Friday, July 5, 2013

I'll Be Back!

Things are unfolding. I'm excited. I promise to get back to blogging soon.

Watch out for this space. I can't wait to share what I have been up to.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

2 months

And just like that our baby is two months old. I was telling Karl that I was relishing every single day because this is the last time we're having a baby. Next time I will probably get this feeling again is when my children have children and that will be a longggggg time from now.

Happy 2nd month Lily! It hasn't been smooth sailing all the way, it's barely been smooth at all! But always remember that mom, dad and achie love you by much.

Weight Check!

Actually, I don't even know how much I weigh. We have faulty weighing scales at home and the only way I can find out my weight is my monthly appointment with my OB/my daughter's pedia(they have the same clinic). Right now the basis for my losing weight is these pair of shorts I bought last summer. They're actually a size bigger than what I used to wear but I stopped wearing them come third trimester because I turned into a hippo.

After I gave birth, I tried on the pair but I couldn't even make them pass my thighs. Then I started wearing them unbuttoned. Today, I can button them but some fats are still spilling. Hehe. BUT at least they fit already!

Yesterday I kept on eating these chocolate covered macadamias. I can snack on these like there's no tomorrow. I ate like 7-8 pieces and every 2 has 180 calories. Don't do the math. I just rationalized that I was breastfeeding and breastfeeding can burn 20 calories per 1 oz of milk produced! Can you imagine that?

I'm still tired. I'm still pooped. So what's up with you?

Sharing is caring

I took a picture of all the milk I have frozen, just in case I never get the same amount in my freezer ever again. Yesterday I donated some of my breastmilk. I promised I would do this once my milk stabilized because early on I had to ask for milk for Lily due to bleeding nipples I had. Then during the Christmas break my milk lessened due to the parties and I couldn't pump religiously. I know how it feels like not being able to provide your own milk and it was such a crappy feeling.

Now I'm back to rebuilding my stash again. I'm due to go back to work soon hopefully I have enough milk to purely breastfeed until 6 months. Since Lily is going to be our last, I wouldn't mind pushing to breastfeed until a year. That would be great! Hoping for the best.

Friday, December 7, 2012

3 weeks

And just like that, come tomorrow my baby is already 3 weeks old. Yes, I call her baby or shobe because we're still debating on her nickname!

I can't believe time has flown so fast. Next thing you know we'd be celebrating her first month and it gets faster from then on.

Even with Karl's nagging I haven't taken too much pictures with the baby. I feel like I'm too Haggardo Versoza to show myself to the world or at least document myself. Mia on the other hand, keeps on posing with the baby as if there were no tomorrow.

This is Mia being a real ate. I think she thinks she is older than she really is. She sees me with Emilia on my chest and she wants to do the exact thing even if the baby is heavy for her to carry.

AND less than a month since my delivery Mia the demanding Ate wants a baby brother. Girl, keep on wishing! As I've said before, "Sirado na ang tindahan!".

Thursday, November 29, 2012

On Having Two

It's crazy!

I guess it doesn't help that I'm nursing my CS wound, stabilizing my milk supply, reviewing Mia for her exams this quarter and no yayas for both kids(Well, Mia's yaya is leaving tomorrow and the replacement is still arriving next week!). I have been having a cumulative 4-5 hours of sleep every night and this is for a person who loves sleep and sleeps for at least 8 hours a night.

I'm so proud though that after day 1 at home, I have been completely independent from my mom for the graveyard shift. I don't need to 'phone a friend'. Hehe...

What I can be grateful for is that Mia simply adores her baby sister. She feels like she's this big person(as in literally) who can carry the baby around. She loves bottle feeding her (with breastmilk not formula) and talking to her. Karl also helped a lot especially during his paternity leave. Now, I already gave him my blessing not to help during the late nights since he has work and I'm on leave.

I am totally looking forward to this long weekend. Hopefully more hands on deck, since Karl is on holiday does that mean he can help? We haven't discussed it yet:P. Have a nice long weekend everyone. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Say Hi!

And she's out!

I was so scared of the operation since I was asleep the whole time when Mia came out. It turned out okay, but I'll leave the increase in population to everyone else after this one.

Presenting Emilia Rosario. 7.18 pounds! When Mia saw me after, she was like, "Wow mom! You're sexy again!" That is why we're on the same team:). Here we go again...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

4 days to go!

And I'm reminiscing how time flew so fast.  Mia is so big now!  Since this baby in my tummy would be our last, can everything be in slow-mo, please?  Here's a video of Mia when she was 2 years old.  I wish we took more videos or maybe we should have just documented her life.


Since my leave, I have been cleaning the house. It's amazing how fast things just pile up without you knowing it. I cleaned both my room at my mom's and our home. It felt like I didn't even make a dent. I have a couple more days left, are we ready? I don't think so. My friend told me I was nesting.

Monday, November 5, 2012

No Fail Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Breakfast of Champions! Haha, what a caption...
I don't cook.  Cooking and I were never friends.  I think it started in high school when we had cooking class.  We were cooking a very simple recipe of cream of corn soup.  Our recipe book had the wrong measurement and since a particular student wasn't listening to her teacher,  she did not hear her teacher say that the 2 tablespoons of salt had to be corrected to 2 teaspoons.  That was the saltiest cream of corn soup in the world and I even tasted it in front of my teacher, with a straight face, I said, "Ok lang naman ah...."   Right.