Saturday, July 31, 2010

Arkin's First Boo-Boo

On the night of my birthday, before heading out to Vista Barista for hubby's b-day treat for me, Arkin was 'walking' with what my mom calls as 'andador'. I call it old-school walker. It's made of wood or what my father-in-law calls 'uway'. I prefer it over the modern walker not only because it is cheaper but it has no 'seat' to catch the baby's ass (ASS talaga?!) when he/she feels lazy to practice walking. It looks like this:



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweetness is Not my Weakness

I talked to a good friend of mine just a couple of days ago. He knows me and my husband very well. Actually, the two of them are best friends. So we were talking about stuff about our marriage because he was asking me how we are. Then he sort of said that we should be 'sweet' like some couple he know.

But we are not sweet! I, personally, admit the fact that I am not a sweet person by nature. I don't even greet people on their birthdays or for any occasion. I don't even greet my husband at all! It's just not my thing and besides, people won't notice I forgot about their birthday or something.

Living the Gokongwei

Living the Gokongwei

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to me :)

I turned 23 yesterday. And because I am not big on parties and surprises, I just stayed home, mom bought Pancit and RC (my special request), had dinner with my husband and slept. That is how I am. Boring for others but I'm just not a fan of big celebrations. Don't get me wrong, I love big weddings and parties but for me to throw one? No, I am not good with hi's and hello's. I'm not really the ma-PR type of person. And one major reason I don't throw a party for myself is I DONT DRINK. And naturally, people will expect booze, but I don't so why would I make myself a WALLFLOWER in my own party? haha!

Anyways, I'll find time to give my 'thank-you' speech on turning 23 one of these days. I hope I'll find time. But the twins will be waking up anytime now so I can't really pour it all out at once.

For now, all I can say is, whatever I am now, wherever place I am right now - I know God has reasons for all of these. And HAPPiNESS is one of them.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy 8 months Sweethearts :l







8 months of bliss :)

Thank you PapaGod for the gift of happiness, good health and good looks!








Lost Some Memory

I think I've lost some memory
since Miranda was born
I don't remember sleeping late
on a lazy Sunday morn

I don't remember quiet dinners
with candlelight and wine.
Or getting up and ready for work
and making it there on time.

I don't remember summer days
just lounging on the beach
And those memories of "girls' night out"
are somehow out of reach.

I don't remember long warm baths
with bubbles and a good book
Or my favorite TV program
or a movie worth a look.

I can't remember all those things
I spent time on yesterday
And I can't remember life
being any other way.


And as I lay her down at night
and kiss this little girl
I can't remember so much happiness,
such love and joy in my world.

*credits*

Got the beautiful poem from the net and this pretty much explains my life now.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Hand of Hope


A picture began circulating in November, 1997. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the paper, you probably will never see it. The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. During the surgery on little Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed, hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”

Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture.

She said, “The photo reminds us my pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person” “The Hand” of the fetus. You can see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible.

Pass it on.. The world needs to see this one.


---- I'm sorry I'm a mother so I can be excused for being emotional with stories like this. My babies went through a lot intra-uterine because I have been experiencing pre-mature contractions as early as my 4th month. That and the very little space they have moving around my belly. I thank God they are here with us now. And this story you just read tells us that if it really is God's will, there will always be a way.



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Moving Out, Moving In

There's a major renovation going on at my in-law's house. It's a very much needed renovation, mind you. I really don't know the history of the house but to give you guys an idea, whenever people from the 'outside' asks me "Kumusta na yung bahay nila sa looban?" and I describe to them how it looks like, they always have the same reactions. "Hindi pa din pinapagawa? Ganun pa din pala ang bahay nila."

Even without any idea how it looked like before, I must admit, the house looks old and it desperately calls for a major renovation. There are a lot of areas that needs repairing, most of these caused by previous typhoons. Yes, the house and the typhoons that visited the Philippines has a lot of history together. I am not kidding. For every typhoon that passes, there is always one damage left to the house. One damage that I can remember in particular was when their ceiling gave up, like literally. 'Milenyo' caused that one, I know because my husband almost got crushed by their termite-infested ceiling.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

These are only some of the pics we took using Dada's laptop.

Raine is obviously not in ze mood.


Arkin and his usual self :)


Arkin is goofing can you bilibit?


I have the whole world in my arms. That's all I'll ever need <3>

On Contraception and SexEd

So here I am blogging using my husband's laptop. Since their house was damaged from Basyang's wrath, and their house opens up to the heavens - literally, I told him there's no use for his laptop there so he should let me use it for the weekend. And because I am a great wife, he 'obeyed'.

Actually, I have nothing to write about. I have been trying hard but really, when you have two babies in front of you, who smiles and laughs and not to mention - urinates everywhere (I don't use diapers during day time - its cost efficient and they are least likely to develop diaper rash) you wouldn't have time to even collect your thoughts. So what am I writing here? Well, I'm just writing at 'the spur of the moment'.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Growing UP



Life was easier back then but when I think of it - nothing beats waking up in the morning at the smiles of the two human beings that I carried in my womb for 8 months and gave life to.

My 'Nursing' History

I have read this from almost every mommy blog there is in the internet. And when I say 'every' I really mean every single blog, article or post that I can read when I was pregnant. Breastfeeding is a MUST. It should be a MUST. And there was no question about it - my mindset was when my babies arrive, I shall be an advocate of breastfeeding.

Since my babies where preemies, they had to stay at the NICU first. It's a good thing that they already know how to suck and they're good at it. There was nothing triggering my mammary glands to produce, so I had difficulty with milk production during the first week. I kinda expected my milk would be overflowing. But since there's no sucking, there's nothing. And contrary to belief, the first latch didn't hurt. At least for me. I don't know, maybe because of my WANT to nurse my babies, I didn't feel anything, just that sucking feeling.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Back from Hiatus

That's it! After months of not writing, Mela-ism is now ressurected! Welcome, welcome people of the world! I am back to writing my thoughts again, once and for all. Oh, that's when both of my twins are satisfied with their needs first. Whoah! Come again? Twins? Well, I have so much to update about so here's the thing-