The Day We Saw…

… Our baby’s heartbeat. And so we celebrated this milestone with a chocolate cake! 🙂 Choco lava cake with vanilla ice cream 🙂 Thank You, Lord! 🙂

7th week: Cooking Again

I’ve started cooking but not regularly, at least once a week.  Makes me feel productive.  And I got to do something for my husband too, who has been so sweet to prepare most of our meals, with some help from our housekeeper, and to buy food that I like to eat.  I’m such a spoiled…

Yet Another Basil Post

…Because this is how I document my herb garden project. After 3 days, finally, there are signs of life!   Oct. 25, 2016 – Tuesday October 27, Wednesday Yey!  Gardening reminds me of how daily water and sunlight are to these seeds, so is God’s Word to our souls. The rain and snow come down…

Growing Zara and Basil

Basil plants are sold 3 pots / plants for 100 pesos. A pack of basil seeds? 75 pesos plus TLC of water and sunshine can grow countless of basil plants! Before we left for Taiwan last month, I had grown some basil sprouts to be transferred to bigger pots. And after a month, when we…

6th Week: Be Awesome Today

Time passes by so slowly these days, especially if one is counting up to around 40 weeks or so, and is still at the 6th at this point. Thank God that an ectopic pregnancy was ruled out yesterday on my first ultrasound since I got pregnant.  I saw the sac that carries my baby. By…

5 Weeks: Orange Seed

(Feature photo not mine – from http://www.leaf.tv) 5 weeks and a few days pregnant now, based on my LMP (last menstrual period), and Zara is now as big as an orange seed 🙂 Except for an episode of severe diarrhea last week, which might or might not be pregnancy related, everything else has been normal…

The Blessing of Pain

(Featured photo – throw pillow I had to put on my tummy to make me somehow comfortable 🙂 ) It was one of those moments that I remember thanking God for the pain. Tightness and pain in my belly woke me early in the morning.  I checked the time – it was 1:35 am.  I…

Day 30: Poppy Seed Zara

(Stock photo on top not mine – from dreamstime.com) First day of being officially pregnant.  I am not just thinking I might be pregnant, I am really pregnant!  The doctor congratulated us yesterday, and that was the very first time in all my years of doctor visits or reading of pregnancy result that we ever heard…