Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home goals

At the start of the year, I specifically prayed for three things for our house: new curtains, sofabed, and aircon. I prayed that God would give these to us after I give birth (because we are still saving our money for hospital bills). 

This morning, we went to Robinsons Town Mall to while waiting for our turn in our weekly check up with the OB. And lo and behold, the curtains are on sale!!! Most of the curtains are worth PHP200. I continued searching and found cheaper ones, just a foot shorter, but still fit our windows. The price tag says they are PHP149.50. I took 4 pieces for our room and sala, which still have the same curtains we had when we transferred months ago. At the counter, I found out that the price is much lower! They are just worth PHP134.50! 

Felt super thankful to God about this. It's a simple prayer and He granted it in a simple way. Parang, "O gusto no ng kurtina? Eto para s'yo, mura na maganda pa!" 😉

Monday, January 18, 2016

I'm ready

Yes, I'm ready to pop! Yesterday, I already filed my maternity leave from work. Thank God for my loving boss and workmates who support me all the way. 

And so I finished all pending house chores so that if ever Karis decides to come out soon, our house is also ready. 

We are still praying for a helper though, because we will surely need someone to wash the clothes and clean the house while we're busy with Karis and Katy.

I am so excited! I'm wondering how Karis looks like. Will she look like Daddy (again), Mommy or Ate Katy? We'll our main prayer is that she would be very healthy and strong. 

So Baby Karis, see you soonest! Mommy is waiting for you to be in her arms!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wake up

I've been having trouble sleeping at night because of my big tummy. I usually feel sleepy at around 12 midnight, wake up at 2am, then sleep by 5am. This makes me feel lethargic in the morning. But I always try to wake up when Katy wakes up. She's the sweetest when she wakes up and before she sleeps.

This morning, I was woke up when she held my face. She fixed my hair and took away my eye dirt. She said, "Mommy? Boo boo? Sakit to?" Awww that's sooo sweet. 

That's why everyday, I look forward to waking up with her. She's my constant blessing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Not yet ready

Just came from my OB for our weekly check up. Baby is doing good, but not yet ready. And so is Mommy! I still have a short list of things to do such as finish a paper (which I will accomplish today), clean the house, find a helper, prepare the bassinet, and help daddy get clients for this month. All of these, of course, can be set aside if Karis decides to get out anytime. I just want to enjoy some sweet time for myself and with Daddy and Katy before our second princess arrives. ;)

Meanwhile, I want to savor this moment to thank God for:
16. the inspiration to write for The Feast bulletin
17. my OB, who hopes with me that I will have vaginal birth after CS
18. God's love that is sooo enough for me to get thru any hardship
19. Katy's sweet kisses and comforting hugs
20. God's provision for my hospital bill

As I have written in my previous post, I was worried over our birthing fund because some money/opportunities that we've been expecting never came. There were also unexpected expenses that came in just months away from the due date so our savings was stripped off. But our loving God surprised us with unexpected blessings as well, which I will forever be grateful for. Grabe lang si God magprovide. Generous is an understatement for Him! Thank You po!!!

Not yet ready

Just came from my OB for our weekly check up. Baby is doing good, but not yet ready. And so is Mommy! I still have a short list of things to do such as finish a paper (which I will accomplish today), clean the house, find a helper, prepare the bassinet, and help daddy get clients for this month. All of these, of course, can be set aside if Karis decides to get out anytime. I just want to enjoy some sweet time for myself and with Daddy and Katy before our second princess arrives. ;)

Meanwhile, I want to savor this moment to thank God for:
16. the inspiration to write for The Feast bulletin
17. my OB, who hopes with me that I will have vaginal birth after CS
18. God's love that is sooo enough for me to get thru any hardship
19. Katy's sweet kisses and comforting hugs
20. God's provision for my hospital bill

As I have written in my previous post, I was worried over our birthing fund because some money/opportunities that we've been expecting never came. There were also unexpected expenses that came in just months away from the due date so our savings was stripped off. But our loving God surprised us with unexpected blessings as well, which I will forever be grateful for. Grabe lang si God magprovide. Generous is an understatement for Him! Thank You po!!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

When prayers go up, blessings come down*

Last Sunday, Katy's picture was part of Bro. Jon's talk on WONDER. He said that we should say more often to make our lives more awesome this year. When he was preparing for his talk, he saw Katy's picture in Facebook and he said, "Wow! This is so cute!" He believes that Totskie and I, as Katy's parents, have unlimited WOWs because of her. And just like any other parent, God says WOW whenever he sees us.



Thank you, Lord for all the WOWs of this day:
11. my new planner, my devotional, and my cash flow notebook
12. I'm become less worried about taking care of two babies soon :p
13. Aaron (Totskie's nephew who is now staying with us)
14. God used Katy at her young age to make others feel WOW
15. God's love completes me.

*Rey Ortega, Didache 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Reminder: Be holy.

Thank You Lord for...
6. Daddy's new haircut. Kakileg!
7. Productive day at work. Isa na lang pwede na manganak!
8. Katy's appetite is back! Quota din sa pagpoops. 😷
9. Viber chat with friends.
10. Totskie's wallet. We couldn't find it this morning. We searched for a couple of minutes to no avail. So we decided to go back to the places we've been yesterday. Before leaving, Totskie had to pee while I was left standing beside our Christmas tree. I prayed hard that we would find it when we go back to Save More. Then I looked at the drawer beside me and wondered why it was slightly open. I opened it fully and miracle of miracles, I found my husband's wallet. 


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello 2016 Miracles!

It's another year and we're all excited because God promises more miracles for this year. This year starts with lots of blessings, so better be thankful all year round. 

Today, I thank God for...
1. Katy's default facial expression: Smiley. She did not get this from me or her Daddy. This is surely designed by Her Maker.

2. Dinner out with my loves. And we chose to eat healthful food over our burger craving.

3. I'm feeling energetic today. I felt sickly yesterday due to a terrible headache and high BP. But today I'm so productive! Worked on the paper I've been planning to finish since last month; cleaned our kitchen and comfort room; washed diapers; and fixed our clothes. I wanted to do more but my tummy had practice contractions, signalling me to slow down. 

4. The practice contractions. It made me realize that I'll give birth soon so some things should be accomplished this week.

5. Watching Katy and Daddy play. Priceless.