PhotoHunt { Metal }

My photohunt entry for this week is this graduation picture of mine that was taken last May 2004. Ever since I had this photo taken, I never removed it from this metal frame that I have since Highschool days – way back Saudi Middle East Life of mine. Me and the rest of my best budies back home went to GreatImage in SM North to have our gradpic taken.
Having this portrait taken was one of my BIGGEST DREAM ever! and Alhamdulillah (Thanks God) with great prayers and perseverance, I was able to achieve this BIG DREAM of mine.
How’s my cobra bangs? Hahaha! I was told that I looked like Jenelyn Mercado here, hehehe!

Birthday Wish

I’m turning 28 in about 2 weeks and 5 days to be exact. This morning, before hubby left for work, he asked me what I want for my birthday. He’s not good in surprises and giving gifts, that’s why he asked what I wanted so that he’ll be sure that I will definitely like what he will give instead. No thrill but it excites me more, hehehe!
Last year, he suprised me by giving me my bday wish. I told him that I wanted to have my very own DSLR Camera. We argued with the price as usual and the purpose of having it. He said that we already have our digital camera to take pictures with so no need for a new one. But I really wanted to have good shots of memories I like to share with in the future. In the end, syempre ako parin ang nasunod.
It was the sweetest suprise ever for that year. Morning of my bday, he went to work w/o waking me up and saying goodbye and w/o greeting me ha. The nerve! I texted him by making tampo saying that it was my special day and I really thank him for being there with me (paawa effect). He didn’t replied back – but he called me and said that he’ll be coming home late because he needs to go with a friend to find a car. What a day! Our work ended w/o me talking to him on the van from our respective shops. When we arrived in our flat, he asked me to go ahead because he will buy bread in the nearby grocery. Again! When I was in the room, I noticed that there was a paper sticked on the cabinet. Hmm… it was a letter from him and a part of that note states “…you deserve more Sweety”. I thought it was just a note so I just ignored it. When he came into the room, he was smiling back at me. Oh really? I said to myself. Then he gave me a big hug and he opened the cabinet and there it was, my first ever dslr kit. Hahaha! I cried of course.
For this year, I’m thinking of asking lenses for my camera. I needed something to zoom on things better. I’m addict with the zoom feature since our digital camera is good with it. I found this lenses from this site and I find it okay for a beginner. I read reviews about it and I think I’ll go for it.
The question is, if I can find this lens or same like this here in Qatar. Good luck sa akin!
{ Nikon 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S Nikkor Lens }
{ Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens }

Pay to Blog

I’m thinking of ways to earn additional incomes thru blogging. Aa referred me to this site where I can check the list of sites that pays you to blog. All of my online buddies I guess are experts with writing. Naintriga tuloy ako with this so called Pay-Per-Post.

I applied for it but unfortunately I’m not approved. It says that my blog should be 90 days old more starting from the first post. Shucks! If I didn’t switched from Blogger to WordPress and back to Blogger again, I could have been approved. Well, better luck next time.

Why all of a sudden I want to be paid? Let’s say, additional income talaga. I really love blogging and I want to enhance my knowledge with the blog world and syempre we’re all trying to earn somehow. So I might as well earn something from something I like to do ;) Right?

So mga ate’s ko jan, I will really appreciate if you’ll give me some ideas with this one. Thanks in advance!

Question of the Week#41

It’s Ms Yen’s QOTW. I love answering random questions really. I’m happy somehow I’m updated with it. Sana tuloy tuloy na ang pag blo-blog update ko.

If you’re joining:
+ try to leave some love to other participants! Specially to the one up above you!
+ A link back to this post or to this blog would be appreciated.
1.Does your age make you feel left out?
  • I’m just 27 turning 28. I don’t think so.
2. How do people of the same gender as you but taller than yourself make you feel?
  • Let’s not talk about height kasi po 5 flat lang ako or I’m not even sure if I reached 5feet, hahaha! But to answer the question, during HS days I felt intimidated but what the heck – there’s a saying “SMALL BUT TERRIBLE” – naks!
3.When did you last scream? Why?
  • 2 weeks ago, during labor, hahaha!
4. What do other people do that irritate you that you recognize it as a weakness in yourself?
  • Hmm… when I know that that person is a backfighter. I hate backfighters coz I don’t know how to deal with them, ending up me lying to myself that WE’RE CLOSE wherein fact, WE’RE REALLY NOT. Getts?
5. Have you ever slipped on a banana peel?
  • Never pa po. Does it really happen for real?
6. Have you ever walked around someone else’s home barefoot?
  • I think so.
7. What do you do when you are left home alone?
  • Ah… you’ll see me lying down in bed, watching TV or infront of my laptop blogging and updating my FS. That’s if I’m done with the household chores, otherwise you’ll see me doing these things by the end of the day na.
8. When someone is vague or confusing, how do you process it?
  • With a blank face, then I’ll ask hubby “Ano daw?” hahaha! It happens many times coz the people here in Qatar are so confusing to talk with.
9. Typically, when someone says to you: “I’ll be five minutes”, how long do they actually take?
  • If it’s hubby saying it, it really means 5mins – but usually if it’s our company driver Tatay Mustafa, that means 30mins late, hahaha! But kidding aside, people here are not really on time – I myself is not on time, hahaha!
10. For you, what is the best word in the English language?
  • LOVE – that’s the first thing that came in to my mind. Next would be MINE – it sound so sweet kasi.

Baby Julia’s 2nd Week

{ Baby Julia – 2weeks }
Yesterday was Bb Julia’s 2nd week. Time flies so fast. It seems like yesterday when I first saw her, when I first kissed her and when I first hold her tiny hands. She started to wake up every after 2 hours to drink milk and so far she’s not giving Mama a hard time to sleep at night. She can see shadows already and when I call her name, she somehow recognized it by looking at you. We can’t still define the color of her eyes upto now. She knows how to call me though, by means of crying. Sometimes, whenever me and hubby plays with her every morning, she’s doing these “ah” sound already.
I started to feel so bored here in the house, so I asked hubby to take us to Corniche to unwind and get some fresh air. Mommy’s a little bit bored as well. Nirarayuma na ata kaya kailangan ilabas ko na ng bahay. We’re not doing too much in the house. It’s like everything is a routine already. Me and my Mom will wake up, we’ll take Bb Julia to take her quick bath, then she’ll sleep. Mommy will prepare lunch then while I on the other hand will update my FS account and upload some photos for Julia or cope up with friends online. After eating lunch and when hubby will leave for work, me and my Mom + the little Julia will sleep. I will usually wake up around 6pm or sometimes worst 9pm especially if Julia will not cry and will ask for milk. We’ll just watch TV the whole day – thanks God there’s TFC.
Anyway, the sun was about to set when we arrived in the Corniche. Good thing we were able to take some shots while the sun was still up. We just stroll for a while and when the sun was down we bought some snacks to eat. I have the feeling that I will get fat. You know the feeling that somehow you don’t feel full after eating? Partida naka-maternity band parin ako upto now. But I still feel hungry after eating. Gosh!
Anyway, here are some photos to share:
{ Me and my dearest Mom }
{ Hubby and I – behind us are the growing city of Doha }
{ The Little One, Sleeping Beauty }
{ It’s getting cold here in Qatar }
{ with Papa }
{ Strolling along the Corniche is one of the things you can do here in Qatar }
The last time we went to Corniche was the night before I gave birth. When I asked my family to walk with me in order to give birht easily. Na-miss ko tuloy ang Corniche! Since I have my Niknok with me, I might as well take the opportunity to take some shots to practice taking photos.
{ Corniche, Doha Qatar }
{ The famous “C” because of it’s curve }

Go Power Moms!

Thank you Ms Enchie for this Power Moms blog. It’s very much appreciated ;)
The Power Blog Award Rules:
1. Each blogger must post this rules.
2. You need to choose ten people to be awarded and list their names.
3. Don’t forget to leave them comment telling them they’ve been tagged and to read your blog.
I now give this Power blog to the Power Moms who truly deserve this:
As much as I wanted to tag 10 bloggers unfortunately, not all my blogroll are certified MOM na. Some of them are still single, hehehe!

Baby Julia’s 1st Week

This is actually a late entry. But I don’t have enough time to rant for it. Sooner or later, I will get back to work so I migth as well focus with Baby Julia as much as I can. Good thing my Mom’s here to help me out.
Well, Bb Julia turned 1week last November 17. My PIL was scheduled to go back to Jeddah the next day so MIL asked me to invite some friends for dinner to celebrate Bb Julia’s 1st week. Since the long awaited Bb Shower of mine didn’t pushed thru, I might as well celebrate a little get together w some friends. I guess planning for the future doesn’t always happen as you expected it to be. When I found out that I was pregnant, the first thing that came into my mind was “BABY SHOWER”. I didn’t celebrate my 18th birthday bash famously called as the “DEBUT PARTY” since that time my parents were still in abroad and only my siblings were at home. I don’t like to celebrate it w/o them anyway. So I said to myself, I will make it different for Bb Julia. Pero okay lang kahit di natuloy. Few people were invited to come over. Same faces parin ang nagpunta, hehehe! Mga loyal Ninangs. No guys allowed for the dinner since MIL didn’t wore her hijjab (the one to cover the hair for Muslim women). But my bday is coming up soon so I will just a throw a big bash by that time Insha’allah (God willing).
Thank you so much for coming over: Joana, Joy, ate Mims, Maricel, Marilyn, Judz, Ivy, ate Salve and ate Janet.
Bb Julia with Papa just waiting for the people to arrive.
Mga Big Time Ninangs! Joy, ate Mimi and Jo. Thanks again for the Bb Tub. These are Julia’s Angels.

There’s A Lot To Be Thankful For

A new online buddy tag me with this meaningful meme. Thanks Ms Enchie for this one. Really I’m so thankful for each day as it passes by and not a single day not I forget to thank Allah {God} for each blessings.
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge. Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary. Because it means you’ve made a difference.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.Find a way to be thankful for your troubles andthey can become your blessings.
I am sharing the above Thanksgiving message to the following friends: Aa, Anjella and Shey.

Certified Breastfeeding Mom

Just like to share the wonderful feeling of giving ika nga nila the best gift for your infant w/c is Breastfeeding.

Since day 1 of having Bb Julia, my PIL, Mommie and hubby keeps on pushing me to start breastfeeding. During my pregnancy, if my memory recalls it right I think on my 6th month eh may lumabas na milk. I was so happy and blessed at the same time kasi even if I don’t have that big front to flaunt at least I have the big courage to feed my child with my very own milk.

When we were still in the hospital, and we were in the RR (Recovery Room) I still remember when the nurse placed Bb Julia beside me and she asked me to clean my nipples so that Bb Julia can feed thru me. Unfortunately, since I’m so haggard and so sleepy I think Bb Julia just slept beside me, hahaha! What to do eh antok na antok ako, bwahahaha! and there was a time during that 2 hours of waiting that Bb Julia was crying and you can see in her face that she’s longing for milk kasi pati yung towel na nakabalot sa kanya eh hinahabol. Pero di ako makatawag ng nurse as much as I wanted that time kasi super sakit ng throat ko kaka-ire siguro. Kaya I was just looking at her and saying “Baby, wait lang po Mama…”

Anyway, here’s the picture of my ever first 4.5oz of milk – fresh from the cow, kidding aside from my FIL. They were all so happy kasi at least I have milk. Mommie even brought with her malunggay to help me produce milk, hehehe!

I want to rant about this kasi very memorable itong experience na ‘to eh. My friends was joking around telling me na “Jheng, babae ka pala!” – though masakit pero umpisa lang.

I salute my friend Aa kasi upto now breastfeeding parin siya, naks! Keep it up Sis. And I thank also ate Mai for giving me the courage to breastfeed. and for all the people syempre who encourage me with all the advices para lang mag breastfeed ako, hehehe! You know who you are. Duwagers kasi ever si aketch.

So for the Moms and soon to be Moms out there, be proud of your own milk – sabi nga ng mga ads “Breast milk is still best for babies up to 2yrs”.

Question of the Week#40

Here’s Ms Yen’s QOTW for this week. Have fun and enjoy! Don’t forget to comment to the person above you or to other participants.

If you’re joining:
+ try to leave some love to other participants! Specially to the one up above you!
+ A link back to this post or to this blog would be appreciated.

1. What measures have you taken to cut back expenses?

  • Since Bb Julia’s here, higpit sinturon ever! As much as I wanted to go out malling since naka-leave ako the answer is a big NO!

2. Have you ever bought a book and used the receipt as a bookmark?

  • To be honest, I’m not fond of reading – but there was a time during Call Center days where I found myself so addict with one of the books my friend lend me. Sayang nakalimutan ko yung title ng author. Detective story kasi siya and you have to continue kasi my romance eh, hehehe!

3. Can you recall any traumatic, embarrassing or troubling events as a child thatyou still remember vividly? If so, care to share?

  • Traumatic nalang siguro i-share ko since embarrassing events are still happening, hehehe! I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Gulf War 1 & 2 (Sadam Hussein’s attempt to bomb Gulf countries). So everytime may sirene – that means it’s an alert na may scud missile, my Mommy used to hide me under a blanket kasi sabi may nuclear bomb daw and everything – since during that time the government can’t provide enough gas mask. We only have 2. And trauma rin ako sa flying planes nearby – yung tipong malapit lang sayo’t rinig na rinig mo yung sound na the plane is about to land kasi during that time, may bombing on the air to hit the scuds and there were fighter planes everywhere. Oh diba very traumatic? Upto now somehow may phobia parin ako sa sirenes.

4. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked at a job interview?

  • Hmmm… I always wonder why they kept on asking “Where do you see yourself a year from now?” – parang hinahamon ka kung magtatagal ka kaya sa companya? hehehe!

5. Does it make you uncomfortable if a woman is breastfeeding her baby in public?

  • Never! I’m breastfeeding right now and so damn proud of it! But here in Qatar, if mothers want to feed their babies they can go inside the WC or Prayer Room.

6. Do you know anyone who has an unpredictable temper? Who?

  • Ay naku, dami po! hehehe!

7. What did you have to learn “the hard way”?

  • Haay naku! Life gets harder as you grow older, so I guess it’s an endless task.

8. Have you ever been dishonest about the origin of a bruise?

  • Ay opo. Pero not me, a friend of mine. A friend of mine got into a scooter accident. Nasobrahan yung step nya sa gas so we bumped the gate na semento lang naman. I was at her back so nothing happened to me, pero yung friend ko yung tiny finger nya at yung ring finger nabalatan – we need to make up stories telling her parents na naipit siya sa likod ng FX pagsarado kasi for sure pagagalitan siya ng parents nya kasi nag adventure siya sa scooter eh and they didn’t know that they went over sa house namin to eat lunch since that time our prof was absent so we went home instead to get together.

9. Have you ever gotten any kind of envelope in the mail without the senders return address? Did you found out who it was from?

  • Not really a snail mail, somebody just gave it to me personally – a letter from an admirer na ka-subdivision namin.

10. It’s our 40th QOTW. I am giving away something. Can you tell me why should I give it to you? It’s just a little something to spice up this little Meme!

  • I don’t deserve the gift Ms Yen kasi di ko nasimulan yung QOTW :(

Question of the Week#39

Here are this weeks questions! Buti nalang di ko na naman na-miss yung QOTW ni Ms Yen, hehehe! Otherwise, ma-lalate ever na naman ako.

If you’re joining;
+ try to leave some love to other participants! Specially to the one up above you!
+ A link back to this post or to this blog would be appreciated.

1. Who brings out the BEST in you?

  • Bb Julia & Hubby – hugs!

2. What makes you laugh?

  • People who make themselves so smart na hindi naman talaga, hehehe!

3. What makes you cry?

  • Everything in between mapa-movie man yan or kwentuhan blues – especially now that I’ve just given birth to our little bundle of joy, haaay!

4. Would you help this damsel in distress? + You notice a woman with a stroller struggling to get to the top of a broken escalator.You’re late for a meeting with an important, and impatient, person.

  • Of course! Imagine yourself in her place tapos no one will help you? Gosh!

5. Do you need some form of retribution and vindication before you forgive?

  • Tough question Ms Yen… it depends… that’s what I can say.

6. Do you think you are mentally prepared to win a jackpot in a lotto?

  • Wenk wenk wenk… never in my life na nagtaya po ako ng lotto kasi.

7. Do you think the kinds of movies a person enjoys are an indicator of what type of person they are?

  • Sometimes yes, sometimes no. For me, If I’m in a good mood I prefer watching Horror Movies, hehehe!

8. How do you do anything?

  • For the better.

9. Does music affect your personality?

  • Yes, definitely.

10. What can you say to brighten someone’s day?

  • “Uuuyy… wala ka sa mood Dong/Inday? (with matching GRIN FACE), hehehe!”

Have fun and enjoy! Don’t forget to comment to the person above you or to other participants.

I’m a Certified Mom

This will be a long post, so maghanda na po kayo ng salamin, hehehe!
Where do I begin? Actually, I really don’t know when. But I’ll just start from the time my Mom had doubts that Bb Julia will come out na.
I’ll make it by date nalang so that it will be easier for me to narrate the happenings.
{ 8th November – Saturday }
I was expecting too much to give birth this day. 081108, I kept on asking Bb Julia to come out on this day coz of the date itself. However, I did feel contractions a lot during this day. But whenever I lay myself down to sleep, I always wake up depressed knowing that Bb’s not yet ready to come out since there were no signs at all.
{ 9th November – Sunday }
Mama {MIL} prepared Bechamelle for lunch as requested by hubby. We were actually preparing the meal when I suddenly felt pain on my lower back. Yung bang feeling mo magkakaroon ka. I just kept silent for a while pero ang sakit eh every 5 to 10mins ang apart. Mommy said “malapit na lumabas si Julia… naghahanap na siya ng pwesto…” – ok fine, but I was hoping na sana magdilang anghel si Mommy. Hindi ko tuloy naubos yung meal kasi sobrang sakit while I was eating. Come to think of it, during my 1st trimester I craved so much for CARBONARA, SPAGHETTI and GINATAANG MANOK – or to make it short, any meal with white and red sauce. That’s why I was shocked kasi di ko naubos yung Bechamelle ni Mama eh may white sauce yun. I took a bath after eating – feeling mag lalabor na talaga ako eh. I prepared the things going to the hospital again, last check up to make sure I don’t forget anything. I took some pictures not knowing that those baby bump photos will be the last day of it.

I was kinda excited pero deep inside worried if I’ll be able to get thru with the so called LABOR PAIN. Hubby made appointment with our OB to check on baby Julia’s condition and at the same time to see her for the last time before giving birth.

Dr. Zafer made a PV test because during the US, I started to feel pain again on my lower back and now on the front of my abdomen. The result was 2cm. He advised us to pack our things and go to the hospital once we’re ready. He said that the hospital might have other things to do before putting me into labor so might as well be ready.

On the way home, Papa {FIL} said that Julia will not yet come out on Sunday – he said that Monday is the big day for her since hubby’s day-off is set the next day. Nagdilang anghel si Papa, hehehe! at nagsabi pa siya ng time. Papa said “she will come out around 1130am or afternoon… but if you will give me QR 10/- Julia might consider coming out in Monday morning of 8 or 9am…” – all of us was just joking around. I answered if it’s okay for Julia to come out past 12am kasi di ko na kaya yung pain eh.

We arrived from the OB around 10pm. I was able to post an entry before leaving pa nga eh. Thank you for all who commented on that journey, hehehe! and yes Mel, ganyan talaga ang buhay pag adik ka sa blogging. May contractions na nga, nag popost pa, hehehe!
{ 10th November – Monday is the BIG DAY }
We left our house on the way to the hospital around 12am kasi nagdinner muna ulit ang mga matatanda’t takot magutom sa hospital just in case manganak ako. Hubby didn’t eat that much – for the first time since MIL came, hehehe! But he shaved and took a bath in fairness. Parang siya ang manganganak. Me on the other hand was just walking around the house in denial na thiz iz it!
I don’t know what time we came at the hospital, I think we were there past 12:30am. They took my vital signs and did and IE again – ang sakit ha! Unfortunately, the doctor advised us to go home. WHY? She said that I’m not yet fully dilated though I’m on 2cm. Baby’s movement is still normal and that the signs that I’m having are not totally in labor pain – though there’s a possibility that the baby will come out that day.
It was so hard for me to leave the hospital. Hubby was worried that I might suddenly be in pain while in the house and will lack time going back to the hospital. I asked them to walk with me along the Corniche to make myself forget about the pain. We walked for 2000m. Galing noh? Napagod tuloy mga in-laws ko, hehehe! Pati si Mommy hiningal pero by demand ang walkathon ko so natuloy kahit ayaw nila.
We left the bags in the car kasi I have the feeling that any time we’ll go back to the hospital – FOR REAL!
I slept around 4am still in pain.
I woke up around exactly 6am and felt like I wanted to pee. May contractions parin and sobrang sakit na talaga ng lower back ko that time. Umuungol na ako sa sakit! Pero si hubby and si Mommy tulog parin. I lay myself back again to bed and thinking that this is really it. Julia will come out na.
Nakatulog pala ako — biglang bukas yung mata ko exactly around 6:45am when I felt like something clogged inside my abdomen tapos bigla akong naihi – ata? I went to the bathroom to check. I was just saying to myself, kakaihi ko lang diba? Basa nga… and this time there was a slight thinggy na parang white mens (un pala un). I woke up my mom while changing, sabi nya “baka naman naihi ka lang?” sabi ko “haller! kaka-cr ko nga lang tapos biglang may naglock sa puson ko tapos heto na lumabas…” then I suddenly stopped talking kasi this time really the so called WATER BAG eh pumutok na. Ang saya ng feeling… para kang naiihi pero di mo alam. I was trembling while changing my undies and I woke up hubby saying the famous line ever “Sweety, my water just broke… we have to go the hospital… Julia’s coming out…” – WOW ning! Artista ang dating!
On the way to the hospital, I texted a few important people in my life to pray for me. The water just keep on leaking inside the car… hahaha! Good thing it was not Angel (sasakyan namin). Hubby got into an accident kasi the other day on the way to work and during that time Angel was taken to the mechaniky (that’s how hubby called his friend w
ho knows a lot about cars and churvas) to fix the front right bump on Angel. So hubby borrowed a car.
Anyway, I was still leaking when we arrived in the hospital. I was worried kasi baka maubos yung tubig at ma-CS ako like the sister of a friend of mine, Alhamdulillah (Thanks be to God) at hindi.
INSIDE THE ER: I was still 2cm! Pano nangyari yun? Madaling araw palang 2cm na ako upto the morning 2cm parin? Sabi ni Mommy bumaba na daw si Julia and this was because we walked that night though hindi pa daw bukas yung cervix ko. Mommy got worried this time thinking na baka ma-CS na nga ako.
INSIDE THE WAITING ROOM: I was in deep pain na talaga. This was around 8am. Wala na akong masabi kung hindi “OOOhhh…. AAAhhh… AAAwww…” – bakit ko alam? Hubby recorded it on his mobile and even got the chance to take pics of me! Imagine?! Salbahe ‘tong asawa ko, pero okay lang. At least I can show Julia when she grows up how hard it is to give birth para ma-appreciate nya.
Napalo ko si Hubby sa sobrang sakit pati si Mommy ko – hahaha! Touching me was so impossible kasi super sakit pala mag labor na kahit i-comfort mo pa ako by touching eh useless. But I asked hubby to stay beside me… I was holding his hand so tight. He told me after that he thought our wedding ring will broke sa sobrang lakas ng higpit ko. He even told me during labor “Sweety, forget about the 2nd baby – just get through with this okay?” – I’m crying as I write this part. Ang hirap kasi… during that time I was praying so hard for God to help me get through with it. Nag pa sleep doze ako sa sobrang hirap. I saw my Mama and Mommy at the corner of my eyes crying silently. When the doctor came to make rounds, he was even joking with me saying “Mary, kumusta ka?” – I didn’t reply – “I will not give you your request if you will not answer me back… kumusta ka ate? Masakit ba?” – I just nodded and smiled (plastic). When the doctor left, hubby told me that they will make me fall asleep to forget the pain since I’m not yet fully dilated and that they will not be able to take me to the DR (delivery room) kasi it will be useless. The nurse injected me twice on my sides. I woke up feeling na majejebs ako. I saw the time was around 1pm. Hubby was not there in the room except Mama and Mommy. I told Mommy na majejebs ako – groggy na ako this time and can’t even open my eyes widely. Akala ko nanganak na ako, hindi pa pala… hahaha!
The nurse came to make an IE. She suddenly shouted “FULLY… FULLY… FULLY…” – nagpanic daw sila sabi ni Mommy. Hala ka! She heard that I was fully dilated. They pulled the bed out of the room and brought me in the DR.
INSIDE THE DR: I was still sleepy and hilong hilo ako. I heard the filipina nurse telling me “Wag ka muna iire… pigilan mo muna hanga’t sabihin namin ha?” – haller! As if I have any choice na sagutin ka eh hilong hilo ako, hehehe! Patawa ‘to si ate eh.
Inside the DR, I saw the time was around 1:15pm, all the nurses were busy preparing all the things. Mommy and Mama got the chance to go inside until I’m ready to push. I heard Mommy crying over the phone making a long distance call to Daddy saying “…basta De, magdasal kayo jan… hirap na hirap si Jheng, nandito na kami sa delivery room…” – I still feel dizzy that time but I felt a tear dropped in my eye. Ang Ina talaga hanggang sa huli, anak parin ang iisipin. I can hear hubby outside the room asking Mama “What happen na Mommy? Is she okay?” I wanted him to there beside me, pero not allowed kasi.
2:00pm >> I started to push — the 6 nurses and a doctor surrounding me all was shouting “Mary, go go go! Push hard… Push harder… Push longer… more more… Baby’s coming… push push push!” – pushang gala! I was pushing pero sabi nila mali daw kasi sa leeg daw. Don’t push with sounds daw. Okay fine… nagtawag pa sila ng Filipina nurse baka daw mas lumakas ang loob ko… the filipina said “sige neng, ire… kaya mo yan… habaan mo yung ire mo… yung feeling mo tatae ka… sige… sige… kaya mo yan…” – hahaha! Natatawa ako!
Believe it or not, sa sobrang hirap ko mag push, I didn’t even noticed I SWEAR na lumabas na si Baby. The last thing I know was that I was pushing and then nagising ako bigla hawak na nila si Julia sa harap ko ang puti puti konti lang yung blood tapos connected pa yung pusod nya – when I saw her, I uttered 3x “Alhamdulillah Rabil-allahmin! (All Praise and thanks are to God, Allah the Lord of all Mankind)” – then the rest is history. 

Almost 6hrs of labor and 41mins of pushing was all worth it when Baby Julia was placed on top of me going to the RR (Recovery Room).
Around 7pm they took me to the room to see the big family. Sakto kasi kararating lang din ng buong family from the house kasi they were told daw pala to go home and be back after 2hrs since I need to stay for 2hrs sa RR. 

PIL and Mommy were so happy to see Baby Julia.


And finally, I cried when I saw hubby. Tears of joy, pain and endless love. Now I know the feeling of having my very own FAMILY. We called back home to talk to my dad and nasabi ko lang sa kanya “De, nakabayad na ako kay Mommy…” and then I cried again, pati si Mommy emote ever. Pwede na ba kami sa MMK? Hehehe.

Ang haba ng storya ko noh? Samantalahin ko na kasi tulog si Bb Julia eh – and nag sleeping marathon kami kahapon. Both Bb and me were asleep almost the whole day, hehehe! Napagod siguro ako kaka-pump ng milk tapos si Bb naman nasarapan sa breast milk kaya tuloy tuloy ang tulog, hehehe!

10th NOVEMBER 2008
6.2 lbs

I think that’s all for now. I salute all the MOTHERS as in! and Thanks again for those who prayed with me to have a safe delivery.

BRB – Off to the Hospital

“This is it!”

I’m writing this post while having contraction in about 3 to 5mins. Kumusta naman yun diba?

Just arrived from my OB check-up kasi since this afternoon around 1:30pm I started to feel the pain on my lower back and abdomen. Decided not to go direct to the hospital kasi for sure they will just keep on doing an IE thingy on me {sakit nun ha!}. Dr. Zafer – our private doctor advised us to go to the hospital after doing a P/V exam since 2cm na raw ako.

So I gues this is it.

I’ll see you blogging world after a few days.

Insha Allah {God willing} everything will turn out safe for me and the long awaited bundle of joy Baby Julia. Everybody can’t wait to see her for real.

Baby Julia,
Don’t make it so hard for Mama ha? I’ll see you soon my dearest joy. Papa and I can’t wait to hold you between our arms so come out as fast as you can. Everybody’s waiting for you and all of us is here to give love for you.
Alhamdulillah {Thanks be to God} ngayon palang for having you as our daughter.
Mama and Papa