Thursday, December 6, 2007

Its for real...

I finally got a certified NSO copy of our marriage certificate. meaning, the KAsalan 2007 is definitely for real and not some staged drama! Haha!

I could not explain the feeling after opening the envelope delivered by Air 21.


The easiest way to get a copy of your NSO documents is via the E-census website. The process is a no-brainer. The documents will be delivered to you to any address you will specify. Of course the amount you will pay will be more than the actual amount paid to NSO. Maybe it includes the delivery charges and the effort of the 3rd party (Unisys) in facilitating your request.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Long List - lost!

With the upcoming transfer and Taal's arrival, I just can't help but be overwhelmed with the to do's! Plus the usual obligations and responsibilites... Hay.. i need to organize myself...

Im going to National Bookstore to get a notebook!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Home sweet home


And so its official, we finally met with the owner of the house in "the Fourth". Made the initial payments and we're moving it first week of december. House hunting is over! Well, at least for a year.. contract of lease is for one year.

We have a month to make the Unit a home. We don't have that much things, except for my abubots, so it wont be that hard to fix the house. Kyan wants the place repainted ALL WHITE. Except for ada's room. Initially, Ada wanted her room painted yellow, then somehow she changed her mind and thought that painting the walls in different colors is a "bright" idea. I think we'll stick to having it painted yellow.

Taal will be staying with us muna. The master's bedroom is actually quite big for us. A crib would fit just fine. One of the 3 rooms will be Kyan's workstation since he'll be working at home most of the time.

There are appliances that needs to be bought, but our topmost priorities are the ref and the stove.

Im giving birth in 45 days!! Malapit na talaga...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

50 days more

"This is day number 230 and you're 32 weeks pregnant!
You have 50 days or 7 weeks left, and are 82.1% of the way there.
Baby's age since conception is 216 days or 30 weeks.

Your baby is 18.9 inches long from head to toe and weighs almost 4 pounds. He or she will gain weight more quickly now and will probably double in weight between now and his or her birth. Just like a newborn, your baby sleeps a lot of the time. He or she even experiences rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the period of sleep when we dream!" from PregnacyWeekly.com

Ultrasound taken last Nov 17, 2007. Taal"s chubby chubby cheeks.

I cannot believe that Im due to give birth in 50 days! I can feel that Taal is as excited as all of us. Kicking and punching my organs that it hurts already. I don't remember Ada being this malikot as Taal is now.

I didn't get much sleep last night. We had a photo shoot in Bon Appetit and it took the whole day to finish 15 sets of food meals. And did my back suffer! yes it did...

The fun part started after the shoot when Kyan and I bought some basic stuffs for Taal. This includes the not-so-basic booties with rattle. Quite expensive at P400.00 a pair but the 20% employee discount made it worth buying. Plus the cute boxer shorts that Kyan picked, i only got 5% discount for the boxers but ok lang. ang cute talaga!

Seems like the house in Fourth is more than 50% ours... I wont conclude just yet.. still hoping and hoping... until we sign the contract, then i can genuinely say its ours. I hope this coming Saturday's meeting pushes through...

Im turning 28 tomorrow. Will it be a happy birthday for me? I hope so.





Wednesday, November 7, 2007

KAsal 2007 video... a very happy day indeed...


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

28 weeks... 78 more days...

He's moving a lot... I can actually see my stomach's bumps as he kicks, elbows, or slowly turn, crushing my intestines and my other organs surrounding him... There is actually a small human being growing inside my tummy...amazing...

Hiccups, sometimes he has this, and it tickles...

At this moment, there is a huge, somehow hard part of him, forming an irregular bump in my stomach, must be his butt!

I sometimes imagine him moving his fingers when i feel small flutters inside, too small for a kick, so it must be his hands...

He wakes me up in the middle of the night with really huge "leaps" that makes me say, "Taal, please give it a rest for now. Mommy also gets tired, you know" and more often that not, his movements become bigger. What a tease! but all the same, it makes me smile...

This pregnancy is so different compared to when I had Ada the first time. Double the pain, double the weight, mas malikot, and more complications.... and despite all that, i still get hyped with the thought that he's growing inside me and that we're having him very soon...

I have to start shopping for him... next week, we will...

And yup, we're naming him Taal.

He's moving a lot... I can actually see my stomach's bumps as he kicks, elbows, or slowly turn, crushing my intestines and my other organs surrounding him... There is actually a small human being growing inside my tummy...amazing...

Hiccups, sometimes he has this, and it tickles...

At this moment, there is a huge, somehow hard part of him, forming an irregular bump in my stomach, must be his butt!

I sometimes imagine him moving his fingers when i feel small flutters inside, too small for a kick, so it must be his hands...

He wakes me up in the middle of the night with really huge "leaps" that makes me say, "Taal, please give it a rest for now. Mommy also gets tired, you know" and more often that not, his movements become bigger. What a tease! but all the same, it makes me smile...

This pregnancy is so different compared to when I had Ada the first time. Double the pain, double the weight, mas malikot, and more complications.... and despite all that, i still get hyped with the thought that he's growing inside me and that we're having him very soon...

I have to start shopping for him... next week, we will...

And yup, we're naming him Taal.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Bear!

My husband calls me a BEAR!!

Yes he does! I am now 10.7 kgs heavier than i was 6 months ago. And I thought My 56kg weight last March was heavy!

My baby bump got noticeable all of a sudden! Last week, my bump can still be mistaken as stored fat, pero now, i can definitely use it na to get a seat in a crowded MRT train (no I haven't done this trick yet).

My lower back is starting to be disturbingly painful which sadly results to uncomfortable nights even with the 6 pillows i recently declared as mine.

Most of the clothes i'm wearing now are my Mom's.

And here's "The Bear" trying to take some photos...

Monday, September 10, 2007

At 23 weeks of pregnancy

This is day number 158 and you're 23 weeks pregnant!You have 122 days or 17 weeks left, and are 57.5% of the way there.Baby's age since conception is 144 days or 21 weeks. You are due on 1/10/2008.


After having been checked by 2 doctors, going to 2 different hospitals and printing pages and pages of Maxicare-credited OB-Gynes, We finally found the doctor we feel most comfortable with. Last Saturday, we waited 3 hours for us to be accomodated by Dra Catherine Medina. I have wanted to see her since last week but we opted to go to a hospital rather than a diagnostic clinic, where she held saturday clinic, Tokyo healthlink in Madrigal Ave.

But having received the results of my annual physical check up last Friday, this left me so paranoid that waiting for 7 patients before us was all fine. My blood chem and CBC showed high-cholesterol and elevated neutophils in the remarks section. I was alarmed. Scared. I wanted to do the ultrasound as soon as we got to the clinic just to check on the baby. And so we did.... And its a Boy!



I was almost in tears as i laid on the bed and saw the movements in the monitor. He was wobbly and was moving a lot. He even touched his face as if he knew we were watching. As as the doctor confirmed his gender, i saw all smiles in Kyan's face. Even Ada was all excited!

Additional complications came out of the ultrasound and urinalysis. Placenta was on the way of the cervix (previa) and my UTI came back. Had to take in additional vitamins and do some more tests. But none of it brought my spirits down. I know we will both be ok. Am actually going downstairs after this entry to do some baby furniture canvassing. Now I know its for a baby boy....


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pregnancy Week No. 21


This is day number 144 and you're 21 weeks pregnant!
You have 136 days or 19 weeks left, and are 52.5% of the way there.Baby's age since conception is 130 days or 19 weeks. You are due on 1/10/2008.


Fetal Development
Your baby weighs approximately 10.5 ounces and is about 7.2 inches from head to rump and is busy moving within your uterus, surrounded by amniotic fluid. He or she is learning how its arms and legs move, and using its hands to feel its facial features, which you may be able to see on an ultrasound. Most clinics and hospitals offer to videotape your ultrasound for a nominal charge; it's a great keepsake!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

100 days pregnant!

This is day number 100 and you're 14 weeks pregnant!
You have 180 days or 26 weeks left, and are 35.0% of the way there.
Baby's age since conception is 86 days or 12 weeks.

I am more and more feeling pregnant. My stomach is really starting to grow and my clothes are starting to shrink.. *wink*

I had a tiring week in Cebu last week and i'm trying to rest as much as possible. I really think i ought to take in some vitamins.. umm, not taking any at the moment... just eating my heart out. and its really starting to show. the weight am gaining is getting more and more evident...

Next check up would be 2 weeks from now. I need to find a doctor nearer our place. Asian Hospital is just too far without a car...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

week 11 with a 9-week old baby...

This is day number 77 and you're 11 weeks pregnant!
You have 203 days or 29 weeks left, and are 27.5% of the way there.
Baby's age since conception is 63 days or 9 weeks. You are due on 1/10/2008.

Your baby weighs about 7 grams, is about 2 inches long, and in an ultrasound will look a bit out of proportion. He or she has toes, eyes, ears, fingernails and lips, but the head is still about one-half the total size of its body. Don't worry; this will change as your baby grows.

I almost cried when i saw the picture above. No that is not my baby but a photo of an 9-week old fetus I found in google. This is too long a wait! My mind is full of questions... wondering what ifs...

happy happy happy today...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

maternity stuffs...


i'd love to have this pair of pants to match the blouses below.


this kind of blouse wont be hard to find...

same with this blouse, am sure dami nito around metro  manila...




...and this kind of dress, i can still wear even after pregnancy.  Nothing spectacular though, i've always liked this style...




Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

All Day sickness

Why I can't bring myself to smile at this very minute:

1. morning sickness turned to "all-day sickness" - I wonder why they had to call it "morning sickness" when in fact it can happen anytime of the day Well it can even be an "all day sickness"! Its happening to me and for some reason, the "sickness" is getting worse by the minute...

2. the numerous calls from applicants - the new number given to us was assigned to the HR dept before we transferred here. And seems they have given out their business cards to a lot of people already. I get 20-30 calls either day asking for a schedule, or inquiring about requirements or just merely asking for vacnacies. I cannot be patient with all that 20-30 calls and just smile as I relay the trunkline number! well, sorry to those i almost shouted to today.

3. inability to eat - I cannot eat! I just throw everything out! or at least I think I will. I bought some rice and chicken feet from Henlin only to throw it away after 2 bites. I feel like the food stays on my throat. the stomach is just saying "NO" to anything right now.

4. the one hundred and one things on my to-do-list - which normally can be done in 2 days, but is now taking me forever to finish! I am just not in the mood to work! In fact, I am close to announcing to the world that I dont wanna work anymore!. Today, I had to drag my dizzy head and upset stomach to work toay. Why? because I had to!!

5. the feeling that nobody cares - like i told my husband, i will expect a lot from him during this whole experience. If there's anybody who should care, its him! but he never even called to say hello. I know he's busy, but i just need him right now.

I'm going to cry now. (as if!)

Friday, May 11, 2007

the new mommy --- again!

According to my PW account:
"This is day number 35 and you're 5 weeks pregnant!You have 245 days or 35 weeks left, and are 12.5% of the way there.Baby's age since conception is 21 days or 3 weeks. You are due on 1/10/2008.

Yes I am going to be a mom. 12.5% on it!

This pregnancy will definitely be different from my first one. And i have several reasons to why:
1. "legally" made - i am married. No monkey business involved. purely marital.
2. I'm working - unlike my first pregnancy (ada in the belly), i was on AWOL and just stayed home. Spent all the time I can spend on thinking. Just thinking. Nothing else to do back then. This time, i have to deal with going to work everyday and do more thinking.
3. I actually have a partner - i have a husband. I have a partner!. Ada's Dad never showed his face during the entire time of my pregnancy. Though my Pop was there for me, i was just too ashamed to ask anything from him. Now with Kyan around, i am hoping he could help me out. Like maybe buy food for me or something :-)
4. Physically, i'm different, weaker - i've been feeling pains all over my body for the past months. I just hope this won't be of any effect to my pregnancy. But for sure, this is really going to be hard on me.


There are other reasons but my stomach is stopping me from thinking. I'm hungry and I need, yes NEED, to eat. I could easily just pass on luch and eat later but now, i just can't. I feel guity.

And so, lunch time it is...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

the misis life journal

And so i start another blog page...
this time as the wife...
still working...
still "bagging" headaches...
still doing what i feel like doing...or at least i try
but now as mrs punongbayan...

i'll try my best to compare and contrast,
the life as ana mamangun versus ana m. PB

by the way, PB= PunongBayan