Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Pretty Pink Kit by: Lindsay Jane Designs
Journal Strip by Misty Cato

Since I can't get out of the house just to buy an anniversary card for my only one love, I just forced my creative juices to come out and do a layout. This is the farthest thing I could come up as of this moment.

As an anniversary thingy ... I'll share again my entry of our love story I posted on our Wedding Announcer account.

This is my side of the story:

I was a fresh graduate then, applying for a job in Designtech Consultancy and Management. While waiting for the person in charge for my interview, I stayed at their receiving area just in front of the receptionist desk. Then a guy went inside to punch in his DTR card. He's smiling actually and I smiled back. The receptionist was teasing him that time and was about to make his attempt to tease her back when he stepped on something that almost tripped him down. The receptionist laugh so hard, and so did I ... not because natisod siya but because of the laughs they both shared with the incident.
Obviously, I got the job. After that, I was introduced to the whole staff. Heading to the Architectural Dept. where I would meet the person in-charge with me, the person who will sign my logbook for my board exams ... to my surprise ... was the same guy I laughed about that morning ... Oh no! He's my boss!

Arch. Jason D. Jamias, baby face (he was 25 then and I'm 22), very poised, looks serious. I didn't know at first we could get along. He's a jack of all trades, one hell of an alaskador. When he laughs nawawala mata niya. Everybody just loves him. An architect for four years already (after graduation, took the board exam and passed agad! galing ng baby ko), he really knows his craft. No wonder at that age, he handles that position.

As days went by, we became close. He was like a long lost friend. Opposites really attract. He's an introvert and I'm an extrovert. He wasn't just my boss, he became my bestfriend. Every lunch time, he never fails to give me a Tofiluk chocolate bar. He always walks me hanggang sa terminal ng jeep after office hours. He helpedme a lot when it comes to our field. How to master the CAD software, to know how to write BOQ's and the do's and don't of Specs. Writing. Even if work has filed up on him, he still takes time to answer my queries. Sometimes, he lets me checks errors in drawings so that it would be easier for him to revised it in the computer. We write each other through the use of Word Doc and save it in a diskette so we could read it at home. Lahat ng angst namin sa work nakalagay dun. Ang corny ba? Nah I don't think so. Knowing Jason, that's something sweet kasi wala sa personalidad niya yun.
He's courting somebody that time. I became his "ligaw" consultant. But little did he know, I became jealous of that girl everytime we talked about her. He even have a picture of her on his desktop. And kainis pa dun, some of our officemates tells me they thought it was me when viewd from afar ... heller??? mas maganda kaya ako dun?

As friends, I gathered all my guts for us to talked about our very complicated relationship. I don't want myself to be left hanging. I know there's something going on between us but we're both afraid we'll gonna lose the friendship if love will come our way. I didn't get the answer right away. Play safe siya kumbaga. My treatment towards him became cold. Phone calls became less, I tend to be more masungit and mataray towards him pero he's there pa rin and never left me.

One fine day, the moment was right but not the right place (literally, it is not the right place hahaha!), July 6, 2000, we became "us". I made my bestfriend the happiest person alive. I'm his first and he was my last. And for almost six years of being together... Finally, I'm going to marry my bestfriend.

And here's Jason side of the story:

I met Sheryl in our office at Designtech as a CAD operator. She saw me first having a blooper (what a nice way to see me at first time, hehehehe), I was tripped by a cabinet handle at our secretary’s table while she was sitting at the waiting area. Sheryl giggled at my blooper that time.

Actually I’m the supervisor of the Architectural division in our office, so I handle all the CAD operators including Sheryl. Sheryl just graduated in college when she started working; obviously she tends to ask me questions on how to do some drawings and advises how to simplify commands in AutoCAD program. We eat lunch sitting beside each other, share stories during lunch break, even exchange letters about our life, and accompany her to a jeepney terminal wherein she rides to get home. From thereon we developed a special friendship, and some of our officemates usually talks about our being so close with each other.

During that time I’m courting a girl named Nil, I usually asked Sheryl how to make my date memorable. Sheryl on the other hand had a crush with one of our CAD operators named Arnel, I got jealous when I knew that. Every after date I made, I share with her stories what had happened to my date. But some of the stories about my date are just made up, because I want to see her reactions if she will also get jealous. I think I got my purpose from doing that.

Then came the unexpected day, we had a general membership meeting at the UAP Capitol Chapter. Sheryl joined us to fix ourselves together with our friends Dex and Dax. A question that can never be answered by “NO”, I was asked by Dex, what’s the real thing between us, then Sheryl asked me the same question, I was silenced and answered...

WE’RE GETTING MARRIED ON OCTOBER 28, 2006. (did I answered the question?)
Enough of the mushy stuff... To my labs, I know words can't express how much I feel for you. I'm just thankful to God that we have survived the 1st year of our lives together and looking forward to the next coming years. And I know next year is the best anniversary we will gonna have because of the little angel that will be coming this May of 2008. Thank you for taking care of me coz I know I've been a pain in the neck lately due to pregnancy woes and all. I'm sure it would all be worth it. I love you so much! Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Baby "J" at 8 Weeks

Here's our baby's ultrasound at 8 weeks done last Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007:

First time I heard his/her heartbeat during ultrasound. Nakakatuwa!

Super liit pa niya no? Wonder what he/she look like on his/her next ultrasound hehehe!

The hemorrhage is still there but only a little of what I have 2 weeks ago. That means more bed rest again ... bawal matagtag. I will take Duphaston for a month ... grabe nagiging vitamins na namin ni Baby J yung Duphaston ah. 4 days ago nga pala, nag-blood spotting ako. Ewan ko kung bakit, basta pagkagising ko, may blood sa undies ko. I freaked out, actually iyak ako ng iyak ... natatakot kasi ako. So as Jason, nakita ko na namumula mata niya (mukhang umiyak). Alam ko worried siya pero di lang niya pinapakita sa akin para di ako matakot . Pinapatahan nga niya ako kasi makakadagdag sa stress yun. Eh anong magagawa ko, natatakot ako no! Anyway, nung afternoon naman nagstop na yung bleeding kaya ok na ako ulit. Complete bed rest ako that day. As in breakfast, lunch at dinner in bed. At wag ka.. may pizza pa for meryenda just to make me relax.

Yesterday, we went to an allergologist. I told OB that it's been a week that I've been having asthma attack. Hindi siya nawawala, it keeps on coming back. Kaya my OB referred me to Dra. Lim, a pediatrician and an allergologist. She explained to me sometimes asthma and other allergies are caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. When she heard na medyo mabigat nga ang paghinga ko, she prescribed Bricanyl syrup, 1 tsp. every 6 hours round the clock! It's safe for the baby naman, actually pampakapit daw yun. Kaya yun ang binibigay nila sa mga buntis palagi who have asthma. Sa skin allergy naman, she told me to observe muna everything I eat. Because nag-va-vary daw ang allergic reactions sa food during pregnancy. The best solution is avoidance. Pero kung talagang malakas ang allergies ko daw sa skin, saka na niya ako bibigyan ng skin test. I'll be coming back on Wednesday. Sana nga magwork na yung Bricanyl... ayoko din kasi mag-steroids coz it's bad for the baby. Sana ngayong first trimester lang to. Sana next trimester wala na.

Oh God help me!