Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Pregnancy-wise, I'm now on my 35th week! The back pains, which used to be tolerable, is now becoming harder and harder to shake off. I would almost always have to put a hot pad on my back to temporarily relieve me of the pain. This is just a sign that delivery day is nearing already. During my last check up with my OB, she was telling me, "malapit na". Indeed, as early as in 2 weeks time, it's possible for me to deliver and our JB is considered not premature anymore. But I'm still hoping that I get to deliver near my due date (March 31, 2008) para hindi macount yung 2 days ng holy week as part of my maternity leave! Sayang ang holiday if counted sha dun e. Hehe.. =)

Nwy, we're almost complete with the baby things. The major thing we're lacking right now are those needed for feeding. I've been researching heavily about feeding bottles for the past weeks (last month I was obsessing about clothe diapers). I was initially bent on getting Avent brand for the feeding bottles. However, recent studies in the US showed that there's a high amount of Bisphenol-A (aka BPA) in those bottles which can be harmful for the baby. O diba, meron ng ganun? So I'm now switching my search on BPA-free bottles that are also anti-colic. Yeah. I know. Some words may seem gibberish here in my post. What can I say, my maternal side is kicking in somehow! =) I didn't know having a baby can be this complicated nowadays! Before, I used to think that you can get by with some blankets, feeding bottles, diapers and then you're all set. But there are just so many many to choose from and you'd have to research to weigh which ones you think are the best for your kid. I'm not complaining though. I'm glad to do all these mommy-chores for our brat. =)

It's funny that just about this same time last year, I've already lined up my summer activities. My google-search before is just all about travel, the beach, and the latest airline promos. To say that this year is different is an understatement. When I go online now, I go straight to the mommy forums where they talk about the latest "trends" in feeding bottles, diapers, breastfeeding, etc. Whenever I go to the mall, I'd go straight to the infant's section and scout for other things our baby needs. I don't even go to Kamiseta, Bayo and Forme anymore (something that used to be routinary.). Having a child indeed changes ones life. The girl who used to be kiti-kiti, is now a homebody. And will probably be a homebody for the next 3 months or so. Or up until my baby is strong enough to come with mommy on her travel adventures (like going to daddy's camp. haha!).

Staying at home most of the time meant being best buds with our TV. I've been updated on the latest happenings on the telenovelas on both Channel 2 and 7. Haha. And of course, the news which is starting to get irritating. The never ending saga of the ZTE scandal is becoming more of an extended soap opera with so many characters popping from out of nowhere. Enough with the drama already. Let's get to the point please. Show the evidence and pinpoint all the masterminds involved in this fiasco, sue them and then let's get on with our lives and really start showing the world that we're not just about rallies and booting our presidents from their post. Naumay na rin ako sa People Power concept. Haven't we all learned that it has gotten us nowhere. Sometimes I can't help but think that an authoritarian government is just what we need because we do not know how to be responsible with this freedom that we claimed 22 years ago from a dictator. Sorry, I got carried away.

On to non-political topics. I know I promised to post my latest lay out but my digiscrapping career was temporary halted since the laptop is with hubby right now. His current duties demand him to make powerpoint presentations. Kakaiba no? Typical military men carries big guns but my hubby carries a laptop. Haha. I don't want to give details about his current assignment though, as I might get sued for giving too much information. =)


kiel said...

do you have a maternity pillow? best friend ko yan. so useful for aching backs (and for arms that miss hugging)

berna said...

naku, walang maternity pillow. this back pain has never really been a concern.. until now. mahal ba ung ganun? =)

kiel said...

hi berna.
mura lang, nasa 500-1000 lang. very useful. kung masakit paa mo, puwede mo sha iarrange para maelevate paa. kung masakit likod, arrange mo rin sha na masusupport back mo.


jishinka said...

wow, neng! first time ata kita nabasang nag-react sa political setting naten a. Kaaliw sha. Well, I agree. Filipinos do not know how to be responsible with the freedom that we had. Parang mga nakawala sa kural. O well, the Philippines has it's gamut of problems. Ewan ko ba! Sana naman meron pang pag-asa.

On the lighter news (hahaha), lalabas na si JB. Yikee... Exciting ito!

Mai said...

Hi Berna, hehe lapit ka na nga rin. Soon, weekly na rin ang check-up mo. Haven't popped yet kaya nakakainip na talaga. Ironically, I'm holding his birth for a least for tom lang naman..waahh ang hirap ata ng feb 29 na birthday hehe! Kaya resume ko na lang ang aking walkathon sa saturday, after check-up hehe!

Baby A says hi pala to Baby JB...mga future batang frisco! hehe!

berna said...

hi kiel, should have added that maternity pillow sa mga must-haves pala. kaso malapit na rin ako manganak. konting tiis na lang. =)

faith!! hehe. minsan lang ako mag-publish ng ganyan. usually, sinasarili ko na lang ang opinyon ko. i really just got fed up with what's happening. magrarally pa sila sa makati! traffic pa un! grrr.. hehe. nwy, unti unti na ngang nagiging kwarto ni JB ang kwarto namin, puros gamit na nya nakalagay dito. =) oist, gud luck sa finals!

hi mai!! naku, naisip nga din kita dito sa feb 29 na to. =) kausapin mo ng mabuti si baby A na wag sha mag-grand entrance tomorrow, kundi mahirapan sha magcelebrate lagi ng bday. hehe.. starting this saturday, weekly na rin ako. malapit na rin! baby JB says hi to baby A too! at natawa ko sa "batang frisco"! i can imagine 2 uhuging bata na naglalaro ng jolen! hahaha.. =)

Mai said...

Korek..malilito siya at kawawa naman, every four years lang nasa calendar ang birthday niya if ever. Anyway, mga 12 hours na lang ng in anytime pedeng-pede na siya lumabas.

About sa batang frisco, ganun kasi si paul nun eh hehe! Batang kalye.