3 days to go!

The doctor told me that if I don’t go into labor on my own by Dec 2, she will induce me into labor.

That’s 3 days from now.

I’m both fearful and excited.

I hope everything goes well.

I would like to thank St. Anthony because the stuff that I have been looking for since I arrived here in CDO was finally found. Thank you, St. Anthony.

I went to this new place called Thai Me Up at Capistrano Mabini with gal pals Gracielle and Zen. It was nice because it’s al fresco dining. No smoking place but it was great. The decors were authentic enough and the food was good. I will update this post with pics soon. I have been finding it a hard time to upload pics here.

hm…i want to write some more but I am preoccupied with baby prepping up the house. Yay!

So, I’m still pregnant…

Yes, I still am very much so. My doctor told me to go back on the 23rd for another check up. She told me that my baby’s head is still floating and has not settled down on my cervix. I’m half glad because the money I have for my delivery is not enough yet. I am hoping that all the money I earned will reach the amount I wanted to set aside for the hospital bills before I can start labor. I think Heaven feels this which is why she is also not ready to come out yet.

I found out that if I give birth on December, my health insurance can cover part of my hospital bills which is like awesome! So maybe Heaven also knows this. If I do give birth on Dec 1 or 2 it would be nice because that would then be my grandmother’s birthday!

Speaking of birthdays, my Dad just celebrated his 59th birthday yesterday. We had birthday lunch at PJoe’s in SM and we invited the rest of our relatives over at our house for dinner. My stepmom and Dad cooked pork and beans and pancit for long life. The pork and beans was oh so yummy.

We also ate last Saturday at this new restaurant in Robinson’s called Mooon. It has a Mexican theme going on. I have to say, two thumbs up for the service and the ambience. They had a mini fountain and the colors they used were so latin. The food was okay and the price was reasonable. I find the servings small, though. Do try their Moon Iced Tea and their fruit shakes. Yum!

Pictures to follow, soon as I find the time to chill and relax.

Adios!

Saturday the 14th

So I really wanted to blog yesterday…however, I was swamped with work and work. Today, I wanted to chill and finally I have some time to just zone out. I did my morning walk that lasted for 30 minutes and somehow I hope that helped in making my baby position herself in my tummy. Seriously, she needs to be prepared for her descent to exit my body.

I wne to the doctor last Wednesday and since I had some tiny smears of blood on my underwear, she gave me an internal exam which took me by surprise. Because it was just unexpected and I wasn’t ready for the assault, I guess.

My previous OBGyn was a woman who was very patient with me and everytime she gave me an internal exam, she was patient and she always make me comfortable.

My new OBGyn now is quite abrupt. She just did it so fast and kept on scolding me because I was tensing up and kept on raising my pelvis off the bed. She told me if I do that, I might crush my baby’s head. 😦

I am now more scared than ever. What if I do something wrong while I’m giving birth? I have no idea when to push or whatever that means. They all just tell me that there is no pain like giving birth. Crap. Serious crap. I am so terrified of the whole ordeal that I am partially glad I’m not yet in labor. Although, I am feeling oh so uncomfortable already. I mean, my baby is getting bigger and heavier each day. She also made me lose my balance more than once already.

So what has been going through my head is the pain of labor, the money it will cost me, when will it all start and how I can juggle all that with work. Oh, and the cravings I get now for all the things I love and are forbidden to eat…CHOCOLATES!!!! Every CHOCOLATE stuff you can thing of, I WANT!!!

It is getting harder to control my love for it. Sigh.

Now I go and hopefully, on my next check up on the 18th, everything will be well and ready for Heaven Anthony’s arrival. I actually want to name her Heaven Rogue Anthony…might be too long, right?

My Pipit

“Pipit” is what we call a small bird similar to the Maya. The reason for this is because it makes a sound “Pit!” or “piiit!”.

Just recently, I was on my way out and while waiting for the shuttle to arrive, I heard a rustle from above the tree I was under in and a strong gust of wind blew then plop! Ababy bird fell smack down in front of my feet. I was surprised and of course immediately concerned. Poor thing. I picked it up and it was crying. I think it broke one of its wings. Anyhow, I took it in and tried to nurse it back to health. I gave it water and some sugar. It started to cry and make some noise. My parents thought it won’t last the night.

But it did. I gave it a piece of egg and cheese. To my delight it started to eat all on its own and even pooped.

The next day, it was jumping up and down in the box where I placed it. I was very happy. I was able to make it better. I took the bird out and it attempted to fly away although it didn’t reach very far. It fell and I had to carry it back to the box.

After quite some time, it made a much louder noise and I knew it wanted to go outside and fly already. So I brought it outside and on its first try, the bird went right back inside the house through the open door.

I took it out again and this time, I placed it on a branch of the three from where it fell. After a few prodding, it finally flew away.

Suddenly, I felt this sense of accomplishment. I guess you can say, this was my “nesting instinct” phase of the pregnancy.

Oktober-NovemberFest!

Well, October was not of beers although there were parties. My uncle’s bday (Tito Nick)  came up and we celebrated this by having a house party over at their place and eating out at Oasis, this restaurant at Carmen. It was kinda pricey for my pocket but the food was good. I recommend their bistek.

 I also got to get in touch withanother old friend of mine, Trixie. I have been friends with her since we were in grade school. We usually go home together from school since our houses are not that far apart. There were three of us but somehow, I lost touch with Golda. Now, Trixie is married to a wonderful Americanand she lives in California. It was so nice to see her even if we only got to chat for an hour or so. We talked of how things are with each of our own lives. She’s here only to help her mom settle down in Xavier Estates with her husband. I am so blessed to have been meeting up with old friends here in CDO. I do miss them and it’s nice to know what they have been up to and how they are.

Here’s Trixie with me. I think we haven’t changed much in 20 years. 🙂

 

Another cousin of mine also celebrated her bday recently and we went to Tita Fannie’s for dinner. They offer unlimited rice servings there. Their specialty would be roasted chicken and pork. However, their flavoring was not to my taste. I liked their calamares though. Anyhow, I was there with Kristine’s family, her husband Mark’s family and us, cousins and my uncle Tito Nick.

 

 

Then suddenly, November arrived. We went to visit beloved family and relatives whop have passed away in the City Cemetery and Green Hills Memorial Park. I ate so much foodie on November 1 but somehow managed to offset all the food intake with the miles of walking I did that day. Phew! It was one tiring day. The moment we arrived at home, I was so tired, I slept right away.

I am now officially 36 weeks pregnant and am terribly aware that the D-Day could happen on November 18-25, 2009. My obgyn said that if on Nov. 16, I’m dilated already, I should get myself admitted already. Eeek!!!! I feel like I’m so not ready yet, emotionally, physically and financially. ugh. I need to work and work so that I can be ready for anything.

Lord, please send me Your help and Grace.

Get paid to write a review

Here’s another way to earn money online which I tried today. The site basically wants you to give a review on any product you have used or tried. I started to write a review and on the third try, my review was accepted and under review by the site itself. I do hope I’ll get the approval and have something to show for it in my paypal account. Here’s a tip, write the review with a minimum of 200 words.

If you’re interested as well, just click here.

By the way, I already influenced my dad and my cousin MJ to join the online writing pool. To know more about this, visit my lens at Squidoo here.

Good luck to us, all!!!