Monday, September 9, 2013

JackJack's 4th

How time flies. It's now been four whole years since I gave birth to this little person for whom I will move mountains for.

I thank God for the gift of Joaquin Gregory because I am always reminded to be patient. Even if I continuously have trouble remembering during those times it is really needed.

Because I am always reminded to be the role model he would look up to. To be mindful of my actions and reactions.

Because I am always remindes that there's always light at the end of the tunnel when I come home tired from work.

There are a lot more reasons why I thank God for this now four year old boy. But the reason I would always feel blessed and lucky for is, because through him, I am able to feel how it is to love a person wholeheartedly. Without any doubts or hesitations. To love without asking anything in return. To love because I can love.

Happy fourth birthday, my son! Mommy loves you very much.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Superfood Grocer's Going Super Learning Workshop

Last April 27, I dragged J to a workshop held by The Superfood Grocer which is the Going Super Learning Workshop. From their website:

Our much raved-about, eye-opening learning workshop on going healthy

•Our much raved-about learning workshop
•Includes 4-Course Vegan Meal
•Green Smoothie Demo

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The birthday aftermath

I was too groggy to properly post yesterday so here are my sons' pictures. The good ones are taken last Friday then the others are taken yesterday.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy 1st, Gabby!

Time flies so fast. I can't believe it's now a year since I gave birth to my second baby, Jonathan Gabriel. Our Gabby.

Still connected to me thru the cord
You were born naturally, with no medication for me and because of that, you were very awake and alert when you came out. You were attuned to my sudden cries of pain while they were repairing where you passed through and you would quiet down when you hear my assurances that I'm ok.

Baptism on May 19, 2012
You're a delightful addition to our family of three and while your kuya Jack got jealous of the attention we were giving you when you were still very new, he adjusted well and seems to be the foremost source of your laughs and giggles.

This should be dated March 9, 2013.

I pray that you will always be happy and that you will love your older brother as much as he adores you. We love you, Gabby. Happy Birthday!!!

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The should have been March 2nd post

I forgot to take pictures of my two boys last Saturday. I remembered it one week after. Thankfully, we went out and took the kids at the park in Terra 28. It drizzled a little so we went to Bonifacio High Street. Jack-Jack ran around in the grass and I let Gabby go after his kuya Jack-Jack with his babysitter. They sat on the grass and that's when I grabbed the opportunity to take pictures of them.

So here they are... Gabby is sporting a Honeybaby owl bonnet. :)

Don't take it off!

PS. I should probably set an alarm for this. ;)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feb the second of twenty-thirteen

Kuya Jack, your glasses are not in the middle. ;)

Gabby, you don't like the glasses?

Surprised with the flash... :D
I tried to challenge myself two years ago to have a blog post every month by posting a family picture every month. But I wasn't able to do it. I only got to do it for around three months. Now, I'm challenging myself again. This time, posting pictures of my two baby boys. And today's the perfect day to start... February 2, two on two for my 2 boys.
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Jonathan Gabriel's Birth Story - Part 2

April 1, we woke up early and we went to Bonifacio High Street, with Jack-Jack in tow. I wore him on my back, hoping that the added weight would help me. We walked the whole length of BHS around twice before I got tired of carrying him on my back. We stopped at Krispie Kreme for breakfast, then we walked again. We went home at around 10AM and we decided that J and I will hear mass on 12NN and walk to and from church. Jack-Jack will stay at home. Every now and then there’s some tightness on my stomach but they’re so fleeting and I wouldn’t even be aware of them until after the fact.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The great debate: Medela Freestyle VS Ameda Purely Yours Ultra

I've seen a lot of online discussions between moms on which breastpump to buy, on what is the "best" currently available in the market. These questions are especially of concern for working moms who need something reliable and would put up with the demands of their lifestyle: pumping every 2-3 hours, 5 days a week, and a minimum of 6-months for those who wish to exclusively give their baby breastmilk and not supplement with formula milk. Among those available, two brands of breastpumps usually come up: Medela's Freestyle and Ameda's Purely Yours. The comments and praises of the pumps recommended by the moms in these online discussions come from their usage of either one of the two, and I have never encountered a mom who gave her recommendation based on her experience with both pumps.