Here in Manila, the days are getting literally rainy. Just this morning, a heavy downpour awoken me from my deep slumber. It’s not the best way to welcome a new day, but sometimes you really can’t help it. But I digress.
Saving up for the rainy days is such a very sound advice. You really can’t tell when emergencies would happen and you need to bring out cash to cover for something. As much as we want to save up for the coming of our baby, the hubby and I can only do so much. It’s a good thing we still have two more months to prepare financially for the arrival of our baby.
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Last Friday, the hubby and I took a day-off to go to the hospital for some blood tests I had to take. My OB-Gyne wanted to make sure I was 100% healthy and free of diseases that I might transfer to the baby during pregnancy. The nervous wreck that I was, I couldn’t help but panic. Good thing the hubby stayed by my side to calm my nerves.
The results of my blood tests came out in the afternoon. I was glad to find out I was fine (which means the baby was fine, too!). I didn’t have gestational diabetes and Hepa B. My urinalysis was okay, I just needed to drink more water. My CBC is generally okay, except that I had mild anemia. Note to self: must get more serious with taking my iron supplements!
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I am on a “forced leave” today. It’s a type of leave available in our office which is actually part of our vacation leave credits. I have not been forced to take this leave, though. I am on a forced leave today because I needed to do some errands for myself, for my family and for the boyfriend. Actually, the boyfriend took the day off with me. He’s that sweet. And dependable.
Our first stop was UST Hospital where I got my pap smear results. There were a lot of patients who came before me so the boyfriend and I had to wait for almost an hour to be accommodated by the doctor. We people-watched to kill time. We also talked about a lot of things so it ended up much like a bonding moment for us. The keen observer in me even noticed how UST Hospital continues to upgrade its facilities to better serve its growing clientele. The metal chairs provided for the patients waiting for their turn in the clinic were still in very good condition and the white-painted walls looked neat and clean. The marbled flooring was well-polished, too. I wonder if these would still be the case had they used laminate floors instead? I don’t think so because such type of flooring though more earth friendly sounds high-maintenance to me.
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