Tuesday, October 30, 2007
We had dinner at Cafe Mediterranean at Robinson's Galleria and we enjoyed the gyro plates we ordered and the salad, yummy! After that, we watched "Apat Dapat" hahaha...i know, but the story is different from other comedy films you've seen and the execution of the cast should really be recognized. they are all good, although you can't really help that filipino comedy films are sometimes corny, if not slapstick.
Happy monthsary Beh!
I just wish we have a bigger place...or should I just wish that I can let go of the things that are less valuable anymore so we'd have more space?
And as i was reading on, I can't help but miss the younger months of Simone, when she used to be just as fragile and as babyish as yakee. She was so clingy to me that I can't even enjoy a nice long bath coz I myself dont want to 'leave' her. haha. true! and when all she can do before was shift her side sleeping position from left to right or barely lift her head.
Somehow I miss those days, I don't miss the sleepless nights but I miss the time that all she does is sleep, feeds from me, sleep again, cry, pee and poo. haha. now, she's still a baby of course. but she's more active now, she tries to tell us what she wants and tries to get the things she likes. She's trying to be more independent now and the endless exploring of things around her is boundless.
Oh well, I may never go back to her younger days but I'am so looking forward to more of her...
Monday, October 29, 2007
But then again, I really can't help but buy baby clothes for Simone...at least two. And buy some things that she needs. Haha. So it ended up with me buying one shirt and the rest for Simone. I don't know if I'm being too 'mommyish' that I always put her first, but I'm happy and I always take care of myself so no worries, I'm still one pretty-looking mom. haha. forgive the boost!
Friday, October 26, 2007
move over Gretchen Barretto... (plains and prints original models)
her first time to sit on her booster chair (we forgot to tie it up on a chair and just laid it down on the floor. haha.)
giddily excited on her glider!
may candid pang nalalaman ha
where i belong...hahaha. bright lights kami lahat. a pic taken from our 22nd monthsary. :)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
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When Simone turned 7 months last month, I think she started to show most of her developments at this time and up to now. We are amazed of her developments that I can't seem to track all of them. She now uses her walker which was a gift to her by her grannies (pictures to follow), of course we still "gabay" her as we want her not to get used so much with the walker. She has mastered "appear!" already and Eat Bulaga where she puts her face on a pillow to hide her face and lifts her face up when we say Bulaga! haha. she also now responds to one-task command and recognizes when we say 'no'. she also loooves hair product commercials, haha! (ironic, she does'nt have much hair e) she also responds when we talk to her or when we sing to her, as in sagutan ha. haha. she also responds to both her names, chesca and simone which is nice, at least, whichever people want it, she knows it's her. Simon tested it by calling her pokwang in between chesca and simone and she did'nt respond. haha. She also reaches for things that we hide, she knows where to look for it already.
When we are in front of our mirror (we clipped one picture of me and Simon there), we'd always ask "Where's mommy? Where's daddy?" and she'd instantly looked at the picture. galing!
She can also sit down by herself, although not too long since we don't want to pressure her with doing it. She's more of the standing up and the walking type of baby. She crawls also but she learned the walking and the standing up faster. We still hold her though to support her but people are amazed when they see her walking. too early daw for her age. hehe.
we are so proud of her, she's really growing up really fast. We love you baby!
told you, she can smile like a model!
see??? i can sit down!
balance, balance (forgive the quality of the pics...bad)
"im tired with sitting down...i need to eat...ahhh! my foot!
you like some, mom?
my best trainer...
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
anyway, as i was again surfing for best diet programs and products, I chanced upon hoodia patch. I don't know if they have it here in the Philippines already and I don't intend to but it yet. I just find it interesting that by taking it, your brain will tell you that you're still full even if you're not. It seems psychological so that's the thing I'm a bit doubtful about, but would'nt hurt to know more about it, would it?
All of us moms have the same dreams, same aspirations and same desires for their unborn child...that h/she will be born as normal as any other person is, that s/he will be free from any disease or any physical abnormalities, and will be physically well-developed.
But God knows all things... He holds the masterplan of our lives. For things that we cannot understand, there He is in the midst. And for this instance that Baby Hannah Ysabelle was born with a case not known to most, if not all doctors, this condition is something that needs a lot of faith.
And with this, I ask you to visit this little angel's site at http://hannahysabelle.multiply.com and if God is speaking to your heart, please do so. Any amount will help her make it through another day. God bless everyone and it pays to pay it forward.
Anyway, I started with this exercise video which we bought from a bookstore. It's one of those as seen on tv products and I hope it'd work on me. As to eating habits, I don't eat rice anymore and I'm on my third day already. I only eat bread during lunch or salad and soup. Just today, I had soup for breakfast and two hard-boiled eggs. For lunch, I had salad and soup. For dinner, I still don't know yet.
I really hope I'd be up for this. I also gave myself Sundays as my rest day. I can eat anything every Sunday only. Yipee!
1. Are there any babies in your family or circle of friends?
Simone is the first grandchild on both our families (me and simon's) but come december, she won't be the youngest anymore! She'll be an achie already to Justin, Jane's baby (my SIL). and we are all excited to meet the little boy!
2. Are you one of those people who use a high-pitched, sing-song voice when talking to babies and small children?I can't say coz I have a malambing voice to start with. hahaha. but seriously, I love talking to babies but we dont baby talk simone. we talk on our normal voice so she can easily understand what we're trying to say, although mine is a little high-pitched so she'd pay attention always. (as i've read somewhere)
3. If you were standing in line next to a *very* pregnant stranger at the bank or grocery store, what would you say to her?
If we've exchanged smiles already and I'm with my baby, I might start a conversation by asking when she is due? I don't want to assume that she's near her due date already by asking "kabuwanan mo na?" that would be really annoying since that only means that she's really big for her term. haha. or I'd probaby just smile. I can talk to strangers but I also choose the ones I talk to.
4. Similarly, what do you say or do near babies in public?
I just smile. I rarely do Peek-a-boos. Most of the time, I ask the mommy how old her baby is. haha. Im so nosy. I dont know, maybe I want to compare her baby's height and weight with simone. haha.
5. When walking through a department store, are you the sort of person who can go by the baby clothes without even a glance or do you have to stop to ooh and ahh?
Never. I can go home without buying anything for myself but I'd always make sure that I've passed by the baby section of whatever mall. I usually check out clothes and what nots for babies. Since I have a girl, I love to dress her up, usually with all of us three on matching outfits. I also look for items on sale or any promos.
I've tagged Con, Lea, Cathy, and Kathy. Enjoy motherhood!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Simone slept on the first half of our gimmick. She was tired since she did'nt sleep the whole day. We woke up early for church, headed to Simon's parents to have lunch and stayed there til afternoon. So it was pretty much hectic. Here are some pics.
di naman nagpapasabi...ang puti ng baby ko! hehe. (with my brother, tito mike who celebrated his bday as well last oct. 20!)
the two bokals of my life...
with tito mike
"mom, i told you, im not used to lights!"--simone carrying her I declair cake from Jack's loft
lambot ni lola
the fermins (with me as the photographer...as usual)
the best picture of them all...very nice! she looks like 2 here. haha. (with her grannies)
It's always fun to be with a family and I'll always love them.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Simon promised to get me an eternity ring...I just forgot to ask when he will give it to me. hahaha.
There are only a few breastfeeding advocates here in the country and there are a lot of babies in need of breastmilk. I think it would have been much nicer if she just did'nt accept a donor.
Just my two cents worth.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Accdg to the book, by the end of this month, your baby should be able to:
1. feed self a cracker -- CHECK! (she's learned this for some time now)
2. bear some weight on legs when held upright -- CHECK! (actually, ginagabay na namin sya)
3. sit without support -- CHECK! (but not that long pa)
4. object if you try to take a toy away -- CHECK!
5. work to get a toy out of reach -- CHECK! she'd roll going to the toy or reach for it or even crawl
6. pass a cube or other object from one hand to other --CHECK!
7. look for a dropped object -- CHECK!
8. rake a raisin and pick it up in fist -- CHECK! although in her case, she picks up my earrings and plays with it (or pull them from my ears)
9. turn in the direction of a voice -- CHECK! has been doing this since she was 6 months or earlier pa. galing! musikera!
10. babble -- SUPER CHECK!
11. play peek-aboo -- CHECK! she already knows the concept of eat bulaga na nagtatransfer ng side. kunwari tatago sa likod tapos sa left magpapakita, mamaya titingnan nya sa right, hanapin nya dun yung kalaro nya. hehe.
she's growing up really fast...
Friday, October 12, 2007
si daddy photogrpaher namin. hehe.
I'm Beary Cute!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Although by the time I can afford it, I should be rich first and have a Jaguar. haha.
my baby's first time to wear her osh kosh green shirt. fit na sa kanya! (with her titas jane and jenny)
and so the OC in me reigns again. di ako papayag na sila lang ang terno so i changed my outfit immediately. haha. really love this shorts on her...best buy talaga!
so many food, they had baked lasagna, morcon, pork with mushroom, shrimp (yum!) and a chocolate cake made from scratch by chef popi (the best sa kape!)
we did'nt have anymore pics kasi na lobat batteries. dang!
we're praying for it...and help us be enlightened. what do you think?
Although by the time I can afford it, I might be buying a Jaguar as well.
Aside from this, we'd also have to consider buying more cabinets and a nice living room furniture. and the spending goes on... haha.
all-smiles ha...exchange muna kme babies.
i also dont get the point of babies kissing each other kahit ayaw nila. hahaha.
nice, all of us are smiling! :) anak ko, masyado naman pa-cute.
after that, i bought a booster chair for simone as endorsed by pinky. hehe. have'nt used it yet but i hope simone will like it. then, we headed to GMA office to have a late lunch with simon. we ate at wan chai tea house, simone's first time. syempre, picture pa rin. :)
kagat-labi with daddy on wan chai -- change costume
and ate tin
after that, simon went to church already for a practice and we had to go home for a while to wrap a gift for the next activity we'll do. haha. we went to jake and shiela's pa for shiela's bday. wasnt able to take pictures na kasi antok na baby ko nun, nag-sleep sya agad. when we slept that night, super tuloy-tuloy. hehe, napagod kme.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Here's what i'm talking about:
So, is it cruel or cool???Definitely cruel! I've been a Desperate Housewives fanatic and they were with me during my sleepless nights with simone (haha), but I can't simply take this sitting down. The producers and the writers, whatever reasons they may have, are simply unexcusable. I think they chose Phils, since our country is the most popular 3rd world country. Popular in terms of i dont know. But t does'nt justify the fact that they've blemished the medical doctors here in the Philippines.
So if you're with me, please sign up for the petition:
http://www.petition online.com/ FilABC/
I have'nt started on it. I'm still busy on other ventures that I've put this at the back seat for a while. But everything's good, I hope I'll get to try the business someday. I have a supplier and an artist already. All I need to do is find time and resources to launch it. Haha, a marketing plan of my own.
Posted by Janis:
First week of September, Baby Hannah was already transferred to a private room in Las Pinas Doctor's Hospital.
A few weeks ago, Fitz visited Baby Hannah in LPDH, coz I asked a favor from him to deliver a gift from me for Hannah . Fitz told me that Hannah's doing well naman and was active that night when he visited Hannah. Hindi nakakabit ung respirator, she's breathing on her own. But they have to monitor her oxygen level or something. If it goes below the limit, then they put the respirator back. Also when she sleeps, dapat naka-respirator talaga.
Then Wednesday last week (Sep. 26), I got a message from Mariel, former officemate namin nila Joan. She told me she sent an email to me & to other former officemates. I checked my mail, and saw the subject "hannah in icu". I checked my cellphone immediately, baka nagtext din si Joan sa akin, and she did. Hannah got severe infections. According to her xray, she has pneumonia and her intestines are infected as well. She looks really bad now and was transferred to ICU this morning. She became cyanotic 2 times already and O2 level really dropped. Please pray for her. I replied back and told Joan that our prayers are always with them.
Then last Sunday, I texted Joan again, asked how Hannah's doing. She's still in NICU, but she's OK now. They might stay there for a while, even though her condition's stable already. They're too afraid to bring her back to the room, she might get sick again.That's the latest news I got. Let's continue praying for her.
Monday, October 01, 2007
At the top of my mind, here are some online shopping coupons that we can give out to them:
~ For our dads, we plan to give out Gap coupons so they can buy their polo shirts
~ For our moms, we'd like to give them spa certificates
~ For our sisters, I think speedo coupons would be nice since after christmas, summer will be just around the corner. haha.
~ For our brothers, I think Birkenstock coupons will be a catch to buy a pair for each of our three brothers.
~ And of course for Ross, who's our Dachsund, I might try surfing for Pet Food Direct coupons
that's the first list as of the moment. I'l think more later. I'd have to finish first my materials for my meeting later. Merry Christmas everyone!
we don't have a walker and we really don't know if we'll get one since we want to do it the traditional way. I just hope our backs will always be able to support her. hahaha. We started doing the walk thing last Saturday, Sept. 29. All her weight are really on her legs and she's really lifting her foot forward to walk. very nice!
She really is growing up.
I hope i'll be able to do this longer.