Who we are...
- Friends who crossed the line of friendship to discover that we can love more than we thought we can. Brought together by God and have discovered along the way that there is a deeper reason why we are together. Our mission is not to be done individually,but together. This site contains our past and our journey to the future..a sharing of emotions, feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears -- all about our adventures in life.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I am so........happy!!!!
My OB wanted me to get a fetal survey to check on the baby. Shempre, kami naman ni hubby excited. We wanted to go for the 3d/4d thingie kasi gusto namin makita kung sino kamukha ng baby namin. Yesterday we got a glimpse of how our baby boy looks like. Ang bait ng anak namin! He was so cooperative at hindi nahirapan yung sonologist sa pag capture ng face profile niya. Here are some of his pictures. First picture is our baby boy at 17 weeks. He's still skinny during that time. The next picture were taken yesterday, Zye is already on his 29th week and looking good.
It's amazing what technology can do. Now we can actually visualize Zye kahit di pa siya lumalabas. Sobrang excited na lalo kami. We're not sure kung sino kamukha niya pero for sure his lips (ang haba ng nguso!!!!) are from me. That's how my lips looked like when I was still a baby.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
our baby will be a food lover as well because he kicks everytime I click on the stove to cook food. I bet he knows mommy is going to eat that's why he makes his presence felt.
Dong loves it. He waits until he feels Zye just to talk to him and give him his kisses.
How lovely it is to have your man kissing your tummy. Makes pregnancy a piece of cake.
Having said that, here is my "change list". I am documenting this for souvenir purposes..hehehe.
1. Waking (and getting up) at 7 AM.
I am not a morning person -- believe me. I love sleeping (who doesn't) but amazingly, the idea of making sure that Dong doesn't oversleep becomes more important than my sleeping habits. Minsan, kahit gusto ko pang matulog, kusang bumubukas ang mata ko para tingnan kung anong oras na.
2. Breakfast habits.
As much as possible, I try to wake up earlier to prepare breakfast for my hubby. Kaya lang, when I got pregnant, he doesn't want me waking up early just to cook for him kasi gusto niya makatulog ako ng mas mahaba. So usually, I make an effort to prepare breakfast na lang every weekend. I let him sleep longer para naman makabawi siya ng tulog and wake him up with a nice breakfast all set up for him. I'm beginning to feel the importance of my mom's breakfast rituals -- it's actually good waking up in the morning and having something prepared for you. It makes you feel you are up to any challenge that the day may bring.
3. Saving is earning more.
For the month of July, we "officially" lived as a couple. Bago kasi nagawa yung house ng parents ko sa Cavite, kasama pa namin ang mom ko sa bahay. In short, libre ang pagtira namin because we don't pay the bills and stuff. Ngayong month na ito, my parents moved in sa house nila Cavite at mararanasan na namin ang pag-iisip kung saan kukuha ng pambayad sa bills.... hehe.
Meralco, Pldt, cable, credit cards, insurance, association dues...and the list goes on. Minsan, pakiramdam ko ayoko na buksan yung envelope at baka maloka ako sa amount na makikita ko. But God is good. Binigyan niya kaming asawa ng wisdom to deal with such things and an understanding heart to always see the better side of life. Wala kaming sideline ngayon ni hubby. Pero nalaman namin na kung magtitipid kami sa expenses, para na rin kaming kumita ng extra income. So starting last week, we embraced public transportation and enjoyed the adventures of commuting. Aba, mahal ng gasolina ha! Matic pa man din si batchoy!!!
4. A wife and a mother.
21 weeks in my pregnancy and I am trying my best how to be both a wife and a mom at the same time. Some people think that after giving birth, you are first a mom before you are a wife. I say you are both. Hindi dahil may anak ka na ay mababawasan na ang responsibility mo as a wife. Being a mom doesn't excuse you from your role as a wife. Remember that you were a wife first before you bacame a mom. Both are as important kaya hindi mo pwedeng sabihing mas una ang anak niyo kesa kay hubby or mas una si hubby kesa sa anak niyo. Of course, it all comes with a good communication line with your husband. The best thing is to share the responsibilities as parents para kayong dalawa hindi rin na-dedeprive sa isa't isa. I am not yet in that stage pero ngayon pa lang ay pinaguusapan na namin ni hubby ang mga bagay na ito to make sure na both the child and the father are taken care of by the mom.
5. Working doesn't mean the house can't be clean.
Mahirap maging working wife. Pero I'm sure mas mahirap maging working mom. Isa sa mga bagay na napansin ko is that I barely have time to actually clean the house before leaving home. Minsan pag late pa nakabangon, I don't even have time to fix the bed. DOng understands it naman. Pero shempre, having been so used to a spic and span home (plain housewife kasi ang mom ko) parang di ko matiis na dadating kami tapos ganun ang itsura ng house namin. Kaya ngayon, clean as you go ang moto. Pag weekdays, hindi naman kailangan na super lines. Basta maayos ang house okay na. Come Saturday, it's cleaning time...para naman maganda ambiance ng bahay at ma-enjoy ni Dong ang relaxing mood ng house for the weekend.
Those are my top 5 changes to begin with. Alam ko mas madami pa ang dadating lalo na pagkasama na namin ang aming baby. Nothing is permanent in this world but change. I agree. And what do I have to say about the changes I've gone through? They are all good.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don't hit people.
4. Put things back where you found them.
5. Clean up your own mess.
6. Don't take things that aren't yours.
7. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
11. Live a balanced life.
12. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
13. Take a nap every afternoon.
14. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
15. Be aware of wonder.
16. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup -- they all die. So do we.
~ Robert Fulghum ~
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dong wanted a baby boy. I just wanted a normal , healthy baby. But during my second month of pregnancy, I woke up one day wanting a baby boy. I didn't know why..I just felt I wanted one as my first born.
Last Sunday, the gender issue of our baby has been resolved. After having to wait for almost an hour, Zye's gender was finally revealed. Thank God because Dra. Granada, the OB on duty at In my womb, was so patient. Zye was so asleep and wasn't cooperating at all. 45 minutes passed and Zye's legs were still not apart, it was hopeless to identify the gender. We were asked to eat first and go for a little walk and to return after 30 minutes so that Zye will be up and kicking when we get back.
After a triple decker sandwich, cookies and cream frappe and a bottle of water...Zye's legs kicked hard and were finally spread wide. And there it was, in between our baby's legs...the answer to the question: WE ARE HAVING A BABY BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, May 21, 2007
But it did.
For one brief moment during my check-up last May 12,
Dong and I heard our baby's heartbeat.
It was one of those priceless moments.
Our life will never be the same --
And we are happy about that.
Friday, April 27, 2007
DATE OF ENTRY: March 28, 2007:
Yesterday, I thought of buying a pregnancy kit because I was three days delayed and something in me felt as if I was already on my way. I did not tell my husband I bought the kit because of two things: 1. I did not want him to feel sad if the test was negative 2. I wanted to surprise him if it was positive.
I called up Dingdong. I told him I was still at home and was not yet getting ready to go to work. He said "Goodluck, what time will you get there?" And I told him, "Well, that's just how it is when your pregnant"And he thought I was kidding him. I told him that I bought a pregnancy kit and that it tested positive. As if suddenly being on his right mind he said, "Go to the hospital" I was like "Right Now?" Oh yes, he didn't want me to go to work anymore. He just wanted me to have a check up and make sure everything was fine.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
We'd stay up late at night, planning how many guests we’re going to have, who will be our entourage, how much should we spend. There were times when the preparations would seem too complicated that we would end up arguing and then just giving up to the thought of having a civil wedding. Unexpectedly, the plans for a civil wedding became blurred and we decided to just have one that will not cost too much, but good enough to make it a memorable event.
And so the most awaited day has come. December 29, 2006. I started early with the preparations, together with the moms and the entourage. During this time, the clouds were dark and giving the grass some sprinkling. We were having a garden wedding. Was I worried? No. God works miracles. He can stop the rain anytime soon.
Fifteen minutes before the ceremony starts…guests on their seats, I was in the car. I can see from afar my handsome groom as he greets relatives and friends. The wind was getting strong. God answers prayers. He heard our requests. He asked the wind to whisper its breeze. And the entourage march started.
How can a wedding contain such emotions? I don’t know. But it’s like in one brief moment, your life flashes back in front of your eyes -- as your parents wait for you, as they give you to the that man you chose to spend the rest of your life with – like a dream that’s just so real. As I reach out for my groom’s hands, as he takes me from my parents, I realized that we have both decided to end romance.
Yes, we did. We ended it only because we have decided to start on a journey much better than romance. We started our journey with love. Pure, unconditional, no-holds bar...love.
So does this mean that no more “kilig” moments to look forward to? Of course not. Replacing romance with pure love only meant that during stormy days, you will still smile. Amidst your struggles, you will always be comforted by loving arms. Romance may not always arise during the most difficult times while love overcomes any circumstances.
Wow! Somehow it seemed as if it was just yesterday.
Just want to share a glimpse of our pre-nup at MMLDC. Pre-nups, we believe, reminisces much of your love for each other. It's like falling in love again.
Sa "blog" ko na ito, hindi ako mag-iingles.Bakit? Gusto ko lang. May aangal ba?
Sa wakas! Natapos din ang paglalahad ko ng mga pangyayari sa aming buhay simula 2002 hanggang 2005. Nakarating din sa mga kwento ng 2006. Ito angisa sa pinakamasayang taon namin. Ito rin ang taon na kami ay nakapagbakasyon sa Ilocos. Ilang beses na ako nakarating ng Ilocos Norte. Dito kasi nakatiraand kapatid ng aking butihing ina ngunit ito ang unang punta ko kasama si Dingdong at ang pamilya niya.
Semana Santa ng 2006 noong kami ay nagpunta ng Ilocos. Mahabang bakasyon ang Ilocos trip na ito. Halos 5 days. Unang sinadya namin ang lugar ng Pagudpod. Mabuti na lang at hindi pa punuan nung araw na dumating kami doon. Mapalad kaming nakakuha ng matutuluyang malapit sa Pagudpod white beach. Swerte rin dahil may aircon ang kwarto at may common kitchen.
Friday, March 30, 2007
We celebrate anniversaries -- even in the simplest way possible. Sometimes, when time (and money) permits,we also celebrate monthsaries. It's just a nice way of reminiscing the good and bad times we have shared. December 17, 2005 was no exception at all. It was our Third Year as BF/GF and we won't let the day pass without some sort of "festivity".
Thursday, March 29, 2007
During the time (that was way back then) that I have heard of Boracay, I was intrigued. But not to the point of actuallywanting to be there. As the years passed by, my imagination of how it is to be in Boracay caught up with me. I began to feel that a trip to Bora is one of my life long dream.
So April of 2005, my family and I planned out a trip to the island of Boracay. We got the Starlite Ferries promo for our transpo which was via land and RORO (roll-on/roll-off ship). We left Batangas Pier at around 7PM of May 4, 2005 and 9 AM the next day, we were already walking along the shores of Boracay.
So what was it like? Spectacular. I mean who could forget the super fine sand and the clearinviting water. During the time we got there, the Nestea Beach Volleyball finals was on-going simultaneous with the dragonboat rowing Finals. The island was full of festivities that sometimes you tend to forget that you were there to enjoy the summer waves of the island.
We allocated only one day for swimming. The rest of our time was spent strolling from station to station, watchingthe activities, getting henna tatoo, star gazing, and taking pictures just about anywhere. Of course, we did not forget to catch the sunset to have it as our background in one of our snapshots.
Boracay, in a nutshell, is not just a great beach location. It's an experience.