Dehydrated So Soon – 2nd Visit to KK O&G

When I first realised that my hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) is back, I knew I can manage this much better than I did the last time. For one thing – I promised myself that the moment I sense dehydration creeping in, I would immediately go to the O&G 24-hour clinic for hydration. So I went today and…

Nervous Mom – 1st Visit to KK (O&G)

I’ve been trying to get an appointment to see a gynaecologist to confirm the pregnancy. At first I wanted whoever was recommended by Ate Ailine, who works in KK, but in my desperation I would have agreed with ANY female gynae. Unfortunately, there’s a looooong waiting period for gynaes at KK Hospital, so the earliest…

We’re Expecting Again!!!

For some reason, I had the feeling that this would be it. I’m delayed for only three days, true, but that’s nothing. I’ve been delayed by up to five days and just when I’m about to buy a pregnancy test, I’d get my period. But this is different. Even last week, when I wasn’t expecting my…

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Renette, and I’m a thirty-something Christian mom with a three-year-old girl named Lia. I was born and raised in the Philippines, but my husband and I moved to Singapore in 2010. My husband I have been married in 2009 and tried to get pregnant after a year. It was a struggle, until I finally got…

Things I Learned from Courageous Catie and Her Courageous Parents

When I first read about Courageous Catie, I immediately wanted to give something to the family. So when my brother-in-law and sister visited them (at the request of my cousin, who knew the parents), I decided to tag along. When we got there, I saw Catie’s mom was rushing out to look for a place to stay. Catie’s dad couldn’t…

A Two-Year-Old Asks about God

Lately, Lia has a few questions about God that is beyond me. -oOo- Lia: Mommy where is Jesus? Me: He is here with us! Lia: But you said He is at church? Me: Yes… He’s there too. Lia: And He is in my heart? Me: Yes… (wondering where she’s going with this) Lia: How does…

A Mother Says Goodbye – Joey Feek & Courageous Catie

Lately, I’ve been tired, and stressed out, and working long hours, so I thought I’d take a day off last 29 February 2016 to relax and just hang out with my husband and daughter at home. No plans to go anywhere or do anything – just stay in. One of the first things I read…

Kids Say the Darndest Things (Lia@2)

My girl is 2 years old and 3 months, and is quite talkative. She has a knack for adding “-ing” in all her verbs, regardless of whether the verb is in English or Tagalog. Examples include “I’m ligo-ing,” “I’m pupu-ing,” “I’m wiwi-ing.” -oOo- When her 4-year-old cousin went up to her in the middle of…

The Picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake

When we first decided to go to Canada to visit my hubby’s relatives, the one thing in my must-see list is obviously Niagara Falls. But our relatives were kind enough to make a day out of it, and we spent some leisurely time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake…

I Can’t Believe It’s Been One Year Since I Last Wrote Here

Yes, it’s been one year since I last wrote in this blog – this blog which I started to document my daughter’s first years. And I know exactly why I stopped writing in the first place – a real bad case of mommy guilt. The last entry I posted in December 2013 was about my…

Blood in the Poop and One Scared Mom

The doctor warned us to watch out for blood in the poop, and the next day, there was blood in the poop, and one scared mom. She would wail very loudly every time she poops, and we were at our wits’ end, so we decided to rush back to KK Hospital. The waiting time wasn’t…

Too Much Poop

When I went home on Friday night, our helper told me that Lia pooped 4x the whole day. It wasn’t watery or anything, but it was strange since she usually poops just once every one or two days. That night, she pooped an additional 3x, so I started becoming concerned. The next day, she pooped…