DVT Updates

Still have blood clot in my right leg, according to the latest scan results.  Thankful to my cardiologist who discussed the results to me over the phone.  Without consultation fee! He said my DVT is “chronic” and no longer “acute.” My leg doesn’t bother me at all anymore since a few days after I was…

20th Week: What’s in a Name?

I am halfway through my pregnancy in the week of this year’s Chinese New Year celebration! (Our first baby will be born in the year of the rooster.) So grateful to the Lord for this milestone. On January 18 – I forgot to note this for my 19th week post – I felt the baby…

What to do with chicken stock

With 4 liters of chicken stock, I was able to make the following: 1. Pumpkin / Squash soup – used 500g of squash and was able to fill the entire pitcher used for blending 2.  Cream of Tomato Soup – used 500g of tomatoes and yielded just half of what I got from the squash…

Zara or Zorro?

As much as possible, ultrasound should not be done often. But in my case, I had two done for the past two weeks because the first was for the monthly check up, and the second was because of my spotting. In November last year, the week after my monthly checkup, I was diagnosed with DVT…

Why are You So Afraid?

Wind and Wave Obey Jesus 23 Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. 25 Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” 26 But…

19th Week on January 19: More food plus a pillow

We turned 19 weeks yesterday! Halfway through our 5th month.  Can be confusing but 18-22 weeks is considered 5 months in pregnancy. One more week and we are halfway through our pregnancy! 20 of 40 weeks. For the past days, I did a lot of cooking. Posting it here for some notes: Beef dishes (used…

Home Improvement

After more than a year, I finally got to put up these nice wall decals given to us in 2015.  Found the perfect spots for them too! First set of decals – a reminder on who we serve. Not just at “church,” but in everything that we do, when we do it first and foremost…

18th Week: Random Thoughts

Zara is as big as a sweet potato by now. An 8.5 inch one. Had my first pelvic ultrasound today.  There’s Zara / Zorro’s face! Can you see her/his cute button-like nose? And those lips! I think our baby got those lips from Daddy C. 😍 —- So after my cooking addiction, I suddenly don’t…