Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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
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.
Monday, July 19, 2010
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.
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
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'.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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.