Friday, June 15, 2018

Pietro or Patria? šŸ‘¶

Dumpling and I are 20 weeks and 4 days along today, and if I go get an ultrasound scan now, we can already find out his/her gender! Waaaah, we're super excited to know already! Everyone guesses/wishes that it's a boy this time, since our firstborn Lia is a girl.  Sabi nila, para quota na.  With Lia before, I knew in my heart I wanted a girl.  But this time, I honestly don't have a secret wish.  As long as s/he is healthy and normal and 'happycute'  like Lia, then it's perfect.šŸ’“

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Dumpling's Da Moves šŸ˜„

I can already feel Dumpling's da moves, yipeee! I could have felt it earlier than this week, but I wasn't sure because the flutters felt so small and were very short.  This week, however, our tiny baby with the size of an heirloom tomato was perhaps a little more active with continuous dives and wiggles, and I knew it.  It's him (or her). šŸ‘¶

Thank you for your every movement, my love, that assures me you're happy and healthy inside mommy's tummy.  I can't wait to see you again on ultrasound, and by then we'll already know if you're a boy or a girl.  Either is perfect! Daddy and I and ate Lia love you! šŸ’–



Friday, May 25, 2018

Dream Come True ⭐

It was last September when Dream Number 2 was officially kicked off. And a little over than 7 months later, we’re finally “living in that dream” --- our house is finished and we’ve already moved in! Yippee! Thank You Lord! šŸ™



Dreams really do come true if you turn them into prayers as you work hard in achieving them.  We can't thank the Lord enough for His provisions that made our timeline to this dream much, much shorter.  My husband and I initially said we would be building our dream home before we're fifty, but with the Lord's help, we did so when Rolly's 35 and I am 32.šŸ˜

Thank You so much, Lord! šŸ™ We are very, very happy!



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Becoming a Mother of Two

I've heard some of my friends say that the struggles of motherhood truly begin when you've already got more than one kid. I never really understood it until now that I'm pregnant, and I'd even push the statement a little further.  Because for me, it has begun even before officially becoming a mother of two. With baby Dumpling in my tummy and my hyperactive threenager constantly shadowing me, oh boy, the struggle is already real.šŸ˜®

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dumpling Updates

The past several weeks have been very busy and were quite a blur, I wasn’t able to write anything about our little lovey even if I wanted to. Now that I’ve been mandated to rest, I finally got the time. 

So how’s our little dumpling?šŸ’–

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Lia Turns Three

On this day, three years ago, I received one of the best gifts I could have ever received.  My beautiful baby girl was born, and has made me a happy mommy ever since.šŸ’– Happy 3rd birthday, our darling Lia! šŸŽ‚
My oh my, how time has flown! At three, you're now a very active little kid who loves to play and play and play while you sing and sing and sing! šŸ˜ƒ  Your talkativeness hasn't waned, you‘ve always loved talking.  Like your dad, I find you doing monologues of the shows that you watch.  You can even recite an entire episode of Daniel Tiger on your own, with the TV turned off.  Galing!šŸ‘ I’m excited to see how your language and memorization skills will further develop years as you grow older.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

First Bumpie with Baby Number 2

Dumpling and I are 8 weeks + 3 days along today, and here is our very first bumpie!šŸ¤°šŸ»


He’s much bigger than his ate when Lia was at this same gestational age. Actually, with this pregnancy, I really noticed that I showed much earlier, and my tummy is much, much bigger. Google says it’s because after the first pregnancy, the skin, muscles, and surrounding ligaments have already been stretched, so they are already looser when you get pregnant the second time around. šŸ¤°šŸ»šŸ¤°šŸ»

Wooooh! I wonder how round I’ll be in my second and third trimester! šŸŽˆ



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Dear Dumpling

Dear Dumpling, 

Hello baby!šŸ‘¶

I was only nearly 5 weeks along when your dad and I found out about you. My period was delayed for just 3 or 4 days, but I already took a pregnancy test because I just couldn’t contain my excitement! True enough, there you were inside mommy’s tummy. Your dad and I were over the moon!šŸ˜ We had been praying for you since September last year, but God always has His own perfect time, and that time is now, five months later. šŸ’–

Ate Lia loves you! šŸ’–

See that teeny tiny blimp? That's you, my love. šŸ’–


Yesterday, we finally saw you! I felt so giddy, like I did the first time I saw your ate Lia on ultrasound. I am happy and relieved that you’re fine inside me, with your heart beating perfectly. Your ate Lia saw your picture too, and of course she doesn’t fully understand yet. She just thinks you’re a little blimp in a sea of black whatever. Hehe. I can’t wait for you to meet each other, I just know that you will be the best of friends and playmates and frenemies someday, like many siblings are.šŸ˜Š

We love you so much, our dear dumpling. Know that mommy is taking great care of herself to make sure you are healthy and doing well. Just focus on growing and growing, okay? Don’t worry about anything else. Your daddy and I will see you again soon! šŸ’–



Love lots, 

Mommy

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Of Stage Moms and Superstar Babies

I consider myself a stage mom.  Not the annoying, overbearing type but the kind of mom who sees the potential in her child and helps him/her share that with the world.  For instance, my little Lia loooves to sing and she has an incredible knack for memorizing song lyrics.  What I do is I capture those moments when she's singing in her funny, kiddie-husky way, and share it with my friends on social media.  A mamarazzi, that's what I am.šŸ“ø I feel good when people notice and compliment my child, she's like a badge of honor that I proudly wear on my sleeve.šŸ’—

There are many different kinds of mothers, and each one is at a different level of 'stage motherhood,'  whether they would like to admit it or not.  I mean, what parent doesn't want the world to fuss over her kid, right? To every mom, her child is a star.⭐ That's why she makes sure her little one is always fresh, huggable, and kissable, constantly ready to face the world - at home, in school, in the middle of play, in church, at the supermarket, anytime and anywhere! Belo Baby understands this, and that's why it has its superstar line of products that lets the parent achieve just that --- make her baby a star in his/her own right, just like Scarlet Snow!šŸ˜Š




Friday, February 2, 2018

Folic Acid Saves the Day!


Are you pregnant? Trying to conceive? Chances are, your OB would have already told you to start taking folic acid. Months before our first little bun Lia started baking in my oven, I was already taking it.šŸ‘¶ And now that we’re TTC again, folic is back to being my daily buddy. 



What is folic and why is it important? 

Folic Acid is a B vitamin, and countless studies have shown that it has important health benefits for moms-to-be and their babies, especially if it’s started months before the mommy conceives. šŸ‘

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