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.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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...
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Yesterday, an envelope from Parenting.com 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.
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!
Monday, April 28, 2008
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...
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
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 friend Gerthy gave me this rose. So sweeet! Thanks sis!.
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, OK|
|23. Charlotte, NC||-||10. San Diego, CA|
|22. Dallas-Forth Worth, TX||-||9. Little Rock, AR|
|21. Louisville, KY||-||8. New Orleans, LA|
|20. Harrisburg, PA||-||7. Birmingham, AL|
|19. Tulsa, OK||-||6. Knoxville, TN|
|18. Nashville, TN||-||5. Jackson, MS|
|17. Greenville, SC||-||4. Augusta, GA|
|16. McAllen, TX||-||3. Johnson City, TN|
|15. Stockton, CA||-||2. Greensboro, NC|
|14. 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)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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.
This is for parents who plans to use or using disposable diapers which I eventually will, too.
Monday, April 21, 2008
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 guy I’ve been talking to will say, ‘Who’s your friend?’ And inevitably the girl he’s interested in is one of my shorter pals
Read more here.
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.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I searched about breastfeeding on the net and found helpful infos for moms-to-be like me.
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:
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.
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
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!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Worldwide Link Love! Participants:
1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Catherine (Malaysia)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7. Marilyn (USA)
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Monday, April 14, 2008
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
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
Ikay nag-iisa ikaw lang sa mundo
Ang may pusong wagas ganyan ang tulad mo
Sunday, April 13, 2008
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 :
Thursday, April 10, 2008
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 cause
Since 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 of the sperm.
- Ovulation predictor kit: You can buy these over the counter at the drug store for about $30. These kits will help you determine whether or not you are ovulating on a regular schedule (and, if you are, alert you as to your most fertile times of the month).
- Blood test: Around day 22 of your cycle, your doctor can do some simple blood tests to look at your levels of hormones like progesterone and prolactin—which can affect ovulation.
- Hysterogram: If you appear to be ovulating just fine, your doctor may want to assess the condition of your fallopian tubes. In this procedure, the doctor injects dye into the tubes and uses as x-ray to look for any blockages that could be preventing the passage of the egg and sperm as they attempt to fertilize and then travel to the uterus.read the whole info here from MSN
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
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.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
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.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
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My sister, again, customized this picture through imikimi.com. 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.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
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 training and weren't licensed until 1902. America inherited the English model of midwifery.
Early American midwives usually learned their craft through apprenticeship and tradition. They remained ignorant of scientific advances in fighting infection through hygiene and drugs such as penicillin. By the early 20th century, women and their babies were more likely to die under the care of midwives than under the care of doctors.
Around this time, American medical doctors began a campaign against midwifery in the press, the courts, and Congress. They cited the poor outcomes for mothers and babies under the care of midwives. Today's research into the first few decades of the 20th century suggests that doctors may also have wanted a greater market share of the maternity business and, therefore, didn't welcome competition from midwives.
Whatever the doctors' motivations, the rate of midwife-attended births dropped during and after the campaign. But the widespread criticism from the medical establishment prompted the foundation of the first certified American nurse-midwifery school in 1933. It aimed to incorporate the necessary medical training into midwifery's traditional approach to pregnancy and labor. source
Friday, April 04, 2008
Here, four common alternatives to the standard way to birth a baby:
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 midwife, at home.
Its popularity: Ten years ago, there weren’t any certified professional midwives—midwives who only deliver babies at home. (Nurse-midwives, on the other hand, can perform deliveries in the home or medical setting.) Now, there are 1,000 of these home-only licensed midwives, and they’re busy.
The pros: You’re in the comfort of your own home. Jessica Lee, a 25-year-old from Franklin Park, Ill., recently tried it. “I labored leaning over the washing machine, couch and sitting on the toilet,” Lee says. “Then I gave birth on our bed, lying on my side. Being at home was an amazing experience.”
Lee had a doctor with her, but others opt for a midwife or a nurse instead.
Plus with a home birth, you can feel like you’re reverting to an earlier era. “With the exception of the last 50 years, people have been having babies at home,” says Kimber Pasquali, an editor at Mothering magazine, who herself gave birth at home.
The cons: If your pregnancy is considered high risk, it’s not a good idea. Most insurance companies don’t cover at-home midwives. If there are complications, you are rushed to the hospital, losing precious time.
Hypnosis for labor
What it is: You learn how to hypnotize yourself to get rid of the fear and tension, which in turn alleviates pain. Mantras include “I don’t need an epidural. I don’t bleed much.” Husbands can give moms prompts during delivery.
Its popularity: In the late ’90s, there were only a few hundred labor-hypnosis teachers in the U.S.; now there are more than 3,000.
The pros: Sheri Menelli, author of Journey Into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth and a birthing hypnosis instructor herself, says hypnosis “allows you to think about childbirth as a natural sensation.”
“Don’t think, ‘I am being torn apart,’ ” says Menelli, who lives in San Diego. “Giving birth doesn’t have to be excruciating; you just have to change how you feel about it.”
The cons: It might not work for you.
What it is: Bringing your doula (a person who provides emothional and physical support to the mother before, during and after birth) or midwife to the hospital; choosing a birthing center or a hospital’s birthing area.
Its popularity: DONA International, a longtime doula organization, has grown its membership from 750 in 1994 to more than 5,500 today. Barbara Harper, author of Gentle Birth Choices, says many of her reader e-mails are from women who are “too afraid” to have babies at home, but want to incorporate alternative methods in the hospital.
The pros: You get the best of both worlds. Having a doula around can ease the stress. If you’re in the birthing area of a hospital, you get a homey room, with pretty bedding, paintings on the walls, sometimes a jetted tub and full medical services just a floor away. But even if you’re in a regular room, you can still create an atypical experience.
Cara Halstead Cea of Pleasantville, N.Y., had a midwife-nurse help her through delivery. “The labor was long and grueling, and I used soothing music, aromatherapy, acupuncture and hypnosis,” Halstead Cea says. “I truly was peaceful throughout the ordeal.” She’s glad she was at the medical center: Her son was born with respiratory problems and was whisked away to intensive care.
The cons: Some hospitals might not be as flexible with your music and aromatherapy choices, especially if you’re not in a birthing room. Sally Farhat
Thursday, April 03, 2008
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.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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
JOB DESCRIPTION :
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, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION :
None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you
None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION
Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays andno stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.
Thanks to Avee2 for this heartbreaking meme(lol.
I am passing this to the following : mari, Shimumsy and Liza and the PARENTS you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, letting them know they are appreciated for the fabulous job they do... or forward with love to anyone thinking of applying for the job.
** AND A FOOTNOTE 'THERE IS NO RETIREMENT -- EVER!!!