Motherhood

Our Baby Girl's Baptism

April 28, 2016



LORD, We bring this miracle to you
so fresh from HEAVEN
and ask that you would hear our PRAYERS
and share our JOY for this day


Pour your HOLY SPIRIT
into this tiny heart
and wrap your loving arms around
this SPECIAL CHILD.
May your GRACE freely shine
into this precious LIFE.
and in all the days ahead,
let this heart rejoice in loving
as your own FORGIVEN CHILD.


As we were BAPTIZED,
so we profess our BELIEF.
As we profess our belief, 
so also we offer PRAISE.



As then BAPTISM has been given us
by our SAVIOR, 
in the name of the FATHER, 
and of the SON,
and of the HOLY GHOST


So, in accordance with our Baptism,


We make the Confession of the CREED, 
and our DOXOLOGY 
in Accordance with our LORD.

-SAINT BASIL






How far along?

November 5, 2015

It's been quite a while, time has past and my baby bump has grown.
I am currently 27 weeks now to be exact, few more days to go and i will be entering my third trimester.




How far along?  27 weeks (nearly 7 months)
Total weight gain/measurements: 130 lbs

Baby Number 2: 16 weeks (4months) pregnant

October 6, 2015


How Far Along: Week 16 (August 29, 2015)

This is a late post. :)


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How far along?  16 weeks (4 months)
Total weight gain/measurements: 128 lbs
Date of Visit: August 29, 2015 at Perpetual Succour Hospital (ultrasound) - OB Check-up (Cortes Gen Hospital)
Blood Pressure: 90/60 
Fundal Height: 30 cm
Baby’s Heart Beat: 150
Maternity clothes:  Bought leggings and maternity dress :)
Stretch marks: Slightly visible
Sleep: Sleep is well. But often get up due to frequent urination but not most of the time.
Best moment this week: Baby ultrasound and heard the heart beat. =)
Miss anything? None as of the moment. 
Movement: None as of the moment.
Food cravings: None as of the moment but i started eating fruits esp peanuts and pineapple and apple, and bananas.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Smoke, nausea and vomitting, dizziness....
Gender:  Not yet known as of the moment.
Labour signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Frequent Urination.
Tummy Changes: Belly Button is still In! Started to see that dark vertical line in my tummy already
Wedding rings: Yes! =)
Mood: Not so moody more of uneasy most of the time due to morning sickness.
Looking forward to: My next prenatal check-up...




Baby Number 2: Expectations and Preparations

September 27, 2015


Hi Mommsies!

I wanted to talk about how life has been but first let me start with a very exciting news! Yes you're right. A and I are pregnant with our number 2.

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Preparing for pregnancy and motherhood is never an easy thing. It's a crazy thing to think that in just a few months I will be a mom of two little brats. lol!
Well my babies are always a treasure to me mommsies.
You know that we all do.

This second pregnancy is very different with my first one, Adrian.
I had to deal with morning sickness in my first trimester and also experienced a little dizziness. It was a very unconfortable moment that there were times I would even eat my dinner and throw it all up and then eat again. With baby number 2, all I had in mind was that if my body could make it with all the pressures at work and at home with my baby boy Adrian who is now by the way three.

I wanted to let you all know that I am also at the same time happy and at the same time in doubt if whether A and I could afford to have another one. I was really surprised when I found out. I told A right away through chat since I was in Ayala that time and all I could think of was that I was just maybe having anemia attacks since I was always feeling drowsy and dizzy, only to find out then that I am pregnant. Yes, two lines on the pregnancy test kit.

A and I could not muffle the words to say and the courage to face yet another milestone of our married life.

Here are some of the things we have experienced with this journey that you might as well take note of:

1. Worrying with our first born child. When we found out, all I had in my mind was Adrian, of course I super love our baby boy and I was worried about his welfare at the same time. I was worried that maybe I would no longer have enough time for him, that I might overlook all his needs. The worry goes on and on, that I tend to neglect myself for our new baby. This is not a good thing mothers, since we need to set enough time for both. It was really hard for me at first since I am a working mom. All I wanted now is for me to slowly accept the reality. The great real deal of having another angel. That to me is just overwhelming which leads me to item number 2.


2. Having a second child can seem to be overwhelming. I have started reading about self help posts related to this and here are some of them.

3. Preparing our First Child for Baby Number 2. Adrian is used to have all our attention in the house most specifically since we are both working, we need to spend more time during the weekends with him. Our budget was the utmost priority during this very moment as well as time. How we manage our time and money now is very essential to all our decisions. That is why for me it was best for us to settle first the priorities before giving birth like out Church Wedding. It was only simple and we even planned it before we knew we were expecting. For me that is the big plus to us since we will now embark on being husband and wife and responsible parents to our children. We learned a lot from the seminar (Pre-cana) which i will also be sharing on my next post. Here are a few which I found helpful.


4. Preparing for another Birth Plan. I gave birth via CS Section with Adrian, so we were fortunate to conceive when Adrian turned three. I was already on the brim of giving up my job since I knew I had to focus with my children and thinking of getting an online home-based job instead. Preparing for another birth is never an easy thing. Every decision you are going to make should benefit yourself, your employer and your family. Decisions are hard during this times for me and A. I knew then that I had to make extra efforts to make this journey all worth and not be a burden to anyone. Here are some helpful posts too:

5. Getting ready for our second baby. The nice things about it is that A and I wouldn't need so many things to buy, what we only need is to prepare the household upon the arrival of the new member to our little family. At least now, we already both know what to do unlike when we had the first one when we had to consult almost anyone especially my mom before we do anything with our little one. It is still very important to declutter the house and provide ample space conducive for the baby. For now, that is our utmost concern and priority as well as planning to buy our own mini refrigerator to store some of our baby foods and milk supplies.

I hope the odds will be on our favor now. We are praying for the best especially a healthy baby and a safe delivery.






Looking back: My Motherhood Journey in Pictures

November 24, 2014













I still yearn for those days, the moments...
A baby just grows up so fast .. I wish i could turn back time through these still images.
This has really been the most wondrous moment of my entire life and i would not change it for anything.

What's your treasured moments with your beloved lil ones mommas?
Care to share?

have a great awesome day ahead! and thanks for reading!


The cold Never bothered me anyway!

January 29, 2014

I feel this so much.... this movie. the sisterly love. I love the song!
I think that every girl should feel the same way, we don't necessarily need a man to save us.
Here are a few quotes, I'd like to share with you about this wonderful movie, FROZEN.



credits to google for the images

New Year with a New Baby Routine

January 10, 2014

Ever since I've been a mom to Adi, I've had to go several routines most especially that I am a working mom.
I know I had to specially knowing for the fact that babies have that their baby routines and changes as they grow up.

Ah, the Joys and Joys of motherhood. =)

As of the moment, Adi sleeps very late, sleep transitions from 7 pm to now 11 pm.
I have to lull him to sleep and put him on my legs just for "lalong" what we usually do is like rocking him but instead of a rocking chair I use both of my legs and sway from left to right and vice versa. He's gone heavier since then and I had to endure a lot of back pains (as far as I could remember.)

His waking moments are about from 6 am to now 8 am, which brings to my attention that he is our live alarm clock, it's a bit funny since I wake up to him pinching my cheeks eyes or just slapping my face. He is still breastfed for at most already 1 year and 5 months already since Aug of 2012.

Going to the office early has been an option for me now. I know I had to move faster so I can make up for lost time and head to office before 10 am. So, what I do I take him up on watching this, Monster's University. I think I have seen this for the nth time already. haha! But it is fine, I loved it too just like my Adi does, too.


 DO NOT DISTURB! hehe




While he watches, ( a few meters away of course to protect his gentle eyes ), I hurry up and take my bath, change, prepare and head on to the office often skipping my breakfast just to be able to get early and knock off early so I can get to him, cuddle, play, breastfed, give him his vitamins and then watch Monster's Inc or Monster's University and the list goes on and on, whichever comes first.

I know that my life will never be the same again, that I don't get to read my fave novels often and spend more time being with friends. But, I will never trade it for anything. Being a mom is way cooler and tougher but what the heck it's pure fun. =) Just like what this quote from momcenter says:

who doesn't love being a mom?

My Baby Boy ADI (my cutie pie)

January 8, 2013

Ever since I became a Mom, I've always felt the overwhelming joy it had brought me. One cannot compare the feeling of being able to finally meet and see the life that was once growing on the belly.


I personally love the fact that I am a woman and that with that I am now able to deliver to the world such an amazing creature that looks a lot like his dad. =). Some parts like his grandparents and more so, having a baby is just incomparable to any material thing in this Earth.

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