Monday, July 29, 2013

New Sunshine

Kaitlin is now 5 days old.:) 🎉 The passed days have been rough, kulang sa tulog, dami adjustments sa bahay, etc
but the joy in our hearts is beyond measure. Kaitlin indeed brings new sunshine in our everyday.

We visited the pedia today for her check up. Doctor said she's very ok. Weee! Praise God for making our baby normal, healthy, strong, and pretty like mommy, just as we've prayed for. :))


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Great Kaitlin Wait

The Duchess gave birth yesterday, ending the "Great Kate Wait". And today, our great wait for Kaitlin starts. We had our weekly checkup this morning and the doctor said my cervix is 3cm wide with a tinge of blood on my discharge. My placenta is also starting to mature and so she advised me to be admitted this afternoon.

Since my induction at 4pm, not much has happened except for irregular, not-so-painful contractions, and bloody discharge. So I guess, the wait will still take longer. 

Still, gratefulness embraces our hearts because this wait will be over at least in the next 24hrs. Soon we'll be able to see and hold our beautiful baby Kaitlin. Let's do this baby!!!

Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days, and I will live in the Lord 's house for the rest of my life.

The book of Psalms is my fave part of the Bible. While waiting for Kaitlin's birth, I read a chapter a day. It's just so amazing that the date today corresponds to Psalm 23, one of the most encouraging chapters of the book. 




Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's a journey

Yes, I'm starting to become impatient.:) This baby is kinda taking long to go out. She's still enjoying her stay inside me. Sweet. haha.

Meanwhile, Totskie and I are trying to savor these last days without the baby. Last night we went out for a dinner date then walked hand on hand at Freedom Park.

These days also led me closer to God. So I will never say that I've wasted days waiting for the baby. Yes, I constantly pray for baby to come out, but God also strengthened my faith and spoke wonders to my heart these passed days. Ang sarap ng feeling.:) I feel so secured in Him. 

Following the Doctor's Advice

Yesterday, I followed my OB's advice yo go to the mall! Para daw matagtag si baby at lumabas na. I don't know if it was a half-meant joke but I wanted to do it anyway.:)

I bought some baby things like cutie hangers, baby blanket with popsicle design, and nail clipper. I'm really excited to see you, baby! 

Alika came with us, and she enjoyed using the cart, nakataas pa paa!


I've been wanting to visit NBS these passed days because I need to get ideas for my next publication. (Thank God I was able to finish two publications before my leave.) Kailangan may pasabog agad pagbalik sa office!:) And God is soo good  because He led me to this book:

Totskie was left at home because of work. And when I came back home I was surprised to see baby's rocker on our bed! My mom bought this months ago and we've been wanting to assemble it but we opted to wait for baby's arrival.

Last night, I had contractions for 45mins. Akala ko yun na! Baby, are you waiting for Christmas? Malayo pa yun!!! Eto kembot all the way nanaman siya kagabi. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I will sing

The Lord strengthens and protects me;
I trust in Him with all my heart.
I am rescued and my heart is full of joy;
I will sing to Him in gratitude.
Psalm 28:7

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Superrrr

I barely slept last night. I did all I can to get some sleep-watched TV, played games on  phone, read a book, ate eggnog, and even counted sheeps. Finally at around 2am, I dozed off. And after about an hour, I woke up because I had to pee. Then I felt the pain. My head was aching. Parang binabaak na tumitibok. Add to that the hunger pangs I was trying to ignore because I just wanted to sleep.I was already crying/lamenting to God to make me sleep. 

At around 5am, our househelp arrived and I smelled breakfast! So I finally ate, took up a tablet of paracetamol and tried to sleep again. But still, the super headache did not go away and so I couldn't get sleep.

Totskie finally woke up before 8am and massaged my head. I traded place with him in bed and embraced him. Finally, nakatulog na ko! I woke up at 10 and my head was still aching. So I took a bath and called our masseur. Dalwang palakpak lang andyan na. Haha. Ang sarap. Now I'm feeling superrr better.:D

Thank God I'm already on leave, if not I would have endured the pain in the office. Thank God for that superrr pain, I know it's just a rehearsal for the birth pains that I'm expecting to experience soon. Thank God that I'll get through it because my God is superrrr!

Monday, July 8, 2013

8cm to go!

Just had our weekly check up. Baby is doing good so she got free himas on the head from OB.:)) My tummy is quite low now that's why I'm not experiencing heartburns anymore. My cervix is about 2cm dilated. And I lost weight. Weird.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

On Leave

Finally, I'm on my first day of maternity leave. Yehey! :D I still got some work to do though but it just feels so great to be at home the whole day. Hihi.

I've been having contractions these passed few days but I'm not yet in labor. Last night, I felt the most painful contractions so far but I didn't feel it again up to now. So it's just a practice, I guess. :)

It's also so amazing that God taught me to let go of my fears about giving birth. There are a lot of scary stories all around but now I'm at peace that the Lord will hold my hand (and Kaitlin's as well) while I'm giving birth. I'm also thankful for the persons who kept on reminding me that I can do this.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Picnic Date

Totskie asked me to have a dinner date with him tonight. We can't choose which resto to go so we decided to have a picnic at Freedom Park. Double purpose na dn, magwalking sana kmi after.

So I prepared rice, juice, tomatoes, and banana then we bought lettuce and cooked viand. When we arrived at the field, it was already drizzling! We just ate inside the car.:) We still managed to enjoy our date. Ang saya. <3 Thank You Lord for this love!


Totskie eating our dessert: fried bananas with caramel and cashew

Monday, July 1, 2013

Worth it

I just had my first internal exam. Cervix is 1cm wide and baby's head is in the birth canal. The weight I gained is within normal range. Diet and exercise (walking lang naman) have been effective.  Feeling ko lang nakaperfect ako sa long exam ng BIO101.:)) Thank you po Lord!

I receive a lot of messages from good friends telling me they are praying for us. God knows how grateful I am to have such support. Some of them are already moms and they say one thing about giving birth-it will all be worth it. 

Baby, labas ka na next week? hihi. We're so excited to see you!