Have you heard about the term push gift? It is a present a woman receives after giving birth to her baby. Personally, I learned about it when I got pregnant for the first time back in 2012. I never got around to getting one at that time, though, because it was a sad event for us having lost Pippo, our little angel. But this time around with baby NJ, the hubby made sure I got my push gift or should I say, cut gift? (I gave birth via caesarian section, after all.) It came in the form of a bag that I’ve been meaning to get for myself for so long — Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag. It’s an affordable designer bag (under 200 USD) that’s for keeps.
Have you tried dining out lately? We have on a few occasions, the most recent one was last Saturday at Ramen Yushoken because we were craving for ramen and not just any ramen but their very own tantanmen. So, the hubby and I drove to Alabang to eat tantanmen and run some errand for my side of the family. We were not surprised at all that Ramen Yushoken still had a queue outside despite the threats of the virus. We waited for a good 40 minutes before we got seated. We were extra careful, of course. It was a quick but very satisfying lunch. On Sunday, my brother Dan treated the family to dinner because he has recently been promoted at work. We had KFC and Jollibee (two of the fastfood brands we patronize). We capped off our dinner with the desserts (i.e. cheesecake cups and cookies) he ordered from his enterprising friends.
The rest of the weekend was spent with our baby NJ whom we love to pieces!
While we always look forward to weekends (kaway-kaway sa mga weekend warriors dyan!), weekends these days for us are extra special because family members are around. The family is complete because we really try to lessen our trips outside. If before, my siblings (who are our neighbors) normally go out with friends during weekends, now they’re home. Mornings are for coffee breaks and afternoons are well, for merienda, haha. We bond over food: food that are available at home and food delivered via Food Panda or Grab Food. It’s more costly this way because we tend to include online shopping in our bonding sessions, but at least we know our chances of getting the dreaded virus is low.
Last weekend was another long one for me because yesterday, October 12th, was my birthday. Yay, I just turned 37 years old! I really can’t ask for more blessings from above because I’ve had enough this year (despite the CoViD-19 pandemic being a kill joy!), the greatest of them being NJ, our rainbow baby. She’s growing up so fast and we can’t wait to do more family activities with her that involves going out of the house. It’s my first birthday with her around and it feels so surreal. My heart is filled with gratitude and I plan to continue with this state of heart (and mind) for as long as I can.
Last weekend was a long one for us because we took a leave from work yesterday for the hubby’s birthday. Well, technically, it was just him who literally took a leave from work because I was working from home yesterday.
On Saturday, we took baby NJ to her pediatrician (whose clinic is located in Binondo, Manila) for her second pneumococcal and third rotavirus vaccines. One more vaccine to go and our wallets will be able to rest temporarily until next year!
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