Enjoy.

One thing that we seem to unknowingly neglect when our much-awaited River came into our lives was… to enjoy him.  How ironic it is to not enjoy time with our most anticipated addition to the family, and instead be too preoccupied with the busyness of taking care of him, and be too overwhelmed with tiredness…

Random Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Random stuff on breastfeeding that I learned while being “on the job” for the past 3 weeks. Some items in this list are not new, but a confirmation of what I’ve read about on numerous breastfeeding articles I’ve encountered, heard from the seminar on Breastfeeding 101 that I attended, and learned from experiences of friends….

36th Week: Perfect Timing

Spoiler alert:  There is no 37th week of pregnancy because River decided to surprise everyone by coming out earlier than expected 😀 The Perfect News I had my DVT screening earlier this month, but was only able to talk to my doctor about the results in my 36th week of pregnancy.  It was the first…

35th Week: My First Mother’s Day?

I am River’s mommy but I am not quite sure if I am already qualified to be greeted “Happy Mother’s Day.”  I have yet to hold River in my arms and I look forward to that day. 🙂  No one is calling me “Mommy” yet, so maybe it’s presumptuous of me to count myself in…

34th Week: 3 Checkups and a Shower

Our 34th week checkup was a breeze because everything is fine, the doctor said.  I learned that despite the fact that I only gained 4 kilos since I got pregnant, River’s size and weight are normal.  I even lost 4 pounds in a week! Maybe it is because I have been monitoring my sugar and…

33rd Week: Happy 7th Anniversary!

For our 33rd week checkup, we learned that there was something not normal with River last week that our doctor didn’t disclose to us.  She must still want to observe and be sure before letting us know.  Thankfully, River’s ultrasound this week turned out well, that the doctor said I didn’t need the steroid injections…

32nd Week: Sugar, Shower & Sharenting

Thirty-two weeks last Thursday!  Going 33 weeks in two days, so that means at least 4 weeks to go and I’m ready to pop at 37 weeks onwards! I hope River and I reach 40 weeks, so that would mean 7 more weeks at most. How’s River?  sleeps a lot; is awakened when I eat…

31st Week: Not by Bread Alone

“Man does not live by bread alone…” Finished reading the Old Testament and I’m at the first part of the Book of Matthew now.  Jesus’ reply on Satan’s temptation for Him to turn stones into bread somehow stuck on me as I read it. It doesn’t seem major –  I’ve been struggling with my seemingly…