Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts

Julie and Joseph Baby Shower Party (Part II)


We arrive at Julie and Joseph's house and rang the doorbell. The door opened and we went in, ang daming bisita (lots of guests), I scan the people and see familiar faces, there's Joseph and then Julie and then Maan. I felt very excited.

Joseph was my high school classmate and Julie was his longtime girlfriend, both of them are member/officer of the Military Police (MP) of the school while Maan is Joseph's cousin who was then a junior student and a member of the music family where I also belong. This meeting was important for me because I rarely meet up with old friends since I went to work in Dubai and if I remember it right, it was only on Facebook that I learned Joseph and other old friends are here as well.

Back at the baby shower party, it is such a fun event and honestly, it's my first time to attend a party with this theme.

The couple will name their angle SAMANTHA JULIANNE, very feminine, I googled the meaning and etymology of both names - Samantha Julianne. She is now eight months expecting to pop come January 2011. With the permission of her mom, I present to you, Samantha Julianne...

Oops! Guys let's keep the excitement at bay for the meantime until we see her in person after all January is just a month away, a little party here and there for Christmas and New Year, we will be welcoming our friends' new bundle of joy.

As per Julie, it wasn't hard to plan and prepare the baby shower party after all the help she gets from his ever loving partner and closest of friends. Two days was enough for them to buy all the materials for the games and giveaways, decorate the house, send the invites, and most specially cook the food

We enjoyed the Baby Bingo even though it was the only game we played. Apart from that, they played a lot of games like...

Fastest Drinker- baby bottles full of Laban (yogurt drink)

Baby Dress Relay

Other games played were baby name guessing game, guess the tummy size, don't say the word baby game, know the wife and the husband game, baby treasure box guessing game and a lot more. I did enjoy the Baby Bingo a lot.

When it comes to ideas, the gals and guys of Julie's baby shower party has plenty of it, they even thought of sticking a pink backdrop for photo shoots as well as masks and other accessories to wear to make it more lively and fun.

Aren't they pretty?

We tried it on too

Baby shower dates back the most ancient times. According to my research evidence suggest that mothers got together to give new parents items they would need for their new child. Often these were items that had been used by their own children or what we call nowadays as hand-me-downs but basically, the purpose of these events was to help prepare parents for the birth of a new child.

Later on, as the event evolves, it became associated with entertaining the soon to be mom. In Victorian times, new moms are sequestered with their infants for one month and were said to be pretty lonesome which is no longer true today as we all feel that having a baby is such a joy and staying with her gives us happiness and feeling of fulfillment.

Baby shower is for the wealthiest families only until the World War II, after things change and more people afford to throw a baby shower party as family income increases. At this time the baby shower purpose is to bring the family of both parents together and to remember that a new bundle of joy is on its way and it is definitely the best time to throw a party.

Julie and Joseph live to the true meaning of baby shower and even though not all of their family members are present because they are both here in UAE and miles away from them, they are still able to reunite friends and few loved ones. Those of us who brought presents which are not really hand-me-downs will help the couple to have the necessary things they need during the first few months of their angle Sam.

I have given birth twice and having to see your child for the very first time is always a different high. The feeling of having to meet the newborn is a priceless moment in the lives of new parents.

To Julie and Joseph, my family and I wish you a safe delivery and a very healthy baby girl


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Julie and Joseph's Baby Shower Party (Part I)

Usapan bago pa kami makarating sa party

Me: Achoooooooooo! (on the phone) Joseph I am sorry but I can't make it to your baby shower party. Ang sama kasi ng pakiramdam ko. ( blowing my nose, holding a tissue)
Si John: Huh? Why not? Ikaw pa naman ang guest of honor ko...nagluto talaga kami for you.
Me: (On the other line, red faced) Asus!!! really? OMG what a shame, sige, we will try just to pass by.
John: wait eto si Julie (pass the phone to Julie)
Julie: (same dialogue as John) Carla nasan na kayo? oo nagluto talaga kami para sa inyo :)
Me: Naku ganon ba sige nakakahiya naman, nag-aalala kasi ako baka magkalat kami ng virus diyan, lahat pa naman kami dito sa house may sipon at ubo.
Julie: naku, hindi ok lng yun sige punta na kayo.
Me: Ok sige hintayin lng namin ang daddy namin. (hang up)

8:30 pm wala pa ang daddy namin

Me: (on the phone) Dad nasan ka na ba? Nakakhiya kina Joseph, nagluto daw talaga sila for us (pang convince)
Dad: Dumaan lng ako saglit para magpalinis ng sasakyan.
Me: o sige bilisan mo na nakakahiya naman sa mag-asawa.

9:00 pm, naiinip na si Mica

Mica: Tagal naman ni daddy, mommy!
Me: Ano bang gift ang bibilin natin? Naku bahala na nakasale ang Baby Shop, titingin na lng ako kung ano maganda.

Ang gift namin? 6 Pink Dedes
to be conitnue...
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Tulog Lamok

1 comment:
malamlam ang talukap ng 'yong mga mata
ultimo babagsak sa konting ugoy ng bisig ng ina't ama
ang iyong panuro'y patupat na kaagapay
sa hele at awit na kay tamis sinasambit

bumagsak na nga at napadpad na
ang iyong ulirat sa alapaap ng panaginip
ang katahimikang nababanaag sa anghel mong mukha'y
walang kapantay

ngawit at bigat ay di tagalan
nahimlay ng ikaw ay bitiwan
umasang mahaba at mahimbing
at may magagawang kabanata

uminat at humikab sabay pumikit
nagpasalamat sa muling paghimbing
kaunting kaluskos ikaw ay nagising
tulog lamok, tulog lamok halika na
ikaw ay bubuhatin

sa panulat ni Yellow Bells
ika-17 ng setyembre 2010 11:11 am
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My sons first glimpse of the world we know

As promised, above are his recent photos. It was a lovely experience to become a mother for the second time around, trust me. Allow me to share mine with you.

The day before my sons delivery, I was feeling very anxious about not feeling any labor pain, I am seven days past due my EDD and was warned that if I don't go into labor soon, I have to go for induced labor. I was not scared but I am dead worried.

After seeing the doctor that morning, I decided to pass by the office which is just a 10 minutes walk from the health center. I needed to send few emails and I want to ask the driver to drop me home to spare myself from an expensive taxi fare from Shiekh Zayed to Al Ghusais.

With the doctors advice still in my head, instead of going home, I requested the driver to drop me to Dubai Mall. I also informed my husband that I will be in Dubai Mall and that I wanted to do some window shopping, plus the fact that Dubai Mall is a huge mall where I have the chance to walk a lot. I stayed, walked, rested, window shopped from half past nine in the morning until six in the evening. Me and my husband was making a joke out of it that it would be a failure if I will not go into labor after all the walking I did that day.

He was right, at half past twelve midnight, I felt a cutting pain down there and I said to myself that this is it. I knew that it was labor pain and so I started checking the time, I still tried to get a good night sleep but there was pain every forty five minutes and then thirty, down to 20 and so on. At six in the morning of April 6, I wake up Ferald and told him that I am in advance labor already and that we must prepare to go to the hospital. I took a shower, put out the baby bag that was ready for almost two weeks already, check if we have all the things we need and off we go.

At the hospital, the doctors and the nurses allowed my husband to stay beside me, to comfort me, to help me with labor. I was very happy and grateful that he is there. I can still remember the time when I was giving birth to our daughter, he wasn't there, not that it's his intention but the doctors and nurses in Sharjah doesn't allow male companions in the labor and delivery room. Thanks God, I am giving birth in Dubai, Sharjah rules are far more strict than Dubai. Ferald helped me a lot, the nurses rely on him on giving me the sedating medicine so I will not feel too much pain. And PLUS, really a big plus that my husband is there and took part of my pain and experienced such a wonderful moment in our life.

At 4:44 pm Prince Lance Gabriel Dela Cruz Roque was born.
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The Little Prince

Hi folks, salam, hello there everyone, I miss you guys! I am back!

Do you know the book The Little Prince?

I remember reading this book when I was in high school and I've been meaning to read it again however that is not the topic of today's post. I know everyone is waiting for 'the announcement.'

Baby naming is such a challenging job for parents. Since I and my husband got married, we've been dreaming of naming our baby as Lance, we think that it is a very nice name and it is inspired by our first baby-our Mitsubishi lancer-our very first car.

The photos are taken way back in 2003, I was pregnant with our first baby who happens to be a girl and since Lance is meant for a boy, we named her Lanna Micaela, Lanna is Superman's leading lady in SmalleVille who was played by Christine Kruk. Micaela is my husbands favorite baby name for a girl.

After Six Years...

A new inspiration is here and he needs a name. We decided that we will call him Lance Jerard, then we changed our mind and we said we will name him Lance Ferald and again we could not make up our mind and finally we said we will call him Lance Gabriel. Alright, so we are settled with Lance Gabriel.

At the delivery suite #4 at Al Wasl Hospital, my husband just happened to think of another name that he wants to add to the baby's name, he wanted to add Prince. I am already in pain every two minutes and I could not clearly think but the sound of Prince pleases me so I agreed with him. The baby's name became Prince Lance Gabriel. It's a pretty name though some family members and friends says it is too long and joke to us that he will be late for his exams by just writing his name on the paper. We are the parents and I certainly believed that the little prince will be thankful enough for his beautiful name.

Now its time to meet the Prince.....

The above photo was taken seconds after Prince was born. He was kept in my chest skin contact for warmth and bonding of the baby and mother. It was a wonderful feeling to hold him for the very first time. All the labor pain is gone now and only the pain from the wound is there. The warmth of my body calms Prince and he stops crying now reaching for some milk. :)

I promise more photos on upcoming posts. Ciao for now! mommy needs to feed the baby!
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Christmas Wish List #3-A Baby Boy

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Ultrasound says I am having a baby boy this time. Not so sure yet until I see it with my own eyes. Why in doubt, you may ask?

My sister was informed during her ultrasound that she is having a girl so what they did was to shop clothes, feeding bottles, and more baby necessities with girly shades of pink, yellow and the like. The funny thing was my brother-in-law whose waiting for her wife to deliver was informed by a fellow (who is also waiting outside of the delivery room for his wife to deliver) that my sister gave birth to a baby boy instead of a baby girl as they have expected. So the ultrasound was wrong but what I don’t know is how many ultrasound test they had before confirming that they are really going to have a girl.

In our experience, we had around three ultrasound tests on different stages of my pregnancy to be sure what we will have a girl. This time for the first instance we are already informed that we are having a boy and the second time as well. I am not fully convinced though. Still I prefer to wait until I deliver. To see is to believe. BUT...I definitely accepts whatever gender GOD choses to give the growing baby inside me. Sure this baby is a perfect GIFT.

Do you really want to know whether you will have a boy or a girl? Here is how you will know.

Click the link below which will direct you to a site about this Chinese Birth Calendar. You can use it for fun to know your baby's gender as it is said to be accurate but ofcourse there is a more reliable source such as ultrasound that I mentioned before...but check more than once to be sure.

Click Here for the Chinese Birth Calendar
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