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My Daughter Joleigh
Oct 17th, 2012 by niceyfemme

World, meet my daughter, Joleigh. I am now a certified mother.

My husband with my daughter a few minutes after birth. πŸ™‚ It was an easy delivery I can say. Well easier than I expected because I expected it to be really painful and a difficult process. It was hard and difficult but not the worst ever.

My life is more complete now. I’m just so happy. I’m still adjusting to life being a mother and yes it can get overwhelming at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Β Thank you my dear Lord for always making my dreams come true. Every thing in my life is because of You. Thank you.

Corn Muffins ala Kenny Rogers Roasters
Sep 3rd, 2012 by niceyfemme

I’ve been having way too much cravings recently now that I am near my due date much more than when I was in my first trimester when I just couldn’t eat. I’ve been trying and rediscovering different foods. One time I ate in Kenny Rogers because I wanted spaghetti but I am sick of Jollibee’s spaghetti which was my go to spaghetti. I ordered a combo meal which came with the muffin and to my delight, it was the muffin that I enjoyed the most and not the spaghetti which disappointed me a bit. There was a time in college when I loved Kenny Rogers’ corn muffin but through the years the quality has declined but now I find myself enjoying it again. Oh can I say that I miss their blueberry muffin as well?

So I made a mental note to try to bake a corn muffin that taste like theirs and buy corn meal. Problem is corn meal isn’t available in the supermarket where there’s one everywhere. I bought a box before in Trinoma and so when I found myself in the area I just had to buy a box asap. (BTW can I just say that in all the malls in the Philippines, Trinoma has the most expensive parking fee I have encountered. Grrrr)

I found two seemingly alike recipes online. Read the rest of this entry »

My baby’s things: Pink Play Pen
Aug 12th, 2012 by niceyfemme

Yes it’s pretty in pink. πŸ˜‰

So this our daughter’s play pen. This has a mosquito net, and changing table (?) that you can attach on top of it. Bee and I both decided on this one as it’s really pretty and perfect for a baby girl. Oh it’s actually Mommy who wants us to get a play pen instead of a crib/cot. I originally wanted a steel one which I really fell for but Mommy said it might not be wise to have since babies will try to stand up on their own while they don’t have steady balance so most likely she’ll fall into one of those railings and she’ll have a bump or worse she might have a bloody mouth, literally.

Again, I am so happy with how well my husband has been so preoccupied with all things for our baby.Β See he even assembled this already. Then he will have to pack this again to bring here in the Philippines.Β It’s like looking at his fantasy baseball trophies when he just bought another baby gear. Then he will find something he likes better and will show it to me and he would want to buy that again haha. He’s so cute. I love this phase of my life, I am always happy. Hmmmn say 90% of the time? Thank you very much my dear Lord. All of these is because of You.

My baby’s things: Car Seat
Aug 10th, 2012 by niceyfemme

Well we still have to wait for a month before she is ready to meet us all but we have already bought her her things. It’s fun buying her clothes. Shopping for her clothes was delegated by myself to myself and Mommy while buying her playpen, stroller and car seat is my husband’s responsibility. It’s so cute how Bee (my husband) would do his research first and changes his mind a lot of times before buying something. Of course I need to approve the appearance first haha, the technical part of it is his job, but really we have to both agree on appearance. We want what is best for our princess. πŸ™‚

Of course price is a big consideration for us so we decided to buy a car seat she could use until she’s about 3 to 4 years old. Β For some reason my husband wants orange for our baby haha.. When I was in first grade and you asked me what my favorite color was, I’d say orange so I have no objection about this.

I love all these new stuff we’re having for the baby but for myself I would really appreciate some really good quality utility knives. One’s home should have a good set. For now I’m so happy with all our purchases even though all the spending has reminded me just how pricey it is to have a child but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I waited for our baby girl for a decade and a half so you won’t hear me complaining!

Oh and it’s a GIRL!
Jul 26th, 2012 by niceyfemme

Yes. The God Almighty has answered so many of my prayers since last year. I prayed for a kind hearted man to marry and I did marry one. I couldn’t be happier with our marriage now. Then I prayed for a baby, any gender will do but I prefer to have a girl first. I have always imagined how I would dress her up and how she’ll look in her papa’s arms. Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me as I have PCOS so I wasn’t even sure if pregnancy wass even possible. I know it is to some women with PCOS but not to all. So to say that I was happy when I saw those two lines would be an understatement. Then he blessed us with a girl too! Wow.

Let me introduce you guys to my baby girl. This is taken at my ultrasound when I was in my 5th month so she’s definitely bigger now. We’ll be able to meet her in more or less two months. I can’t wait.

Thank you my Lord for the life that I have. I will never get tired of thanking you all my life.

Pregnancy Craving: Sinigang na Baboy
Jul 25th, 2012 by niceyfemme

I feel like I’m naglilihi again. Certain cravings and aversions towards food I felt during my first trimester but that was much worse because I was always hungry but can’t eat. Just thinking about that phase of my pregnancy makes me a bit nervous as that was really difficult for me. Now I can eat… just very picky. It’s hard to find contentment in the food I eat. The usual favorites has let me down so many times. But sinigang na baboy has been good on me. That when I don’t know what to eat, I’ll have this. I have made a post about this dish before, the more complete Sinigang na Baboy year 2011. πŸ™‚

No need to have all the ingredients, just the pork belly, taro root or gabi and kangkong or swamp cabbage and I’m happy na. Or maybe this is an act of desperation. πŸ™‚

Sinigang for 2 pax.

I was forbidden to eat those veggies with too many seeds as that will worsen my fingers and joints pain. I know I should be eating Salmon Sinigang instead and I used to love that dish, but I just can’t stand the taste of salmon since I got pregnant. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Unbaked Baked Macaroni
Jul 22nd, 2012 by niceyfemme

I can’t find my words recently. To be honest I don’t know what to call this dish. This is just like Filipino Spaghetti only I used macaroni instead of spaghetti. I was going to bake it but was too hungry to I just went ahead and ate it as is. We Filipinos immediately think of Baked Macaroni when we see macaroni shells in red sauce hence the title I gave this dish slash post.

With toasted garlic bread. Way too much butter but I like to indulge in this stage of my pregnancy. Haha i’m using the pregnancy excuse I should be ashamed… πŸ˜‰ But really cut me some slack people (yes I am talking to myself) this pregnancy caught me off guard in a way that I didn’t expect it to be so hard for me. So indulging is good.. it keeps me sane. πŸ™‚

And with a dish as good as this, we women will not need to be stunningly pretty, we will look gorgeous to the people whom we served this to and will smell good to them like we have pink sugar perfume on even though in reality we smell like roasted garlic haha.

Things I Can’t Wait To Do After Pregnancy
Jun 22nd, 2012 by niceyfemme

1. Eat liver! Chicken liver. Adobo or simply fried. Pork liver steak. I’m salivating.

2. Drink sodas.

3. Eat street foods. Chicken balls. ISAW. Every time I see the carts and the vendors frying their ‘balls’ and kwek-kwek, I feel something I can’t describe. You really want something you can’t have.

4. Oysters. Just blanched oysters.

5. Get back to my beauty regimen. I can’t now as they might be harmful to my baby. My baby will always come first.

6. Sleep on my back. I’m tired of being always on my side.

7. Wear my regular clothes. I truly hope I can get back to my old shape. I have plans about this even before pregnancy. I know someone who wasn’t able to lose the baby weight and her partner started to think of ways out of their relationship because of that.. even asking for a paternity test. What a jerk.

8. I can’t wait to live my life as a mom. I have waited all my life for this baby and I can’t wait to start life with her in it.

Little Corn Kernels Popping
Apr 30th, 2012 by niceyfemme

Is how it feels like for me when my baby kicks. Sometimes the baby’s movements will catch me off guard but it’s a welcome surprise. I love that feeling. Now it’s like I have a more concrete evidence that my baby is there, moving. Before I only get to see the baby move and feel assured that the baby’s ok during ultrasound. So far I had two. First and second times was to find the heartbeat. Ooh that tormented me but that’s over now and I’m happy. My baby’s so active even at this very young age.

In 3 weeks time, my husband and I will have another ultrasound, that one’s to finally know the gender of the baby. I can’t wait to know! Well I guess there’s no surprise there that I’m so eager since patience is not one of my strengths. πŸ™‚ So it’s a good thing we can finally know soon. To have to wait almost 5 more months to know my baby’s gender would be very hard on me. Hmmmn I really can’t wait to know. A boy or a girl? I need to know! πŸ™‚

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