Monday, November 30, 2015

Eight Months

Our little dalaga is already 8 months old! How time flies! :)

At 8 months, you are already able to sleep on your own.  Of course we still rock you to sleep, it's a joy to hold you 'til you doze off. But even if we don't, many times, you can do it by yourself. Good job! :)

You have very strong and restless legs now, baby! :) When someone carries you, you climb his/her chest.  When we put you down on your crib or on the bed, you kick and stomp and shuffle your feet. There are even times when you hit me on the face and I almost die in pain! Aaargh.  If only you're no longer a baby, hmp!  Hehe.

You can also legitimately crawl now, baby.  I say legit coz it's no longer that uod crawl you used to do a month ago. Now you crawl fast and without effort.  You particularly like going to the edge of the bed because you like un-tucking the bed sheets from under the mattress!  You also like reaching for the wooden frame of the bed and that's scary! Hindi talaga pwedeng wala kang bantay, you could easily fall off.

Your toes are as strong as your legs, too! :) You can even pick up your toys using your toes!  I think you got that from me.  My toes are talented, too. =P I can pinch your dad's skin really hard just using them. ;)

You are fascinated with some TV commercials, particularly those of Breeze, Surf, and Binay's political ad (eeewww). Maybe it's because of the jingle, or maybe because you really lack taste at this point in your life. Hehehe, just kidding baby.  I can take Breeze and Surf, but please not the last one. Shucks, the Only Binay song is playing in my head right now.  Nooooooo.

Moving on... 

You love anything and everything with a keypad. You grab the TV remote control, the AC remote control, and even our phones (ay, wala palang keypad 'to, hehe).  Anyway, to give in to what you want, we got you your own remote control, and you love it!  But that doesn't make you forget all the real remote controls in our room.  In short, ganun pa rin.  We just keep the real ones out of your reach.

I don't know what it is with toothbrushing, but you find it spectacular.  You love watching me or your dad as we brush our teeth, your eyes don't even blink.  As if you're going to miss something huge if you close your eyes for a millisecond.  Hehe.

Lately, you've been doing many things with your mouth.  You pout, you bite your lips, and you play with your laway, among others.  Maybe this has something to do with your two cute teeth that are about to come out.

I've officially labeled you the Scream Queen. You love to screeeeaaaamm really loud when we play! It's cute but it hurts our eardrums, baby! Hehe.  You also love to babble and experiment with different sounds.  When we talk to you, you respond with gibberish.  Sometimes we can even make out a "da-dee" or a "mom-mah," but of course we know that's accidental gibber.  We can't wait for you to talk for real, babylove! :)

Since your birthday this month fell on a Saturday, it was a complete celebration with your Lolo Netoy + Lola Merlie and Lolo Vic + Lola Jovy.  We had lots of food!

And of course we didn't forget to take your diaper shot! :)

We love you, Lia! Hugs and kisses from mom and dad! :*


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Beautiful Marks ❤️

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Is Your Baby On Track?

Being a first time mom, I had no clue what to expect from my baby as far as developmental milestones are concerned.  At times I can't help it but compare how Lia fares against other babies her age, and admittedly, all that comparing is sometimes a cause of unnecessary stress (i.e. how come that baby can already sit up without support, and mine still can't?)  I guess we are kind of hardwired that way, to push ourselves and our babies to be 'better' than others for reassurance.  Thank heavens for people (and online articles!) who remind us that hey, all babies are unique and each one develops at his/her own pace.  Instead of falling into comparison traps, it's better to devote our time appreciating our baby's unlocked achievements. :)

Not monitoring other babies to compare against ours does not mean, however, that we should be blinded on our baby's progress.  It is good to be guided, so that we know if there's something we should raise to the pedia on our next visit.  I found this cute guideline from to help parents keep track of the habits of their little ones.  Needless to reiterate, but I will nevertheless, this is only a rough guide. Don't be too hard on yourself or your baby is s/he is a bit behind.  As long as the delay is not too much, it is not a cause for concern.

My Lia is now 7 months and 3 weeks old, and it's good to know that she's within the normal range as far as milestones are concerned. Though I can't wait to see her sit up and stand on her own, right now I am just enjoying watching her uod crawl and the fact that I can reach her at arm's length anytime since she can't go far on her own just yet. :)  She will accomplish all these baby goals in her own sweet time; her dad and I are just here by her side as she goes along. :)


Sunday, November 15, 2015

You Are My I Love You

I am your mother
You are my child
I am your quiet place
You are my wild
I am your calm face
You are my giggle
I am your wait
You are my wiggle
I am your dinner
You are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime
You are my wide awake
I am your lullaby
You are my peek-a-boo
I am your good night kiss
You are my I love you

Monday, November 2, 2015

Lia in My Tummy

Here's a throwback to when our little munchkin was still a baby bump! :)

nothing much to see yet! :)
No, i don't think that's a baby bump. That's PUSON! =D
Could this be LIA already?
My appetite was HUGE at this point. I guess that's all food inside that bump.
I was starting to get big here, especially my cheeks. Decided to chop my head off moving forward. Hehe. =D
I forgot to wear my leggings. That's a gray dress I folded halfway down. =D
The leggings are back! =P
By this time, we already knew it's a GIRL!
Stretchmarks had started appearing at the bottom of the bump.
What used to be a blimp had already gotten really huge and heavy!
This was my last proper photo of the bump. :)

At 35 weeks and beyond, I had become so lazy that I found taking a #Bumpie taxing already! Hehe. Oh well, the rest is history. I am definitely missing my preggy tummy, especially the feeling of having a little person actively wiggling and kicking inside.  But what could be better than holding that little person in my very own arms, right? :) 

I love you, Lia! Both as a bumpie and as an actual bouncing baby! :)


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