Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thank You po.

Kaitlin had another disturbed sleep last night. She woke up almost every hour crying. Wawa. :( What broke my heart even more was that I had to leave early this morning for a trip to Manila. 

Went back home at around 1pm to bring her to the hospital. Doctor said she looks fine (no sign of infection or dehydration even if she's been passing a lot of watery stools for 3 days). Thank God. Super worried na ako kagabi pa. But to be sure, we'll have her stool analyzed for any infection.

It's Kaitlin's half birthday tomorrow and I can't help but cry with tears of joy and gratefulness. Giving birth was the most physically painful experience I've had. And that was followed by less sleep at night, missed meal times, less time for other relationships...and the list goes on. BUT looking at her makes me feel BLISS. Ganito pala yun. My daughter's life is the most important treasure we hold. Along these thoughts, I thank the Lord. Because He's the one who made her, and breathed on her so she'll have life. 

Thank You po. Thank You po talaga. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hello Prosperity

Just finished signing up documents for Sunlife Prosperity Funds (Mutual Funds). It took me several years to finally have this account. I was told that this is one of the easiest way to earn but it was not explained how to get one. So I searched the net last December and read about Sunlife's Prosperity Funds. I contacted my officemate, who is an agent of Sunlife, and viola, I gave it a go.

The wise man saves for the future but the foolish man spends whatever he gets. Proverbs 21:20

Monday, January 20, 2014

Faithful Friends

Today, my mind is running around good friends who make effort to reach out to me even if I have limited time for dates. I superrr long for dates but since I breastfeed Kaitlin after work, I can only date friends during lunch break. So to my friends who have visited me at home, shared time with me thru Viber chat, squeezed in date in their lunch breaks, I thank the Lord for all of you.

1. Totskie. Yes we can date anytime we want, BUT most of the time, one must eat first (as fast as he/she can) while the other one is carrying Kaitlin. I thank God for all the dates that we had, especially for our Jollibee date on January 20, 2007, when we became a couple officially! Cheers to 7 years of love, and more than 7 years of brotherhood and friendship!

2. Ching. I thank the Lord for the kind of best friendship I have with Ching. We exchange very high school letters almost everyday. And this feels almost like we're having coffee together.

3. Irish. She's like a sister from another mother. Even if I'm already married, she still sleeps in our house just to grab some time to catch up.

4. Gail and Ian. Totskie and I plus this couple is like a covalent bond. We've been friends since our YFC days and up to now they still visit us once in a while to keep the bond strong.

5. Ria. Geli. Donna. Eyna. Mariel. Cheek.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Answer

I've been praying for "a real life matter" lately and was struggling to find God's answer. Not until today when I knew God's word on that specific "matter". I'm still asking for God's specific instructions on how to deal with it because I don't want to hurt others especially those that I love most. I just want to thank God for the wisdom and I pray that His Spirit would continue to guide me in my every day decisions.

And my top 5 for today:
1. God's answer. As I've said.
2. God's leading.
3. A new Kindle book: Start Your Marriage Right (First time to purchase thru Amazon.)
4. Totskie is feeling better.
5. Strong desire for something. (Such desires fuel us to give our best in what we do)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thankful me+Grateful me=Delighted God

Yes, we have to overdo the thanking biz. :D

*Big Smiley*

It seems like Kaitlin is feeling better! (play Halleluiah Chorus now)

Her sleep wa continuous last night then woke up at 5:30. Slept again at 7:30 and woke up at 8. I was ready to go to the office when she started crying aloud again. Yaya couldn't stop her, Daddy too, so I got her. After a few minutes of comforting, she stopped. I gave her to yaya and she gave me a sad look as if saying "Do you really have to go, Mommy?" So I told her why I have to go to the office and promised to come back during my lunch break. I walked out the gate struggling not to cry. 

When I got home after work, we just played and hugged and sang "do you wanna build a snowman" until she fell asleep. Hay...:)

Weewee catching was still unsuccessful. Hopefully when she's ok by tomorrow, we would not need to test her urine. Let's claim that!

Thank you so much God!!! Haylavyu!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gloomy Grateful Day

It's one of those days that you find it hard to be grateful (Sorry po, Lord). Woke up at 3AM because of involuntary terrible cough that woke up Katy so I had to put her to sleep. Then I felt it again, I had to cough really hard but no matter how I tried to keep it silent, she felt it and heard it because I was carrying her. Ayaw magpababa. That was around 3:45AM. And that cycle went on until 6AM.

1. Thank God the sun rose up. Akala ko di na darating ang umaga.

I tried to check her temperature because she was quite irritable. 37.8 C. So I decided to bring her to the doctor. A pedia we've been eyeing because we don't want her previous pedia anymore.

2. And thank God she's so nice. No unnecessary comments were said. And she supports breastfeeding.

So Kaitlin now has a new pedia that truly cares about her. We also found out that she has no vaginal opening (which was not seen by her previous pedia). This must open before she reaches puberty or else an operation will be done so she can have menstruation.

3. I thank God in advance that she will not go through that.

Kaitlin's babysitter asked for my permission to go out today for an hour to get some clothes. But she came back after 5 hours! I was waiting for her because I would ask her get urine bag for Katy's urinalysis. #highbloodnako

4. Good thing my mom's caregiver arrived early so she did that for me.

And she got the wrong kind of urine bag. Still we tried to catch some urine. And boy it was hard!!! I was facing Katy's V and praying for the liquid gold. Haha! When she asked for milk, I let her latch, and that was when she peed. So I failed to catch a generous amount. 7PM. She fell asleep while feeding. And I praised the Lord! But she woke up again at 7:30 and started crying non-stop for almost 2 hours. I was also crying.

5. She fell asleep at 9PM. Now she's resting beside her Daddy.

Watching them is a glimpse of heaven. You've got to experience "testing by fire" at maximum temp before you appreciate the graces that have been given to you.

Monday, January 13, 2014

My eyes are now gazing at the prize

1. Eyes on the prize. 

She was latching for hours and I don't mind. She's my prize.

2. Breastmilk. It's just so amazing how we remain connected through breastfeeding. God created moms to nourish. And I'm one of the blessed ones. 

3. Cold breeze of January. Parang extended ang pasko!

4. Abstract submitted. *fingerscrossed*

5. Healing. Spent the weekend on bed to get well. Now I feel a bit better. :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gratefulness Project 2.0

I'm back to "my top 5 blessings of the day" project. I just missed doing it and how it helped me in my relationship with God. This time, I'll try my best to put more visuals para mas masaya. Magnify God with thanksgiving!!!:)

1. The promise of 2014. Before 2013 ended, Totskie and I sat down and wrote our faith goals for 2014. We've got so many exciting plans (including our first plane trip with the little kiddo) and we really hope that we are in line with the list that God has created for us. "feeling giddy*

2. Kaitlin's milestone: She can grab anything with her 6 inch radius and put it inside her mouth in a split second.

3. Kaitlin's milestone: She can say "addy". In a low hoarse voice. Parang nanakot! Hahaha.

4. Kaitlin's milestone: She rolls over and over and over...

5. Frozen. It's soooo cold today and we're singing:

Let it go
Let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go
Let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand, and here I'll stay
Let it go
Let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

Sunday, January 5, 2014

DIY Christmas Wrappers

I love doing crafts. BUT I'm only good at it for the first 30mins to 2 hrs. Beyond that, I get bored and the supposed to be masterpiece turns into trash.

And so I thought of a DIY craft for Christmas which can be done in 2hrs or less. One night (when Kaitlin cell asleep early) I cut the erasers for about an hour. Then I stopped because I became sleepy. After several days after, I decided to get messy and finish the job. I stamped a hundred brown bags for one and a half hours. 

And I felt really merry after.:)