Monday, April 25, 2011

A Stroll at The Zoo

My husband and I decided to bring our daughter to the zoo to have a family picnic. And so we went and guess what. The zoo was crowded. People took advantage of the 2-day holidays plus 2 weekends to have fun with their families and friends. We think our daughter had a lot of fun at the zoo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Breastfeeding Story

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I have to confess something: I didn't breastfeed long.

Yes, that's the truth. I'd like to tell you my story about why I stopped breastfeeding my baby and how my husband and I coped up with it.

Before I gave birth (that's when I was on my 3rd month) I was so excited that I bought a breast pump that early. So early that some of my friends raised their brows for thinking that I was so excited I just waited to be pregnant so I can buy a breast pump. It made me laugh so hard. I was just excited to think that my daughter would be drinking the purest milk of all - my milk associated with so much love and purity.

But I was on my sixth month of pregnancy when my tooth ached so painfully I wished I could be dumb whenever it happen. My husband told me to have it extracted a month after giving birth but I refused. I told him that it will be harmful for my baby to feed on me when the dentist give me a tranquilizer. I bear the pain for three months but I can no longer take it. I thought about it, the pros and cons if I decide. But I have to, for my daughter's sake. I cannot function well as her mother whenever my tooth aches. And so I faced the reality that if I wanted to be a mother to her -take care of her better, give her my full attention- I have to have that tooth removed.

The dentist told me that I cannot breastfeed my daughter for a month and a half because that tranquilizer will be harmful. And I knew it. Since then my daughter is a formula feeding baby.

I learned a lot from that experience. My husband and I talked about it. So for our next baby, we'll make sure that it's planned -visit to the dentist and to the OB- so that my next baby and I would enjoy the benefit of breastfeeding.

Pixiekids Toys

Check this out:

Isn't that nice? I found this on their Facebook Fan Page. It think those toys are made of felt cloth. I was actually thinking of buying a sewing machine couple of months ago. I wanted to make dresses for my baby, and cloth toys as well. yes, I know how to sew. I leaned it from my mom and in my highschool days.
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Their toys are eco friendly and has scent like this one. If I cannot buy a sewing machine soon, I will definitely go with this.

Dealing With Colic

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Baby Colic -  (also known as infant colic, three month colic, and Infantile colic) is a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or screams frequently and, for extended periods, without any discernible reason. The condition typically appears within the first two weeks of life and almost invariably disappears, often very suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old, but can last up to 12 months of life.

I know that many parents have children who suffer from colic. But I am one of those who's thankful that my baby doest have this. I've heard some stories from mothers about their baby having a colic and I swear I prayed a lot for this. I don;t want my baby to suffer from this, I might not know just what to do. But I also prayed that if God wills, I hope He would help me and my baby cope with it. By little me only cries when she got poop on her diaper or if she's hungry and her mommy's waiting for her to ask for it LOL! They say that if your first born has it, your next babies will have it too. Does it mean that it runs in the family if your kids have it? They also say that this will actually be gone at around 3rd or 4th month of age. I'm a new mom and I know I don't have enough knowledge about this especially that my daughter doesn't have this. My sisters doesn't this experience as well. My informations came from friends with experience and from the books I read.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Pool Adventure

We went outing last weekend. My husband's sister decided to celebrate her son's second birthday in a nearby resort. Good thing because it was my daughter's first pool experience and I was so excited about it (not to mention that I was excited to make a LO about it as well!). We had a lot of fun although I realized that when you have a baby, you don't get to stay long in the pool, of course you have to consider whether your baby's already shaking because she's feeling cold and at the same time the too much exposure to the strong smell of chlorine mixed in on the pool water and the sun. My that was totally huge! I wished to go back to the pool but, nah! I just decided I'll stay with my daughter while hubby enjoys his moment with his brothers (and I took pictures of my baby). I saw how my baby got excited when we dip her into the water. She was screaming, and we were all laughing. Take a look at some of the pictures I took of her:

I have lots of photos of her but these are my top favorites. Oh I love the way she look when we put her in the water. I wish someday she'll learn how to swim. I'm still finishing her guestbook. Hope to finish it before April ends.