Golden moments

Looking back, it’s funny to think that Joel experienced so many highs at the very same place where I had the most painful experiences. While my journey from labor to delivery was a rough ride, Joel’s fatherhood was amazing and it was heartwarming to see it with my own eyes. Well, technically, I was heavily …

Luna’s first Christmas

After giving birth and getting released from the hospital, Joel and I together with Luna made our way to my parents’ home in Fairview (FAR-view!). Weekly hospital visits were tough since we had to go through the infamous Commonwealth traffic. One time, we left at 5:30 AM and got stuck in Fairview well until 9 …

That took me so long

Meet Luna. This cute little stranger entered our lives and taught us many things I never thought to consider in my 32 years of existence. Scheduled to arrive early December, she came out on the afternoon of November 24 after over 31 hours of strenuous induced labor. During the 37th week of my pregnancy, my …

Cheerleader

Come Friday, it will be a month since I gave birth to Luna. Joel has been encouraging me to write so I won’t forget but it has been hard emotionally and physically since I barely have the time. I have just given Luna a bath and she is currently latching. Meanwhile, here I am typing …

A big bump of a year

I started the year not really thinking about any plans, aside from my MA scholarship application and the usual birthday and summer travel plans. It was going to be the second half of our first married year and I was just carrying on without anything specific in mind. That was the case until Joel first …

Invisible Luna

At 36 weeks, Luna had her head down and when my doctor checked, I was 1 cm dilated and she was able to touch Luna’s crown. At 37 weeks, my doctor couldn’t touch her head and couldn’t seem to locate her on my belly so I was sent to do an ultrasound. The doctor who …

50-50

Proof she takes after her father: I asked Luna what she wanted me to do— a) read her a story b) eat something she likes      c) do some walking exercises   She reacted to C—this was after an afternoon well spent in bed.     Proof she takes after me: She wouldn’t stop …

Homestretch

I’ll be turning 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow. As one of the posts in my mom groups said, for some expectant moms, 37 weeks might mean there could still be a month left. As for me, I”ve started carrying low and negotiating with Luna not to come out just yet. I told her if she wants …

Tall tales

One of the routines I enjoy the most, mainly because I’m the one who benefits more from it, is our bedtime reading sessions. I love children’s books for the sheer pleasure of reading something simple, honest, and sincere. I used to collect them back in college especially after taking up Children’s Lit and Psych 101. …