Showing posts from April, 2008

Done with the test

A long day is finally over. We arrived at the hospital at about 10Am today and left at 2PM. As I've said, the test ran for 3 hours. The nurse had to draw blood from me for 4 times. I didn't have much problem with it. She can do it as many times as she wants to. The only complaint I had was my hunger. I was only allowed to drink water. I had to skip dinner (last night), breakfast and lunch today just for that test. So weak was I, but had nothing to do but to obey what I had been told to do so. Just glad it's over now. I am just waiting for the result which will probably be ready on the next days. Hope it's fine.

Be back this afternoon...maybe

Last week, I was in the hospital for my monthly check-up and a 28 week lab test. Well, yesterday I got the result. The doctor called me up for information. It ain't positive at all. My blood sugar is a 'lil bit high and for that, I have to repeat the test which would run up to 3 hours. Not an hour anymore like last week. I will have again that glucose drink and then wait for 3 hours before they drawn blood from me for testing. I had to fast (dinner and breakfast) just for this test as advised by the doctor. I didn't fast last week though and maybe that's why I got that result. Now, I am really gonna follow what has been told for me to do...don't wanna repeat this test. Hopefully, it would be fine this time...

A bill from

Yesterday, an envelope from arrived. When I opened it, I was pissed off reading the note for a 20$ subscription which I will be paying. How would I pay such amount where I never get any magazines from them? Most of all I never subscribe. I don't need those magazines since I can get informations online. I really hate this kind of thing.

Thoughtful Anne

gifts from Tita Anne for baby Dannielle

Truly, you can meet somebody online -- partner or friends. I met my hubby and a lot of friends thru the net. Anne is one of them. I just dunno why we get along this great. It's like we met a long time ago and been friends for a century. We actually call each other now as "best", short for bestfriend. We're online bestfriends.

Today, I received two boxes from her in my mailbox. She already told me ahead that she sent something for me or for Dannielle though. What's really great is that, I never really expected she would do this kind of thing. She's just so thoughtful and I really like her for that (not because of the gift of course). Her thoughtfulness is beyond giving gifts, she always do come by or visit my blogs as often as she can like almost 3 times a day or more and even communicates with me thru e-mails.

Thanks sis for the friendship!

Baby shower photos

Here are the photos I promised. I know some of you are very eager to view these pics. It's kinda late as I was really tired. I rested the whole day though. My ninja power is starting to be fine now (lol).

Note : You can laugh with my photos as I do admit I really look bad (lol) hahaha...

Preparing for the shower

It's 12:11AM here and here I am, still wide awake. I've been cleaning the house for hours. I want everything to look presentable for everybody tomorrow. I started with the car park which will be used by the guys and some kids for games. I washed it with soap and water for a fresh smell. Followed to that was the whole house including the porch. I rearranged the furnitures in the living area and added some plants. Tired as I am but satisfied with the result and I'm ready for tomorrow. This is the only contribution I have and I should be thankful for it. I didn't spend any penny for this occasion.

I will be posting some pics soon.

Baby shower for Dannielle...countdown

Tomorrow, Dannielle will be showered with wishes, gifts and everything. The party is organized by Chad's family and Tanya, Chad's friend. Actually, there were a lot then who wanted to host the party. They are so excited for our baby.

Clothes, toys and gears filled Dannielle's room now. Take note that the shower is set tomorrow and we got all those stuff. What more after the shower?

It's just a blessing for me and Chad. Our baby is so lucky, too, having these people around us giving her special attention though she's not born yet.

A red rose from Gerthy

A friend Gerthy gave me this rose. So sweeet! Thanks sis!.

This reminds of special occasions such as birthdays, and oh! mother's day and more. I was just searching for a website where I could send flowers to my mom on Mother's day a couple of minutes ago.
Anyway, let me forward this rose to my loving and thoughtful online friends. To chechay, del, cheerful, ging, gmunchkin, gracey, nina, tess, tricia and vannie here's a red rose for ya'll.

America's worst cities for allergies

This season is very common for allergy which couldn't stop you from sneezing. The reason behind this is climate change and weather patterns which caused trees to ordinarily bloom over the course of a month to pollinate at once. So before it gets worse, just go to the nearest drugstore for a medication.

Here's the bottom 25 from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America :
25. Philadelphia, PA - 12. Mobile, AL 24. Tampa, FL-11. Oklahoma City, OK23. Charlotte, NC-10. San Diego, CA22. Dallas-Forth Worth, TX-9. Little Rock, AR21. Louisville, KY-8. New Orleans, LA20. Harrisburg, PA-7. Birmingham, AL19. Tulsa, OK-6. Knoxville, TN18. Nashville, TN-5. Jackson, MS17. Greenville, SC-4. Augusta, GA16. McAllen, TX-3. Johnson City, TN15. Stockton, CA-2. Greensboro, NC14. Omaha, NE-1. Lexington, KY (Worst U.S. City for Allergies)13. South Bend, IN
Is your city included? Mine is not! Yepeeeyy... but why I have allergy, too? (lol)

Present today!

I was absent yesterday due to scheduled monthly check-up. The last monthly check-up that me and DAnnielle had. After that, we'll be back after 2 weeks. Twice in a month til I give birth. I had my 28 lab test yesterday which took us hours to stay in the doctor's clinic or hospital. I had a bottle of glucose drink for diabetes and blood was drawn from me for TB, HIV and everything.

Are we fine? Yes, we are. I was so glad that again, I heard Dannielle's heartbeat. She even kicked when the doctor manipulated that tool on my tummy. She was so cooperative as the doctor said. My tummy's measurement was perfect. We just have to wait for the lab test result on Monday.

Ouchhh!... my back

This is it! What I've been expecting since has come. My back is really hurting. I know it has something to do with pregnancy. My baby is getting heavier as well as my breasts. Before, I can sleep with just a pillow under my head but not anymore nowadays. I have two pillows to elevate my back and head. It helps though. Still have over 2 months to sacrifice. After that...let's see. No more back pains but I know it'll be more than that.

Steps on how to change baby's diaper

Dating tips for short guys and tall women

Here are the tips written by Elizabeth Roehrig:

Hurdle #1: Fewer men approach tall women
Many of my tall friends, myself included, are very open to dating shorter men—the problem is often that they steer clear of us, thinking that we’re “too tall” given the expectation that guys will loom over their dates. Patricia Barba, 34, of Greenwich, CT, who’s just shy of six feet, had a male co-worker spell out to her why she’s so often left on the sidelines. “We were at our holiday party, and a co-worker who’s around my height asked if I’d like to dance. I said yes and mentioned that not many men ask me to dance, and he said it’s because men must find my height imposing. That was hard to hear!” Other times, men aren’t so straightforward and their preferences come across in the form of a subtler snub. “When I’m out at a bar, I’m the one who talks to all the guys and gets the conversation going,” says Richelle, 27, who’s 6’ and from Boston. “But usually at the end of the evening, the …

A baby boy causes depression for moms?

If this is true, then I am glad as I am having a baby girl. My husband worries about me having a severe postpartum depression after I give birth to our angel. I do always tell him not to worry. I will try to hold or handle it. We will, with his help. So far, this doesn't affect me as I haven't heard from new moms (friends) about this. I hope I won't.

I was checking my e-mail and found this information on the main page of MSN. Please click child's gender factors into postpartum depression to read the whole article of Lisa Farino.


I have my mind set that I will breastfeed my baby. Firstly, I want her to be healthy. One more thing, the savings that we'll have. Instead of buying formula, we'll just spend for other necessities like her diapers, vitamins, insurance and more.

I searched about breastfeeding on the net and found helpful infos for moms-to-be like me.

Definition :
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from a woman's breasts, not from a baby bottle or other container. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk.

The following are links about breastfeeding:
breastfeedingbreastfeeding : strategies for successhow to breastfeedhow to stop breastfeeding

The Ultimate Answering Service

I can't imagine a business or any huge companies having no answering services. It's a chaos for everybody from the investor, workers down to customers.

In a world of technology, most establishments already have their answering services. Some are connected to the trusted answering service in the country, the Map Communications. Let me give you some infos as to how Map Communications succeed and why customers trusted them for years. Map Communications specialize call handling for a wide range of industries -- attorneys, cable TV and utility providers, doctors and health care providers, franchises, government, higher education, information technology, small and home-based businesses and many more. Map communications has the ultimate answering service since 1991. The industry is the leader for providing quality Answering Services and enhanced call center solutions for huge and famous businesses.

Their answering service can be customized to meet different business' needs. So whe…

Fishing time...

This blog of mine is just a month old. It wasn't my intention to make some bucks out of it but again, I was encouraged to.

Actually, it was out of my expectation that payperpost would approved it right away. I just submitted it this morning and the approval notice was in my inbox later this afternoon. That was so quick of payperpost. Thanks PPP!

Too bad that opps were aloof today and wasn't able to catch even one.

Tomorrow I hope!

Baby in the basket

Isn't it cute? I always look at this picture. This niece of mine loves to be in the basket, pail and or anything that she's stuck in it.

She looks so happy but she's poor. Her parents left her when she was still a month old. Louise is my niece by my brother. My bro really didn't leave her for good. It just so happen that he's a military and have no choice but to serve. He goes home once or twice a year which makes them see each other rarely. He can't take care of the baby as well. My brother's gf, Louise' mom never came back to see her. She said she'll be back in a week to take care of something in Manila and never did.

Louise will be a year old this July. Glad my parents are taking care of this sweet lil girl. She's just lucky enough she's the first grandchild. Everybody is delighted of having her.

World Wide Link Love

Thanks to Mylou for this tag.

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Join the Worldwide Link Love!
Benefits of Worldwide Link Love!

1. Make new friends around the world.
2. Feel the Link Love.
3. Gain new readers and subscribers.


1. Copy from ~start copying here ~ to ~ end copying here ~ and paste it on your blog.
2. At the end of the list, put your name and the country your in, it doesn’t matter what’s your nationality just put the country where you are publishing your blog. Don’t forget to put links at your name.
3. If u have many blogs, you can link all of it, just make sure you post the same on each blog.
4. Tag eight (8) or more of your blog friends.
5. Tip for blogspot users: make sure you copy and paste the code in Compose mode.

Wanna join, and you can’t find your name on the list? Just leave a comment here.

Worldwide Link Love! Participants:

1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Catherine (Malaysia)
3. shimumsy(u.s.a)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7. Marilyn (USA)
8. Kate Ashley (USA)

Awit Kay Inay

A friend here asked me then about my background music. Also, I got compliments for it. Thanks to you! The song "Awit ky Inay" is performed by Carol Banawa. I have chosen this as my background music as my blog also talks about motherhood. Also, to give tribute to all the mothers.

Like you, the first time I heard this song, I really felt a pinch in my heart. Just that I realized how great my mother is and oftentimes rejected those goodness.

So friends here's the lyrics.

May hihigit pa ba sa isang katulad mo
Inang mapagmahal na totoo
Lahat nang buti ay naroon sa puso
Buhay man ay handang ialay mo
Walang inang matitiis ang isang anak
Ika'y dakila at higit ka sa lahat

Ang awit na ito ay alay ko sa iyo
Ang himig at titik ay pag-ibig sa puso ko
Ika'y nagiisa Ikaw lang sa mundo
Angmay pusong wagas ganyan ang tulad mo

Lahat ibibigay lahat gagawin mo
Ganyan lagi ikaw sa anak mo
Lahat nang buti nya ang laging hangad mo
Patawad ay lagi sa puso mo....

Walang inang matitiis ang isang anak

Cord blood banking

I've been receiving mails from different organizations and agencies pertaining to cord blood banking. I am not new to this anymore as I read some infos from magazines and from the booklets sent to me by cord blood banking companies. This process is indeed helpful for my baby's future as well as to her siblings (if ever we want more). This is like a miracle medicine that cures cancers and other sickness. I want to but this is really so expensive. How I wish I am that rich to provide anything for my baby.

Anyways, I found informations about cord blood banking and perhaps sharing this to you would be quite helpful as well. Just click the following links to access the infos :
cord blood bankingcord blood banking

Fertility Treatments

There are couple who barely can't conceive a child because of infertility. If you're you are one of them, then this info is best for you to read.

Looking for the causeSince the causes of infertility are just as likely to lie with the man as with the woman, both halves of a couple should have some basic tests if they are having trouble getting pregnant. All of these can be done at your regular gynecologist’s office (or, in the case of semen analysis, at the urologist), are inexpensive, and in many cases will be covered by insurance. “It makes sense to start with these non-invasive tests since they can yield a lot of meaningful information very easily,” says Minkin.Semen analysis: It takes two to make a baby, so it’s important for the male partner to have his semen analyzed to screen for any potential problems. A lab will analyze the sample to check for the volume of sperm, the thickness of the fluid, the motility of the sperm (how fast they swim around), and the shape…

Baby with 2 faces born in India

A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village. She is doing great despite of her appearance. She is now worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess according to the parents.

The baby is named Lali. She has this rare condition which they call the craniofacial duplication, wherein a single head has two faces. All of Lali's facial features are duplicated. She has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes except for her ears.

Danica Sotto, Marc Pingris expecting a boy

Yesterday, I watched Startalk , a showbiz talk show that aires every Saturday afternoon on GMA-7 . As an expectant mom, too, I am delighted that Danica Sotto, daughter of Vic Sotto is having a baby boy. She's due to give birth in June which is a month ahead my due date.

Danica is married to Mark Pingris, a cager. Pingris is very happy that his first baby is a boy. According to him, he will have somebody to play with and of course, watch Danica when he's not around.

Meanwhile, the Sotto family are getting more excited to see the first grandchild same thing with Mark's family. Read the report of GMA-7 entertainment here.

Disclosure Policy of A Mom's Note

This policy is valid from 21 March 2008.

This blog contains information personally written and edited by me. Other information herein is taken from reliable sources, basically from other websites that I am not claiming my own. Credits are given to the original source/s beneath each entries.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising are in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network and are identified as paid advertisements.

I amcompensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representati…

Pretty babies

My sister, again, customized this picture through She sent this as a comment on my friendster profile. I can't help myself but to laugh. Louise, my niece' face is so funny. Oh. I can't wait to see these little angels playing with my own little girl. Hay na lng!...I wanna hug you babies.

History of midwives

It's very common in the Philippines that midwives attend to a pregnant needs. Aside from their charge is cheap or free of charge, you can also ask their help at no monetary cost. Not to mention to go to your house for a check-up in case you have trouble going to the health centers. Midwives are commonly paid by the government but there are some who have their own clinics.

Now, I wanna share with you how midwifery/midwives started. It's important to know the history for our own understanding.

The word "midwife" comes from Old English and means "with woman." Midwives have helped women deliver babies since the beginning of history. References to midwives are found in ancient Hindu records, in Greek and Roman manuscripts, and even in the Bible. As early as 1560, Parisian midwives had to pass a licensing examination and abide by regulations to practice. Not all midwives had this level of education, however. English midwives received little formal train…

Four Birthing Alternatives

Here, four common alternatives to the standard way to birth a baby: Water birth What it is: Sitting in water—usually a special, deep tub—and giving birth. Its popularity: Water Birth International, which sells special birthing tubs, said that in 1991, just two hospitals in the U.S. used its tubs. Now, that number is at 300 and counting. The pros: It’s more comfortable, there’s less chance of the vagina tearing, and when the babies emerge, it’s not such a shock to them—they’ve been in fluid for the past nine months. “With my first child born in a bed, I had six stitches,” says Dawn Glossa, a 35-year-old who recently had a baby in a Chicago hospital’s tub. “But with my second baby, I didn’t have any [stitches]. Labor was faster, and I broke my water naturally this time. The water made everything easier.” The cons: Though it’s rare, babies can drown, their umbilical cord can snap and mom or baby can get an infection. Home sweet home What it is: Having your baby, usually with a midwi…

Black underarm

Another dilemma of mine. My armpits are dark now...huhuhu...It wasn't like this before anyway. Just hoping it'll get lighter or will back to normal after I gave birth.

My angel is yours, too!

Been tagged by my dear friend pinaymama . Thanks so much mama Joy!

Friends are hard to find. Yes! you can have numerous of them around but only few and you just can count with your bare hands the real one.

Have friends in person and in the blogosphere.

I keep my friends especially those I know and have proven true to me.

Hope you, too!

I am tagging MJshurrah, Julai and Jackie 2.

Parent Job Description Tag

PARENT Job Description :
This is hysterical. If it had been presented this way,I don't believe any of us would have done it!!!!

Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma, Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Papa, Pop

Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed Extensive courier duties also required.

The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, th…