Monday, September 29, 2014

Baby Essentials

I've been browsing on Instagram to look for cute clothes, shoes, costumes, and even toys for my baby girl which is really exciting but, not really a must, as of now. Yes, it is good to buy some of those beforehand, but I think I must focus more on the necessities of my baby before she arrived. Since I am clueless on what would be the essentials for my coming baby, of course, I googled. Lol! I've checked several sites, and came up with my own, I've added and/or removed a few since I don't think I will be able to use the same as what others are using/used.

Here are the things on my list:
Baby Wipes

Newborn Diapers
Diaper Bag
(or any cloth for wiping off baby's burp or anything)

4 oz feeding bottles (at least 2)

Baby Tie Side Shirt
(not really sure what you call those. hehe
also, i think this is better than shirts since it's hot here in the Ph.
it's easier to wear on babies, too.)
(i think theyre cute, and i already have lots
of these given to me, so. haha

Newborn Hat, Socks, Mittens
(at least 3 sets)
Infant Pajama Pants 
Hooded Baby Towels

Ointment for Diaper Rash

Baby Bath Tub 

Baby Soap / Shampoo
Crib (i would love to have a convertible crib
like this, but since it's too expensive here in the Ph,
any crib would do as long as baby's comfortable)


For Mom:

Nursing Bra
Breast Pump (I really want my baby to be breast fed,
so Im hoping my breast milk would last for a long time)

Feeding Bottle Cleaner
This list might be too short for some, I may be forgetting some things but these are the things that popped in my head at this very moment. I don't want to have a lot on my list, buy those, and regret after because I wasn't able to use it. 

*I may update this if there are some things to be added that I think is essential for my newborn. 

*all photos from Google Images

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sale Alert!

Hi Moms and Soon-to-be Moms out there!

I was with my Mother-in-law at Cash and Carry Makati earlier and saw that they are having a sale of baby stuff! Yes! 

I did not have any money with me earlier so I was not able to buy anything. :-( But, my mother-in-law bought this set of socks for my baby girl which costs for only Php 150 (not yet the discounted price)!!!

look how cute these are!!! 
There are lots of baby stuff on sale! From baby feeding bottles to cribs! Even toys! I saw this set of two Avent baby feeding bottles in 9oz which are only for Php700+! I think it was a steal! No, I don't think it was a steal, it is a steal! Hoping I could come back there with my husband and buy stuff for our baby until sale is still  happening! 

Another sale happening in Market! Market!

As of now, these are the only baby sales I know! If some of you moms out there know any sale going on right now, feel free to leave comments!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check-Up: Sept. 22,2014

Yey internet connection's back! WTF PLDT!!!! In red and all caps because we're all angry here at home. Lol

Okay, so let's talk about my check-up which happened yesterday, Sept. 22,2014, Monday. So, I grabbed a taxi near our place, (yes I was alone because everyone's in the office, and there's no one available to accompany me) and on every red light, the taxi I'm riding in was always the last to move, I was wondering why. I thought he was texting (which is bad. Never text and drive!!) but worse than texting while driving? Yes, manong driver was sleeping during stops! I had to wake him up every time the light turns green! And I thought since he knew that I knew that he was sleeping, he would stay awake, but no, he did not. But thank God nothing bad happened. 

So, what happened during the check-up? Dra. Aquias, my Ob-Gyne, first asked questions of course, how was I, etc... I told her regarding my back pain, which she said is due to the weight my baby's gaining, hence my tummy's getting bigger. She recommended maternity support belt, it would help lessen the back pain. Also, I told her my sleeping time problem. These past weeks, I've been sleeping really late, 2AM late, and I would wake up at around 5AM-7AM to pee, have some snacks and I really can't go back to sleep right after, it would be an hour after or more. I really don't know why. Dra. Aquias said that having warm milk or warm bath would help. She told me that it is best to have at least 6-hour straight of sleep, which I am not getting. :-(

And then, as what we usually do during check-ups, I was able to listen to my baby's heartbeat again! :-) I really love that sound! It's like music to my ears. A bit OA but that is how I'm feeling everytime I hear her heartbeat. Hihihi. And then, she gave me TDAP vaccine which means Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. She was just telling me about it first, and then I suddenly got one! Lol. Also, she prescribed me the same vitamins I've been taking for like 3 months already (?) (sorry, not sure. eek!).

In case some of you are wondering what TDAP is, here it is:
What is the Tdap vaccine?The Tdap vaccine offers protection from three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). It's the first booster designed to protect adults and adolescents from whooping cough, a very contagious disease that they're at risk for themselves and can pass on to babies.Whooping cough can result in months of coughing, cracked ribs from severe coughing spells, pneumonia, and other complications. While you probably got vaccinated against this disease as a child, the immunity wanes over time.Whooping cough can be life-threatening for babies who are less than a year old. And they're most likely to catch the disease from household members and other close contacts who might not even know they're infected. So vaccinating adults and adolescents against whooping cough also helps protect babies from the disease.What's more, if you get the Tdap vaccine before or during pregnancy, your baby is likely to get antibodies from you during pregnancy that will offer her some protection as a newborn, when she's still too young to be vaccinated herself. 

Anyway, if some are wondering how I found out about Dra. Aquias, she was recommended to us by my my sister-in-law. I also recommend to you, moms-to-be out there, because she's easy to talk to, unlike the previous doctors that I had my check-up with. Also, her assistant there is really nice!

Here are her contact details:
Dra. Regina Aquias
Medical City
Unit 910 MATI, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
Tel.: 635-6789 loc 5107 / 636-7476
M/TH/F/Sat: 9am-1pm    T/TH: 2pm-6pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014

3rd post Introduction

Good morning! 

It's just 11:30 in the morning and I'm in the mood to post. Anyway, I woke up a bit earlier than usual today, around 10 in the morning. Maybe because I was expecting Joshua's (my husband) niece and nephew would be here!

Anyway, as what the title is about, this is somehow my introduction about myself and this blog. So, let's start...

Friday, September 19, 2014

What's happening?


Today, I woke up to a downpour, it was almost 12 noon and as what I've read on twitter, typhoon Mario has just landed, though it has been raining since midnight. I know, right? Lol! Anyway, it would have been nice to cuddle but husband's gone to work already, so there goes my cuddle buddy. Haha!

In regard to typhoon Mario, there were no thunder, no hard wind- just rain. But, it was continuous. It just stopped at around 8 this evening. Many areas in Metro Manila has been flooded, many were stranded. Hopefully those who were stranded earlier were able to go home by now. Thank God husband's office is just around the corner or I will be paranoid. Also, no family, relatives and friends were hurt due to typhoon Mario. Thank goodness!!

Also, another story is regarding Mayon Volcano... Not yet sure with the whole story, but I think it was about to erupt? Not really sure, so I will try to read more about that matter. So, for now I guess we're on standby. Oh my pamaypay! What is happeniiiiiiiiing!!!!

Hoping typhoon Mario is gone by now.
Praying for everyone's safety.
Pls not now Mayon.

11:17pm... Started raining again.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Afternoon boredom

Hello there moms, mommies, mamas, nanays, mothers all over the worldwide web! 

I've been meaning to start a blog on being a mother, specifically on being a first time mom like myself since I don't know when. And since, I've got not much to do this Thursday afternoon, I thought... Why not now? So here it is! I just want to share with my fellow nanays (or to anyone) out there my journey on being a first time mom, hopefully someone out there will share their stories with me, too. Also, some tips! Hehe :-)

Anyway, I am now 7th month pregnant, and I love it! Though it may be hard at times, because well... there comes a time my back hurts, tummy hurts and all.Well, generally it is quite hard moving around with a big tummy, and knowing that your precious baby is in there, so being extra extra extra careful is a must. And I'm a klutz, so yeah.

Well, here goes my first entry! Laters

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