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Monday, May 31, 2010
Even though he hasn't gone to a dentist yet, he also knows what the mouth mirror is for. This makes a good orientation for him so that he knows what to expect during a dentist visit which he'll do one of these days.
Seeing him play make believe is keeping me in wonder what will he become in the future. Will he be studying about how industrial hand wheels work, or will he examine structures and bridges just like an engineer do? Will a T-Square be his tool or a test tube and microscope? Or will he be interested with economics and business? Or will teaching be his passion? Que sera, sera.
Such a feat, huh? Well, I’ve always been vocal how I so believe in the wonders of breastfeeding. Honestly, I never expected that Asher and I will come this far. We've had our own share of breastfeeding obstacles like clogged ducts and painful engorgement in the first few months. I was forced to "pump and dump" when I underwent my gall stone and gall bladder surgery 2 months after giving birth. We had to deal with dwindling milk supply after six months and yes, I endured merciless biting from the little one during his teething stage when he was around 10 months old. But despite all of these, I am truly proud and happy that I was able to give and is still giving the best for my child. Breastfeeding has so many advantages and one of them is losing the pregnancy weight fast. I didn't have to click here for stomach fat loss techniques and tips. I lost my pregnacy fats fast in a natural and effortless way.
Honestly, I don't know until when I'll breastfeed Asher. The way I see it, weaning at this time is still improbable and impossible. His demand is still so intense and although I know that it's just "comfort feeding" he's after, I know that he's not ready to give it up yet. To be frank, just like him, I am not ready yet, too. Experts say that weaning is a gradual process. It should not be an overnight thing and most importantly, readiness is the biggest factor.
First, let me tell you that no matter what your imperfections are, I want you to know that your Dad and I love you so so so much. And so, even if you’re Daddy has given you a monicker of “little tipaklong” (grasshopper), he meant nothing and we’re not taking fun of you because you’re lanky. We’re laughing not because we tease and mean to offend but we’re just amused how you love making silly faces and comically hop like a grasshopper do when you’re undressed and about to take your bath. You certainly know now how to entertain us. You won’t stop until you’re sure that you got our attention and heard our laughter.I admit I sometimess tend to worry whenever I see that you're less beefy compare to other toddlers of your age. But that doesn't mean that I love you less or I'm not happy of your total being. Don't worry, my son, just like what your Daddy always say, you're perfectly okay. You're no longer sickly for the past months and as long as you're not having quick weight loss, eating enough, just developing and advancing just fine with all other skills, you're really well and good. Whenever I recall how lanky also your Daddy was when he's your age, I'm further pacified.
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So here’s a picture to support my blog post last Friday about my son being a donut lover. This was just taken yesterday while we had our snacks and waited for his Ninang Ena at Dunkin Donuts in Victoria Towers. Sorry for the low quality, I just used my cam phone. It’s better than nothing though. Capturing such need not always need a high end camera to savor and preserve the moment. He just actually consumed his Candy Sprinkle donut and in this picture, he’s on his second piece, a Choco Kreme flavored one. I wonder what he was thinking here while having a bite. Perhaps, “Hooray! I can eat as much as I can. Sorry, colonix I’m too young to deal with you”. Till next weekend for another donut day, Cher-cher?
Friday, May 28, 2010
Asher loves donuts! Give him some and he’d surely consume a couple in a matter of just a few minutes. He isn’t a big fan though of donuts and bagels with nuts or those with lavish fillings and sweet tops. He favors those with just plain coating like chocolate. What I order for him at Dunkin Donuts is the Choco Marble flavor. He also eats in delight my favorite, Boston Kreme. Perhaps, he remembers the taste and he knows that it was one of my cravings when I was pregnant with him. The husband usually buys me some every weekends. I just had it in moderate though because too much sweets is bad during pregnancy. Not because it’d would could acne requiring mild acne medications but this is to prevent Gestational Diabetes and to avoid the baby from getting too big. I believe, the little one inherited from me his sweet tooth.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
There are just two weeks left this May and just like that, summer will soon be over. I just realized that we haven’t enjoyed fully summer the way we should be doing. Meaning..swimming getaways and picnics. We’ve gone to Laiya on the first week of April with my side of family but other than that, my son hasn’t maximized and worn his rash guard set again yet. If only our schedules are a lot lighter and if we’re just nearer to the beach, then my son would have swam a lot and could have gotten so tanned.already. This makes me yearn again to live in one of those Tamarindo Real Estate properties. These homes and condominiums are developed in a small, peaceful beach town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. So just imagine how the residents and their kids are having a grand easy time relaxing by the beach. That’s an instant getaway daily!
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Friday, May 14, 2010
You've just turned a year older today and even though we didn't go out for a special lunch or dinner, I hope you enjoyed the Amber sumptuous treat we had over lunch.
These past few days, we've been busy finalizing the details of acquiring our new crib, planning the house move and all. What can I say, despite the exhaustion, I know you know how excited I am to finally feel and realize our long time dream and our biggest project yet. I'm so proud that we're almost there..that the fruit of our hard work is just an arm reach away. Just like me on my birthday last March and this Mother's Day, you also didn't ask nor wish to be gifted with anything like your most desired lens, a xbox 360 or a new watch. Because the Little Mansion itself, is our biggest birthday-Christmas-and-other-special-occasion-gift for ourselves this year. Our endless effort of saving and sacrificing is finally paying off. There's still a long road ahead but I'm confident that we can get through it.
Thank you for being the best provider, for being so supportive and simply a loving husband..thank you for nurturing Asher with so much love.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
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Saturday, May 8, 2010
Pardon my mushy sentiments...it's Mother's Day tomorrow, that's why. :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
My apologies if I almost forgot to do this. Mommy was just too occupied these past few days because I had to rush and finish all my pending assignments before your Yayie went on her 1 week vacation in the province last Monday.
We're on our 3rd "nannyless" day and I have to admit, my dear Asherito, Mommy's having a hard time on you. Well, on your temper and mood swings for that matter. At 26 months, it's very evident that you've become more assertive of your independence and has become experimental. You've got a pair of heavy hands and no matter how I constantly talk and remind you calmly, you love throwing and tossing up things that you get hold of. Just this lunch, you made a total mess: spilled C2 on the sofa and you intentionally knocked down your Babab Mug on the table. I haven't fully cleaned up your mess and there you went again, you struck your bowl on the table and the next thing I saw was food messed up everywhere. Hay! Que horror! Terrible! You really tested my patience big time a while ago. If not for your charming skill and tight hugs behind those naughty stares and smile, I could have lost my temper, too, and spanked you more. Hayz anak, I love you but please don't test my patience to the limits.
- toy, "ipit" (clip), kiss, "hindi" and no, "atdog" (hotdog), buy, hat, ays kim (ice cream), "moush" (mouse), house, bus, truck, train, "e-peyn" (airplane), boat, pool, "kak-tush" (cockroach), head, eyes, nose, lips, "ayaw", hug, "payong" (umbrella), o-wange (orange), panda, rabbit, turtle, monkey, lion, "abot" (reach), "ubos", "pawis", "mamaya", take bath (take a bath), "hawak", "ayos", wash, "nyan" (ganyan), "ipis", "iya" (hila), "sipa" (kick), "pay" (play), "ate", "a b chi" (A-B-C song)etc.
You also now can pronounce your grannies' names: Wowo Appi (Lolo Raffy), Wowo Jun (Lolo Jun), Wawa Liz (Lola Liz) and Wawa Wiwi (Lola Lily).
You can also recognize 90% of the animals (and their names) to their corresponding pictures on the flash cards (and vice versa).
Sometimes, you subject yourself on a timeout even before I begin reprimanding you for misbehaving.
I love you, my son...I love you the way you are. Even though you're super likot and kulit, I know you're just teaching me to become more patient..and making me wiser.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Mommy: Asher, who will you vote for president?
Mommy: No, Asher, let's vote for Gibo.
Asher: No! Noynoy!!!!
Asher: Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy!
This started when he had a grand time at Acuatico Beach Resort last month. Ever since, he kept on yearning for the pool. Show him a picture of the beach, of the river, and perhaps even water-filled stone sinks, he'd say "pool!". Suffice to say, he's just actually yearning for the water. A dip in the water, more specifically. That's why whenever we're in my folks' house in Makati where there's no water shortage and water bill's not exaggeratedly costly, we inflate his mini-pool and let him enjoy the water. That pose is automatic whenever he sees the camera.
In this particular picture, he's actually wearing the newest pair of shades I bought at SM for a hundred and fifty pesos. Now he has an alternate piece to his first Old Navy shades. Isn't he cute with that "Mr. Handsome" look? That's his favorite pose, actually when being shot.