This thing has been on my mind for days now and I just can’t stop thinking about it. My daughter, Sky, loves to cry a lot hehe. There are times that the calming lotion does not work and she just can’t fall asleep and when I’d pick her up she’ll stop crying and fall asleep. I think we are in need of a baby rocker. Filipinos have this thing called duyan which we could use but there is no place to put that in our apartment and our landlady won’t allow nails on the walls.
When I bought my breast pump, SM Baby Company is on sale. I saw this rocker which is so perfect and it’s at a discounted price because I have a Mom Card. I believe it’s originally P3499 but there’s a 30% discount so that would be a lot of savings. I had to hold off on buying that because we don’t want to be short on money for food. Hopefully by the end of the month I would have enough money to buy that because I’ve been doing a lot of writing online and also the sale is only until the end of the month.
This is exactly what the rocker looks like.
I am accepting donations, kidding!
Long day, long line
I made my haircut happen today. Like I said on this post I want the Julianne Hough pixie. So Uno and I went to Freshaire, My hair came out fine but during the process of hair cutting the person cutting my hair doesn’t seem to know how to do it. I showed a picture and she said she needs to see a different one, so good thing I have internet on my phone and I Googled more photos. She showed me photo from one of their magazines and it looks nothing like it, and when I showed her another photo she kept insisting that it’s the same with what I showed her. She kept saying that I should not expect that my hair is going to look like Julianne Hough’s hair, I told her I know that.
While she was cutting my hair, she showed the back side. I told her I want it shorter. Again she told me that it’s not going to like the the pixie on the photo, I just gave her a nod and after about 30 minutes she was done.
If only I have more money to go to Charlie Kang’s Salon I would because the hair cutter there is a better one. I just show him a photo and he knows what to do already and he’s much friendlier. Anyway, good thing my haircut turned out fine, because if not, nothing I won’t do anything hehe. Maybe I’ll just stop going there hehe.
We went out yesterday and I’ve never been so happy to go out with my family. I was so happy to see SM (OA ko! haha!) It’s like I haven’t gone out in like forever hehe.
Anyway I have a few items here that I am highly recommending when you have a baby. You can maybe put it on your registry.
The First Years Manual Breast Pump. It’s kinda like the Avent pump but for a fraction of the price. The Avent Pump is super expensive. For me it’s not practica; This is a better breast pump than my first one. My hand does not get tired and it’s very easy to use. I am able to extract more milk too.
Costs P1399, way cheaper than the Avent one.
I need a pixie!
I like things easy, especially with my hair. It’s been months since I had my last haircut and I really want to have one again because my hair is starting to become ugly. Fly-aways here and there and the dreaded waves are coming out too.
I want to get a pixie cut again because it’s super low maintenance. Just wash it, comb it a bit and you’re done. Right now, I’m eyeing on Julianne Hough’s pixie cut. I think it’s good for my hair because it’s layered and it’s not too short.
(Source) How chic!
I hope I could find time to go to the salon, maybe the day after tomorrow. Hopefully…Hehe!
Which to get?
I love breast feeding. I wish I had a lot of milk when I had Uno and I wished I listened to the nurses to just let the baby suck and eventually you’ll have overflowing milk. I would have saved a lot of money 4 years ago. Now with Sky, I breast feed her very often, I admit, I also feed her formula milk whenever I do the laundry or if I have a lot of things or whenever we go out. But most of the time, it’s breast milk especially at night.
I bought this breast pump from SM Baby Company a month ago. It was no good, It’s difficult to express milk, my hands get tired. I bought it because it’s cheap (it was on sales originally P499, I only got it for P399), and the sales lady had great convincing powers that’s why I bought it. I wished I bought a different one and I wished I know a lot of about breast pumps.
I wish I didn’t buy you.
On Letting Go
Adults have a difficult time letting go of things or people. I say people because when you’re in a relationship and it has to end we have to let go of that person. If you really love that person, it’s really hard to let him/her go.
I admit, I sometimes have a hard time letting go of stuff but I just think of the clutter it will make and I can finally let go of it. My husband is the one who has difficulty letting go of things. I think he has a tendency to hoard but I take over the situation. When that thing is not needed it has to go.
Since I am on maternity leave, I get the chance to watch a lot of T.V. shows. I always watch the reality series in BIO called Hoarders. It’s about people who have lived in clutter because of their hoarding. The cases shown here are the worst, to the point that they don’t have a place to sleep in their house because of the things they’ve been keeping. It’s really terrible, I can’t imagine myself living in that kind of situation.The situation is so bad that they already ask the help of psychologists and organizing experts. They said hoarding is kind of a mental disability.
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To be a stay-at-home mom or to be a working mom?
In my previous post I mentioned that I have been thinking of resigning because I don’t want a nanny to take care of Sky and Uno. But I have been thinking of how much we will lose if I resign. I don’t earn much but my basic pay is quite decent. It took years before I reached that kind of basic pay. By the way I have been working in that company for almost 8 years now. I will also be losing Maxicare if I resign. This is another reason why I have a hard time giving up my job because this one has been a huge help to us. When I gave birth to both of my children I didn’t pay a lot. We all know that giving birth through CS is expensive. My actual bill with Sky is around P60,000 but I only paid P10,000 because of Maxicare and PhilHealth. Huge huge help isn’t it?
There a re a lot of jobs that I can apply at online. First thing that I’m looking at is the work schedule. As much as possible I wanted to have a flexible work schedule. Second thing is the pay. I want to be able to still pay the bills, I don’t want much, I want something that will pay enough for all of our expenses. I don’t want a drastic change in our lifestyle. I still want to be able to eat out, basically I still want to have that disposable income to pay for our simple luxuries. At this point I really don’t care about Maxicare anymore. I just have to pray to God to keep us healthy so nobody gets hospitalized.
I’m praying for God’s guidance in this, whatever his plan is, it shall be done. He knows my heart’s desire so I know he will give me something that’s much better that what I’m expecting.
March 8, the day that our little princess arrived. We named her Sky because like his brother’s name Uno. She will be on top,and we will love her infinitely, like the sky.
It has been more than 2 weeks since I gave birth through Cesarean section. Yes! I’ve had two major operations already. It’s not easy getting sliced open and getting stitched up afterwards but since I have a good OB I had a fast recovery (and of course thank God for giving me a healthy and capable body.) I was already standing up a day after the operation, I have to recover fast because I am breast feeding. I think breastfeeding had a lot to do with my fast recovery. My bleeding stopped when on the 2nd day I was in the hospital. The nurses said that my uterus contracted, that explains the pain that I felt inside me, aside from the pain of the wound.
Sky is in so many ways different from his brother. First, she cries a lot. Her brother does not cry even if he has poop in his diaper. Sky poops a lot, I don’t know if it’s my breast milk or she just have a very active digestive system. We don’t spend a lot on formula milk but we do spend a lot on diapers. Sky is a tiny baby girl, she only weighed 2.6 kilograms when she was born. Her clothes are just too big on her, her booties don’t even fit. And those are clothes made for new born babies. I think it’s because I didn’t a lot of sweets when I was pregnant with her. I didn’t want to be so big like I was with Uno so I just ate normally. Baby girls smells really good, seriously! I really love sniffing the scent of Sky, it’s milky sweet. There’s no baby cologne that would come close to that scent.
A few minutes after she was born. It’s a coincidence that the blanket we used on her was the same blanket we used on Uno when he was born.
I’m very lucky to have a husband who’s not so fashion conscious. He’s happy with shirt, jeans and shoes. Actually, matagal ko na syang gustong bilan ng shoes. Tuwing nakikita ko yung chaka nyang dress shoes, naaawa ako. He needs a nice dress shoes, because where he works, they have days when they have to be in business attire. We have other prorities, especially now that I’m a few months before giving birth kaya laging napopostpone ang pagbili. I told him yesterday we need to buy him new shoes, baka kasi sabihin ng mga tao pinapabayaan sya. Natuwa naman ako sa sagot nya, sabi nya “it’s not the measure of a man.” If you know that song yun ang kabuuan ng sagot nya haha! Natawa na lang ako. Mahal naman kasi ng sapatos ng lalake. Sa babae P500 lang may magandang flats ka na. I promised myself, I will buy him a new pair of shoes. We saw a nice pair in SM yesterday, at carry namin ang presyo hehe.
Ang mga lab lab ko!