Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Munchkin Update

Lucas had his monthly check up last Friday. He now tips the scale at 6.3 kilograms and he measures 62 cm. His pedia told us that these measurements are normal for 5-month old babies :-) I asked if our tyke is overweight and he said no naman, that our Lucas is just "malaki" by genes.
Munchkin was given his BCG shot and the oral dose against Rotavirus. We were expecting him to wail as Dr. Suratos told us that the BCG shot is one of the most painful as it is a "skin shot". But our boy surprised us by not making a single sound (very good baby :-) ). The oral medicine was also administered easily. All in all, everything is a-okay according to the doctor (yey!).
Every morning, this little angel showers us with a lot of these smiles :-)

Binata na :-) He can wear shirts without the ties and snaps already.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

coffee break ver. 1.41

With our bestest friends, everything related to our HIGH SCHOOL DAYS. Who's doing what, who we've seen, chika and musings about certain events back when we were Mascians.... promise, hindi pa nangyari na hindi kami nagbalik-alaala sa high school :-) hehe...
(L to R): JJ with Lucas, me, Veej, Verajoys, Rhex, Pao with fiancee Chiqui. Veej's hubby, Ben, took the pic.


Whenever me and my college sisters meet, one topic ang hindi puedeng mawala sa usapan ---- LOVELIFE! :-)
(L to R): me, Laurs, Sheryl and Ag. I MISS OUR URU DAYS GIRLS! :-)

Story Time!!

One perk of having a preschool teacher sister-in-law (hi eunice!) is that we have access to her library of children's books. JJ and I started reading to Lucas this week. The first time, he was talking back with his gurgles, probably thinking that we were talking to him. By the second night, when we were showing him the pages na, he was quiet all the time and was just following the pages as they were turned. Hope he'd love reading as much as I do :-)
Lucas and Daddy

Mommy usually reads "Love You Forever"

... and Daddy reads "Just Me and My Dad"


We'll probably stick to these two books for a while as part of the nightly thing but I plan to read him a new book every once in a while.

Friday, October 17, 2008

coffee break ver. 1.40

I had lots of these with my bibo nephew Matty. The most recent one was when we just got home from the hospital after I gave birth to Lucas.
Me: (Opening the door) Hi Matty!
Matty: Hi Tita! May baby ka pa jan sa tiyan mo?
:-) Honest siya di ba? Malaki pa nga naman talaga yung tummy ko two days after giving birth.

One conversation I'd never forget is between Matty and my dad. My dad was fixing our car in the garage and our garage is just outside the living room area so we're hearing their conversation from there. Matty, following my dad wherever he goes, was with him while he was fixing the car. He also wanted to "help" my dad so he was given several tools.
Matty: Lolo, akin na yung isa pang small one. (he was referring to the other smaller tools that my dad was using).
Dad: Matty, wag ka magulo. Puede na yang tool mo.
Matty: (pumupukpok rin) Lolo, lipat ako jan malapit sa yo. Lipat mo tong chair ko. (He was propped on top of one chair so he could "see" what he was fixing. May mga grasa pa talaga siya sa damit afterwards!).
Dad: Hay naku Matty. Pagod na pagod na si lolo. (What my dad meant was that he was so tired from my nephew's kakulitan).
Matty: Sige na lolo, ako na bahala dito. (Akala niya physically pagod na dad ko).
My sister and I melted when we heard Matty say that. Sweet di ba? :-) Kaya ayun, nilipat nga ni lolo ang chair ni Matty malapit sa kanya :-)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy 2nd Month Birthday Lucas :-)

Happy 2nd Month Birthday munchkin :-)

@ 2 months, our baby smiles a lot (as in his eyes get smaller sa sarap ng tawa niya), loves to "talk" (sometimes he'd open his mouth lang and feeling niya he's talking na but most of the time, may sound) and he sure loves taking a bath (recently, he cried daw when he was removed from his tub).

JJ took this video using our camera. I don't know how to rotate eh so you have to bend your head to see the video :-) hehe. Siempre di sinabi ni hubby na video pala, may pose pose pa ako na nalalaman. Nakakatuwa si Lucas. He was wide-eyed and probably wondering what the fuss is all about. May point pa na naiyak na siya :-)

video

Friday, October 10, 2008

Raikkonen assured of DHL Fastest Lap Award

"His championship hopes may be all but over, but Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen does have something to celebrate - clinching the DHL Fastest Lap Award for the second consecutive year.With three races still to run, Raikkonen has already racked up an unbeatable 10 fastest laps this year, his most recent in Singapore.

With no other driver having recorded more than two, Raikkonen will collect the highly-coveted DHL Fastest Lap Award trophy following next month’s season finale in Brazil.
On top of that, just one more fastest lap in 2008 will see Raikkonen break Michael Schumacher’s record of 10 fastest laps in a season, set by the German during his dominant 2004 campaign with Ferrari."

Something positive at the end of a dismal season for Kimi. I hope the next season will be much better for him. I sure miss seeing him finish in the top 3 position.

With Kimi's chances of defending his title purely mathematical (Hamilton leads him by 27 points with only 30 points to play for), I am hoping that Hamilton will win the championship. Not that Massa doesn't deserve to win, he does. But of course, I'd rather have Raikkonen as the only Ferrari driver with a world championship title. Yeah, purely selfish reasons :-)

Engines will rev up for the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend. Can't wait!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Preggy Tag

Snagged this from Nikki's site.

Preggy Facts:

1. Who did you first inform about your pregnancy and how?
Hubby! It was our first year anniversary when I had the HPT. As in around 4AM ata yun. I thought, if negative, JJ doesn't have to know what I did. Ako na lang ang madi-disappoint. While waiting for the results, I was chanting/ praying "sana positive, anniv gift na ninyo sa amin please". When I saw the two lines, I was shaking with excitement. I woke him up and told him "happy anniversary daddy. positive!". Hindi pa siya maniwala at first :-)
2. Maximum weight? Around 165 lbs!
3. Cravings? Nothing specific. Sometimes, I'd wake up thinking of pancit canton and that I have to have it. Tipong ganon. But I noticed that I was looking for my favorite foods more often. Sabi nga ni JJ, excuse lang daw ang pregnancy para bilhan niya ako :-)
4. Aversions? Wala naman. But I noticed that lumakas talaga ang sense of smell ko. There was also a period na I loved JJ's smell. As in, sumisiksik ako sa kanya to smell him...
5. Morning Sickness? Luckily, I didn't experience this.

D Day Facts:
1. Number of Kids/Deliveries? One
2. NSD or CS? NSD
3. Girl or Boy? Boy
4. AOG (age of gestation) on Birth?38 weeks and 6 days
5. How long in labor? Was admitted around 1130AM and I was 5-6cm dilated already. I gave birth to Lucas around 6:19PM. I started feeling something the night before pa so I guess that's when it all began.

My last preggy pic before I had Lucas :-)

Butterfly Award

Big hug to sis Joanne for this award :-)

Once accepted, the rules would be as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog;
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you;
3. Nominate 10 other blogs;
4. Add links to those blog on yours;
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs;
Passing this award to Jan, Ann, Sujee, Nikki, Mec, Thet, Pheng, and Emma. I love dropping by their sites :-)

Waving the white flag

I had this illusion that one day, Lucas will suddenly look like me. Until I took this pic.....
Hay... talagang kamukhang-kamukha ng daddy niya :-) Sige na, surrender na ako. Kayo na ang mag-carbon copy....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

coffee break ver. 1.39

Coffeebreak from Jan.

Quite controversial.

To answer the question, I honestly do not think so. Most are calling this move "sneaky". However, Justice Secretary Gonzalez is saying that there is a basis for Teehankee's release. But one article on GMANews.TV says otherwise and I quote:
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez defended Teehankee’s pardon, saying it underwent the proper procedure.“Strictly speaking, the grant of a clemency is the judgment call of the President. Whether there is basis or not, (it) makes no difference. But in this particular case, we have enough basis," he said.
State Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio, on the other hand, said the granting of executive clemency on Teehankee violated at least two sections in the Amended Guidelines for Recommending Executive Clemency that Gonzalez himself signed in March 2006. He said section 10 of the guidelines states that all the concerned parties in the case, particularly the convicting trial judge, the prosecutor’s office, and the offended party, should be duly consulted on the possible granting of pardon on a convict. Villa-Ignacio also noted that section 11 states that names of the convicts being considered for executive clemency should be published first in national newspapers. “You formulate your own rules then you (did) not comply with the same, so what’s the use of coming out with guidelines?" he said.

Now, isn't that fishy? Hubert is probably packing his bags as you read this...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What we've been up to....

... nothing much really :-)

Baby Lucas was christened two weekends ago. JJ and I finalized everything in two days, I think (no official photographer, no invites, no giveaways... so do not be surprised if it took us 48 hours to finish everything. It was just a matter of choosing where to have the reception :-) ).
My realizations after the event:
  • It is not easy to be a host. As in. It was the first event that JJ and I hosted since our parents were basically the ones going around when we got married. Grabe pala. It was fun (true) but tiring :-) Siempre, we didn't want our guests to feel neglected so we have to go around. Like what one of my uncles said, you couldn't stay long in one table else you'd miss saying hi to your other guests.
  • Now we know why couples get an official photographer during these events.
  • RSVP sometimes work, but most of the time, it doesn't.
Lucas was asleep the whole time. He didn't even open his eyes when water was poured on his head.
I was supposed to go back to work last Monday (2 weeks early) but I had light bleeding Sunday so we decided to have myself checked the following day. My doctor said everything is okay and that I just have to monitor the bleeding. Either it's still lochia or if it is less than 7 days, my period. If it lasts more than 7 days, I should see her again ASAP. Good thing the bleeding stopped last night.

This coming Monday, I really have to go to work again as major activities in the project I am handling are set to begin. Hay, I'd have to leave Lucas na but then, that's life :-) I'll look forward to the long Christmas break na lang para I won't go back to work with a heavy heart.