Eureka moments

Bouts of inspiration just come from the most unexpected of circumstances!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

For Sale: Pampering stuff you'll love!

Just in case a stranger or two comes across my blog, I'm selling some stuff that might be of interest.

Bathology, Skin Garden, Skinethics and One Naturales products are sold in Rustan's and Watsons but I'm getting them at a cheaper price! For items and prices, please visit the following sites (hoping you could access them!):

Happy shopping!!!

First prenatal check-up

I'm lucky enough to snag an appointment with my OB, Dr.L this afternoon. It's amazing how comfortable you can get with a stranger whom you feel you can fully give your trust to. After the meet, Peejo and I both felt that everything is on the right track and nothing could go wrong. I want my parents to meet her too and see how wonderful she is and how they can also trust her with the first grandchild of the family for both sides.

I guess the turn of events really led us back to her. Initially, we were considering another one, but looking at every angle just tells me that she is not the right one for me. It's hard to name drop even here in my blog because who knows they might come across this. Anyhoo, bottom line is I need somebody to guide me and advise me on what to do because this is the first time it's going to happen, and a mere question-and-answer session will just not cut it. Add the fact that she can be sarcastic in her answers that I can't help but get annoyed. Sometimes I wonder if she deliberately does that to shoo me away because she doesn't feel good about me getting pregnant (something along the lines of "That should have been me!"). It's sad she has all those issues but it's not really my problem and I want to worry about myself more than anything else. She doesn't really plan to check up on me because she didn't even drop the hint that I should visit her in her clinic or whatever.

Oh well, what's done is done, and I'm glad this was settled this early so there will be no regrets. There's really a kind of attitude that should be natural to anybody in the medical industry. I'm glad I found it in Dr. L.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

6w0d 0.34cm 06-27-2012

...all in all, that sums up my story for today.

I didn't plan on getting a transvaginal ultrasound until Peejo told me LPDH's schedule. I was just at home making my unit designs. Thankfully my parents were still at home but preparing to meet up with friends in a few hours. I'm so glad they obliged to come with me.

Sucks that my Medicard proves to be useless apart from consultations. I've even doubtful if OB consultations are still included. I paid Php 1260 for it. Too bad I missed the 15% discount they offered the whole of October. Anyway, I find TVUs uncomfortable, and I keep imagining my muscles down there might contract and the sonologist might be unable to take out the instrument!

And so the doctor came and veered the stick in all directions. After a few minutes she adjusted the screen for me to see. She showed me this pea-sized white thing surrounded by a translucent film inside a black circle. Amazing. She said it was 0.34cm big and "it" is estimated to come out on June 27 because I'm on my 6th week already. Wow. My counting was quite accurate after all!

I think I got a wee bit teary-eyed seeing my baby, especially listening to his/her heartbeat for the first time! Unbelievable that there is a living being inside me! This is what I've always dreamed of and now it's here! The sonologist said that it has a slow heartbeat as expected during this early stage although some fetuses tend to have faster heartbeats at this time. Anyhoo, I just made sure that it is where it's supposed to be (in my uterus) and I'm fine with it!

It's interesting to note that the ETA is June 27, the feast of the Mother of Perpetual Help, and it's funny that my mom and Peejo's mom texted me that around the same time! I hope and pray this will be an easy pregnancy for me and a healthy baby from now on :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First of November

...was spent watching TV the whole day and eating a hotdog sandwich and PikNik ketchup fries at 7-11. It was too hot to go home and hitch to Manila Memorial Park. This time, I didn't have the itch to clean the house. My butt has fallen comfortably on the sofa since this morning and I think it's staying put in the next 4 hours or so.

I'm starting to get excited about the baby. According to Babycenter, it's about the size of a sesame seed and looks like a tiny tadpole. The brain is starting to develop, and the placenta and umbilical cord is already working as it should. Amazing. Sometimes though, I feel a bit of pain in the lower abdomen, I hope it's nothing serious. I hope I get an answer from the TVU on Nov. 3.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

5 weeks

So it's been a while since I last blogged. So many things have happened since July 2010 - Peejo and I got married, we started living in their condo and now... we're 5 weeks pregnant! I went back to blogging in the hopes of documenting everything for the wedding, but I never even got past signing up with our photographer! Now I thought of going back because yesterday I watched Julie and Julia on HBO and it somehow got me excited to go blogging again.

We're here at Peejo's house in Alabang for the Halloween Trick or Treat party tonight. We just ate lunch (a hefty one at that tsk tsk) including a big slice of Polly's chocolate cake. We're now watching The Other Guys on HBO and I'm researching about facial moisturizers for pregnant women. It sucks that I could no longer use Pond's Age Miracle Day Creams because of its retinol content. It's interesting to know how much I'm learning with my condition. For everyone not in the know, too much vitamin A and its derivatives (including retinol) can unharm the unborn baby. I also learned that I'm 5 weeks pregnant thanks to It said that conception is about two weeks since the first day of the LMP (last menstruation period). So it must've been around Sept 22 if Sept 8 is my LMP. Counting from that it's been 5 weeks already. Mom also said that since I missed a period already this one is at least a month old inside me. It's amazing to know that the baby is complete already and that it just needs to grow inside me.

I'm not really worried about things, Peejo is actually more worried than me! Anyway, I'm due for urinalysis, blood test and transvaginal ultrasound. Urinalysis because I feel a bit of pain in my lower abs. Aside from being big, it's actually more of numbness or a very mild dysmenorrhea. Or maybe I'm just imagining things hehehe. I hope I don't have UTI and this is not anywhere near something serious like an ectopic pregnancy. Let's see if my count is correct.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nowhere to go but up

Life indeed gets better everyday. Even when I started feeling somewhat under the weather, I was still able to find some good things that makes me say I'm still lucky I am where I am right now.

I always look forward to Wednesdays even if it's my busiest and longest day of the week due to meetings and tutorials, because it's his day-off and we get to spend at least 3 hours together :) Today, right after he picked me up, we went straight to ATC to pay the remaining amount for our wedding bands. It was so beautiful with all its 5 diamonds, and I like it as it is, even if my brother says that it's not so thick, the diamonds are a wee bit small... who cares, right? It's beautiful and there's nothing else like it.

Next we met up with Ian, my favorite wedding photographer and he showed us his packages. He really is good and with all the praises I've given him, I think he really is going to give me a discount! :) This is something that he is allowing me to splurge on. I was only thinking of getting the first package, but when I saw a sample slideshow presentation, I finally decided to forego the videographer and instead get the second package altogether. He is THAT good that it's actually an extremely good deal.

We promised him we'll be back once we finalized the church and the wedding date and I'm starting to get excited now! I was even able to talk to my very good friend who's also planning her wedding next October. Now this is the motivation I need to love my work again.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Finding motivation

We're still in the middle of July and I'm starting to have a harder time waking up in the morning. I think I somehow got used to having no school for 4 days with just one day in between. There was also this resectioning in school that made it all the more difficult to contain the students, and I guess that's what pissing me off. On top of that, I was given a new one-on-one task three times a week DURING MY LUNCHBREAK. Not to mention that on July 31 and August 7, both Saturdays, that we'll be required to report for work for make-up classes and a general faculty meeting at 5pm. I won't be surprised if there are more.

I evaluate myself after every class. More often than not, I always say to myself, "I could have done better". Be it in terms of disciplining or discussing the lesson. I try to do better in the next class but I really get irked with all the noise and the commotion, especially today when most of them brought some living creatures to the classroom. Imagine, this girl emptied a jar, leaving her poor fish flailing for dear life. Or the canister with the snail that gets passed on to every corner of the room, more children standing up than sitting down, and no calm strategy could make them focus their attention back to the front. I really feel for the quiet students who try so hard to settle in their seats and focus, but the noise from the other children ARE JUST SO ANNOYING AND OVERWHELMING. I could have turned on a chainsaw and they wouldn't have noticed.

It's ironic that I even wrote about changing one's perspective in my previous post. How do you do that with everything else going against you? I felt a little better finishing off the last of the chocolate cake from the ref, but later on I'll be working on my lesson plans and I'll feel stressed out all over again. I guess I'll just pray hard enough tonight.