Monday, March 26, 2012

Pre-term Labor

Last week, I was confined at a hospital because I was diagnosed of having preterm labor. Based on what I've read, preterm labor happens when a pregnant woman experiences labor-like symptoms before 37 weeks of pregnancy. I've experienced spotting in the last two weeks, on my 24th and 25th week of pregnancy, and this spotting is one of the signs of preterm labor. I have been seeing my doctor more than once a week when I had spotting. When my doctor recommended that I have ultrasound, the results showed that I have experienced funneling, or opening of the cervix from the inside. So she recommended that I be given medications to help lessen or stop contractions, but have to be confined at a hospital so the doctors can monitor my body's reaction to the medication. It was scary that it happened. Thankfully, the medication helped stop bleeding, and that my baby is fine, still moving a lot inside my tummy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

To my unborn child

from Mommy to Be 2012

To my unborn child,
what I wish to give you in times to come,
happiness, and wisdom,
a life filled with fun,
to explore all adventures of your curious mind,
to become knowledgeable of what you'll find,
as I await your arrival and the presence of newborn cries,
I picture how you'll look when I open up my eyes.
I feel your movements every time I wake each day,
letting mommy know that you’re okay,
obstacles I hope you'll overcome,
education I know you'll get done,
I stay up late reading to you,
talking to my stomach,
a feeling I never knew,
hungry all the time
'No doubt you're a baby of mine',
You make me feel happy even when I'm sad,
because the formation of another life makes me glad.
Proud of you I am,
I already know how you'll be,
a smart 'lil' one for mommy to see,
no worries from me a mom to be,
to a special baby I can't wait to see.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tita Dads I will miss you

Since yesterday I was reeling from the demise of my aunt, my Ninang, Tita Dads. She has gone to be with the Lord ahead of us. I must say it has been hard for me since I learned she got sick. I had difficulty even in my prayers I don't even know why. She has been a second parent not only to me but to many of my cousins, nephews, nieces, and even family friends. I guess one of the things that will console me at this point in time is to remember her fondly for being a beautiful person that she is, for being so generous of her love and care, and as my Tita/Ninang Chit has said "Dada touched so many lives with her loving care and attention without expecting anything in return. She lived to love and serve others." To me, she did not only give without anything in return, she also gave until it hurts, even if she would have none, even in her sickness she continued to give. Tita Dads has truly been a blessing not only to me and my family, but to many, many others. I will miss her terribly, but I know she is now in a better place, another angel watching over us. 

To Tita Dads, wherever you are, I will truly miss you, and I love you.