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Friday, October 26, 2007

Ranting (and loving)

I have this nasty habit of checking hubs email every now and then…sometimes I’d even log in the messenger using his account most of the time this is fine, but I realized that this too has its setback…Case in point, ‘twas early this week when I opened hubs email and saw this message from an ex girlfriend…I was hysterical---and boy was I mad…sure the content (just a reply from a forwarded email) wasn’t really something that I should be bothered but nonetheless, I was---Being the frantic wife that I am, I called up hubs in the office demanded to know if there was something going on…of course there was none---I wasn’t convince and went on with my “I-hate-you-and-I-am-never-going-back-to quezon-city-with-you” litany. Hubs just kept quiet…That night, hubs got home early…not even bothering to eat dinner, he lay down in bed next to me, hugged me and held my hand…that was enough assurance for me…I woke up the next day feeling happy but a little uneasy…When I got in the office I immediately checked on hubs email…what I saw really infuriated me…I saw 2 emails from the ex girlfriend

Email # 1 ---forwarded pictures taken in the office (I think 3 plus one close up picture taken in the bedroom, ex gf wearing pajama…)

Email # 2 ---(unedited )

Hello,

You know im upset today, i hate my colleagues here, there are all two faced people and all of them thinks that they are the best, they keep on saying bad things about another person but they are not that good as well. I dont know I just want to express my anger, I cant release it to anyone here since it concerns them. Hehe what to do just need to adapt and sacrifice, i just wish that things will be better next time. Im just tired and fed up, i need a break but i cannot have my vacation yet, too frustrating. Anyway hope your OK now and everything is good for you.
XXXX

I was so mad, how dare this girl email unsolicited pictures of herself to an ex boyfriend who is married (and happily at that---and will remain to be happy if only PATHETIC ex girlfriends would know and recognize boundaries). ~~walang daga sa net girl so we’d never have a use for these pictures!!! ~~it could have been a different story if you were sharing photos with scenic views or anything interesting, kaya lang wala e

How dare you pour your out heart to seem vulnerable and beseech sympathy and attention! How dare you declare unabashedly that “Arvi special ka sakin”

The nerve di ba?


~~~~~~~~~


Since ‘twas too early to bug hubs with these stuffs I waited for a couple of hours before calling him…and we talked…he doesn’t know what her problem is, he does not intend to reply to any of her messages and lastly and most importantly : SHE DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO HIM…to quote: ‘xxxx is my past, you are my present and my future…’enough said…coming from my husband, this meant a lot cause he’s not really the type of person who would articulate his feelings, so this was a major plus, moreso, hubs and I used this avenue to reaffirm how much we mean to each other…that no matter what happens we will uphold this marriage and hold on to our vows to love each in good times and in bad…and I was once again reminded that hubs is Gods best gift to me…


I love you honey!


Happiness.

Monday, October 22, 2007

My abcd ....

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
Seven facts about me:

1. My pre pregnancy weight is no more than 99 lbs. On my 3rd trimester I was gaining 10 lbs a month. I weighed 150 lbs on my 9th month :)

2. I was in labor for 21 hours

3. When I was pregnant, I’d bugged hubs (every weekend) to scrub my feet cause I couldn’t reach them.

4. I had no bleeding whatsoever in my entire pregnancy but was advised to bed rest for 10 days due to contractions during the first trimester.

5. I puked in the recovery room after giving birth.

6. I wore 36D brassier when I was breastfeeding Bianca.

7. After giving birth, I now wear size 7 shoes (my feet is ½ bigger compared to my pre pregnant size )


MY ABCD...

A - Age: 30

B - Band Listening To Right Now: None.

C - Career: Workforce Officer. More of a mom, less (or none) of a wife

D - Drink or Smoke: Neither.

E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: Marianne, Jet, Auwie, Let

G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy Bears

H - Have a Boyfriend: Uh huh.(hubs)

I - In love: Bianca, family and hubs

J- Junk Food You Like: fries

K - Kids: Arvinne Bianca

L - Longest Ride Ever: SG

N - Names For Your Future Kids:

Girl – Arvinne Beatriz (my moms name is beatriz)
Boy – Alfred Zachary (my dads name is alfredo)

O - One Wish You Have Now: to get that directorial post in…

P - Phobias: rodents…

Q - Favorite Quote: Jeremiah 29: 11-13 (English-NIV)

11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope hope and a future.
12
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

R - Reasons To Smile: Bianca,

S - Sleeping Hours: 8PM- 4AM (with a few bangons in between for Bianca’s night feeding)

T - Time You Woke Up: 4AM

U - Unknown Fact About You: I hardly watch television

V - Vegetable You Hate: ALL?i dont eat veggies eh

W - Worst Habit: kids stuff shopping…( I don’t know why, but I always feel as if Bianca doesn’t have enough of (material) everything.))

X - X-rays You’ve Had: Chest

Y - Yummy Foods: shrimps, crabs and carbonara

Z - Zodiac Sign: Taurus

I'm tagging back Erika,Mec and Let plus anybody who wants to answer this tag.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Awards...

Dont you just love awards...
my very first from Erika :)
Don't just choose your friends making this cliquish and 'just groupies'...Make NEW friends by choosing random visitors!!!.

Bianca is 4 months old...

After 39 weeks, 4 days of pregnancy, 21 hours of labor and 3 big pushes...Bianca has arrived...
June 6 –
Pre natal check up, am on my 39th week …and baby, you sure are getting bigger (and heavier too) everyday…I have been doing a lot of walking the last 2 weeks for my dilation to progress…but I’m only 1 (yes, ONE) cm dilated….all that walking and I am still 1 CM dilated !!! Mommy admits she is getting INIP…and girl its getting harder to sleep night after night…

June 9 -

Everything is in place, the baby bags are on top of the stairs ready to be picked up anytime, all the forms that needs to be filled up are in the bags as well (I even prepared the bridal pen that hubs is going to use in filling up the forms), I have my admission slip in my wallet…I even read and reviewed the signs and symptoms that I should watch out for when ITS TIME…so I guess I AM READY… Went to SM North Healthway to check if there’s any progress in my dilation…but NO I AM STILL 1 CM dilated…’comeon I’ve walked around tri noma and SM north edsa for more than an hour and I AM STILL 1 CM dilated, you’ve gotta be kidding me…I am 39 weeks and 3 days preg…the residing OB at health way was too concerned that I haven’t given birth at 39 weeks, she explained about the fetus not being “nourished” well because of the placentas age blah blah blah---she talks about mortality I was SCARED…BIG TIME…she prescribed buscupan and other meds to induce my labor but no way am I gonna take those meds--- I am Dr. Aguilar’s patient and I wont take any meds without her clearance…so there after the Drs visit, I walked, and walked again til my feet ached…til I can walk no more…

June 10 –
Woke up at 4AM goodness gracious, my dear Bianca seems as if she wants to try out for the next Karate kid---I swear her signature kicks are hurting---it felt funny being poked from inside---but I tell you it hurts…
~~~

I was expecting movements from dear Bianca after lunch…but there was none…I AM SCARED…why isn’t my baby moving like the way she usually does??? At 4PM, hubs took me to Medical City… I was asked to proceed to the pre labor room. There the baby was checked…heartbeat is fine… The nurses got in touch with Dr. Aguilar, I was only 1 cm dilated, I can actually still go home if I wanted to, but I chose not to…I’d rather be here and have my baby monitored….

6PM

I was already in the labor room, and I’ve had my first shot of Buscupan… this isn’t so bad… I mean the contractions and all…I have been having them every 5 minutes or so… but they don’t last long…each contraction was only about 30 sec long…its fine the pain is tolerable…

10 PM

Still no progress, the nurses and resident doctor has been checking on me every hour, am about 1.5 or 2 cm dilated…no progress and pain is still very tolerable…


12Midnight

Dr. Aguilar checked on me, geez, I am 1.5 – 2 cm dilated, such progress…ulk…I’ve had like 2 more shots of Buscupan, I have dextrose and I was already checked for any allergy…I have been staring at the heartbeat monitor for almost 6 hours…both mine and Bianca’s heartbeat is fine so I guess we’re ok…but I have to admit I am getting a little inip and the contractions are getting a little more painful now, but its tolerable…Doctor said ill probly give birth by 6PM tom ---the latest…(which meant I still have 18 hours of labor to endure….gosh…)
1AM
Ok, dilation is now 3 cm…yey 7 cm more to go…

2AM
3 cm dilated

3AM
3cm dilated—but whoa the labor pains are sooooooo intense…I need to get my first shot of epidural…heaven must have heard my cries and sent Dr. Berdan, my anesthesiologist, by 3:30AM I was already begging him for my epidural, he said it might be too soon cause I was only 3 CM dilated, we should wait a little longer, ideally daw kse, epidurals are given if you are at least 4 or 5 cm dilated, otherwise the dilation might not progress…but I was in pain…and since Dr. Berdan is such an angel, by 3:35 AM I was wheeled to the delivery room for my first shot of epidural---now I’ve heard several horror stories about how anesthesiologist sometimes mess out and make mistakes, thus leaving the patient paralyzed and all---its such a scary thought, I felt a shiver down my spine, perhaps because I was so scared and also because it was sooo cold in the delivery room. As I close my eyes for my first shot, I asked God to keep me safe…and I then I thought of hubs, I thought of my Mom and my dad, I thought of my sisters and nieces and brothers, I thought of all the people whom I love…I knew that they too were praying for me and Bianca and I knew then that everything will be alright, Bianca and I will be fine…
3:45 AM

I was wheeled back to the labor room. I could no longer feel the labor pains…epidural is the best invention of mankind ever…I have to research who invented them and send I’ll be sure to write them a thank you note after giving birth,,,

5:30AM

This only goes to show how little I know about medical science, after 2 hours, the effect of the epidural has already subsided and I was again yelling in pain…I was given my 2nd shot of anesthesia, the 2nd anesthesia they gave me had a little side effect…it felt itchy…and the effect only lasted for an hour... oh by the way I am still only 3 cm dilated…

6:30AM

Dr. Aguilar has been checking in on me, I am still 3cm dilated…they shifted back to the 1st anesthesia…yey no more itching…I get these shots every hour…
7AM

Sigh…I am still 3cm I dilated, I was allowed to take light breakfast…a slice of goldilocks marble cake and water…I couldn’t finish it anyway…
11am
3cm dilated…still no progress…been talking to Bianca
“Baby let’s get going…dada’s waiting for us”
12noon:
Yahoo…I’m 5cm dilated

1PM
6cm dilated

1:30PM
1 was 7 – 8 cm dilated…now were excited…talk about progress…

2:30PM
I was almost 9 or 10 cm dilated—station zero---I honestly didn’t know which station is the best but the nurses were happy so I guess, station zero is ok---the baby is ready…

3PM
The nurses were asking if we have a camera—yes we do—it’s with hubs--- The nurse reminded me not to push…yet

I was 10CM dilated and baby is in station zero---we are so ready---

I was finally wheeled into the delivery room, aside from Dr. Aguilar and Sr. Berdan, there were probably 4 or 5 more people helping out, after shaving and positioning my legs, I had my last shot of epidural---Dr Berdan reminded me to push hard whether or not I was feeling the contractions, the epidurals are supposedly so strong that I’d hardly feel the contractions…I kept that in mind…last minute instructions from Dr. Aguilar: count to 10 when you push… that too, I kept in my mind…as Dr. Aguilar calmly instructed me push, I did, I pushed hard, and I pushed with all my might, after 3 or 4 pushes, my baby’s is out…it’s done…she’s finally arrive…

Bianca cried while she was being cleaned…I silently hushed her…the nurse brought her to me and I couldn’t help but cry…my baby is beautiful…she’s perfect…the nurse placed her on my tummy so I can breast feed her, but after a quick peek at mommy, my little darling drifted off to sleep…life doesn’t get any better than this…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The bag hag in me…

Last Sunday, amidst my sama ng loob to hubs, I met up with a friend in circle c to check out some PCs…she finally decided on getting an “unbranded” PC to replace her dell laptop… since I was really hurting over an argument hubs and I had in the morning, I wanted to pass time to take my mind off the issue at hand. My friend and I checked out a stall that sells B-A-G-S…we just came to see the bags...that’s all…we wont be buying any…you see …I don’t have much money, another bag is not in my budget and oh, Bianca is due her 2nd shot of rota virus in two weeks time so, no new bags for me…nah ah…no…nada… I mean hubs just got me an RL bag last Christmas… besides…I’d rather collect Avent bottles and training cups than add another RL bag to my collection …Really, I don’t want a new bag…except probably for that Tommy Hilfiger Blue bag in the corner…it looks nice, and I don’t have a bag in that shape yet and at the price quoted by Marge, I felt it was a steal…I realized bro just gave me extra money so I actually have enough money to spare for a new bag, I haven’t bought myself anything in the last couple of months and I felt that I deserve a little treat…ok enough reasoning…I don’t need a new bag. But, I want one…Cant wait to have the photo uploaded…ahehehe

So in the end…the bag hag in me won …

But it is indeed a nice bag, right???

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The mothers' mom

‘twas nice having lunch with ate Bubot (hubs cousin) — well, she’s always been a fave cousin in law---she’s warm and funny and I’ve always enjoy the light conversation we’d normally have during “get-togethers”

Beyond our normal exchanged of words regarding etel and other call centers we’ve touched on some personal topics as well, and I realized…

Men in general are AHs.

Women (mothers in particular) are expected to be more than mothers nowadays. Gone are the days when men single-handedly shoulder all household expenses. Gone are days when men were chivalrous enough to put up and shoulder personal expenses of their spouses… (hubs and I even go Dutch when we dine out---sigh---sad yeah, but its true)

I know about a hundred married women my age and only 4 (Joyce, Mel, Rachel and Mec) of them are SAHM, 2 (Joyce and Mel) of them wanted to get a job but couldn’t cause no one would look after their children.

Lastly,

I, once again, realized how lucky I am that my mom volunteered to take care of my daughter--- FULL TIME---I know that not all moms would be willing to give up their time and their life to take care of their grandchildren---but my mom did---she re arranged her life to accommodate me and Bianca and I am just thankful…beyond words for I couldn’t find anybody more suited than her to take care of Bianca…I know I would never find someone who would love Bianca as much as I would…and for that here’s a simple message for my mom:

I love you mom, I will forever be grateful for the love you have given me, and for extending that love to my daughter---I love you so much--you're the best---the greatest.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Thumb sucking...

Yikes I’d probably be chastised again for being distressed over **nothing**…but hey, I’m a first time and I admit that I tend to exaggerate and resort to hysteria at times…

Oh, its really not the thumb sucking per se that’s bothering me…it’s the bruised on her finger…so huge it looks as if her nail would just fall off…now wouldn’t that scare you too??? More so, my heart aches each time I see or hear daughter crying furiously because she wants to suck on her thumb…not because she is a brat as some would assume but rather because, thumb sucking soothes and calms her…sigh, I feel helpless…and I wish there’s something more that mommy can do…for the meantime you’ll just have to keep wearing those mittens again~~ don’t worry you look adorable wearing them…

Hang in there darling…mommy loves you…!!!


An excerpt of what I researched from the inet re: thumb sucking …Read on

A thumb-sucking child usually places the thumb in the mouth above the tongue, pressing forward against the upper front teeth or gums and backward against the lower front teeth or gums. A child may develop a callus on the thumb if he or she sucks often and very hard. · Some children suck their fingers instead of their thumbs. They may have found their fingers more easily than their thumbs when they first started sucking. · Some children finger a piece of cloth, pull on their ears, or twist their hair while sucking. Thumb-sucking in children younger than 4 is not usually a problem behavior...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mother's Day Quotes

~~Mothers are everyday miracle workers!

~~“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.” – Nadia Boulanger

~~“It’s as if, in the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child first reads the message: ‘You are there!’” – Adrienne Rich

~~“I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing…” – Erma Bombeck “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

~~“Sometimes we can’t communicate well, for no particular reason except that we’re mother and daughter and so different…” – Anne Lamott

~~“Whether our relationship is strained or easy, hostile or amiable, we need [our mother] if only in memory…to conjugate our history, validate our femaleness, and guide our way.” – Victoria Secunda

~~“God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul.” – Phyliss McGinley

~~“[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities – and the will to grasp them.” – Alice Walker

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Random thoughts…

I got off the office around 545PM, I can just stay in BMP and wait for joy; for sure I wouldn’t wait too long cause she’s already on her way. There I saw joy; I surreptitiously hid behind the car so she wouldn’t see me, I flung my arm around her and she shriek with fright ahehehe…gotcha…Joy always brings out the kid in me

As I got ready for bed my mind drifted off to what transpired the whole day…

Random thoughts…

On sisters…

I have always treasured my relationship with my sister(s)-- Sisters ~ play, eat, sleep, bathe, study and grow together. Sisters share so much that they become an integral part of each other—they understand every mood, every hope, and every dream. Sisters cry and laugh together, without the fear of being judged. Sisters can be at their worst or at their weakest and not worry about anything.

Sisterhood offers love, security and acceptance ~ that no matter what happens, despite the distance, they will be there.

And it is because of my sisters that I want Bianca to have a sister too, to experience sisterhood in its entirety, to experience the joys of sharing with a sister…and being a sister…

…the same way I did.

My little girls’ future…

When Bianca turns 20, ill be 50, such a scary thought…I’m not sure what lies ahead, not sure if all the decisions I’ll make are correct but one things for sure, every decision I make for you will be made out of love.

Heaven help me…

xoxo:

…stay cute little darling…mommy loves you the most...

On Mom...

Shucks still haven’t gotten that mattress …sigh

B-I-A-N-C-A 101

Milk – s26 lactose free (before she was just using the regular s26 but she had rashes (and was colicky too)so her pedia shifted her to s26-lactose free—and so far so good no rashes—not colicky at all.

Diaper – we use EQ dry. Before we were using prokids but I find it too pricey for a diaper---we experimented on other brands and EQ was the cheapest brand that doesn’t cause diaper rash.

Crib – Bianca has a wooden crib (I got this from SM), she uses this for day time sleep and co sleeps with us at night. Sayang lang the mattress cause we didn’t use it: mainit daw sabi ni dada

Crib mobile – chicco –I love it (courtesy of tita ninang joy)! Bianca loves it—up to now she still stares at it in wonder. ---colorful kse and the shapes of the hanging toys vary.

Clothes (pambahay)– lahat courtesy of lola and titas. I don’t buy clothes kse sayang ang bilis mapag iwan e. Except the tie sides we bought some before Bianca was born pero she just used it for a month or two, we still have tie sides at home that we weren’t able to use. Napag liitan lang.sayang.sa susunod na baby na lang :)

Clothes on porma days – mostly gifts.

Shampoo/Body wash – were using cetaphil super mild, no rashes but the thing is its fragrance free, so hindi masyado mabango si baby plus it doesn’t create soap suds so you tend to use a lot. I tried Johnson and Johnson’s baby(body) wash it smells good and its cheaper compared to cetaphil but it wasn’t mild enough and Bianca had rashes on her face so we shifted back to cetaphil, then I tried Nivea, smells good and not as pricey as cetaphil and no rashes si baby so nivea na ako yipee

Nail clipper- I have a safety first nail clipper I’d say it’s good, well made and durable but I lost it. I bought sesame beginnings nail clipper, its so cheap less than 50Php but after 3 uses --- it broke. I now have safety first nail clipper with the rubber handle. Hope I don’t lose it again

Sterilizer – I use chicco electric sterilizer courtesy of the 4 four titas (Jhing, angel, joy and lissa) its nice and compact but consumes a lot of electricity (*sniff*sniff*sniff) . I also bought a big casserole so in case of power outage we can still sterilize the bottles

Nasal aspirator – we got a free aspirator upon discharge at the medical city, but I cant use it cause the tip is so long it might hurt Bianca’s nose. we bought the chicco aspirator but still cant use it, the tip looks so pointy . I saw safety firsts bulb aspirator –looks good…I intend to get one maybe next month, I just got the chicco last month and hubs will surely react if I get another one.

Thermometer – we have 2 (1.) a digital thermometer that we got from The Medical City when we were discharge and (2.) the traditional mercury filled thermometer…contemplating whether I should get an ear thermometer or not, fussy kse ang baby when they’re sick so im thinking of getting one.

Foot rattle – can’t resist buying this. So cute. If it’s hot and Bianca’s not wearing it, I hung it in her crib mobile and she amusingly stares at it. So worth the money.

Baby bag – I have 3 , 2 from enfant and 1 from kinder care—I like the enfant bag kaya lang maliit it can only hold up to a max of 6 bottles. Yung kinder care naman is big kaya lang punit agad yung likod (waste of money tsk tsk tsk)!

Blankets – I like the cotton blankets, flannel blakets kse are mainit so she doesn’t use it very often pag umuulan lang and malamig. She still has a lot of unused blankets sa bahay kse naman a friend gave me a dozen plus the ones I bought and gifts nung binyag

Shoes – enfant –courtesy of Jerry—but she hardly use them – pag punta lang naman sya pedia lumalabas e

Socks – she has plenty of socks--- more than a dozen barely used all of them.

Mittens – used for a month. I think she has a dozen or so pairs…used daily during the first month of her life but after that we kept it na.

Bottles - before Bianca was born I bought the PUR infant set from Chicco, but Bianca is colic-ky so we started buying Avent bottles even if it’s a bit pricey so far so good nabawasan talaga yung colic ni Bianca If its not for colic I would have bought ordinary bottles lang for Bianca, kse she can shift from breast to bottle without any hitch---she uses Avent-non Avent-wide neck and regular shaped bottles without any fuss. J Good thing tita lissa is already in Canada, I can just email her the list of Avent products that I like and she can buy them there its so much cheaper…

Pajamas and jogging pants – barely used these. I even bought a baby gap pajama but she just wore it once or twice then naliitan na. tsk tsk tsk.

T-shirts/long sleeves – hardly used the t-shirts, the long sleeves we just kept unused.

Bibs/washer – so useful, ill probably buy more as my baby drools a lot ---and she’s not even teething yet---she’d probably use a dozen per day as soon as she starts teething.--ahehehe

Breast feeding and the bible

Since I’ve stopped breastfeeding, I’d normally spend a couple of minutes in the mall after work ~ wala lang just passing time, but after reading this~~ I knew its time for relactation~~ Read on…

Breast feeding and the bible
Psalm 8:2

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.


Genesis 49:25

Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
I Samuel 1:21-23

When the man Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, "After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always.""Do what seems best to you," Elkanah her husband told her. "Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good his word." So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.

Joel 2:15-16

Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber.

Psalms 22:9

Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast.
1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.
1 Peter 2:1-3

~ After having nursed a newborn, verse two has so much more meaning to me. Ellen had a fervent desire to nurse, and she nursed frequently!
~ Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
Isaiah 66:10-13
"Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance." For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
Isaiah 60:15,16

"Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 49:15, 16
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Exodus 2:1-10

The Story of Baby Moses

~ God wonderfully spared Moses' life, and He made a way for Moses' mother to breastfeed him. They were able to share that special time together before Moses had to go live with Pharaoh's daughter. ~
Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" "Yes, go," she answered. And the girl went and got the baby's mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took the baby and nursed him. When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "I drew him out of the water."
Luke 11:27, 28

~ It's kind of interesting to note that apparently breastfeeding was not a topic about which one needed to keep quiet. The lady in this passage raised her voice in the crowd! ~
While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed." But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Rolling over...

Last Wednesday my mom happily announced that Bianca can roll over.Happy because of Bianca’s new skill but a little sad that mommy wasn’t the first one to see you roll over—but that’s fine—really – I just wish you’d also show mommy how strong those bones are and roll over---I bet you're so cute doing those little exercises –ahehehe --- cant wait for the weekend so mommy can spend more time with you--im sure you'd show mommy your cool moves ---ahehehe---

Its Saturday---yey---i'll finally get to spend Quality time with my bebe---

I was having breakfast and Bianca in her crib suddenly just rolled over---mommy is ssssooooo proud of you darling ---I was so happy I feel like I’d burst into tears --- Bianca can roll over :)

This is just the first of the many milestones that you’ll achieve---I will always be there to cheer on you--- to guide you and just be with you --- you are amazing darling --- I cant help but stare at you in wonder---not just at what you can do, but who you are. There is no one like you. No one. And mommy loves you …