the entire time na andun ako.
I know I have given her lots of heartaches...I'm sorry for all those times.
If I would be asked to give 1 word that would best fit her, that would be GIVING. She's always there for her family (our relatives). When a relative goes to her for help, as long as she can, she won't hesitate to help. That's why when she got sick, all of those people she helped showed up. They were all there to show gratitude.
In our family, we're not really expressive of our feelings. We normally don't say I love you or express how much thankful we are or how much we value each other. Here, I want to say I love you mama! You mean so much to me!

Monday, May 05, 2008

I miss my baby

The yaya of Basty went home to Bicol yesterday. We had no choice but to leave Basty (again) with my mom, in Pampanga. Basty will be staying there for 3 weeks.
Basty obviously missed my mom. When we arrived at her place, Basty smiled when he saw his lola and then he didn't want to be put down anymore when his lola carried him. Even when we were saying goodbye, he didn't want to come with us. I guess he just realized that we're really leaving him when we were all in the car and waving goodbye..that's the only time that he started crying.
When we reached home (Makati), I was really sad. I saw Basty's stuffed toys in our bed and I really wanted to cry, but I did not want Eric to see me crying so I just pretended to be sleeping.
I just hope na bumalik talaga yung yaya...she said she'll come back but there's really no guarantee. I don't totally like her due to some reasons, but Basty likes her and she already knows how to feed Basty (which is really a difficult task) and somehow she teaches him things like singing and reading books.
It's really hard to be a working mom :(

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


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Our usual routine everynight is play with his stuffed toys and read books. He can actually say the word "books" (hindi bulol). He knows most of the animals and he imitates their actions or sounds.

Potty training

I'm so proud with my Basty. He's now using the potty trainer when he needs to pupu. Yehey, we're almost diaper free.
I realized that it's time to potty train him when he keeps on saying pupu right after he made pupu...he's irritated with the pupu in his diaper.

Result of the OGTT

According to the endo, if we use the American association standard, the result is negative (yehey), but if we use the WHO standard, the result is positive, borderline :(. Since it's not too high, she just advised me to avoid sweets...poor me, I can't eat ice cream, donuts, cakes, chocolates..... and here's the weird part, now that I know that I have to avoid sweets, I'm craving for anything sweet.
The endo also told me to go back to her after 2 weeks. They'll get blood sample, 2 hours after my last meal. Then she also said that I have to have another OGTT on the 8th month of my pregnancy, just to be on the safe side. Yup, another OGTT.... I feel like vomitting.

Nagtitipid...lalong napamahal

After my 75g OGTT, my OB recommended that I go to an endo. She referred me to an endo who also has a clinic at Makati Med. Instead of going there, I went to our office clinic and they told me that we have an endo, but his sked is every Thursday morning only. So I went to our office endo last Thursday and he requested that I get the 100g OGTT. He also told me to get a pink slip from our clinic so that I can go to his clinic outside the office once I have the result of the OGTT, since there's no work on May 1 (thursday). So last Sunday, I took the 100g OGTT at Makati MEd which I had to pay from my own pocket...cost is 1330. I got the result last Monday. After getting the result, I went to our clinic to get the pink slip I need to go to the endo. They told me that they can't give me the pink slip because my case is pregnancy related. So what choice do I have?
Yesterday, I went to the endo originally referred by my OB. To my dismay, I found out that there's really no need for the 100g OGTT. What?!!! After going thru the test (remember, 4 blood extractions, 3 hrs waiting, not to mention the cost of the test), the endo is telling me that If I went straight to her, the 75g OGTT would have suffice.
So you see, instead of nakatipid ako para dun sa consultation fee ng endo (550)...I ended up paying for the 100g OGTT and still paid the 550 consultation fee dahil I ended up going to her naman. HAy! Ang nagtitipid, lalong napamahal :(

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Here's how we brush Basty's teeth. There should be one holding Basty and another 1 doing the brushing. There's always struggling, crying, screaming and kicking every brushing time.

After brushing, he would stop crying and then request for the toothbrush so that he can do it on his own. He actually likes brushing, but he wants to be in control. We let him brush on his own after so that he would still enjoy brushing even if we have to do it by force at first. With all this effort, I do hope we win this battle against toothdecay. There's only one area where we fail. Basty still drinks milk at night and we can't let him drink water after. I also tried wiping the teeth with gauze after, but he keeps on tossing, making it really hard and sometimes I feel that I might wake him up if I insist to wipe the teeth.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Visit to the Pedia Dentist

We went to a pedia dentist about a week ago. We went to Dr. Eric Hernandez with clinic at Medical Plaza. He was highly recommended by Haidee, a fellow n@wie.

Basty and hubby (with yaya) went there ahead of me because they came from the house and I came from the office. The clinic has a glass door, so when I reached the place, I saw Basty playing and having a good time. But the moment we entered the main clinic (past the reception area), Basty was restless and he started crying the moment he was asked to open his mouth. He was screaming and kicking and turning his head from left to right while Dr. Eric brushed his teeth. That's actually the only thing that was done. Dr. Eric said that Basty's case is special. He didn't require cleaning and no cavities yet but the teeth are beginning to weaken. He said that if we delayed our visit for about 3 months, then the teeth might not be saved anymore. He told us to use GC Tooth Mousse to strengthen the teeth. He also asked us to give water after each milk intake of Basty. That's actually a very hard thing to do since Basty is still drinking milk before going to bed and he won't take water anymore after the milk because he's already sleeping by then. The other thing is to brush his teeth 3 times a day. Actually, Basty likes brushing, but he likes to do it himself, he doesn't want anybody to do the brushing and the dentist advised us to do the brushing ourselves because Basty will not be able to clean his teeth thoroughly. That's another problem, but can easily be handled. I was worried though that it might give Basty a trauma, but the dentist said that it won't. Basty will just cry because he won't get his way, but it will not be painful for him so it won't be traumatic for him.

We paid 500 for the consultation and 850 for the tooth mousse. We were asked to come back after a month so that the dentist can monitor if the mousse is working or not. With the high price of the mousse, it must work..hahaha.

Some people will say "why bother with the milk teeth when they will be replaced by permanent teeth; we should only be concerned with the permanent teeth". We were told that the growth of the permanent teeth will be affected by the milk teeth. Also if the milk teeth will have cavities/decay, they will affect my baby's eating…he might have a hard time if he feels pain. I guess another big factor is the fact that I REALLY would like my baby to have nice teeth, because mine are not so nice…I need to get braces. Now you know J

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another OGTT

Oh yes, you read it right. I need to have another test. The first test was 50 grams, second was 75 grams, and now I have to take the 100grams test. This time, there will be 4 extractions (0 hr, 1 hr, 2hr,3hr).

The endo doctor said there's no need to worry at this point and I don't need a special diet yet. He needs to see the result of the third test before he'll tell me what to do next.

It's just sad that our company will not cover for the lab test (I actually paid for the 2 previous tests and will have to shoulder this one too). They said the condition is pregnancy related that's why. It's good I verified the request of the doctor at the lab room before I left the clinic, because if not, I would have done my 10 hr fasting and be there at 7am tomorrow only to find out that they will not conduct the test. (I can imagine myself going bersek!)

Once again, I will request for you to include us in your prayers. I'll probably have the test this Sunday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

OGTT Result

The result is not good. It was recommended by my OB for me to see an endocrinologist. I will be going to see one tomorrow. I'm hoping that we can resolve this with proper diet instead of insulin shots. Please pray for me and my baby. Will give update tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tagged::My Days are::

I was tagged by Jan (thanks sis). I have to do this, I was the only one tagged by Jan, dyahe naman kung di ko gagawin di ba :)


What time do you usually wake up?
I usually wake up at around 7am.

Rice everyday. I don't skip breakfast

Do you go to work/school?

Do you like it?
Yes, I get paid :)

what do you do all day?
On weekdays, I work all day (i mean 9 to 6). On weekends, I rest (sleep, watch tv/DVD, read books, surf)

When’s lunch and what you eatin’?
Had lunch out with my girlfriends around 12 noon. I ate mixed mongolian.

What time do you get home from work/school?
I'm usually home before 7pm.

What do you do?
Update my blog

Dinner: When and what?
Had dinner few minutes ago. I ate monggo with sayote

What do you do to unwind?

What’s your favorite part of the day?
after office hours, that's the time i get to bond with my baby

Who’s your favorite person to interact with?
hubby and baby

When’s bedtime?
11pm or earlier

Who’s bedtime with?
hubby and baby

I'm not yet sure who to pass this tag.

Monday, April 21, 2008

OGTT experience

The experience was not traumatic. It was actually better than I expected. I thought I was going to stay there for 4 hours and there will be 4 blood extraction and that i have to drink the juice each time. We were at Makati Med 6:45am and my first blood sample was taken at 7am. After the first blood sample, I was asked to drink the juice (tasted like royal) and was told to come back at 8am for the second blood extraction. To kill the time, me and hubby went to the third floor where they have a soft couch, instead of those hard wood seats. We were prepared to wait for a long time, so we brought the laptop with WeRoam to pass the time. I was not able to sleep the night before so I was really sleepy. While hubby did his surfing, I doze off...then it's time to go to the lab again. I went straight to the lab and had the second blood sample, third sample will be taken at 9am. Again, we went to the third floor and hubby surfed and I doze off to sleepkingdom. At 9am, had the last blood sample and was done. We hurriedly went home cause I was really hungry and thirsty already (had 10 hours fasting, no food, even water di pede). After eating and few minutes of rest, I finally was able to sleep well. Don't want to think of the result yet.
Side kwento:
Sa lab area ng MMC madaming lamok, even sa waiting area nila sa labas. Medyo nakakatakot kasi di ba pano kung yung nagpapa test ng blood e may malalang sakit na trasmittable tapos kinagat yun din kinagat ka. Yun lang, na notice ko lang. Although they are improving their facilities naman...sana maayos na lahat soon. I also noticed na medyo friendlier na ang mga employees or baka experience ko lang.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


We went to Glorietta yesterday to get a haircut for Basty. Cuts for Tots moved to its new location at the 3rd floor of Glorietta 3. When we entered Kidzone, where Cuts for Tots is located, Basty didn't know where to go first, there were lots of toys. When we reached our destination, Basty saw the cars (seats they used for the kids) and he pointed at them. There was no hesitation when we put him in the 'car', but when he saw the barber's 'gadgets', he began screaming and wanted to get off the car.

We all had to entertain Basty just so he would sit still. There was also Barney show playing on TV. We'd catch his attention away from the barber for few minutes, and then we had to get another toy to entertain him again. I wasn't able to get lots of pictures since it took all of us to hold him steady.

Final cut, can't get him to seat anymore

After the hair cut, we had a hard time getting him out of place because there were lots of toys.

Here he is…isn't he cute J

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


OMG! Based on the result of my glucose test last Monday, I have high sugar in my blood. My OB asked me to undergo OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) to check if I have Gestational Diabetes. Based from what I read on the web, the test will be done in about 4 hours or more and there will be 3 to 4 blood extration. I also have to fast..wawa naman my baby, magugutom sya. Just thinking about it makes me sick. I don't like needles as much as staying in the hallway of the hospital for almost half day. But what can I do? I have to undergo the test for my health and my baby's health.

Please pray for me and my baby. I do hope that this test won't be a bad news. I hate the idea of insulin shots. According to my OB, if I have Gestational diabetes, then I will have to be injected because oral meds will not be good for my baby.

There's only 1 good thing I can think about the test, the glucose juice (if that's what they call it) which I have to drink doesn't taste bad. I read from another blog (sorry can't remember the site) that she had to repeat the test because she vomitted due to the taste of the juice. Yes, you must not vomit and you have to drink it all within 5 minutes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

26 weeks

Had my regular check up yesterday. I gave the ultra sound result to my OB. According to her, everything looks ok. I gained 7lbs since my last check up (a month ago). It's my biggest gain so far, even if you compare it with my first pregnancy. That prompted my OB to request for a glucose challenge test specially when I told her that my mother is diabetic. Right after the check up, I went down to the lab (MMC) to have the test. They asked me to drink a glass of orange looking liquid which tasted like Royal then asked me to come back after an hour so that they can do the blood extraction. I'm not supposed to eat anything and move around. It was really a bore! So 2 minutes before the time, I was back. I hate to admit it but I'm scared of needles and blood so I had to close my eyes while the medtech did his thing. I really hope the result won't be bad news.

The Rule of Fours

I watched celebrity hitlist (i'm not sure i got the title right) few nights ago and it made me think of doing that in my blog..then, I saw this tag from Yvelle. So here it is....

4 Jobs I Have Had
Account Manager
Wireless Solutions Specialist
Product Development Specialist

4 Movies I Watched Over and Over Again
Cruel Intentions
City of Angels

4 Places I Have Lived

4 Shows I Watch
American Idol
Prison Break
The Amazing Race

4 Places (Countries) I Have Been
Hong Kong

4 People Who Email Me

4 Favorite Things to Eat
Corn soup

4 Places I would Rather Be
anywhere as long as i'm with my baby and hubby

4 Things I Look Forward to This Year
Christening of my baby
Christening of my baby
Trip to EK with my babies
Trip to bora with hubby

4 People to tag

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Carpe Diem"

Carpe Diem in Wikipedia:
Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as "seize the day", although a more literal translation of carpe would be "harvest" ("harvest the day"), as in the harvesting of fruit.

The first time I encountered the phrase was in the movie "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams. He has a dialogue in the movie that goes : "Carpe diem! Seize the day, boys! Make your lives extraordinary!"

I remember the phrase today because a friend of mine will undergo breast surgery. She has breast cancer. It makes me think how unpredictable life is. One moment your healthy, next, you have a cancer. My friend is only 31 years old, and yet, if something goes wrong, she might die today(i pray and hope that the operation will be successful). Doesn't that make you think? I mean, are you ready to die today? I am not! I still have plans. But, can I say that I don't want to die and that will happen? Can I really say when I'm supposed to die? Of course not. So the only thing that we can do is to "seize the day" and live life to the fullest.

Please include my friend in your prayers.

20 Questions

I was tagged by Bunnie. Thanks for the tag! :-)

Here are the rules:
Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people in your list. Liste them out at the end of this post.

1. At what age do/did you wish to marry? 25 years, old; got married at the age of 28

2. What color do you like most? Green

3. What is your greatest fear?

4. Where is the place that you want to go the most? Boracay

5. Which part of you that you hate the most? part of my body? I don't like my midsection

6. When you encounter a sad moment, what would you do? Cry

7. What are you afraid to lose the most? My family

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do? Quit job and have my own business, But I'll have to have a grand vacation first.

9. What do you loved the most last year (2007)? Celebrated the first bday of my baby

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you: Bunnie has a nice blog :)

11. How do you cope with boredom? Read book, watch movie, blog hop

12. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most? I regret that I didn't start saving money since the day I started working

13. Which type of person do you hate the most? Pretentious

14. What is your ambition? To be able to raise my kids well

15. If you had one wish what would you wish for? I wish for a healthy and happy family

16. How did you celebrate new year? at home in Pampanga

17. It is already 2008, do you have a new year’s resolution? none.

18. What do you look forward to in 2008? I look forward to a safe delivery (July 08)

19. If your life is a song, what title best fit it? Can't think of any

20. What was your most embarassing moment? i really can't remember an embarassing moment...i guess i tend to forget those moments.

I am going to tag mari and chell

Monday, April 07, 2008

Photobook - grandparents page


Finally, another page for the photobook of Basty.

I spent most of my time today (holiday), in front of my laptop. I updated my n@wies link and created digiscrap for Basty. Wish ko lang mas marami akong nagawang pages.

Wordart : elegantWA_grandparent by bnbharty
Frames: Frame1,2,7,6 - Baby set by
Paper: HG3 - beachhouseimpressions sampler blue by tabrizia

Friendship Chain

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I have randomly selected other bloggers below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to add your link in the end of the list and tag other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding Tag others).

Rules :

1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog. (for bloggers paste on the "compose" not the "edit html" part in posting blogs so it will be linked automatically).

2. Put your own blog name and link.

3. Tag your friends as much as you can.1. Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site,a 3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future. 4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space 5.My Family is my Life 6. The Simple Life of a Baghag 7. On A Wonderful Day Like Today 8. House Everything, a 9. The Creativity in Me 10. Travel and Photography 11. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12. Nora’s Notes 13. Noras Family Treasures 14. Fil-Oz Blog 15. What A World 16. More on Health 17. Everyday Life 18.Pinaywifespeaks 19. Pinaywife Atbp. 20. Laugh Out Loud 21. Life’s Lessons 22. Kerslyn’s Comfort Zone23. Borski and Nai 24. M A R I K I T, 25. Jan April, 26. Random Thoughts 27.the long journey of my life 28. Life's Journey, 29. Wonderful Life, 30. Gen's Palace, 31. Moments I Treasure, 32. Trails N Life, 33. Life Has Began, 34. Simply Amazing, 35. Amazing Life, 36 Sorrounded Everything, 37. Alot To Offer, 38. Travel Blog, 39. Fascinating Life, 40. Blogger Spider Man, 41. Creative in Me 42. Little Peanut 43. Me and Mine 44. Sugar Magnolias-45. Clark & Butchay's Blog 46. Me, Myself and I ; 47. coffeenchoclate; 48. D!V!NE'S CRIB 49. A Multiple's Choice 50. The essence of being a woman 51. your blog is next =)

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I've been tagged by Jovie (thanks girl). The problem is, i'm not sure who to tag, getting back into blogging again....will probably update this once I know who to tag.


I just added cbox in my blog and it took me about 30 minutes to add it to my blogging skill is really rusty :)

I added it so that visitors can easily leave a message. I used tagboard in my previous blog but i got lots of spam messages. Hopefully, cbox is better.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


I'm trying to create a Photobook for Basty. I've created about 6 pages so far. This is supposed to be the cover page.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What will Basty be.....

Basty loves animals. He likes looking at cats and dogs and he likes to imitate their sounds. If we want him to sit steady, we play the baby einstein with animals.

He hums with me when I put him to sleep. Now that he can say some incomprehensible words, he sings with words.

He wows everybody in our condo. Most of the people in the condo knows him. Most of them we don't even know. They refer to us as Basty's mom or Basty's dad. He gets invited to parties.

He does headbang a lot

He can act as if he's crying when he's not. We know he's faking it when there's no tears. He just keeps on wailing....waaaa waaaaa mamama mama maaamma

and the gender is....

I had my pelvic ultrasound last Saturday. I am so happy to say that we are expecting a baby girl and everything looks normal :)

I actually thought we'll have another boy dahil mas malikot sya kesa sa first and mas malaki ang tyan ko ngayon. But we were really hoping for a girl kaya talagang happy kami ngayon. Although kahit boy uli ok lang sa amin. A mother's prayer would always be for a normal child no matter what the gender is.