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My Life As A New Mom
Nov 20th, 2012 by niceyfemme

I don’t know where to begin. The moment I gave birth my life has changed forever. This little baby daughter took over control of my life and everyone in my family. She sleeps whenever she wants and we also only get to sleep when she is haha.. So far it has been wonderful anf very challenging to me physically and emotionally. I want to give her the best I can so I decided on breastfeeding years before I got pregnant then breastfeeding kicked my butt I flew to the wall and got knocked out crying.It has been hard and yet I still continue with all these things with a happy heart. Motherhood has been a blessing and a dream come true for me. I always prayed to be a mother and have a baby and He finally answered what my heart desires.I now have a beautiful and somewhat funny daughter who always makes me laugh. She’s the apple of my family’s eyes. Yes we are exhausted but we’re sooo happy!

I haven’t met you but I already love you
Jul 25th, 2012 by niceyfemme

Is what I tell the baby inside my tummy. It’s such an overwhelming feeling in many dimensions if that is the word. Every time she moves, it’s like she’s caressing my heart. I feel closer and closer to her. From the moment I learned that I am pregnant I already felt protective over her and even more now.

My favorite past time is watching my tummy move. Haha I can’t describe how she does it. But my tummy starts round in shape then the moment she moves my tummy becomes misshapen… Sometimes it kind of makes me nervous as well. Well this is the first time that something/ someone is moving inside my body and I have no control over her at all. At the same time it is a feeling of relief as her movements assures me that she’s fine and healthy and she’s happy. My OBG said that it’s actually good when she moves a lot it means she’s happy inside my tummy.

Now I’m a week shy of my 8th month and sleeping has become a struggle. I have to pee way too many times at night. Plus her movements wake me up as well. It’s like she’s massaging my insides haha. I love you baby… We can’t wait to meet you. Your papa, mama, daddy and mommy are all very excited to hold you in our arms. I can’t wait to start our lives with you in it.

Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm in Silang, Cavite
Jun 23rd, 2012 by niceyfemme

Warning: Picture heavy post. 🙂

Months ago when I learned that I am finally pregnant I started to read about what I should do and what I should avoid. One of things I should do is stop my usual beauty and cleansing regimen as they may be harmful to the baby. So no more lotions, no more creams with vitamin A and I became careful even with the soaps that I was using. My skin became so dry it has never been that dry before. My husband Bee bought me an organic lotion but I didn’t like that. I was in Singapore during my first trimester and I saw a documentary about Palestinian soaps aka Nablus Soaps I think. It’s natural and no parabens but I felt it’s drying to my skin and it’s not cheap for something that small.

Good thing we passed by Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm in Silang, Cavite last month when we went to Tagaytay but we didn’t have time to drop by. I finally get to drop by yesterday that’s after stalking their website for like a week.

Did I have a hard time finding the farm? Not really. I realized if you’re coming from Dasmariñas then it’s before the second Petron station from Robinson’s Dasmariñas and right after Monte Luce.

Then the narrow driveway started. Man was I glad I brought a car. I couldn’t imagine walking alone in that long and narrow ‘road’. If someone’s with me maybe I can. Read the rest of this entry »

Homemade Filipino Burger
Jun 3rd, 2012 by niceyfemme

Most burgers nowadays are just so disappointing and I can’t help but feel scared for my baby’s health and feel cheated as the burger usually isn’t worth my money. So I decided to make my own. I thought, “How hard could it be?”. And I also want to use my meat grinder. 🙂

This is the second batch on the same day. Shows how much I like it.

Reminds me of Jollibee’s Burger Champ. To be honest and bias aside, I believe this taste even better! Just good old fashioned meaty beef goodness. 🙂 From the first batch.

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I Will Be A Mommy!
Feb 18th, 2012 by niceyfemme

I’ve always wanted to become pregnant and be a mommy. Since I know that I need to do these kinds of things in the perfect time and with the right person, I put a full stop on this dream for years. Fortunately, I reached a point in my life where I am in that place and everything is right for that dream to happen already. I am now married to a wonderful and funny man, and I felt ready for motherhood since last year even before we got married. I am one who do things when it feels right. He asked me to marry him year 2008 but I did not feel like I am ready for marriage then more so having a baby.

After getting married baby is next on our plan but it seemed to be more difficult challenging for me, that’s what my Reproductive Endocrinologist told me. Still it is possible, we just need some help. So I took medications for a year. Wow, it was not easy on me. Those medications made me feel down and low and even caused me to gain a lot of weight. There are times when I was so down I always cried. It was so stressful and the fear of  not knowing if it will ever happen or if it is even possible was just haunting me. Add to that other different stresses life brings and I was a mess on the inside. I was always mad at the smallest things. Thank God I have my family who understands.

Then by December of last year, a really big stress in my life is finally gone. I guess I was stress free that month and happy. I also reached that point when I just prayed to Him leaving everything up to Him since having a baby is beyond my control. I said to my husband, we will do our part then just pray. If it happens then great I’ll be very happy if not then we just have to try again. Trying again is much trickier since distance is going to be a challenge. But I have my faith. Knowing the odds, I didn’t keep my hopes too high.

Then I got the biggest surprise of my life. It was positive! That was after feeling sick and feverish for about a week .I was actually really scared to test because seeing that single line really broke my heart many times before. I really waited for cycle day 35 before I used a home pregnancy kit. I really couldn’t believe my eyes. TWO LINES!!!! I immediately went to Asian Hospital for the first pre-natal check up. Talking about being excited. I was only 4 weeks and 4 days along then.

Still can’t believe I am now pregnant. My husband is happy same with my Mommy and my Dad is so cute and being extra caring with me. Haha he is really excited which is something I somehow knew would happen. Why? He is the one who keeps on asking me when I’ll give him a grandchild. Haha I told him, “Daddy, you know it’s not easy! It’s not like I could just go to the mall and pick the one with the most dots!”

Now I am at 8 weeks and boy it’s not been a walk in the park! I have trouble eating as it makes me feel like vomiting so I can’t eat much but also, I am always hungry! I’ve never felt this hungry before! This kind is different, the type that worries me. The first week I lost 2 lbs now I guess I lost even more. I really lost a lot of weight. I even wake up in the middle of the night because of severe hunger.

I stopped using lotions. I am extra careful now. I want to use comodynes but I guess that will have to wait until after this whole pregnancy.

All of these inconveniences are worth it because after a few months I will have a baby! I so wanted to have a baby that I tried to adopt many times before and even went to an orphanage just to cuddle a baby. Now I will have my own. Thank You Lord. I am so happy.

 

On my way to sexy me
Sep 29th, 2011 by niceyfemme

It’s been almost 3 weeks now since I started to lessen (again!) my rice intake. I have let myself lose so many times in the past and it happened again these last months if not these last few years. Seeing myself in videos and pictures taken recently in a family gathering, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I became fatter! I became even heavier than before. I again found it so hard to dress up as there are bulges here and there. My cheeks became like those of a chipmunk. 🙁 It finally hit me and I hope this time it lasts long enough for me to lose all the way if not permanently.

It’s been 18 days now since I gradually reduced my rice intake and I’m happy to say that my body has adjusted to it. I do not crave for rice as much now. But then I’m open to more options how to lose more weight. I don’t need to lose a whole lot of lbs but help won’t hurt. I’m even willing to try HCG diet Austin. Who knows it might be the one I’m looking for I just don’t know it yet.

So the goal is to be thinner than my usual curvy self. I have the remaining months of 2011 to do this. I want to be a whole new me come year 2012. I’m totally crossing my fingers this time… I can do this!!!! 🙂

It’s raining cats and dogs!
Jun 22nd, 2011 by niceyfemme

It’s been raining here. A storm passed by and about to leave but a new one is already queuing up to visit us next. It’s great weather for sleeping but if you have to go out of the house and go somewhere then you might come across some flood. Yeah, third world country that’s why.

But then, we must focus our attention to the factors  we can do something about, like our outfits! Different rain gears to ready. I’m thinking fishing clothing with pretty heeled rain boots? So cute!

With flood comes scary rat diseases like leptospirosis that’s in flood water and get get through your skin especially if you have some cuts. I’m crazy paranoid about this things. Please help me where to buy affordable ladies rain boots please?

But please not another typhoon. I don’t think we can all handle that again. Remember Typhoon Milenyo (Xangsane).

 

This scared the hell out of me.

Loving fruits again
Jun 11th, 2011 by niceyfemme

Red juicy and ripe papaya. Yummm! Sweet pineapples is divine. Yellow ripe Philippine mangoes in heaven on earth. Let’s not forget the ever reliable sweet bananas.

For some reason, I’ve been craving and eating mostly fruits these past weeks. Whenever I’m in Singapore, I let myself indulge in bananas and red papaya. It’s cheap and readily available always. In Philippines, I can almost eat anything, especially pineapples. It’s more affordable back home than in Singapore. Watermelon too. I’m so drooling right now just thinking about those fruits. I’m so glad I’m rediscovering the love I had with fruits, during the time I was so healthy. Oooh I remember during those times, I eat half of a large size whole watermelon, and I can finish a whole piece of pineapple until my tongue get itchy. I guess, I was letting myself indulge in fruits as I was limiting myself to eating only healthy stuff like fruits and veggies and during those times, I still wasn’t used to the idea of eating in moderation.

So an hour ago, I went to the market. Main reason of going there despite the traffic? So I could buy the freshest quality fruits. Pineapples and watermelons in SM are disappointing for me. Not nice and so much more expensive. We really are paying for the convenience there. So I bought two pieces of perfectly ripe and sweet pineapples, I large piece of red papaya, a kilo of the sweetest mango in the world, some plantain bananas (I want them boiled) and some avocados. I didn’t bring a car with me so I was only able to buy those I’m able to carry. I am so happy with the fruits I bought. The pineapple is sooo sweet! I ate a large chunk when I was cutting it up in smaller cuts.

I guess the reason why I’m eating more fruits now is because deep inside me, I know I want to be healthier to prepare and make myself and my body ready for “THE DREAM”. No I’m not talking about Christina Millan’s douche ex-husband. See I have PCOS. So the healthier I am, the sooner I’ll be able to have the dream that I’ve been dreaming about for 16 years now. So because of this, I’m thinking of doing some workout at home to go all out. I’ll look for those workout dvd’s I already forgot where I stashed. To help me with it I’m thinking of a  pre workout supplement that could help me too. Ooh I really need to be serious about this. I need to follow through.

You’ll have dreams
Apr 18th, 2011 by niceyfemme

When it’s cold. Did you know that? Oooh that’s why I’ve been having dreams every night and I feel like it’s real thats’ why I feel super exhausted. I hope we can choose what to dream about, to the smallest details and I want to be in womens boots world. Which reminds me that I want this real nice rain boots, so need to save extra.

But then, with dreams or not, I just want to sleep real bad!!!

Elusive quality sleep!
Apr 18th, 2011 by niceyfemme

The past week has been difficult for me. Why? I haven’t had a good quality sleep since! I have mentioned here before how important good quality sleep is to me and now that I’m finding it hard to have again, I’m starting to go crazy!

Aside from this problem, my lower back hurts too. My bed is soft and yet firm, just how I like it so I don’t know why my back hurts. I think it’s because of the sleep itself. I’ve been shallow sleeping and I feel exhausted when I wake up. I don’t know if peacock alley bedding will help but I’m willing to try anything now. I took two pieces of think mattresses and that’s what I’m using tonight. Hopefully I’d feel recharged tomorrow!

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