Wednesday, April 30, 2008


created using powerpoint 2007

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.