Breastfeeding Tips that Really Worked for Me

My breastfeeding journey with Lia in 2013 wasn’t as successful as I hoped. I remember crying so many times out of frustration because she simply refused to latch. It took me months to accept that I’d have to go via the pump-and-bottle route instead of direct breastfeeding. So before I had Sam, I already made…

Sort of Getting the Hang of Things At Last

It’s our baby’s first week! Time really does fly so fast, especially if you’re sleep-deprived and tired all the time, but also very, very, very happy. Last night wasn’t so bad. Our baby was very fussy after the 2am feeding, but when she finally fell asleep in my hubby’s arms, I asked him to put…

On Shifting Schedules and First Outings

Last night was our second night at home. Finally I feel like we’re starting to become a more efficient parenting team, especially compared to the difficult first night we had. I was up till 1 am last night to take care of our baby. When I was already too sleepy, I woke up my hubby,…

First Night At Home

Our first night at home was crazy. We didn’t sleep because we had to feed our baby every three hours, and after feeding, she would poop after an hour or so. We kept trying to do things together – especially since we were both still feeling our way around the routine, especially me. It was my first…

Best. Anniversary. Ever

24 May 2013 was our 4th wedding anniversary, and it was also the day we¬†went home with our baby girl. Best anniversary ever. Usually we celebrate our anniversary with an out-of-town or out-of-the-country trip. On our first anniversary, we stayed for one night at a resort in¬†Antipolo City, Philippines. On our second anniversary, we stayed…

Highlights of My First Few Hours as a Mom

1) Throwing Up – Part One I gave birth at 9:23 PM on 22 May 2013, Wednesday. After everything was done, I had to stay at the delivery room for another hour to be monitored for excessive bleeding and other stuff that I wasn’t really listening to. I remember that they gave me a cup…

The Story of My Baby’s Birth

  At last, our baby girl has arrived weighing in at 3.412 kg!!! Last Wednesday, May 22, my hubby asked me early in the morning whether I had any contractions during the night. He’s been asking me the same thing for the past week or so, and the answer has always been the same –…