Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friendly blogger award

"Let's Spread the Spirit of Friendship to all the Blogosphere all over the World."
Here are the rules for this award :

1. Take a Photo or install one now.
- There goes my photo @ 19 weeks pregnant. Wuaaaahh! My nose is getting bigger. Nag iiba na face features ko.

2. Do not change clothes, do not comb the hair, the main image is to be captured (we want to see the real you...hehehe..)
Thanks Carla for the award. I am sharing this award to Mari, Sharlyn and Eds.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Best Ever Foot Spa

I had the best foot spa ever last night. No, it wasn’t done in a very posh spa saloon. It was just a simple home spa. What made it very special and best of all - is that because hubby did the soaking, scrubbing and massaging. Believe it or not! Hehe.

It was two thumbs up, though it was his first time to do it. All the calluses and dead skin cells were removed. Galing!
Thanks babi for the best foot spa service ever. Sana next time my free pedicure na. Haha. Love you!

Gestational Diabetes???

I had another round of pre-natal check up last Saturday, March 28, 2009. It’s my 3rd check up for the month. Good to know that I am UTI free, yey! On the other side, we learned that I might have gestational diabetes.
I took the oral glucose tollerance test (drinking a 240 ml medical orange juice that is so sweet, eiiiwww!), after an hour the medical technologist took a blood sample from my finger then did the sugar test into the strip on a digital device. To our dismay the result is 195 mg/dl that is 50 mg/dl higher than the normal values (80-145 mg/dl). I didn’t pass the first screening. Aside from that, I again gained 4.4 lbs in just two weeks. Whuuaaat! I can’t really believe this is happening - after all the dieting and almost no sugar intake. Hay.
Next Saturday (April 4), we’ll be visiting OB again for further blood test to check my sugar level.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hungry for sugar

I do not have a sweet tooth, but I hunger for sugar these past few days. When I learned that I have a positive sugar result through my urine exam – I am staying away from it.

My sugar source would only come from low fat milk, wheat bread, brown rice, some veggies and not that sweet fruits. So far I can still say no when they offer me ice cream and donuts here at the office and I am congratulating myself. Job well done. Hehe. Anything for baby and for healthy pregnancy! I hope I can manage to say no until I give birth dahil takot ako magka gestational diabetes at ma CS.

I miss sweets already. Calling some of my favorites - FIC raspberry rapture or strawberry (this makes my headache disappear), my homemade buko pandan and mango tapioca. Hmmm . . . yummy!


I was alone for two nights, last night and the other night. Though I used to stay by my self when I was still single, but it is different this time. It is my first time to stay home alone, go to and off work since I became pregnant. It was hard for me because I have been very depended to hubby lately. Good thing hubby is going back tonight from his business trip, just in time for tomorrow’s check up. Yey!

Night 1: I hard a very hard time going home with officemate Lor, because of the heavy rain and traffic. Ang susuplado ang mga taxi drivers. It took us an hour to get a cab – which was far longer than our 15 mins trip. When I got home I just kept myself busy doing some house stuffs until I feel like sleeping.

Night 2: Good thing I am not the nervous type of person and I was positive enough to fight the aches I felt. Backache, abdominal pain and knee pains – which made me, rest early last night. I even chilled in the wee hours of the morning and I cannot get up to switch off the aircon. Normally, hubby does that for me and hugs me tight to fight the chill.

I hope I won’t experience being alone again during my pregnancy stage, no matter how brave you are, I believe it is still not good to stay home alone specially at night. I hope no more business trips for hubby. Hay.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What to do?

Hubby is living again tomorrow for a business trip and will be back on Friday night. It was just a few hours ago that their office decided that he shall leave tomorrow off to Naga (Mar 25-26), from airport straight to Sn Fernando, then to Olongapo (Mar 26-27).

We are not really prepared for this situation. Our dilemma is who will look over me at night? We do not have a helper, relatives or a friends that would be able to accompany me. Is it safe for me to stay alone at night? I snore and dreams (I sometimes get mad or screams) at night/morning since I got pregnant . . . .

We can not go home to Pampanga tonight (and do my work from home thingy until Friday) since hubby needs to be at the airport tomorrow at 5:30 AM.

Last week (Mar 17-20) hubby was on a business trip also but we didn't have a hard time thinking were shall I stay since his trip was all the way to north only, Pangasinan, Iligan to name a few. So he dropped me off at home (Pampanga) and stayed with my parents, then he goes to north.

As of now, we do not have plans yet. What shall we do?

2 Prenatal Check Ups for March, 1 more to go . . .

My prenatal check up has been weekly (every Saturdays of March), Tita Bingle is closely monitoring my UTI, OMG! . . . . it's back and it's numerous plus a positive sugar. Whuuuuaaaahhh!
Prenatal Check Up #4 (Mar 14)
- Urinalysis round 4: UTI is back and it's 10-20 pus cells
- Believe it or not, I didn't gain any weight in a month though my tummy is a lot bigger than last month. I did a lil diet - though it's a bit hard for me, I still tried and it was a success. I had no whites (white rice & white bread) and I go for no sugar added juices, I didn't eat too much sweets, I sometimes only eat oatmel or multigrain cereals at night and it works.
- Aside from 8-10 glasses of water intake in a day, Amoxil and Isoxilan (both 3x a day) were prescribed for UTI; continued food supplement for daily vitamins dose.
Prenatal Check Up #5 (Mar 21)
-Urinalysis round 5: UTI is still present and its 5-20 pus cells, no improvement at all. Add into that postive sugar result. Hay. I hope this won't end to gestational diabetes.
- The 1 week window difference has been hard for me to diet or maintain my food intake since I stayed with my parents because hubby was on a business trip and no one will look over me. Mom loves to cook and dad loves to eat - so when I am at home we eat 3 full meals and 2 heavy snakcs. I guess the fresh pick yummy sweet mangoes, buko pandan and mango tapioca made the positive sugar result. Hay.
- Though we found out that I have UTI, this vist was really very touchy . . . for the first time we heard baby's heart bit using doppler (dati kasi we saw it via ultrasound). Though the bit sounds like a running horse I still find it cute, maiyak iyak nga ako eh hearing baby's heart bit. Hehe. We are glad to know that he is doing well - his/her heart rate range is 151 - 155 which is within the normal rate :)
- Again, aside from the 8-10 glasses of water a day, I continued my antibiotics - pero this time Cefalexin naman along with the Isoxilan (3x a day); Tita Bingle also prescribed the following medicines - Hemarate: Iron + Folic Acid in one - after breakfast, Omega 3 - after lunch and Calcium after dinner.
I do hope and pray this coming March 28 (Check Up #6), no more UTI and a negative sugar result.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Noblesse Oblige Award

Thanks for the award Sha, sorry it took me ages to post it. Hmm . . . I am kinda busy here at the office, rushing some things.

This Award is presented to bloggers who display consistency in any one or a combination of these conditions:

1. The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.
2. The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage and offers solutions.
3. There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture and Sciences and Beliefs.
4. The Blog is refreshing and creative.
5. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.
The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following steps:
1. Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
2. The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3. Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older Post to support.
4. The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
5. The Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.

I may not be that new to blogging but I still consider myself as a newbie since I am not that active. I fail to blog some other important milestones in our lives and some important matters that are worth sharing. Albeit inactive and not a good writer, I believe that I inspire other bloggers/readers and I know somehow someway they can grasp some info, and some helpful tips in my entries.

My uRinvited advertisement slideshow helped some of bride 2bs and groom 2bs find their invitation supplier and at the same time a new found cyber friend to consult on wedding things.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More changes . . . boy or girl?

While the program is being debugged by our ABAP programmer, and while I wait for my turn to test it . . . blog muna ako re my pregnancy - the changes in me. Pampalipas oras. Hehe.

We are now on our 16th week of pregnancy. The 3rd week of my 2nd trimester. 24 weeks more to go. Ang tagal pa, naiinip na ako. Hehe. Can't wait to see, hug and kiss Baby R.

These past few days I noticed a lot of darkening in my body. Eiiiiiwwwww! Hate it! My neck and "batok" are starting to darken, with warts on the side pa. Para tuloy malibag ako. Kadiri. Good thing I have long hair to cover them. My office mate was even making fun of me, para ko daw ibinilad sa araw ang leeg at batok ko. Hmp! Not only my leeg and batok are darkening include to that the singit of my nose (which is also getting bigger) and other parts of the body. Hay . . . kailangan ba tlgang ganito pag buntis? Are these signs na we are having a baby boy? Sana. Hehe.

Aside from the darkening thingy, I am now conscious on how I look particularly with my hair, skin and nails. I make sure that I always have a good hair day, I religiously dry it with blower or electric fan or I even iron it. I am even planning to buy ceramic electric brush and curler in 1. Unlike before wash and wear lng sya. I am always in front of the mirror and check how I look and I make sure that I have a clean nails and nice polish - I love the striking red devil shade now. Hehe. Aside from these, I even bought a complete set of beauty regimen and planning to buy make up kit too. In short, ang arte ko ngayon. Hehe. Is it now a baby girl? As per my office mates, bouncing baby gay daw pag labas. Haha. Pero most of the people around me, they say or they bet, it's a girl. Let's see.
In terms of emotional aspect . . . it is true that pregnant women are emotional, I am. Hehe. There are times na ang bilis uminit ng ulo, ang taray ko and then I just suddenly cry with no reason at all. Pati ako nawiweirdohan sa sarili ko. Hehe. Good thing hubby is patient enough.
Re: my growing progress. The way I see my tummy parang it didn't grow that much but I sometimes feel that Baby R is moving. It looks the same when I was at my 3rd mo and no added inches at my waist. Maybe because I have lessen my sugar intake and I don't eat that much, nasasabyan ko yta ang pag diet ni hubby. Natatakot ako lumaki masyado at lumaki din ang gastos bka kasi ma C-Section ako which is far expensive than normal delivery. Hehe.