Sunday, March 2, 2008

my laws of reality

laws of reality that i believe in and live out!

...each of us is a vital thread in another person's tapestry; our lives are woven together for a reason.
...some won't appreciate what you say or do, but as long as you speak honestly from the heart, you'll be fine.
...this is not a perfect world, this is not a perfect life; but life loves the person who dares to live it being real.
...never ever get into fights with ugly people; they have literally and figuratively, nothing to lose.
...one of the best things to hold on to in this world is a friend...and someone good enough for you to love.
...love and be loved. Love doesn't mean you have to end up together. So long as you know someone out there loves you and you love that person, that's enough.






Thursday, February 28, 2008

i miss blogging

Whoa!!! Long time no update in here ^_^ You guys probably wonder where i've been..hoh well,i miss blogging like hell...well anyway, for the past weeks i've been very busy taking care of my baby...sheessh! I'll be honest, it's not easy being a mom...really! it's tedious! and now, I think I hafta get back to my baby..like now. lol pronto!

BRB






Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Most "Popular" Idols


After the Hollywood week on American Idol Season 7, it all sum up to the Top 24 contestants or "Idol" hopefuls. And here are the most searched for the 24 semi-finalists and let's see who appears to be starting off with a leading edge.

#1 Idol David Archuleta, the 16 year old guy who attracts the largest teen pop.

#2 Idol Kristy Lee Cook, "a blonde, blue-eyed Brooke Shields." whose got the looks and online popularity (especially among men).

#3 Idol Ramiele Malubay, who is my bet not only because she's Fil-Am but because I strongly believe that she can be the first Asian American Idol, hails from Florida, but California is taking the strongest interest in the petite powerhouse singer, as does New Jersey, Washington, New York, and Virginia. i bet sh has the most international appeal! Most importantly, her buzz among the traditional Idol Search audience (ladies in their 30s) are better than number 2. hihi

You can simply click here to see how they rank! check out the slideshow dude!






A Clean House

For blogaholics and blog addicts like me, there's no more explanation or descriptions needed. I'm sure we can all relate. amp!very well said!
they say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...
hth :)






Thursday, February 14, 2008

Best Blogs in the Digital World

Wee!!! Got this award entitled "Best Blogs in the Digital World" from my dear friend Lorie. She gave it to 15 bloggers and I'm one helluva momma whose proud to say that I'm one of them. Thanks!Now I'm passing this award to all my blogger friends. Check and click it here if you're one of them!






American Idol 7: Ramiele Malubay (Top 24!) Small but terrible!

I've seen the replay of AI last night presenting the To 24 and guess what?! Another Pinay made it to the Top 24 and she's Ramiele Malubay. I love her big, powerful voice for such a little, petite body and of course, her sweet personality and the way she says "what?!" here! lol

Have you ever heard of the saying that good things come in small packages?? Hoh well, quite true! She's undeniably cute, small but terrible! (ahem!) I also think she's way better than Jasmine Trias. lol I hope she makes it in Top 12 and maybe, just maybe, she can really be the first Asian American to win AI! Yay! So let's just wait and see if she has more to offer... and yes, I'm sure Simon always has something to say! geeesh! but I love him! He makes AI more exciting and extra spicy. *wink*

Raise the Filipina flag! Proud to be Pinay! Aja!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Facts for First Time Moms Like Me


As a first time mom, these are some of the things I've learned. Of course, the first days are more difficult because aside from being sleep deprived, everything is new and I'm sure you'll feel a little scared, especially if you are a first time mom like me...Alarming? Maybe. Worrisome? Not at all. It made me feel anxious at first, so I researched a bit on what not to worry about so I won’t have to add on more unnecessary tension and worries.


So for my baby's first week, these are just some of the things that I'm worried about... and the things that I've learned that I should not worry about...

* My baby's swollen gentiles, the lips of her vulva (read: pempems) are swollen and blood in my baby girl's diaper.
It is normal. With time, everything should go back to normal. I've learned that during pregnancy, a surge in maternal estrogen levels can stimulate a female fetus's uterus. Within the first week of life, it's common for baby girls to have a mini period in which the uterus sheds a little blood.

* My baby girl sneezes a lot!
It is normal that a baby sneezes because this is the way they unclog their noses. Generally, babies do this when they are exposed to light suddenly.

* My week-old baby love always has the hiccups.
The diaphragm of the baby is not only delicate but it is not totally developed, this causes them to swallow air easily causing them to get hiccups. Make sure to burp the baby, or place him face down and pat him on the back. Experts aren't exactly sure why young babies hiccup so much;. Some people say it's due to a miscommunication between the brain and the diaphragm, the abdominal muscle that controls breathing. Regardless of the cause, hiccups are a harmless part of babyhood. As she adjusts to this full stomach, the hiccups will stop. You can give a small amount of water to your baby, but do not feed during the hiccups.


*I'm scared of touching the soft spots on my baby's head.
When you touch your baby's soft spots, known as the fontanels, you're not touching his brain. So what are you touching? A thick, very protective membrane. The soft spots exist because, in order to safely negotiate the narrow birth canal, a baby's skull is flexible, so your little one's downy head has already survived a pretty rough ride with no harm done.



* My baby get startled so easily and cries a lot during her graveyard shift (read: wide awake from 1 am-5 am)
Newborns have an immature nervous system and startle easily, which are just two reasons why they shed so many tears. And crying is baby's only way of communicating his needs. Simply put, a baby is wired to cry a lot, so though he may look pained, he's not harming himself/herself.

Crying is your baby’s way of saying “I’m tired”, “I’m hungry", I'm wet”, “I want to be held”, “I’m too hot”, “I’m uncomfy”, etc. Don’t worry about spoiling a tiny baby by pampering it. She needs to know you are there to meet his/her needs. You can soothe your baby by:
  1. Giving your baby something to suck. Mommy! milk! milk! milk!
  2. Lengthening feeding times
  3. Giving your baby more physical contact and movement
  4. Changing her nappies when wet
  5. Wrapping her snugly in a blanket
  6. Raising the temperature of the room a little if you think it’s too cold or too hot
  7. Changing his/her position
Can you spot the difference here?? hihi Just caught my baby smiling...
Hoh well..
Yup. I worry a lot but I'm not crazy or super OC mom . I'm just a new mom and I'm loving it!

My baby's tiny foot and daddy's touching our baby's cutie hand! Lookie! Lookie!







about me tag

Bang tagged me! Thanks for this tag! I love answering it.

1.

Are you in a complicated love situation? - I guess not, I hope not but no... or so I thought.
2.

Do you hate more than 3 people? - I think so... I think it's fine to hate other people sometimes, makes me more human.
3.

The last thing you drank? -water
4.

Favorite chocolate bar?- Ferrero Rocher and Hershey's Kisses
5.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? - Hmmm….I have 5 pairs..or maybe more?
6.

Favorite genre of music? -RnB, easy listening, Pop
7.

Do you like beer?- yes, but sometimes nope!
8.

What are your favorite color(s)? - My all time favorite is pink (Isn't it obvious??) and my current favorite is purple and blue
9.

Is anyone in love with you? -Certainly!
10.

Pepsi or Sprite? - Sprite
11.

How many video games do you own? -None. But I love playing vid games (Xbox)
12.

Does look matters? -hmmmm….sometimes, but it depends
13.

Are you too forgiving?- Not much
14.

Do you own a gun? -Nope.
15.

What did you do last night? -Wide awake yet sleepy, changing nappies, taking care of my baby who is usually awake from 1 am-5 am (graveyard shift) lol
16.

Nicknames? -Benj, chelle, bennett
17.

Are you thinking about somebody right now? -Yes, my love...
18.

Are you happy with your life right now? -definitely!
19.

Do you like your hair? -As of this moment, no, because I haven't been on a parlor for months now and my hair is too long.. I used to go to the parlor to get my hair straightened coz I hate being curly, but since it’s a no-no when pregnant, I wasn't able to take care of it. Maybe, when I have time soon? amp! I wish!
20.

Does anyone like you? -I think so
21.

Last thing you read?- my friendster messages
22.

Are you afraid of the dark?- Not all the time
23.

Have you ever stripped?- amp!
24.

Can you cook? -a little! lol
25.

Money or Love? -love!
26.

Do you enjoy scary movies? - Sometimes ... but watching alone?? not quite.
27.

Marriage Or Live In? -Marriage
28.

When was the last time you said “i love you” ? - Just awhile ago to my baby Maia Chanelle.








Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's your choice!

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Toadally Award


Got this award from Ester ....thank you so much sissy! it's toadally sweet! :)

just grabbed it, and to all my blogger friends who are all toadally awesome, feel free to snag it!




Friday, February 8, 2008

Finally!





Presenting...

my baby girl
♥♥Maia Chanelle♥♥
Date of Birth: February 6, 2008
Time of Birth: 1:50 am
Birth weight: 5 lb. 6 oz.
Length: 19 inches
via Normal Spontaneous Delivery

♥Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.♥

P.S. Belly tales and birth story coming soon...
Thanks to all of you guys for voting on my baby's name poll and for all the well-wishers who prayed for us. I heart y'all!







Tuesday, February 5, 2008

BRB











wanted: ecommerce software

Oh well, do you have a product that you want to sell online? If you haven't read my other post about shopping cart software, you might as well check this out too. Shopping and selling online has become the new trend in the market! It is so easy to earn money online nowadays especially with so many shopping cart software in the market. However, it is not easy to pick the one that provides you all the features that you are looking for. I found one which provides the right shopping chart software that is easy to use and complete with the great feature!

Ashop Commerce is a leading provider of hosted shopping cart software. It offers a complete solution for merchant to sell online. Why would anyone spend thousands developing web stores when you can choose to use ecommerce software offered by Ashop Commerce to build 'top shelf' online stores with just a small monthly fees. Check out their website here for more details.

Ashop Commerce specialises in shopping cart software development! Therefore, it provides a total solution to online selling together with free technical support services by e-mail, web chat and phone. I seriously think that this makes life so much easier! Besides that, Ashop Commerce shopping cart software also comes with free SSL security, free upgrades, etc.

So are you still not convinced? No worries! There is a 10 day free trial available. So why don't you try it now? It's really worth a try!