How Baby #2 Changed Me


It’s been 4 months since I gave birth, I don’t have an office job, or an 8-5 job, but I still feel like there is “no time”. I’ve been wanting to update my blog as it (theoretically) seems like I have all the time in the world, but being a full time-slash-praning-mommy, there goes my update plans.

So, how did baby #2 change me?
I have turned into a zombie, I have become a light sleeper — I jump into the slightest sound at night, I became more praning as ever…

With the age gap of my daughters (such surreal feeling saying daughters with an “s”), I am back to square one. No I am not complaining, it’s a wonderful feeling actually. I’m like a newbie newborn mommy with baby #2. With my first born, I had post-birth complications, I had a day job. The reason why I had all the help I needed, and luckily, there were resources to do so. I didn’t really experience the series of puyat mode at night because I had a full time yaya who aids us with that.

Now with baby #2, it’s a different story. It is all me, it is all us. For the first 2 months, there was no helper, no yaya — I was basically breathing her, 24/7. If I needed to go somewhere, I can ask my parents to look after her for awhile (Thank God for grannies), but that’s just that. By the start of her 3rd month, we were able to get household helpers. But the thing with baby #2, even if there are helpers, I am still on top of things.

I am enjoying this, a midst the jumping from bed with the slightest scratch, just to check if she’s okay, the sleepless nights (especially the first 2 months — zombie mode).

Now, at 3 – 4 months, ako na yun gumigising every 3 hours to feed her… and when she has moments where she sleeps 4 to 5 hours straight, ako na ang nagpapanic, forcing her to feed as she may be hungry but too sleepy. LOL.

To my dear baby love aka baby #2, you came into our life just at the right time. We are more matured as parents, we are more ready to take on this challenge called parenthood all the way from step one. Whenever we look at you, we are mesmerized, smitten and everything in between. Just like with our first born, your ate, we cannot thank the Lord enough for the another wonderful blessing that is you.

I may have turned into a zombie, a jumper and a more praning mother…

All these, I am privileged to be… 😉

Beyond Blessed

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I look into my wordpress account, and I have lots of working drafts that I haven’t finished, and published…

But I have this exciting news that I am going to skip all other events of last year. I’ve got 2 great news actually. 1) THE purchase. I am not that comfortable in sharing details yet so let’s leave it at that for the meantime 🙂 2) We’re expecting!!! Yes, you read that right… We are having a baby!

After I missed my period, I already had a feeling. Because I don’t miss periods. My first attempt to try pregnancy test was 3 days after my supposed start of period. Nada. Super faint line that I think my eyes are playing tricks on me. The second test came 5th and the third came on my 6th day… All have faint but more definitive 2nd red line. The thing is, it takes 15mins for the 2nd line to appear, yet the package says 3-5 minutes, the correct reading should show already. So that is frustrating me. I am sure I am, but the PTs are not confirming it. Gotta note that this is the first time  I am using PTs… So pardon the ignorance :p

On to THE day.

The first Saturday after my missed period is definitely an OB day… And indeed, it is confeeermed!!

imagePregnancy Test from Dra.’s office. She said “definitely pregnant” 01.11.14

We are truly blessed. It hasn’t been long since our conscious effort to try, and with one polycystic ovary working… A baby is formed. Thank you Lord! Such a great blessing and 2014 is just starting! 🙂 🙂