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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Our Baby Finally Found Her Thumb

Our dear baby doesn't know how to sleep on her own but yesterday she realized that she has a thumb to suck and put herself to sleep for a nap.   Her Pediatrician told us to let her cry or it will get worst because she needs to learn to sleep by herself.  It's sad to hear her screaming and cry when she's sleepy so I decided to just wait until she's a little bit older.  Now she doesn't cry all the time when she's sleepy.  As long as she starts sucking, she's okay.  What a relief to our family! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Decluttering and Organizing

I'm in a mission to organize the stuff that we have in the house coz we've been donating our stuff to the American Veterans but we still have a lot of stuff.  Sometimes I just go out with the kids so I can't see the work that I need to do in the house because it's too much and I don't know where to start and how to do it knowing that I have a fussy baby and a 5 years old.  Boy oh boy, now I'm really serious to declutter and organize so I can breathe freely and have more time with the family.  It's fun to declutter, organize and decorate but it needs a lot of time too.  Hopefully I'll be able to tackle this job before this month ends. (crossing my fingers) :)

Friday, June 27, 2014


It's supposed to be a date for me and DH only but we made it a family date night because my cousin who I trust to babysit our DD is out of town plus our DD baby is pure breastfeed so we have to bring her.  We went to Waffle House coz it's DD's new favorite restaurant and it's close to or house, just in case if we need to go home early for some reason.  Luckily the baby sleeps while we had our dinner and woke up when we're done.  We decided to go a little bit of shopping and went home.  Our Fri-date was a success! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday is Asian Market Day

We have an Asian Market here that have fresh produce every Thursday.  Today I was hesitating on going to the Asian Market because there's not enough time to go out.  But the last minute I decided to go coz my friend told me the other week that the Asian Market had live blue crabs and I love crabs so I went and I'm glad that I did. I bought 4 crabs (hopefully they are meaty), veggies for soup and steaming, fish and Asian sweet potatoes for frying.  Have you tried eating purple yam?  The kind that you boil or bake like sweet potato but it's purple inside.  It's delicious!  And I bought some today.  ^_^

Monday, June 23, 2014

Our Baby's First Laugh

Yesterday I noticed that our almost 4 months old baby started laughing when I was playing with her.  I was doing some chores and dcided to put her down on her sister's bed to take a rest while thinking of what to do in the room.  I was blowing her armpit to sound like a fart.  At first she smiled then later she was laughing.  Today she laughed again!  It's the sound that every parent wants to hear. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Back to Blogging Again

I've been thinking of updating my blog many times after giving birth and today is the day to do it. I just have so many things in my mind that I need to do it in writing or else I will forget about it. Plus I received offers that has a good pay out so why not. I will probably do short updates because of the baby and all the to-do lists that I have. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chores! Chores! Chores!

I am so behind with house chores because the baby needs me almost all the time and my DD who's the big sister also needs me.  The chores that I need to do keeps on piling up.  I know, I'm trying to let go of my perfectionism and too organized type of person when you have kids especially with a baby to avoid stress but still it's nice to live in a clean and tidy house.  Thanks to the internet! I found an answer to this particular problem!  I'm going to do the FlyLady routine starting tomorrow!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Prenatal Visit

Yesterday was my prenatal visit for this month.  My oh my, I thought I was on track with the weight I gained but the Nurse Practitioner who handles me said "Have you been eating"?  Well, of course I am coz I am not starving but I only gained 1 lb. and she's not happy about that.  My assignment is to eat even if I'm not hungry and she told me to stop doing what I was doing that hurts my lower abdomen.  Well, I have to cook so I have something to eat, wash dishes coz we don't have a maid in the house and do chores for my exercise coz I don't want my body to swell from not doing anything.  Hmm  Very challenging!  If only I'm in the Philippines right now, then I'll follow what the NP told me.  But I am thousands of miles from my homeland.  So my best option is to just listen to my body.  If my lower abdomen starts to hurt then I'll stop what I'm doing and take a rest. 

Anyway, the baby is doing fine with a heartbeat of 153 and this baby is swimming like a fish in my uterus!  The baby likes playing hide and seek when the Nurse Practitioner put the doppler to my tummy so we can hear the heartbeat.  Funny!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Grilled Tilapia

Lately I've been craving for grilled foods.  I met one of my friends at the Asian store one day and asked how I was doing.  Well, I told her that as usual my taste buds are still picky and only wants Filipino foods but this time I want grilled foods.  She then told me that she'll grill a tilapia fish using charcoal if she has the time.  Perfect, coz I was looking for that charcoal taste. haha  The next day I received a call from my friend letting me know that the Grilled Tilapia is coming.  And she brought two, not one tilapia and a grilled pork that hubby liked.  It's yummy with a dipping sauce. Thank you Lord for sending Angels to my house!  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Baked Lechon

Another craving that I can't buy in the restaurants here is the lechon so I search Youtube on how to make one so I can have some.  Luckily, I found this bake lechon recipe instead of making a lechon kawali which is deep frying the pork meat with skin on.  What I'm after of this is the crispy pork skin.  Claira and I ate this and singing "Heaven, I'm in heaven".  Lol