Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back to Work

Thanks to all of you for welcoming our princess. Oh, I have a lot of pictures to share , but I think some are for "private viewing" only, LOL! I had wonderful but few shots during the delivery , but for personal reasons, Im not posting it here :) I still have to decide which one to post.

Im officially back to work now. As much as i really wanted to take some time to rest , I need to finish a lot of pending tasks that are mostly due til Sunday. I don't wanna keep a bad record, so here I am , typing as fast as I can while the princess is asleep, and my prince enjoying the morning with his bike. Gelo needs to report today at work because they are scheduled for a shutdown til Sunday and he needs badly needs to be there.

If there's one thing that Im enjoying now, its the food. I dont think I will lose weight that fast. Im still showing a big tummy, and there's no way i am fitting into some sexy swimwear even after 3 months.

I hope I can squeeze in the first part of my birthing story on weekend. Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And now we are four ...

We joyfully welcome our little princess ..

October 27, 2008 3:42 pm

6.9 lbs 47.5 cm

planning a business

Im trying to help out a friend who is putting up a small business soon. She has a capital already, but she feels that she needs to get some amount of money too for unexpected expenses . We looked for companies offering Small Business Loan , and I thought a bank could give us the best rates, but luckily, there is a website that provides easy , unsecured Small Business Loans . She already inquired through the website and she is just waiting for some quotations and terms. Small Business Financing scheme is such a big help for entrepreneurs like her, who is just starting with a small business.

im a what?

You Should Be a Pumpkin

You are seen as cute and adorable. People can't help but love you.

You see Halloween as the day you can really go all out and get noticed.

You're definitely likely to get a little scared on Halloween.

You are easily spooked, but you love feeling scared. It's all part of the fun.

need cash?

It’s almost payday, and I know that most of us waits that day. Who wouldn’t want to have a feel of our hard earned money right? I know how life can be hard sometimes, that even before your next payday, you feel short of the money that you are currently holding. And that’s when I heard of the term payday loan . Basically, you apply for an emergency loan then you pay for it once your payday arrives. Emergency loan maybe used for own personal reasons, and they are really not strict with that. Yes, you can even pay for your credit card debt with your payday loans. I know a lot of people who are paying their bills on due using this loan.

People who are into debt management can actually avail of payday loans, as it is such a big help if you cant wait for your payday to settle some debts. You may ask about the interest with this kind of loan? It’s not that high , and add to that a very easy process of application. You can even get your approval in 24 hours. It’s really an answer for your outright money needs, go and check out their application process, interest rates or even talk to an online customer service representative.

looking for gifts

I know that some of you started shopping for Christmas gifts already to avoid the rush by December. If you will ask me . I haven’t bought a single thing yet since I got too busy lately preparing for our new baby. But that didn’t stopped me in checking for gifts online. I found personalized notepads, magnets and key chains. I always wanted to give something useful for my relatives and friends, like unique office supplies. This is what I love about shopping online, no matter how busy my day could get, I can still squeeze in shopping even in the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My reversible nursing bib

Here's the story:

This was listed as part of my wishlist for the Twitter Party. I would really want to get involved with breastfeeding after this delivery , I wanted to try it longer this time since with Joaqui , I lasted for only 2 months.

Joy was "my mommy" during the Twitter Party, and she sent me an email , telling me that "my mommy" texted her, saying that the nursing bib that i like is out of stock ! I was on my way of sending a private message to that site and to place my order, but decided to do it within this week. I so want a nursing bib! Hahaha!

So last saturday, during the twitter party, I received a Goats Milk Lotion from her ( my other wish) , and there she told me that there's a reason why she's not giving me the nursing bib. Kaya naman pala.. that's the surprise gift of the MBAP's :) The daddies were actually clueless when we opened the gifts.. they thought it was an apron LOL! Jane , Mich and I had different chic prints! I think it was Kelly who was in charge for this.. Thanks again ladies! I love it , and i can't wait to use it.

I grabbed these pics from Indigo Baby .

Sunday, October 19, 2008


From Sunday Stealing ..

Sometimes I just need: to be alone for a few minutes.

Sometimes I want: Gelo to be at my side the whole day.

Sometimes I like to: sleep all day!

Sometimes all it takes: is CHARM :)

Sometimes I picture: myself carrying my 2 kids

Sometimes I wish: I have a lot of money so I can splurge on shopping

Sometimes I find: others weird.

Sometimes I take: things into consideration. Like getting a new travel insurance for the family.

Sometimes I look: soo harassed!

Sometimes I hate: to hear loud voices

Sometimes it’s nice: to be "maldita"

Sometimes it hurts: to know the truth..

Sometimes it makes me happy:

Sometimes it’s sad:

Sometimes I listen: to trance music to get me in the mood to do things

Sometimes I sleep: really late. like 4am!

Sometimes I like to watch: DVD's at our portable player , and use earphones so I cant disturb my boys while they're sleeping.

Sometimes I feel: so energized even if I have a big tummy already.

Sometimes I rant: about this pregnancy hahaha

Sometimes I never: remember things at all. Too brave for me to have another dose of epidural.

Sometimes I really: forget to drink my medicines / vitamins

Can't wait!

It's been 36 weeks.. i feel so deprived of your flavor.. of your taste.

A few more weeks to go and I can drink you again!

Our Saturday, Part 1

It was a busy weekend for us. Imagine 2 parties with my online friends?

But even before those events, our Saturday started with my weekly check up at my OB. I'm 36 weeks already, and since I told her that Im experiencing some pains already she performed an IE on me. Of course, i got scared with the thought of having an IE. It went well than how I expected it to be. So Im not dilated yet and OB said that it might be 1 - 2 weeks from now before I give birth. So that's around 37 - 38 weeks. I actually wanna give birth at 37, just like with my first pregnancy coz I dont wanna grow bigger (and the baby too!). Maybe a little (okay, not just a little) walking will be great. I cant imagine having 2 kids in a few weeks. Our finances would definitely hit the sky, so Im considering venturing in a business soon. I saw some available small business for sale , im just going through the list to see what might interest me.

We will see babydoll soon. Let the countdown begin!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Peekaboo !

I bought Joaqui a numbers cartridge for his LMAX since I only got him the Letters game when i first ordered his unit. Then I saw this for the little girl..

Its a soft book from Lamaze :) I realized i got her so many clothes, I forgot to grab a few developmental toys , hehehe! Maybe i'll just wait for her baptismal day, Im sure she will receive lots of toys .. (ehem! actually mommy would prefer toys as a gift than clothes.. hahaha!).

Friday Fill - in # 94

1. Follow the desires of your heart.
2. Our DSLR is something I always take with me on vacation.
3. To achieve your goals, you must strive for the best at all times.
4. The love for music is something I'd like you to know about me.
5. I have a very exciting weekend.
6. My mind floats.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to buy items for our exchange gift , tomorrow my plans include visiting my OB for a check up and Sunday, I want to party with the MBAP !

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Friday !

My most awaited day of the week (aside from Saturday and Sunday of course) !

Im just waiting for the husband to arrive from work, then we are off to the mall. I have a lot of errands to do in such a short time. Let me have a list:

1. Buy our exchange gifts for the 2 parties this weekend. I need to get 4!

2. Pay cellphone and credit card bills.

3. Have a haircut.

4. Look for a diaper pail.

5. Check some bar stools , i hope there's a nice one on sale now.

6. Have a good dinner. I am craving for pizza and pasta at Sbarro.

I am so excited for the 2 parties this weekend. But I still need to go to my OB tomorrow for my weekly checkup. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Friday 5 - Whooooo?

My first time to join :)

  1. Who frightens you ? - Who? The mere sight of Frankenstein.. I swear! I can't stand looking at him.
  2. Who regularly surprises you? - my son, Joaquin. He talks a lot, sometimes I wonder where he gets all those words. Maybe because he loves to watch the tv .
  3. Who calms you down? - My husband.
  4. Who inspires you? - my own family. We are soon-to-be 4!
  5. Who admires you perhaps more than he or she should? - again, my husband :)
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Cereal Talk

You Are Corn Flakes

You are traditional and easy going.

If something is high quality, you're satisfied with it.

You don't need much variety or novelty in your life.

You're happy with what you have. You're quite loyal.

You're the type of person who eats the same breakfast every day...

And likely at the exact same time each day!

I don't eat corn flakes though. Im into something chocolatey like Koko Krunch hahaha! Have a great Friday Morning everyone. What do you had for breakfast?

Christmas giftlist

I am looking for Christmas gifts this early , because I know, based upon my previous experience, I will have very little time in my hands after giving birth. I already have a gift for the little boy , and for the baby girl, i didn't had a hard time figuring out what to give them. Joaqui would settle for anything Elmo, as he is so crazy with it. Of course, aside from the kiddos, I am thinking of what to give the husband. He is so much into PSP , so do you think it is still advisable to give him a
PS3 ?Seeing the action games on a TV screen is still a lot different than seeing it from a PSP screen. Let's see if I can still squeeze everything in my budget.

Litratong Pinoy - Bago nga kaya?

Ako ay isang babae na mahilig mamili ng kung ano anong bagay sa internet, mula sa laruan, damit atbp. Kamakailan ay binili ko ang aking asawa ng relos sa isang kilalang website. Natakot din ako noong una , naisip ko "Bago nga kaya ang relong ito?" .. ngunit nung aming matanggap ang relo, ito ay bago nga at naka balot pa ng maayos. Tiyak mauulit ang pagbili ko sa website na yun. Narito ang relo ng aking asawa.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weird me

I am so sleepy during mornings and afternoons, but come night time, I am WIDE AWAKE! Whew! I usually sleep now at 3 - 4 am, can you imagine? Add to that my frequent visits to the loo. Is this a sign? Is it really getting near? Oh well, I think im a bit ready, just a bit hahaha! I just need to pack the baby bag, and finish arranging things at my hospital bag too. I need to arrange my breastfeeding items too , it's still inside my cabinet. Oh well, im gonna do that tomorrow.

This keeps me busy.

Joaqui got too excited with his Elmo and his art materials, that I just removed all the baby clothes from the box to get his toys. Today, I handwashed the first batch of babydoll's clothes , crib sheets , towels, burp cloths , socks and the likes. First batch means sizes Newborn , and 0-3 months. May ganun pa talaga ? hahaha!

Tutti Frutti

You Are a Pear

You are independent, intelligent, and a free thinker.

You can accomplish great things, especially when you do them on your own.

You are direct, honest, and sometimes even a bit brutal.

There's not much that gets in the way of you and your ambition.

While you are hard nosed, you do have a much sweeter side to you.

It takes times for you to soften toward someone, but once you do, you'll be their friend for life.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Updates soon.

Sorry for the lack of real life updates. I am finishing my assignments, even before it hits the deadline. Babydoll's items are here, and that alone can keep me occupied the whole day. Not to mention , looking after the little boy of course. He is somehow busy today playing with his Hokey Pokey Elmo and loads of art materials, so I am taking advantage of that.

Our travel medical insurance is also due next month, and the husband asked me to confirm everything before I give birth.

I will be back with pictures of what's inside my box.

What her name means...

This is the one I got from Blogthings. I will have another post with a simpler meaning of her name.

What Her Name Means

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.

People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

People see you as a complete enigma, and only you truly understand who you are.

You spend most of your time introspecting and seeking truth.

You're a very interesting person... but not many people know you enough to realize it.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

It's here!!!

My first box that is. I was busy looking for a las vegas strip map when I heard someone at the gate. It was around lunchtime when the LBC staff delivered it. I gave him a tip and told him I shipped 2 more boxes that will arrive next month LOL!I never thought that me, my mom and my sister bought that much for the baby. I swear!! Hahaha. I can really give birth after the 2 parties that we have this weekend. I just looked at the clothes and I cant decide now what will she wear as her "going-home outfit" :) And i envy her shoes!!

The box also has a lot of Elmo toys for Joaqui, Dvd's, flash cards etc. The Elmo dancing Hokey-Pokey is nice too. He has a few clothes ( no more shoes as per my request) and washable art materials from Crayola. I have a lot of things to get him busy when we stay at the hospital.

Gelo's watch is there too ( the fruit of his online labor during my first trimester). And lets not forget my Bobbi Brown Blush with lots of freebies , and my silver gladiator that fits me so well. I will definitely be busy as a bee later tonight til tomorrow. I need to arrange our things.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fly like a Butterfly

Kathy gave me this award... thanks!

Once accepted, the rules would be as follows:

1. Put the logo on your blog;

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you;

3. Nominate 10 other blogs;

4. Add links to those blog on yours;

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

Passing this to the MBAP's :D See you on Sunday!!

To-do list

Seems that I need to finish a lot of things before I finally pop, but I feel to heavy now and I just want to be in bed the whole day. But yeah, I know, I need to walk around too, baka ma-CS pa ko . So here's my plan for the coming weeks

1. Buy our exchange gifts for the Twitter And MBAP Party this weekend.

2. List down things to bring when Im at the hospital. Like additional clothes for Gelo and Joaqui.. toys etc. Wow, its like im packing things for my whole family hahaha.

3. Finalize MY hospital bag. Charge batteries for the videocam and camera.

4. Wash baby's items when it arrives and arrange everything in her cabinet.

5. Get the health insurance quote from my agent.

6. Give instructions to helpers and brief them about baby items, since they may not be familiar yet with the new ones.

7. Visit my Lola at the cemetery, its her birthday on Oct. 21.

8. Set up a simple dinner at home , we might celebrate a very special event next week. I wanna order from Conti's , I am craving for Chicken Ala Kiev and their Mango Bravo , of course!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Weeekend Snapshots - missing the beach

we suddenly miss going to the beach.. its been a while.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Nesting Stage

Been cleaning here and there for the past weeks, and I feel so happy that I was able to fix Joaqui's clothes in his new cabinet, and I was able to arrange his books at the shelf. His playroom is getting full since he has his drumset there and a basketball court. I wonder where will I place some toys of the little girl in the next few months. So I have decided to pack away his elephant tent since he doesn't play there that much. A few toys need to be kept too , to make way for new ones that will arrive in no time. We need to get some moving boxes again.

I haven't started arranging the stuff of babydoll since the box is yet to arrive this week. I only have a few clothes of her, neatly placed now in our bedroom. I bought some newborn diapers, toiletries and the likes. Its a good thing there's a department store near our house, so getting something is not that hard at all. I just can't wait for the box to arrive.

UCC as promised

Okay, no food pics to go with this post.. but I certainly had fun eating at UCC again after reading Mich's post a few days ago.

I had the Classic Frankfurters with Egg and White Bread. Yumminess! Gelo had the Corned Beef Breakfast Meal with Wheat Bread and w e ordered additional Cliffhanger Sandwich. I haven't tasted it yet coz im reserving it for my midnight snack. Oh, and we went there at around 4pm already just to have the all-day breakfast menu.

We might go back tomorrow for breakfast, that is if we will be up early. I also have other plans for tomorrow aside from eating , and that is to search for some Christmas dinner recipes that I might prepare for this year. Too early? Not really, I just need to cook it a try first before serving it for Christmas.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Houndstooth Crazy

Because I love black and white, this lovely coordinates won't escape my eyes.

** both from Gymboree **

Just pair it with a simple white top, and let your little girl create her own fashion statement. The skirt is not yet on sale, so im not buying it :) I am still thinking if I'll use my $25 Gymbucks, Im looking over the sale items, and most are sized 3- 6 months, too small. But I might change my mind til Sunday , who knows?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

35 weeks and counting

Im already on my 35th week.. I can feel that it's near , and yet I still dont have my little girl's balikbayan box, LOL! My mom sent it mid September, so I am expecting it anytime next week. So hold on baby, you still have nothing to wear Hahaha!

Remember her white beret my mom got from Gymboree? I might get it this weekend since one of my mom's officemate will arrive here in Manila on Saturday. It was a late purchase and mommy thought of having it pouched thru LBC, but luckily, an officemate will be home this week. SO yeah, she will have a part of her going home outfit.. a matching beret and socks! :) I just hope it fits, or il do anything to make it look good on her. Pilitin daw ba?

I will have my checkup on Saturday , its weekly now..that is if I'll still make it til my 38th week. I hope to give birth as soon as the baby is in full term already , and as long as Im done with the 2 parties im attending next week :) What a way to end my pregnancy.. 2 parties!!! Woohooo!

Travel when?

Its been a while since me and my family went out of town, and we truly miss going out of the city (or the country) for a while. I was 2 months pregnant when we last traveled, so can you imagine how long that is. My husband and I are planning a summer vacation already, in time for my birthday, and by that time, our baby girl would be around 6 months. Speaking of traveling, I got a call from my cousin , and I got really envy with her recent travel destination, Italy ! With excitement feeling the air, we both went online to look for nice and budget- friendly hotels since she plans to see different parts of the place. She is more into the Bed breakfast paris type , as she plans to really go out at most times to eat, shop and visit some landmarks too. Florence is one of her destination too , so we looked and planned her itinerary already. We were able to reserve Hotel Florence this morning, and we are just awaiting for a confirmation from the site. I can;t wait to plan our own trip to Italy soon. Who knows, we might really have the opportunity and the money of course. I personally checked on some hotels too like Hotel Naples , and some hotels in the area. My cousin promised to send me some souvenirs after her trip this December, and I cant help but to feel excited for her.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Aabot pa ko ..

.. sa 2 parties next week.

eh pano nga kaya kung hindi ???

Hala.. ang baba pa naman ng tyan ko. Hahaha! Plus with Joaqui's birth, wala pa ko 38 weeks nun. Got dilated at 36 weeks and gave birth at 37. Hmm.. lets all wait and see =) im on my 35th this week. Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

what's up?

So i am now on my 34th week :)

  • I feel and look so heavy.
  • I have a clean tummy. I think the marks that I am seeing are still the ones from my 1st pregnancy.
  • No Edema yet. But I noticed, when I get tired from walking, my feet looks "manas" , but after resting a bit , its back to normal. Thank God.
  • I still crave for sweets! I cut down on my rice intake, but i cant resist cakes and donuts.
  • My hospital bag is almost packed.
  • Babydoll's stuff might arrive by next week. I can start arranging her cabinet and her bag
  • OH! and before I forget.. she's BABYDOLL NO MORE . We finally have a name for her :) At Last!