Emotions and Decisions

Reminiscing 2012’s Blessings

2012 is indeed a good year for me. It taught me how to be positive about all challenges that may block my way. Also, it has given me a lot of blessings I should really be thankful about. Here are just some of the huge blessings I was able to receive from God Almighty.

1. Thumbtack. Being a writer for Thumbtack is surely a great experience. I was able to be part of the team last April 14, 2012 and it is indeed the best oDesk client I have ever had. I have learned a lot when it comes to weaving words together. I thought I was already good, I didn’t know that I was really not, and Thumbtack helped me on becoming a good and productive writer.

2. Yvonne’s Condition. Everyone knows how worried I am about Yvonne’s condition. She was first diagnosed of having IgA Nephropathy which is a hereditary disease. She was hospitalized twice last year(2012), first one was in June and the second one was in November. The condition made me cry every night, wherein all I want to do is to just hug my baby love and be with her most of the time. Luckily, her Pedia-Nephrologist Dr. Canileure Dayrit told us that we must slash IgA Nephropathy now. My baby is definitely better. I just hope that she will be completely cured as I cannot bear seeing her sick. Yvonne is the reason why I want to wake up each day and I just want what is best for her. I love you, my baby.

3. Yvonne’s Successful Weaning. Yey! After she was hospitalized last June, we had to REALLY stop her from breastfeeding as she was not gaining weight. Thank you to my NYX red lipstick as it was the reason why Yvonne chose to take her formula milk, instead. Now, from 10.2 kg, she is now weighing 13 kg, and still getting heavier as she eats a lot of healthy snacks these days and still, take her milk 7x a day. You may say that 7 bottles a day is too much, but then, she needs to gain some weight so we’re now stopping her yet. 🙂

4. The Second Blessing. Attending Arthur’s wedding without my period made me think. Last October, I even told Macky that I will be having my 2nd day menstruation on a dear friend’s wedding, which is definitely terrible. But then, it didn’t arrive. Like, whoah! We even visited Macky’s family at Gapan, Nueva Ecija for 3 days. As soon as we’re back, I bought 2 pregnancy test kits. I was so confused, I didn’t wait for the morning to come. I had the test at 5 in the afternoon. The first kid, 2 lines. Flabbergasted and of course, would like to be sure, I even took the 2nd, and YEY! Still positive. ❤ That evening, when Macky arrived, he was even joking about me, being pregnant. Asked him, “hindi mo pa ba nakikita?” and I handed him the 2 kits. He was smiling wholeheartedly, and hugged and kissed me. A great blessing, indeed. 2 weeks after, we almost lost the baby after being tired of cleaning for 2 days. But with my very nice Ob-Gyne Dra. Leah Dacanay-Cruz, she instructed me to take Duvadilan and Duphaston 3x a day. Imagine, that was 3 in the morning and she replied in less than 5 minutes. Macky and my cousin Krister went to Mercury Drug, Lagro right away to buy the needed medicines. That same day, we visited Dr. Cruz’s and I was instructed to continue taking the medicines for a week and must have a COMPLETE BED REST. That means, I was not allowed to stand and do anything heavy, if I really like to keep the new blessing. And oh well, I am still glad that my baby is now safe inside my womb. We had the 2nd TVS last December 18, and my baby was so giddy while being shown on the screen. Yay! Ate Yvonne and Papa Macky was definitely happy when they saw how “kulit” our new baby love is. Hehehe.

Overall, 2012 is definitely a wonderful year for us. I hope, 2013 will be greater than the previous year. I know it will be great, if Macky, Yvonne and I will continue the love and affection towards each other. Nothing can bring us down. We are all positive about it. ❤

Hello, 2013. I am ready for you!

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Emotions and Decisions

A Promise to My Children

I will make sure that I will always be considerate and will never be a burden. Will always consider what my kids feel, and will not be thinking about my own good. Will also ensure that I will not be the cause of their pain as I know, being a mother, it is my sole duty to provide them the things they need.

I will also ensure that my grandchildren are well-loved. Will think about their needs first before my own. They are precious gifts from heaven, they must be valued wholeheartedly.

I promise I won’t be like her. Inconsiderate and selfish.