Friday, December 26, 2008

After Christmas Sales

This is one of those times when I wished I was in the States to avail of the clearance sale and after Christmas sales. I was searching for things last Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and there are a lot of great deals.

Deals are the same with the Black Friday on the following stores:

ToysRUs less than 5 dollars
Dora Doll

rainbow house
Kitty dog toy

Bath and Body Works 3 for 15 dollars

Black raspberry vanilla

lush orchid tote 5 dollars

What did you do on Christmas day?

1. I had a self-pedicure while putting Kiara to sleep ( sa duyan).
2. I created a scrap book aka baby book for Kiara
3. We went to my parent's house
4. I placed my teaching materials in a clear book for easy reading
5. Ate baked mac, barbeque, ham for breakfast and sinigang for lunch and hamonado at dinner ( my parents house na ang dinner)
6. Sent out text messages to my friends.

Wow Christmas is over, though this is the first time we will be celebrating Christmas with a baby we were not excited or it really became an ordinary day for us. I listed the things I did yesterday and it's Christmas. There is nothing extraordinary. (except for the pedicure, that was extraordinary) Kiara is receiving gifts even if it is not Christmas, we can eat delicious and special food even if it is not Christmas. We can go to our parent's house even if it is not Christmas.

We went to mass last December 24 at Dusit and Irwin had a sour temper. We had to wake the sleeping babies just to go to Dusit and attend the mass. He said we could have attended the mass in a nearby church and we have to attend it in Dusit pa. Irwin's sister went there, turned out she ordered our Noche buena feast of barbeque and baked mac. Plus, we had to bring her baby so the baby could get the gifts from his ninong and ninang. Hitting two birds with one stone. Ayan tuloy lalong nagkasakit si baby he couldn't sleep because of his cough and cold. Kiara got her cold when I brough her to our Christmas party and she didn't sleep the whole day, that's why di siya naka-rest, nagkasakit tuloy.
Anyways, how can we make Christmas special? Do anyone feel the same sentiments?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kiara is Six Months Old

Kiara turned six months last Saturday, December 13, 2008. I only have one line for her... ISN'T SHE LOVELY?

For her sixth month this songs keeps on poking my mind. A reminisce of old video viewing from Jason Magbanua. This song is from Stevie Wonder and written by Frank Sinatra. Both men dedicated this song to the birth of their daughter. A gift from God. Babies are gift from God. This Christmas is a blessing for me and Irwin to have Kiara with us this Christmas.

Isnt She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Isnt she lovely
Isnt she wonderfull
Isnt she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love wed be
Making one as lovely as she
But isnt she lovely made from love

Isnt she pretty
Truly the angels best
Boy, Im so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I cant believe what God has done
Through us hes given life to one
But isnt she lovely made from love

Isnt she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
Thats so very lovely made from love

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy Mommy

Can't wait for the Christmas vacation, I am so tired already, wala na akong energy. Monday, Tuesday and Friday I have graduate school to attend. ang work ko from 9am to 4:30 then I have to rush to Boni for the graduate school. I have work pa on Saturday, 8 am to 4:30. Minsan puyat pa kay Kiara. Wala akong pasok ng Wednesday pero this is my checkup time sa Medical or time to do errands. May kelangan pa akong i-compute na assignment namin sa Statistics. May dalawang thesis pa ako na ihahandle, me as their adviser. Patay na talaga! As in I even dreamed na patay na ako, in my dream multo ako. Kasi yung last na subject na binigay sa akin pandagdag talagang sinabi ko, "papatayin nyo yata ako sa pagod eh". So that night, I had a dream. Haay, sana nga bakasyon na.

Kiara is Sick with Cold and Fever

Kiara got sick because of the cold weather. This is the first time that she got sick. She has a fever and cold. Now her fever is gone but she still has the cold. We do not have any supplemental vitamins for her but will ask her pedia this saturday. I checked at and found out that it is not good to rub alcohol if a child has a fever.

According to their article:

Never try to reduce a fever by sponging down your baby with rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol can be absorbed into your baby's bloodstream through the skin. It can also cool him too quickly, which can actually raise his temperature.

This is the whole article to read: here.

We always had a misconception that rubbing alcohol if you have a fever can actually make the temperature go down but it is not true. Parang ice cream, sabi lalamigin ka pag kumain ka but it can actually make yo feel warm.