Sunday, November 30, 2008

Visit to Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Yesterday we went to Paseo de Sta. Rosa to have our late lunch at Brother's Burger, which I crave for more than 2 weeks now. We actually have a lot of plan for that day but since our time was spent waiting for a very long queue on my pre-natal check-up we have to re-do our itinerary for the day. Imagine I was there in the hospital as early as 10:30am but I only got in at 2:15pm, good thing there's a good news on the result of all my blood test as I have mention on my previous post.

After we had our very late lunch, we went to all for less store to buy crocs which I can use in the office since they don't allow an open shoes, I'd like to have closed pair of shoes, unfortunately they only have limited colors and design and they don't have the color of the one I liked which I first saw in Glorietta a week ago. We went out of that store empty handed.

Originally we plan to stay at Starbucks to kill time and to relax but since it's already late we just forgo this plan and just agreed to drop by the wet market to check if there's any fresh seafood that we can cook for dinner.

On our way to the wet market we pass by a newly open gun store which we did visit since both hubby and I has a love for guns and it's accessories. We both love target shooting and we love to compete with each other =). We find the price so expensive and we are not even sure if the quality is okay since they won't allow us to touch and inspect the guns. So, when we arrive home I search the net and was able to find a very good site where I can buy gun some accessories and apparels for hubby as my Christmas gifts. The site was called TacticalPantsUSA they have wide range of products, from ">gun accessories, pants, polos, shorts and jumpsuits which hubby really wanted.

Passing Grade

I visit my Obgyne yesterday to show her my OGCT and FBS result and also the result of my ultrasand made last November 15. I'm so happy to know that the result of my OGCT and FBS are all normal not even on the higher side, I was nervous at first because my Mom, Lola and Uncle has a diabeties and I'm so takot na I'm might get the same genes from them. Buti na lang normal pa blood sugar ko.

The size of baby JM showed on the ultrasound is also commendable, ako lang daw talaga ang malaki and not the baby he he he

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I celebrate my 30th birthday in the office today and I was so touch with my colleagues. My boss gave me a cake from Contis, the office staff gave me a sansrival from Goldilocks and my co-department and some managers gave me a big chocolate cake from Goldilocks.

I bought pork bbq, 2 pancit bilao and 2 cassava cake from my officemates mom. They are so yummy.

I will post some pictures as soon as I download them from my officemates cellphone.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's my birthday today!

Yes today is my 30th birthday. Hubby requested for a delivery of my birthday as he knows that he will be able to come home tonight since he is assigned in Pantabangan Nueva Ecija and he can only go home tomorrow night if it is not yet late. But he promised to make it up on weekend, now I wonder where are we going to celebrate my birthday =)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Week 28 of my pregnancy

Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10 inches and the total length of your growing baby is around 15.75 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.4 pounds at this point. Your uterus is a little more than 3 inches above your bellybutton. Your weight gain at this time should be between 17 and 24 pounds.

Blood vessel in the umbilical cord. For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby's lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mother's blood, through the placenta, and into the umbilical cord to the baby. If the mother ingests any toxic substances, such as drugs or alcohol, the baby receives these as well!

You will probably begin visiting your caregiver once every two weeks. Week 28 is an important week for testing. You will probably be having your glucose tolerance test, an iron level test and if you are Rh negative, you should have an antibody test. The antibody test will determine if you and your baby will have any reactions to each other's blood differences. The glucose test will check for gestational diabetes.

Your baby's brain continues to develop and is now forming the folds and grooves of a fully developed brain. The amount of tissues within the brain also continues to increase in large amounts. The hair that covers your baby's scalp is also getting longer. Your baby is now large enough for presentation to be determined and your doctor might be able to find out if your baby is at risk for being breech. If your baby is breech, don't panic. There is still time for the baby to rotate.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One of my favorite brand - Gingersnaps

Finally, I was able to find the list of store of one of my favorite brand of maternity dress and childrens apparell. And I'm so happy to know that there's a branch in Glorietta but I wonder if it's still there since until now Glorietta 2 is still close. =(

Week 27 of my Pregnancy

You are now in the third trimester, and last, of your pregnancy! Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 9.6 inches and your baby's total length is approximately 15.3inches! Your baby now weighs about 2 pounds 3 ounces and is going to grow rapidly during this last trimester! Your uterus is about 2.8 inches above your bellybutton.

If your baby were born now, it would have an 85% chance of surviving. Even though your baby is still not fully developed, she would be well within the limits of premature viability. You still have approximately 13 weeks left of your pregnancy, and during this time your baby must continue to grow and develop. If your baby was born at this time, she would have several complications that would require special attention. Because babies do not have adequate amounts of fat at this time, your baby would have to be kept inside of an incubator for warmth. Because the air sacs in your baby's lungs do not yet have surfactant, she would require an artificial respirator. Your baby's brain, liver and immune system still need to develop more also.

Make sure you take good care of your teeth. So-called `pregnancy gingivitis` affects most pregnant women to some degree, and generally occurs in the second trimester. If you already have gingivitis, the condition is likely to worsen during pregnancy.

Your baby can develop hiccups

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's a boy!

Yes we're having a baby boy.

I had my ultra sound last Saturday and it show's that we are indeed having a baby boy on 99.99999%. I got so happy learning that my wish did come true. Eversince or since I was young I always wanted to have a son as my eldest, maybe because I'm an only child and always wishing that I had an elder brother who will protect me. But when I got pregnant, I don't really care if it's going to be a baby boy or girl as long as my baby is normal and healthy that's would really fine with me. Learning that we are going to have a boy that's another bonus! =)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week 26 of my pregnancy

By this week, your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 9.2 inches. Remember, that is only from the top of his head to his bottom and does not include his leg measurements! Your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is beginning to put on weight. Your uterus is about 2.5 inches above your bellybutton and you will continue to grow approximately 1 cm each week. If you have been eating a well-balanced diet, you probably have gained about 16-22 pounds so far. Because your baby has moved further up, you may get occasional pain underneath your ribs.

After a month of having his eyelids sealed shut, your baby begins to open his eyes again this week. Your baby's eyes are almost completely developed. Your baby's eyes are blue in the womb and may change colors later in life. This is true for all races because the pupils do not have their final color until a few months after birth. However, some babies are born with darker or lighter shades of blue. Your growing baby will continue to put on layers of fat until he is born. He is still lean at this point of the pregnancy though. By the time your baby is born, he will assume the typical newborn's plumpness. Your baby's skin will still be wrinkled and red, but the fat continues to fill the skin out.

Finger and toe nails continue to grow.

Blood vessels start to develop in the lungs to prepare the baby for life outside the uterus.

Your baby's blood circulation is completely functional. The umbilical cord system continues to grow and thicken as blood travels with considerable force through the body to nurture the baby. The placenta is now almost equal in size to the baby.

Even though it is still way too soon for your baby to be born yet, the chance of survival without severe abnormalities is now 70% provided it is born in a hospital.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bad day

I feel so tired today and I'm not in the mode all day. First, I wasn't able to sleep well last night because my mother in law is sick and we still don't know her illness. Then when we bring her to a doctor to have a thourough check-up I got engage in vehicular accident, well almost which I should be thankful! When we are about to go down from a jeepney in front of the hospital it suddenly run! Imagine, my mother in law is already 75 years and not in good condition due to her illness and I'm 6 month pregnant, we almost fell from the jeepney if we were not able to balance ourselves. To protect myself from falling from that jeepney I opted to jump. All the medical staff who saw the incident was shocked! Good thing, one of them is so alert that she was able to get the plate number of that jeepney. In that instance I called my husband to report the incident to Land Transportion Office to blotter that stupid jeepney driver!

I was in shock and afraid that something wrong might happen to my baby, that I cried when I heard the voice of my husband from the other line... so he calm me down and asked me to relax for our baby's sake.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Keys to successfully high page ranks!

1. My first tip is for Google PageRank: Since they are focused into backlinks which means getting you site clicked from somewhere else, exchange links with other bloggers. My special note, choose bloggers who you deem have high PRs already. I've read from one news letter that getting your site clicked from high PR sites adds more value to your site.

2. Here's my second tip for Google PageRank: Add your site to Search Engine Optimizers (SEOs). With this, the titles of the posts you create easily gets extracted by Google.

3. My third tip (again) for Google PageRank: Link back to yourself! If you are creating post that is a continuation or related to one of your older post, find a way to add a link to it. Aside from helping your blog readers, you are also helping yourself since clicking this added link creates another hit to your site.

4. My fourth (but hopefully not the last ) tip for Google PageRank, visit and edit your old post and add some more details into it. This adds more value to your posts and Google gets to notice them once again.

5. For Izea's RealRanks, you need to get an ITK (Izea Tool Kit) installed on your blog before the data collection starts. You can get this from SocialSpark. From what I understand, aside from getting the number of page views per day, ITK also tracks the number of unique IP addresses visiting your blog. So if you want to get a high rank, my advice is you join sites such as LinkReferral, BlogCatalog, or BlogRush. Also, enjoy checking out other blogs and leave simple notes on their shout box or comment on their posts. Most often than not, they too will add to your list of new viewers (and hopefully new blog buddies)

6. Although my Technocrati Ranking is high, i'm not pretty familiar as to how it works. But as per sis anna, tags do help increase your Technocrati ranking. And since tag will leave a piece of your link to other blogs (backlinks) which again is related to Google PR, tag all your friends! =)

5 Lastly, make your posts unique and try to talk about new things. My IT niche blog can attest to this. Oracle Hyperion is a new buzz in the Business Intelligence and Oracle market. And since my discussion is now mostly related to this category, this blog is getting tons of visitors mostly from US even without my effort. If you try to search topics such as "Hyperion Planning Overview", my blog will always be added on the first page of Google's searchable links!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Breast pump hunting

I'm currently looking for a best deal pump and so far I prefer to have a medela breast pump PISA, but the problem is, it's too expensive here in our country. I'm planning to buy in but they don't deliver here.

Now I'm looking for supplier who sell this type of pump which is not to expensive. I already canvass from SM, Rustans and medela moms, and the price is double than the price in the US.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Week 25 of my pregnancy

Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 8.8 inches. Weight has increased to around 1.5 pounds and fat is still being deposited at a high rate. Babies come in all shapes and sizes, so your baby could vary slightly from these `average` measurements. Your uterus has grown quite a bit bigger this week. The top of your uterus is between your bellybutton and your sternum. Your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now!

If your baby is delivered at this time, it would have a good chance of surviving. It is best for your baby to remain inside of you for the remainder of the pregnancy, but great advances have been made in the care of a premature baby. Ventilators, monitors and medications all help premature babies develop and grow outside of the womb. If your baby were born this early, he would probably have to spend several months in the hospital and would be more susceptible to infections and other complications.

You can hear your baby's heartbeat with both a Doppler and a stethoscope at this time, and your partner may even be able to hear the heartbeat unaided if he puts his ear in the right position. Sex differentiation is being completed now. If you are expecting a baby boy, the testes start to descend into the scrotum. In baby girls, the vagina is hollowing out. Your baby is able to do more with their fingers now and can move his fingers to make a complete fist. As your baby becomes more dexterous, he will be able to touch and hold his feet. Babies also begin to prefer their left hand or right hand at this time. Because babies settle into routines of sleep and activity, you might begin to notice these patterns as well. Some women experience the most fetal movements while they are trying to rest.

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Happy Monday

It's Monday again, unlike any other Monday I was able to get up on bed na hindi mabigat ang pakiramdam. I'm not excited to work ha, siguro dahil medyo mahaba lang talaga ang tulog ko kagabi and nagkaron din ako ng afternoon nap yesterday which lasted more than an hour, mas humaba pa siguro kung hindi lang nagwala yung kapitbahay namin which I will blog na lang later. Have to take a bath na para hindi ako maiwan ng shuttle :-)

Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Busy weekend

I had a very busy weekend but I could say that I was able to take off my mind from work.