Month: August 2017

Tummy Tales

I’m too lazy to regularly check the mirror, as my unruly hair often suggests, so I got a bit of a surprise upon checking my bump while inside the elevator. It was big. I mean, it is big. I’ve gotten used to my pregnancy belly that I rarely bother to stare at it except up …

Mommy huddle

I saw this article the other day meant for mommy social media groups. It was quite helpful and funny. One thing that caught my attention was this part on mommyjacking. Truth is even beyond social media and the Internet, mommyjacking occurs. But rather than rant about it, I’d rather talk about how mommy groups have …

Sinigang story

Photo courtesy of Mamou FB

(Photo from Mamou’s FB page) I just came home from lunch where I had kurubota sinigang. Even before I knew I was pregnant, I was already craving sour food. A week before finding out, I wanted santol which was quite hard to find since it wasn’t santol season just yet. Luckily, Joel later on found …

Must buys

Aside from books and mints, I also bought several items to help me with my pregnancy. Topping my list are Elin dresses which I’ve always wanted to buy even when I wasn’t pregnant. I bought two maternity dresses which I may have turned into my regular uniform. What I wish I knew then was that …

There will be blood

Here goes my first trimester story and it involves a bit of blood. When I found out I was pregnant, I hoarded vomit bags, mini plastic bags, and mints. I already missed my period so naturally, I expected morning sickness and nausea to follow. X number of vomit bags later, there was still no sign …

Turning Japanese

For a time, we—ok, I was considering moving to Japan and giving birth there (much to Joel’s stress and surprise). I was actually excited with all the possibilities (except the one involving winter and heavy snowfall). I did some research and learned about the process and cultural differences. It helped that my school had a …

Whoa, we’re halfway there

We’re more than halfway through the pregnancy. I’m currently on my fifth month and all’s well during this happy second trimester. My appetite is definitely growing. The kicks are getting more frequent and it feels like we can somehow communicate with our baby. According to our Ovia Pregnancy app, our baby is the size of …