Sunday, May 24, 2009

Long Birth Story

Last May 13 i had a doctor's appointment at 3 pm. My husband and i went to the clinic and i was seen by Dr. Scott. It's my first time to meet him. I always see different doctors every appointment cuz they are a group. So he asked me to give them a urine sample and he took my vital sign. My blood pressure was elevated, as usual thats why i am being close monitored during my last trimester. My lab test came back and he told us that my urine has protein and blood spots so he send us over to the labor and delivery. He told me and my husband we have to get that baby out. It's time! I was shocked! So i asked him what is my option, CS or vaginal delivery. Thank God he says vaginal. So i am going to have a normal delivery thru induction.

My husband and i went to L&D and they put me in a room and they started monitoring my baby's heartbeat and my contraction (NST). After an hour maybe they sent us to a labor room. Everything that is needed for delivery is there. It was a big room. There is also a big sofa bed where my husband could sleep at night. My husband just got back to work after a 3 months leave 2 days before i was admitted. He had a spine surgery last feb. Good thing it was his day off fri and sat. i was admitted wednesday. He took a personal leave thurs. He doesn't wanna leave me. So at around 6-7 pm they started the induction. Because my blood pressure is elevated they gave me magnesium sulfate thru IV. Oh boy! that made my experience miserable. why? because it made me groggy and nauseaus. i was in total bed rest. i cant walk so i was on a catheter.

Could you imagine peeing without even feeling it? The nurse collected my 24 hr pee for lab test. i was told i have pre eclampsia. so before it is too late or something happens to me they have to get my baby delivered. A doctor check me if i am dilating and amazing i was already 3 cm. So we have to get it going so she put a medicine inside down there (you know) And i must also say that its not fun when they check the dilation. if you are just starting to dilate it hurts so bad. But as it progresses the pain is lesser when checked. The goal was i should deliver by thursday. But nothing happened thursday. i was just laying in bed feeling miserable. i can't even turn to my sides. my back hurts so bad i wanted to scream and just go home and forget about everything. lol!

Early friday morning came at around 2-3 a.m. the doctor came to check me and my water broke accidentally (or intentionally) her finger was there when it broke so i dont know if she really broke it. The nurse told me that the contraction will get stronger now that the water is broken. And she was right! At 5 a.m. i already asked for the epidural cuz i can't take it anymore. the pain is overwhelming and i just had enough. After giving it to me i felt a lot better. again i had a catheter on my back. imagine that. i was like a voodoo doll, they poke me every 6 hrs to draw blood for test. My arms were swollen, and even my face. I can hardly open my eyes. all my veins in my arms and hands were all poke.

At 5 a.m. the same doctor came in again to check the dilation and she finally said its time. So the nurse instructed me to start pushing to get the baby's head drop to engage in the canal. i pushed for 2 hrs even though i was so weak and very groggy. At 8 a.m. there were a lot of doctors and nurses inside my room. But believe me i didn't see them all cuz my eyes were shut the whole time. me, a poor thing! though they all introduce themself to me and my husband. My husband said there were about 12 people inside the room. The baby's head is still high so a female doctor says we wneed help. what is? a forcep or vaccum. so she explain the pros and cons of each. i chose the forcep. less harm on the baby but with a bigger damage on me. i didn't really care i just want my baby's safety.

So it all started, they put the forcep and and when my contraction came i started pushing. at three pushes my baby wa out. My husband told me he cried like a baby when he saw our little one. They took her away, clean her and check her. she was fine its just that her blood sugar level was low so they need to put her in the ICU. She was affected with the magnesium sulfate i had for my bp. I wasn't able to hold my baby right away cuz i was so weak and my eyes were still shut. i kissed her before they took her away to ICU. Then on me, my blood pressure went down to 70/30. So they called a doctor and gave me medicine to make it go up. I also had a third degree tear. thats the damage i was talking about. after everything was done they put me back on a catheter and magnesium sulfate.

That night i had bleeding, i lost about 800cc. So i needed a blood transfusion. another poke another IV on my right hand. Now i have 2 IV's. How cool is that! but i cant complain, i need it or i'll die. i was really so exhausted. i can't even sleep cuz they would check on me every hour. check the bleeding, my belly ( wasn't fun at all when they press it) the swelling down there and my vital signs. My blood pressure was again elevated. record break 159/108. So in other words they keep us 6 days in the hospital all because of my high blood pressure. They decided to add the dosage of my medicine to see if it go down, thank Goodness it did! They discharge us but i still need to back every week for a blood pressure check. And until now i am taking medication.

So that is all what happened during my labor and delivery. It's not easy at all but its all WORTH it!! My baby is so precious here's a picture of her.

Glad to be Back!

Hi everyone! I'm back! I just wanted to announce that i already gave birth last May 15. it was an unexpected date. i will tell you the details of my delivery and birth story of my precious baby girl on my next post. I also want to apologize again for not visiting you for a long atime, i hope you all understand. Now my life is completely diffferent. I am adjusting with everything especially in a motherhood world. Until now i haven't rested so well. I experience a very very miserable situation but its all worth it. And all you will know on the next post....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Just an Update

I wont be active with blogging for a while since there's so much things going on right now. Anytime now my baby is coming out, we are just waiting. My parents in law are also with us and will be staying with us for maybe a month til our baby is born. Of course they dont wanna miss their first grand daughter's birth. I am still doing my NST twice a week so we are kinda busy. That's why i apologize if i wont be able to visit you back but i will try my best to be here once in a while.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Monitoring

So here's what happened with my last visit to the doctor on monday. My appointment was as early as 8:45 a.m. so we were there a lilttle bit earlier than that because it is crazy to find a parking spot. But we got lucky this time cuz we didn't drive round and round the parking space just to look for a spot, We got one right away when one car got off.

So when we got up to our destination, submitted my 24 hrs. urine collection for lab test and they let us in right away. The nurse checked my weight, i'm now weighing 137lbs. then put us in a checking room and she took my blood pressure and it was normal. The medicine they gave me is really a big help in stabilizing my blood pressure. So we thought we won't be spending much time in the clinic but the doctor wants to put me into monitoring again and more blood test. So i got poke again! Yes, i am already immune to needles. Well that's life!

So they monitored my baby's heart rate and my contractions. They said it will only take about 20-30 minutes but since they can't get the acceleration they wanted from my baby's heart rate they prolonged the time. Maybe i was on a monitor for almost an hour then the doctor decided to send me to the labor and delivery. For more monitoring. I'm not giving birth yet! lol! So at the L&D they observed my baby's heart rate. It was normal but they wanted to see some acceleration. Her heart rate base was 145 and they want to see it go up like 150-155 and so on... At that time she was maybe sleeping cuz i know when my baby is active, mornings she's usually sleeping and she is hyper in the afternoon til night and early morning.

They also did an ultrasound for fluid, her reflexes and movement check. Everything was normal and she is perfectly healthy. We were so happy to see our little one again. So we spend 5 hrs in the hospital last monday. We were not expecting that so we were so hungry when we got out. They only gave me some juices and water to take just to awaken my baby a little bit. Good thing she cooperated after a while. She gave them what they wanted. When we got off the hospital my husband and i stop somewhere nearby to eat.

On thursday we will be going back again. Starting this week my doctors visit is already twice a week for a Non-Stress test. Just for monitoring. And the nurese-midwife told us that our baby might come out earlier than the due date. They are still observing if a pre-eclampsia is developing that is why i am going through all these test. I hope and pray that everything is normal.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Was Left...

in the hospital yesterday after the nurse checked my blood pressure. The doctor talked to me and my hsuband and explained that they need to keep me in the hospital for 24 hours for close monitoring of my blood pressure because it was way elevated. We were not so expecting it! We were not ready. We were just suppose to drop off my 24 hour urine collection and have them check my BP. But because it was way too high the doctors were scared that a preeclampsia might be developing. They also did another lab test of my urine and blood and all the results were normal. What's is so surprising is that i am not feeling any symptoms of it. I remember when i felt my BP went up for the first time it was like 130/90 and i felt sick already. But yesterday it was higher than that. The systolic were ranging from 138-140's and the diastolic were from 98-102. Can you imagine that? and i wasn't feeling anything at all! Everytime they check it was always like that. I don't understand why? It was so weird. Even them find it weird cuz i look perfectly healthy and not showing any signs of it. I wasn't feeling any abdominal pain which is one of the major signs of preeclampsia.

So they put me in a room, monitored my baby's heartbeat and movements. Had ultrasound to measure her and how she is growing and everything looked perfectly fine. She was so active and moving tons. They take my blood pressure from time to time. Draw blood and i wasn't happy with my experience with that. The nurses hands were so heavy. I was poke four times in different spots. And it hurts like hell! I didn't sleep good the whole night because the bed was so stiff and the pillows were uncomfortable. And they keep on waking me up to check my vital signs every four hours. Good thing after they gave me some pills for my BP it went down and gone back to normal. The whole night it was stable. So morning came, the resident doctor came to my room and told me that all my test were normal, my baby is healhty so they can send me home. Whoa! What a relief! Thank God i can go home and get snooze in our soft and comfortable bed. I was like floating when i woke up this morning cuz i barely sleep last night in the hospital. So they fixed evrything, gave me my pescription and i need to collect a 24 hour urine again starting sunday and will be back in the hossy on monday to drop it off and another blood pressure check.

When we got home I called my parents in law cuz they were so worried about me. After that i freshen up and hubby made something for me to eat. then i crawl up in bed and take time to sleep. My neck was so sore from thed pillow in the hospital and until now after many hours of sleep i can still feel it. I still feel like sh*t! I hope i will feel a lot better tomorrow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Trophy Blogger Award

I received this award from Grace. Thank you for sharing this to me. It's so nice of you to remember me.

I am passing this to all bloggers and the people in my blogroll who wants to grab it. Treat yourself with a little award, you all deserve this too!

Bed Wanted

Our apartment has two bedrooms but one bedroom doesn't have a bed. We didn't bother to buy one more bed because we thought that we will use the spare bedroom as a nursery for our baby. But my husband and i changed our mind and decided that the we will put the baby's crib in our bedroom just beside our bed so we can monitor her from time to time and it is easier to check on her. Since the other bedroom is empty we are thinking of buying a new bed so my parents in law have somewhere to sleep when they come down visit and spend some time with us when our baby is born. I found this rustic furniture online with a very nice set of bed. I like its very simple design. I find it cute. This bed will look good in our spare bedroom and i'm sure my parents in law will like it too.

Friday, April 10, 2009

32 Weeks Update

Yaay! few more weeks to go!! So yesterday i had my doctors visit. I told the nurse that my blood pressure went up last monday night. I had a headache and i felt like puking and a little bit dizzy. I knew right away that my BP is high when i feel those symptoms. Although it doesn't happen very often it was the feeling i had the first time my BP went up some years ago. So the nurse took my BP (as usual) and told me that my my BP is still high and even higher than last tuesday when my hygienist (we went to the dentist tuesday morning) took my BP. I had to give them a urine sample for them to test and they also draw blood for additional test just incase i have the symptoms of pre-elampsia. But thank God all the test result were normal. I am not at risk of pre-eclampsia. So now i am really very cautious of what i eat. As much as possible i am avoiding foods with too much salt. I always read the labels before i eat a certain food. I was thinking that maybe the "dilis" dried anchovy i had last monday night triggered my BP to go up. I am almost at the finish line of pregnancy so i have to be very careful with what i eat and everything cuz i don't wanna have any complications and problems with my labor and delivery. I am not looking forward to that c-section process. I wanna deliver my baby naturally and normal. So on tuesday neext week i willgo back to clinic again for a nurse visit. They will take my BP again to see if it goes back to normal. Which i am hoping it would.

SpitzTunes -- Concert Mania!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Smart Blogger Award

Another tag from Dyanis and Grace, thanks so much although i dont deserve to be called a smart blogger cuz i know i am not. hehe! I appreciate it so much though!

The rules:

1. Link the one who gave this award and let them know you posted it.

2. Pass this to as many Smart Bloggers as you can think and make sure to write something about them, like what makes you think they are Smart.

3. Let them know they have an award.

I am sharing this to some smart bloggers that i know who really are smart, they really make efforts to update their blogs as often as they could... Nancy, Mel, Eva, and Cecille

SpitzTunes -- I AM a Boy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Captured Tag

I got tagged by Grace, thanks for sharing this to me.

} Start Copy:

" A good Snapshot stops a moment from running away."

When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!

~Ted Grant

} End of Copy

Here is the rule in doing the Tag:

Copy the quotes above from start copy to end Copy. Replace the Photograph with your own or your loves ones' Black and White captured moments that you want to cherish for the rest of your life.

The above picture was taken obviously while i am pregnant, the photographer was no other than my beloved better half. This is everyones fave so far.

I'm tagging Nancy, Sheng, Honey, Eva, and everyone else who wants to grab it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wedding Ring Theory Tag

Got this tag from a good friend and a new blogger Dyanis, thanks for sharing!

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.....

* Thumb represents your Parents.
* Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings.
* Middle finger represents your-Self.
* Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner. & the . . .
* Last (Little) finger represents your children.

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT..... because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out and pass............. ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?

I'm tagging everyone who wants to try it... up for grab again!! sorry lazy to name names.. :)

Travel 4 Pleasure -- What's It All About?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SpitzTunes -- SpeakEasy!

Blog Update and Our Weather

We are having a very bad weather today. It's spring but it's snowing and we already have like 5 inches of snow outside. This is the worse snow storm we've had this year. So we didn't go anywhere, we just stayed home and watch a movie. The weather condition will stay like this until tomorrow but i hope that it will get better later in the afternoon. i need to go buy a thread for my crosstitch. After 2 years im still working on it. That is what i am getting busy of lately since my husband is hugging the laptop all day because he just signed up for a facebook account and he is getting addicted to it. He is trying to search some of his long lost friends. I can only get to use the laptop when his eyes gets tired and sore. So here i am just trying to update my blog.. just writing something that would fill in my absences. And oh sorry for not dropping ec's lately, there seems to be a problem on their site cuz it won't log me in. I will try again today.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Emerge Labs

Next season after spring is summer. And as we all know that there are really times that the weather is so hot that we can't even bear to go out under the sun. I myself don't like to stay outside even for a short time during summer cuz the heat of the sun is painful to my skin. I have tried some skin care products that promises to protect my skin from the heat of the sun but i was not satisfied because i still get burn or they make my skin dry.

Ahead of time i want to be prepared for summer time so i am looking for skin care products that i would want to try. As i am browsing online i came accross to
Emerge Labs Organic Skin Care. The organic ingredient in it catched my attention. This is what i need, a natural ingredient without any chemical that will harm my skin. I browse thier website and found out that they carry a huge variety of skin care products like cleansers, toners, therapeutic products, anti-aging, moisturizers, skin lighteners and a whole lot more. These can be use for both men and women, try their new Swiss Apple Stem Cell Day Cream with SPF30. guarantee to protect skin stem cells and combats chronological aging. The breakthrough patent-pending active organic ingredient, PhytoCellTec Malus Domsestica, boosts the production of human skin stem cells and protects human skin stem cells from stress, thus decreasing wrinkles and producing younger, fresher-looking skin. So check on their site now and see for yourself.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Almost Hated Him!

So today i asked my husband if we can go out and take a walk at the trail nearby since the weather was really nice. But he says we'd rather go to a park for a walk so i said ok. So he looked up for a park and found one. This afternoon we went out and head to the park but when we got there we have to pay to go in. Crap!! it is a state park why do we have to pay? we are already paying state and city taxes. So we turn around and drove away. All i wanted was a short walk as exercise. I need it cuz i am already getting closer to my baby's arrival. So as much as possible i wanted to go for a walk for at least half an hour a day.

So what happened was my husband just kept on driving uncertain of where to go. Looking for a park where we could go for a walk. Until we drove farther and farther looking for a place to go. I am getting pissed off! But i kept my mouth shut cuz i don't wanna argue with him. I was thinking i should have went to the trail nearby our apartment. i don't wanna sit in the car for a long time cuz i feel uncomfortable and i hate it when we hit a bumpy road.

He just kept on driving around, The thing was we were not doing a walk instead we were doing a joy ride! interesting! but that's not what i want. I want to go for a walk! Darn it!! After maybe almost an hour or so we stop by a store to pee and buy some stuff we need. Just a few. Then we hit back to the road and stop by a place to eat. But i wasn't really hungry cuz i ate my lunch before we leave. But i still ordered something small to eat. He eat lunch!

After that we were back on the road heading back home. I really just wanted to go back home. pissed off! We took another route and i spotted a lake that looks like close to a park, so i told him. We went there and i was right! There is a park with a lake where some people were having picnic, fishing, walking, running and kids playing. Yaayyy!! At last we can take a walk. Not bad at all! So we walked all the way round the lake. it took us about almost 30 minutes to walk around the lake.

Hmmm... i felt better. not pissed anymore! haha! i got what i wanted. I almost hated my husband today. I started to pout already when i thought i can't go for a walk. crazy me! Well, he should understand that i really need exercise everyday now. Next time i ask him, i will insist that we will just go to the trail nearby. I just a need a short walk not a long drive. get it??

Tweet, Tweet ... dNeero's all a-Twitter!

What Aphrodisiac Am I?

You Are Vanilla

You are incredibly sexy and sensual - yet still sweet and innocent.

You have an exotic, mysterious vibe. You leave people wanting to know more.

You know how to make lovers relax, calm down, and be vulnerable.

You draw people in and make them addicted to you. You're a lot more potent than people think.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Get Paid at Paying Post

Being a stay at home wife is quite boring. There is nothing much to do at home. I spend most of my time browsing online. Reading just about anything that would catch my attention. I do whatever i can think of just to fill in my day. I also often talk to some friends online and one of them introduced me to blogging world.

At first i don't know anything about it. I don't even know how to start, so i ask myself how am i going to start writing? And what's worse is that i don't know what am i going to write in my blog. So she told me just to write anything that would come to my mind. In short, make it as a journal or diary. So i started writing about my life.

And then later on i learned that you also
get paid to blog. At first i was skeptical. But i found out many bloggers actually got paid through blogging. So i signed up myself, submitted my blog and waited if my blog will get approved. After a few days i got an email from Paying Post saying that my blog has been approved. I was so happy and i thank paying post for having my blog approved. Now i can start earning some money through blogging.

Signing up is so easy, try it now and see if your blog qualifies too. Start earning money from home. Now i can say that being a stay home wife will never be boring anymore. Earning money at the comfort of your home is more convenient. all you have to have is a blog.

Our First Day of Spring

Finally winter is over! yes! Yesterday spring season has started. The weather was so nice so we spent our day outside. We went out for a drive and later on decided to watch a movie in the theater but we got there so early so my husband thought of getting a haircut since it's been over a month when he had his last haircut. We found a salon nearby the cinema so we went there. just in time when he was done the movie was about to start. We watched "I Love You, Man" a funny movie. We both enjoy it! After the movie we went to an asian market to buy some things. He's been asking me to make a filipino style spaghetti for a long time. He likes it more than the american style spaghetti. Because it is a little bit sweeter and creamier. So last night that was our dinner. He likes it with a garlic bread on the side. He dip it on the sauce. And it's been a long time since i made it and i also miss it. So that's how we spent first day of spring. How about you?

It's just 12 months!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Right Now...

This tag is from Nancy, thank you so much! Sorry for posting it a little bit late.

(Answers to these questions below must be based on "at this current moment.")

1. Where is your cellphone - on the coffee table.
2. Your hair - long and layered
3. Your father - He's back home in PI
4. Your favorite thing - my phone and laptop
5. Your dream last night - I can't remember
6. Your favorite drink - water and caramel macchiato
7. Your dream goal - Healthy, contented and happy life with my family
8. The room you are in - living room.
9. Your fear - Losing my loveones
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - wherever my husband will be trasfering for work
11. Muffins - yes, depending on its taste.
12. One of your wish list items - a vacation back home
13. Where you grew up - La Union, PH
14. The last thing you did - eat breakfast
15. What are you wearing - pajamas and shirt
16. Your TV - panasonic plasma
17. Your pets- i have none
18. Your computer- toshiba
19. Your life - going smooth and happy :D
20. Your mood - lazy
21. Missing someone - yes, my family especially my niece
22. Your car - pretty soon!
23. Favorite store - many to mention here.. lol!
24. Your summer - still to come!
25. Your favorite color - Pink
26. When was the last time you laughed - yesterday
27. When was the last time you cried - last night, miss my family so bad!
28. Last person who emailed you - Katherine, seller from craigslist
29. Your favorite food - chocolate
30. A place you would rather be right now - this is my place..

Too lazy to tag a few people so it's up for grab, feel free!

Your Health ... It's Good for You!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Let's Be Friends

Received this award from Eva, thanks for sharing your friendship to me and yes i am accepting it! Though it sounds weird and funny to find friends online but you bet i have proven it that we can find true people and friends online.

The "Let's Be Friends" Award represents:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger s aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight blogger s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I wanna share this friendship award to the ff people in the world of blogosphere and i hope they will accept it too.

Cecille, Joy, Amy, Imelda, Lara, Nancy, Ruby, Gbeth

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Moms on Net

Finally , I Can Sleep!

I have posted before about sleeping positions specially at night. I have been having trouble sleeping since i can't lay on my back because i am pregnant and the best sleeping position adviced by my doctor is to sleep either sides. But it is best on the left side. But then i can't get comfortable because i am a back sleeper. But now, i can finally sleep! I looked up pregnancy pillows online and i found the one i was looking for. It is a back and belly pillow, it is really a big help since it support both my back and belly. I am sleeping like a baby eversince i am using it. The only problem is that it is huge and it almost covered all the space in our bed. We have a queen bed. Now my husband is the one having problem sleeping cuz he can't lay down comfortably because of my pillow. lol!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Find it at

I am a person who always do searching online. I often go online to find answers with my questions. Now that i am pregnant, i have many things to learn about pregnancy. I have been doing a lot of online searching to learn all the things that i need to know. Sometimes it's just hard because i need to type a lot of words just to get an answer. Finally there's a search engine which is so easy to access and easy to remember. Isn't that great? I can also Find People here and what's better is that i can also Find Friend. How cool is that! And read this... the coolest of them all if you are jobless Find Jobs here, who knows your luck is waiting for you here.


Craving for Sweets!

I have been thinking of making leche flan for a few days now and honestly i have never tried to make one my whole life though i know how to make it. Pretty easy but i was just hesitant. And one more thing is that i have a steamer but i don't have llanera. lol! But lately i just can't stop thinking about it. I was thinking where to pour the mixture and have it steamed. So what i did was after mixing all the ingredients i pour it into a plastic container and let it stand in the steamer for about 45 minutes. First trial... It turned out good though! The sweetness was just perfect to me cuz i dont want it too sweet. The picture below is my very first leche flan ever made!