Year: 2014

Taglet’s MakatiMed Vacation

This is long overdue. I planned to write about this, but I can’t seem to find the words to describe how I felt that night. It was the scariest night of my life. It was the 23rd of November and we were out for dinner with Jeff’s family because it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday. Taglet was a bit cranky, but knowing that he’s a baby and baby and cranky almost has the same meaning, we didn’t mind. Taglet was crankier than the usual. I thought it was just another bout of colic or he’s just having a growth spurt because all he wanted to do was nurse all day. He never wanted to let go of my boob. He feeds like he’s always hungry. We went home earlier that everyone else. Taglet was crying in the car, so I told Jeff I feel like there’s something wrong with him, or maybe he’s feeling sick. When we got home, I changed his clothes, we washed up, and did our routine baby talk/chismisan before going to bed. Taglet was …

The Digital Business Summit 2014

I came from a very business oriented family. My parents taught us that having a business is better than working for someone else. But in today’s standards, just knowing how to run a physical business is not enough. Social media is the way to go, and if you don’t market your business online, you may be missing on a lot of things.

The Lakas-Maka-OC Way of Storing Breastmilk

I am not OC. Well, I am just particular about some things being in order, but I am not OC about everything. But when it comes to my son’s milk, I am very, very OC. You can’t blame me or any mother out there for storing our milk in a very orderly manner. Before I share how I store my breastmilk, let me first share with you this guideline from Medela. Photo from http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/

Our Breastfeeding Story

My friend Sef, who’s been helping and mentoring me on breastfeeding, told me one time to share my breastfeeding milestones on Breastfeeding Pinays. It is a Facebook group specially dedicated to breastfeeding moms. Seriously, if you are a breastfeeding mom, or a mixed feeding or pure formula feeding mom, you should join the group because you will really learn a lot. A strong support system is very important when you are breastfeeding. I just lurk around that group. I don’t post nor comment, I just read to learn. Whenever I have questions and milestones, I send Sef a message on Whatsapp. Finally, I decided to share my story.

How I Met My Taglet

It’s been almost a month since I gave birth. Yes, the Taglet is here! After nine long months, our bundle of joy is finally here! Let me tell you the story of how I met him. It was September 23, my 39th week of pregnancy, and I went to Dr. Chie for my regular check up. She did the routine dilation check. During my 38th week, I was already 2cm dilated. I was 3cm dilated at 39 weeks. She told my husband to pack our hospital bags, go to Medical Center Manila and have me admitted while I was on the toilet.

On Pregnancy and Fatherhood

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” (Col 3:19, NIV) Photo from http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/ This passage has never been so crucial than during my wife’s pregnancy. I am not perfect, and there would be times that I need to remind myself of this passage. To be honest, the pregnancy wasn’t easy for me, and especially for her, but in the end, we both know it would be soooo worth it. Thirty-two (32) weeks and counting. Around 6-8 weeks to go. Time does fly, but now Taglet’s birthday seem so far away. Of course we’re both excited, and I’m pretty sure, both afraid as well. Afraid that we’ll screw up one way or another, or afraid that we’re not actually “ready” by today’s standards. Yet I know Joy and I will always have each other, together with God, in this journey of parenthood. Isaac Joseph, we are not perfect parents. We don’t promise to be, but what we promise is that we’ll do our very best to bring you up in this world. We …