Babysitting Issues

We are soon moving to another flat. The problem is kelangan na naman ng bagong baby sitter. A baby sitter comes to our house in the morning, and dahil malapit lang sya sa amin, walking distance lang. Medyo malayo ng konti from her house yung lilipatan namin kaya imposible, otherwise we have to shoulder her transportation which is not practical.

Kaya eto, ang dilemma ko… paano kung ayaw ni Deye sa bago? Mas maganda nga yung bagong environment kasi may mga bata sa building, pero adjustment na naman sa bata.

Hay buhay ng working nanay!

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Firsts Always Matter

21st May 2005. When I knew I was pregnant.
23rd May 2005. When I knew I’ll soon become a mother. Confirmed!
23rd August 2005. I felt her moved inside me.
23rd January 2006. My first baby was born.
11th April 2006. Her first vaccine.
25th April 2006. The first time she got really sick.
25th July 2006. The first time she crawled.
23rd October 2006. First two front teeth came out. She was exactly 9 months.
9th December 2006. First baby’s full dayout.
25th December 2006. Her first Christmas.
23rd January 2007. Her first birthday.
3rd February 2007. Her first steps.
6th March 2007. Her first flight.
7th March 2007. First “welcome” home (Philippines).
Derelle. Her first given name.
Pakimkim.
First gift ever from Ninang Anna several days after she was born.
Philippines. First country to visit.
Dello. First teddy bear (gift) from Aunty Hana.
Mama. The first word she uttered.
Ice Age. First film she’s seen.
Franny’s Feet. First cartoon character that made her giggled.
Barbie. First branded shirt she had.
Baby Stuff (like nappy pins, wash cloth etc.). First package she’d received from Aunty Bevy.

Whew! May memory gap na ata ako. Can’t think of the others anymore…. 🙁

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Things We (Both) Can’t Live Without

Lahat yata ng tao may fondness sa isang bagay, even the newborn babies. Here it goes…

She was crying this morning. Just bcoz of one thing, her “bo” (I simplified it from the word “baho”, kasi nga ambaho na ayaw nya bibitawan hehehe, and she got used to that name na).

>>> This foto was taken when she was just around 4 months. We noticed na kahit anong unan ang ilagay namin, yan ang pilit nyang inaabot at niyayakap.

Back to this morning’s tantrums, she was crying kasi nilabhan namin. And she saw her dada putting it in the machine. If you’ll see its state, ewww hahaha! You know the smell of the spilled dried milk, ganun maasim-asim. Hahaha! She would carry her bo around the house, as in parang celfone na di malayo-layo sa kanya kung icocompare sa mga mobile addicts. :p

Can’t blame her. Namana nya ata sa akin yan. I had this fave blanket and pillow case when I was still small. Ayoko kasi ng makinis na surface like tiled floors. So my dad bought me a blanket na pwede kong apakan everytime na nasa sala ako. If I’m not mistaken they named it “pugad” kasi daw para akong ibon na laging nasa pugad at naglilimlim hahaha! Sad to say di ito umabot ng buhay bago ko ma-reach ang adolescence stage, bumigay at nagkapunit-punit hehehe! But this pillowcase? Naku! Nadala ko pa yun sa boarding house when I went to college. At syempre nasermunan ako ng mother ko. Di na daw ako nahiya, gula-gulanit na dinala ko pa. Di kasi ako makatulog kung di yun ang punda ng extra pillow ko.

Kaya naman di ko masisi si Derelle sa “kabaliwan” nya sa pillow nya.

Oh well! Blame it on our pillows hahaha!

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Lampayatot

Inspired by Lady Cess.

I just read Lady Cess’ post on “Legacy”. It reminded me of my childhood. Just like her, payatot na ako nung bata pa. Kung anu ano na atang vitamins ang pinainom sa akin and yet walang effect.

Madaming tales na pag nagmenstruate na yan, tataba na yan. Or some would say, paputulan niyo kasi ng buhok, sa buhok na ata napupunta ang bitamina. At kung susundin nila siguro yun, baka nakalbo na ako hahaha!

Sa sobrang hopeless ng parents ko they even supplied me with 2 pcs of balot and Sterilized Milkmaid (yun nga ba yun?) everyday. As in everyday! Nauta na lang ako’t lahat di pa din ako tumaba hehehe!

I remember my classmates would bully me and say “lampayatot” daw ako. Dati pa nga, I was passing by the classroom aisle and asked one of my classmates to move his chair a little as it was blocking the way. He was so mean and told me, “sus, kasya ka naman dyan eh kahit hindi iusog”.

Dati, I feel so bad hearing those things… But now I see it as an advantage after giving birth. Lahat na ng friends ko nagtabaan after delivery, pero ako sexy pa din hahahaha! Correction, sumexy pala. Kasi yung dating payatot nagkalaman na. O di va? :p

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Proud Mama

I guess, I ‘ll never get tired talking about my little girl. I can go on and on and on… Call me “proud” and I’ll definitely agree with you hahaha!

When you’re a mom, di ka ata mauubusan ng kwento about your kids especially kung first time mom ka. Everything is documented. And thanks to the advance technology. We can now scribble without using a pen. And even save the captured moments with them and watch them all over again.

<<< This photo? Busy syang manood ng Happy Feet dyan. Umaga, tanghali, gabi…. Walang kamatayang Happy Feet. Kahit minsan nakakainis na, kasi namimiss ko yung tv programs ko, but
just by looking at her na nag-eenjoy at ginagaya-gaya pa yung pagsayaw ni Mumble, nalilimutan ko na yung mga eksenang mamimiss ko sa PBB hahaha!

>>> Eto naman? Yan ang ginagawa nya kung wala sa isip nya si Mumble. Hahaha! Ang paulit-ulit na mangabayo sa sofa namin. Buti di naman nahuhulog.

Minsan naiisip ko, I must be missing a lot of her moves, talks, laughs and other things that she does dahil sa wala ako sa tabi nya palagi.

Hmp! Mag-emote na naman ba! Hay! Kung pwede lang na di magtrabaho! I’d happy to be a hands on mom. *sigh*

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Happy 32nd Anniversary Mom and Dad!

As you celebrate your 32nd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow, la lang, gusto ko lang mag-emote hehehe!

Dad, you’re such an ideal father, a friend and adviser. How will I ever forget the day when you gave me the best advice ever “eh di bigyan mo pa ng chance kung mahal mo pa, mas madali lumimot ng kasalanan pag mahal mo pa….”, I did and I owe it to you… You’ve been always supportive even the night before my wedding day…
Mom, you’ve shown your love and care for us. You are my bestfriend (aside from Chel hehehe). You’ve known my little secrets back then. You’ve made me realized that being a mother isn’t an easy job. I’ll be grateful forever… For being with me when I needed you most…and that was the day when I had my fair share on giving birth to Derelle.

And for that, I offer this poem (by Nicholas Gordon) to you (I didn’t make it but good enough to describe how we were brought up in a place called “home”.

This home that you have built is made of love,
Hope and happiness, hard grit and tears,
All the strength of will a heart can move,
Now ready to enfold us many years.
Know that we are grateful for the gift
You’ve given us by working day and night.
Over us though storms and trouble drift,
Under this roof all is good and right.
Happy 32nd Anniversary! Labyu! Mwah!
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