Sunday, November 30, 2008

What I want for Christmas?

Hubby asked me of what I want for Christmas after eating dinner last thanksgiving. I have no idea of what I really want for christmas yet so I just said I don't know. He told me that I don't need to decide yet coz he doesn't even know what he wants for christmas also. haha We normally buy the items that we want then I wrap the items for him and he'll wrap the items for me. In that way we know that the gift we receive on Christmas day is what we really want to get. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008


It seems that every time hubby and I visit my mother-in-law I feel sleepy easily. I'm not sure if it's because of the light in her room or what. We had our dinner here at the Assisted Living Facility for their Thanksgiving. Now I'm using her computer so I won't be bored. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So busy...

I went out shopping with hubby for my maternity pants and bought some clothes too. When we arrived home, I watch TV to take a rest coz I was tired from shopping. Then I started re-organizing my clothes. Trying them on and those that doesn't fit anymore will go to the box hoping that I can still wear them next year. I'm trying to make some room for winter and maternity clothes that I'm going to use for winter. Then it's time to cook for hubby's dinner and after dinner is washing dishes and marinating meat for this coming Saturday's thanksgiving party of the Filipino society here. I still have a lot of things to do about organizing stuff and hopefully next will be making room for our baby. Whew! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grrrr It's cold!

I went out yesterday to buy some groceries but of course, I checked the weather first before I went out so I can wear the right outfit. It was cold so I have 3 layers of tops on me and two for the bottom. My jeans still fit but already tight. I can feel my baby complaining coz she's pushing my tummy and it hurts. When I went to the first store my tummy hurt already so I walked slowly to ease the pain coz I still have to go to the second store to return the clothes that my mother-in-law didn't like. I felt that the baby is uncomfortable of the jeans I wear and so am I. I decided that I really need to buy new pants that will keep me warm now that it's getting cold outside. I have lots of pants to use for the house but not for going out coz they are thin. That's why I use my jeans yesterday coz I don't have other choice. I want my legs to be warm also. Grrrr The maternity pants are hard to find especially for a petite me. I've been to stores that has maternity section but I don't like the cloth or the size is not right and the way they're made is not my type. I wish I can find one soon coz I need it so bad.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lemonade for Me

I was a soda person before but now that I'm pregnant I stopped drinking soda. I now prefer to drink ice tea with lemon if I'm in a restaurant but most of the time I drink plain water. Though I like to drink lemonade because of the Vit. C but it gives me acid reflux so I have to be careful about it. Anyways, thank you for this very sweet tasting award Lynn. I really appreciate the thought.

The Rules of this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I want to share this lemonade award to my girlfriends here so they will enjoy the sweetness too. Naks! Ilocana, pinaywahm, simplymama, twinks, monica, jenn, and gigi. Let's drink together girlfriends! Cheers!!! (",)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Complains here and there

Oh boy, I'm going to return all three clothes that I bought the other day for my mother-in-law. She complained that it's too tight or loose, she doesn't like the fabric, too short or too long, buttons are tight, heavy and so on. She always find something to complain about in each of them. I'm tired of hearing her complains. I really wish she can shop for herself. I don't mind picking her up from her place and driving her to the store then drop her off to her place again to help her get what she really wanted. But going to the store will take us maybe an hour or two walking from the parking lot to the store coz she can't walk fast and needs the walker to help her walk. Hubby told her to use a wheelchair to make it easier for her to go around but she doesn't like to be in a wheelchair either. We once helped her shopped in Florida at a shopping center where clothing stores are just next to each other but she didn't find any that she like and she even wanted to go home after shopping the first store coz she's tired of walking already. But that's not the only thing that she complained about. Every time hubby and I visit her she always have something to complain about whether it's about food, the care taker of the place, her place, she's bored, and so on. Sometimes I don't feel like visiting her coz I don't want to hear another complain but I have to support hubby also coz it's his mom. It's very frustrating coz we tried our best to help her but she doesn't even try to help herself. It would be nice if she will at least try to exercise walking everyday so she will stay healthy and can walk faster. In that way it would be easier for me and hubby to take her out with us or do some shopping. I can't imagine how our life is gonna be once the baby is born. My MIL might be stucked in her place coz we can't take care of her and the baby at the same time if we go out together. Oh life!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Pink Sisterhood

Thank you Amiable Amy and Lynn for sharing this Pink Sisterhood tag. :)

~~Start Here~~

1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add your link to the list of participants below
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

PINK Sisterhood
1.Fara 2. Massy 3. N.O.Y 4. Mariuca 5. A Great Pleasure 6. Benchiegrace 7. Grace 8. Jhelea 9. Richelle 10. Demcy 11. Cecile 12. Cookie 13. and AMIABLE AMY 14. amy 15. Jhari 16. A Mother of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 17. History of Supernova and Sweetain 17. Caroland's Breathtaking Adventure 18. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 19. Lynn's Chic Spot 20. Michelle 21. You are Next!

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I nominate these following wonderful blogs as my sistah here in the blogosphere: Ilocana, pinaywahm, simplymama, twinks, monica, jenn, and gigi. Spread the Sisterhood girls.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I did some shopping today but it's not for me. My mother-in-law said that she needs new clothes but the problem is she's very picky and she walk so slow with the walker plus her body is not straight coz she got a humpback. Hubby and I tried to shop for her but hubby got frustrated coz there was one time when we shop for more than 20 clothes and all of them were returned coz my mother-in-law has complains on each clothes. Oh boy, we've been spending a lot of time shopping for her and the result is nothing. After that hubby and I stopped shopping for her but lately my mother-in-law told me that she like my sweater or the print of my shirt and she wants to have one too. So I tried shopping for her today and got three items for her to try on. There are nice ones that I think she might like but the price is cheap and she complained about that before so I didn't buy them. I just hope that all three clothes that I bought today will fit her so I don't need to return them (fingers crossed).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pimples on my Oily Face

Don't know what to do with it. My face is so oily and every time there's picture taking, my forehead shine as if I put some oil on my face. Grrrr! Now pimples are attacking me again. I visited my dermatologist twice already and hoping for a fast cure of my pimples. I got some on my back also which itch sometimes. My dermatologist gave me 2 prescriptions: a pledget to apply in the morning and ointment for bed time. I wish my pimples will soon be gone. I hate looking at them on the mirror and I'm tempted to prick them. I hope these pimples will go away after I gave birth.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I should have more than 1 child

That's what my mother-in-law said when I told her that we're having a baby girl. Hubby asked her why we have to have more than one child and she said "for company". She told us not to have the baby alone by herself. I think she realized now that having one child is not good. She said that the girls as what she calls her co-residents at the assisted living facility were talking about their children and they got more than one child while my mother-in-law only have one. A friend of mine here in US said that her husband had a male friend who's an only son, no serious gf and had an elderly parents. He was sort of sad for not having a sibling to talk to and share responsibilities of taking care the elderly parents so he talked to my friend's husband whenever he felt sad and lonely about his life. His father died and after a year he was found dead at the yard. The neighbor said that it seems he's having a heart attack. My friend and her husband were shocked because they thought he's okay already. But before that, he was kinda depressed, sad and lonely. I guess he died first before his mother and I don't know what happen to his mother after he died. Hearing this story made me think to have more than 1 child. I know that it is difficult for me coz I have to do everything to take care of the kids without any help from family members/relatives or neighbors unlike in the Philippines. Besides, hiring a nanny is very expensive. Hubby mentioned to me in the past that having just 1 child is not good so he wants to have more than 1 child. He said that he doesn't want our child to be alone if we die. I just hope we can afford it.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I got a flu shot today

This is the first time that I had a flu shot here in US. It is available every year but I thought I don't need it coz I'm healthy so I didn't have a flu shot when I arrive here and last year. But according to the book that I read about pregnancy, pregnant woman should get a flu shot especially this time coz of the change of weather. I still don't want to get it but hubby said that the walk-in clinic near here offered a free flu shot to us because it's covered by our health insurance. Hubby asked the practitioner if it's okay for me to have the flu shot and she said yes. So hubby and I went to the walk-in clinic near our place and got my flu shot done today. It was quick but there's still a little pain where the shot was. I hope the pain will be gone tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Acid Reflux

I haven't heard about acid reflux when I was in the Philippines but this is common here in US especially to pregnant women. I've been experiencing this lately and the cause of this is eating spicy and acidic foods. I am so thankful that there's a medicine for this that is okay to take for pregnant women. It really bothers me. I only take the medicine when it's almost time for me to go to bed coz I don't want to take the medicine more than once a day. I hope this acid reflux feeling will soon be gone.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Miswa with sardines

I was craving for soup and the easiest way I can cook which I think is also delicious is the miswa with sardines. It was my lunch for 2 days and the taste reminds me of my country Philippines. As I was reading the book about pregnancy, it says that a woman who's pregnant for 20 weeks should eat enough fat and cholesterol. Why? Because it's the critical time for the baby's brain. I must eat some amount of real, non-hydrogenated fat in my diet. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines, are great for baby's brain. Some fish maybe high in mercury so I have to limit my intake of oily fish to about 12 ounces a week. I think I'm eating the sardines in advance coz I'm 19 weeks now but that's close so I think it's okay. :)