Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Luis, the Little Drama Boy

My folks visited our place last Sunday with three kids in tow… all playful, loud and hyperactive.

The eldest in the three, five-year-old Luis, the first apo has grown up so fast. I remember how he used to be so maka-lola (fond of her grandmother).

When he was three, he woke up one afternoon crying looking for his lola whom he calls Loli. The irritated Tito Jojo, my youngest brother, who had too much of his crying, commented, “Itatali kita sa pwet ng loli mo eh (I’ll tie you up to your grandmother’s behind if you don’t stop).”

To this, little Luis replied, “Tito Jojo, wag mo gawin sa akin yan (Uncle Jojo, please don’t do that to me).”

Jojo burst in laughter and went rolling.

Such a funny kid who seems to be watching too much of teleserye.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Greatest Fear

Back when I was very little, I remember being so scared losing my parents. When I grew up and learned how to fall in love with a guy, my fear has change into losing the one I love. But now that I am a mother to a three-month old Isaiah, my fear has evolved into his welfare.

Just this morning, I read a news on about a little girl who was feared to be eaten by a crocodile in Australia, my motherly heart was enveloped with sadness. A lot of “what ifs” crossed my mind. And maybe no one can truly fathom this fear but a fellow mother.

A child I carried in my womb for nine long months, a source of happiness.

A baby I carry in my arms now, a reason of my greatest fear.

I am just glad knowing that even though it’s beyond my capability to protect him, God is always there to shield Isaiah with His mighty arms.

Mrs. Fields

Cookie for the thought… it feels good to sit and relax while munching a choco chips muffin. It liberates my thought …

I’m glad that Kris and I discovered Mrs. Fields Cookie CafĂ© in Megamall. Its cozy and comfy setting is truly inviting. A cool alternative in Fully Booked, High Street and is way closer to our place.

The fact that only a few have discovered it makes me love it more. It gives me a feeling of exclusivity that is truly soothing.

Now, as to why I would invite friends over Mrs. Fields? Simply because it’s comforting mood is worth sharing. In that case I wont mind letting go of the privacy I first love about it.

Hot Choco

It’s hot. Not so sweet but just right.

It’s the hot chocolate ordered from the bookstore cafeteria in Rockwell.
A sip made me think. And another made me write this one.
I love Kris’s idea of blogging about this hot choco. And I love this thing we’re doing together. Not so sweet but just together. Not so intimate but just love each other so much.
We are like this hot choco … a glimpse of us makes people think, “ What is this couple up to?” Now it makes them order too. ☺

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Life

When does taking a shower become luxury to me like what others are saying?

That’s when I become a mom.

It’s already been a month now since Kris & I embark on parenthood which totally changed our lifestyle. I remember those days when I almost cry realizing how hard it is to be a parent. But difficult as it maybe, it’s very rewarding seeing a little angel sleeping soundly in my arms. It’s true that I can do nothing in a day but stare at him and adore him. Smelling his breath, studying his features, telling him over and over again how much I love him and kissing him a million times has all become a hobby to me.

It’s a bliss waking up every morning seeing him.

He grew up so fast. He gained about a kilo in a month’s time making his cheeks so round and cute. His legs grew longer, his arms grew bigger and his appetite almost became like his dad’s.  I love it whenever I see Kris envelope him in his arms. Isaiah’s so peaceful and comfortable with his dad’s loving arms. He would stop crying once dad picked him up even if it means waiting a few more minutes before his feeding time.

But of course he loves lying on my chest as well. He loves to feel my heartbeat as much as I love to feel his.

This New Life has really brought joy to our life as a couple.
Gone are the days when Kris and I could just go anywhere to hang out.
I am missing it.
Gone are those times alone with Kris where my attention is only at him.
I am terribly missing it.
Now are the days spent with Isaiah.
And I love it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift of Life

My nine-months-journey will be over soon…

I recall how unpleasant I was feeling when I started on this journey. It’s not easy and really wanting to make it the first and the last. Then I realized how much of a novice I was back then.

There’s so much more on this road…

God loves me so much that He can’t just let me not enjoy this wonderful phase of a woman’s life.

After the first three months, when all the morning sickness has gone and the sluggishness shrinks off, I began to feel good about myself. I want to show everybody that I am blessed with a GIFT OF LIFE and I am indeed pregnant. There was no insecure bone in my body even up to now. And though, I am carrying a boy in my womb, I didn’t experience having skin darkening like most pregnant women would experience. There was no unwanted weight gain; people would say that I can mistakenly appear not pregnant when I turn my back. I don’t have stretch marks, I never scratched my belly like it was really that itchy though that made me think that Isaiah is bald like his dad when he was a baby.  And most of all, I have a wonderful husband who babies me all the time… I thank God for all these awesome feeling.

Now I am on my 38th week and am expecting to give birth any time now. My last visit with my OB was last Saturday, December 13th and was examined 1 cm dilated already. Suddenly, it dawned on me and Kris the reality that we will soon be parents. It was mixed emotions and I can’t settle on which one’s on top of the other.

So many things are running in my mind …

When is the big day? I hope it won’t fall on Christmas day. I want Isaiah to be able to cherish his birthday when he grows up apart from the Christmas season and give real value to Jesus’ birthday.

How will I handle the birthing pain? This is Krisses concern as well but we both believe that WE can do all things through Christ who strengthens US.

Will Isaiah be all okay and normal? The last ultrasound said he was on a perfect 8/8 score and that everything’s okay, can’t really wait though till I touch him and hold him.

And now I’m wondering if Kris and I will cry when we finally see him. We are cry baby, just like last night upon watching the film “Facing Giants” that brought us both into tears.

For all these things and the so many other blessings from God, my heart is really in gratitude that all throughout this journey, God never leave me. Not to forget that in the middle of this pregnancy, the company I was working for has been affected by the US economy crisis and that I have to work freelance. Life has been tough for both Kris and I since then but God is tougher. HE’s with us, sharing in our joys, building more love and creating stronger relationship.

Thank you Lord for all your Blessings.

Thank you Lord for your Love.

Thank you for this GIFT OF LIFE.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Birthing Room

Last Saturday, December 6, Kris & I toured the Cardinal Santos Medical Center’s birthing room.

We took Lamaze class on October so we were able to get the privilege to do this. Hours earlier that same day, I showed my birth plan to my OB, Dra. Agdamag where everything written was approved by her. Kris will be joining me all throughout the labor to coach me and all that.

Laurie, the nurse from the Delivery Room took this picture from the birthing room.

She was the one behind me on the first pic wearing green. Basically, this birthing room is designed for Lamaze couples. Laurie showed us all the other room like the ones used in Caesarean birth, the Labor room which is quite bigger compared to St. Lukes and the regular Delivery room. Kris needs to familiarize himself around this facility so he will not surely panic on the Big Day. 