Monday, April 30, 2012

Arkin's Playgro Juggling Bear Gym

Last night, Hubs and I went to Toys R Us ATC and bought Arkin his playgym.
There were lots brand to choose from but Hubs decided to buy Playgro.

Here are some pictures of Arkin today enjoying his toy (advance 1st month Bday Gift from his Dad)

Thank you Daddy!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lexi and her Toddler Rapunzel Doll

Lexi is a big fan of Rapunzel (Tangled).
She has 2 dolls in her collection and she was so happy  yesterday when she got a gift from her Ninang Ivy who recently came home from Japan.
My kumare said she got this pretty collector's item doll from Disney store. 

Here's Lexi with her 3rd Rapunzel doll...

hay... sarap maging bata ulit...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Avengers Movie Date with Lexi and Hubs

We were supposed to bring Lexi to the Salon for her haircut but when I was looking at her locks, I  decided not to cut it nalang. Sayang eh! Tagal nameng pinahaba (kasi she was born bald)
So Hubs said "What are we going to do now? Want to go to the mall?...Of course, we said YES!!!
Tamang tama kasi opening ng The Avengers today.
Inside the cinema, Lexi was being her makulit self.
She was looking around, standing and talking alot.. ang kulit talaga. kaloka!
But it's okay, I still enjoyed the movie (and the cheese popcorn).

I just noticed, parang pareho yung concept ng The Avengers at Transformers dun sa part wherein the aliens were transported to Earth via portal. Hehe!

 Ms Lexi posing for me

Hubs and Lexi at McDo before the movie

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Taking care of my lil man...

Been away from blogging due to mommy duties...
Arkin is 19 days old today. He's taking 2-3oz of milk every 2-3 hours.

Last Wednesday was a sad day for us.
I just found out that Arkin is positive of G6PD deficiency (as per Newborn Screening Result) 
We went to Perps Las Pinas to get the confirmatory test done... I just hope it turns out Negative =(
Oh well, it's nothing serious but I still feel so bad that this happened to my son....

Sharing his latest pictures (taken today)
He's such an angel.....

UPDATE (April 23, 2012)
We got the G6PD confirmatory result.
The result was 1.84
The 1st one was 1.2

I can't wait for May 2 so I can discuss the result with his Pedia...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm a mall rat!

Yay! It's my 15th day post-CS... I feel sooooo good!!!
Yesterday, Hubs and I went to Festi and ATC.
We bought the lil man his stroller and good thing we got it on SALE! Yehey!
Since we got a discount, we also bought our little girl an inflatable pool. Perfect for the summer heat!!!

I asked Hubs to drive me to ATC cause I want to try Jamba Juice.
I ordered Coldbuster ( Orange Juice, Orange Sherbet (Contains Milk), Peaches, Bananas, Ice, Immunity Boost, Antioxidant Power Boost (Contains Soy) ) and I was not that thrilled when I took a sip!
I don't know... maybe I'm just not in the mood for fruity drinks yet?

me.. taking a sip...smiling for Hubs

I eyed for Hubs' Starbucks Mocha Frap instead! Hehe!

I just love mall hopping! =P

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Arkin's DS

Back to scrapping...
Lexi and Hubs were away last night to pick up my SIL from the airport then they headed to my IL's place in Cavite.

I was not that sleepy last night and I made some DS for Arkin.
Here they are...

Arkin's Nike Dragon Shoes

Hubs came from Cavite (he drove my SIL from the airport) yesterday and look what he got for our lil man...

Sooo adorable...

I love the dragon design (perfect for our dragon baby).

The shoes are still big for Arkin..maybe it will fit in 2 weeks ;)

Thanks Daddy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Wish List while on ML

Gosh.. I have soo many things that I wanna buy while I'm on ML.
I always check eBay and I can't help drooling over these items:

Avent Manual Breastpump
* need to replace the brand that I just bought since it does not pump enough milk

Portable Sewing Machine
* Yes, I'm into sewing too.. I want to buy this so that I can sew curtains, pillow cases, etc for the lil one and Ate Lexi

iPad 2
* We had the iPad 1 before and would to buy this for my lil girl.. she's been an honor student and would like to  give this to her as a gift

Canon CISS Printer
* I wanna print some pictures and be a lil crafty designing cakes, cupcakes for coming occasions while I'm on leave

Canon DSLR
* Since I have a newborn, I want to take high quality photos

Oh well, so many things in my mind right now.. 
I just wish our budget can accomodate these wishes soon  :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Baby # 2 Birthing Experience

It's my 10th day post CS.. now lang ako nagka-energy to post my Birthing Experience.

Here it is =)

April 1, 2011:
NPO-Nothing per mouth at 12MN

April 2, 2012
6:40am-arrived at hospital,admitted, signed consent,OB History,etc

7:00am-IV insertion ( 2 shots, ER nurse missed the first one..ouch!)

7:20am-went to my room

10:30am-wheeled to OR

10:35am-induction ng spinal anesthesia... whew! i can still remember the feeling.. super groggy!! the catheter will be inserted after the anes induction..

11:08am-BABY OUT! Yay!
-no pictures during the CS.. waaah!!! 
they forgot to get my cam from Hubs =(
I forgive them kasi super toxic that day (they have 14 OR scheduled)

11:20-transitioned to Recovery Room
11:20am-4:00pm - trans-out from Recovery Room,wheeled back to my room
**Painscale 9/10

April 3, 2012
7am-I started to walk slowly

9am-Catheter was removed, IV out-no need to reinsert

10am-BABY was roomed in.
Ate Lexi fell inlove with her baby brother immediately!

Soft diet was advised
**Painscale 6/10

April 4, 2012
*Discharged in the morning*

April 7, 2012
Incision Dressing (no signs of infection)

Overall, di naman ako masyado nahirapan.
Nung nasa room na ko after recovery room, dun ako nahirapan kasi masakit yung tahi pero may round the clock IV pain meds naman. Kainis lang yung NUBAIN na IV med kasi super sakit sa vein!

I am super happy with my baby boy.
He's worth all the pain.

I thank God for this wonderful birthing experience. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Arkin's well baby checkup

Yesterday, Arkin had his  1st well baby checkup.

Here are some of the photos taken during the checkup…

Ate Lexi and Arkin

Overall, he was a well baby however we need to treat his physiologic jaundice by exposing him to sunlight for an hour between 7-8am.

Pedia also prescribed CELLIFE (new to my ear).  
It contains factor that can help correct jaundice by removing bilirubin in the baby’s body. 
This is not sold in Mercury drug but can be found in Generica stores (PhP143 for 21 sachets). 
Pedia said to mix 1 sachet with his milk (regardless of the oz) 3x/day.

I love the freebie Abbot baby book.

I was really impressed with Arkin’s Pedia.
She was so keen explaining everything to us (not knowing that I was a Pedia Nurse before :P).
She explained everything well and my husband was really impressed too.

We are going back for Arkin’s 2nd checkup on May 2nd
Arkin is due to have his 2nd dose of Hepa B vaccine.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Back to scrapping...

Hi everyone!!!

I was sooo dizzy these past few days and I'm unable to face the computer for long hours.. 
(I guess it's the effect of spinal anes during my C-Sec last Monday)

But yesterday, I tried to scrap a page.. and here is it....

KIT: Suzy Q

I also made a cover page for my FB Timeline =)

KIT: Suzy Q

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Sunday Everyone!

Been away from blogging and digiscrapping...

busy momma is taking care of this lil man...

Just dropping by to say HAPPY EASTER! 

God Bless!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thank you St. Gerard Majella

Loving and caring God, I thank you for giving St. Gerard to Your Church as our protector and friend. 

By his example, he showed us how to love and trust You. 
Through his intercession, You have granted me the answer to my prayers. 

I offer You my most heartfelt gratitude for answering my request to have a safe delivery and a healthy baby.

Help me always to be mindful of Your constant care for me. 

May I show my thankfulness by showing kindness and compassion to those around me. 


Arkin Miguel

Our newest addition, Arkin Miguel, was born on Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:08 am, 
weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces. 50 cms. 

Year of the Dragon! ;)

We fell in love again...