Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tips! Tips! Tips!

Jason and I are first time parents. We always make it a point to consult advices from our friends and family on what things to be bought for baby J. Good thing one of my friend and ka-bloggie Azrael shared some buying tips for soon to be parents. I've been bugging him for days on what to buy for baby J. And he got inspired to blog about his shopping experience for his baby Aila.

So if you need some tips, maybe he can help you. Don't worry, it's so informative and entertaining as well. I was laughing so hard when I read his post (sorry bro, can't help it!) Don't forget to leave some love on his blog if you liked his entry. He wanted to know what soon to be parents would react on his entry hehehe!

Oh Az, thanks for the MP3's ... Baby J liked it so much ... she's up all day. I think she enjoyed listening.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nice Surprise

I wasn't expecting this one. Mom's friend promised me that she will share some of the expenses for my baby shower. But due to busy schedules and hard to find friends to have this occasion, she told me to use the money nalang to buy Baby J's things. So, last weekend while Dad was in Laoag for my late grandpa's birthday bash and Jason was in Pampanga for a UAP Capitol Chapter Conference, Mom, Kuya Stan, Butchoy and me went to the mall to shop. My mom was aching to have her feet massage while Kuya Stan and Butchoy is itching to buy new clothes (as usual sweldo kasi) kaya sumama ako. I had money enough to buy all of this ...

I could feel that Baby J was so happy ... coz while we were having a talk with the saleslady, she's so malikot. Avent has a promo, whenever you buy a set of their products, you get a 4oz feeding bottle for free. Since I bought 2 (sterilizer and breastpump), we have 2 4oz bottle for free. Included with the sterilizer and breastpumps some freebies like pacifier, 2 feeding bottles, bottle brush cleaner, bottle nipples, and nursing pads. Hindi na muna kami bibili ng maraming bottles. Sabi naman ni Mom if I'm planning to breastfeed exclusively, baka nga daw di magamit yan mga yan hehehe. So far ok na muna yan 6 bottles.

Thanks to Ate Del for the gifts!

Now let me check my list ... so far so good!

Shirts,Pajama/Night Time Wear, Going Home Outfit, Newborn Diaper, Baby Wipes, Baby Toiletries, Baby Book, Breastpump, Robe, Nursing Bra, Mittens, Bottles, Bottle Nipples etc., Stroller, Booties and Cap, Towel/Blanket, Cloth diapers and Diaper clips, Diaper Cream, Baby J's first aid kit, Baby Classical CD's, Bathtubs, Toys, Crib/Playpen, Beddings, Pillows, Sterilizer, Bibs, Pacifier, High Chair,Books, Diaper Bag, Baby Sling

Weeeeeee .... konti nalang! Hay, we still have plenty of time ... we still have less than 2 months to do all that. Hirap talaga pag lagi busy si hubby, pero natutuwa naman ako kasi pag maraming project marami dadating na blessing :) Thanks you Lord for all your help mwah!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Hearts Day!

Valentine QP by: © 2008 Sailor and Lula (SaL) myspace graphic comments

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shopping List

Here are some of the baby stuffs mom had bought for Baby J. Puro puti no? Kasi mga pambahay lang naman yan. Sabi din niya, it's best to buy white ones kasi para makita yung dumi ... and obviously, lampin baby si Baby J, she bought 2 dozens of cloth diaper. But guess what she forgot to buy ... diaper pins wahahaha! Si mom talaga oh, makakalimutin talaga ... naku I'm sure magiging ganun na din ako ... ganun daw pag na-anesthesia daw, nagiging makakalimutin.

Since I'm just staying at home, and never letting boredom get in the way, I'm starting to make a shopping list for Baby J's stuff. Though some of the small things are already in hand, medyo kulang nalang yung mga big stuffs. I got some of the list from the N@W files.


  1. Shirts
  2. Pajama/Night Time Wear
  3. Going Home Outfit - eto ang wala pa ako, it's for the baby and the mom kasi after giving birth. Kay baby J walang problema kasi kumpleto na siya sa damit. Ako ang wala pa wahahaha. I have to buy something na may buttons in front para madali daw magpabreastfeed.
  4. Newborn Diaper
  5. Baby Wipes
  6. Baby Toiletries
  7. Baby Book - Jason bought this for me last December through my mom's friend. Sinabay sa pagbili ng Harry Potter 7. But I'm still planning to buy a baby album for more pictures. Kasi tong Baby Book parang nililist lang yung mga important dates sa buhay ng anak mo. Kaya bibili ako nung paglalagyan ng photos.
  8. Breastpump - dati hesitant ako to buy, pero ngayon bibili na ako ... pero manual na muna since SAHM naman ako. Some choices are Avent, Medela and Pigeon. But I'll gonna stick with Avent.
  9. Robe - Kailangan daw to pag mag-stay ka sa hospital para magpabreastfeed sa baby. Pero maybe I'll choose nightwears nalang na may front buttons for easy access.
  10. Nursing Bra
  11. Mittens
  12. Bottles, Bottle Nipples etc. - Avent na bibilhin ko ... all the way hahaha!
  13. Stroller - A lot of people I know were suggesting to buy Graco strollers, kasi suer naman daw sila na masusundan si baby J kaya magagamit ang stroller na to kahit bulky siya. Nakita kasi namin yung mga umbroller, parang hindi durable.
  14. Booties and Cap
  15. Towel/Blanket
  16. Bouncer/Carrier - wala pa din kasabay na to ng stroller
  17. Cloth diapers and Diaper clips - nakalimutan bilhin wahahaha!
  18. Diaper Cream
  19. Thermometer, Nasal Aspirator, Nail Cutter
  20. Baby Classical CD's
  21. Bathtubs
  22. Toys
  23. Crib/Playpen
  24. Beddings
  25. Pillows
  26. Sterilizer
  27. Bibs
  28. Pacifier
  29. High Chair
  30. Books
  31. Diaper Bag - order ako from a fellow N@Wie, Morning
  32. Baby Sling - order ako from a fellow N@Wie din, si Jen
May nakalimutan pa ba ako? Just leave some love kung may nakalimutan pa ako ha. Hindi ko pa pinapakita kay Jason to, baka nga lagnatin yun pag nakita yung gagastusin niya hahaha. Pero sabi nga niya sa text nung isang araw "Kahit ano basta para kay Baby J, bibilhin natin dahil siya ang prinsesa ko". How sweet ... starting to get jealous now hahaha. Baby J is now 25 weeks ... here's how she's growing:

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. His hair is probably recognizable now (in color and texture), although both may change after he's born.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Baby J's First Gifts

Sleepy Dreamer Background by: Divas Playground
Weathered Decor frame by: Misty Cato
Alpha Bonbon by: chriscrap

Dream in Coloured Alpha by: Mónica Guerra Leiria

Thanks to Tita Evelyn, Tita Yolanda and Tita Josie for this wonderful gifts. I'm sure Baby J will love them. And I can't wait to let her wear them all. Obvious na girl anak ko no? Puro shades of pink hehehe!

I had my prenatal check up last Wednesday. Baby J's already in her 24th week. 6 months to be exact ... only 3 more months to go weeeeeee! I'm on medication right now due to colds and cough for almost a week now, OB gave me antibiotics... actually, I have no colds anymore, but the thing is ... hinog na ang plema ko (pasintabi sa mga kumakain) kaya I need medical help na. I've been having series of I'm-having-a-hard-time-breathing nights, that's why I need to take antibiotics. OB told me it's ok naman with the baby kaya never worry. Thank God for Neti Pot ... my Tita Yolanda gave this to us because my kuya watched this in Oprah one time. Good thing she did watched that episode. It's a Nasal rinse similar to Salinese drops babies uses. It really do wonders ... it gets rid of those sticky mucus in your nose. After the nasal wash, just sneeze and it will all come out without effort.

Baby J is now super duper active ... I could always feel her moving even at day. When we were at OB's clinic, OB felt her move, too. She's so malikot hihihi! That's a good sign I know. Even if I'm gulping lots of medicines right now, I know she's fine and active.
According to, this is how Baby J's growing:
Your baby's growing steadily, gaining about a quarter of a pound since last week, when she was just over a pound. Since she's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), that makes a pretty lean figure, but her body is filling out proportionally and she'll soon put on more baby fat. Your baby's skin is thin, translucent, and wrinkled, her brain is growing rapidly, and her taste buds are developing. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" and cells that produce surfactant, a substance **that helps the air sacs inflate easily.
Everybody's getting excited already especially me and Jason. We're planning to buy Baby J's things next month. It's the big stuffs we'll gonna purchase, like Graco playpens, strollers, infant car seats, beddings, Avent sterilizers and Avent feeding bottles. Mom's gonna purchase the lampin and white sando or shirt for baby J. She said kasi, it's better to buy infant clothes in white, para daw makita kung may langgam, or kung ano man dumapo sa kanya. I won't buy breast pump muna, kasi hindi ko alam if I'm like a milking cow. Mom and her sister never did breastfeed because they're not capable of having one. Even my Dad's sisters are the same. When I asked OB about it, sinabi niya na it's heriditary ... pero these days wala ng impossible ... meron na daw iniinom para magkaroon ng milk ang isang nursing mom. Well, I'll just keep my fingers crossed, sana nga magkaroon ako ng milk by the time Baby J's here na.

Baby J's have a name already but Jason wanted to keep it a secret for a while. Saka na daw i-reveal pag lumabas na daw siya. Mom did won on the baby's name. We don't want to argue with her kasi baka magtampo. It's a nice name naman kaso a lot of girls have that name already. Gusto kasi ni Jason yung wala pa sa Google yung name hahaha! I don't know if she'll gonna have a second name or what ... I was thinking that maybe if ever we'll give her a second name baka mahirapan magsulat sa school ng pangalan niya. The first name is quite long na din kasi ... oh well ... We still have 3 months to decide on that.