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.