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Getting Pregnant / Re: paano gumawa ng twin baby.....
« on: March 07, 2014, 12:51:30 pm »
^ anong mga binayaran mo na doble?
I'm 18 wks pregnant now with twins.
Pag nagpapaultrasound, x2 ang bayad.

Big Kids / Re: Just Sharing: From Short-Tempered to Cheerful Kid
« on: March 07, 2014, 12:49:03 pm »
Wow, I am very glad that other mommies have read and appreciated my post.  :D
Good luck to every one of us.  ;)
Parenting is really a skill we need to keep on developing. :)

I read recently from FB, parang it goes like "Parents should not give children what they want, instead, what they need to learn." :) Something like that.

Pregnancy Health and Nutrition / Re: Experiences with Nausea and Vomiting
« on: January 16, 2014, 04:27:42 pm »
^^ grabe sis, sa dinami dami ng masakit or nakakatakot during early pregnancy, dun lang talaga ako naiyak! nakakaawa din kasi si baby

ang dami pang magcocomment na ''psychological lang yan'' and ''kumain ka, kawawa naman baby mo'' -- hindi talaga nakakatulong haha

I totally agree. I also hear comments like that, as if nag iinarte lang ako or intentionally pinapabayaan ko ang babies ko (twins kasi sila). Parang gusto kong ilipat sa kausap ko ang nararamdaman ko para makita niya kung anong feeling. Madalas kong sabihin "I want my appetite back!" dahil gusto ko naman talagang kumain. Ayaw lang ng dila at tyan ko at pag isinuka ko naman sya, sobrang sakit sa muscles, parang hinigop na buong lakas ko.

huhuhu pang second ko ng pagbubuntis to but still napaka hirap pa rin sa kin ang paglilihi,2 months na kong araw araw sumusuka and hirap sa pagkain minsan naiisip ko na i give up na para matapos na ang hirap ko  :'( sa totoo lang mas madali pa para sa kin ang ma CS kesa sa maglihi at halos araw araw na sa ginawa ni Lord napaka pangit ng pakiramdam dahil sa pagsusuka at kawalan ng gana kumain.

Hi Mom Ruth, you might be experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum like what I am having now.
Ask your OB if you have this. Here's a little info about it:

This is my second pregnancy. I also went through this on my first, but I thought it was normal. I was also vomiting and lost a couple of pounds instead of gaining weight. I actually weighed 10 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight on my 9th month.

I'm at 11th week on this second pregnancy, and it is worse. Not only can I not tolerate food. I can't even drink water on my first 8 weeks. I needed to be given IV fluids for rehydration. As I approach the 2nd trimester, I think it's getting better but the vomiting is still there. I can eat some food and water, which is good. However, the nausea makes me really anxious and I felt like I'm going crazy with this irritating feeling in my stomach that doesn't go away.

Some things that helped me, and might help other HG sufferers, are eating pears, plain bread, and water with electrolytes. My upper body is also elevated to an angle (just like in a hospital) when I sleep at night. I stock a pile of pillows to do this. This is to keep the hyper acidity in my stomach from going up my throat.

I hope you're fine now. They say in others, HG goes away after the first trimester. Me, I'm still battling my way out of it, waiting for the 13th week to come.

Getting Pregnant / Re: paano gumawa ng twin baby.....
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:18:35 pm »
From baby center :)

Your odds of carrying twins:

Overall, about one in 31 births (greater than 3 percent) are twin births. But your chances of having twins are much less — 1 in 89 — if you conceive without medical assistance. The overall odds of bearing triplets or higher-order multiples is about 1 in 565.

Identical twins usually happen by chance. Your likelihood of having identical, or monozygotic, twins (when one fertilized egg divides in half) is about 1 in 250.

A number of factors affect your odds of having fraternal twins or higher-order multiples. Fertility treatments dramatically increase your odds. On average, 20 to 25 percent of women who take fertility drugs or undergo in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive techniques end up carrying more than one baby.

Other factors that influence the likelihood of having fraternal twins

Once you have a set of fraternal twins, you're twice as likely to have another set in a future pregnancy.

Fraternal twins run in families, so if you're a twin or related to twins, you're more likely to have a set yourself. Your partner's family history doesn't appear to affect your odds of having twins.

The older you are, the greater your chances of having naturally occurring fraternal twins or higher-order multiples. Hormonal changes in older women are a likely cause.

Fraternal twins are more common than average in African Americans and less common in Hispanics and Asians.

The more pregnancies you've had, the greater your chances of having twins.

Twins are more common in large and tall women than in small women.

Big Kids / Just Sharing: From Short-Tempered to Cheerful Kid
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:38:18 pm »
Hi mommies. I just want to share an experience on disciplining my child. I’m just a concerned mommy. I have been noticing a lot of kids who get out of control in school, and fear that they might cause desperation to someone else someday, including their own parents. I want to share my story to let you know that I never thought I could turn my irritable, stubborn child into a cheerful and understanding one. It took a lot of patience and constant communication for that to happen.

My daughter started as a really short-tempered baby. She’s the type who doesn’t stop crying until she gets what she wants. I’m not kidding. She was almost always crying all day. I seeked a lot of advice about these types of babies. They told me to just carry her, just give in to her needs and wants, and wait until she’s 2 years old, when she’s old enough to communicate and understand.

So when my daughter turned 2, she was still the stubborn and spoiled kid who makes tantrums and cries a lot in public. That’s when my husband and I started to talk to her seriously, like she’s not a baby. Although she was a late talker, we continued to talk to her. We talked to her on mealtime, before going to bed, we played with her, taught her new things every day, until she learned how to speak. We never got tired of talking to her. Best of all, we taught her to obey what we say. We never heed into her wants without letting her know what she’s doing. We never ever hurt her in any way. Just words. Just communication. When she is not allowed to do something, we would always tell her WHY.

One time, when she was turning 4, we were eating in KFC. Out of nowhere, she asked for a scooter for her birthday. Maybe because of Special Agent Oso who taught a girl how to ride a scooter. My daughter cried and begged us “I want a scooter!” I waited for her to cry for a few minutes before I asked her “Do you see the kids on the streets walking bare feet? And they couldn't eat because they don’t have money to buy food. You have nice shoes. You are eating good food. You should be thankful that you have what they don’t have. You should not be sad that you don’t have a scooter.” Then she stopped crying and said “Ok po.” I was actually amazed that she did. That moment, I realized that children that age already have an understanding. All we have to do is tell them WHY. And they will understand. Maybe not on the first time, but if we have the patience to tell them every day what they need to know, they will soon figure things out by themselves.

I remember when I was a kid. I remember my parents scolding at me, beating me with slippers or sticks. They never told me what I did wrong. They never told me why I should and should not do things. All they did was ask me “Bakit mo ginawa yan?” Why I broke a glass, I don’t know. Because it slipped out of my hands? “Why were you not able to do as I told you?” I don’t know. Maybe there’s nobody to teach me how? There were things I cannot answer as a child, but there were things I could have understood, but nobody talked to me. I didn’t even remember them asking me how my day turned out in school. How can I tell them my problems?

Now, my daughter is 4 years old. She tells us what she has been doing in school, without us even starting to ask her. She tells us how she feels about her classmates, how she got stars on her papers, and we also continue to receive good feedback from her teachers. We’re hoping that because we started reaching out to her early, she would always be open to us about everything, including problems about bullying, which is one of the major concerns of parents. If we could teach our children how to listen to us, and how to talk to us, I think this is one big step to prevent bullying and getting bullied.  :)

Big Kids / Re: How to deal with the talkative kid?
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:52:30 pm »
i have a talkative kid too. she's 4 yrs old. she's my complete opposite, since i was shy during my preschool. she's the kind of child who asks everything. sometimes she asks things that she already knows. when we're out, she would sing or hum when she's not talking. sometimes my husband and i think that she's just bored. sometimes i tell her not to speak too loud because other people might not hear their conversations (that happens to me and my husband a lot). i think she's just an active kid. aside from her being a chatterbox, i don't experience much headaches raising her, because she's a nice and smart kid. i even worry when she stops talking because i'm afraid she might not be feeling well. hahaha.

just a story ... i remember when i was a kid, my parents usually tell me "mahiya ka naman!" when i get too talkative or active. maybe that's why i never got to express myself much. as for my daughter, we never told her those things that inhibit her from asking things. instead, we made sure that we answer all her questions as much as we could, because someday she might ask her friends, instead of us. i want her to be open to us, her parents, so we will know the things that are bothering her.

btw, i found this forum

i kinda searched the net to find out if other parents also experience the same thing. hehe. looks like it's just normal for active kids. :)

any feedback on jollibee shangri-la branch? i would love to hear feedbacks although nagpareserve na ako. thanks.

Hi BlueAby,

how are you? it's been months na from your post. i hope you've adjusted to your situation in some way.
i'm in almost the same situation. wala akong ibang kasama sa house kundi husband ko at 3 yr old daughter namin. pareho kaming nagwwork full time ni hubby.

tama ang ibang mommies dito. you can try waking up earlier to do more things. :)

share ko lang ang routine namin sa bahay:

1. sunday: i cook packed lunch for monday to wednesday.
2. every night i make my daughter sleep at 8pm. syempre iikot ikot muna yan sa kama
at magpapaantok so more or less 9pm na sya natutulog.
3. ako naman i sleep at 10pm para makagising ako nang maaga.
4. every morning i wake up at 5:30am. pag ubos na yung niluto ko nung sunday, 5am naman ako gumigising or nagluluto na ako the night before.
5. 5:30 to 7am, i get all the chance to take a bath, cook, prepare breakfast, baon, eat breakfast, etc.
6. i give my daughter a warm bath at 7am and my husband wakes up at the same time. mas maliksi kumilos ang anak namin pag nauuna ang bath time kesa breakfast.
7. at 7:30am breakfast time na ng anak ko. cereals lang and milk. pinapabaunan ko sya ng bread, fruits, juice, maraming rice at ulam with vegetables para makabawi ng kain sa school.
8. aalis na ako ng 7:30am kasi ako ang susundo sa kanya. husband ko na ang bahala sa ibang stuff. usually mga 8am sila nakakaalis ng bahay para maghatid sa school at pumasok sa office.
9. since naka morning preschool + afternoon day care ang anak ko, nasusundo ko sya after office. nakakarating ako sa school 5:30pm. si hubby naman, sa bahay na ang diretso, since mas late sya pumasok.
10. dumadating ako sa bahay 6pm. si hubby 6:30pm. then pahinga, kain, gawa ng homework, nood onting tv, kulitan, sleeping time.

pag weekends, bumabawi kami ng tulog. hahaha.

out of curiosity, tinry namin na hubby ko lang ang gagawa ng lahat for 1 week,
since magkakaron ako ng out of the country assignment.
nakasurvive naman. kelangan lang talaga gumising nang maaga at matulog nang maaga. :)

if you could find a whole day day care for your 2 kids around your area,
that would really be nice. you hit 2 birds in 1 stone: a place that will care for your kids and educate them at the same time. :)

Family Fun / Re: Hi-5 Concert at MOA
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:23:53 am »
napanood ng anak ko kanina ang Hi-5 sa Unang Hirit. She said "I want to watch the real Hi-5!!!"  :-\
Alam niya kasi na may concert sila dito. Sya pa ang nakadiscover through a poster.
What a heart-breaking moment. Mag-iisip na naman ako nito.  :-\

Family Fun / Re: Hi-5 Concert at MOA
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:44:37 pm »
^ thanks for the insight. we decided not to buy anymore. kasi wala na kaming budget.
i was planning to buy the cheapest one. actually yung sa ensogo sana kasi 900 lang instead na 1500.
kaso tama ka, hindi niya maeenjoy kung malayo. so baka instead na makatipid, lalo kaming malugi. hehe.

Family Fun / Hi-5 Concert at MOA
« on: December 07, 2012, 04:58:41 pm »
hello mommies,

do you think it's worth na manood ng hi-5 concert?
favorite kasi sila ng daughter ko na 3 years old.
pero di ko sure kung ma-aappreciate niya pag concert, instead na TV.

what do you think? have you taken your children to concerts already?
anong feedback nila?


Real Parenting / Re: learning how to read and write. When and how?
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:56:22 am »
hello ulit mommies. i remember writing here about my worries for my daughter nung 1st days of school niya.
when i look back, i can't believe i worried that much about her.
kasi nung una sabi ko nakakapressure kasi baka teachers are expecting some level of skill from a 3 year old
na hindi pa kaya ng anak ko. bulol bulol pa nga syang magsalita noon. i even worried about her conversation skills.

but now, she already knows how to write her name. and the nice thing is she already knows how to read. :)
she reads signs or posters on our way home like "Metrobank" when we passed by Metrobank.
although hirap pa din sya magbasa ng english kasi di ba medyo complicated pa ituro sa bata.
natutunan namin na turuan sya in a way na hindi namimilit or nammressure.
patience pala talaga ang answer.
plus a little bit of creativity, imagination and exaggeration (like exaggerated "WOOW" to praise even the smallest works).
ang sabi daw ang brains ng kids parang sponge. they absorb almost anything and everything.
i think every kid can be motivated in different ways na parents lang ang nakakaalam. :)

Real Parenting / Re: learning how to read and write. When and how?
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:14:05 am »
Even though nahuhuli siya, or nagkakamali minsan, we never let her see na nadidisappoint kami. We still show her our love and support. More on encouragement and trust lang kay baby mga mommies, make it more fun whether sa pagkain niya, sa pagaaral or pagtuturo ng kahit ano sa bahay. :)) Good luck sa mga babies nyo.

Oo nga. Ako nung una medyo nadidisappoint. Napagalitan ko pa sya one time. Pero nakakaguilty. So I promised na hindi na ako magagalit kasi baka madiscourage sya na mag-aral. 3 years old pa lang naman sya. I was still playing on the streets at that age.  :D Let's just give them a break.

The best I could do now is to practice writing her name everyday. Before we play, we would write her name. Ang laki ang improvement niya, to think na napakahaba ng pangalan niya. Pag may mahihirap na letters, I'd just say "Wow, good job, you almost made it. Konti na lang no?" Every letter na nasusulat niya nang tama I say "Very good!" and "Appear tayo!" Sobrang tuwa sya pag ganun. Tapos ... she's drawing na din. Dati she's very scared to draw kasi yung dinadrawing niya hindi un yung kinakalabasan. But now, mukhang nasasanay na kasi sya sa paghawak ng pencil, nag-improve na ang drawings niya. I just realized all we need is patience and appreciation sa ginagawa nila. Then they'll be very much inspired to learn. :)

Real Parenting / Re: learning how to read and write. When and how?
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:27:34 pm »
^ Naawa nga ako sa anak ko kasi before mag-write sa book, pinractice muna namin sya sa paper. Napagod na sya kagabi, pero sabi niya "But I'm not yet finished." Til letter F lang ang nasulat niya. Ako na din ang nagdecide na magsleep na sya at hayaan ko na lang na kulang ang assignment niya. I just don't think it's fair na hindi pa sila natuturuan magsulat ng letter A, papasulatin na sila ng buong alphabet. I didn't even know na ganun ang expectation nila for a 3 year old. :( So ang isang help na naisip ko, magdala kami lagi ng pencil and sketch pad anywhere para pwede ko syang turuan paisa-isa pag may free time kami kahit sa labas. Do you have other suggestions?

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