It’s confirmed, our baby #2 is a girl.
As you may notice, I stopped posting my 365 days project for this year. I fail to complete the task and I’m so guilty for not being able to comply with the rest of the project. I’m so looking forward for next year. I promised myself to find time and make sure to do this as a habit. I’m praying as well to have an internet access continuously so that I could continually post my photos soon.
I’m so sorry for Tracy and the rest of the team for not completing this year’s project. I’m keeping my fingers cross.
On the other hand, once I’m fully equipped meaning once I have full access to my own PC, I’m planning (crossing my fingers again) to scrap the 288 photos out of my 365 days project. I already bought some cute templates for it. Just waiting for me to start scrapping.
A dear friend online recently held their wedding anniversary. Suddenly I thought of us having our turn. It’ll be our 4th year together as legally married. And 2 more years, Insha Allah, God willing it’ll be our turn to receive our 6th wedding anniversary gift. Looking forward for more years of togetherness. My parents on the other hand will have their wedding anniversary after 2 months. I couldn’t wish for anything else for us married people except everlasting LOVE and good health for one another. I can smell that love is in the air.
This week’s big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he’ll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you’re having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.
In other news: Your baby’s stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body’s growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He’s starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby’s liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it’s doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can’t feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist’s hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.
How am I feeling?
Well, I’m so happy I’m out of the 1st trimester. I don’t feel dizzy and I don’t have morning sickness anymore. Thank God Alhamdulillah! However, I still feel kinda lazy and would prefer to sleep rather than walking. Hunger strikes every 3 hours. I’m still craving for food. And I’m asking for all types of Pinoy food that I can eat and wish for while I’m still here. Last night, I requested for old time favorite, Champorado aka Chocolate Rice Porridge. The other month I craved for Arroz caldo or Rice Congee. This is what I’ll surely miss during pregnancy. Anyway, we’re hoping to have a test early next year so that we could check little peanut’s gender. I’m praying for a boy.
At the time when we were still processing the renewal of my passport, we had to passed by Good Shepherd’s Convent in Cubao Quezon City. I had to attend a quick seminar and get the Certificate of Attendance from their office since DFA is requiring us to have this because I’m married to a foreigner.
I was surprised when I was browsing Hubby’s mobile pictures and I saw this cute photo of Julia with her cousin (a 9 months older than her), Bless. Look at Julia’s smile. It made me laugh looking at her with this not-so-much-sunny-today smile, hahaha!
I don’t have much for this year’s holiday season. Except for some little things I would like to have before the end of the year. And those are my iphone accessories that I left back home. We’re off for another month stay with my in-laws and I really need to change my iphone cover right now. I don’t want to buy a new one since the rubber cases that I bought with the help of an online friend Diane is still in good condition. I missed those colorful covers. I’m crossing my fingers to have it before the end of the year.
The current partner that we’re using right now for our local SIM packs has a very weak signal. If we try to do a manual search, it will not do as well since the provider will tell you that the official partner for the SIM that you’re using is “blank”, please try again later. Ugh! We were out of town for a night in Batangas, and we don’t have a signal at all with all our 3 phones from abroad. Good thing there’s Blackberry service in the area, 2 of our local SIM card is working fine.
I asked hubby to bring with him the laptop on our journey since I was planning to do some online task while there, but as usual, broadband’s signal is weak too. Well, what can I do? I suddenly remember an incident with a customer when I was still working. He bought a broadband device from me. He came back after a month and was asking for help. He was looking for a device or a gadget called cell booster antenna, it was a first time for me to hear that type of device. I wish I could help him with his inquiry, but we don’t sell those types of devices. And now I’m thinking if they have the same one here in the Philippines. Why do you need to call it a broad band connect every where if you limited signal strength in the city? Right?
On the other hand, I wish they could improve the signal for their services.
I’m dying to upload photos over Flickr. But the broad band’s speed is killing me over here. I wanted to upload Julia’s 2nd birthday celebration and as well our trip for the past few weeks. I haven’t uploaded photos in London as well. There are quite some photos already over my Facebook account but there are some videos too that I wish to back up as well.
Thanks to my Mommy Santa for making my Flickr a Pro. Because of her gift, now it’s my chance to back up my photos as well. I wish though that our internet is that fast enough right now to have it backed up right now. I guess I have to wait for that.
Thank you Mommy Santa for making this big dream possible. Happy Christmas to you. Can’t wait for the Twitter Exchange gift revelation.
Last month we went to Island Cove with my parents to unwind. Julia had fun swimming in the kiddie pool and I on the other hand enjoyed myself in the Jacuzzi. There were so much things to do supposedly in the Island, but I was on a house arrest as per my OB so I was obliged to stay in the room while Hubby went out for a spa and a massage too.
We stayed in the Island for 3 days and 2 nights. We left on the 3rd day in the morning since we had plans to go somewhere else in in the next few days.
There are more photos to share but the broadband is killing me with it’s speed. Living you the photo above when baby J started to get scared walking alone in the pool. Hahaha!
A friend of mine is drinking an anti-oxidant medicine. This is because he had problems taking a certain drugs a few years back. So I was curious on looking for ways for a rapid detox or also called rapid opiate detox. I used to drink such medicines too but to detoxify my skin in order to rinse the dead cells in our body.
I’m so glad that my friend had run through this test. It helps him clean extremely uncomfortable substances in his body such us heroin, some medications and alcohol. It’s almost Christmas and it’s sure is a great way for him to start a new year being an alcohol free person with his family. God bless you dear friend!
Finally! An long missed update. We’re here in Tarlac right now because tomorrow is the baptism of my Uncle’s daughter. So we visited them today to attend this important event.
It’s been years since the last time I saw my cousins from the province. They traveled too from Pangasinan and Baguio. I missed a lot with their lives and all of them are grown up already. Most of them are still in the secondary education and 2 of them are in college already. Being secured with such insurance are really a must these days. My aunt was asking me for some life insurance quotes I know. So I told her that I’ll try my best then to check out some infos for her.
We might be extending our stay here in the Philippines. I’m in the process of renewing my Passport in order for us to apply a visa to go to Syria for a quick visit to my in-laws. Syrian Embassy is requiring us to have at least a minimum of 6 months validity for the Passport. Mine will expire in 2 months. So we’re left with no choice but to renew my Passport. Thank God Alhamdulillah, we were able to find some ways to extend my Passport validity at at the same time to have it ready in 3 days. I’m not sure though if we’ll celebrate Christmas here in the Philippines. I wish we could, but only time can tell.
My online friend’s brother was into a car accident a few days ago. Thank God nothing serious happened to his brother. Just a few scars but if you’ll see the photo of the car, it’s really a total wreck.
I suddenly remember a friend who recently passed away because of a car accident as well. So for that we should be ready and get a cheap car insurance, this is for our security too.
A lesson for us “drive slowly”.
Here’s the soon to be big sister’s hair cut. A cute apple cut with all the bangs in the front. We tried to put a baby bangs for her but since she is not in the mood for letting mama to tie up her hair, we suggested to have a bangs for her then so that she can play all day without a falling hair in her eyes. She looks like her cousin Yara (Hubby’s niece) on this photo.
By the way, have you guys ever heard of thermogenic fat burner? Well this is a first for me. So while the big sister is asleep right now, I’m off reading some details about it.