Last weekend was great. We spent most of our time at home which is the safest thing to do these days because of the pandemic. We got to go out for a quick grocery run on Saturday though because we had to replenish our food supplies and other essentials. And because baby NJ has already recovered from German measles, we made sure to spend quality time with her.
And before I forget to document it for posterity’s sake, I’m happy to report that baby NJ has finally taken her first steps!!! So proud of our baby girl that I posted on social media a short video of her doing just that! I guess she’s starting to be independent already, huhuhaha. Soon, she’ll take more confident and more steady strides on her own. And then our place will be messier, for sure, with her running all around our tiny house and throwing away/tinkering with stuff. Still, exciting times ahead!
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The two past weekends felt like a loooooong one to us. Just remembering the recent events make me wanna cry in relief. Baby NJ got sick with cold and cough which was followed by a high fever and ended up in tigdas hangin (German measles). She had rashes all over her body and looked so kawawa. But the rashes cleared up on their own without meds after a few days like how they were supposed to. She got sick right after her 10th month birthday pa naman but thank God she eventually got well completely within a two-week period so I opted to make a single weekend story for the two weekends that passed.
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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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After ten years, I’ve finally gone back to writing weekend stories again. Hopefully, I could do this regularly na. If not, ibig sabihin, na-busy or nagprocrastinate na naman si Mommy Edel, hahaha. Anyway, ours was a long weekend as we took a leave from work yesterday to have some down time and celebrate our little angel Pippo’s 8th birthday in heaven. Gosh, it’s been eight years already! So dapat pala may second grader na ako ngayon, waaaah.
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It was the second week of June 2019 when the hubby and I learned that we were pregnant. My mens was delayed and I suddenly had this strange feeling that I might be pregnant and what do you know, the home pregnancy test I took turned out to be positive! We saw the Ob-Gyne on June 22nd but we didn’t get to do an ultrasound until July 6th and that was when we confirmed that we were really expecting. Of course, both of our extended families were ecstatic about the good news. As for the hubby and me, we were over the moon! 🙂
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Time. Acceptance. Understanding. Faith. All of these things work together to pave the road to healing for the hubby and me. It’s been three months since we lost our first baby and yet whenever I think of it, it still feels like it just happened yesterday. Oh, sad memories. But I digress.
I’m happy to report that we’re recovering well. We chose to believe everything happens for a reason, that’s it’s not our time yet. We won’t lose hope, for sure. We will continue to dream and work it out. Trying to conceive won’t happen until after at least six months to a year (as advised by my Ob-Gyn), though. But as early as now, I’m already preparing my mind, heart and body for my next pregnancy. I know God will take care of the other and more important preparations.
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