Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm GBS free

Last Friday, I had my weekly check up again and my OB told me that my test for GBS is negative. That is good to hear, at least I am confident that the baby will not be infected by any bacteria when she comes out. GBS is Group B streptococci (GBS). It is a bacteria that could cause serious complications to your baby if she is affected.

Next week is another OB visit, and this time she will check my cervix if I am already dilated or not. Getting closer each day.......can't wait to see her. At night I was able to find a comfortable position sleeping by putting two pillows on both sides of my belly. Thanks to my doctors advise!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hand me downs

I don't mind hand me downs baby clothes as long as I know where it came from. I received a total of four bags of hand me downs baby clothes from friends, and one more friend promised to send me winter clothes too! Wow ! isn't that great? I don't have to buy anymore. All I need to do is wash and iron it. I bought a few clothes for Andi already, but based on my experienced with Gabz I did not bought so much because I know that she will outgrow on it fast. But then a lot of friends gave me baby stuff too :-) I'm so lucky to have such good friends. The only major thing I bought for Andi is car seat and stroller. A friend gave me this white beautiful crib with matching bedding sets that she sewed herself! Thanks a lot Mel :-)

Friday, August 21, 2009

My baby is ready!

I went to my OB yesterday at Bellegroove OBGYN for my weekly check up. The doctor who met me made quite a thorough check up, not like the previous one where she is always in a hurry. How I wish I could change doctor :-( But my due date is so close, just hoping that the doctor on duty by that day is the doctor I wanted. This was the second time I met her and every time I came out from her clinic, I am satisfied by her service.

Anyway, she estimated that the baby is around 5 lbs +/- and that she is not low, just normal. My cervix is not yet dilated and according to the ultrasound, the baby's head is now positioned in my cervix and is ready. That is good news, just hoping that she would not be turning around anymore.

I learned as well that another preggy friend who's due date is three days earlier than mine gave birth yesterday! She had a baby girl and both the baby and mommy is doing good! Now, I am just waiting when my baby wanted to see me :-)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Just bought a stroller for Andi

We just received the stroller we have ordered for Andi online. My husband ordered it last Monday and we received it last night, Thursday. That was quite fast, thinking that it was bulky. We decided to order this stuff online because it is cheaper and tax free. We saw one in store when we are doing our shopping in an outlet mall, and decided that this would be it. After that we look for it online and ordered.

These are all the parts inside the box. My husband assemble it very quickly.

My husband taking a pose after he assemble everything. Everything is ready now, its up to my baby when she would like to meet her mommy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Give comfort to your feet

When you are pregnant, you always wanted to wear things that would make you comfortable; clothes, underwear, shoes, sandals or slippers. Hormonal changes, swollen feet, back and leg aches are just a few bodily changes you will experienced. As your belly grows bigger, this could greatly affect your feet, and consequently the shoes or sandals you are wearing. When I reach my second trimester, I started to buy sandals that are flat and open to give more room to my expanding feet. When looking for a sandals or shoes, try to find something flat, with good arch support, open toes so your feet could breath, slip on as laces could be difficult to do when you have a big belly.

This comfortable sandal is good for walking at the mall, going to church or going out with friends. A matching dress or sundress during summer will be perfect for this. Cute and stylish for any clothing you wear.

These pair are perfect for your morning or afternoon walks or running errands. In addition to its comfortable style, it is Cute and sporty too. Wearing a solid flat sandals or slippers reduces pressure on the back of your feet, plus they are great for quickly slipping on and off.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What to bring at the hospital

It is the time again to get ready for the hospital. I am starting to prepare a bag that I could bring, in case I will go into labor anytime. I will put it at the back of the car, so my husband does not have to worry which bag to grab.

Here are the things I have in my bag:

For myself:
1. Robe
2. Gown which has an opening in front, for easy access when I breastfeed.
3. Slippers
4. Underwear
5. Breastfeeding bra and pads
6. Toiletries
7. Brush
8. Few make ups
9. Book (in case I will go into long labor)
10. Going home outfit

1. Insurance Card
2. Book
3. Camera & charger
4. Toiletries
5. Extra Clothes

1. Car seat
2. Going home outfit
3. Cap, booties & mittens
4. Blanket

So far that is all I could think about right now. Mommies, please feel free to let me know what else I need to bring based on your experienced.

Five more weeks to go!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Baby Shower Pictures

Our friends here gave us a baby shower trio for the three pregnant ladies in the group. It was a funfilled day with lots of food and games and chikahan!

These are our friends having a wacky shot! The kids are missing! Oh well, they have their own world, maybe having a good time at the pool in the backyard.

The three beautiful mommies!!

Of course a shot with my ever dearest husband.

Opening of gifts from our good friends ! I love the Winnie the Pooj comforter and fitted sheet from Melay Mendoza. Guess what makes is special? She made it herself! Nel made the matching pillows too. Fruits of their labor and love.

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