Friday, August 28, 2009

star quality :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

birth announcement

Friday, August 14, 2009

Where is Garie?

Garie's actual crib. Linens, pillows and bolsters by yours truly. KInareer ko tlga pananahi while waiting for her arrival :p

It has been ages since my last post. Sorry for not making the tags and droppin’ by your blog to drop a note or a comment and say thank you for visiting our site. Just been busy preparing for Garie’s coming, include to that laziness as well. Hehe. A lot of milestones and stories have transpired during my silence. I do hope I could catch up soon . . . Let me share with you today what I believe will mark a very special moment in our lives . . .

It’s Aug 14, 2009 today. Tomorrow will mark a new beginning in our lives as husband and wife. We'll be facing parenthood. We are expecting Garie’s arrival tomorrow. After 9 months of waiting . . . finally, she’s coming! Just in time for the Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption :-)

A few hours from now – we’ll be leaving the house, drop by the mall and then off to the hospital. Hubby and I decided that I’ll be under going induce labor since I am already 3 days overdue per LMP. I am not feeling any labor pains and my cervix is still closed. It ripens but never opens. As in 0cm. I do not know why my cervix behavior is like this, even when I went thru DNC 2 years ago. Hoping that induce labor will work, I do not want to undergo c-section.

We do hope and pray for safe and healthy baby garie and delivery. Good luck to us!

Bye for now . . . upcoming birth announcement and birthing story :p

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's My Birthday & Our Anniversary!

It's my 29th birthday today! Happy Birthday to me and Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to us. Hehe.

We do not have any grand plans today, not only because I am pregnant but because of budget contraints. Hehe. We just shed out 10% additional DP for the house, then we are also preparing for our baby's coming as well as her things plus the house customization, aesthetic and furnitures. Hay ang daming gastos. But it's okay hindi naman sa kung saan lng mapupunta eh. It's for our future and baby's future as well.

Hubby and I started the day hearing the 6am mass at NSDG were we exchanged vows 2 years ago. Afterwards, we had bfast at McDo then off to office. Tonight we'll be having simple dinner somewhere at Shangrila, maybe CPK or Claw Daddy. Bahal na were our taste buds will bring us.

Oh we might also have simple get together with the Dizon's & Rodriguez' at Pampanga, pag uwi nmin sa June 6. As usual, I cook for the family and they always watch out for new dishes. Hehe.

Thanks babi for the nice white gold earrings! Love you so much! Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Working from home

I so love this set up. Morning rush is not in my vocabulary. I do not need to wake up early to prepare our baon, our office attire, myself and transport to office.

As I wake up in the morning, my breakfast is already ready. Then I take a bath (office attire not needed, kahit ano na lng. hehe.) and then work starts via remote access. After a few hours lunch is served followed by siesta then work again then snacks, work again then dinner. Hehe. I do not have to think what I shall eat. Every meal is readily available courtesy of mommy. This is the beauty of staying and working from home.

Aside from the fact that I can save some money for food, transpo and time I can even concentrate well in my work. Though the environment is not very office, aircon turned off, e-fan is enough since my room is well ventilated. I can even feel the natural air from the swaying trees, hear the rain fall on the window pane and hear the humming birds when the sun is shinning. Good thing, I am not magnetized by the bed else hindi na ako nka work. Hehe

Amidst all this benefits, I am missing hubby so much.

So near yet so far

Hubby and I are both in Pampanga for two weeks (May 4-15). He’s at Angeles City conducting training while I am at home, Sta. Ana (my hometown) on a work from home basis.

I have arranged the work from home basis since no one will accompany me at our place and I know for sure that I will be having a hard time in terms of transportation specially now that it is already rainy season though office and our place is merely 15 mins drive.

Home based working is never a practice in our office, good thing they permitted me to do so – since no one will support my users and I am handling 3 major projects that will be put on hold if ever they won’t allow me. So they have no choice but to allow me. Hehe.

Though we are both in Pampanga, roughly around 30 km far apart we don’t see each other and we don’t sleep together, we seldom exchange SMS and we just talk via phone before the night ends. He works up until the wee hours of the morning and needs to wake up early. That’s why he need to stay and rest at the hotel instead of 2 hour drive to and off work.

Oh how I miss hubby. He is so busy. We are so busy kung kelan pa naman preggy ako. Anyway, I understand we are both in the field of IT and of the consulting application. Sometimes wala ginagawa paminsan naman tambak tlga. Hay work life.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

It's my dad 60th birthday today! Certified senior citizen ka na. Hehe.

We may not be around celebrating his birthday today but this coming long weekend (May 1-2)we'll have an out of town trip / outing at Coral View Resort at Morong, Bataan. I find it very exciting since it is our first family out of town. Imagine that!

I just do hope that everybody will have a great time. If not sisihin ko sarili ko as the head planner. Hehe.

I'll post pictures and some kwentos after the event!

Happy birthday dad! We love you!

GD Free

Yey! I am GD free. I really worked hard and prayed for this. All the dieting and sugar sacrifices are worth it! Congrats to myself. Hehe.

But this doesn't mean that I should skip diet. I still need to, so as GD will not reoccur. I know and I strongly believe that I can make it. That's the spirit. Hehe.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I got GD

Again, I didn’t pass the 2nd OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) last April 4. This test requires 8 hours fasting + 4 hours during the actual test. It was again drinking that super sweet concentrate medical orange juice (but this time in a bigger dosage) that made me dizzy and almost puke. Then every after hour for 4 times - a prick will be done from my finger for blood sample.

Out of the 4 blood sample, 2 of which are positive. I actually forgot the result values. This means I am positive to (Gestational Diabetes) GD. For the meantime, OB asked me to diet, since no oral medicine can cure GD. I am now only allowed to eat ½ cup of white rice/ 1 cup of brown rice per meal, veggie, fish, chicken w/o the skin and some selected not so sweet fruits.

It’s really hard to diet when pregnant. I sometimes feel sad not being able to eat the food I want or not satisfied with the meal w/ small serving. Anything and all the best for Baby R, I am very willing to sacrifice and discipline myself.

I’ll have another round of test this coming Saturday, my 3rd screening. This is to check if GD is gone or if I need to inject insulin. I really hope not.

After all the dieting and almost no sugar intake. I guess I need to diet more. I can't really believe that I got GD.

Friday, April 3, 2009

House Update #04: Ang Pagbuhos

It's been a while since my last post re our house construction. Why? Wala kasing progress for the past 3 mos. How I wanted na mkipag away sa Camella and contractor because they don't deliver on time. Hubby and my parents prohibited me from doing so dhil daw bka paglaruan ang quality ng house. Dapat daw maging mabait at bolabolahin, kung pwede nga daw suhulan, suhulan. Hehe.

Anyways, finally the construction begun 3rd week of March. So it's very impossible that we can move by May, they're new target is July - which will be the turn over month. How I wish we can move out before I give birth, pero parang it's impossible :(

The foundation and footings or what they call "buhos" commenced last April 1 at around 4PM wherein the scheduled time is 11:30 AM. Na pa whole day leave tuloy kmi ni hubby instead na half day lng sana. We wanted to witness the "buhos" because we believe in the pamahiin na magsabog ng coins during the "buhos" proper, pampaswerte and for abundant life daw. This has been a practice in our family, everytime na may papaconstruct/renovate sa house nmin we do this . . . ok naman ang buhay nmin, hindi naman kmi naghirap or nagutom. Hehe. Pero ung pagsabog salt hindi na kmi naniwala dun para di daw kmi multuhin or aswangin - we will have it blessed naman. Hehe.

It was hubby who did mostly the pagsabog ng coins. He didn't permit me to roam around the small construction, mabato kasi bka daw madapa ako, my role was maging amuyong at photographer lng. Kundi lng ako buntis malamang sinamahan ko pa ung mga construction workers magbuhos. Cowboy here. Hehe.

The sun was really striking hard that day, pero nung actual buhos na umambon then right after umaraw ulit, ang galing! Nakakatuwa. We consider it as a blessing tlga :)

After 3 days . . . this is their accomplishment, not bad. We were actually with our free of charge consultant. Hehe. Archi Jowette (my HS friend)

Though the construction is delayed hubby and I are still happy to see na ang pinaghirapan nmin is turning now into reality.

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!