Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby J @ 21 Weeks

Some snaps of baby J's congenital screening last Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.

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Oval Tag by: Anne Langpap (Two Peas in a bucket June 07 Freebie)
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Baby J is a ... myspace graphic comments

Yup, it's a girl ... big hunch ko pa naman it's a boy... before I'll tell you about the congenital screening, kwento ko muna what happened yesterday.

Since Thursday kasi di kumikilos si Baby J. Medyo napraning nanaman ako and may I text si OB about what's happening. She told me to go to FEU Hospital sa Pay Treatmeant Room at hintayin ko daw yung resident OB dun. She wants to know baby J's heart tone. Pagkadating ni Jason galing sa clieant meeting eh dumiretso agad kami sa hospital. Nandun na ang OB pero wala pa ang doppler... naliligaw pa ... namasyal mag-isa ang doppler hehehe. Nung napakinggan naman ang heart tones ni Baby J, normal naman. In other words, nasa deep sleeping state si Baby J. Or she's doing some moves pero small lang kaya di ko masyado nararamdaman. Then my OB texted me na tomorrow na ako magpa-congenital screening, kasabay ng sister niya. Super na-excite nanaman kami ni Jason ... sa wakas malalaman na namin yung gender ni baby weeeeeeeeee!

Since biglaan ang decision ni OB sa aking congenital screening, eh hindi nanaman nakasama si Jason. Ang bilin naman niya, pag nalaman ko na ang gender tawagan ko daw siya agad. Kasama ko si mom at dad sa ultrasound room. Everytime the sonologist would tell it's diagnosis, I can hear my mom saying "Hay, salamat sa Diyos". So kung 15 diagnosis yun, naka 15 na "Salamat sa Diyos" din siya. Lalo na nung nalaman na ang gender ni Baby J eh girl ... I can't forget the look at mom and dad's face ... grabe PRICELESS! I wish I have my camera. Sarap nila kunan ng picture wahahaha! Yung ngiti di natatanggal. At first naman talaga, they wanted a girl pag galing sa akin ang apo. Pero gusto niya pag galing kina kuya at kay bunso, gusto niya lalaki para may bearer ng family name hehehe.

According to

How your baby's growing:

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. His eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed. And you can certainly feel him move. He's oblivious to your schedule, though, so don't be surprised if he starts working out just when you're settling down for the night. If you're having a girl, her vagina is formed now, though it will continue to develop until birth.

Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

How your life's changing:

You're probably feeling pretty comfortable these days. You're not too big yet, and the usual aches and pains associated with early pregnancy are, for the most part, gone. Relax and enjoy it while you can — the third trimester will bring some mild discomfort from carrying a baby who is nearly full-term.

That's not to say you don't have some minor glitches to deal with now. Increased oil production may have given you a mild case of acne, for example. If that's the case, be diligent about washing well with a gentle soap and water twice a day, but don't take any oral acne medications — or even use any topical acne products — without checking with your practitioner first.

You're also prone to varicose veins now (especially if your mom has them). That's because pregnancy puts added pressure on the veins in your legs. (Your blood volume is increased and your uterus puts pressure on the inferior vena cava, the large vein that returns blood from the lower half of your body to your heart.) As if that's not enough, an increase in the hormone progesterone causes the walls of your blood vessels to relax, so as your baby and uterus grow, the veins can become more and more prominent. Varicose veins tend to worsen with each pregnancy, and while they're most likely to show up in your legs, they can also appear on your vulva.

If your legs ache, put maternity support hose on first thing in the morning. Increasing your circulation with a brisk walk each day can also help, as can elevating your legs and sleeping on your left side with your feet propped up with a pillow.
So now, we are on the name hunt already. Ang daming pangalan na cute pero kailangan isa lang ang mapili hahaha! Oh well! Goodluck to us!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Birthday and New Year's Celebration

I've been slacking in updating my blog again. Since our housemaid left last Dec. 28, there were some responsibilities again that I have to handle like cooking the food for the family and doing the dirty dishes. Gardening, the dogs, and house cleaning was kuya and Jason's responsibility. I've been keeping myself busy lately. My OB told me that some of the symptoms I've been encountering this past few days are just normal and nothing to worry about. She told me to keep myself busy so as not to concentrate too much on my pregnancy and live normal. In other words ... napapraning lang daw ako hehehe!

Last Dec. 30, I celebrated my 30th birthday ... yes, I'm another year older. Hay o hay! Well, that's life, ika nga nila lahat naman tayo patungo dun. So far, lahat naman na na-envision ko na mangyayari sa akin bago ako mag-30 eh nangyari na except to ride a plane and travel abroad. Yun lang ... anyway, magagawa ko naman yun even if I'm married and have kids di ba?

Springtime Quickpage by: Alma Townsend

Yup, this is me on the day of my birthday. We didn't plan na maghanda pa sa bahay kasi ayoko na mapagod dahil wala na nga kaming maid. But when my friend, Me-anne told me they're coming for my birthday, eh nagpa-deliver na ako sa Goldilocks! Good thing, I have a friend there who works in Goldilocks. I just texted my order and on the day of my birthday, it's ready to pick up na. Ang saya nga may gift pa ako hihihi!
Credits: Celebrate Frame Element by: Lindsay Jane Designs

Yan lang matino namin shots that day wahahaha! Ang kukulit no? And ang tummy ko... looks so like bilbil hehehe!

Credits: Girl Thing Pink Flower Background by: by: Lynnie Smith of Younique Photos Grungy Pastel Journal Element by: Lindsay Jane Designs

Here are some of the gifts I got from them. Natuwa ako sa gift ni Angie, hindi talaga nila ginagawa to for sale sa Goldilocks, pero nagpa-personalized siya just for me. And mind you, sarap nung cake na yan. Royal icing ba naman binamit.... cake pambata hehehe. I so love the bag Relly and Me-anne gave me. I haven't used it but I'm sure I'll be using it anytime soon hehehe. Vena gave all her friends this cute dog stuff toy ... and it's so sweet of her at naalala niya ako. But the best gift I've receive this year is the coming of baby "J" on May 2008. Just like what Jason told me, it's the best gift ever hehehe! Oh, hubby bought me the Harry Potter 7 book and My Baby Book. Never been so happy!

After my birthday comes New Year's Eve. We have a simple medya noche dinner ... leftover from yesterdays feast hehehe and some lechon, a gift from our ninong in Cebu weeeee! No videoke for that night since it's so foggy outside because of the fumes coming from fireworks. I was forced to wear a surgical mask during the event ... here are some of the photos:

Sino ba yan buntis na yan? Ang laki ng pata? wahahaha! Ngayon ko lang na-realize, di manlang ako nagbihis ng maayos for the New Year celebration hehehe. Di bale ok lang yun ... ayoko din kasi mapagod yung maglalaba sa amin wahahaha! So thats it... hope everybody had a blast in welcoming the new year. Sana maging maunlad ang ating bagong taon. - The place for myspace comments, glitters, graphics, backgrounds and codes