Friday, July 31, 2015

Where to celebrate 1st Birthday?

Now that is the question I've been asking myself since we were done with my little girl's baptism last February. Or maybe even before her baptismal. Haha!

Yes, I am that excited! :)

I don't know why do I even bother to stress myself about this when I only have two choices, Jollibee or Mcdonald's. Haha! I guess I wanted to have a grand celebration without exceeding the budget. Who doesn't, anyway? I know there are other fast food chains out there that cater kids' party but these two are the friendliest to our budget. And I'm still trying to find which one is the friendliest-est among these two. Heehee #kuripotmomma

Maybe some moms out there would say, why not throw the party at home, it's cheaper that way. I don't want the hassle of thinking what to serve our guests, the preparation, we have to rent someone to host the event (I am not good at hosting/standing in front of a crowd with a mic.NO), etc. etc. Plus, right after the party, all you wanted to do is lay in bed, relax and bond with my little one, but no, if we would celebrate here at home, of course we need to clean up the mess we did. Just thinking about it makes me tired and lazy. Lol sorry.

Addition to what we wanted for our little girl is the theme of these two fast food chains. What I really wanted was Minnie Mouse theme, but since none of the two caters that, we immediately chose Hello Kitty, though I am not really a fan of this kitty cat. I find her cute yes, but Idk I guess because can't understand her or something like that, Hello Kitty's confusing man. And oh, she's not a cat. But apparently, my little girl likes Hello Kitty! Okay. Fine with Mama. Jollibee and Hello Kitty it is. I already even calculated how much we would spend for her birthday, it would be more or less 10,000Php. I think it's not bad at all. I just hope we would not exceed 10K.

jollibee

But then my sister-in-law, Ate Jac, told us that Mcdonald's is much cheaper than Jollibee, though I am not really sure about that. But I already fell in love with Hello Kitty. And I don't like Winx for ef's sake! Why doesn't Mcdonald's have pretty themes? Why not have Minnie Mouse/Mickey Mouse theme? Why Winx? Who likes Winx?! Hahaha! Good thing they have Adventure Time theme! I love Adventure Time! I just don't think it's good for girls and kids but, you leave us with no choice, Mcdonald's. Hahaha! Of course, I calculated as well and came up with a total of 11,000Php, it's higher than Jollibee with a thousand pesos but I think it's good. I'm not really sure if what I did was right since it doesn't have the calculator-like app on their website like Jollibee's. Btw, with Jollibee's website, we could pay online already unlike with Mcdonald's that we need to go to the branch itself and talk to the manager there. But I like talking to people better when it comes to event organizing. :)

mcdo

Hopefully, we would be done with the preparation a month before the party itself. I don't want to repeat what happened with my little girl's baptism. Heehee

Friday, July 24, 2015

Teeth Popping out at 7 months



As we all know, my Little Munchkin just turned 7 months last July 13th and her tooth started to pop out already!

The first time I noticed it was when I was feeding her mashed potatoes. At first, I thought it was just potatoes but when I noticed that it was not since it wouldn't go away even after she slurped all of her food, I screamed. Again. Just like when I found out that she can reach her feet already! Hahaha! Read about it here. Everyone here at home got nervous because of my scream. Hahaha! Good thing Maco didn't get scared because of it.

Actually you wouldn't really see it that time since it was really small, it was like a white line on her gums. Like a gum stuck on her gums. Hey did you see what I did there? Haha! As much as I wanted to take a photo that time, I couldn't. Maco doesn't want to. :( But hey, I was able to take a photo a few days ago. Hihi



A few days ago, while I was busy preparing Maco and I's breakfast, my eldest sister-in-law, Ate Jac called me asking if I already saw her 2nd tooth popping out. I was in shock because is that suppose to really happen? While the other tooth is still in the process of popping out, another one is trying to pop out, too! WHAT. I honestly didn't know. I thought that the second tooth would pop out right after the first tooth is done. Oh my. Now I feel our babies' pain. :(



And I think that is why my little munchkin is not in the mood all the time these days. She would smile/laugh once in a while but she would always be sumpungin and would always want to be carried. Just this morning, she was crying all the time, even when I try to nurse her, she doesn't want to. Even with her food, she didn't eat much today. :( Oh how I wish this will end soon.

Btw, I read somewhere that to ease the pain, it's best to give our baby popsicles/frozen teether. Mommies reading this, is that okay? To give our babies popsicles? Does this mean those popsicle ice creams? Hmm. For now, I will put her teether in the freezer.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Maco's 7th Month

[caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Little Maco Happy 7th Month my little girl![/caption]

Last July 13th, another month has added to my little munchkin. It seems like she just turned one month and now she's 7 months already! Huhu! Time really flies as what they say.

So what's up with my little munchkin now that she's 7 months? She can sit still though she can do it already even when she was in her 6th month, she can stand too but of course with guidance, but she can't sit and stand on her own yet. :( But it's okay, I know she will be able to do it eventually. :) I am in no hurry as what I always say. Heehee! She was able to say 'Mama' :D she would call me Mama if she wanted to have milk already or if she wanted to be carried. And not just say Mama, I think she knows already that I'm her Mama because whenever she say it she would look at me and bend towards me. Whenever she does that, oh the feeling is overwhelming.

Oh and now I know what her favorite nursery rhyme is! It's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! How did I found out? One time when we were watching Showtime, Xia (the little girl in Showtime) sang it during their segment Xia and Kuys and Maco turned to watch the TV as soon as she heard it! It was really cute! I was shocked as she was able to know the song! Well, it was the song I always play to her since then so I guess that's why. Heehee

And another thing, last June 12th, before she turned 7 months, I noticed that one tooth has popped out already! Yey! And just a few days ago, another one is popping out! But I will talk more about it in another post. Hehe!

Of course, her momma's monthly kaartehan is still here. My blog has been moved, but this kaartehan will stay. Hahaha!

Here's her monthly pictorial with momma!

Little Maco

 



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HeyMaaaaa now on Wordpress

Hello! I welcome myself to wordpress! Haha! Since I cannot retrieve my comment box on blogger, and I cannot live without it, I am now here. Honestly, I find wordpress a bit more complicated because it really is. Haha! But I think with this situation, I'll find blogging more serious than not. And I find it quite exciting actually.

Well, that's it for now~

[caption id="attachment_486" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Little Maco and Momma Coi Little Maco and Momma Coi[/caption]

 

I moved! Blogger to Wordpress

Since I cannot retrieve my comment box and I don't know why the hell it went away, I moved! For a couple of days I've been trying anything and everything I read on google/ watched on youtube just to bring my comment box back, but I was in no luck. :(

So, it goes to my last resort... to move to wordpress. At first I really didn't want to since I find wordpress a bit ore complicated than blogger and I'm not really a fan of complicated things haha! I'm always on the easy mode, even on games hahaha! But now, I think it's quite easy on wordpress. But I'm still getting the hang of it. Hehe!

You could check me out at




See yah there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review: Tiny Buds Rice Powder

When my little munchkin's still at her 2nd month or 3nd month, she had rashes due to heat (it was in February or March). Her Lola bought her this Enfant powder but unfortunately it didn't work for us. At first I thought it was okay, that it was working, but as time passed, not much was happening. Her neck was still red, and still has small bumps.

Her monthly check up came and we asked her pedia what should we do and why does she have such. Her doctor told us that it was indeed because of the weather that time and because hindi nahahanginan ang leeg ni Macoki, but still powder is a no-no! Oh no (that's what we were doing. Lagot!). Especially if it has talc he said. And to make things worse, Enfant  powder has talc. :(  He recommended the Johnson & Johnson's Cornstarch Baby Powder but unfortunately, we couldn't find it anywhere that time! Seriously, even in supermarkets! He said that putting lotion would be fine as well. I'm kind of hesitant to use lotion on her though, because I thought it would worsen her rashes since lotions are a bit heavy or sticky when applied. Though her pedia suggested to put lotion on her. I was not really sure about baby lotion that time so I didn't bother to buy one.




One day, my sister-in-law came here with Tiny Buds Rice Powder, she told me about it but I  didn't really cared that much because I thought it has talc, I honestly thought all powders have talc (Well not those sugar powder kind, but you know what I mean). Heehee. Good thing, it does not have talc! And fortunately, after a couple of use to my little munchkin, the redness and tiny bumps on her neck were gone! Yey!




This is a bit pricier than other powder and it's in a small bottle. :( But nonetheless it's a really good product and it's talc-free which is also a really good thing! I say it's worth the money! It's only P 109.00 lang naman so it's fine. 




Here's a bullet form Review of Tiny Buds Rice Powder
What I like about it:

  • Sweat Control - it is indeed true. Macoki doesn't sweat on the areas I put this powder on her. Most especially on her neck which was the main problem! Hehe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable
  • 100% Talc-Free 
  • 100 % Real Rice Grain - if I'm just really that patient, I would be the one to mash rice grains for our Macoki since this is the only ingredient of this product hahaha! Oh and 'mild fragrance' pala! Hahaha! 
  • Maco doesn't get rashes when using this product :)
  • It's available at leading supermarkets and department stores
What I don't like about it:
  • I find it expensive since it's only a small bottle
  • Hopefully they'll have bigger bottles, so we would not buy every month haha
All in all, I love this product! It made my Maco's rashes disappear! :) Of course with the help of the baby wash I'm using also... Will review that next! :)

PS 
Please bear with my review. Hehehe :)


Monday, July 13, 2015

Little Maco

Here's a shameless plug post! Hahaha



So anyway, I've been busy these past few days because of something I really am excited for! I've been planning about this since forever and fortunately, we're gladly on it! YAASS!!!



We're selling Export Quality dresses and ternos for your little bears! :D Here are some of it!




Also, headbands made by yours truly with lots of love! <3

Just a sneak peek of it! Hehehe

Please like our facebook acct  http://facebook.com/littlemacoki

And follow us on instagram at http://instagram.com/little.maco

We named it Little Maco because duhhh... Hahaha! 

AND ALSO,

I'm selling accessories I made myself with lots and lots of love too. :) I'm just consuming the materials I have here though. I don't have plans of restocking the materials yet. I said yet so I'm not really sure in the near future. But as of this moment, I think...No. :) But please if you have time you could also check out at http://instagram.com/aksesorya.mo.  Follow us! Hihi <3

Btw, here are some of the accessories I made! 




That's it! Thank you <3

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Little Munchkin's High Chair and Push Cart Story

Last Saturday, July 4th, my little awesome (hehehe) family went grocery shopping. We were supposed to do our grocery shopping this coming Saturday pa but we already ran out of some necessities so we opted to do it then.

We did our grocery shopping at Market! Market! since it's cheaper there compared to SM Supermarket, waaaay cheaper I tell you! I don't know why  SM Aura's supermarket is too expensive compared to other SM Supermarkets. Hmmm. Because it's SM Aura? Because it's supposed to be sosyal? K.

Anyway, when we got to Market! Market! what we did first was to eat at the food court just by the supermarket. I thought I had heavy lunch but I'm dead hungry already when we got there. Haha! #BreastfeedingMomProblem Hehehe! (Sidenote: Regine Velasquez was having a mall show that time and we were surprised that not much were watching. Definitely not few but compared to other mall shows we've witnessed there, we were surprised that we could walk from the entrance of the mall to the department store's entrance side-by-side and not in a hurry.) 

"Hi!"

"Uh what's supposed to happen now?"


"So are you pushing or what?"

"Is this right, Ma & Pa?"

That's her in a push cart! It was her first time to ride it and I'm the one who's excited! Hehehe! Too bad I wasn't able to record a video of her riding it! She was swaying her feet! And I'm so sorry for the photos, I was too excited I didn't capture her smiling! As in everytime I would tap to take the photo she's already poker face like that. Oh that red on her left cheek? She was sleeping on her Papa's shoulder that's why. :)

After we did our grocery shopping at Market! Market! we then went to SM Aura because I needed to buy something from there. We also wanted to eat at Mcdonald's because MINIONS. Haha! We wanted to order happy meal for our little munchkin. And since Mcdonald's at Market! Market! is too crowded, like it always is, we made the good choice of eating at SM Aura. 

"Is that food?"

"Oh it's a hat"

"But I want food, Ma!!!!"

Another first for our little munchkin! Now she could sit on a high chair! Little munchkin's growing up too fast! Oh no. Hehe! By the way, we ordered spaghetti for her! Haha joking! We bought her orgarnic baby food at the Healthy Options right across Mcdonald's. Hahaha isn't it ironic? Healthy Options is just right across Mcdonald's. Lels.

By the way, did you know that Joshua waited in line for almost 30 mins or so before he reached the counter!? Too many people at Mcdonald's!! Must be because of their Happy Meal! Too much for fast food. Get it? No? Okay. 


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Is there a Nursing Station at NAIA?

Photo not related to this post hahaha

Maco and I tagged along with my mother-in-law when she fetched my sister-in-law at NAIA Terminal 3 last June. Ate Joanne was in Singapore for a few weeks for work. We got there a little early than we were supposed to be because there's no traffic. Which was a good thing.

But when we got there, there were no available seat. And most of the people waiting there were sitting on the floor! It's good that we could wait inside with A/C but could they put more seats? Haha! Ang daming gusto! That didn't bother me much though because I thought hey I could just breastfeed my little one and we would be able to sit! And I'm kind of worried that if we wait too long, my little munchkin might be hungry already!

So I asked the guard where the nursing station was. And she said, there's NONE. Yes, there's NONE. WTF. Seriously, even malls have such! I asked her again to clarify I said "Meron ba kayo na pwede mag-breastfeed? Kahit ano'ng room?" (Do you have a nursing station? Even just a closed room?) and this is her best answer "Ay Ma'am wala po. Wala po kaming ganun dito." (Ma'am we don't have nursing station, we don't have that here). SHET. And at the time she said that she was looking at the information table and maybe she was thinking that it would be fine with me to breastfeed there. Good thing she didn't recommend it because I will be pissed. It was not a closed room, it just have a table and a chair with glass wall at the back. I know some moms out there would say, it's fine. But I just don't feel to. If I have a nursing cover why not. But I didn't brought it with me that time because I thought there would be a nursing station there, it's an airport. 

But unfortunately, we don't have a nursing station at our airport. How sad.

Hopefully, in the near future they would be able to add a nursing station in NAIA.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thank You Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Melawares

Last Mother's Day month, Mommy Bloggers Philippines held a number of raffle contests for moms like myself. I'm not really sure if I saw it on facebook or on Mommy Bloggers Philippines site but boy am I glad that I saw it! Heehee

What really caught my attention was the Diva Channel giveaway. I'm not quite sure but I believe the giveaway was a makeup loot so I joined that one! Then I saw the Melawares one. At first I was not really sure if I should join in or not but I did. Thought to myself "why the hell not", all I got to do is share the image of the set of dining ware I like on facebook and instagram. I chose English Rose collection! It was that easy! I joined the Summit one, free magazines! I love magazines! Hehe

English Rose collection
A couple of weeks passed and I received an email asking for my address saying I won! I didn't believe at first because I do not usually win on contests! I am not really that lucky when it comes to contests like such. :( When I received the email though, I jumped and shouted! Literally! I was that excited!  Anyway, of course I checked it on their site immediately! And there I saw my name, first on the list for Melawares giveaway! 

I won!! Woohoo

Last Monday, I got 'em! Woohoo! I love eeettt!!






Another favorite! So girly! Heehee

My favorite among all! Perfect for nachos! 



YEEYYY!! Thank you very much Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Melawares! :) 


Sick Momma & Macoki

My throat has been aching since Thursday of last week until last Saturday morning and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get sipon (colds). And yes, last Saturday I had colds when I woke up. I thought it was just like that, plain and simple colds. So I did not worry that much. That same afternoon, while my little munchkin's sleeping, I asked our helper to look over so I could take a bath. Husband came back (husband and my sister-in-law went to the "mini mall" near MRT Guadalupe to get the Cabinet she bought) and I tried to help him assemble it pa. Hehehe!

Side note:
Ate Joanne bought our little munchkin her very first happy meal! 
Yey thank you Tita!

I love this box!
Uh-oh Maco must be thinking "so this is how they speak? easy!" 

Just how she plays with her toys. Eat 'em toys! Hahaha


After a couple of minutes of helping my husband I told him that I'll just go back to the room and lay in bed for a while since my head is really hurting already. While in the room, thank goodness Ate Joanne was with us so she was the one playing with Maco. My head hurts too much that time that I can't even speak. OA but true. I wanted to sleep but I'm worried about Maco. So I just lay in bed. After 30 minutes or so, I feel quite better again, though I still have colds but my head does not hurt that much anymore. I thought it was gone already so I went back to my husband and tried to help him again. My ulo is matigas like that yo! Hehehe!

Husband has been telling me to just lay in bed but I didn't because I thought it was just plain old simple sipon. And I don't get sick easily. Dinner time came, and since Maco's still sleeping, Ate Joanne told us that she'll look over Maco first so husband and I could eat together hehehe! Oohh we have tapa for dinner! I love tapa! But what a bummer, I cannot even taste it! So I didn't eat that much!  :( How could I enjoy eating if I cannot taste what I'm eating!!! ARGH! Hate it.

So then I prepared Maco's food. I was mashing the boiled carrot, and I feel so weak that time that I had to tell my husband to mash it for me. Never thought I'd feel that weak. WTF was happening! A few minutes later, mother-in-law and my other sister-in-law came back from grocery shopping, and Maco had pasalubong from her Tita Jac! It was the organic baby food that Macoki loves so much! Yey!

And this toy...

We were joking that Maco's being hypnotized by the nursery rhyme, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Haha

Wow! Luck you Maco, two toys in one day!

Anyway, back to me being a sick puppy... I never thought I'd be that sick because I can never be sick. Because of Maco. Maco doesn't have a Yaya except for myself. There is in no way I could be sick. A couple of people had colds here already and I didn't catch any of it, but this time, it got me bad. Thank God it was a weekend, family was at home so they were the ones who took care of our little munchkin. Yey! Thanks to them!

From now on, I should be much more cautious of my surroundings. If someone is sick (esp if it's viral) try to avoid too much contact with them, if not at all. Being a parent is being a superhero. You must be 101% healthy, strong, everything you need to be for your little one. 

Last Wednesday though, Maco got sick. She got colds from her momma. :( I am sorry my little one. Everyone was so worried here at home because her eyes were swollen from tearing up, they even wanted to give her meds and all that. But I didn't worry that much. Why? Because I know that she will be better soon enough since she's breastfed. A couple of months back when she got sick like this, the doctor who checked on her (Not her pedia, their family doctor) told us not to give her any meds (just what her pedia told us as well), and make her latch/give her breast milk because it has antibodies to fight the virus. That is why right now, our little Macoki doesn't have swollen eyes already and pretty much done with colds. That's how great breast milk is. Glad that my little one is breastfed.