Saturday, November 17, 2007

uber delighted with my tapdancing and kickboxing baby!

Recently, I noticed my belly vibrating as my baby tap-danced a new dance number under my skin..it felt like a heartbeat or a rhythmic beat inside my tummy.. I found out that it's actually baby hiccups! it worried me at first but when I knew it's normal, I found it's so fascinating that I forgot all about watching the new season of prisonbreak. hehe Yep, the wonders of being a first time mom that we can be entertained by such little things… I'm uber delighted when I felt my baby’s little fluttering movements mostly at night and I also got worried when she's not making any movements so I just say a prayer that she's ok and that's she just having her beauty sleep. :) The real reward was when I felt my baby’s tap-dance routine or one of her kickboxing sessions...and that's exactly what my OB refers to as quickening...meaning, baby moving,kicking,jabbing,dancing? I often wonder what my baby is doing in my tummy to make such rapid movements..

Even though my baby Chanelle has been moving more and more frequently, the movements are still quite soft and a friend told me I'm about to experience rib pains when my baby starts kicking my ribs. Occasionally, she’ll make a movement that is quite startling because of the force behind it, although these are quite few and far between. I suppose I ought to be grateful because I have been warned of the time when her kicks and punches will keep me up at night..

Over the last few days, my baby has taken to traumatising my bladder. She’ll hit a sure spot inside that feels as though he’s thrown a punch in the direction of my bladder because I’ll feel a sudden urge to pee that goes as quickly as it came...so waking up to make weewee at 3 or 4 am is a normal thing to me now...and that includes tripping on my way to the bathroom. Thankfully I haven’t had any accidents so far. I wonder if it is because I still have less than three more months to go or if it is because the Kegel exercises are working... hmmmm...

preggy , biggie and clumsy me!

I’ve heard that by a certain stage of pregnancy, tripping while walking and spilling food during meals can be a common disaster. Well, I’ve already started..me being clumsy even if I'm trying to be super careful na. Whether it’s due to the fact that the enlarged belly prevents me from getting closer to the table or the increased clumsiness reported by most books, it seems I’m not just the size of a hippo but also a big blob when it comes to meal times. hehe The worst of it is that sometimes I’m not even aware of it!

Crumbs on my shirts are also becoming a regular thing to me... haha

The other difficulty I’m experiencing with the enlarged baby bump involves reaching for items at or near my feet. For instance, cutting my toe nails is another task requiring some acrobatics on my part since bending at the waist has become a very difficult task for me.

Carrying bags of any sort is considered a task too strenuous for preggos regardless of the fact that they contain items barely weighing more than a kilo, if that. Then there was the lady that bumped into me while I was wondering around the shopping mall. It wasn’t her fault because I hadn’t been watching where I was going. It's a good thing I already hired a helper to help me carry the bags. anyways..Ate Rosie, our new helper, is nice and masipag but it's funny coz she's sooo vain, considering she's already 42 years old, she loves looking for whitening creams and lotions everytime we go to to the supermarket...and she was elated when I bought her a whitening soap! haha this is a lil off topic but lemme tell you a funny story about her, we went to Glorietta and SM yesterday and she said it's her first time to go there so she was really excited and when we passed by a shoe store in G4, she asked me if she could buy the shoe kasi it's super cheap daw, 40 lang daw so we went back to check it... and when I saw the shoes it's 40 nga pero 40% discount hehe hoh well, it's silly but it made me smile.

so..going back to the topic, hehe, poor posture is the other issue I face. I tend to slouch a lot when I’m sitting..like what I'm doing now! and I feel my boobies resting on my rapidly expanding tummy. I’m starting to develop red marks just under my breasts at the point where they contact my belly. haha

and now that my tummy has grown, I just hope I won't waddle when I walk... :)



Friday, November 16, 2007

chinese calendar ..turns out...to be right! tee hee!

Before I knew my baby's gender, I consulted the Chinese calendar! It's a girl based on the charts below. Turns out it was right. It seems that if you follow these charts, you can determine the sex of your baby even before the doctors know. Evrybody's tellin me it's a girl except for my first OB.. engg! wrong guess!but that's not exactly the reason why I changed my OB hehe

hoh well... Based on his calculation, our little one is a little girl! my baby chanelle!

Okay, so how do you predict?

You take the age of the woman when she conceived (you need the Chinese age, which is usually about a year older than the regular age we count by)...as for me, it's 26
+1=27 hehe galing ko talaga sa math! woohoo! and then the month of conception (i strongly believe that's may!) and check the charts below. Based on the wisdom of our ancestrs, word on the street is that these charts have proven to be 99% accurate for thousands of people. Believe it, don't believe it, well, you can test it out for yourself.

Use the chart below if your Chinese age during conception is: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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Use the chart below if your Chinese age during conception is: 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
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EXPLANATION
You can choose for yourself whether you want a boy or a girl by following the chart. The woman’s age from 18 to 45 (Chinese reckoning) is on the top line while the months Jan to Dec indicate the month when the baby is conceived. By following the chart you will be able to tell in advance whether your baby will be a boy or a girl. Thus, you can plan to have a boy or a girl.

This chart has been taken from a Royal tomb near Peking, China. The original copy is kept in the institute of Science of Peking. The accuracy of the chart has been proved by thousands of People and is believed to be 99 percent accurate. By reckoning, you follow a line drawn from the figure representing the woman’s age to a line drawn from the month the baby is conceived.
For instance, if the woman is 27 years old and her baby is conceived in Month 1 (according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar), then her baby will be a girl. The chart is based on the month the baby is conceived and not on the birth of the baby, B-Male, G-Female.

Remarks: A Chinese Scientist discovered and drew this chart which was buried in a Royal tomb about 700 years ago.

But wait, there's more... If you're planning your next baby, there are certain things you can do to increase the likelihood of one sex over the other... This was sent to me by a friend so I'm afraid I can't credit the source of where it came from. I analyzed it...actually, I've over analyzed it and some of them are true!!! jeeez!

Background:
Man’s sperm consists of X & Y spermatozoa, X spermatozoon decides the female whereas Y is the male. Referring to these physiological properties of the spermatozoa, gynecologists set up the theory of ‘Choice of a girl or a boy’.

1st factor: Food
If you want a baby girl:
Husband must eat more alkaline food, wife eats more acidic food.
If you want a baby boy:
Husband eats more acidic food, wife eats more alkaline food.

Alkaline food: vegetables, fruits, egg white, milk, algae, etc.
Acidic food: meat, seafood, etc.

in my case, eventhough the pregnancy is totally unplanned, I remember eating mostly chicken and jollyhotdog! haha and I really love the BArbie doll in Decades! yummy!!

2nd factor: Timing (When to do it?)
If you want a baby girl:
Frequent copulation during pre-ovulation period.
If you want a baby boy:
Copulating just before ovulation or just after ovulation.

comment: uhmm...no comment! lol

How to confirm ovulation period:
Body temperature increases (you may want to use SPC chart to monitor your body temperature here).

I wasn't able to check my body temp ...the first thing I noticed was my pulse...uber fast and I have an electrocuting power! nakukuryente ko mga peeps! hihi

3rd factor: Penetration (How to do it?)
If you want a baby girl:
Husband to avoid deep penetration in the female vagina during copulation.
If you want a baby boy:
Deep penetration by the husband is suggested.

well, this is true! I always want to play it safe but...

Reasoning:
Characteristics of X & Y spermatozoa
- X: Marathon runner with good stamina
- Y: Sprinter but poor stamina
So, with deep penetration, the chances for Y to reach destination will be higher.

hmm...now i know! lol

4th factor: Stimulation
If you want a baby girl:
Wife should avoid stimulation during copulation. Secretion from female vagina becomes alkaline when stimulated, therefore this promotes the activity of Y spermatozoon.
If you want a baby boy:
Husband ejaculates after wife has been stimulated.

ampf! no comment! again!

5th factor: Wife’s Preparation
If you want a baby girl:
Rinse the vagina with solution dissolving 2 spoonfuls of white vinegar in 1 liter of water. Since an acidic condition decreases activity of Y spermatozoon.
If you want a baby boy:
Rinse the vagina with solution dissolving 2 spoonfuls of soda in 1 liter of water.


6th factor: Positioning
If you want a baby girl:
Female to be on the top position & male to be on the bottom position.
If you want a baby boy:
Male to be on the top position & female to be on the bottom position. This posture allows the Y spermatozoon to reach the destination faster.

haha I forgot what position we had at that time...

well...Happy planning...